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Perri Ink Debuts Gypsy Model

 

Perri Ink Custom Guitars’ Gypsy model guitar is the company’s first original design. It has a swamp ash body with ash pickguard, quartersawn maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, clay inlays, and a reverse headstock. Other features include three Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot pickups and a Callaham vintage-style vibrato. Each is custom-built to order, and made […]

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LMI Postpones Healdsburg Guitar Festival

 

Luthiers Mercantile International, organizers of the renowned Healdsburg Guitar Festival, today announced it has postponed the next such festival until 2016. “In August, 2013, we enjoyed our most successful festival ever,” said LMI sales manager Chris Herrod said in a written statement. “Financially, personally, and logistically, we couldn’t have been more pleased. But after having taken […]

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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Passes

 

Renowned folk singer/songwriter, musicologist, organizer, and political activist Pete Seeger died January 27 at a hospital in New York City. He was 94 and passed from natural causes. Seeger was born in 1919 to Charles Seeger, Jr. and his wife, Constance. Charles Seeger is credited with helping found the academic discipline of ethnomusicology in his […]

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Rock ‘N Roll Relics, Bruce Kulick Team on BK Guitar

 

Bruce Kulick, former Kiss guitarist and current axe man for Grand Funk Railroad, will be showing a prototype of his forthcoming BK guitar at Winter NAMM. Inspired by the vintage Les Paul Junior Kulick used on many well-known recordings, the BK, which will be produced by Rock N’ Roll Relics, has a mahogany body and […]

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Colby Introduces Mod Machine Amp

 

Colby Amplification’s Mod Machine is a hand-wired EL34 amp inspired by British amplifiers but capable of multiple sounds and power-amp configurations. It offers a range from clean JTM to “Plexi” to a metal-panel “Master Volume” to higher-gain sounds. The power section includes four modes (Pentode/Triode/Cathode/Fixed) and has corresponding power ratings from 12 to 50 watts […]

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Godin Expands Montreal Premiere Line

 

Godin Guitars has added  four models to its thinline semi-hollow Montreal Premiere line. The Sunburst P90 HB uses Godin Kingpin P90 pickups and a custom tailpiece; a Bigsby-equipped version is also available, with a roller saddle bridge. The Sunburst TriplePlay has an integrated Fishman system with hexaphonic saddle pickups, while the Lightburst HG DLX has […]

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Engl Amps Offers Invader II E 642/2

 

Engl Amplifiers’ Invader II amp is redesigned with two Clean channels and two Overdrive channels, switchable between a Hi or Low gain mode, plus a Sound switch that changes the character of each channel. Its four-channel preamp has a three-stage EQ and 12AX7 tubes, and offers separate Gain and Volume controls for each channel. The […]

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Colby Amplification Reissuing Park Amps

 

Colby Amplification has announced it will reissue a line of Park guitar amps. The first Park by Colby Amplification amp will be a limited-edition “top-mount” Park 45 that uses KT66 tubes, vintage Piher resistors, and Phillips “mustard” capacitors all affixed to a brown Paxolin board with split turrets. Merrin “clone” transformers, laced wiring, McMurdo octal […]

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Walrus Audio Offers Descent Reverb

 

Walrus Audio’s Descent Reverb is designed to render sounds ranging from vintage Hall Reverb to conceptual Reverse and Shimmer reverbs. Its Dry Signal, +1, and -1 controls allow the user to dial in precise amounts of unaffected signal, as well as one octave up and down into its Wet Mix. Every part in the circuit […]

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John Oates Launches Design Contest for New Album Cover

 

John Oates has partnered with online platform Creative Allies to launch a contest that allows fans the chance to design the cover of his upcoming album, Good Road To Follow, which will feature a three-disc set of genre-specific EPs titled Route 1, Route 2, and Route 3. Artists have the opportunity to submit designs online and the public can vote at http://www.creativeallies.com/contests/917-design-an-album-cover-for-john-oates. […]

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