A.J. Hall released Dirty Filter Breaks, a free collection of drum breaks featuring our very own BPB Dirty Filter distortion plugin. Dirty Filter Breaks contains five vintage drum breaks performed by A.J. Hall. The drum loops were recorded to a reel to reel tape machine and then processed with the BPB Dirty Filter plugin. A.J. […]
Reverb released Nick Hook SP-1200 Sample Pack, a free collection of drum sounds captured from the E-Mu Systems SP-1200 drum sampler. Nick Hook SP-1200 Sample Pack contains 25 one-shot drum samples for beat-making and hip-hop music production. The sounds are provided in 24-bit WAV format. The library included snares, bass drums, rim shots, percussion, and […]
Yeah, I’m pretty sure Josh Scott is having a tongue-in-cheek poke at the insanity of over-inflated Klon pedal prices with this one. He has put his Klon Centaur #2, which is actually the first ever Klon made, up for sale on Reverb for a cool $500,000.
The story goes like this: Klon designer Bill Finnegan made Klon number #2 first, and kept number one for himself, which he built later. Therefore, number 2 is actually the first ever Klon Centaur pedal in existence. Josh Scott of JHS pedals fame, who currently owns the stompbox, is now selling it on Reverb for $500,000!
“You know what it is, if you want the best Klon, it’s this Klon. Bill [Finnegan, Klon designer] built/sold this #2 first as he sat #1 aside for himself and built it later.” – Josh Scott
Jef’s Klon pedals. I had two, does this mean I could have got double?
Break to the tea and biscuits, because Josh will hand-deliver, in-person, anywhere on earth, for free! Allow 30 days from the date of purchase for him to clear his schedule and get it to you personally. He is so confident in the Klon that he only took one picture of the pedal on the listing, because we all know what it is, right?
My favourite comment from Josh on the listing has to be: “Buy it or don’t, I don’t really care”. I actually laughed out loud. He’s obviously taking the mickey out of everyone with this one!
This new PRS signature model for Snarky Puppys’ Mark Lettieri is called the Fiore. That, as we all knew without googling it, is Italian for flower. The truss rod cover has a design drawn by Lettieri’s mother! Let’s take a closer look at this new guitar.
Mark Lettieri Fiore
The PRS Guitars 2021 Launch Party revealed some great new guitars, including a new signature model for Snarky Puppys’Mark Lettieri called the Fiore. It features a swamp ash body, an HSS pickup layout and a 25.5″ scale length 22 fret maple neck with a matching maple fretboard. The majority of PRS models are a 25″ scale length, so that’s an interesting departure.
PRS Mark Lettieri Fiore model
Nitro over Cellulose
The ‘Nitro over Cellulose’ finish comes in Amaryllis, Black Iris and Sugar Moon finishes. It’s understated, but looks beautifully executed. You also get a 2-Point Steel Tremolo with vintage style saddles, rather than the standard PRS trem with six screws on a blade edge. It’s a bit more Strat-like, in line with the PRS John Mayer Silver Sky model. Here’s what Mr Lettieri himself had to say about his new model:
“All guitarists have a sound in their head – a sound that evolves and grows as they progress, discovering all of the beautiful idiosyncrasies that define their individual voice. To facilitate this process, players need a vibrant, dynamic guitar that becomes a free space in which their personality can unfold. PRS and I designed Fiore (Italian for ‘flower’) to be this guitar.”
The guitar comes with a Fiore-H humbucker that should be able handle high-gain lead tones, yet also has a smooth top end that allows the pickup to be played clean. Two single coil Fiore-S pickups help to give a balanced tone with added clarity, designed to work with the humbuckers to give you that ‘bloom’ in all five positions.
The pickups are wired to a five-way blade switch: bridge position, bridge + middle, middle position, middle+ neck, neck position. The guitar uses a single volume and two push/pull tone controls for extra tonal variations.
This looks like a real player’s guitar to my eye, with a traditional layout in many ways. It ships in a PRS gig bag, so no hard case with this model, like the Silver Sky models. You can hear the guitar in action in the demo video below. Mark, of course, makes it sound amazing.
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