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Monthly Archives: October 2013

TSVG Pedals Unveils New Dying Batt

 

TSVG Pedals’ Dying Batt Fuzz is germanium-based and offers tonal combinations that, the builder says, “spit, sputter, and decay as you starve power to the circuit.” Features include; AC128 GE transistors, Mullard “Tropical Fish” capacitors, IRC resistors, independent Volume, Voltage Regulator, Gain, and Blend controls, Alpha pots, Switchcraft jacks, cloth-covered wire, and true-bypass switching. TSVG […]

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Fargen Offers Amp-Mod Kits

 

Fargen Amplification is expanding its Custom Shop to include an assortment of Hot Mods DIY amp kits and a line of guitar accessories. The amp mods include proprietary transformers developed with Mercury Magnetics as well as replacement parts for all critical board components in the signal path, using proprietary parts. The accessories line includes power […]

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Musician’s Institute, Norman’s Rare Guitars Host Event for The Midnight Mission

 

Musicians Institute (MI) and Norman’s Rare Guitars are set to host “From Hollywood with Love,” a concert to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles homeless charity. Set for January 11, the event, hosted by comedian Kevin Nealon, will happen at MI’s Concert Hall in Hollywood. Featured performers include an all-star cast […]

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Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor

The Colonel & The Govenor
 
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Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor The Colonel & The Governor Jazz has a long tradition of guitar duets, from the “Blue Guitars” of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson to Dick McDonough and Carl Kress (as well as Kress and George Barnes), Billy Bean and John Pisano, Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, Ralph Towner and John […]

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Moniker Guitars Adds Zuma Model

 

Moniker Guitars’ Zuma shape was inspired by surf guitars of the ’60s, with modifications to the shape and hardware including a stop tailpiece on its alder body. Moniker uses Seymour Duncan pickups, low-VOC PPG Envirobase paints, and a unique online builder application that allows players to customize their guitars and turn them, it says, in […]

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Black Sabbath

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Cynicism wouldn’t be out of place on your first listen to Sabbath’s first album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years. Before you even spin it, you can bet that the band won’t stray far from their classic sound and they don’t – even without the great Bill Ward on drums. This is thanks in part […]

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The Pigtronix Envelope Phaser 2

Sophisti-Phaser
 
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Pigtronix Envelope Phaser II Price: $249 (street). Contact: Phone (631) 331-7447; Pigtronix.com. Pigtronix effects are known not only for their tones, but their sophistication. So it’s no surpise that the Envelope Phaser II has a potentially daunting array of control knobs and switches, some with familiar names (Sensitivity, Depth, Speed), others less common (Resonance, Staccato, […]

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Andy Moseley, Co-Founder of Mosrite, Passes

 

Mosrite guitar company co-founder Andy Moseley died  October 19. He was 80. Born in Atoka, Oklahoma, on February 24, 1933, Moseley was less-known than his brother, Semie (1935-1992) in the saga of Mosrite instruments, but the older sibling was also a builder and innovator who was responsible for getting the Mosrite brand known in Nashville in […]

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Dio

The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2
Niji Entertainment
 
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Metal fans are pretty much in agreement that the late Ronnie James Dio was the greatest metal vocalist of his generation – or any other, for that matter. His majestic yet theatrically masculine vocal style conjured up dark imagery. And still he was ingenious in his ability to allow listeners to personalize a song’s meaning. […]

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Hussong to be Honored by Dayton Blues Society and WYSO

 

The Dayton (Ohio) Blues Society and WYSO 91.3 radio will honor David Hussong, proprietor of Fretware Guitars and a longtime contributor to Vintage Guitar, during a ceremony October 25 to commemorate 30 years of broadcasting his “Shakin’ Dave Hussong’s Hall of Fame Blues” program. The event, at Gilly’s Jazz, 132 S. Jefferson Street, Dayton, will be […]

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