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Category Archives: Newswire

Scott Walker Guitars Offers The Electro

 

Scott Walker Guitars’ The Electro is hand-built in California using an alder body, maple neck, and Walker’s signature “Nodal” neck joint, which extends the tenon to the bridge cavity, allowing the neck to be bolted on at a nodal point. It also uses a machined, (more…)

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ZZ Top, Jeff Beck Set New Dates for Postponed Shows

 

ZZ Top has announced that it will resume touring early next year after a delay to allow bassist Dusty Hill to recuperate from a hip injury. The band has also rescheduled several dates with Jeff Beck in Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma that were affected by Hill’s injury and will now happen (more…)

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Off Stage Offers BodyDouble Guitar Surround

 

Off Stage Products’ BodyDouble is an ABS polymer shell that protects the body of a Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul while also allowing the guitar to sit higher on a player’s lap, for a more-stable playing position when seated. It has a 15″ bout (more…)

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Larry Alan Guitars Offers The Harlot Drive Pedal

 

Larry Alan Guitars’ The Harlot drive pedal uses a discreet transistor circuit wired for true-bypass operation. It has controls for Level and Gain, and uses polyfilm capacitors, metal film resistors, and Nuetrik connectors. It operates on a 9-volt battery or with a 9/18-volt DC adapter. (more…)

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Willie’s American Guitars turns 25

 

Nate Westgor and the staff at Willie’s American Guitars, St. Paul, Minnesota, are marking 25 years in business. Westgor opened the shop in 1989, after moving from Chicago with his sons, Brett and Nick. A veteran player who also traded and fixed classic guitars and amps, Westgor named the shop after his alterego and stage […]

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ZZ Top Suspends Tour

 

ZZ Top has been forced to suspend its current tour with Jeff Beck after bassist Dusty Hill slipped and fell on his hip aboard his tour bus the evening of August 26.   The affected dates include the bills shared with Jeff Beck through September 13.  Beck will perform August 29 in Salamanca, New York, August 30 in Atlantic City, […]

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Seymour Duncan Offers New Pickup Booster

 

The Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster pedal uses a class A/low-noise circuit design to emphasize a guitar’s natural sound. Its Resonance Switch makes the pedal interact directly with the pickups, giving single-coils a vintage humbucker sound or high-output tones. Compared to the original Pickup Booster, its (more…)

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Brian Farmer, Longtime Tech/Stage Manager For Gov’t Mule, Passes

 

Brian Farmer, a longtime crew member for Gov’t Mule, passed away August 24, at his home near Nashville.  He was 53 and died in his sleep. Farmer began working for Gov’t Mule in 1998 after being introduced to the band by bassist Allen Woody. He had previously (more…)

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PRS, Santana Benefit Kimmel Cancer Center

 

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is set to host the 15th-anniversary One Night One Show One Cause Benefit Concert, this year featuring Carlos Santana and presented by The Baltimore Sun Media Group for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.  The event will take place (more…)

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Gretsch Offers Limited Edition G6137TCB Panther

 

Gretsch’s limited edition G6137TCB Panther has double-cutaway three-ply maple body finished in Flagstaff Sunset, a chambered/spruce center block that runs the length of the body, three-piece maple neck, 12″-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic inlays, bound headstock, two High Sensitive (more…)

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