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Framus Introduces Legacy Acoustic Series

 

Framus’ Legacy acoustic series includes four models made with solid spruce or solid mahogany tops, coated strings, bone saddle and nut, and inlays made of abalone and mother of pearl. Acoustic/electrics are equipped with a Fishman Isys Plus preamp and Sonicore pickup. For more, visit www.framus.de. (more…)

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VG Helps “Antiques Roadshow” With Larson Brothers Segment

 

Vintage Guitar magazine recently played host to producers from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) program “Antiques Roadshow” for a segment featuring Larson Brothers guitars. The episode, labeled “Bismarck, Hour 2” on program guides, will air at 8 p.m EST on Monday, February 23. Larson Brothers guitars are highly collectible acoustics made in the 1920s and […]

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Origin Effects Offers Cali76 Germanium

 

Origin Effects is offering versions of its Cali76 and Cali76 Parallel/Boost that use new-old-stock germanium transistors in their output stage. They combine studio-grade compression that can be adjusted to provide desired break-up with coloration that is free of negative feedback and provides fast transient recovery and (more…)

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Guitarist Sam Andrew Passes

 

Sam Andrew, founding member of the psychedelic-rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, died February 12. He was 73, and reportedly suffered a heart attack following open-heart surgery. Big Brother was among the standard-bearers of the San Francisco acid-rock scene of (more…)

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Aguilar Introduces Super Double Bass Pickups

 

Aguilar’s Super Double bass pickups have two rows of Alnico V pole pieces and are wound with 42-gauge Formvar wire in the company’s facility in New York City. Designed as a direct replacement for many standard soap-bar sizes, they are available for four-, five- (more…)

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Clapton, Others Inducted to Blues Foundation HoF

 

The Blues Foundation announces the selection of three living performers to be inducted into its Blues Hall of Fame. Tommy Brown, Eric Clapton, and Little Richard join more than 130 who have been inducted since 1980. Clapton has been tapped for his many musical (more…)

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Morley Releases Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

 

Morley’s Cliff Burton tribute Power Fuzz Wah combines classic wah with built-in fuzz. Its wah function has separate Level control, while fuzz has controls for Level and Intensity as well as a Modern/Vintage switch to select between types of fuzz. Wah and (more…)

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MXR Custom Shop Offers Sub Machine Fuzz

 

The MXR Custom Shop Sub Machine Fuzz is based on the company’s La Machine Fuzz and adds a sub-octave circuit with its own Level control. It also has a Series switch that runs sub-octave signal straight to the fuzz or alongside fuzz for a split-channel (more…)

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GHS Strings Launches NitroPack

 

GHS Strings is offering sets in the company’s new NitroPack, which it says ensures the strings arrive fresh. The packaging is tear-resistant, seals the strings in a “nitrogen environment.,” and is being used on Thin Core Boomers, Thick Core Boomers, and David Gilmour signature sets. GHS (more…)

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Fishman Debuts Platinum Analog Acoustic Preamps

 

Fishman’s Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage acoustic preamps are all-analog and offer discrete, high-headroom Class A function with sweepable Mid and a switchable guitar/bass EQ mode. Features include adjustable volume boost, balanced XLR outs, effects loop, and sweepable notch filter. Footswitches activate volume boost or a chromatic tuner. For more, go to www.fishman.com. (more…)

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