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Seymour Duncan Launches Shapeshifter Tremolo

 

The Seymour Duncan Shapeshifter Tremolo pedal has controls for Wave, Shape, Depth, Speed, and Tap Tempo, and a Phase control that adjusts between left and right output channels. It also has true stereo inputs and outputs, true-bypass functionality, and is hand assembled in California. For more, (more…)

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Warwick Intros German Pro Series

 

Warwick’s German Pro Series basses are made in Germany using air-dried wood. The line includes Corvette, Thumb, Streamer, and StarBass models, all with bronze frets, fluorescent side dots, MEC pickups and electronics, and the company’s Black Label strings. For more, visit www.warwick.de. (more…)

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Artisan Bass Works Intros Fidelity Series

 

Artisan Bass Works’ Fidelity Series basses employ the company’s ergonomic ANSIR Technology, a patented design that hold the neck in a playing position requiring no effort on the part of the player. It has a figured-maple top, walnut stringer over a three-piece alder panel, and a maple (more…)

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Aristides Instruments Adds 080 Eight-String

 

Aristides Instruments’ 080 eight-string guitar has a one piece body/neck layered with Arium. It is made entirely of man-made materials, with no wood. It uses pickups by Seymour Duncan, EMG, or Bare Knuckle controlled by a five-way blade switch or three-way toggle combined with a Volume (more…)

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EarthQuaker Adds Levitation Reverb Pedal

 

EarthQuaker Devices’ Levitation Reverb pedal is based on the company’s Ghost Echo but does away with the Attack and Dwell controls, replacing them with controls for Tone, Decay, Atmosphere (harmonic regeneration), and a toggle for Length. Its Mix knob blends wet signal with dry signal. The pedal is (more…)

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Mayall Offers Classic Recording

 

A previously-unauthorized archival live recording from a short-lived incarnation of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers was released April 21. John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 features Mayall, Peter Green (guitar) Mick Fleetwood (drums) and John McVie (bass). This lineup was together for only three months before Green, Fleetwood, and (more…)

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EWS Offers Bass Mid Control 2, Tri-Logic Bass Pre-Amp III

 

EWS Effects EWS Bass Mid Control 2 provides +10db of gain at the input stage. Its Frequency adjustment controls the frequency range between160Hz to 2.5KHZ, while the Middle control boosts or cuts those frequencies by +-12db. The (more…)

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Vox Introduces AC10C1

 

The Vox AC10C1 is a 10-watt/all-tube amp with controls for Gain, Bass, Treble, Reverb, and Volume. It uses two two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp, two EL84 power tubes, and a Celestion VX10 speaker. Visit www.voxamps.com. (more…)

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Fankhauser Issues Autobiography

 

Guitarist Merrell Fankhauser has released his autobiography, Calling From a Star. The 200-page tome follows Fankhauser through his days as a surf-music guitarist, extended musical experiences in Hawaii, up to his present-day residency in California, where he performs, records, and hosts the “Tiki Lounge” 

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Zeppelin Design Labs Releases Percolator Amp

 

Zeppelin Design Labs’ Percolator Combo is a two-watt tube amp with a Jensen C8R speaker and a solid wood, hand-finished cabinet. The amp uses a single Compactron tube and its cab can be finished for a custom look. It is offered as a (more…)

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