Monthly Archives: May 2013

TC-Helicon Intros Harmony Singer


TC-Helicon’s Harmony Singer is a multi-effects unit that helps guitarists create guitar-controlled vocal harmony with adjustable Tone and Reverb. It can generate one or two harmony voices and uses the company’s Adaptive Tone, which combines EQ, Compression, De-essing, and Gating that adapts to the user’s (more…)

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Hot Tuna Slates Summer Tour


Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have slated a summer tour with two versions of Hot Tuna – electric and acoustic – that will perform new songs, old songs, and traditional songs with multi-instrumentalist Barry Mitterhoff, and (for electric gigs) drummer Skoota Warner. Founding members of (more…)

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Gibson Offers 50th Anniversary Thunderbird


Gibson has introduced the 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Like the original on which it is based, it has “through-neck” construction that pairs a mahogany neck to mahogany body wings. Its sound comes via a pair of T-Bird Bass pickups with ceramic magnets with individual (more…)

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Hank’s Protos

How Hank Garland Helped Gibson Develop Two Models Not Called Byrdland

There are guitars, there are great guitars, there are great historic guitars and there are great historic guitars bearing deep provenance. And then there are guitars of such immense mystique, provenance, and cultural significance they are transcendent, shattering ceilings set by previous standards. Two such instruments were crafted by Gibson at the height of its […]

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Annual Colorado Music Swap & Trade Show


May 26th, at the Cevantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO. Show hours 11-5, dealer load-in 8am. For more info, contact (720) 468-0011, ColoradoMusicSwap@gmail.com. (more…)

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1st Annual City of Angels Guitar Show


May 25, at the Pasadena Civic Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA. For more info, contact Anthony Angel, Brown Angel Productions, (818) 268-5791, aangel3@socal.rr.com. (more…)

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Country Singer Blake Shelton to Host Tornado Benefit Concert


Blake Shelton has organized and will headline the telethon “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” on May 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Other performers will include Miranda Lambert, Reba and Vince Gill, and others. The concert will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and air on cable networks […]

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Walrus Audio Organizes Oklahoma Benefit Raffle


Brady Smith, proprietor of the Oklahoma-based Walrus Audio, has organized 19 fellow effects-pedal builders for a raffle to benefit the Red Cross of Oklahoma in the wake of the tornado that struck Oklahoma City and the suburb of Moore on May 20, (more…)

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Uriah Heep’s Trevor Bolder Passes


Bassist Trevor Bolder, who played with Uriah Heep for decades, died May 21. He was 62 and had been battling cancer. After playing on the local R&B scene in the ’60s near his hometown in East Yorkshire, England, bolder scored a gig with The Rats, which included guitarist Mick Ronson. In 1971, re replaced Tony Visconti on bass in […]

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Levy’s Adds Hendrix Lyrics Straps


Levy’s Leathers Jimi Hendrix lyrics guitar straps are inspired by the style of the legendary guitarist and use his images and handwritten song lyrics exclusively licensed from Authentic Hendrix. Each sublimation-printed polyester strap has an original design, song title, and handwritten lyric excerpt on the front, with the full song lyrics printed on the back. […]

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