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XVive Audio Launches V8 Chorus Vibrato Micro Pedal

 

The XVive Audio Chorus Vibrato Micro Pedal produces a chorus effect, vibrato, or a blend of both. Designed in the U.S., it has an all-metal housing in a compact size. Learn more at www.xviveaudio.com. (more…)

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Dunlop Intros Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini

 

Dunlop’s FFM6 Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini Distortion has an AC power jack, on/off status LED, and true-bypass switching. Based on a rare vintage fuzz circuit, it’s designed to produce a fuzz tone inspired by that used by Jimi Hendrix (more…)

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Blackstar Offers Fly 3 Amp

 

Blackstar’s Fly 3 Amp for guitar, phone, or tablet incorporates two channels, the company’s Infinite Shape Feature (ISF), and digital tape delay. Designed for practice and recording, it operates on AC or DC power, has an MP3/Line In socket, and offers six watts of (more…)

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Way Huge Saucy Box Overdrive

 

The Way Huge Saucy Box Overdrive uses a single Drive control to balance the ratio of clean and driven signal. The design offers a unity-gain buffer and produces clean boost to overdrive using a passive tone circuit with discrete signal paths. Visit www.jimdunlop.com. (more…)

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Aguilar Offers Chorusaurus bass chorus

 

Aguilar Amplification’s Chorusaurus bass chorus pedal uses a four-knob layout with Mix (to vary the ratio of dry and wet signals), Rate, Depth, and Width. The unit offers stereo or mono output, 9-volt battery or AC compatibility, and a steel housing. See more at www.aguilaramp.com.   (more…)

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Rundgren Selling Memorabilia to Benefit Foundation

 

Todd Rundgren is preparing to auction some of his personal and professional memorabilia, including various items of clothing and stage-played instruments like an Italia guitar and a Roland digital piano. The singer/songwriter/producer is selling the items to benefit his Spirit of Harmony Foundation, which nurtures (more…)

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Jack Bruce Passes

 

Bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, best known for his work with groundbreaking rock trio Cream in the mid ’60s, died October 24 at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71. Bruce began his playing upright bass with British musical innovators such as Alexi Korner, John Mayall, and Graham Bond. Bruce and fellow Cream members Eric Clapton (guitar) (more…)

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Park Releases Limited Edition 75 Head

 

Park Amplifiers Limited Edition 75 is a British-style, four-input/two-channel amplifier that uses KT88 output tubes. Hand-wired in New York, it produces 50 watts of clean output, 90 at full power using new old stock (NOS) Piher and Allen Bradley resistors, Lemco capacitors (“chicklet” and (more…)

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Squier Intros Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

 

Squier’s Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster guitar is tuned A to A and has the 30″ scale. Sporting a modern take on Fender’s Antigua finish, with a matching pickguard, it has a bound fretboard with white pearloid block inlays, and two Duncan Design single-coil (more…)

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Setzer Sends Gretsch to Smithsonian

 

Brian Setzer recently donated a replica of his 1959 Gretsch 6120 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The renowned original was used during the ’80s heyday of the Stray Cats, when he personalized it by mounting dice (taken from his Monopoly board game) (more…)

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