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Throback Offers Colin Cripps Signature Strings

 

Throback’s Colin Cripps Signature Custom Medium guitar strings are nickel-wound with a hex core and wound to Cripps’ specs, gauged .011-.054 with an unwound (.020) G. Cripps plays guitar for Blue Rodeo and the Jim Cuddy Band, and has recorded with Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, (more…)

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Dr. No Introduces Evil MotherFuzzer Pedal

 

Dr. No’s Evil MotherFuzzer was designed in collaboration with guitarist Pablo van de Poel. It uses germanium transistors and has controls for Volume, Tone, Bias, Shape, and Fuzz, which gives the player control ranging from clean to classic fuzz. The Shape knob dials in harmonic (more…)

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Marshall Tucker Band Begins Tour

 

The Marshall Tucker Band has begun its 2016 “Long Hard Ride Tour,” its name being a throwback to the band’s 1976 album of the same title. “I look back at it all now and just think, ‘Wow!’ We’ve been doing this 45 years, and every year I get more excited about getting back out there,” said lead singer Doug Gray. […]

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Breedlove Launches Pursuit Concert Koa

 

The Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa has solid-koa top, koa back and sides, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, bone nut and saddle, closed-gear tuners, Breedlove’s Bridge Truss System, and measures 15″ across the lower bout. Its electronics include a Fishman Isys system with a USB port for (more…)

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ModKits DIY Offers Suspended Chime Chorus/Delay

 

The ModKits DIY Suspended Chime has chorus and chorus/delay effects, a Blend knob to adjust chorus, and a Selector switch that adds a 190-millisecond delay. Read more at modkitsdiy.com. (more…)

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Radial Offers Shotgun Stereo Amp Driver

 

Radial’s Shotgun stereo amp driver/distro can drive up to four amps without introducing ground-loop interference. Each output is buffered to lower impedance and allow the player drive the signal longer distances onstage. Output 1 provides a ground path to the guitar while Outs 2, (more…)

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Bedell Guitars, Stand For Trees Team to Protect Brazilian Rosewood Forest

 

In an effort to protect a threatened Brazilian rosewood forest, Bedell Guitars has partnered with Stand For Trees and the Allcot Group’s Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conversation project. Stand For Trees helps citizens and businesses protect endangered forests. For each Brazilian Rosewood guitar the builder sells, it will buy (more…)

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Paul Gilbert Slates Great Guitar Escape ’16

 

Guitarist Paul Gilbert has slated the 2016 Great Guitar Escape 3.0 for July 25-29 at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. Joining Gilbert this year will be Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro and Dave Ellefson, as well as former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” (more…)

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Billy Gibbons to Star in “Rockin’ Roadsters” on Discovery Channel

 

Guitarist Billy Gibbons (VG, January ’16) will team with custom-car builder Jimmy Shine in the pilot episode of “Rockin’ Roadsters,” a new program on the Discovery Channel. Gibbons and Shine have collaborated on several cars over the last 20-plus years, and in the (more…)

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Andrews Amplification Introduces Spectraverb 16 Combo

 

Andrews Amplification’s Spectraverb 16 produces 16 watts output using two 6V6 tubes running to a WGS G12C/S speaker in a finger-jointed pine cabinet with birch baffle. Hand-wired in the U.S., it has U.S.-made transformers and external tube-bias-test points/adjustment. (more…)

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