Monthly Archives: October 2010

Mellencamp’s No Better Than This Tour kicks off


John Mellencamp’s No Better Than This Tour launched this weekend with two consecutive performance dates at Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, Indiana near the artist’s home base. The shows was preceded by a showing of It’s About You, a film…

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Fender Marks 60 Years of Tele, P Bass


Fender will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of two of its most iconic instruments during the 2011 Winter NAMM Show in January by launching two instruments, the 60th Anniversary Telecaster and Precision Bass

Officially named the Telecaster in February…

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Simple Amps Offers Student SE Model


Simple Amps’ new Student SE model produces 10 watts output with an EL34 or 6L6. A Bias knob allows the user to adjust the power section, and the amp can be switched to run in triode mode, cutting output power in half. It ships with a 12AX7 preamp tube …

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Eastwood Guitars Opens in U.K.


Eastwood Guitars announces the opening of Eastwood Guitars U.K. Based in Liverpool, the facility will provide complete warehousing, distribution and set up of all Eastwood and Airline guitars for the UK market.

"The new UK based operation and w…

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Gibson Intros Firebird X


Gibson today introduced its new Firebird X guitar at a press event hosted by chairman/CEO Henry Juszkiewicz at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe.

The guitar has an ash body, maple neck, Brazilian marblewood fretboard, and uses Gibson’s Robohead tuners, new…

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Lucido Offers Three Bajo Quinto Models


Lucida, builder of classical guitars and traditional Mariachi instruments, is now offering three bajo quinto models. All have solid spruce tops, mahogany backs, sides, and necks, rosewood bridges and fretboards, abalone and fiber rosettes, and three-pl…

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Recording King Intros RK-R35 Madison Banjo


The Recording King Madison RK-R35 has a three-ply maple rim, maple resonator, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. Other features include a 24-hook brass tension hoop, planetary tuners, geared fifth peg, dual coordinator rods, Mastertone-style bell bras…

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Mothersbaugh Injury Forces Devo Tour Delay


Devo has been forced to postpone upcoming live dates due to a hand injury sustained by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh. A glass shard sliced Mothersbaugh’s right thumb to the bone, severing a tendon. He underwent immediate emergency surgery and is expected …

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Jeff Beck To Perform At Wembley NFL Game


Jeff Beck will perform the United Kingdom’s national anthem "God Save the Queen" in London’s famous Wembley Stadium for the opener of the NFL’s yearly overseas match-up. This year’s contest features the Denver Broncos taking on the San Franci…

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Guardian Intros Fiberglass Case for Mandos


Guardian’s Professional Fiberglass Mandolin Case (CG-065-M-LGY) fits most F and A-model mandolins. It is impact-resistant, water-repellent, and has an arched top. It is equipped with nickel-plated latches, a lock, and a leather handle. Its crushed-velv…

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