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DiPinto Intros TV and Melody Mach Guitars

 

DiPinto Guitars’ TV and Melody Mach guitars have solid mahogany bodies, bolt-on maple necks with rosewood fretboards, DiPinto’s P-1000 stacked-coil pickup in the bridge position. The pickup is two vintage, dog-eared style coils stacked atop each other, each wound to just under 10K ohms and wired in series to equal almost 20K output. The design is […]

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E-H Offers Deluxe Big Muff, Nano Bass Big Muff

 

The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff is a re-imagined version of the company’s Big Muff Pi, adding a footswitchable Mids section to tailor midrange response. Its Frequency knob allows varying the center frequency of the EQ while the Level control sets the amount of boost or cut. A High/Low Q switch selects bandwidth around the boost […]

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Beatles Guitars Sell at Auction

 

A 1962 Rickenbacker 425 purchased by George Harrison in ’63 sold for $657,000 during an auction event May 17 hosted by Julien’s Auctions at the Hard Rock Cafe, New York. The guitar, originally finished in the company’s Fireglo, was repainted in black at the request of Harrison so it would match a similar Rickenbacker played […]

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Cordoba Appoints Ferguson VP for Guild

 

Cordoba Music Group, which recently acquired the Guild brand from Fender,  has announced that Ren Ferguson will join Cordoba as Vice President of Manufacturing and R&D for Guild. Ferguson, who spent more than 20 years with Gibson before going to work with Guild/Fender in 2012, will oversee production in Cordoba’s plant in Oxnard, California.

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Peerless Guitars Offers Jezebel Model

 

The Peerless Jezebel has a laminated/arched spruce top, laminated/arched maple back, and laminated maple sides. Completely hollow, it uses scalloped X bracing and a small mahogany block under the bridge. Its mahogany neck is fitted with a rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl dot inlays, with a 628-millimeter scale and 22 medium frets. It uses Peerless’ Dual-Pole […]

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Neo Instruments Intros Ventilator II

 

Neo Instruments’ Ventilator II is designed to emulate the sound of the Leslie Model 122 rotary speaker. Housed in a metal chassis measuring 6”x 5.25”x 2.25” and with the same 800Hz crossover as the Leslie 122, it has three rotary pots that allow adjustment of rotor Speed Control (slow to fast), Balance, and Drive. Separate […]

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Fender Names McDonald Executive VP

 

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has promoted Richard McDonald to Executive Vice President, Fender Brand. McDonald has been with the company since 1993, rising from an entry-level position to serve as amplification and audio marketing manager, then as vice president of electric guitars. In the new position, he will oversee production of the company’s electric […]

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TC Electronic Expands Mini Pedals Line

 

TC Electronic has added to its line Mini Pedals with the Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Mini Vibrato, Corona Mini Chorus, and Vortex Mini Flanger. Built with the same enclosures as the company’s PolyTune Mini, Ditto Looper, and others, they have three-knob interface and the company’s TonePrint technology, which allows the user to upload tones created […]

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Railhammer Launches Bob Balch Signature Pickup

 

Railhammer’s new Bob Balch signature pickup is based on the company’s Chisel model, but has a brass cover and brass baseplate, which reduce output and treble response slightly while enhancing overall midrange. “The result is a thick tone with clarity that cuts through even with heavy fuzz, and is warm and articulate in clean settings,” […]

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Monster Unveils Cables for Guitar, Bass, and Acoustic

 

Monster has released new versions of its Rock, Bass, and Acoustic cables. The Rock cable is tuned to enhance the attack of a solidbody guitar with a coaxial design featuring a multi-gauge wire networks to maximize a guitar’s tone and sonic bite. The Bass cable uses solid-core conductor for power, definition, and punch to better […]

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