27th May 2020 Gear News

Gear News

The wait is finally over!

Danelectro’s 3699 Fuzz and Back Talk pedals are here, and Vintage introduce an Electro-Acoustic ‘Parlour’ to their worldwide best selling Statesboro’ acoustic guitar range.

Danelectro® guitar effect pedals have always been admired as innovative and inspirational, producing some of the finest foot pedals in the history of guitar effects.  

After achieving cult status, both the legendary FOXX® 3699 Tone Machine® and the iconic Back Talk Reverse Delay are again, available to relive classic psychedelic-rock reverse tape simulation and accurate vintage octave fuzz…with unrivalled performance and playability. 

DTF1 Danelectro 3699 Fuzz £189 rrp

The new Danelectro 3699 Fuzz, mirrors all the glorious fuzz tones that made the original FOXX® 3699 Tone Machine® a must-have for thousands of players around the world, ever since it was invented by Danelectro president, Steve Ridinger in the 1970’s.  

Now housed within a sturdy metal chassis with Dano’s custom wear and tear finish, aged knobs and funky large lens orange on/off indicator, Steve has reintroduced the original analogue circuitry along with some modern tweaks. While the unmistakable vintage core-tone voice remains, upgrades include, independent footswitchable octave, now with a significantly more pronounced octave shift, adding a new dimension to chords and extreme highs to solo note runs.

New features also include a mini-toggle switch for a boost in the mid-range (to counteract the mid-cut of the original pedal) and true bypass switching. The overall tone is also warmer, while a single tone control with a massive range, blends a broad array of exciting frequencies with the 3699’s classic edgy fuzz.  

DBAC1 Danelectro Back Talk Reverse Delay £189 rrp

The new Danelectro Back Talk pedal is a reissue of the original model first launched back in 1999, and still regarded amongst musicians and studio engineers around the world, as the finest reverse/delay pedal ever built. 

The same software and NOS chip processor that created the original sonic magic, is once more featured in the new Back Talk, and with Mix, Repeats and Speed controls, is a genuine reissue in every sense of the word, yet again, producing some of the richest, tape-like reverse/delay sounds ever heard from a stand-alone effects pedal. 

Now with a soft-action footswitch, funky large orange lens on/off indicator, the reissue Back Talk looks super cool also in Dano’s custom wear and tear format, with subtle dings on the metal case, scuffed paint and faded control knobs, serving up timeless ’60s reverse tape simulation heard on so many classic tracks during the psychedelic era. 

Retaining the original Mix, Repeats and Speed, 3 control layout, Back Talk replaces with ease, the painstaking process of operating tape machines by hand, delivering an incredibly accurate take on the classic reverse tape simulation with undulating loops where chords fade ‘into’ the attack and solo notes bend ‘down’ to pitch. 

VE880WK Vintage Statesboro’ Parlour electro-acoustic guitar £149 rrp 

The Vintage® Statesboro’ Parlour electro-acoustic guitar, is the latest addition to the brands popular Statesboro’ Series which has been announced as Vintage’s ‘best-selling’ guitar line globally during the lockdown period. 

Whilst the last few months during isolation have been a challenging time, it would seem many people have been turning their attention to learning to play guitar, with the Vintage Statesboro’ Series a popular choice, chosen specifically for playability and exceptional tone.  

Designed by English classic rock guitarist and blues historian Paul Brett, the thesis is 1930’s blues. All models in the series (available in dreadnought, concert and parlour body sizes) share the same ‘bluesman on a budget’ theme, looking authentically cool in a satin matt Whisky Sour finish, highlighting the natural grain pattern of the all-mahogany construction and subtle soundhole rosette.  

The Statesboro’ Series models, are not merely an emotionally inspiring thrill for blues players, there’s also a modern approach within playability and the warm, crisp resonant tone that students, amateur and professional players of all styles will appreciate. 

Like all Statesboro’ acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars, the new parlour model has a big sound, a small price tag and perfect as a travel companion. Now offered as a full bodied electro-acoustic, with an additional Vintage preamp with controls for volume, bass, middle and treble, phase switch, tuner display and low battery indicator, the Vintage Statesboro’ Parlour electro-acoustic is the perfect quarantine solution to fuel your inner creative abilities. 

Paul Brett with the Vintage acoustic ‘Parlour’ version

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