Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bill Doss, Guitarist with Apples in Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control, Passes


Bill Doss, guitarist in The Apples In Stereo and co-founder of Olivia Tremor Control, has died at age 43, according to a post on the band’s official site. Doss, along with W. Cullen Hart and Jeff Mangum, co-founded Olivia Tremor Control in the early 1990s. The (more…)

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DiMarzio Offers New Gravity Storm pickups


DiMarzio’s Gravity Storm pickups were designed for Steve Vai and have ceramic magnets, four-wire connectivity, and measure 12.56k (neck) and 15.19k (bridge) ohms. The model DP252 neck pickup has a 290 millivolt output and is EQ’d with a slight (more…)

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Höfner Offers New Verythin Limited Edition


Höfner Limited Edition Verythin HVS-SE-N-O has smoked eucalyptus back and sides. The guitar is made in the company’s Hagenau (Germany) shops and has a spruce top, thin-coat finish, bindings, and purfling. Its body measures 1.25” deep and and (more…)

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Hosa Updates Elite Series Cables


Hosa Technology’s Elite Series guitar cables are now available with Neutrik X-Series straight and right-angle plugs. The Neutrik connectors have gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance and a zinc die-cast. The cables have a polyurethane gland to prevent cable kinking for longer life (more…)

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Custom Amp Covers Introduces Accessory Bag for Cables


Custom Amp Covers’ new accessory bag includes a hook-and-loop closure to organize cords and cables. The bag can be attached to the amp cover and is designed to eliminate a third hand or extra bag. Extra items can be stored while the (more…)

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SoCal World Guitar Show 2012


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Jackson Launches X Series Signature Guitars


Jackson welcomes two new X Series artist signature models to The Bloodline, developed by Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and Kreator’s Miland ‘Mille’ Petrozza. The Jackson Adrian Smith Signature SDX guitar features a Snow White basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, compound-radius rosewood or maple (more…)

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Gurf Morlix

Blaze Foley's 113th West Dream
Rootball Records

Gurf Morlix’s latest effort is a tribute to his old buddy, Blaze Foley, a singer/ songwriter who was shot to death in 1989. Morlix has taken 15 of Foley’s songs and given them the full treatment, and the result is one of the best (more…)

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IBMA’s Set for World of Bluegrass Week


The 2012 World of Bluegrass will be held September 24-30. The event will include more than 60 acts, including headliners The Del McCoury Band. The week-long conference will also have panel discussions, tribute sessions, masters’ workshops, a fiddle contest, an awards show, a festival and a 40th-anniversary celebration of Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Some of bluegrass […]

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Fender Ensenada Factory Marks 25 Years


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation celebrated the 25th anniversary of its factory in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Friday, July 20. More than 1,000 guests, including local dignitaries, company executives, and factory employees, commemorated the facility’s 25-year anniversary with spectacular fireworks displays, live mariachi music, and performances by Escuelita Fender, Grupo Fandango, and the Norteño band […]

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