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Category Archives: Newswire

Guitarist Jeff Golub Passes

 

Jeff Golub, a multi-genre guitarist whose career included stints with Rod Stewart, Billy Squier, Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford, Marc Cohn, Tina Turner, and many others, died January 1. He was 59. In late 2013, he was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a degenerative brain disease (more…)

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Floyd Rose, Graph Tech Release New Tremolo

 

Floyd Rose and Graph Tech have combined to create the first Floyd Rose Tremolo System with Graph Tech’s Ghost saddles, which use custom-engineered piezo crystals encapsulated in the pickup’s String Saver material, which the companies say makes it impervious to the elements while (more…)

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T-Rex Debuts ToneTrunk Pedalboards, Nitros Hypergain Distortion

 

T-Rex ToneTrunk pedalboards are made from aluminum with  a two-tiered design for easier access to the back row, and have space for extension/patch cables and a power supplies. Offered in four sizes, they use solid-rubber feet and ship with Velcro strips to secure pedals in (more…)

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Xotic Effects Intros Voltage Doubler Power Adapter

 

Xotic Effects Voltage Doubler power adapter, designed for use with Xotic pedals, steps up voltage output to 15 or 18 volts with a max draw of 80 milliamps. Running pedals at higher voltages gives increased headroom and dynamics, clearer top-end, extended bass, and less compression. For (more…)

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Renowned Nashville Player/Producer Chip Young Passes

 

Chip Young, a session guitarist, producer, and engineer famous for his thumb-style playing, died December 20 in a Nashville hospital. He was 76 and had undergone triple-bypass surgery several weeks prior. Young, whose real name was Jerry Stembridge, started playing guitar as a prodigy of Jerry Reed and (more…)

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Seymour Duncan Adds Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

 

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Lemmy signature pickups are wound for greater attack and punch while maintaining clarity under heavy distortion. They are hand-built and available in individual neck, middle, or bridge models, or as a set, and as direct-mount for Rickenbacker’s Lemmy Signature bass (more…)

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Moniker Guitars Offers TX BBQ Series

 

Moniker Guitars’ TX BBQ Series guitars are customizable and have a design inspired by favorite barbeque joints in Austin, Texas. All have a white-wash finish, walnut pickguards, walnut knobs, aged-gold hardware, and an engraved walnut truss-rod cover. Special finish options are available, as are, Rio (more…)

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MTD Kingston Saratoga Deluxe

 

MTD (Michael Tobias Design) Kingston’s Saratoga Deluxe Jazz bass can operate in active or passive mode with optional Bartolini upgrade pickups, and has a carved body and asymmetrically shaped neck. It is available in satin Honeyburst, satin Dark Cherryburst, and gloss Transparent Black. Read (more…)

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Sheptone Releases Heartbreaker Pickups

 

Sheptone’s Heartbreaker pickups are PAF-inspired, use degaussed Alnico V magnets, and are wound to emulate the sound of Jimmy Page in the classic Led Zeppelin era. Learn more at www.sheptone.com. (more…)

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Eastwood Guitars Set to Offer LaBaye 2×4 Reissue

 

Eastwood Guitars is offering a reissue of the LaBaye 2×4, a mid-’60s guitar designed by Wisconsin native Dan Helland and built at the Holman-Woodell factory in Neodesha, Kansas. Helland’s concept intended to reinforce his belief that an electric solidbody is simply a slab of wood (more…)

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