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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dallas Amp & Custom Guitar Show

 

May 31 – June 1, at the Embassy Suites Love Field, 3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX. For more info, contact Loni Specter (818) 992-0745, loni@ampshow.com, ampshow.com. (more…)

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The Autumn Defense

Fifth
 
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Wilco’s bassist John Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone steal some time from their day jobs and step out with their appropriately titled fifth long-player under the Autumn Defense moniker. Fifth captures ’70s AM-drenched, hook-laden tunes in the vein of pop masters like the Beatles, (more…)

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Dog Days Vintage Unveils Ukulele/Mandolin Straps

 

Dog Days Vintage Guitar Straps’ handmade ukulele/mandolin straps are hand-made in California with thick vintage and vintage-style designer fabrics that cover both sides of the strap. They extend between 30″ and 52″, measure 1.5″ , have wide-cut leather end tabs, all-metal hardware, and include a (more…)

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Eastwood Offers Ellis Signature MandoTenor

 

Eastwood Guitars and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis are offering the Warren Ellis Signature MandoTenor, an electric doubleneck that fuses  the company’s Ellis Tenor guitar with its four-string Mandocaster. It has a carved alder body with a 14”-scale mandolin and a 23”-scale tenor and uses a (more…)

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Paul Nelson

Main Man to the Blues Man
 
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Paul Nelson is not only Johnny Winter’s second guitarist, but the blues icon’s musical director, producer, songwriter, and – many say – life saver. Fans who have recently seen Winter will attest to Nelson’s guitar prowess and ability to complement Winter. The resulting fireworks provide some of (more…)

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Bruce and Butter

 
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It would be an understatement to say that REO Speedwagon bassist Bruce Hall and his 1965 Fender Jazz Bass, dubbed “Butter,” have been through a lot. Born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Hall, who has been with the band for more than 30 years, acquired this mainstay when he was 16. In an ironic twist, […]

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DiPinto Intros TV and Melody Mach Guitars

 

DiPinto Guitars’ TV and Melody Mach guitars have solid mahogany bodies, bolt-on maple necks with rosewood fretboards, DiPinto’s P-1000 stacked-coil pickup in the bridge position. The pickup is two vintage, dog-eared style coils stacked atop each (more…)

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E-H Offers Deluxe Big Muff, Nano Bass Big Muff

 

The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff is a re-imagined version of the company’s Big Muff Pi, adding a footswitchable Mids section to tailor midrange response. Its Frequency knob allows varying the center frequency of the EQ while the Level control sets the amount of boost (more…)

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Lionize

Jetpack Soundtrack
 
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Maryland’s Lionize has concocted an appealing blend of Deep Purple-style heavy rock, reggae, and sci-fi imagery. With a musical vision that began on 2005’s Danger My Dear and reaching a creative peak on 2011’s Superczar and the Vulture, Lionize is a tenacious, hard-working band with moxie and (more…)

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Gene Ludwig – Pat Martino Trio

Young Guns
 
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With four solo albums under his belt, Pat Martino was considered one of the ’60s most exciting new jazz guitar voices. As the decade ended, the 23-year-old was a third of an organ trio led by 30-year-old B-3 virtuoso Gene Ludwig. Tapes (more…)

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