Monthly Archives: June 2012

Höfner Offers Limited Edition President


Höfner’s limited-edition President model is hand-crafted in Hagenau, Germany, with a spruce top and smoked eucalyptus back and sides. Its 16″ body is fitted with two Höfner Staple pickups, a three-way switch, and individual Volume and Tone controls. Each guitar is fitted with a traditional (more…)

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Heart Prepping New Studio Album


Heart’s is preparing its 14th studio album, Fanatic, for release October 2. The band will promote the 10-track album while touring throughout the summer and fall. Alejandro Escovedo and Shawn Colvin will join the band for select tour dates. (more…)

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Muddy Waters And The Rolling Stones “Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981” – On DVD, DVD/CD July 10


On July 10, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a DVD and special two-disc DVD/CD package of Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981.  With the advantage of DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo, this 90-minute wang-dang-doodle has been lovingly preserved for the ages. Heretofore only available […]

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Nat’l Guitar Workshop Preps 10 Online Courses


The National Guitar Workshop will be conducting online lessons beginning July 15. Students can register for up to 10 classes. Courses include: “Blues You Can Use Beatles Boot Camp,” “Classic Rock Icons Unleash the Fury,” “Jazz Summit Guitar Gods of the ’70s,” “Brazilian Guitar Exploration Rock’n Beyond,” and “Beyond Acoustic: The Big Class of Jazz […]

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Tech 21 Updates Boost RVB


Tech 21 has updated their Boost RVB analog reverb emulator pedal, changing the former Rumble control to Modulation. The Boost RVB has a clean Boost function for up to 9dB of added volume. A single, continuously-variable Time control provides a full sweep of size from short (more…)

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Dobroist Auldridge Receives NEA Fellowship


Dobro player Mike Auldridge is among the nine recipients of the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Called by the Washington Post “one of maybe a handful of truly innovative Dobro players in the history of country and bluegrass music,” Mike Auldridge’s modern approach to the […]

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Def Leppard Kicks Off Summer Tour


Def Leppard will kick off their latest tour June 20th in Salt Lake City. Poison and Lita Ford will join the band on for the massive summer tour. For tour dates, visit defleppard.com   (more…)

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Jackson Browne Announces Fall Solo Acoustic Tour


Jackson Browne has added a string of fall dates to his 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour. The tour, which begins this summer on July 14 in Charlotte, North Carolina runs thru mid August, before picking up in October and ending November 15 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his […]

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Jimmy Herring Preps Solo Album


Jimmy Herring will release his second solo album, Subject To Change Without Notice, August 21. The album includes eight original songs and several covers with special guest appearances by Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Nicky Sanders, and more. Prior to releasing his first solo outing, Lifeboat, HERRING was known for his improvisations, long flowing phrases, and highly […]

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3rd Power Amps Offers RPO100


3rd Power Amplification’s RPO100 is a single-channel amp that offers the company’s Rocket power amp boost for clean-boost volume changes. Its Push and Presense knobs are based on the company’s SV3015 power amp for fine-tuning tone at the output-tube stage, and it has (more…)

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