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ToneCandy Launches Skull OD/Distortion


ToneCandy Effects’ new Skull Overdrive and Distortion pedal uses a toggle switch to select between overdrive mode and a saturated, highly overdriven Maximum Boost tone. The company says it sounds the same at gig volume as it does in a small room at low…

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"Cry Baby: The Movie" Debuting Online


The first two parts of a four-part documentary titled <em>Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World</em> is being shown at crybabydoc.com.

The film tells the story of the wah pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. In the fi…

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DVK Launching Four Effects Pedals


DVK Technologies is shipping the first four models in series of dual-function stompboxes.

Combinations include fuzz and vibe, overdrive and vibe, and compression and clean boost. The pedals have compact enclosures with custom graphics and are based …

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ABB Mourns Passing of Joseph Lawrence "Red Dog" Campbell


The Allman Brothers Band have announced the passing of Joseph Lawrence "Red Dog" Campbell. He died February 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

One of the original and longtime crew members for the Allman Brothers Band, his photo i…

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Jackson Ampworks Upgrades Britain Amp


Jackson Ampworks’ The Britain 3.0 is a two-channel footswitchable amp that uses a set of EL84 power tubes to produce 12 or 25 watts output in class A or 50 watts in Class A/B operation. The second channel is a boost circuit and there’s a series effects…

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Joe Hall Passes


The founder of the short-lived Bakersfield-area Hallmark Guitars, Joe Hall, died February 11 after an extended battle with liver disease. He was 72.

Hall’s foray into the electric guitar market in the mid ’60s is part of the intriguing and nebulous …

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Rocklahoma Festival Slates Bill


Rocklahoma, the three-day rock festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, has announced the performance roster for this year’s event, slated for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29.

The initial lineup includes: Mötley Crüe, Staind, Whitesnake, Seether, Papa…

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Daisy Rock Supports the Grammy’s MusiCares Foundation


Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is supporting MusiCares, a charity founded by The Recording Academy, by donating a Wildwood Artist Deluxe to help a musician in need as part of MusiCares’ outreach program.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistan…

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Gator Launches Mini Bone Pedalboards


Gator Cases’ new Mini-Bone pedalboard line uses U.S.-made molded polyethylene and a carpet-lined angled surface. It holds up to three single effects pedals and includes a convenient cinch tote carry bag with accessory pocket. Learn more at gatorcases….

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Steve Miller Band Releasing New Album


The Steve Miller Band will release a new album, <em>Let Your Hair Down</em>, April 19 on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud &amp; Proud Records. The band will kick off the album release with a Spring tour …

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