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Park Releases Limited Edition 75 Head

 

Park Amplifiers Limited Edition 75 is a British-style, four-input/two-channel amplifier that uses KT88 output tubes. Hand-wired in New York, it produces 50 watts of clean output, 90 at full power using new old stock (NOS) Piher and Allen Bradley resistors, Lemco capacitors (“chicklet” and (more…)

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Standard in Custom

Schecter’s Custom Shop Marks 35 Years
 
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Riding high after 35 years with an array of original instruments, an impressive artist roster that started early with Pete Townshend and Mark Knopfler, and a line of high-gain amplifiers, Schecter Guitars has come full circle. Established as Schecter Guitar Research by David Schecter in 1976, the company began repairing guitars and selling parts to […]

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Neil Giraldo

Road Routine
 
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The hard-driving husband-and-wife rock act that hits the stage as Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo is responsible for more than a handful of stalwart classic-rock jams. For the past 15 years, Benatar and husband/guitarist/producer/co-writer Giraldo have spent many of their summers touring, then scratching (more…)

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Squier Intros Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

 

Squier’s Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster guitar is tuned A to A and has the 30″ scale. Sporting a modern take on Fender’s Antigua finish, with a matching pickguard, it has a bound fretboard with white pearloid block inlays, and two Duncan Design single-coil (more…)

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Setzer Sends Gretsch to Smithsonian

 

Brian Setzer recently donated a replica of his 1959 Gretsch 6120 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The renowned original was used during the ’80s heyday of the Stray Cats, when he personalized it by mounting dice (taken from his Monopoly board game) (more…)

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Stan Jay, Proprietor of Mandolin Brothers, Passes

 

Vintage Guitar would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Stan Jay, who passed away October 22. Founder of Mandolin Brothers, a forefather in the vintage-instrument trade, and cherished among his peers, Stan was one of the first (and longest-running) advertisers in VG. http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/10/stan_jay_owner_of_beloved_mand.html (more…)

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Fender Deluxe Reverb

Vintage Guitar magazine Hall of Fame 2011 Instrument
 
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In the June ’07 issue of VG, amp profiler extraordinaire Dave Hunter said of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, “If guitarists were to vote for the one ‘best amp for all occasions,’ [it] would very likely earn a majority decision’.” And while this year’s nominees (more…)

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Artist Don Hardy, Fender Team to Raise Money for Waves For Water

 

Artist Donald Edward Hardy is teaming with Fender to mark the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster and raise money for Waves For Water through an exhibit/sale titled “Strat: 60 Years of the Stratocaster.” Each Strat in the event will include individual artwork and will (more…)

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Keeley Electronics Launches Bassist Compressor Pedal

 

Keeley Electronics’ Bassist Compressor effect pedal is hand-built with controls for Compression, Threshold, Gain, and a Threshold indicator. It uses dbx-inspired circuitry and offers ultra-low noise/distortion,1:1 to 1:Infinity Compression, and up to 30dB boost. Visit www.rkfx.com. (more…)

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Fender Offers Adam Clayton Jazz Bass

 

Fender’s Adam Clayton Jazz Bass is inspired by the ’65 Jazz used by the U2 bassist. It has Fender Custom Shop pickups and a Sherwood Green Metallic finish with matching headstock, maple neck with a C-shaped profile and vintage-style truss adjustment, 9.5″-radius rosewood (more…)

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