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Author Archives: Ward Meeker

Banger Films Slates ZZ Top Documentary, Asks Fans to Contribute

 

Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, is set to produce a feature-length documentary on ZZ Top. Filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn are asking fans to contribute or help find rare photos, videos, and audio to tell the story. Banger produced Rush: Beyond The Lighted (more…)

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Wichita Museums Host Guitar Exhibits

 

The guitar and its many uses are the subject of new exhibits at two museums in Wichita, Kansas. Exploration Place is hosting a traveling exhibit called “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” while the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is opening “The Electric Guitar: Wichita’s Instrument,” an exhibit of valuable vintage guitars inspired by one-time Wichita […]

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John 5 and the Creatures Prep Album, Tour

 

Guitarist John 5 and his bandmates in the Creatures, Ian Ross and Rodger Carter, have slated a tour set to begin in March. They’ve also produced a video for the single, “Behind the Nut Love” which they recorded for the upcoming album Guitars, T!ts, and Monsters. (more…)

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PureSalem, 323 Offer SalemFuzz Effects

 

PureSalem Guitars and 323 Effects are teaming up to offer limited-run effects pedals in a series called the SalemFuzz Project. First in line are the PinkBeard high-gain/transistor fuzz, the Honey Bunny ’90s-style fuzz, and the Attack Captain ’60s-style fuzz. All are made in the U.S. with true-bypass switching, an aluminum enclosure with screen-printed graphics and fluted […]

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TV Jones Offers Spectra Sonic Standard, New T-Style Pickups

 

TV Jones’ Spectra Sonic Standard guitar has a chambered alder body with maple top finished in a matte-black urethane with off-white binding and a matching single-ply pickguard. Its neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard and a 24.625″ scale, ABR-1 bridge with TV Jones Model 10 stop tailpiece or optional Bigsby B-12 vibrato, nickel hardware, and TV Jones’ new single-coil […]

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Martin Offers D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Edition

 

The Martin John Lennon 75th Anniversary model has a solid Adirondack spruce top with the company’s Vintage Tone System, as well as back, sides, and a headstock veneer of Madagascar rosewood. Its back is inlaid with mother of pearl in a peace-sign pattern, matching (more…)

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Martin Intros D-222 Anniversary Edition

 

Martin’s D-222 Anniversary Edition is a 12-fret dreadnought with a Sitka spruce top with the company’s Vintage Tone System, mahogany back and sides, grained ivoroid binding, slotted headstock, and an ebony fingerboard and bridge. Offered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dreadnought (1916-2016), it will be limited to 100 units. (more…)

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Bad Cat Offers Unleash V2 Re-Amplifier and Attenuator

 

Bad Cat Amplifiers’ Unleash V2 Re-Amplifier/Attenuator has a reactive load input, two foot-switchable channels, output variable from 1/10 watt to 100 watt, input impedance (4/8/16 ohm), and headphone and direct outs. (more…)

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EVH Releases Wolfgang Tour Relic Replica

 

EVH Gear is set to offer of a 20-piece run of custom-built EVH Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica guitars. Given a detailed relic treatment with a coat of black paint showing through an Ivory top coat, they also have an ebony fingerboard, block fretboard (more…)

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Electro-Harmonix Offers Lester G Rotary Sim

 

The Electro-Harmonix Lester G Rotary Speaker pedal has a three-way adjustable compressor that complements controls for Volume, Drive, Slow, Fast, Balance, Speed/Brake, and an Acceleration control that sets the rate of transition between Fast and Slow modes; it can be adjusted from nearly instant to gradual. (more…)

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