Last year we were gifted with The Phoenix Pro that included the powerful Morphic Phrase Technology, and this year TC Electronic have presented us with the laughs this April fools day.
Introducing TC Electronics newest product, String Economy. The revolutionary software update, which will be available across all product lines from 1st April, 2013, will no longer process the D and G strings on your guitar, leaving your E, A, B and high E strings effected.
Tore Mogensen, Product Manager for Guitar at TC Electronic comments: “We are at the forefront of effects when it comes to quality and innovation. But in these times, that is simply not enough. Everything gets cut down to a bare minimum and we are huge believers in making effects that reflect the current times.
“So, we analysed over 40,000 guitar solos in all musical genres and concluded we could easily leave out the D and G string, as these strings are used 20 percent less than any other string.I mean, name one riff played on the G-string that’s not Smoke On The Water? Exactly. It’s time to move on and we believe we are trailblazing a new era for guitarists. Metal guys only use the first three strings anyway, and every lead guitarist relies heavily on the blues box on the D and G string and working the high E.
“While this may have led to some classic licks and solos over the years, we want to encourage guitarists to use the other strings as well – just think how guitarists will be forced to think creatively when chugging a low E chord when they do not have the D-string at their disposal!
“Also, by cutting out the D and G string, we free up almost 25 percent more processing power, allowing for richer effects and better tracking. It also allows us to store our effects in an even smaller housing, saving precious pedal board space!”
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