We call this our Preamp because it is! The circuit is based on the our Chimera 30 watt guitar amplifier, but substitutes FET transistors for the vacuum tubes. The result is an extremely amp-like and versatile clean boost/overdrive/fuzz pedal that imparts rich harmonics and a very musical EQ to your signal chain…truly a Chimera in a box!
9VDC Boss style adapter or battery 50ma
Controls: Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass.View full product details
After over six years since its initial release, the follow up to Teenage Engineering's acclaimed OP-1 synthesizer is here. What was initially written off as a toy, the OP-1 has gone on to become one of the most unique and iconic synthesizers in the industry. Now the OP-Z pushes the boundaries of this iconic synth even further. Coming in at about half the size, with even more DSP than the OP-1, the OP-Z consumes less energy than its older brother, allowing you the ability to sequence songs across 16 tracks, just about anywhere you want to take it without the risk of running out of power.
Still, OP-Z is about a lot more than just composing music. the Z stands for the third dimension, the depth, the creativity involved in making music. Imagine animated art and videos that accompany your live show, or sequenced lighting, all the way down to composing your own interactive software. some people would call a device like this a dream machine. Teenage Engineering calls it the OP-Z.
16-Track Sequencer with Step Components
Centered around an advanced 16-track sequencer where all tracks run independently, OP-Z makes individual track speed and track length possible. In addition, you also have the ability to add unique step behaviors to every one of the 16 steps to create greater depth and complexity to your sequences. Think of this as dual layer sequencing where the first layer is a traditional 16 step sequencer, while the second layer adds variation per cycle, note variation, micro sequencing, direction, parameter changes, re-trig's and much more, all on just one single step
All 14 components have 10 values and behavior programs. The product of all this is that you have 140 ways to alter just one single step and to make step composing really intuitive and super-fast, all keys are backlit with multi-color LEDs with instant machine feedback, a must-have for poorly lit club gigs and late-night-in-bed composing. Actually, the print on the unit itself is made with a special glow-in-the dark-paint.
Bring Your Own Screen
OP-Z is a completely stand-alone synthesizer and composer, ready to be used at anytime and anywhere, but for those of you who need that extra injection of vibrant graphics, interactive user interface and awesome synced animations to feel inspired, the team at Teenage Engineering has introduced the concept of BYOS - bring your own screen.
Just download the OP-Z app on your phone or tablet, pair the two devices and you are all set. Add cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi and powerful graphics processing to that and the concept certainly makes sense. All this tech when connected to the OP-Z adds several unique features, like using the phone's camera, snapping a series of photos and arranging them to a beat, creating a synchronized music video.
Full Unity 3D Integration
Teenage Engineering have worked closely with Keijiro Takahashi and the Unity Tokyo studio to fully integrate OP-Z with the Unity Game Engine. as Keijiro-san is both a full-time software evangelist at Unity and a renowned VJ at night, the Teenage Engineering team has had access to a selection of Keijiro-san's personally developed tools which deliver stunning 3D graphics that run at full speed on iPhone or iPad. Keijiro-san's tool-set and real life experience in performances with motion graphics have been invaluable in making OP-Z an inspiring live tool for moving images in sync with music. One of the biggest challenges for a VJ has always been the creation of content. By exposing the inner control data of the OP-Z and linking it to Unity, users can create anything within Unity, build the project and just put the build into a Dropbox folder. Customizing every single polygon in a performance.
It You Don't Have Tape, It's Not OP
The tape feature is probably one of the coolest sonic features of the OP-Z. Imagine a short snippet of tape secretly recording everything that is programmed in the sequencer – all in real time. And with its own dedicated track it's possible to sequence the tape, trig the in-point, length and speed. OP-Z comes with a range of tape reels with unique character and functions scrub, scratch, wind-up and mess-up!
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Legendary guitarist, Ed King, an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, co-wrote the hit song “Sweet Home Alabama” And, it’s his voice you can hear counting off the tune before launching into his famous Stratocaster riff.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee 2006.
Ed has played with sea shells for over 30 years now. He has recently retired them and has chosen this V-Pick to play exclusively. It is a great honor to present to you and the world his new model…
You will receive his signature V-Pick on a card autographed by Ed King himself. Ed will personally sign each one. These are not copies! If you are a Lynyrd Skynyrd or Ed King fan, you will want one of these! You may want two. One to play with and the other to save and collect. I know I am going to put a few of them away for myself, for sure.
Ed King was VERY influential in my playing and career. Not only was his work instrumental in helping to shape my style and sound,
Ed has chosen this very model as his favorite V-Pick. I guess I got it right! I cannot tell you how much this means to me to have Ed in our corner playing V-Picks. Not only is he a fine guitarist and brilliant song writer, he is also a sweetheart of a guy.
So, again, it gives me great pleasure to present to you the Ed King V-PICK Signature Model.View full product details
micro sampler with 40 second sample memory and built-in recording microphone.
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Billy Gibbons Signature Model Guitar Pick by V-PICKS was designed with and for Billy Gibbons in the V-PICKS shop here in Nashville.
