Monthly Archives: January 2013

Warwick Launches LWA 1000


The Warwick LWA 1000 has a class D power amp that produces 1,000 watts output and weighs just over six pounds. It has two channels with a separate four-band EQ and compressor, an effects loop, independent Gain control with a separate Master Volume, Aux In (more…)

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Sonic Fusion Pedals’ Offers Seven Thunders Rob Carlton Fuzz


Sonic Fusion Pedals’ new Seven Thunders Rob Carlton Fuzz Pedal strives to reproduce a Jimi Hendrix fuzz vibe. For more, go to sonicfusionpedals.com. (more…)

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Pete Townshend Honored at TEC Awards


The annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards show recognizes achievement in audio technology and production, and acknowledges the work of sound engineers, editors, and producers as well as professionals who work in recording, sound and live music. This year, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was presented with The Les Paul Foundation’s Les Paul Award during […]

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Framus Launches New Strato Deluxe, Akkerman, Wolf Hoffman Guitars


Framus’ Vintage 5/168 Golden Strato De Luxe is based on  the company’s ’60s guitars, with a mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. It uses Framus Vintage machine heads, Framus Vintage single-coil pickups and has dot inlays, 21 medium jumbo nickel-silver frets, gold hardware, and a Tune-o-matic bridge with a vintage vibrato system. […]

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Takamine Introduces Toby Keith EF250 Signature Model


Takamine’s EF250TK Toby Keith signature guitar is based on Keith’s personal instrument, with a jumbo cutaway body, solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, and flame maple back and sides. The guitar is equipped with Takamine’s Palathetic under-saddle pickup and the CT4B II preamp (more…)

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Schecter Intros Nikki Sixx Signature Bass, Synyster Gates Hellwin Amp


  Schecter’s Nikki Sixx signature bass has a mahogany body, five-ply maple/walnut neck, rosewood fingerboard with 34″ scale, Graph Tech Tusq nut, EMP P/J pickups, Grover tuners, and a Schecter Custom bridge. Schecter’s Hellwin USA 100 is an all-tube amp built by James Brown in conjunction with Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates. Made in the […]

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Boss Offers MDP Pedals


Boss’ next-generation TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion, and MO-2 Multi Overtone pedals are designed using the company’s Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP).The TE-2 has familiar controls and dynamic sensitivity, and a Freeze function that allows players to hold a sound for lead backing and unique effects. The DA-2 adapts sound in real time to create an […]

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Ampeg Adds B-15 Heritage, PF-800 Head


Ampeg’s Heritage B-15N is a circuit-board-based all-tube amp. It has two channels (labeled “1964” and “1966”), the company’s flexible Baxandall EQ, and selectable bias modes. Its flip-top, double-baffle cabinet is covered in black-diamond tolex. The PF-800 is a compact 800-watt head with hi/lo boosts and, five-position Midrange control, and onboard compression. It attaches to the […]

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Line 6 Introduces James Tyler Variax JTV-89F


The Line 6 James Tyler Variax (JTV-89F) has a Floyd-Rose-licensed double-locking vibrato and the ability to virtually tune down a whole octave without impacting playability or intonation, a custom-designed bridge with piezo crystalshoused ins GraphTech String Saver. The guitar is available in Black and Blood (more…)

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Lâg Guitars Offers Arkane, Imperator Models


The Lâg Guitars Arkane double-cutaway and Imperator single-cutaway guitars have basswood and mahogany bodies. The Imperator has a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboards, while the Arkane has a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Both use Lâg’s neck-body alignment design. For more, visit

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