Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ampeg Launches GVT Guitar Amps


Ampeg has announced a new line of all-tube guitar amps . The GVT series ranges from a compact 5-watt head to a 50-watt 2×12 combo. They use 6V6 and 6L6 power tubes and Ampeg’s Baxandall EQ circuitry, which allows for a wide range of tones. Both GVT extension cabinets use Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, while GVT (more…)

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Maroon 5, Train Announce Summer Tour


Maroon 5 and Train have announced plans for a North American summer tour. Kicking off on July 22, the outing will encompass more than 40 dates before wrapping in September. This tour will be an evening of music that will include over 20 charted hit songs from the two bands who have sold over 22 million records worldwide.  The tour […]

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Merkline Intros Guitar Head Pillow


Guitar Head Pillow is a molded polyurethane support for the neck and body of a guitar for use during everyday maintenance. It’s suitable for all types of guitars – electric, acoustic, jazz, bass. The pillow is molded without sharp edges and can stabilize specific parts of an instrument. It also fits in any guitar case, […]

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Reverend Sponsors Guitar Clinic at Rudy’s Amp Room


Reverend Guitars will host a clinic with jazz guitarist Gil Parris at 6 p.m. May 2 at Rudy’s Amp Room in Times Square. Parris, who has a four-CD artist course, and will offer insight to his technique and demonstrate his signature Reverend guitar. The Grammy-nominated artist has shared the stage with Blood, Sweat, and Tears and toured both […]

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Daisy Rock Donates Guitar to MusiCares MAP Fund


Daisy Rock Girl Guitars supports MusiCares by donating a Rock Candy Special in Purple Velvet for the Musicians’ Assistance Program (MAP) Fund’s benefit concert May 6. The event will honor Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) and Kevin Lyman (founder of Vans Warped Tour). MusiCares developed the MusiCares (more…)

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Mod Kits Intros ThunderDrive DIY Pedal Kit


Mod Kits’ ThunderDrive is a do-it-yourself overdrive pedal with a current draw of 1.3 milliamps, allowing for long battery life. Mod Kits are designed to let novice and experienced musicians build their own amps and effects pedals. All have a pre-drilled enclosure, and all parts are included. The pedals operate on a 9-volt battery or a 9-volt adapter. Learn more at modkitsdiy.com.

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Willie Nelson to Headline Telluride Blues & Brews


The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, September 16-18 in Telluride, Colorado, will be headlined by Willie Nelson, with performances by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Dweezil Zappa, moe., Marcia Ball, Mavis Staples, Eric Bibb String Band, and many other acts. For more, visit tellurideblues.com.

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Brunetti Offers Vanilla Pedal


The Brunetti Vanilla pedal is designed to produce blues-rhythm and defined rock tones. It uses German-made WIMA capacitors, metal-film or carbon-film resistors, SH multiwiper potentiometers with aluminium wipers. Read more at brunetti.it.   (more…)

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Guitar Con MA 2011


4/16/2011 – 4/17/2011

at the Central Massachusetts Convention Center, 150 Royal Plaza Dr., Fitchburg, MA. For more info, contact Tanya at (973) 216-6301, tanya@guitarconvention.com, guitarconvention.com.

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Sunset Guitars Intros Three New Models


Sunset Guitars’ have introduced three new guitars, all made in the U.S. with multi-piece maple necks, double-cut bodies, and a heel starting at the 17th fret. The Performer has a chambered alder body They use proprietary Multi-Voice Magnetics (more…)

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