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Taylor

Taylor
October 16, 2013

Gittler Guitars Are Back

Avraham Bar Rashi (Allan Gittler) made history in the 70s when he debuted his concept guitar “The Gittler.” Designed to distill the functions of the electric guitar to the most minimal form possible, Allan’s “Gittler Guitar” found sympathetic minds in musicians, including Andy Summers of the Police. The Synchronicity II video, in fact, features Summers playing his. Between the 70s and 80s, Gittler made 60 of his metal, minimal axes, and eventually an additional 300 were machined. In the years since, the Gittlers have become museum pieces (literally, including one on display at MoMA.) As the world has seen so many changes to how we make music, the guitar has stayed mostly the same. Peripherals have changed, sure, but even today, the Gittler looks like something from a Giger drawing.

Maybe that’s what led Yonatan Bar Rashi (Jonathan Gittler) to look at returning to development of the instrument. Among other …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 10, 2012

Korg Kaossilator 2 and Mini KP2 Review

We have just received the Kaossilator 2 and the Mini KP2 and we are stoked to get our hands on them.  Korg first introduced the Kaoss Pad in 1999 and it was a one-of-a-kind touch pad effects unit that took the world by storm.

I remember the first time I used the original Kaoss Pad during a gig many years ago; it was a lot of fun to use because it had a lot of cool effects and it was really the first FX touch pad that I had ever seen.  I could plug a mic into it as well and do cool vocal effects whenever I performed in a live PA environment.  I also remember watching a guitarist run a Kaoss Pad inline with his guitar pedals, using the pad FX with his bare foot while he played.  It was really versatile and super fun to see.

Korg has …