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Wall-Axe Offers Soloist Guitar and Accessory Hanger


Wall-Axe Custom Guitar Hangers’ Soloist uses a configured triangular shape to hold one guitar plus common accessories including straps, clip-on tuners, capos, picks, fingerpicks, finger slides, and instrument cable. It’s made in the U.S. from solid oak and fitted with a premium hanger. (more…)

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EVH Introduces Stripe Series “Circles” Guitar


EVH’s Stripe Series “Circles” guitar is a replica of the axe made famous in Van Halen’s video for the 1981 song, “Unchained.” It has a black-and-white “circles” graphic gloss finish on a basswood body, with a quartersawn maple neck given an oiled finish, compound-radius (more…)

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Vox Offers Limited-Edition Lil’ Night Train set


Vox’s limited-edition Lil’ Night Train set includes the 15-watt/EL84-powered NT15C1-CL head in matte-gold finish paired with a speaker cabinet sporting the traditional Vox diamond grillecloth and basket-weave leather. The amp has Bright and Girth channels, digital reverb, and Thick mode, which bypasses the tone circuit and provides (more…)

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Jensen Intros P10R-F Speaker


Jensen Musical Instrument Speakers’ P10R-F was designed by Jensen for Fender’s ’57 Bandmaster and 20th Anniversary Vibro King. It uses an Alnico speaker and is intended to create  a broken-in/worn sound with full-bodied low-end response and classic tonalities. For more, visit jensentone.com. (more…)

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Charvel Offers Pro Mod Super Stock Special Edition


Charvel’s Pro Mod Series Super Stock SD1 FR Special Edition wraps a Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish around a classic body. It has a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and Pro Mod profile, compound-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo (more…)

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Xotic Offers Guitar and Bass Strings


Xotic is now offering its own brand of guitar and bass strings.  The guitar strings use a steel hex core and nickel-plated steel, while the bass strings are offered in nickel-plated stainless steel. Learn more at www.xotic.us/strings.   (more…)

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Louis Electric Releases Black Line Amps


Louis Electric Amplifiers’ Black Line combo amps are designed to emulate the sounds of pre-CBS/blackface Fenders. The line includes the Princetone (18 watts output, 1×12), the Deltone (30 watts 1×12), and the Vibrotone (35 watt, 2×10). In the Deltone and Vibrotone, the tremolo circuit was modified from the opto-coupled of the vintage amps to a bias-modulated circuit. The […]

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Guitar Great Dick Wagner Passes


Guitar great Dick Wagner passed away July 30 after being hospitalized for respiratory failure. He had undergone a cardiac procedure two weeks prior. Wagner was 71. Wagner emerged in the Michigan rock scene of the ’60s, making a name for himself with his bands, the Bossmen and the Frosts, before becoming one of producer Bob […]

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Blues-Guitar Legend Johnny Winter Passes


Johnny Winter, among the elite guitarists in the blues and blues-rock idioms, died July 16 in Zurich, Switzerland, two days after he performed at a festival in Austria. He was 70, and at press time, no cause of death had been given. Winter (more…)

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Peter Frampton – The One in 901 (Behind the Song)


See guitarist Peter Frampton discuss the track “The One in 901,” from Hummingbird in a Box, a “mini-album” inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet. The music debuted in 2013 at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts, and two of the ballet’s spring-production segments were choreographed to existing Frampton music, with Frampton and his band performing live, […]

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