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Crazy Horse Bassist Talbot to Miss European Tour


Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot suffered a mild stroke on June 30 and will be unable to join the band on its upcoming European tour. Though Talbot’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery, they have advised him to sit out the this tour and recover his strength. Crazy Horse will […]

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inducts Perkins, Bell, Lewis


The Memphis Music Hall of Fame today announced nine inductees. The list includes Lil Hardin Armstrong, Al Bell, Big Star, John Fry, Walter “Furry” Lewis, Chips Moman, Ann Peebles, Carl Perkins, and Jesse Winchester. Inductees will be honored this fall at the Hall’s annual ceremony. Hall officials also discussed the construction of a Hall of Fame […]

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Orange Amps, Primus Donate to Little Kids Rock


Orange Amplification and Primus have teamed up to donate two customized Orange Dual Terror guitar amps to Little Kids Rock, the non-profit provider of free musical instruments and teacher training to U.S. public schools. The two amps will be part of a sweepstakes to raise funds and awareness in support of music education in U.S. […]

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Daredevil Pedals Introduces Nova


Daredevil Pedals’ Nova silicon fuzz pedal is based on an original design. Hand-wired with true-bypass circuit, it has controls for Volume and Saturation that the company says offer a range of tones that retain distinction and clarity, even at high gain settings. Its small box uses minimal pedalboard space, and it can be powered with […]

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PRS Offers SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses


PRS Guitars’ SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel basses have neck-through construction, use proprietary pickups, and will be offered in a variety of finishes. The Kingfisher has an ash body, 24-fret maple/walnut neck, and 34” scale. The Kestrel has an alder body, 22-fret maple/walnut neck, and 34” scale length. Its bridge allows the choice of stringing through […]

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Keeley Offers Black Glass British Fuzz


Keeley Electronics’ Black Glass British Fuzz is hand-built in the U.S. using an OC81-based design with a circuit modified for increased high frequency and low noise. The company says other design mods have solved temperature issues that often affect fuzz units, and it accepts a standard/modern 9-volt power supply. Controls include Fuzz, Tone, and Level. […]

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DOD Offers 440 Envelope Filter


The DOD 440 Envelope Filter is slow-filter sweep pedal that reacts to pick attack and creates vowel-like/crying sounds. The company has added a Voice switch that lets the user decide which part of the sweep to emphasize. Other controls include Level and Range controls. Other features include true-bypass, 9-volt DC power supply and a lighter aluminum […]

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Electra Launches Phoenix S Model


Electra Guitars’ Phoenix S model is based on the company’s X110, with an offset double-cutaway ash body, maple neck, maple fretboard with 25.5″ scale, 22 jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a GraphTech Tusq nut. It uses three Electra MagnaFlux SC single-coil pickups controlled with the company’s Analog Tone Blend control and a five-way switch dialed […]

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DigiTech Launches Drop Pedal


DigiTech’s new Drop is a polyphonic drop-tune pedal that lets guitar and bass players lower their tuning from one semitone to a full octave. It uses algorithms drawn from the company’s Whammy DT and offers a choice of eight drop tune and pitch-shifting intervals, plus an Octave+Dry mode that blends  original signal with a note one […]

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Dynamo Amplification Expands Grand Tour Series


Dynamo Amplification has added the GTS-C to its Grand Tour Series of high-gain/two-channel amps, which are built with audiophile-grade components and toroidal transformers. The C-series amps offer optional standard-grade component options and are available in a 1×12 combo, head, or 19″ rackmount version with 20 watts output (using two 6V6 output tubes), 50 watts (from […]

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