Monthly Archives: January 2011

Charles Kaman Passes


Charles Kaman, founder of a multi-faceted manufacturing corporation that bears his name, died January 31. He was 91.
Kaman was known primarily for his innovations in the helicopter industry, having started Kaman Aircraft Company in 1945. He also playe…

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Kansas City Bluesman Glenn Patrik Releases New CD


Composer, vocalist &amp; guitarist Glenn Patrik has released <em>Original Blues</em>, the followup to his <em>Nuthin’ But A Thang!</em>, on Shakehouse Records).

"I took this CD a little more contemporary (in sound &…

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Mack Amps Launches Gem 2G


Mack Amps’ new Gem 2G is a cathode-biased Class A guitar amp that uses Mack’s power-switching feature, which lowers output from 4 watts to 0.4 watts, It has controls for Volume, Gain, and Tone, and footswitchable preamp gain stages/channels. The 2G’s t…

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Weir Teams with Marin Symphony for Evening of Grateful Dead Music


Singer, songwriter, guitarist and Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame member BOB WEIR has announced plans for a special once-in-a-lifetime performance of Grateful Dead music with the Marin Symphony Orchestra to be heldMay 7 at the Marin Center in San Rafa…

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Dr. Duck’s Guitar Prescription Radio Show Back on Air


John (Dr.) Duck has revived his Guitar Prescription Radio Show. Now being broadcast every Saturday at 8 p.m. on KUNV 91.5 FM in Las Vegas, the show is also streamed at kunv.unlv.edu. Episodes are archived at ducksdeluxe.com/ddgpradioshow.html.

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The Fender Princeton


1962 6G2 Fender Princeton Preamp tubes: One 7025, one 12AX7 Output tubes: two 6V6GT in fixed bias Rectifier: 5Y3 Controls: Volume, Tone, Speed, Intensity Speaker: one 10” Oxford 10J4 Output: approximately 12 watts RMS For the past couple decades the Fender Deluxe of the ’60s and early ’70s (more…)

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N.J. Guitar And Bass Victimized by Theft, Reward Offered


Jay Jacus, New Jersey Guitar and Bass Center, informed <em>VG</em> that his store, located in Edison, was the the victim of theft January 19. He is offering a reward for their return. Anyone with information is asked to contact Jacus at (73…

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Traveler Intros EG-2


Traveler Guitar’s Escape EG-2 is a 25½"-scale electric guitar with a double-cutaway body, three-ply pickguard, maple neck and fretboard and two-tone sunburst finish.

At 29 ½" long, the EG-2 stows easily in airline overhead compa…

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DBZ Guitars to Unveil Z-Glide Neck


DBZ Guitars is unveiling its Z-Glide reduced-friction neck at next week’s NAMM show in Anaheim, California.

Available as an option on DBZ USA Custom Shop Guitars, the new neck utilizes a surface designed to let the player’s hand move more easily on …

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Orange Unveils OPC Musician’s PC


Orange Amplifiers will debut its all-in-one computer amplifier speaker, the OPC, at this week’s NAMM show.

The OPC is a guitar amplifier and recording studio workstation designed for musicians and songwriters, offering one-stop playing, recording, …

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