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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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Orange Amps, Primus Donate to Little Kids Rock

 

Orange Amplification and Primus have teamed up to donate two customized Orange Dual Terror guitar amps to Little Kids Rock, the non-profit provider of free musical instruments and teacher training to U.S. public schools. The two (more…)

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Daredevil Pedals Introduces Nova

 

Daredevil Pedals’ Nova silicon fuzz pedal is based on an original design. Hand-wired with true-bypass circuit, it has controls for Volume and Saturation that the company says offer a range of tones that retain distinction and clarity, even at high gain settings. Its small box uses (more…)

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PRS Offers SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

 

PRS Guitars’ SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel basses have neck-through construction, use proprietary pickups, and will be offered in a variety of finishes. The Kingfisher has an ash body, 24-fret maple/walnut neck, and 34” scale. The Kestrel has an alder body, 22-fret maple/walnut (more…)

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Keeley Offers Black Glass British Fuzz

 

Keeley Electronics’ Black Glass British Fuzz is hand-built in the U.S. using an OC81-based design with a circuit modified for increased high frequency and low noise. The company says other design mods have solved temperature issues that often affect fuzz units, and it accepts a (more…)

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DOD Offers 440 Envelope Filter

 

The DOD 440 Envelope Filter is slow-filter sweep pedal that reacts to pick attack and creates vowel-like/crying sounds. The company has added a Voice switch that lets the user decide which part of the sweep to emphasize. Other controls include Level and Range controls. Other features include (more…)

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Electra Launches Phoenix S Model

 

Electra Guitars’ Phoenix S model is based on the company’s X110, with an offset double-cutaway ash body, maple neck, maple fretboard with 25.5″ scale, 22 jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a GraphTech Tusq nut. It uses three Electra MagnaFlux SC single-coil pickups controlled with (more…)

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DigiTech Launches Drop Pedal

 

DigiTech’s new Drop is a polyphonic drop-tune pedal that lets guitar and bass players lower their tuning from one semitone to a full octave. It uses algorithms drawn from the company’s Whammy DT and offers a choice of eight drop tune and pitch-shifting intervals, plus an Octave+Dry (more…)

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Dynamo Amplification Expands Grand Tour Series

 

Dynamo Amplification has added the GTS-C to its Grand Tour Series of high-gain/two-channel amps, which are built with audiophile-grade components and toroidal transformers. The C-series amps offer optional standard-grade component options and are available in a 1×12 combo, head, or 19″ rackmount version with 20 (more…)

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Walker Electric Guitars Unveils The Solace

 

Walker Electric Guitars’ Solace model has a tempered basswood body with Formica top and back in matte-black finish, maple neck with extended tenon attached with a single bolt on the nodal point and reinforced with two carbon beams,  24” scale, a custom-wound blade-style “cigar (more…)

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