Author Archives: Ward Meeker

DigiTech Issues Mosaic Polyphonic 12-String Pedal


DigiTech’s Mosaic Polyphonic 12-String pedal is designed to help electric or amplified acoustic guitars create a 12-string sound with octave low and doubled high strings. It offers a balanced low-end response with octave shimmer using independent Level and Tone controls; Level controls intensity while Tone shapes (more…)

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Reverend Offers Charger 290 LE


Reverend Guitars’ Charger 290 LE has a Korina body, three-piece neck, CP90 pickups, Bigsby B-50 with Reverend’s soft-touch spring, graphite nut, locking tuners, Reverend’s Bass Contour Control, and a dual-action truss rod. It’s offered in three colors – Metallic Alpine Green, Metallic Red, and Lakeshore (more…)

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Fender Offers Brown Derby, Top Hat Resonators


Fender’s Brown Derby and Top Hat resonators have bound mahogany bodies, maple tops,  and a Eastern European Continental cones of hand-spun aluminum. They use a Telecaster headstock on a mahogany neck with a C profile and French heel, a bound 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with 16″ radius, purfling, bone nut, maple biscuit bridge, nickel hardware, and […]

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Aguilar Offers Limited SL 112 Cab


Aguilar Amplification is offering its SL 112 cabinet in a limited-edition Bass Cabernet cover. It uses neodymium drivers and custom crossovers. For more, visit www.aguilaramp.com. (more…)

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Knaggs Guitars Introduces Steve Stevens Signature Model


Knaggs Guitars’ Steve Stevens Signature model SS2 is a limited edition with a mahogany body, carved maple top, custom neck carve, rosewood fretboard with mother of pearl inlays, raygun headstock inlay, engraved Bare Knuckle pickups, and finish options including Red Sparkle, Cream, and Black. Sales of the model will (more…)

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Knaggs Offers Guitars with Inlaid Stone


Joe Knaggs has developed a method to inlay precious stones into guitar tops. The company offers chrysocolla, turquoise, green malachitie, onyx, pipe stone, balicoral, and blue lapies in its solidbody Kenai, Keya, Choptank, and Severn models. Check them out at  www.knaggsguitars.com. (more…)

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Brit Gets a Git

When pop-music fans in the U.K. talk about guitar heroes, they tend to put more stake in the way a player’s work fits, contextually, into that of his band. To wit, in a 2006 poll, BBC listeners were asked to choose the best guitarist to emerge since 1980, and many of the 30,000 who responded […]

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Fishman Offers Fluence Humbuckers


Fishman’s Fluence Classic and Modern humbuckers are fully analog active pickups combined with Fluence Core printed “coils.” Each has selectable voices and are designed to eliminate battery cost and implementation thanks to a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack that plugs in via USB connection and offers (more…)

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MXR Launches Custom Shop Il Torino Overdrive


MXR’s CSP033 Custom Shop Il Torino Overdrive was designed in partnership with renowned boutique amp/pedal builder Carlo Sorasio using MOSFET technology. It has controls including a three-band EQ section, Boost/OD, and a bypass system in the form of a Class A low-impedance output driver to (more…)

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Esoterik Unveils DR2


Esoterik Guitars’ DR2 has a mahogany body, neck-through design with five-piece maple/walnut neck with 25.5″ scale, spoke-nut truss rod and 24 jumbo stainless steel frets on an ebony fretboard. The fretboard has a 16″ radius and no markers; glow-in-the-dark side dots help the player know where (more…)

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