Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bugera Intros Trirec Infinium


Bugera’s Trirec Infinium amp head is a three-channel amp with a Varipower dial that scales output power from 1 to 100 watts and allows the player can access its solidstate or tube-based rectifiers, or a combination of the two. The amp ships with a six-button (more…)

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Clapton Preps Album for March Release


Eric Clapton announced today the release of his 21st studio album, Old Sock. Produced by Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, and Simon Climie, it includes two new original songs “Every Little Thing” and “Gotta Get Over”  and will be released March 12 on (more…)

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Chaosound Offers Anti-Effect pedal


The Chaosound Anti-Effect guitar pedal “destroys” a  guitar’s sound by imitating electroacoustic track damage, allowing the player to imitate an amplifier that is shorting out or about to fail, or a mulfunctioning guitar cable. The company says it also renders other effects, including thunder, (more…)

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Ovation Introduces 2098 and 1798 Figured Koa Elite Guitars


Ovation’s 2098 and 1798 Figured Koa Elite acoustic/electric guitars have flame-koa tops with Ovation quintad T-shaped spruce top bracing. The 2098 has a deep-contour cutaway Lyrachord body, while the 1798 has a deep-bowl cutaway body. Appointments include a 10″-radius ebony fingerboard with a koa oval inlay at the 12th fret, tortoiseshell body binding, and a […]

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Blackstar Intros ID Series Amps


Blackstar Amplification’s ID series of programmable guitar amplifiers includes six amps ranging from 15 through 100 watts. Each has a control set like a traditional amp, coupled with programmability and USB connectivity. Blackstar’s True Valve Power mode is designed to reproduce six power-tube (more…)

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Orange Offers VT1000 Valve Tester


Orange Amplification’s VT1000 is a fully automatic valve tester that allows users to quickly match and test valves, plus check whether their valves are good, bad, or worn. The unit has one octal and two nine-pin valve sockets, and displays results using LEDs. (more…)

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Eiteljorg Museum Preps Guitar Exhibit


The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is preparing an exhibit titled “Guitars! Roundups to Rockers,” which will feature more than 130 guitars owned by Roy Rogers, Charlie Christian, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Les Paul and others. Opening March 9, the exhibit explores the Western connections of guitars and artists. The […]

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Rounder Preps Duane Allman Box


Rounder Records has set a March 5 release date for its ambitious retrospective on the career of guitarist Duane Allman. Titled Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, the seven-disc collection contains the guitarist’s best-known and most commercially successful recordings with the Allman Brothers Band (more…)

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ESP LTD Viper 256P

Metal Cruncher

ESP LTD Viper 256P Price: $399 (street) Info: espguitars.com. In the protoplasmic days of heavy metal, Tony Iommi slashed away at classics like “War Pigs” and “Iron Man” with a ’65 SG Special, creating a look, sound, and vibe that has lasted (more…)

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Wichita Falls Guitar Show 2013


January 26, at the Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Event Center, 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, TX. For more info, contact wfguitarshow@gmail.com or (940) 343-8418. (more…)

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