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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Budda Verbmaster 112

Versatile 18-Watter
 
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Budda Verbmaster 112 Price: $1,800 (street) Contact: budda.com As part of its Hand-Wired series, Budda has reissued the tube-rectified Verbmaster 1×12 combo that differs from similarly powered amps because it’s a two-channel with reverb and a second (hotter) input. The Verbmaster uses the same A/B high-gain, low-wattage circuit as Budda’s Twinmaster, but with a three-spring […]

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Tony Furtado

Golden
Funzalo Records
 
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If you had picked up Golden without hearing one of Tony Furtado’s previous 14 albums, you’d never guess he was once a banjo prodigy. After winning the National Bluegrass Banjo competition at 19, he was on his way when he made a left turn into blues, learning slide guitar and lap steel. Then he detoured […]

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ZT Amplifiers’ Lunchbox Junior

Tasty Treat
 
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Junior Price: $149 (street) Info: www.ztamplifiers.com. ZT Amplifiers is known for producing compact amps that generate sounds which defy their size. Their latest, the 35-watt ZT Lunchbox Junior, is the pint-sized version of the ZT Lunchbox (though even the larger model is very conveniently sized). The ZT Junior is about half the weight […]

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25th Annual Elgin Vintage Guitar Show

 

September 29, at the Elgin Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Rd., Elgin, IL. For more info, contact R&B Productions at (847) 931-0707 or email Bakesguitar@aol.com.

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5th Annual Edmonton Fall Guitar Show & Sale

 

September 29, at the Grand Ballroom, Rmada Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre, 11834 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Show hours 10-5. For more info, contact edmontonfallguitarshow.com.

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2nd Annual Southeast Louisiana Guitar Show

 

September 27 & 28, at Roussel’s, 177 West Pine St. Ponchatoula, LA. Show hours Friday 5-8, Saturday 10-6. For more info, contact (985) 386-9097.

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Happy Traum

American Stranger
Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
 
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Resurrected from Stefan Grossman’s Kicking Mule label of the ’70s (1977, to be exact), Stranger was the followup to Traum’s solo debut, Relax Your Mind. In lieu of beefing up the 30-minute set with bonus tracks, the album is paired with a 13-song DVD of Traum in concert in ’81. Also, the CD includes a […]

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The Selmer Zodiac 50

The Zodiac Twin Fifty
 
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An amp maker at the very heart of the British guitar boom of the late ’50s and early ’60s, Selmer was, for a time, the leader in the field, though it’s all too easy to forget. Briefly ahead of Vox, certainly ahead of the fledgling Marshall, this was a company that had it all to […]

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It was 27 years ago today

 

27 years ago today the first issue of your favorite guitar mag came off the presses of a weekly newspaper in New Salem, North Dakota, a town 25 miles west of Vintage Guitar’s world headquarters in Bismarck. Publisher Alan Greenwood drove out late that Friday afternoon, after finishing up at his regular full-time job, and […]

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Line 6 Offers POD HD Pro X

 

Line 6 has introduced the POD HD Pro X to replace its POD HD Pro, which uses the same collection of HD amps as its predecessor, from vintage classics to modern powerhouses, with Dynamic DSP  effects. It also offers a variety of analog and digital connections. Learn mor eat http://line6.com.    

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