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Author Archives: Ward Meeker

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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Island Instrument Manufacture Offers Carny Amp-In-Case

 

The Island Instrument Manufacture Carny guitar has a one-picee cedar body, poplar neck, a custom-made CJ Tooling bridge with rosewood saddles, and Mojo pickups in a lipstick-tube housing. The guitar is finished in distressed milk paint with Italian celluloid appointments, and sold paired with an all-tube Benson Drifter amp built (more…)

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Esoterik Guitars Offers DR3

 

Esoterik Guitars’ DR3 has five-piece walnut/figured-maple neck, alder body, 24  stainless-steel frets, ebony fretboard, 25.5″ scale, bass-side pearl dots, glow-in-the-dark side dots on a 16″ radius board, and its headstock is topped with a rosewood overlay with a mother-of-pearl inlaid logo. It uses Seymour Duncan Blackout (more…)

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PRS Introduces P245 Model

 

PRS Guitars’ P245 uses an LR Baggs/PRS piezo and provides both electric and authentic acoustic tones in one instrument. It can be plugged into an amplifier or plugged direct to a mixer. Using a Blend control, its 58/15 pickups can be combined with its acoustic tones through (more…)

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Electro-Harmonix Introduces C9 Organ Machine

 

The EHX C9 Organ Machine has nine presets that allow the player to select among popular organ types and pay homage to tones made famous by Keith Emerson, Ray Manzarek, Jon Lord, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and more. Its Organ Volume knob controls overall volume of the organ (more…)

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ThroBak Electronics Releases Pre-T-301 Pickup

 

The ThroBak Electronics Pre-T-301 Maximum Vintage humbucker is hand-made and wound in the U.S. using a vintage Meteor ME-301 winder and 42 AWG red-poly wire, Alnico II and V magnets, Butyrate bobbins, PAF-style baseplates and covers, and braided lead wires. The company says it it designed (more…)

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Jeff Beck Sets Spring Tour Dates

 

Jeff Beck will headline a string of solo dates beginning April 16 and wrapping up April 26. Beginning April 30, he and ZZ Top will make up the rescheduled dates from September, when the double-bill tour was cut short due to an unfortunate injury (more…)

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Eastwood Guitars Launches Link Wray Tribute Guitar

 

Eastwood Guitars has teamed with artist Vince Ray to create the Link Wray Tribute model. It has professional-grade tuners, pots, a custom tailpiece, three-way switching and dual Volume/Tone controls matched with a pair of Airline Vintage Voiced single-coil pickups. Learn more at www.eastwoodguitars.com. (more…)

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Tone Tubby Offers Chicago Blue Speaker

 

Tone Tubby’s Chicago Blue is a 12″/30-watt speaker designed for use with acoustic/electric instruments. It has a 17-ounce Alnico magnet, ribbed hemp cone, and is designed to render articulate midrange and a looser, “spongy” feel that offers great responsiveness whether played clean or pushed into (more…)

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Tech 21 Intros Kotzen Signature Fly Rig 5

 

The Tech 21 Richie Kotzen RK5 Signature Fly Rig has an overdrive section tuned per Kotzen’s specs and employing a Class-A-style distortion, and otherwise offers the same features as the company’s Fly Rig 5, including an all-analog SansAmp with effects including reverb, delay with tap (more…)

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