Author Archives: Ward Meeker

Jensen Intros P10R-F Speaker


Jensen Musical Instrument Speakers’ P10R-F was designed by Jensen for Fender’s ’57 Bandmaster and 20th Anniversary Vibro King. It uses an Alnico speaker and is intended to create  a broken-in/worn sound with full-bodied low-end response and classic tonalities. For more, visit jensentone.com. (more…)

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Charvel Offers Pro Mod Super Stock Special Edition


Charvel’s Pro Mod Series Super Stock SD1 FR Special Edition wraps a Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish around a classic body. It has a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and Pro Mod profile, compound-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo (more…)

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Xotic Offers Guitar and Bass Strings


Xotic is now offering its own brand of guitar and bass strings.  The guitar strings use a steel hex core and nickel-plated steel, while the bass strings are offered in nickel-plated stainless steel. Learn more at www.xotic.us/strings.   (more…)

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Louis Electric Releases Black Line Amps


Louis Electric Amplifiers’ Black Line combo amps are designed to emulate the sounds of pre-CBS/blackface Fenders. The line includes the Princetone (18 watts output, 1×12), the Deltone (30 watts 1×12), and the Vibrotone (35 watt, 2×10). In the Deltone and Vibrotone, the tremolo circuit was modified from the opto-coupled of the vintage amps to a bias-modulated circuit. The […]

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Guitar Great Dick Wagner Passes


Guitar great Dick Wagner passed away July 30 after being hospitalized for respiratory failure. He had undergone a cardiac procedure two weeks prior. Wagner was 71. Wagner emerged in the Michigan rock scene of the ’60s, making a name for himself with his bands, the Bossmen and the Frosts, before becoming one of producer Bob […]

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Johnny Marr

Brit Gets a Git

When pop-music fans in the U.K. talk about guitar heroes, they tend to put more stake in the way a player’s work fits, contextually, into that of his band. To wit, in a 2006 poll, BBC listeners were asked to choose the best guitarist to emerge since 1980, and many of the 30,000 who responded […]

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Pete Anderson

Disciple of the Hook

Detroit native Pete Anderson made a name for himself in the ’80s, playing a ton of twang while Dwight Yoakam sang. In the last 20 years, though, he has become known as an player who can adroitly back virtually any act, a first-rate music producer, and (more…)

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Blues-Guitar Legend Johnny Winter Passes


Johnny Winter, among the elite guitarists in the blues and blues-rock idioms, died July 16 in Zurich, Switzerland, two days after he performed at a festival in Austria. He was 70, and at press time, no cause of death had been given. Winter (more…)

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Seymour Duncan Releases NYC Bass Pickups


Seymour Duncan’s NYC Bass pickups use a dual-coil J-type design with a double row of exposed Alnico II pole pieces. Their four-conductor cable allow for three wiring modes – parallel, series, and single-coil mode for a vintage -Jazz-Bass sound. It is available individually or (more…)

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Dunlop Introduces Primetone Picks


Dunlop’s Primetone picks use a combination of material and edge sculpting intended to replicate the feel, playability, and sound of tortoise picks. Made of high-density ultem, they have a new grip design,  beveled playable edges, and are available in standard, semi-round, and triangle shapes in (more…)

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