Digitech RP6 out – GNX2 in, part 1

Last night my Digitech RP6 finally gave up the ghost, or at least in terms of being a gigable floor pedal. Only 2/6 pedals are working, and the Delay pedal has even fallen off. (I guess my excessive and forceful stomping on it in size 12s didn’t help!)

With a Powerpoint gig on Friday, and no effects board behind which to hide, this morning I toddled down to Sound Control, on St Mary’s Street in Edinburgh (just off the Royal Mile, and not that far from Waverley Station) and purchased a new Digitech (of course!). The Digitech GNX2 (featuring a GeNetX processor) was a bargain at £299.00. This is the same price that I paid for my RP6 in 1996 (at Rose Morris, on Denmark Street in London), but these days I get a whole lot more for my money.

Celtic Frost

In 1986 my friend Davie Watson let me listen to his new Celtic Frost album Into the Pandemonium. As of this morning, I now have all the Frost albums on CD, with many thanks to Jane, HMV, eBay and Amazon.co.uk.

Next artist to collect: Voivod. I already have on CD their first four albums (War and Pain, Rrröööaaarrr, Killing Technology and Dimension Hatröss) and their latest ‘Voivod’, featuring their new bass player Jason ‘Jasonic’ Newsted (formerly of Flotsam & Jetsam, Metallica and Echobrain).