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Author Archives: Ward Meeker

Dean Zelinsky Guitars Offers Johnny Winter Signature Model

 

The Dean Zelinsky Guitars Johnny Winter Signature model was designed for Winter, who used it onstage in the years before his passing. The guitar has a mahogany body with an engraved flame-maple top, 25.5″ scale, 24-fret maple neck, brushed-satin nickel hardware, locking tuners, and (more…)

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Boggs’ Quad

Four-neck Fender from a friend
 
Boggs' Quad

Noted in musical history as one of the players who pushed the steel guitar beyond Hawaiian music to more-complex chording and wild interchanges with Spanish-style electric guitarists, Noel Boggs emerged from a tragic childhood, using the guitar and music as a motivator, guide, and ultimately, means to a make a living. Boggs was born in […]

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Cort Launches Grand Regal GA5F-MD

 

Cort Guitars’ Grand Regal GA5F-MD has a grand-auditorium body size with spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, 45mm bone nut, ebony bridge pins, D’Addario strings, and a UV finish on its natural color. Its electronics include a Fishman Presys EQ. (more…)

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TC Electronic Offers Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver

 

TC Electronic’s Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver, newest addition to its TonePrint line of pedals, has true-bypass switching, controls for Dry volume, octave Up volume, and two Sub volumes. The company says its proprietary octave engine tracks fast and produces polyphonic octaves to monophonic tones. (more…)

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ThroBak Introduces KZ-115 Humbucker

 

ThroBak’s KZ-115 P.A.F. humbucker is wound to an average resistance of 7.70k (neck) and 7.57k (bridge) with a choice of long A2, A4, or A5 magnets using exclusive timed-wind/center-focused coils on a 1950s Stevens coil winder from Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory. Learn more at throbak.com. (more…)

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Star Board: Rudy Jaramillo

 
Star Board: Rudy Jaramillo

Rudy Jaramillo is quick to mention that his effects setup is very simple. “I go into my 1) Boss tuner, then to a 2) Boss Blues Driver that has been modded. I don”t know what was done, but it makes an amp sound more (more…)

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Pro Tone Pedals Introduces Essential Dead Horse

 

Pro Tone Pedals’ Essential Dead Horse Overdrive uses the same 4558 chipset to offer the tone and flexibility of the original Dead Horse, but in a housing half the size and without the diode selection switch. Visit protonepedals.com. (more…)

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Carvin Launches VX Cabinets

 

Carvin VX cabinets are hand-made in the U.S. from Baltic birch with internal bracing, removable rear ports for sealed-/open-back sounds, 100-watt speakers, and 1×12, 2×12, or 4×12 configurations in black or optional vinyl coverings. (more…)

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Demeter Launches Tremulator Plus

 

The Demeter Tremulator Plus is based on the company’s classic Tremulator pedal, upgraded to include a Bias control to adjust on/off ratio. Its clock waveform can be adjusted to a pure triangle (smooth up/down volume), normal flattened triangle (smooth up/down volume with strong on/off), (more…)

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Mod Kits DIY Offers Step Ladder Attenuator

 

Mod Kits DIY’s The Step Ladder kit is a passive-input attenuator with true-bypass mode and toggle switches to control attenuation. Its treble-bleed capacitors allow the user to retain crisp high frequencies even at maximum attenuation, and its enclosure measures 3¾” x 1½” x1¼” . (more…)

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