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Railhammer Launches Billy Corgan Signature Pickup

 

Railhammer’s Billy Corgan Signature Pickup was developed with the Smashing Pumpkins guitarist and has dual coils wound to produce a mild midrange bump, imparting a slight “cocked wah pedal” effect. Other features include universal spacing, German-silver cover, brass baseplate, four-conductor wiring with independent ground, (more…)

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Skolnick to Serve as Professor at Warwick Bass Camp

 

Guitarist Alex Skolnick is set to participate as a professor at this year’s Warwick Bass Camp, in Markneukirchen, Germany. Among his sessions at the camp will be a discussion on band interaction, assignment of tasks within a song, arrangements, and other topics. A faculty (more…)

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SIB Offers Charger Guitar Amplifier

 

SIB’s Charger is a fully functional guitar amp head in a pedal-sized/all-steel housing. Its preamp is tuned for guitar, and its power section will deliver 20 to 50 watts depending on speaker configuration. Controls include Volume, Bass, Treble, and master Volume. Learn more at sibfx.com. (more…)

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Dickerson Hosts Tribute to New Orleans Music

 

VG contributor Deke Dickerson organized and served as master of ceremonies at “Deke Dickerson’s Tribute To New Orleans Music,” February 19 at Joe’s Great American, in Burbank. With backing from Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band from “Conan,” Dickerson welcomed several artists to perform tunes with ties to the Crescent City. Among them was Guitar Shorty, […]

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John 5 Releases Video, Starts Tour

 

Guitarist John 5 has released a new music video for the single “Making Monsters.” The video utilizes stop motion animation giving life to action-figure-style monsters that form John’s band. It was produced and directed by Jonny Coffin, with animation/editing by Thomas Yagodinski, while Matt Zane directed and edited the live footage. John 5 kicks off his Behind the Nut Love […]

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Grammy Museum Mississippi Set For Grand Opening

 

Grammy Museum Mississippi, a new 28,000-square-foot facility, will open its doors this weekend in Cleveland, Mississippi. Festivities begin with an event hosted by The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter and culminate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 5. Built and operated by the Cleveland Music Foundation, the (more…)

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Taurus Launches Stomp-Head 5 Custom Edition

 

The Taurus Guitar Amplifiers’ Stomp-Head 5.CE (Custom Edition) has three channels and produces 90 watts output using 12AX7 tubes. Its footswitches control channel selection, Boost, and Mute, and all three channels have adjustable Gain, EQ, and Bright/Dark functions. Other features include speaker-impedance auto detection, a Line Output with speaker (more…)

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Zvex Effects Offers Candela Vibrophase

 

The Zvex Candela VibroPhase is a candle-powered guitar effect the company calls a “highly adjustable take on the Univibe.” It uses two gear ratios on a Stirling engine that covers a 20:1 speed range when used with its eddy current brake, which is a (more…)

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JHS Launches Cavern Club, Marquee Club Accessories

 

John Hornby Skewes & Co. (JHS) is offering a licensed line of straps and plectra adorned with artwork of the Beatles, Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and others that appeared at the Cavern Club and Marquee Club over the decades, as well as (more…)

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Scott Walker Guitars Launches Katana Model

 

The Scott Walker Katana has a one-piece mahogany body, one-piece cocobolo neck machined from a single piece of wood and requires no truss rod, glue, or screws in its mounting/construction. Other features include a Lollar Johnny Smith neck pickup, steel tailpiece, pickguard, and jackplate, (more…)

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