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Category Archives: Newswire

Paul Nelson to Release New Album

 

Guitarist Paul Nelson, former bandleader for Johnny Winter, is set to release a new album. Badass Generation, by The Paul Nelson Band, will launch February 5 and shows the artist retaining his connection to the blues but exhibiting other dimensions, from hard-edged rock and (more…)

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Guitarist Adam Roth Passes

 

Guitarist/composer Adam Roth passed away December 16 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 57. The son of cartoonist/illustrator Arnold Roth, he moved to New York City in 1979 and joined his brother, Charles, in a series of punk bands that gigged in renowned venues like (more…)

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Reverend Introduces Rick Vito Signature RT

 

The Reverend Rick Vito RT has a Korina body, three-piece neck, graphite nut, locking tuners, Reverend’s Bass Contour Control, a dual-action truss rod, ebony fretboard, stairstep tuner buttons, Revtron pickups, and a Bigsby tailpiece. It is available in Cream or Metallic Alpine Green.   (more…)

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Players Rally for MacAlpine

 

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, John 5, Billy Sheehan, and other musicians rallied to jam at The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine, December 12 at the Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles. MacAlpine was recently diagnosed with colon cancer not long after his wife received a diagnosis of stage four breast cancer. The event raised money to help the […]

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Breedlove Announces Legacy Concert Koa

 

Breedlove Stringed Instruments is offering a limited-edition Legacy Concert model with koa back and sides, Stika-spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, Gotoh 381 tuners, LR Baggs Anthem TRU-Mic pickup, and tortoise binding. It measures 15″ across the lower bout, while the nut (more…)

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Carr Amplifiers Introduces Lincoln Combo Amps

 

Carr Amplifiers’ Lincoln model uses four 12AX7 tubes in the preamp and two EL84 power tubes in a hand-wired circuit with custom-made transformers, Solen power-supply caps, a two-position attenuator offering 18 or six watts output, footswitchable channel changing along with a Low/High gain switch in overdrive (more…)

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Dean Zelinsky Guitars Intros Dellatera Custom

 

The Dean Zelinsky Dellatera Custom has a contoured alder body with flame-maple top, rosewood or maple fingerboard, 10 finish options, and with options for pickguard, hardware packages, the company’s Z-Glide neck, and pickups including a cloth wired/Alnico-magnet single-coil designed specifically for the guitar, as well as (more…)

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Vaughan Jams With UT Marching Band

 

Jimmie Vaughan performed with the University of Texas Longhorn Band during halftime of the Texas/Texas Tech football game on Thanksgiving day. The band played a medley of Vaughan favorites, then the guitarist sauntered to the 50-yard line to perform “Texas Flood,” accompanied by the band, which includes 350 students. “I’ve been asked to perform with a […]

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Knaggs Set to Debut Hollowbody Versions of Choptank, Severn Models

 

Knaggs Guitars is set to introduce hollowbody versions of its Choptank and Severn models. The guitars will be introduced at NAMM, and offered in several pickup configurations with a hard tailpiece or Knaggs’ Hinge Tremolo. Options will include transparent and opaque colors, along with single and double purfling. (more…)

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Rafter Stands Guitar Stands

 

Rafter Stands guitar stands can accommodate up to four guitars or basses depending on how the user configures their dividers. Made from birch, ash, oak, and walnut, they are designed in Helsinki, hand-crafted in Southern Finland. (more…)

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