Monthly Archives: August 2012

DLS Effects Intros TR1 Tremolo


DLS Effects’ TR1 Tremolo uses two analog optical devices and a Warmth pot to dial in tremolo sounds ranging from tube to more aggressive, or any blend. Its Shape pot adjusts the tremolo wave shape and duty cycle, (more…)

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ZT Amplifiers Adds ZT Junior Amp


ZT Amplifiers has added the ZT Junior to its line. Weighing five pounds, it produces 35 watts output through a 5″ speaker and includes Adjustable Overdrive, Aux In, Headphone/Line Out, Speaker On/Off, and 12V compatibility.  It also powers 9V pedals. (more…)

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Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery


Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis, a disease that causes painful inflammation in the intestines. According to the Van Halen website, no further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within four to six months. Van Halen’s scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being […]

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Joel Harrison String Choir

The Music Of Paul Motian

Paul Motian is one of the most unusual figures in jazz – respected for his composing as much as his drumming. He was a member of Bill Evans’ famed trio, backed such greats as Lennie Tristano and Keith Jarrett, and formed a trio with (more…)

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Reverend Tweaks Headstocks on Volcano, Asheton Signature Models


Reverend has renovated the Volcano headstock. The new, symmetrical headstock is a better contrast to the offset body of the model and gives the guitar a classic feel. The new headstock is available on both the Volcano and the similar Ron Asheton Signature models. The Volcano is (more…)

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Albert King

The Definitive Albert King On Stax

Two CDs of Albert King – 34 songs, approaching two hours of material from his Stax period – has to be good news. It’s when companies label things as “best” or “essential” or “definitive” that problems start, and fans say “Wait a second.” But if (more…)

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TC Electronic, Guitar Center Offer Transition Delay


TC Electronic is joining forces with Guitar Center to release Transition Delay, a compact delay pedal that has four TonePrints tweaked by Barry Mitchell, Guitar Center’s Director of Merchandise and an accomplished guitarist. Exclusively available through Guitar Center and Musicians Friend, Transition Delay has eleven delay (more…)

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PBG, Baker Plan Montrose Tribute Guitars


  Premier Builders Guild and builder Gene Baker, in partnership with Seymour Duncan, Dean Markley, and TonePros, are trying to gauge potential demand for proposed runs of two Ronnie Montrose tribute guitars based on Montrose’s personal instruments. A portion of the proceeds from sale of the guitars will be donated to the Montrose family. You […]

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Derek and the Dominos

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and 40th Anniversary Deluxe Editions

Many supergroups lack true superpowers, but Derek and the Dominos was the real deal. Burned out on the supergroup phenom after his troubled times in Cream and Blind Faith, Eric Clapton sought anonymity from stardom and its demands behind the moniker “Derek.” He also ached (more…)

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