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Category Archives: Newswire

Dynamo Amplification Introduces GT120X head/GT50Xc Combo

 

Dynamo Amplification’s GT120x head and GT50Xc 212 combo are based on the company’s M50X. Both have an ultra-high-gain overdrive channel along with a clean channel, separate channel EQ controls, and global Depth, Presence, and Master Volume controls. They are hand-made using using audiophile-grade components and output/power transformers by Mercury Magnetics and Plitron. The GT120x five ECC83/12AX7 […]

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Breedlove Set to Suspend U.S. Mandolin Production

 

Breedlove Stringed Instruments has announced it will suspend production of its U.S.-made mandolins in 2016. Saying it is restructuring its manufacturing layout “…to improve efficiencies and keep cost down,” Miles Benefield, Production Manager, added, “The most important thing is that we are handcrafting high-quality (more…)

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Xotic Offers Henderson-Modded RC Booster

 

Xotic Effects is offering a version of its RC Booster with modifications suggested by guitarist Scott Henderson. The pedal’s standard circuit has active controls for Treble, Bass, Gain, and Volume, and offers 20db+ clean boost and a +- 15db two-band active EQ. It is (more…)

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Kiesel, Carvin Guitars Custom Shop Adds Carbon-Fiber Rods to Necks

 

Kiesel and Carvin Guitars Custom Shop guitars and basses are now being made with two high-strength carbon-fiber rods and two-way truss rods in their conditioned Eastern hard rock maple and mahogany necks. Five-piece laminate necks are optional. (more…)

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G&L Introduces ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 Semi-Hollow

 

G&L is now offering its ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 in a  semi-hollow version, adding chambers and an f-shaped sound hole to its swamp ash body. It employs the company’s Magnetic Field Design bridge pickup, P-90 in the neck position, and individual brass (more…)

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ASG Offers Limited-Edition Alice Cooper Guitar

 

Artist Series Guitar (ASG) is offering a limited-edition model featuring a collage of artwork from Alice Cooper’s Constrictor and Lace and Whiskey albums. The guitars will be hand-numbered and signed by Cooper, and available exclusively at Rockabilia.com on All Hallows’ Eve. (more…)

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DW Re-Opens Ovation Factory

 

Drum Workshop, parent company of Ovation, has resumed production of the brand’s acoustic/electric guitars, basses, mandolins, and ukuleles in New Hartford, Connecticut. To mark the occasion, fans of the brand from around the world have been invited to the factory October 26 for a private performance by Kevin Cronin and other members of REO Speedwagon. Cronin will […]

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Forsburg Offers MMV25 Rack For Mesa Head

 

The Forsburg Industries MMV25 lets a player rack-mount the Mesa Mark V 25 head without modification or removing it from its wooden frame. Made of aluminum, it is powder coated and offers cable access that can accommodate any wiring setup. See more at Forsburg.com. (more…)

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Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Offers Chambered Option on CT-Series

 

The Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars’ Custom Shop has added a chambered-body option to its CT624 and CT7 California Carved Top electrics. Learn more at carvinguitars.com.   (more…)

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Guitarist “Smokin’ Joe” Kubek Passes

 

Guitarist Smokin’ Joe Kubek died after suffering a heart attack October 11. He was 58. Kubek was born in Pennsylvania but grew up near Dallas, where he led bands that began gigging in clubs when he was 14. At 19, he was backing high-profile blues players in the (more…)

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