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Heritage Hosting Charity Guitar Auction


Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is offering a series of custom-made guitars to raise money for the Austin Disaster Relief Network, a non-profit organization comprised of churches, ministries, and businesses that is helping people rebuild their homes and businesses after floods in Austin and the Texas Hill Country earlier this (more…)

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Verheyen Pens Tab Book


Los Angeles session ace and Supertramp lead guitarist Carl Verheyen has just released his first tablature book. At 285 pages, the book covers full transcriptions of 19 songs from his more than 40-year career, with charts for 27 more. Verheyen has been the lead (more…)

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Eagle Rock to Release Slowhand at 70


Eagle Rock Entertainment is set for a November 13 release of Slowhand At 70 – Live At The Royal Albert Hall on DVD/CD, Blu-ray/CD, and in a Deluxe Edition. This landmark release captures Clapton celebrating his 70th birthday at his favorite venue and includes tracks (more…)

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Rockn Stompn Updates RS-4 Power Strip


The Rockn Stompn RS-4 sequential  power strip allows users to set a custom on/off delay sequence from 1 to 15 seconds and has an instant-on mode, constant-on receptacle mode, a timer mode that automatically turns off power sequentially after a designated number of hours. It (more…)

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Kiesel Launches Six- and Seven-String Aries Models


Kiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop Aries A6 and Aries A7 are bolt-neck guitars with beveled alder bodies, Kiesel Lithium humbuckers (center-position Lithium single-coil is an option), Hipshot bridge and optional vibratos, sculpted neck heels, and ferrule attachments for the neck (instead (more…)

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Siegmund Offers Doppler Stereo Amp


The Siegmund Amplifiers Doppler Stereo Amp is hand-wired and uses the company’s Asymmetrical Frequency Soundstage design, which it says divides high and low frequencies into the amp’s two rotating speakers, one 10″, the other 15″. The v-front cabinet helps it produce a pitch-shift vibrato with (more…)

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Gary Richrath, Former Guitarist for REO Speedwagon, Passes


Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist, songwriter, and co-producer for the Illinois-based rock band REO Speedwagon, died September 13. He was 65. Richrath was a member of the band from 1971 until 1989. His guitar tone – a classic sound using a vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard through a Marshall amp – and playing were key elements […]

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PRS Delivers Private Stock Series IX Guitars


PRS Guitars’ Private Stock Collection Series IX is comprised of 15 pairs of McCarty Trem models, each consisting of one curly and one quilted maple-top guitar. They are finished in nitro Aqua Violet Smoked Burst and have African mahogany back, abalone side purfling along (more…)

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John 5 Slates Tour


Guitarist John 5 has announced dates for his Mad Monster Tour, featuring his band, John 5 and the Creatures. The tour begins November 4 in Ramona, California, and will support his upcoming greatest hits album/ live DVD.

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Boss Launches DD-500


The Boss DD-500 digital delay has an analog dry-signal path, choice of buffered- or true-bypass operation, 12 modes that include basic delays, warm analog and tape-echo types, pattern-based effects, and modern delays that employ pitch shifting, filtering, and other processing. Each delay includes a semi-parametric four-band (more…)

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