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Dunlop Offers Ukulele Strings


Dunlop ukulele strings use a proprietary blend of nylon monofilament. Each set is balanced string-to-string, and every string is inspected with laser precision technology to ensure quality and consistency.   (more…)

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X Celebrates 35 Years, Slates Shows


For the first time since 1980, X will play Los Angeles in its entirety, at The Roxy during the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 17. Just prior to this historic show, the band reunites at the Indie West Fest in Ventura, CA on July 29th. The band will also play one East Coast show joined by Pearl […]

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Jon Lord Passes


Jon Lord, keyboardist with Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and other bands, died Monday after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. As a member of Deep Purple’s original incarnation, Lord co-wrote many of the group’s most popular songs, including “Smoke On The Water.” (more…)

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Gary Moore’s “Blues For Jimi” Set for September Release


Eagle Rock is set to release a live CD/DVD of Gary Moore playing Jimi Hendrix tracks, including “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Hey Joe,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” and others. Filmed at the London Hippodrome in 2007, the performance was part of (more…)

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Recording King Introduces USA Banjo Custom Shop


Recording King will unveil its USA Custom Shop, producing collector’s banjos handmade in the USA and available through The Music Link. Designed, conceived, and hand-engraved by former Gibson Banjo Custom Shop head Greg Rich, Recording King USA Custom Shop banjos (more…)

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Shedd Institute Offers Bob November Scholarship


The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, a music-education organization supported by grants from The Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Oregon Community Foundation, is accepting gifts in memory of Bob November, the founder and owner of McKenzie River Music. The institute has established a scholarship fund in Bob’s name, […]

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VG Takes You to Summer NAMM Via Twitter


Vintage Guitar magazine is on-location at Summer NAMM!  We will be delivering pictures from the  music products industry’s mid-year gathering June 11-14. Follow us on Twitter to see the latest products, gear and technology, and more. Twitter: @VintageGuitar (more…)

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Gretsch Intros New Electromatics


Gretsch is adding seven new models to its Electromatic line: the G5422TDC Hollow Body, the G5422TDCG Hollow (more…)

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Ernie Ball Announces Cobalt Slinky Strings


Ernie Ball will unveil a new line of electric bass and guitar strings made out of Cobalt. The company says Cobalt provides a stronger magnetic relationship between the pickups and strings, resulting in a string set that provides extended dynamic range, harmonic response, (more…)

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Andrews Amplification Releases Para-Dyne Amps


Andrews Amplification introduces the Para-Dyne 20 and the Para-Dyne 50. The Para-Dyne name signifies the two channels of extremely dynamic tone produced by these amps. The new amps deliver a smooth, touch sensitive response and complex warm harmonics. Both amps are available (more…)

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