SLF Spring Market

SLF Spring Market May 2016_web

Come to the Armory in Somerville to celebrate Spring and support local businesses. Sunday May 15th from 11am-4pm. Check here for the a full list of vendors (hint: we are one of them!)

Sound Projector 25


The EarthQuaker Devices Sound Projector 25 is here!

The Sound Projector 25 is a 25-watt linear Class A tube amp designed by Joe Golden of EarthQuaker Devices.This is the first amplifier offering from EarthQuaker Devices and we couldn’t be more excited! It features a no nonsense volume, treble and bass interface and is a perfect platform for those who want a low wattage amp but still want a full spectrum tone. Don’t let the 25 watts fool you, due to its Class A design, this thing is LOUD!

The preamp section of the Sound Projector 25 boasts 12AX7 preamp tubes and Jupiter Condenser Company capacitors (from right here in Ohio) for a classic well rounded sound. While it excels as a pedal platform at lower volume levels, it also offers up an impressive smooth and natural overdrive when cranked.
The power amp section comes stock with KT66 power tubes. If that’s not your bag, it will support popular octal power tubes such as 6L6, EL34 and 6V6 due to its external bias test points and trim pot. Swapping power tubes is easy to do (even for a novice) and offers a wide variety of tones from a single amp! It also features a custom wound Heyboer power transformer and output transformer, solid state rectifier and a foot switchable gain boost as well as taps for 4, 8 or 16 ohm cabinets.
The speaker cabinets are handmade out of high quality Baltic Birch with ultra rugged box joint construction and feature a partial open back design that delivers a powerful, full frequency response. They come stock with two 12” Celestion Vintage 30’s or custom paired Warehouse guitar speakers.

Head & Cab =$2500

Head Only=$1900

Current lead time is 6-8 weeks

It was love at first sight when we first caught a glimpse of the SP25 at the Winter NAMM show. Well crafted and elegant in its simplicity. This is my first pair of Warehouse speakers. We opted to try these in the 2×12 cab since we have a few Celestion equipped options here at Stompbox Sonic. First impression: My Rickenbacker 12 string has never sounded better. Thick with a smooth jangle. The low end is not quite punchy, not quite thumpy. The lows just are.  I am looking forward to hearing many more effect/guitar combinations with this amp (and these speakers).


Guild Flying Star X-88


Hello Heavy Metal! This is the Guild X- 88 Flying Star. A Hot Pink Rock & Roll Warrior. A lover and a fighter. As seen in the Motley Crue video “Too Young to Fall in Love.” Unleash your inner Mick Mars. Party like it’s 1984.

This American made Guild dates to the mid 1980’s. Somewhat uncharacteristic from a company better known for archtops and acoustics. They were known to dabble in solid bodys…quite well in my opinion. And after all, it was the 80’s. Big Hair, spandex, pyrotechnics and furious fretwork ruled the day. The X-88 were produced from 1984-1986.

Plays and sounds great. With an active EMG pickup and single volume control. Simple. Bold. The Kahler tremolo with fine tuners has a locking nut on an ebony fret board. Dive Bomb anyone? And did you catch those star inlays? Despite its larger than life star shape it is well balanced and comfortable to play.  The all black neck and headstock is quite sticking against the pink body.

Given its age and hard rock pedigree it has been well maintained and has only the minor nicks and scuffs expected with a vintage guitar. Comes with original hardshell case.

Thread & Groove III

thread&groove3We will be among the vendors at this event. For more info visit the event page.

Spring into new sounds


The change in season is always a perfect time to reflect on one’s current course or state of being. Just like clearing out the accumulated clutter from a closet or neglected corner of the home, us creative types must take a fresh look at our creative process and the effectiveness of our gear. Is something not working? This can be both a physical and philosophical question (and be honest with yourself!). Maybe it is time to try a new approach, introducing a new sound into the mix.

Our Sound Tasting – Effects Consultations allow you to do just that.  Line-up as many as 7 different effects to see if one connects with you. Purchase the one(s) you like.

We recently had a customer looking for reverb. Something more atmospheric than the typical plate/spring/hall triumvirate. He was after a nuanced texture to add layer upon layer. Another customer,  wasn’t sure what sound she was after and decided to take a more whimsical approach. “Show me anything with a face!” As a visual artist as well as a musician she decided to find inspiration both graphically and sonically.

How will you discover your next pedal? Our consultations start at $30 per hour.