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Mark Tremonti

Rock Star, Amp Snob!
 
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Many of the people we today consider “guitar heroes” – Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a couple – spent more than their fair share of time stowed away in their bedrooms, playing guitar while other kids in the neighborhood played baseball, kick the can, or spin the bottle. Rock guitarist Mark […]

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Neunaber Offers Seraphim Stereo Shimmer

 

The Neunaber Audio Effects Seraphim Stereo Shimmer combines wet reverb with a shimmer effect that can be switched on the fly. Other features include stereo or mono input and output, controls for Effect Mix, Reverb Depth and Shimmer Level, a Mix knob that can go to (more…)

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Warren Haynes

G-Mule Shout!
 

Gov’t Mule’s blues-based rock has never followed a formula, opting instead for an improvisational modus operandi that gives its music unique breadth and scope – a fact supremely illustrated in its new album, Shout! An 11-song outing and the band’s first studio album in four years, the (more…)

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EVH Launches 5150III Combo

 

The EVH 5150III is a 50-watt all-tube combo with three channels – clean, crunch and lead and a Celestion speaker. It’s powered by seven JJ ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes, two JJ 6L6 power tubes, and has front-panel-adjustable power output from 50 watts to one watt, (more…)

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PRS Offers Archon 25 in Combo Format

 

The PRS Archon 25 offers 25 watts output switchable to 13 watts using a 6L6, EL34, or 5881 output tube. Each of its two channels has controls for Volume, Treble, Middle, and Bass, along with Master Volume control for each channel and global Depth and (more…)

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TC Electronic Offers Flashback Triple Delay

 

TC Electronic’s Flashback Triple Delay has 12 different delay types and allows the player to use them in parallel or series, as well as three simultaneously. It has a tap-tempo switch, stereo in/out, MIDI connectivity, and an expression-pedal input. Learn more www.tcelectronic.com. (more…)

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Will Lee

Letter Winner
 
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Musicians being artists and artists needing to express themselves, it says something that Will Lee’s new album, Love, Gratitude & Other Distractions, is only his second in 20 years (his first was 1993’s Oh!). Mostly, it speaks to the fact that since James Brown is no longer with us, Lee may well now be the […]

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Reunion Blues Adds Double-Instrument RBX Gig Bags

 

Reunion Blues has expanded its line with double gig bag models for electric guitars and basses. Constructed using the company’s RBX Protection System, it has a lightweight, ultra-protective multi-layer foam surround with padded lining, strategically placed impact panels, a dense foam neck cradle, (more…)

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Dynaguide String Tree/Guide

 

The Dynaguide is a new concept in string tree/guides. Instead of fighting friction between the string and guide, it relies on that friction to swivel a square ring in the base near to the headstock. Its inventor says the design eliminates tuning problems, particularly on guitars with flat (more…)

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Billy Duffy

Weapon: Chosen
 
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Billy Duffy has long been a different sort of bloke. As his peers in rock bands of the mid ’80s mostly fell in line to play modified “superstrat” guitars with locking vibratos suitable for the trickery of the day, Duffy stuck with his trusty Gretsch White Falcon as his band, The Cult, scored its first […]

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