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Klein Epic 1959 PAF Humbucker
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-29-2012
I have heard some great humbuckers here at Rainbow, from real vintage PAF's to reissues by several excellent builders. The Klein PAF humbuckers truly authentic and yet they are in a price range that d ...Read More >

Klein Epic 1954 Strat Pickup Set
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-29-2012
The Klein Epic 1954 Strat pickup set sounds like a real set of 1954 Strat pickups. Sure, every guitar is different but the old 50's Strats all had that amazing bell-like clarity and presence, sweet hi ...Read More >

Klein Epic 1957 Strat Pickup Set
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-29-2012
The Klein Epic 1957 Strat pickup set sounded so authentic that I had to try it in a few different amps to be sure I wasn't just imagining things. The sweet high end, sparkly but still punchy, and the ...Read More >

MXR MC 406 CAE Buffer
By No Empl in ContentId #595), Accessories, posted on 09-19-2012
The MXR MC406 is a real lifesaver for any guitarist with a multi-pedal setup. Running your signal through chains of effects and/or long cable runs really drops the signal level. The MXR MC406 g ...Read More >

Meinl Artisan Cajon Soleá Line Frontplate
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-14-2012
The Meinl Artisan Edition Cajon Soleá is a 9 ply birch wood bodied cajon. It has a slightly concave body near the front where it meets the cedar front plate for a further refinement in Meinl's fundame ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Nailbomb pickup set
By No Empl in ContentId #592), Accessories, posted on 09-14-2012
Nailbomb pickups to my ears sound very articulate and organic. They have a nice pronounced midrange that isn’t over the top and is within the natural guitar frequency. They come with alnico 5 magnets ...Read More >

Tama Starclassic Maple 5pc Shell Pack in Molten Satin Brown Burst
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-13-2012
The Tama Starclassic Maple is the kit that started the thin-shell revolution. Don't be fooled though, instead of using less plies to create a thinner drum, Tama uses a process of cross laminating thi ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Aftermath Pickup set
By No Empl in ContentId #590), Accessories, posted on 09-13-2012
The infamous "Aftermath" pickups have taken the genre "D'jent" by storm. These beasts are a medium output set but sound very hot and in your face. I noticed the mids are a bit relaxed and slightly com ...Read More >

Gretsch USA Custom 4pc Shell Pack In Savannah Sunset Duco
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-13-2012
Gretsch USA Custom drums are the epitome of "that great Gretsch sound." Featuring their standard 6 ply maple shells with 30 degree rounded bearing edges, silver sealer, and die cast hoops, these drum ...Read More >

DW Maple Mahogany 4pc Shell Pack In Natural Hard Satin
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-01-2012
The Maple Mahogany is a new shell type in the DW Collector's Series. These drums feature VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) shell technology with an 8 ply lineup consisting of an inner mahogany ply, 6 plies o ...Read More >

The New Fender American Vintage Series Guitars
By Scott Riedle, Guitars, posted on 08-24-2012
The Fender American Vintage series of guitars has been a long running favorite of musicians of all types and from all over the world. Now, Fender has revamped this series creating the most detailed re ...Read More >

Jackson USA Chris Broderick Solist
By Scott Riedle, Guitars, posted on 08-15-2012
The Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist 7 is, without a doubt, one of the best 7 string guitars I’ve ever played, and the 6 string version is just as incredible. They have the kind of features you only fi ...Read More >

Sonor JoJo Mayer Perfect Balance Bass Drum Pedal
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 08-14-2012
For decades, Jojo Mayer acquired virtually every pedal on the market searching for the perfect pedal that had both striking power and adequate beater return. Fast forward a few years later and after ...Read More >

Snark SN10S Pedal Tuner
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 08-09-2012
We have sold 100's of Snark clip-on tuners at Rainbow. When they sent me a sample of their new SN10S pedal tuner I was thinking, "Who needs more pedal tuners? We have some good ones." Then I took it o ...Read More >

Zildjian 21” A Custom 20th Anniversary Ride
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 08-03-2012
Available only in 2012, Zildjian commemorates its 20th year anniversary with the 21” A Custom Anniversary Ride. This brilliant finished cymbal features symmetrical hammering and a medium weight that ...Read More >

Zildjian 15” K Constantinople Crash
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 08-03-2012
The 15” K Constantinople Crash is a new addition to the family complimenting the already favorable 16” and 18” crashes. This crash features a hammering technique new and different to other Constantino ...Read More >

Zildjian 20” K Constantinople Bounce Ride
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 08-03-2012
The 20” K Constantinople Bounce Ride is the smaller counterpart to its 22” predecessor. With its traditional K Constantinople hammering and its eight unique cluster hammer marks, this natural finishe ...Read More >

Axe Handler Guitar Stand
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 07-27-2012
Admit it. We've all sat around the house, or in our home studio, or even at a gig, and leaned our precious axe against the amp, chair, or console. Don't do it anymore. Get an Axe Handler. This thing w ...Read More >

Jackson Custom Shop SL2H Pedregon
By Scott Riedle, Guitars, posted on 07-13-2012
This is, by far, the coolest Jackson Custom Shop guitar I’ve seen in a long time, and it has an amazing story to go with it…

A man named Ernie Pedregon was working at Charvel around the time ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Painkiller Pickups
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 07-06-2012
The Bare Knuckle Painkiller pickup is a great sounding humbucker. With an output high enough to overdrive my amp into great sustain, but without any loss of clarity, I am able to use these pickups for ...Read More >