Drums, Guitars, Effects, Keyboards
At the Music Industries' Conference in York, the Music Retailers Association awarded the Korg Poly 800 "Best synthesiser up to £500" and the Vox M series guitar range "Best selling range of electric guitars". The awards reflect the views of retailers from all over the country and consideration was given to value for money, consumer demand, product ease of handling in terms of features and controls, and the overall volume sold.
The Korg Poly 800 has been updated this year to include the extra features as shown on the opposite page.
These awards follow the earlier award of "Keyboard of the Year" given to the Korg DW8000 by Melody Maker. The DW8000 is also shown on the opposite page.
Guyatone does it again, with more unique features included in these new additions to their range of effects pedals. The Guyatone DD-1 Digital Delay pedal, has a max. delay time of 1024msec. and includes a modulation section - up to now only found on the more expensive rack mounted units - allowing Chorus and Flanging effects. This, combined with the built-in hold and bypass footswitches make the Guyatone DD-1 unbeatable value for money.
The Guyatone CC-1 Double Chorus is a compact and convenient unit that enables you to use two different stereo chorus effects in any combination during performance. For example, preset a slowly cycling chorus effect on one side and a vibrato effect on the other. Both the CC-1 and DD-1 are run with an AC adaptor.
Specifically for the bass guitarist Guyatone have produced an amazing stereo Bass Chorus pedal. With a built-in parametric equaliser tailored for bass response, and frequency and gain controls, this must be heard to be believed.
Highly acclaimed worldwide for their value for money, Linko drums are going from strength to strength. New to the UK market, and in addition to the budget-priced kits, is the Linko LG series 5-piece kit.
Developed for today's drummer who expects versatility, durability, and an attractive finish. Each Linko LG kit consists of two hanging tom-toms, floor tom-tom, bass drum, and snare drum, and is complete with cymbal and snare stands and de luxe chain driven pedals.
Linko's well designed 9-ply deep shells will give you great tonal production and resonance, and incredible power. The 6½" chrome steel snare drum provides a crisp and snappy sound. The LG series' hardware is well constructed and sturdy. The stands have anti-slip lock height adjusting mechanism with quick release, the most up-to-date on the market today. These Linko kits are available in black, white, wine red (pictured) and shiny streak (black and silver), and at a price of around £399 the LG kits are a worthy choice for today's drummer.
New arrivals on the solid body guitar scene from the Ovation stable are Applause guitars and basses, with prices starting at only £125! The Applause guitars have traditional shapes, are available in a choice of pickup configurations, and with either maple or rosewood fingerboard. The first model comes with three single coil pickups, and the second option has two single coils and one humbucker in the treble position. Each model has a five way pickup selector switch, and a tremelo bridge.
The Applause basses feature an adjustable bridge, and are available with rosewood fingerboards.
All Applause guitars and basses are well built and finished in a selection of colours.
Playback - Autumn 86
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