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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Arty Hill

Another Lost Highway

Good musicians just might outnumber good songwriters, but don’t tell Arty Hill. This album of 11 originals out of 12 cuts sports snappy country swing and blues numbers like the energetic “Mae Dawn” that prove that not only do they write ’em like they used to but folks like Hill do a darn good job […]

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Phil Collen Helps Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Event


This September, Phil Collen auctioned off a custom Jackson PC1 guitar. The guitar, played by Collen throughout the Rock of Ages tour, sold for $15,000. The sale of the guitar benefits the Gerson Institute, a San Diego non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an alternative treatment for cancer and other degenerative diseases. In an extraordinary act […]

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Celebrity Guitar Auction to Benefit Dio Cancer Fund


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, a privately funded 501C3 charity organization founded in memory the singer, will participate in the Icons & Idols-Rock ’n Roll Auction at Julien’s Auctions, December 1 and 2 in Beverly Hills. Nearly 100 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the music world will go on […]

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Pieta Brown

Red House Records

Put two great guitar players like Bo Ramsey and Richard Bennett together with one of the best songwriters to appear in the past decade, and there’s a chance you’ll get a great record. That’s exactly what happened with Mercury. Ramsey, who co-produced with Brown, fills the songs with subtle, trebly sounds that add texture to […]

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Danelectro Auctions Signed Guitars for Kenyan Orphanage


The Danelectro Guitar company is auctioning two guitars to raise money for SKJ orphanage, which is home to 135 children in Nairobi, Kenya. The facility’s school educates children from the orphanage and the local community, and 100 proceeds of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the orphanage. Learn more at        

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Acoustic Alchemy

Heads Up

The knock against Acoustic Alchemy has always been that it’s background music, but the band has always created music that’s atmospheric in the best sense of the word. Granted, it’s not for guitarists who are looking for a chop fest. Greg Carmichael on nylon-string acoustic and Miles Gilderdale on steel-string acoustic and electric guitar play […]

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Fall Philly Guitar Show

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Milan, Italy


November 11, at the Mediolanum Forum of Assago. For more info, contact

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Music Equipment Swap Meet


November 10 & 11, at the Gibraltar Trade Center – North, 237 N. River Road, Mt. Clemens, MI. For more info, contact Angela Neargarder at

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Catalinbread Intros Callisto Chorus/Vibrato


The Catalinbread Callisto chorus/vibrato pedal is powered using 9-volt DC power or battery, is wired true-bypass, and uses components including an MN3007 bucket brigade chip and an Burr Brown OPA2134 chip in the audio path. It has controls for Density, Mix, Width, and Rate. Learn more at

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