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Monthly Archives: October 2013

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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The Kustom Kings
Swept-Wing Records
 
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It’s not unusual to see compilations defined by region or style; this one focuses on players who share the same brand of guitar: Hallmark. The Hallmark company was launched in 1966 by Joe Hall, an ex-employee of Mosrite Guitars in Bakersfield, California. Setting up shop in nearby Arvin, he enlisted another Mosrite builder, Bill Gruggett. […]

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Electro-Harmonix Offers Slammi Pitch-Shifter/Harmony Pedal

 

The Electro-Harmonix Slammi is a pitch shifter/harmony pedal that uses the company’s Next Step Effects platform and includes  Max Bend, which functions as an 11-position switch that allows the pedal to detune to a half-step, major 2nd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, major 6th, and minor 7th, as well as a three octaves  up […]

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Gretsch Expands Center-Block Line

 

Gretsch has added three models to its Center-Block series of guitars – the G5620T-CB Electromatic, G5655T-CB Electromatic, and G5622T-CB Electromatic . The line is targeted at players looking for an instrument that combines the Gretsch aesthetic with increased sustain and reduced feedback at high volumes. Available in three gloss finishes, all have an interior solid-spruce […]

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Orange Amplification Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

 

Orange Amplification is helping raise money for the London-based Breast Cancer Campaign by donating a one-off pink Crush 20LDX that will be sold via a week-long online auction starting at 9 a.m. GMT tomorrow (October 25). Breast Cancer Campaign was founded in 1975 and Pink Fridays are a key part of its efforts to bring awareness […]

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Fender Launches ’68 Custom Amps

 

Fender’s new ’68 Custom series amplifiers – the ’68 Custom Twin Reverb, ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, and ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb – pay homage to the silver-and-turquoise amps from the year Fender transitioned to the silver panel/aluminum “drip edge” grillecloth trim aesthetic. Both channels on the amps have reverb and tremolo, and the “custom” channels […]

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Gretsch Rancher

 
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“A spectacular model in real he-man outdoor Western finish with powerful appeal for Hill-billy and Cowboy bands.” This is how Gretsch first introduced the Rancher Jumbo – offspring of the 1940s Synchromatic models – in its 1955 catalog. The triangular (or “French”) sound hole has been seen on most Gretsch flat-top guitars from wartime to the […]

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Lanikai Adds TunaUke to LU Series

 

Lanikai’s LU series ukuleles are now equipped with the company’s TunaUke intonation technology, which uses a compensated nut and movable saddle, which it says offers significant intonation improvement. The line includes the LUTU-21S and LUTU-21C. For more, go to www.lanikaiukes.com.

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Electro-Harmonix Intros Glove OD

 

The Electro-Harmonix Glove is a MOSFET-based overdrive pedal designed to render sound similar to an EL34-powered British amplifier. Its control layout includes Volume and Gain knobs that help the pedal create natural, smooth overdrive to saturated high gain. The Tone tailors its treble response, while the Tone Shift switch adjusts the mid-frequency emphasis of the […]

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Fender Offers Two Acoustics for Travelers

 

Fender’s new CD-140S VA and the CD-60 VA travel guitars use Voyage-Air patented hinged-neck design, which allows the guitar to fold in half to fit in its specially designed gig bag. The CD-140S VA has a solid spruce top with quartersawn X bracing, mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany neck. It has a tortoiseshell […]

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