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Category Archives: Newswire

Levy’s Introduces MGJ2 Straps

 

Levy’s Leathers’ MGJ2 straps are vibrantly textured with jacquard with super-soft lining with a tucked edge, leather backing, and tri-glide adjustment to 56″. Learn more at www.LevysLeathers.com. (more…)

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Bare Knuckle Offers Guitar Strap

 

The Bare Knuckle guitar strap is hand-crafted from high-grade leather. Available in 2″ or 3″ widths, it has a three-slot plectrum pocket situated for easy access and a cable-tidy loop at the bottom, designed to keep the cable away from the guitar and out of (more…)

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PureSalem Intros Gordo Model

 

PureSalem Guitars’ Gordo has a semi-hollow mahogany body, mahogany neck with binding, rosewood fretboard with block inlays, 24.75″ scale, Grover tuners, Bigsby vibrato, two custom-wound pickups, a three-way pickup selector toggle, and separate controls for Volume and Tone for each pickup. Learn more at www.puresalemguitars.com. (more…)

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Celestial Effects Offers Aries Beast Distortion

 

The Celestial Effects Aries Beast Distortion stacks two gain stages in cascade or series mode. Its Gain control adjusts the first opamp gain stage, which does not utilize clipping diodes, while its Drive stage incorporates asymmetrical MOSFET clipping diodes, which give a tighter, more-compressed (more…)

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Jorgen Ingmann Passes

 

Jorgen Ingman, the Danish jazz and pop guitarist who scored an international hit in 1961 with a version of The Shadows instrumental “Apache,” died March 21. He was 89. Ingman’s first performances on guitar were with the jazz group Swe-Danes in the 1940s and early ’50s. Influenced by Les Paul, he later set up a studio where […]

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Andy Fraser, Co-Founder of Free, Passes

 

Andy Fraser,  founding member of the rock band Free, died March 16 at his home in Temecula, California. He was 62 and had at times battled cancer and Aids, though a cause of death is under investigation. Fraser was born in London and started (more…)

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Bassist Mike Porcaro Passes

 

Veteran bassist Mike Porcaro, 59, passed away March 15 following a decade-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was primarily known for his work with Toto, along with his brothers Jeff (1954-1992) on drums and Steve on keyboards. Porcaro was interviewed in the November 2000 issue of Vintage Guitar. […]

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Levy’s Offers Cracked-Leather Straps

 

Levy’s Leather’s cracked-leather straps have a distressed treatment and are lined with soft suede. They have an applique with the shape of a guitar, cross, or star. Check them out at www.LevysLeathers.com. (more…)

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PRS Opens Museum/Store, Offers Factory Tours

 

PRS Guitars recently opened its new West Street East Museum Room and retail store at its manufacturing facility in Stevensville, Maryland. Named in tribute to founder Paul Reed Smith’s beginnings in a small shop in Annapolis, the facility serves as the base for (more…)

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Mod Kits DIY Offers Contortionist II

 

Mod Kits DIY’s Contortionist II is an all-analog fuzz with frequency multiplier circuitry that creates harmonics that swell and recede depending on gain setting, pick attack, neck position, and pickup. It has a Tone control and LED indicator, and operates on a 9-volt (more…)

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