Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blackstar Amplification Offers HT amps in Arctic White


Blackstar Amplification’s limited edition Arctic White HT amps have a white covering with black piping and black grillecloth, with complementary white front panel with black metal knobs and chrome corners. The two-channel HT-5R has reverb, and an Tone control on the (more…)

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Eminence Adds to Kappalite, Patriot Lines


Eminence Speakers has added three 10″ neodymium drivers to its Kappalite series – the 3010 HO, 3010MB, and 3010LF. The company has also introduced the 8” Patriot 820H, a 4-ohm/20-watt guitar-amp speaker with a hemp cone, and the Patriot EPS-12C, a 12″neodymium  speaker the company says has been tested with leading pedal-steel players and equipment […]

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Vibramate Introduces String Spoiler for Bigsby Vibratos


The Vibramate String Spoiler is a bracket that fits on a Bigsby vibrato and is designed to ease the string-changing process  while eliminating unwanted stress to the ball-end wrap. It has a polished finish in three color options and is manufactured in (more…)

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NAMM Show Weekend


Photos from NAMM and some of the other events in SoCal last week! (more…)

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VG “Live” at NAMM!


VG is at the NAMM show, and will be giving you an inside look at vintageguitar.com/13017/winter-namm-2013, as well as its Twitter page. Make it a point to stop over and see what’s happening at the show, and of course check out all the great new gear!       (more…)

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Chris Antonik

Chris Antonik

Blues guitarist Chris Antonik seems determined to prove the adage that every note counts. While his song structures are familiar, his playing keeps them from being cliche. The opener, “More To Give,” is nothing fancy – just a ninth-chord funky blues. But Antonik’s punchy fills (more…)

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Amy Black

One Time
Reuben Records

There’s a solid old-school thump to Amy Black’s modern, acoustic-guitarbased blues. Sometimes (as on “Stay”), she leavens her music with a rockabilly flavor with the help of fiddler Dan Kellar, who gets some of his best moments on the title cut and the dark (more…)

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Carole King and James Taylor

Troubadours: The Rise Of The Singer-Songwriter
Hear Music/Concord

There have always been singer/songwriters in rock (from Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry to the Beatles and Bob Dylan), but from 1968 to ’75, L.A.’s Troubadour helped launch the “singer/songwriter” as an entity, a genre, and a movement. This 90-minute documentary revolves around King (more…)

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D’Angelico Intros Standard Archtop Reissues, Bass, USA Masterbuilt Series


D’Angelico Guitars Standard models are reissues of John D’Angelico’s Excel archtops and are available in single-cut and double-cut styles. All have spruce tops, maple backs, and stairstep pickguards. The D’Angelico bass was inspired by D’Angelico design. The limited-run USA Masterbuilt Series guitars are built for D’Angelico by Premier Builders Guild (PBG) under the direction of […]

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ZT Amplifiers Launches First Pedal


ZT Amplifiers’ Exortion pedal offers pure analog and DSP-enhanced signals. The digital circuitry is not a separate “stage” placed in series. Rather, the pedal becomes an analog/digital cross. Its tone control functions as a graphic equalizer with distinct bass/mid/treble variations. (more…)

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