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Rio Grande Offers Thunderbass Pickups

 

Rio Grande’s Thunderbass pickups are replacement units for Thunderbird-style basses. They have two- and three-point mounting options (each with a different footprint), four-conductor leads, Alnico V magnets, and measure an average output of 16k-ohm (neck) and 18k-ohm (bridge). (more…)

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Guerrilla Unconventional Warfare Humbuckers

 

Guerrilla Warfare Pickups’ Unconventional Warfare models are high-output/wax-potted humbuckers (21.9K ohm neck, 19.3K bridge) made with ceramic magnets and four-conductor shielded leads. They can be ordered individually or as a calibrated set with a hot or milder PAF-style for the neck. Learn more at guerrillawarfarepickups.com. (more…)

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Towner Vibrato Guitar Systems Offers Screw-Less Bigsby Retrofit

 

Towner Vibrato Guitar Systems are designed to retrofit vibrato tailpieces to any guitar compatible for use with a Bigsby B3, B6, B7, B11, B30, or B60. They are made of polished stainless steel and aluminum, and provide for screw-less mounting with string-tension control. (more…)

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Hall and Collins Offers Signature Echo

 

The Hall and Collins Signature Echo pedal combines analog and digital technologies to create specific multi-head echoes. It has 128 (64 editable) footswitchable patches and controls for Dry Level, Echo Drive, Echo Level, Feedback, and Wow & Flutter. The unit is powered by (more…)

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James Jamerson, Jr. Passes

 

James Jamerson, Jr.,  a noted session bassist for Motown and other studios, passed away March 23 in Detroit. He was 58 and had long suffered with ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the spine. The son of the legendary Motown bassist James (more…)

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MXR Launches M300 Reverb Pedal

 

MXR’s M300 Reverb pedal produces six reverbs – Plate, Spring, Epic, Mod, Room, and Pad – with a three-knob setup and an analog dry path. Its EXP output blends between two configurations, while its dry path boasts 20 volts of headroom and a choice of (more…)

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Dr. Z Offers DB4A

 

The Dr. Z DB4A is the company’s fourth amp designed in collaboration with Brad Paisley. Offering adjustable 18/38 watts output, it uses a 5879 pentode preamp tube, four EL84 output tubes, and has controls for Volume, Tone, and Cut. It is available as a head, 1×12 combo with a (more…)

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Electro-Harmonix Offers Mel9 Tape Replay

 

The Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Tape Replay Machine replicates nine Mellotron sounds – Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir, and High Choir. It can be used with non-modified guitars and basses (down to the open A string) and has controls for Effect and Dry volume, (more…)

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Carvin Launches VX Cabinets

 

Carvin VX cabinets are hand-made in the U.S. from Baltic birch with internal bracing, removable rear ports for sealed-/open-back sounds, 100-watt speakers, and 1×12, 2×12, or 4×12 configurations in black or optional vinyl coverings. (more…)

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Graph Tech Intros Inviso-Match Mounting Plates, Ratio Balanced Gear Machine Heads

 

Graph Tech Guitar Labs’ Inviso-Match Mounting Plate system was designed to simplify machine-head replacement by eliminating to need to drill new holes for the screws, leave old holes exposed, or fill them in. The company’s Ratio Balanced Gear Machine Heads include brushed-aluminum adapter plates (more…)

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