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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Les Paul Foundation Awards Grants

 

The Wisconsin-based Les Paul Foundation this week announced that it has awarded several grants. Beneficiaries include the Waukesha Education Foundation, Wilson Center, and GuitarTown Waukesha. The Waukesha Education Foundation, which raises funds for projects and programs not typically funded by its school district’s operating budget. Funding priorities include innovative and enrichment programs and recognition of […]

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Knaggs Guitars Introduces Chesapeake Severn Trembuck

 

Knaggs Guitars’ new Chesapeake Series Severn Trembuck guitar has a laminated alder/sapele body, a maple neck with 25.5” scale and rosewood fretboard, and is available in three option tiers that include a maple top and various finishes. It uses two humbuckers controlled by a thee-way blade switch with push/pull coil-tap, and Knaggs’ Chesapeake Tremolo, which […]

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TSVG Pedals Unveils Slow Ride OD/Fuzz

 

TSVG Pedals’ new Slow Ride OD/Fuzz is hand-built by the company in Philadelphia and offers a germanium fuzz tone with a two-position “thickening” switch the company says changes the effect’s voicing from “high-end scream” to “full-bodied midrange growl.” It has controls for Volume and Attack, and is built using point-to-point wiring with AC128 GE transistors, […]

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Vai to Release “Naked Tracks” Vols. VI and VII

 

Steve Vai is set to release the next two in his series of Naked Tracks albums, featuring selections from Where The Wild Things Are, Sound Theories, and his latest solo release, The Story of Light. When recording, Vai mixes each track without the lead-guitar part, and the Naked Tracks CDs will use those tracks so others can play, improvise, shred, or do whatever […]

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Orange Amplification Intros VT1000 Tube Tester

 

Orange Amplification’s VT1000 is a fully automatic vacuum-tube tester that can help users in several ways. With one octal and two nine-pin sockets, it can be used to test all popular power and preamp tubes, and displays results using LEDs. It can measure a range of fault conditions and its CPU allows full control over […]

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3rd Power Intros Dream Weaver Amp

 

3rd Power Amplification has expanded its Dream Series line of amps with the Dream Weaver, a 38-watt (switchable to 18 watts) head and combo. Designed to offer multiple iconic guitar tones, it introduces the company’s new Jump feature – front-panel normalized output jacks on each channel for creating tones and effects chains by combining both […]

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Kohala Ukuleles Offers Akamai Series

 

Kohala Ukuleles’ Akamai Series includes nine new models with all-mahogany construction, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, geared tuners, and Aquila strings. They are available in soprano through baritone sizes, with optional passive electronics on the Concert, Tenor, and Baritone models. For more information, go to www.kohalaukes.com.

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Frampton Launches Guitar Circus Tour

 

Last night, Peter Frampton launched Frampton’s Guitar Circus, a package tour that includes Robert Cray, Steve Lukather, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd performing in various cities, along with guests including Steve Cropper, Dean DeLeo, Don Felder, Rick Derringer, Mike McCready, Vince Gill, David Hidalgo, Davy Knowles, Roger McGuinn, Richard Thompson, Vernon Reid, Vinnie Moore, Steve Howe, […]

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Cort Introduces EVL-X7

 

Cort Guitars’ EVL-X7 expands on the company’s EVL series guitars and offers upgraded hardware and electronics.  It has a mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 25.5″ scale, die-cast tuners, Floyd Rose Special vibrato, EMG 81 and 85 active pickups with master Volume and Tone controals, three-way lever pickup selector, black nickel hardware, and an […]

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Godin Preps Seagull Excursion Series Acoustics

 

Godin Guitars is introducing a series of guitars to its Seagull acoustic line. The Excursion series are made in Princeville, Quebec, and will be available in parlor, folk, and dreadnaught body sizes. They have cherry tops, backs and sides made of a three-ply hardwood laminate, maple necks, rosewood fingerboards and bridges, and custom-polished finishes. Their […]

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