Silver Sky Drop-in Event, Saturday 14th April

This Saturday at our Ormskirk store, we will be hosting a Silver Sky drop-in event, accessible to anyone who wishes to attend – no need to book. From 9 am until 2 pm, the PRS Silver Sky will be in-store for you to try out for yourself. It is a guitar that has caused a lot of controversy and mixed … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Guitar Effects Pedals

A Short History The sound of a guitar -as pure as it is- has been modified by performers for decades. The first amplifiers & portable PA systems came out in the 1920’s but were not originally intended for the guitar. Trumpets and trombones in the brass section ruled the roost in big bands of the time, pushing the guitar aside … Continue reading

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An Evening with Paul Reed Smith and Paul Miles from PRS Guitars

We are delighted to welcome Paul Reed Smith back to Sound Affects Paul Reed Smith returns bringing Paul Miles, the head of Private Stock at the company. The pair will discuss the company’s history, its current projects, and will provide insight into the private stock program, where you can specify a custom order PRS guitar of your own. There will … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking acoustic guitar re-design from Taylor. Brace yourselves…

The Traditional X-bracing has forever been part of the internal structure of an Acoustic guitar. there have been subtle changes in the design over the last 2 centuries, incorporating fanned bracing (See PRS’ New SE range), as well as forward-shifted bracing, (Martins Updated, Re-designed standard series) all with the goal of improving the tonal response, sustain and stability of the Acoustic … Continue reading

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NAMM 2018 PRS Announcements!

There have been some huge announcements from PRS in the run-up to the NAMM show, covering both production and private stock electric guitars, SE acoustics, and amplifiers. We are known for our PRS collection here at Sound Affects, so naturally, we feel obligated to share these announcements with you. let’s take a look… PRS SE Angelus and Tonare PRS launched a … Continue reading

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Friedman Vintage-T guitars Inbound

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of two brand new Friedman Vintage-T’s to Sound Affects Premier! With one Trans Red Vintage-T already sitting proudly in our showroom, we have one in Vintage Blonde, and another in Double Burst coming to keep it company. These guitars were designed by Dave Friedman, in partnership with Grover Jackson, the man behind Jackson Guitars. … Continue reading

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Akai Headrush Pedalboard – In-Stock Now

We’ve been quite excited about these arriving…And it’s now in-stock! New from Akai, this is the Headrush Pedalboard. The multi-effects unit contains a number of vintage and modern amplifiers and array of high quality effects which are easily accessible by the board’s integrated colour touchscreen. Not only is the Akai Headrush fully-equipped to accommodate all genres of styles, further features … Continue reading

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Announcing: Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive

INTRODUCING THE STRYMON SUNSET DUAL OVERDRIVE The Sunset Dual OD provides six classic circuits – and effectively two pedals! – in the space of a single Strymon enclosure. With two channels, three circuits per side, it makes for a versatile pice of kit for any OD lover. Each side has been designed by Strymon to function perfectly well solo, or they can be routed … Continue reading

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Seymour Duncan Annouce The Catalina Chorus – A Lush Dynamic Chorus Guitar Pedal

Seymour Duncan are probably the biggest name in aftermarket pickups, but that certainly doesn’t show off the range of their expertise. Alongside being giants of the pickup world, they’ve also delved into creating guitars, amps and effects pedals over the years. Recently after revitalising their pedal range over the last year or so, a new pedal emerges! If you’re unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Rich’s Top 10 Pedals Of 2015

Hey all, happy holidays! I thought I’d throw this out there and I also wanted to wish you all a great New Year. I love pedals. Let’s be honest we all love pedals. I thought it’d be cool to write a bit about some of the pedals that stood out to me this year, as 2015 has been a pretty good year … Continue reading

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