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Way Huge Saucy Box Overdrive


The Way Huge Saucy Box Overdrive uses a single Drive control to balance the ratio of clean and driven signal. The design offers a unity-gain buffer and produces clean boost to overdrive using a passive tone circuit with discrete signal paths. Visit www.jimdunlop.com. (more…)

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Aguilar Offers Chorusaurus bass chorus


Aguilar Amplification’s Chorusaurus bass chorus pedal uses a four-knob layout with Mix (to vary the ratio of dry and wet signals), Rate, Depth, and Width. The unit offers stereo or mono output, 9-volt battery or AC compatibility, and a steel housing. See more at www.aguilaramp.com.   (more…)

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Rundgren Selling Memorabilia to Benefit Foundation


Todd Rundgren is preparing to auction some of his personal and professional memorabilia, including various items of clothing and stage-played instruments like an Italia guitar and a Roland digital piano. The singer/songwriter/producer is selling the items to benefit his Spirit of Harmony Foundation, which nurtures (more…)

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Jack Bruce Passes


Bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, best known for his work with groundbreaking rock trio Cream in the mid ’60s, died October 24 at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71. Bruce began his playing upright bass with British musical innovators such as Alexi Korner, John Mayall, and Graham Bond. Bruce and fellow Cream members Eric Clapton (guitar) (more…)

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Park Releases Limited Edition 75 Head


Park Amplifiers Limited Edition 75 is a British-style, four-input/two-channel amplifier that uses KT88 output tubes. Hand-wired in New York, it produces 50 watts of clean output, 90 at full power using new old stock (NOS) Piher and Allen Bradley resistors, Lemco capacitors (“chicklet” and (more…)

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Squier Intros Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster


Squier’s Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster guitar is tuned A to A and has the 30″ scale. Sporting a modern take on Fender’s Antigua finish, with a matching pickguard, it has a bound fretboard with white pearloid block inlays, and two Duncan Design single-coil (more…)

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Setzer Sends Gretsch to Smithsonian


Brian Setzer recently donated a replica of his 1959 Gretsch 6120 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The renowned original was used during the ’80s heyday of the Stray Cats, when he personalized it by mounting dice (taken from his Monopoly board game) (more…)

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Stan Jay, Proprietor of Mandolin Brothers, Passes


Vintage Guitar would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Stan Jay, who passed away October 22. Founder of Mandolin Brothers, a forefather in the vintage-instrument trade, and cherished among his peers, Stan was one of the first (and longest-running) advertisers in VG. http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/10/stan_jay_owner_of_beloved_mand.html (more…)

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Artist Don Hardy, Fender Team to Raise Money for Waves For Water


Artist Donald Edward Hardy is teaming with Fender to mark the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster and raise money for Waves For Water through an exhibit/sale titled “Strat: 60 Years of the Stratocaster.” Each Strat in the event will include individual artwork and will (more…)

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Keeley Electronics Launches Bassist Compressor Pedal


Keeley Electronics’ Bassist Compressor effect pedal is hand-built with controls for Compression, Threshold, Gain, and a Threshold indicator. It uses dbx-inspired circuitry and offers ultra-low noise/distortion,1:1 to 1:Infinity Compression, and up to 30dB boost. Visit www.rkfx.com. (more…)

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