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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dale Hyatt, Key Figure at Fender and G&L, Passes

 

Dale Hyatt, the last surviving “original” employee of Leo Fender’s radio and amp shop, died March 28. He was 87. Born December 10, 1925, in Pittsburg, Kansas, Hyatt served as a tail-gunner in a B-17 bomber in the European theater during World War II, with 35 missions flown. After the war, he was stationed at […]

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Orange Adds to Crush Line

 

  Orange Amplification is extending its line of Crush amps with the CR60C, a 60-watt 1×12 combo, the CR120C, a 120-watt 2 x12, and the CR120H 120-watt head. The Crush range are the first solidstate amps launched by Orange since the late ’70s. They have a preamp based on the Rockerverb line and a two-channel […]

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Gutiarist John5 Victim of Burglary

 

Guitarist John Lowery (whose stage name is John5) and his family where the victims of a recent robbery at their Los Angeles home. Among the items stolen were several computers, sentimental and unique items, as well as the following instruments: a Fender Telecaster with serial number R33725 in Sparkle Silver finish; a Fender Telecaster with […]

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Scott Walker Guitars Offers Araya

 

Scott Walker Guitars’ Araya steel guitar has a maple body with celluloid adornment and an aluminum bridge set into the body that directly couples with a carbon center beam that helps transfer string energy and adds stability to accommodate heavy string gauges. It has a 23” scale length, Lollar Supro pickup, master Volume and Tone, kill/“boo-wah” […]

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Seymour Duncan Intros Pegasus Pickup

 

Seymour Duncan’s Pegasus bridge pickup is available in seven-and eight-string formats and designed to provide the qualities progressive and modern metal players have asked the company to provide; a pickup that isn’t excessively high-gain, given the amount of gain on modern amps. The Pegasus provides balance with a moderate output and is available in standard/passive […]

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Ultrasound Amplifiers Relaunches DS4

 

Ultrasound Amplifiers has reintroduced its Ultrasound DS4 acoustic amp. Designed to amplify fiddles, mandolins, guitars, and other acoustic instrument, it uses two 8″ speakers and produces 50 watts of power. Its master section includes a master Volume control, 16 effects, and a three-way toggle to assign effects to either channel or both.  The rear panel […]

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Levy’s Intros Two-Tone Leather Straps

 

Levy’s new two-tone leather guitar straps are constructed with two pieces of carving leather in complementary colors, contrasting cable stitching, foam padding, and garment-leather backing. See more about them at LevysLeathers.com.

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Fargen Introduces Micro Plex Amp

 

Fargen Amplification’s new Micro Plex is a hand-made, 5-watt Class A guitar amp with push/pull Gain and Tone Shift modes. Its circuit uses vintage-style mustard caps and carbon-comp resistors, U.S.-built transformers, and dual power-tube sockets to accept any octal tubes, in a cabinet that measures 16.5″ x 9″ x 7″. Check it out at fargenamps.com. […]

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Paul Gilbert to Host Second Annual Great Guitar Escape

 

Paul Gilbert’s second annual Great Guitar Escape will take place July 8-12 at Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, New York. Players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Gilbert and instructors Andy Timmons, Mimi Fox, Scotty Johnson, Tony Spinner, and Adam Fulara. After each day’s activities, evenings culminate with intimate jam sessions. […]

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Fund Established for EnRoute Founder

 

Nadene Isackson, owner of EnRoute Music (makers of the PorchBoard Bass) and a familiar face to those who have attended guitar shows over the past 17 years, was recently diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the lungs, spine, and brain. The company has established a fund to help defray medical and final expenses. Contributions are being […]

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