Seven April Fools’ gear pranks in 2019

Check out these curveball ‘creations’ from Suhr, Keeley, Marshall and more.

The first of April often comes with a healthy dose of good-natured ribbing, and it’s no surprise that some of the brains behind our favourite gear come up with some of the most dastardly pranks. Here are seven of the best from this year:

Keeley’s moddiest mod

In the past, Keeley has upgraded Boss staples like the DS-1, MT-2 and BD-2 with a frequency switch. But the brand is apparently now taking things further with the MT-2019, a heavily modded Metal Zone pedal with a switch for every frequency.

Suhr Classic S Nightingale


In need of some serious humbucking tone? Then look no further. Suhr’s Classic S Nightingale is loaded with three humbuckers, each with its own five-way ‘super’ switch. If that’s not enough, there’s also a master five-way selector to bring your tone options to a grand total of 75.

Oh, and it’s only going to set you back “$30,01.98”.

Marshall’s Invisi-series

Taking the term “transparent” tone to a whole new level, Marshall’s new Invisi-series amps promise to give you that classic 4×12 tone in full, unadulterated form.

Walrus Audio PGC

Walrus Audio has released the Potentiator Grouping Chord (PGC), a nifty elastic band that’ll let you tweak all pedal parameters at the same time.

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*Announcement* The #WalrusPGC is here. Who needs one? Or 25?

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Joyo Footheramin

Get ready for some theremin goodness with Joyo’s Footheramin. Instead of gesturing with your hands, wave your foot over the device’s two metal antennas to get some eerie, futuristic sounds.

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The new JOYO Footheramin is a frequency oscillating guitar effect pedal that can be operated easily by guitarists feet. With two metal antenna that sense the relative position of the foot, the front aerial loop controls oscillators and frequency adjustment, and volume with the other. Switches control the type of the oscillation, adjusting band pass filters, pitch and gate linear sensitivity. Move your feet towards or away from the side aerial adjusts volume, whilst controlling RF oscillation, wave, gain and melon output with the other. Combine both to achieve the tone of the future. The pedal converts your foot waving movements into a wet ethereal modulating ensemble. The post latch flange processing and hinge back loops, result in an out of this world melon twisting octave bending tone. Check out the short demo, this is brand new guitar pedal like no other ! #joyo #joyoaudio #joyoaudiouk #theremin #effectpedal #guitar #guitareffects #pedaloftheday #knowyourtone #bassguitar #electricguitar #pedalboard #newgear #geartalk #stompbox #guitaramp #tubeamp #footheramin #melon #gate #loop #moog #boss #ibanez #fender #gibson #bbc #bbc6music

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Solar’s half guitar

If you’re all about the djent, then Solar’s latest innovation is right up your alley. Like it reads on the tin, the 1/2 V2.6 LN is half of Solar’s popular V2.6 model – specifically, the low-end half. It only has three strings – E, A and D – but it’ll satisfy all your chugging needs.

Download Festival All-black Twister

Download Festival has followed up its custom Monopoly set with a rock-themed version of Twister. The mat’s familiar red, blue, yellow and green circles have been replaced by all-black ones and paw prints from the festival’s mascot, Download Dog, also feature. A must-have for any true rock fan.

Download Festival Twister edition

Check out last year’s roundup of April Fool gear pranks.