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Category Archives: Newswire

Dean Zelinksy Teams with Guitars 4 Vets

 

The non-profit Guitars for Vets (G4V) organization, which provides free guitars and lessons to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has announced a “Buy One, Give One” partnership with Dean Zelinsky Private Label guitars. Zelinsky is producing an exclusive G4V-branded guitar. With every (more…)

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Dweezil Zappa Victim of Theft

 

A Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster used by Dweezil Zappa on the Experience Hendrix tour earlier this year was recently stolen during the current tour with his band, Zappa Plays Zappa. A precise location of the incident is unknown, as the guitar wasn’t called on for use until a later tour stop, at which time it was […]

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Fender Intros Vintage Modified ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb

 

Fender’s Vintage Modified Series ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb pays tribute to the classic look of Fender’s late-’60s silverface amps. Both channels have reverb and tremolo, and the “custom” channel has a modified Bassman tone stack. The amp also has quicker gain onset (more…)

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Gretsch Releases G6112TCB-J Center Block

 

Gretsch’s Professional Collection G6112TCB-JR Center-Block LTD 2-Tone is a Nashville Junior model with a thinline body, chambered-spruce center block, and two-tone finish with a Jaguar Tan top and Copper Metallic back and sides. It has a 1¾”-deep single-cut three-ply maple body with (more…)

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EarthQuaker Devices Organizing Benefit Auction

 

Effects builder EarthQuaker Devices is organizing the “Auction for Andy” to raise money for the wife and three-year-old son of Andrew Richardson, who died September 1. Richardson was the sales manager/operations at the Minneapolis-based Z Vex Effects, and a respected musician on the city’s music scene (more…)

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Siegmund Introduces Sound King 300B

 

Siegmund Guitars & Amplifiers’ Sound King 300B is a Class A guitar amp with 25 watts output using 300B output tubes and 6SL7/6SN7 preamp tubes. Its circuit has true-bypass reverb, EQ bypass, Mercury Magnetics transformers, low-impedance effects loop, Spraque TVA filters, Vitamin Q paper/oil (more…)

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Scott Walker Guitars Offers The Electro

 

Scott Walker Guitars’ The Electro is hand-built in California using an alder body, maple neck, and Walker’s signature “Nodal” neck joint, which extends the tenon to the bridge cavity, allowing the neck to be bolted on at a nodal point. It also uses a machined, (more…)

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ZZ Top, Jeff Beck Set New Dates for Postponed Shows

 

ZZ Top has announced that it will resume touring early next year after a delay to allow bassist Dusty Hill to recuperate from a hip injury. The band has also rescheduled several dates with Jeff Beck in Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma that were affected by Hill’s injury and will now happen (more…)

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Off Stage Offers BodyDouble Guitar Surround

 

Off Stage Products’ BodyDouble is an ABS polymer shell that protects the body of a Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul while also allowing the guitar to sit higher on a player’s lap, for a more-stable playing position when seated. It has a 15″ bout (more…)

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Larry Alan Guitars Offers The Harlot Drive Pedal

 

Larry Alan Guitars’ The Harlot drive pedal uses a discreet transistor circuit wired for true-bypass operation. It has controls for Level and Gain, and uses polyfilm capacitors, metal film resistors, and Nuetrik connectors. It operates on a 9-volt battery or with a 9/18-volt DC adapter. (more…)

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