Monthly Archives: December 2012

Spirit Drummer Ed Cassidy Passes


Veteran rock and jazz drummer Ed Cassidy died December 6 in an assited living home following an extended battle with cancer. He was 89. Cassidy played with jazz greats Dexter Gordon and Chet Baker and later co-founded Spirit, the California progressive-rock band that charted with “I Got A Line On You,” “1984,” and “Mechanical World.” Spirit guitarist Randy […]

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Music Swap Meet


December 8, at the Gibraltar Trade Center, 15525 Racho Road, Taylor, MI. For more info, contact Mickey Koester (734) 287-2000, mickey@gibraltartrade.com. (more…)

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Amptweaker Offers Bass TightFuzz Pedal


Amptweaker’s Bass TightFuzz pedal offers extended lower range of the Tight and Tone controls, and adds a control for Dry Low. Tight varies the attack from smooth and thick to tight and aggressive, while the Germanium/Silicon switch and ’60s/’70s switch offer (more…)

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DIY Mod Kits Offers Verb Deluxe Reverb Pedal


DIY Mod Kits’ Verb Deluxe pedal kit has controls for Dwell and Mix, allowing the dry signal to be blended with the processed signal. The pedal operates on a 9-volt battery or 9-volt adapter. DIY (more…)

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Clapton, McCartney to Play “121212” Benefit Concert


Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney are among the artists who will appear at a benefit for the Robin Hood Relief Fund, December 12 at Madison Square Garden. 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief will also include Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, (more…)

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Sambora Re-Release Benefits Sandy Victims


Richie Sambora has released a special edition of “I’ll Always Walk Beside You,” with Alicia Keys on piano, Aaron Sterling on drums, and Curt Schneider on bass. The single is available for download on richiesambora.com and 100% of the proceeds (more…)

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Rio Grande Offers Baby Texas/BBQ Humbuckers


Alamo Music Products Rio Grande Baby Texas and Barbecue humbucking pickups are replacements for the mini humbucker offered by Gibson in various ’60s-era Epiphone guitars, Firebirds, and the ’70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. They have oversized polepieces, a radiator baseplate, offer output measuring 10k or (more…)

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Real Rock Gemstone Guitar Picks


Real Rock Gemstone Guitar Picks are made from agates, petrified wood, jasper, tiger eye, crazy lace, and other materials. They are available in a range of thicknesses, shapes, and sizes. Learn more at realrock.us. (more…)

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