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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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B.C. Rich Launching Mockingbird Plus FR

 

The B.C. Rich Mockingbird Plus FR uses a Floyd Rose bridge on one of the most popular body shapes in the company’s line. It has a mahogany body with Black Vapor finish, figured maple top, 24-fret ebony fretboard with a 12″ radius, diamond inlays, and the traditional B.C. Rich three-and-three headstock. The new set-neck design […]

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Pigtronix Intros Echolution 2

 

The Pigtronix Echolution 2 uses analog tone shaping and digital signal processing, offering an expanded palette of delay effects in a programmable, MIDI-controllable package. It has a 24-bit, variable-clock, full-stereo delay line that creates echoes from 10ms to 10 seconds in duration. Any two subdivisions of the master delay time can be selected to create […]

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EarthQuaker Debuts Pitch Bay, Terminal Fuzz

 

The EarthQuaker Pitch Bay is a three-part polyphonic harmonizer and distortion generator that can be adjusted by stepped semitones, from one to 12 semitones (full octave) above and below the root. Each voice (Pitch up, Pitch down, and Root) has an adjustable mix that can be cut or boosted. It also has an adjustable input […]

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