Mansons Guitar Shop in Exeter, UK, has announced a second run of the MB-1 Matthew Bellamy
signature model, which is already sold out. Next run wont happen until late 2010 or early 2011. Probably the most technologically advanced signature guitar on the planet and based on Bellamy's own cracked mirror M1D1, the MB-1 features a 101 Sustainer
circuit and an X/Y MIDI controller pad. The first run, not surprisingly, showed to be as innovative and in demand as the great MUSE
frontman himself. The Sustainer
system is mainly used in this guitar to keep the strings ringing, to produce the keyboard-like sounds Matt is known for. The band's fifth studio album The Resistance
was released in 2009, topping the album charts in 19 countries. MUSE
will be headlining the Glastonbury Festival 2010 and the 2010 Hovefestivalen,
as well as T in the Park 2010 and Oxegen. Check out the picture gallery of guitars made for Matt at Mansons website, where you can see an interesting array of Sustainer
Please visit Mansons' main site www.mansons.co.uk
for more on the MB-1.
Tony Campos, (STATIC X
, MINISTRY, ASESINO
) will be on tour with industrial metal pioneers PRONG
through March-April across North America, shaking stages with his Signature Tremor Bass
, along with SOULFLY, INCITE and ROTTING CORPSE. Dont's miss it!
Check out PRONG's official website for tour dates.
The Monterey Elite
is now available in Black Gloss finish for a limited time, with same specs as Elite model. Mahogany body and tapered set-neck, legendary Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in bridge position, Locking tuners, Graph Tech® Trem Nut, Tune-O-Matic bridge. Elite model boasts abalone binding and diamond-shape inlays in an Ebony 22-fret fingerboard, gold hardware and brings the power of infinite sustain thanks to the Fernandes Sustainer
in the neck position. Monterey Elite Limited
will hit stores this summer, preorder yours today through any Fernandes dealer!
New eye-catching Red and Snow White Bevels have been added to the Vortex Deluxe
, now you can have a stylish accent to this bestselling bodyshape's contour with the same top quality and features. Alder body, Mahogany body and neck, neck-thru construction, 24-fret Ebony fingerboard, Abalone binding diamond-shape inlays and Tune-O-Matic bridge. Equipped with a pair of EMG 81 and EMG 85 active humbuckers for full metal attack, and ultra-comfortable body shape. Vortex Deluxe Limited
is available in Black Gloss with Red Bevels and Snow White Bevels. Hitting stores this summer!
Chilean thrash metal masters CRIMINAL
have agreed to donate all profits from the band's May 22 London headlining show to the earthquake relief charity Un Techo para Chile. CRIMINAL
has just released a new music video for the song "Incubus"
. The clip, which can be viewed here
, was directed by renowned Chilean visual artist Carlos Toro
, who has previously worked with KREATOR
, among others. "Incubus"
comes off CRIMINAL
's latest album, "White Hell"
, which was released in February 2009 by Germany's Massacre Records. Anton Reisenegger
, lead vocalist, guitarist and founder of the band, can be seen playing his Fernandes Vortex
guitar in this video and also on tour with grindcore icons LOCK UP
this summer across Europe.
Guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert
is another devoted Sustainer
artist, as in many of his recordings, you can hear the distinctive tones provided by the Sustainer
system. Paul recently released a live CD/DVD of the Mr. BIG
2009 Tour, Back to Budokan
, as well as his latest solo album Silence Followed by a Deafening Roar
, featuring the Sustainer
masterpiece Suite Modale
, in which guitar does sound like a flute.
"The Fernandes Sustainer adds a whole new dimension to the way the guitar responds. I can get a beautiful soft attack like a flute, or the most screaming heavy metal feedback in existence.
" -Paul Gilbert
Fernandes Guitars is proud to announce the addition of Dave Linsk of legendary East Coast Thrashers OVERKILL
to our roster of artists. Catch Dave playing his Ravelle Elite Tremolo
Model on tour trough North America, April -May 2010. Watch one of the fan videos recently posted on youtube, where you can see Dave shredding on his Sustainer
, the classic "In Union We Stand
", live in Nürnberg, as part of their recent European tour. OVERKILL
's new album, "Ironbound", which was released on February 9 via E1 Music and issued in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, was mixed by PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren.
A new form of camouflage is here, inspired by Grammy-nominee and frontman of Spineshank
and Silent Civilian
, Jonny Santos. A vibrant red is added to the military pattern, making the Revolver Elite JS
a one of a kind monster powered by the mighty EMG-81 in bridge, EMG S in the middle and Fernandes Sustainer
in the neck position. Get ready to shred with this metal machine, featuring Silent Civilian logo in 12th fret and truss rod cover, Jonny wont trade his Revolver
guitars for any other.
Check out Silent Civilian's tour dates: myspace.com/silentcivilian
, guitarist/vocalist of famous Indonesian rockers J-Rocks
, is featured in March edition of Indonesia's main guitar magazine Guitar Plus,
holding his Ravelle Elite
in Cherry Sunburst. J-Rocks
' fanbase keeps growing as their Facebook's Fan page
reaches more than 185,000 people.
We'd like to thank our distributor in Indonesia, Tiga Negeri Music House for their great work. They are developing new marketing campaings and giveaways, if you are in Indonesia, please visit their website periodically for updates.
You also asked for them, Sustainer
has been added to the Ravelle Deluxe Tremolo
and Monterey Deluxe Tremolo
! These are the first, and probably only ever, Deluxe guitars with Sustainer
. Offering more sonic options by joining locking Tremolo system, set-neck mahogany neck and body, the mighty EMG-81 and the power of infite sustain with the flick of a switch -can you ask for more? Try one today, you wont be disappointed!