Just when you thought you’d seen everything, today we hear about the Converse shoe with a built in wah-wah pedal. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve tracked down a number of music accessories to complete the entourage.
This is the world we live in.
1. Converse’s All Wah Shoe with a built in Wah Pedal
Plugged by no other than Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, the Chet Atkins All Wah shoes seem like an April Fools Prank, but we’ve checked the calendar and they’re as legit as Kanye’s cover of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Using a digital sensor, the direction you lift your foot determines the sound of the guitar. Enough of me rambling on, who better to go into details than guitar wizard Mascis himself.
Now that you’ve ordered a pair of these bad boys, you’ll want to add to your collection of ‘Music Gear You Don’t Necessarily Need, But Want’. Next up…
2. The Gibson Robot Guitar
A bad sounding guitar is enough to make you put it down and pickup some drumsticks, but before you turn to the darkside, consider the following. The Gibson Robot Guitar does the leg work for you. In fact, if you manage to sound dreadful on this, then maybe you’re just not cut out for the axe life. Have you tried bass? *chuckles*
3. Light Up Drumsticks
As the video states “they’re motion activated and have frosted tips!”. If that line doesn’t double as their slogan, they’re not marketing these right. For anyone who has ever drummed in the dark, or needs to add a little sparkle to their live show.
4. Guitar Pick Stand
Undoubtedly our favourite of the bunch, because what type of madman lets their pick rest on a table? Never lose a pick again while gaining the admiration of your fellow musicians with this quality stand.
5. Glow In The Dark Strings
Rock n Roll, scratch that. Music! is meant to be enjoyed at night time, so why these aren’t being used regularly is beyond me. Everyone will surely be following your bass after this upgrade, so not only does it look great, but it’s a wise investment.
Artists in this post
As the Godfather of alt-rock and founder and frontman of Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis hardly needs an introduction. Touring on the back of his first solo studio album, Several Shades of Why, Mascis delivers his trademark laconic guitar riffs with an acoustic delicacy. With beautiful, raw vocals sung in his signature style, this is J