Author Archives: Ward Meeker

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…)

Posted in Newswire | Leave a comment

Will Lee

Letter Winner

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 […]

Posted in Artists | Tagged | Leave a comment

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…)

Posted in Newswire | Leave a comment

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…)

Posted in Newswire | Leave a comment

Billy Duffy

Weapon: Chosen

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 […]

Posted in Artists | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fender‘s 50th Anniversary Strat

Height of the Reissue

In celebration of the 50th “birthday” of its famous Stratocaster model, Fender has taken the reissue concept to new heights. • And why not? Arguably the most popular guitar – electric, acoustic, you name it – ever built, the Stratocaster is the epitome of a (more…)

Posted in Classic Instruments | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dave Stewart

Six-Strings, Studios, and Songs

Guitarists often cite instruments as sources of inspiration. For musician, songwriter, and producer Dave Stewart, it wasn’t a ’57 Strat or a ’Burst that recently caused a creative flurry, but a guitar far more pedestrian. Stewart and bandmate Annie Lennox rose to fame in the early ’80s as the Eurythmics, a pop duo that, especially […]

Posted in Artists | Tagged | Leave a comment

DOD Offers Compressor 280


The DOD Compressor 280 employs an electro-optical circuit that varies the pedal’s dynamic compression using a light-dependent resistor and internal LED. At lower settings, its Compression knob adds a subtle volume-leveling effect that adds a touch of evenness to the guitar’s signal, raising the level (more…)

Posted in Newswire | Leave a comment

Dean Zelinksy Teams with Guitars 4 Vets


The non-profit Guitars for Vets (G4V) organization, which provides free guitars and lessons to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has announced a “Buy One, Give One” partnership with Dean Zelinsky Private Label guitars. Zelinsky is producing an exclusive G4V-branded guitar. With every (more…)

Posted in Newswire | Leave a comment

Steve Miller

Some People Call Him Rock Icon, Part 2

Though obviously a familiar name given his hits from the 1970s and ’80s were FM staples and today are virtually ubiquitous on classic-rock radio, last month we talked with Steve Miller about his less-discussed musical pedigree. Literally raised in the company of some of the biggest names in guitar music (Les Paul, T-Bone Walker, etc.), […]

Posted in Artists | Tagged | 1 Response