Hello kids and welcome to November.
It seems like I was just talking about the coming summer months a minute ago and here we are heading into Winter.
While you guys are looking around on the interwebs, you should pay a visit to the Tour Supply website and visit the Specials section. There you will find a variety of items that we’re moving at some pretty serious discounts. We’ll be constantly updating the inventory in there so check back often.
We’ve been busy here at the Tour Supply laboratories trying to keep up on the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology. A couple of products that caught our collective eye this month were the AFW Roller vault and the TC Electronics Spark Mini Booster.
When I first started playing in bands, buying cases for my instruments was the last thing I wanted to spend money on and remains one the least sexy aspects of gigging. That and waiting around for hours at sound check, or tearing down after a show and then not dumping my gear until 2am only to be woken up at 6:45 by my 3 year old who wants a bowl of Cheerios and Dora the Explorer, but I digress. I would much rather have spent my money on things with buttons and lights and other products guaranteed to grow hair and make me play better. Now that I’m older and have learned a few expensive lessons I have an appreciation for cases. With this in mind I wanted to show you the AFW Roller Vault.
This is a mini guitar vault that was designed to fit either three electric solid body or two electric and one acoustic guitars. I should note that I’ve been able to safely fit three solid body Fenders and a dreadnought acoustic guitar in mine as well as add a custom slot for a lap steel in the lid.
This is an extremely useful tool for working guitarists that also doubles as an onstage stand with a pretty small footprint. Now you wont have to travel with cases and additional stands. These can also be special ordered to fit basses or wide body electrics but will take about two weeks to make. They’ve been hard to keep in stock so please call your local Tour Supply to make sure they have one before coming down to kick the tires.
The next thing we want to show you this month is the T.C. Electronics Spark Mini Booster. It’s another one of T.C.’s great analog pedals and it will give your tone a gnarly kick in the pants. It will take something that already has a little gain to it and push it into a realm that’s expressive for single notes and aggressive for chordal work. I also recommend it for smoothing out fuzz pedals, a favorite trick of David Gilmour.
Lastly, we’ll be shining the employee spotlight on internet sensation Geoff Barone.
Geoff has been with Tour Supply since 2006 and now manages the NYC branch of Tour Supply.
He currently resides on Long Island with his wife, 2 kids and dog.
In his spare time, he is a songwriter, composer & highly proficient multi-instrumentalist who writes music for TV, Film, Video Games and Musical Theater.
Visit http://www.geoffbarone.com for more information and listen to music at http://www.geoffbarone.bandcamp.com
That’s all for this month,
All the best, stay safe