Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fuchs Offers Casino Series, Bruiser Bass Amps


Fuchs Audio Technology recently added the 4 Aces and Full House 50 heads and combos to its Casino Series of amps. The 4 Aces has a power stage using two 6SN7 octal preamp tubes and produces four watts push-pull into 4, 8, and 16 ohms. The Full House 50 uses two 6L6s for 50 watts. […]

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VHT Launches Special 12/20RT


The VHT 12/20RT offers operation in two power ranges via its adjustable Watts control plus a Pentode/Triode switch, all-tube buffered effects loop with Send and Return Level controls, VHT’s Depth and Texture controls, a built-in 9-volt DC pedal power supply, and international mains voltage (more…)

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Gibson Adds Shred Les Paul Studio, SG Diablo


Gibson’s new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose has a mahogany body with carved maple top, set mahogany neck with rounded Studio ’50s profile, Richlite fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays, 490R (neck) and 498T (bridge) pickups with Alnico II and Alnico V magnets, ebony nitro finish, and vintage-style TonePros tulip-button tuners 16:1 tuning ratio. […]

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SoCal World Guitar Show Photos!


A Four Amigos guitar show in Costa Mesa, California, January 21 & 22. At the show? Submit your photos! (more…)

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Recording King Updates Vintage-Style Slope-Shoulder Guitars


Recording King has updated the Century Jubilee Series Slope Shoulder guitars with an extended scale length and vintage styling. Features include pearl fretboard dots, vintage-inspired Golden Age tuners, a 1-11/16” bone nut, and a 24.5” dreadnought scale. The Century Jubilee Slope Shoulder is available in two styles. The RAJ-126 has a solid AA grade Sitka […]

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Orange Announces Additions, Reissues OR50H


The Orange OR50H reissue is a single-channel 15-watt amp with a three-stage gain section, HF Drive control, and a footswitchable Master Volume. The new Orange Micro Terror has a 12AZX7 preamp tube with 20 watts RMS of solidstate output, with auxiliary input for a MP3 player or CD, and can be plugged into to any […]

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Martin Offers 00-45SC John Mayer model


Martin’s new 00-45SC John Mayer Edition is a 12-fret 00-spec guitar with design concepts from Mayer. Constructed with back, sides, and head plate of cocobolo, its soundboard is bookmatched from Adirondack spruce and the slotted/tapered headstock has hand-squared slots with Waverly (more…)

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Springsteen Sets 2012 Tour Dates


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have set a March 6 release date for their latest album, Wrecking Ball, and will launch the first leg of its Wrecking Ball World Tour March 18 in Atlanta. For more information, including complete tour dates, visit brucespringsteen.net. (more…)

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NAMM 2012 Photo Gallery


Check out these user-submitted photos from NAMM 2012! Submit your photo! (more…)

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Ben Hall

Ben Hall
Tomkins Square

After violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini died in 1840, several violinists claimed to be possessed by his spirit when they performed his violin concerto. I wonder if Chet Aktins has managed a similar supernatural transposition through Ben Hall. To say this young picker plays like Chet (more…)

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