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Park Releases Limited Edition 75 Head

 

Park Amplifiers Limited Edition 75 is a British-style, four-input/two-channel amplifier that uses KT88 output tubes. Hand-wired in New York, it produces 50 watts of clean output, 90 at full power using new old stock (NOS) Piher and Allen Bradley resistors, Lemco capacitors (“chicklet” and (more…)

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Squier Intros Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

 

Squier’s Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster guitar is tuned A to A and has the 30″ scale. Sporting a modern take on Fender’s Antigua finish, with a matching pickguard, it has a bound fretboard with white pearloid block inlays, and two Duncan Design single-coil (more…)

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Setzer Sends Gretsch to Smithsonian

 

Brian Setzer recently donated a replica of his 1959 Gretsch 6120 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The renowned original was used during the ’80s heyday of the Stray Cats, when he personalized it by mounting dice (taken from his Monopoly board game) (more…)

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Stan Jay, Proprietor of Mandolin Brothers, Passes

 

Vintage Guitar would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Stan Jay, who passed away October 22. Founder of Mandolin Brothers, a forefather in the vintage-instrument trade, and cherished among his peers, Stan was one of the first (and longest-running) advertisers in VG. http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/10/stan_jay_owner_of_beloved_mand.html (more…)

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Artist Don Hardy, Fender Team to Raise Money for Waves For Water

 

Artist Donald Edward Hardy is teaming with Fender to mark the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster and raise money for Waves For Water through an exhibit/sale titled “Strat: 60 Years of the Stratocaster.” Each Strat in the event will include individual artwork and will (more…)

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Keeley Electronics Launches Bassist Compressor Pedal

 

Keeley Electronics’ Bassist Compressor effect pedal is hand-built with controls for Compression, Threshold, Gain, and a Threshold indicator. It uses dbx-inspired circuitry and offers ultra-low noise/distortion,1:1 to 1:Infinity Compression, and up to 30dB boost. Visit www.rkfx.com. (more…)

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Fender Offers Adam Clayton Jazz Bass

 

Fender’s Adam Clayton Jazz Bass is inspired by the ’65 Jazz used by the U2 bassist. It has Fender Custom Shop pickups and a Sherwood Green Metallic finish with matching headstock, maple neck with a C-shaped profile and vintage-style truss adjustment, 9.5″-radius rosewood (more…)

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Neunaber Offers Seraphim Stereo Shimmer

 

The Neunaber Audio Effects Seraphim Stereo Shimmer combines wet reverb with a shimmer effect that can be switched on the fly. Other features include stereo or mono input and output, controls for Effect Mix, Reverb Depth and Shimmer Level, a Mix knob that can go to (more…)

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EVH Launches 5150III Combo

 

The EVH 5150III is a 50-watt all-tube combo with three channels – clean, crunch and lead and a Celestion speaker. It’s powered by seven JJ ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes, two JJ 6L6 power tubes, and has front-panel-adjustable power output from 50 watts to one watt, (more…)

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PRS Offers Archon 25 in Combo Format

 

The PRS Archon 25 offers 25 watts output switchable to 13 watts using a 6L6, EL34, or 5881 output tube. Each of its two channels has controls for Volume, Treble, Middle, and Bass, along with Master Volume control for each channel and global Depth and (more…)

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