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Monthly Archives: October 2011

TC Electronic Intros Röttweiler Distortion


The TC Electronic Röttweiler Distortion is an all-analog high-gain pedal with a circuit based on soft clipping for authentic response and tone. Its Voice toggle selects between two midrange voicings, while its separate Treble and Bass allow easy fine-tuning of its tone. Other features include true-bypass switching, a one-screw battery-access cover, and custom die-cast aluminum casing. Learn more at

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Wes Montgomery

Boss Guitar
Concord Music Group

The re-release of this brilliant album shows the man many consider the finest guitarist to ever live guiding Mel Rhyne (on Hammond B-3) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) through a set of tunes that demonstrate the ease and skill with which he navigated the fretboard. While still a couple of years from the pop-tinged records that […]

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Lollar Pickups Launches El Rayo Humbucker


Lollar Pickups’ new El Rayo (The Thunderbolt) humbucker is designed to deliver strong output without heavy midrange bump, while retaining the qualities for which Lollar is known. The neck pickup measure 3.5K, while the bridge is 4K. Check it out at

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Daddy’s Junky Music Closes


Daddy’s Junky Music Stores today announced it ceased operation as of yesterday. The chain had closed eight outlets in the past year, and in late July, founder/CEO Fred Bramante framed the reduction in storefronts as a “restructuring,” saying, “Daddy’s was most successful when we had 12 retail locations within reasonable proximity to our headquarters and warehouse…We […]

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Get’m Get’m Adds Loxx Strap Locks


      Get’m Get’m Wear has signed on as exclusive U.S. distributor of Loxx strap locks, which use an easy engage-and-release action the company claims has a pull-out force above 220 pounds. Loxx are derived from Tenax locks used for decades to fasten convertible tops to cabriolets, as well as on boats. More than 100 million […]

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Martin Unveils Mamas & Papas D-28M


Martin’s The Mamas and The Papas Custom Artist Edition D-28M pays tribute to the ’60s folk group and is inspired by the vintage Martin D-28 that provided much of the rhythmic underpinning for its hits, such as “California Dreamin’” and “Monday, Monday.” It’s a 14-fret dreadnought with a top made of Carpathian spruce, back and sides of Madagascar […]

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Dynamo Launches Grand Tour Series Amps


Dynamo Amplification’s Grand Tour Series amplifiers have an all-tube two-channel design with Plitron toroidal transformer, audiophile-grade components, and is wired to military specs. Dynamo designed these amps to drive high-power cabinets with Fane and EVM 12L guitar speakers. The GTS head is powered by four KT-90 tubes, while the GT-6 is powered by 6 KT-77 or EL34 tubes. Learn more at DYNAMOAMPLIFICATION.COM.

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Arlington Guitar Show 2011 – Check Out The Complete Gallery Of Images From The Weekend!


VG staff was busy at this weekend’s Arlington Guitar Show (a.k.a. Guitarlington) and we’ve posted more fresh photos! Check ‘em out at

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WNY Guitar Show and Swap Meet


October 16, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd., Depew, NY 14043. Buy, Sell, Trade vintage used, new, guitars and amps. $5.00 admission. Doors open 9:30. vendor info (716) 203-4422. (NY)

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Greater DC Rock n Roll Flea Market & Guitar Show


October 15, at the Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA. For more info, contact or or (703) 850-2100.

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