Monthly Archives: September 2013

Traveler Guitar Offers AG-105EQ


Traveler Guitar’s AG-105EQ is a portable acoustic guitar with full scale length, a custom-designed EQ with tuner and headphone amp, 1/8” auxiliary input, and the company’s new Streamline Tuning System, which incorporates a headless design with locking string retainers at the nut and a right-hand (more…)

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Siegmund Introduces Micro Tube Spring Reverb


Siegmund’s Micro Tube Spring Reverb is a transformerless stand-alone unit that uses a musically balanced circuit that enhances the reverb springs with natural response from its micro tubes. It connects to guitar amp inputs or effects loops, studio mixing consoles, and PAs. The input can be switched (more…)

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The Budda Twinmaster

Return of a Boutique Legend

In the early days of boutique-amp building, there were but a few contenders on the scene. One of the strongest amplifiers in those days was made by Budda. First released in 1995, the company’s Twinmaster (more…)

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SpiderCapo Offers Twist


SpiderCapo’s six independent fingers make it possible for a player to employ multiple tunings within a song, and use open tunings and barre chords without de-tuning. It weighs one ounce, fits all standard electric guitars and nylon- or steel-string acoustics, and uses leather on surfaces where the (more…)

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Dominick Montuoro, Noted Danelectro Collector, Passes


Dominick Montuoro, a noted authority and collector of Danelectro guitars, passed away September 11 at his home in Florida. He was 72. Montuoro began collecting guitars in the late ’70s when a Silvetone amp-in-case caught his eye. From (more…)

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Doug Doppler

Art Appreciation, Import-Style - Doug Doppler’s Ibanez Collection

Doug Doppler recalls how, at age five, his first swimming lesson fell on the same day as his first guitar lesson. Beyond mere coincidence, there is no connection between the two. Nonetheless, these days, Doppler is “swimming” in guitars – specifically, vintage Ibanez. Doppler is an (more…)

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Gibson’s “Non-Reverse” ’Birds


In the ’60s, Gibson strived mightily to meet the demands of players of all levels while also working to maintain its image as industry leader. One of its primary attempts at the latter involved the Firebird guitars and Thunderbird basses introduced in ’63. Marked by innovative neck-through construction, unique features and looks, the Thunderbird’s full-size scale […]

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Red Fang

Murder the Mountains
Relapse Records

Throughout 10 pummeling tracks, the Portland, Oregon-based Red Fang demonstrates everything that is right with heavy metal today, displaying an excellent array of influences, from Black Sabbath to Alice In Chains to Metallica. The resulting metal can be safely filed under the sub-genre of “stoner (more…)

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Brooklyn Guitar Show



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Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham and Vivian Campbell

Live and Still Dangerous!

Thin Lizzy has cemented its place in history as one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Recognizable by its harmonized twin-guitar leads and a hard-edged sound, Lizzy inspired generations of musicians in the U.K. and around the world. The classic and most identifiable lineup paired guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson, though […]

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