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Bedell Guitars, Stand For Trees Team to Protect Brazilian Rosewood Forest

 

In an effort to protect a threatened Brazilian rosewood forest, Bedell Guitars has partnered with Stand For Trees and the Allcot Group’s Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conversation project. Stand For Trees helps citizens and businesses protect endangered forests. For each Brazilian Rosewood guitar the builder sells, it will buy (more…)

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Paul Gilbert Slates Great Guitar Escape ’16

 

Guitarist Paul Gilbert has slated the 2016 Great Guitar Escape 3.0 for July 25-29 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. Joining Gilbert this year will be Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro and Dave Ellefson, as well as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” (more…)

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Billy Gibbons to Star in “Rockin’ Roadsters” on Discovery Channel

 

Guitarist Billy Gibbons (VG, January ’16) will team with custom-car builder Jimmy Shine in the pilot episode of “Rockin’ Roadsters,” a new program on the Discovery Channel. Gibbons and Shine have collaborated on several cars over the last 20-plus years, and in the (more…)

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Andrews Amplification Introduces Spectraverb 16 Combo

 

Andrews Amplification’s Spectraverb 16 produces 16 watts output using two 6V6 tubes running to a WGS G12C/S speaker in a finger-jointed pine cabinet with birch baffle. Hand-wired in the U.S., it has U.S.-made transformers and external tube-bias-test points/adjustment. (more…)

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Dunlop Offers John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby

 

The Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah has capabilities based on Petrucci’s rack wah settings. It has controls for Volume, Q (which shapes the width of the effect), and a six-band internal EQ to shape tone from 100Hz to 3.2KHz. Its housing (more…)

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Babicz Offers Z Series Bass Bridge

 

Babicz Full Contact Hardware’s Z Series Bass Bridge has aluminum eCAM saddles, a bent-steel base plate, and allows the player to adjust action as high or low as desired while maintaining maximum string transference. It works as a direct replacement for Precision- and Jazz-style bridges. (more…)

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Banger Films Slates ZZ Top Documentary, Asks Fans to Contribute

 

Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, is set to produce a feature-length documentary on ZZ Top. Filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn are asking fans to contribute or help find rare photos, videos, and audio to tell the story. Banger produced Rush: Beyond The Lighted (more…)

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Wichita Museums Host Guitar Exhibits

 

The guitar and its many uses are the subject of new exhibits at two museums in Wichita, Kansas. Exploration Place is hosting a traveling exhibit called “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” while the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is opening “The Electric Guitar: Wichita’s Instrument,” an exhibit of valuable vintage guitars inspired by one-time Wichita […]

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John 5 and the Creatures Prep Album, Tour

 

Guitarist John 5 and his bandmates in the Creatures, Ian Ross and Rodger Carter, have slated a tour set to begin in March. They’ve also produced a video for the single, “Behind the Nut Love” which they recorded for the upcoming album Guitars, T!ts, and Monsters. (more…)

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PureSalem, 323 Offer SalemFuzz Effects

 

PureSalem Guitars and 323 Effects are teaming up to offer limited-run effects pedals in a series called the SalemFuzz Project. First in line are the PinkBeard high-gain/transistor fuzz, the Honey Bunny ’90s-style fuzz, and the Attack Captain ’60s-style fuzz. All are made in the U.S. with true-bypass switching, an aluminum enclosure with screen-printed graphics and fluted […]

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