If you are a ZZ Top fan or if you know one, then check this out! Billy Gibbons now plays the V-PICKS Tradition Lite Ghost Rim guitar pick! It sports Billy’s likeness that his tech Elwood Francis drew for him. We leave it unbuffed on the edges (Ghost Rim) for that snap, growl and attitude.
I do want to say a couple of words about this man. One time we were having lunch together. He noticed two people at another table that recognized him but did not want to interrupt his lunch. He excused himself, walked across the room, handed each of them a ZZ Top key ring, shook their hands and then came back to finish his meal. THAT is just one of the many reasons he is still on top! He is one of the coolest guys I know. When you talk to Billy, he listens to every word you say. He then reacts to every word you say. He is a real, kind, smart, caring person.View full product details
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Billy Gibbons plays this model. This is the Ghost Rim Version for that Ghostly Whisper.
The Ghost Rim model V-Pick is an option of manufacture that gives you a wonderful, unique, and very musical “ghostly whisper” to your pick attack. It can be used to tame down a very aggressive attack and yet, if you change your technique just a bit, you can get that cool Brian May, Ed King, Billy Gibbons effect and sound! It can deliver a hush effect much like a violin bow, or bark like you are using a coin as a plectrum. If you do not like the chirp a thick pick can sometime make, then the Ghost Rim option is for YOU!
First we take extra time to expertly and masterfully grind the pick. We have this method down to an art. This is not easy and takes years to learn to do it correctly. So much care is taken because the pick does not go thru the last stage of flame buffing. The flame can hide a multitude of sins, so we have to make sure these are precisely made to our exacting specifications. I first started making picks like this in 1980. V-PICKS are the FIRST and ORIGINAL company to make this product available to you. We invented this idea of making picks and we excel above all the rest in doing so. All of my personal picks have been Ghost Rim or “unbuffed” picks. The Tradition series was born out of requests by some of our artists asking for a guitar pick shaped like what they have been used to playing for the last 40 years. This is it! For all of you old dogs out there, you will LOVE this pick. More volume, better tone, and you will not drop this guitar pick! It will cling to your fingers when your body temperature warms it up. NO MORE DROPPED PICKS!!! The Lite is 1.5mm. No flex at all. Great for electric or acoustic playing. Lead or rhythms. Also a great mandolin pick. Once you play this pick, you will realize you have been leaving a lot of sound inside your instrument. So if you want a pick that is like your Fender Extra Heavy on Steroids, this is the pick for you! It really packs a punch!View full product details
The second addition of the OBNE Utility Line, the classic AB/Y Switcher. It's simple: sometimes you need two outputs, sometimes you need two inputs. And then you need to switch between them. Or use them both at the same time. That's it. It's not magic. It's not revolutionary. It's a simple tool. A tool that you can now get from Old Blood.
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Smokey Mountain color. It is amazing looking! Just as grippy as the clear ones. Sounds great and very durable.
Great for both Electric and Acoustic playing.
This is a magnificent guitar pick that is great for all kinds of music. Incredible volume, gigantic, singing tone. Also, this thickness is perfect for holding onto and yet keeping your hand and fingers relaxed. You will not drop this guitar pick! This is a good therapeutic pick for those with injured hands, wrists or fingers. Good for guitar or mandolin. If you have never played with a thick pick like this before, you should at least try one. You will be very glad you did. It will amaze you with all it’s benefits and ease of playing and speed.
Same shape as a traditional guitar pick, but with a lot of extras! This pick is AMAZING. You won’t believe your ears!
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These wrappings are hand ground on a bench grinder. Not lasered.No two V-Pick Mummys will be the same. Very deep carve. Almost feels like it is biting into your finger, but without the pain! Huge tone. Huge attitude. Lots of attack. Designed by our pick artisan Alan Reyes. The Ghost Rim model V-Pick is an option of manufacture that gives you a wonderful, unique, and very musical “ghostly whisper” to your pick attack. It can be used to tame down a very aggressive attack and yet, if you change your technique just a bit, you can get that cool Brian May, Ed King, Billy Gibbons effect and sound! It can deliver a hush effect much like a violin bow, or bark like you are using a coin as a plectrum. If you do not like the chirp a thick pick can sometime make, then the Ghost Rim option is for YOU! First we take extra time to expertly and masterfully grind the pick. We have this method down to an art. This is not easy and takes years to learn to do it correctly. So much care is taken because the pick does not go thru the last stage of flame buffing. The flame can hide a multitude of sins, so we have to make sure these are precisely made to our exacting specifications. I first started making picks like this in 1980. V-Picks are the FIRST and ORIGINAL company to make this product available to you. We invented this idea of making picks and we excel above all the rest in doing so. All of my personal picks have been Ghost Rim or “unbuffed” picks.
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The new Pearly Gates are probably the coolest thing we have done yet here at V-Picks! These picks look, feel and sound AMAZING. You will not loose these on a dark stage. No way! The new Pearly Gates Series is made of our newest, unique blend of acrylic. They grip to your fingers quite nicely, as do the clear V-Picks, making them easy to hold. Wear is minimal.
The Large Pointed makes a great Latin pick. Played by Galo Rivera from Florida.
Also a fantastic bass pick. Used and endorsed by Stu Hamm.