Monthly Archives: February 2011

Daisy Rock Supports the Grammy’s MusiCares Foundation


Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is supporting MusiCares, a charity founded by The Recording Academy, by donating a Wildwood Artist Deluxe to help a musician in need as part of MusiCares’ outreach program.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistan…

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Gator Launches Mini Bone Pedalboards


Gator Cases’ new Mini-Bone pedalboard line uses U.S.-made molded polyethylene and a carpet-lined angled surface. It holds up to three single effects pedals and includes a convenient cinch tote carry bag with accessory pocket. Learn more at gatorcases….

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Steve Miller Band Releasing New Album


The Steve Miller Band will release a new album, <em>Let Your Hair Down</em>, April 19 on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud &amp; Proud Records. The band will kick off the album release with a Spring tour …

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Dean Introduces Aphex-Enhanced John Entwistle Bass


Dean Guitars and Aphex have teamed up to create the Dean John Entwistle Bass. Two Entwistle signature basses, the Spider and the Hybrid, use the Aphex Exciter/Compressor/Optical Big Bottom circuitry.

The Hybrid is a standard model, while the Spid…

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Gary Moore Passes Away


Renowned guitarist Gary Moore passed away in his sleep yesterday while on vacation in Spain. He was 58.

Moore hailed from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and throughout a storied career became one of the preeminent blues/rock players after stints with T…

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Guitarists Slate Benefit for Jason Becker


Joe Satriani headlines a guitar-heavy bill that also includes Richie Kotzen, Steve Lukather, The Kehoe Nation, Flametal and more will get together March 26 to play a benefit show for Jason Becker, a one-time guitar prodigy first known as part of the me…

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65amps Introduces The Empire


65amps’ new Empire 22-watt combo is the result of the company’s research into the subtleties of several eras of EL34-based British amps ranging from the mid ’60s through the ’90s.

Players can select their tone of choice using a foot pedal or the sel…

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T-Rex Launches Twister 2


T-Rex Engineering’s Twister 2 is loaded with new software and now covers a wider tonal range. By adjusting Depth, Tone, and Rate, Twister 2 can deliver old vintage sound as well as a more modern chorus. Learn more at: http://t-rex-effects.com.

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Walter Trout Slates U.S. Tour


Walter Trout has scheduled a month-long tour in the U.S. that begins March 9 in Dallas. The roots singer/songwriter and guitarist has been promoting his 20th album <em>Common Ground</em>, with appearances throughout Europe and the U.S.

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Ernie Ball Giving Fans Chance to Hang with E.C.


String and accessory maker Ernie Ball has announced its Experience Clapton and Clapton Golden Pick contests. Fifteen winners will be given the opportunity to meet Eric Clapton in London, attend a closed rehearsal, and see him perform at the Royal Alber…

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