The Rio Grande Pickups Vintage Tallboy Twangbucker can be wired with a push/pull pot or mini toggle that allows selection of a humbucking sound or straight single-coil mode. It includes a custom-made nickel-plated bridge and is available in several colors. Learn more at http://riograndepickups.com.
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Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks have announced that 2014 will be their final year as members of the Allman Brothers Band. The two have been members for 25 and 15 years, respectively. “I joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1989 for a reunion tour with no promise or expectations of it going any further,” […]
Jimmy Vivino and the Black Italians are scheduled to perform on “Conan” January 28. The guitarist, who serves as music director on the late-night talk show hosted by Conan O’Brien, will guide the group through a performance of Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm.” The song appears on the band’s album, 13 Live, which was released on Blind […]
Gretsch is expanding its Roots Collection of eclectic instruments to include several new guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, and banjos. Among the guitars are the G9550 New Yorker, which has an ached spruce top, laminated maple sides/arched back, vintage-style V-shaped mahogany neck profile, rosewood fingerboard, and a compensated rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece. The G9515 Jim Dandy Flat […]
Takamine’s new LTD2014 limited-edition acoustic/electric guitar has a slope-shoulder dreadnought cutaway design with a neck joined at the 12th fret. It combines a solid Sitka spruce top with a flame-maple back and maple sides, Takamine’s dual-channel CT4-DX preamp and Palathetic under-saddle pickup, ivoroid binding with abalone body and headstock purfling, abalone rosette, ebony fingerboard, bone […]
The Les Paul Foundation, formed by the late guitarist/inventor to encourage young people to pursue their interests in music, sound and engineering, has announced its latest round of grants. Organizations set to receive them include the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, to provide schools with instruments; the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, for its garage-band competition […]
Fender has expanded its Pawn Shop Special series of guitar amplifiers to include the Vaporizer. Inspired by the Space Race and the beginnings of garage rock, it produces 12 watts output through two 6BQ5/EL84 power tubes and two 10″ 16-ohm Special Design Vaporizer speakers. Additional features include a spring reverb circuit independent of the amp’s […]
Lanikai Ukuleles’ Legacy Collection includes 11 new models with features including spruce tops, okume back and sides, abalone binding, and Fishman’s Kula preamp system. Check them out at http://www.lanikaiukes.com.
PureSalem Guitars use mahogany bodies, bolt-on/C-shaped mahogany necks, rosewood fretboards with 25.5″ scale length, tune-o-matic-style bridges, medium-jumbo frets, 43-millimeter synthetic bone nuts, vintage-style tuners, and Kent Armstrong P90 pickups. Several finish options are available. Read more at www.puresalemguitars.com.
Analog Alien’s Alien Bass Station is a multi-effects pedal for bass. Its limiter/compressor controls the instrument’s dynamic range without suppressing tones, which its generator has the characteristics of a tube bass amp and its gamma fuzz allows for stronger and lower bass frequencies to produce more fuzz. For more, go to www.analogalien.com.