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Seymour Duncan Releases NYC Bass Pickups

 

Seymour Duncan’s NYC Bass pickups use a dual-coil J-type design with a double row of exposed Alnico II pole pieces. Their four-conductor cable allow for three wiring modes – parallel, series, and single-coil mode for a vintage -Jazz-Bass sound. It is available individually or (more…)

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Dunlop Introduces Primetone Picks

 

Dunlop’s Primetone picks use a combination of material and edge sculpting intended to replicate the feel, playability, and sound of tortoise picks. Made of high-density ultem, they have a new grip design,  beveled playable edges, and are available in standard, semi-round, and triangle shapes in (more…)

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Electra Guitars Introduces Invicta Model

 

Electra Guitars Invicta model has an ash body with a carved, quilted-maple top, set maple neck with medium C shape, sculpted heel with 22 jumbo frets, a 12″-radius rosewood fretboard, mother-of-pearl inlays, GraphTech Tusq nut, double-action truss rod, chrome hardware, and a TonePros bridge/tailpiece. It uses (more…)

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Nordstrand Pickups Offers New BigMan

 

Nordstrand Pickups’ BigMan uses two single-coil pickups in one cover that matches the physical size of a Music Man bass pickup.  Available in 4- and 5-string formats, it  uses Alnico V magnets and has four conductor-lead wires to allow for many switching options. It is designed and built (more…)

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Seymour Duncan Launches 805 Overdrive

 

The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive uses the same chip found in the legendary 808 as a starting point, but ends with an MC33178. It has an active three-band EQ, glass-diode/back-to-back stack distortion circuit, and a gain-control range of 8dB to 36dB. Wired true-bypass and (more…)

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Roland Offers Cube-10GX Amp

 

Roland has expanded its Cube-GX line of amplifiers with the Cube-10GX. It offers 10 watts output and uses a custom-designed 8″ speaker. Its tones can be customized using the Cube Kit app, which offers 10 COSM amps, including amps for bass and acoustic/electric guitar. Out of (more…)

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Eastman Intros Ray Benson Signature Model

 

Eastman Guitars’ T486-RB Ray Benson signature model is a double-cutaway guitar with laminate top, back, and sides. Its maple neck has an ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays, 24¾” scale, 1¾”-wide bone nut, nickel Gotoh TOM-style bridge, Gotoh tuners, Lollar pickups, single controls for Volume (more…)

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D&A Offers Starfish Stands

 

D&A Rock Solid Stands and Hangers’ Starfish and Starfish+ instrument stands are built with TPE plastic and archival-grade fabric to cover all points of contact between the stand and a guitar. They have five legs, which the company says keeps them stable at a full 30 degrees (more…)

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Crazy Horse Bassist Talbot to Miss European Tour

 

Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot suffered a mild stroke on June 30 and will be unable to join the band on its upcoming European tour. Though Talbot’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery, they have advised him to sit out the this tour and recover his strength. Crazy Horse will […]

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inducts Perkins, Bell, Lewis

 

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame today announced nine inductees. The list includes Lil Hardin Armstrong, Al Bell, Big Star, John Fry, Walter “Furry” Lewis, Chips Moman, Ann Peebles, Carl Perkins, and Jesse Winchester. Inductees will be honored this fall at the Hall’s annual ceremony. Hall officials (more…)

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