Monthly Archives: June 2012

ModTone Intros High Gainer


ModTone Effects’ High Gainer distortion pedal uses aircraft-quality jacks and switches in a die-cast case. Its dual-concentric control setup gives classic distortion tones as well as over-the-top, mid-scooped metal sounds, while the separate Level and Gain controls allow customization. It operates on (more…)

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New Concert Film Slated on Reverend Horton Heat


The Reverend Horton Heat: 25 to Life, a documentary concert film,  is set to be released on July 24. The DVD bonus package will include the film 25 to Life, a live CD, and the first ever career-spanning “best of” compilation CD. The concert footage for The Reverend Horton Heat: 25 to Life was recorded at the […]

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Reverend Dresses Up the Manta Ray


Reverend’s Manta Ray 290 is now available with a flame-maple top finished in Tobacco Burst or Turquoise. The full-sized semi-hollow has Reverend’s proprietary pickups, a korina body, and Reverend hardware. Visit reverendguitars.com. (more…)

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Donald “Duck” Dunn

Memphis Blues Legend

Click Here to view Donald “Duck” Dunn Obit. In the history of popular music, the story of Memphis-based Stax Records stands as a unique, enduring legacy. Memphis was the focal point of the gritty, greasy southern soul music in the 1960s, and Stax was the label. And two bands – the Mar-Keys, and Booker T. […]

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Boucher Offers New 000 12-Fret


Boucher Guitars’ 000 12 Fret-To-Body (12FTB) has a classical-style slotted headstock that evokes a 1940s/50s aesthetic. The neck meets the body at the 12th fret instead of the 14th and its 1 13/16” nut width and ‘V’ profile offer comfort. The body is slightly larger than that of a traditional 000, enhancing the lower frequencies.The […]

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Marcus Miller Preps Album for August 7 Release


Renowned bassist Marcus Miller is set to release a new album, titled Renaissance, and undergo an extensive tour. Set for release August 7 on Concord Jazz, the disc includes eight original compositions with interpretations of songs by WAR, (more…)

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Southern Illinois Guitar Show



at the Community Building in Ina, Illinois, Exit 83 off I-57. Show hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info, contact Walter Grimes (618) 315-2373, wcgrimes@frontier.com

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T-Rex Introduces New Delay, Reverb, Tremolo pedals


T-Rex Effects’ Duck Tail delay pedal reduces a guitar’s delayed signal when its clean signal rises above a certain level. The effect enhances the atmosphere of quieter sounds, and with increased pick attack, its delay recedes to let the “new” notes cut through. It also offers traditional delay modes: Tape mode yields the most realistic […]

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Winwood, Babbitt Receive Stars on Music City Walk of Fame


  Stars for Steve Winwood and Bob Babbitt were added to the Music City Walk of Fame on June 5.Grammy winner Winwood is known for performing classic pop songs including  “Higher Love” and “Gimme Some Lovin” and has been a part-time Nashville resident since the ’80s. Babbitt is the legendary bass player and member of Motown Records’ studio […]

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PRS Launches Stripped 58 Model


The new PRS Stripped 58 is a no-frills take on the company’s SC 58. A vintage-inspired single-cutaway, it has a curly maple top, mahogany back, 24.5” scale, 22-fret mahogany Pattern neck with rosewood fretboard, dot inlays (with bird option), 57/08 treble and bass pickups with Volume and Tone control for each pickup and a three-way […]

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