Jay Gore Performing “Solitude” with Rockready Snap!Strap Quick Release Guitar Strap

We caught Rockready artist Jay Gore in action at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA. Playing covers and originals with a wide array of talented musicians, check out this clip of “Solitude”, and notice Jay’s Snap!Strap quick release guitar strap, keeping him Rockready…and Jazz ready!


Jay also uses:

Pickboy Picks

Jay uses the Pickboy Vintage Pearl 1.00mm because the materials and design allow him to use a heavier pick without it feeling too thick. Also he really likes the point as it’s more like a Jazz pick.

“Bottom line…I play better with a Pickboy!!!”

Rockready Volo Guitar Gig Bag:
Says Jay, “It’s a really great bag and it’s super light! It has pockets for my whammy bar, strap, ear plugs, and a place to keep my custom Pickboy picks.”

Rockready debuts at Bass Day London 2015

Jason Ed Rockready

Jason How and Ed Matthiack at Bass Day London 2015

It was an exciting weekend in London topped with the debut of Rockready. Jason How of Rotosound introduced the Rockready Volo gig bag, Snap Strap, and Ultrastrap to a receptive crowd at Bass Day. More on Rockready in a minute.

The highlight of the show were 3 crowd stopping appearances at the Rotosound booth by Doug Wimbish, Mark King, and Billy Sheehan. Each signed autographs for long queues of waiting fans. The attendees were also treated to master classes by Doug, Mark, and Billy.

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Mixed in with all the artist excitement was Rockready’s debut. Rotosound will distribute exclusive the Rockready line for the UK.

The Rockready line — designed by musicians for musicians — looks to innovate some everyday tools that musicians use. First up the Volo gig bag which addresses many issues with some simple and elegant solutions. Dedicated phone pocket that’s easy to reach, place to keep your keys, backpack style straps for comfort with a chest clip for long treks, reflective piping for nighttime safety, locking zipper for security, neck holder, body protector, and the list goes on. There is also an optional Tote bag with dedicated iPad or tablet pocket perfect for breaking out of session or one it’s own.

2015 NAMM Recap from Osiamo

NAMM 2015 Anaheim CA

Did you attend the 2015 Winter NAMMM show? If not let us wrap up what’s new and improved with the Osiamo Music Gear family of brands.

 

Rockready Takes NAMM 2015 By Storm!

ComRockready Stormtroops NAMM 2015ing soon from Rockready a full range of gig tested guitar accessories for the performing musician. First up, the Rockready Aereo gig bag, available in guitar and bass versions. Neal Walter received some great feedback about the bag from NAMM attendees.

  • Dealers ask us about exclusive territories
  • Available March 2015!

 

The Compdriver : New from Dr J!

ThDr J CompDrivere “COMPDRIVER” is a signature pedal of Dr J endorsee, Jose de Castro. This new Dr J pedal combines an overdrive and a compressor effect. With the two 2-way switches you can control the position of the compressor (before or after the overdrive), or you can turn it off. The tone of the overdrive was sculpted with Jose’s input. The overdrive is very clear and rises above your band when you kick it in!

 

 

The Dr J Pedal Lover Amp

“Pedal LoveDr J Pedal Lover Ampr”, a new Tube Amplifier, by compact pedal master Dr. J, specially designed for pedal users for use in small space occasions. With excellent tone reducibility and compatibility the Pedal Lover Amp can embody the tone of pedals and electric guitar at a very high level. Elegant white appearance makes it easy to co-ordinate with home decor perfectly.

The amp uses a CLASSIC A circuit design and the cabinet a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker giving excellent performance, and clear tone and distortion. There is no need to worry about neighbors knocking on your door. By using a switchable output power between 3.5W and 1W you can get outstanding tone at any volume. Best choice for compact pedal users!

 

Mooer Micro LooperMooer Introduces the Micro Looper

The Mooer Micro Looper pedal packs 30 minutes of recording and unlimited overdubbing into a micro pedal size! The foot switch can be used to select record, play, stop, layer recordings, and delete recordings.The Mooer micro looper pedal is constructed with a full metal shell and is powered by a DC 9V adapter power supply (not included).

Stay tuned for the first look video from Neal next week!

Click here for more details on the Mooer Micro Looper.

 

 

 

Osiamo Artists hanging at NAMM 2015

Some of our artists were out at NAMM. So far we’ve these pictures. If you where there and we didn’t meet up, send us an image of you “hanging @ NAMM” and we’ll post it. 🙂

Stew Cutler NAMM 2015

Guitarist Stew Cutler at Mooer booth NAMM 2015

Guitarist Tommy Bolan at Mooer booth NAMM 2015

Guitarist Tommy Bolan at Mooer booth NAMM 2015

Thiago Trinsi Finalist in The French Guitar Contest 2013


Pickboy and Mooer artist Thiago Trinsi is a finalist in The French Guitar Contest 2013.

For this final round Thiago had to compose and record a whole song, and he did it in 2 days. He composed the song in one day and I recorded in the very next day. Mike Lepond, bassist of Symphony X, played the bass on the new song called “Terra” which means Earth.

Says Thiago, “Pickboy picks are with me 100% in every moment of of these process! The Best Picks in the World!”

Al Turner with Earl Klugh at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg

Al Turner on bass with Earl Klugh

Earl and Al on stage at the Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg, SA

Our good friend and R.Cocco user, Al “The Burner” Turner, traveled to South Africa and performed with Earl Klugh at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg on May 17 & 18, 2013.

The Lyric Theatre, luxuriously styled with 1100-seats, reminds one of the opulence of the world’s great opera houses with its plush fittings and rich atmosphere. A great place to catch some great music!

Al Turner on bass with Earl Klugh

Al on his Ken Smith 6 string bass!

According to Al, Earl Klugh and the band did not disappoint with two fantastic shows in Johannesburg for the many Earl Klugh fans in SA. The band were Al Turner (electric and upright bass), Ron Otis (drums), David Lee (keyboards), Tom  Braxton (sax) and lead by Earl Klugh on guitar. Both performances received many great comments including one about a duet that Earl and Al played together. (Anyone have a video of that duet!)

Earl is releasing his third solo album on 4th June 2013 entitled, “HandPicked.” It’s a solo guitar album of standards and originals, with a few duets between Earl and some of his favorite string players: Vince Gill, Jake Shimabukuro and Bill Frisell!

Al Turner on bass with Earl Klugh

Al on upright bass

Read more about the Earl’s new album and his upcoming 2013 tour dates on his Facebook page.

Al recording currently his next CD and using R.Cocco strings on his Jazz basses. Also in the works are a new band album project with Earl Klugh, a album project with KEM, and tours with Earl Klugh and KEM this summer. Whew!

We’ll see you in New York City this summer, Al!

Alpha Rev rocks Bowery Ballroom 4/25/2013

Alpha Rev, featuring Zak Loy on guitar, brought their version of sonic mastery to the Bowery Ballroom last week in NYC. The band played 8 melodic songs in their sold out performance including one completely acoustic song without any PA support from the venue. Osiamo endorsee Zak Loy played several guitars through Mooer micro pedals and picked with Pickboy picks to make it all happen!

Be sure to see Alpha Rev when they come to a city near you.

Stay tuned to www.osiamo.com for Alpha Rev’s tour schedule!

Alpha Rev Bowery Ballroom