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Monthly Archives: June 2014

DiPinto Mach IV

Garage Days
 
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DiPinto Mach IV Price: $560 (street, with stop tailpiece); $654 (street, with tremolo) Contact: www.dipintoguitars.com There are times when a traditional Strat or Tele won’t scratch a particular itch, and you need a retro plank with a specific look and sound to get the job (more…)

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Daredevil Pedals Introduces Nova

 

Daredevil Pedals’ Nova silicon fuzz pedal is based on an original design. Hand-wired with true-bypass circuit, it has controls for Volume and Saturation that the company says offer a range of tones that retain distinction and clarity, even at high gain settings. Its small box uses (more…)

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PRS Offers SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

 

PRS Guitars’ SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel basses have neck-through construction, use proprietary pickups, and will be offered in a variety of finishes. The Kingfisher has an ash body, 24-fret maple/walnut neck, and 34” scale. The Kestrel has an alder body, 22-fret maple/walnut (more…)

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Hank Williams

The Garden Spot Programs, 1950
 
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In 1950, Hank Williams and fellow Grand Ole Opry stars George Morgan and Milton Estes recorded programs in Nashville for Garden Spot, a Texas-based plant-nursery company. Most recently released Williams radio and stage performances were known to historians and collectors, but these four programs, in (more…)

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NRBQ

Brass Tacks
 
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How many times and in how many ways can you call a band charming? Doesn’t matter who the players are, that word describes the ’Q to a T. This is the second record by this version of the band, which features founder and keyboardist Terry Adams, Scott (more…)

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National N-275

 
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Gibson is widely known for its guitars, mandolins, and banjos, but many are unaware the company built instruments for nearly 30 brands for several distributors and music store chains, primarily from the 1920s through the early ’40s. Some of the best-known names include Kalamazoo, distributed by Gibson, and Recording King, which was distributed by Montgomery […]

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Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys

Radio Shows
 
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Jim and Jesse’s music, with signature tunes like “The Flame Of Love” and Paradise,” never crossed over to pop success. But from their first broadcast on a Virginia radio station in 1947 through their many years with the Grand Ole Opry starting in 1964 (more…)

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Keeley Offers Black Glass British Fuzz

 

Keeley Electronics’ Black Glass British Fuzz is hand-built in the U.S. using an OC81-based design with a circuit modified for increased high frequency and low noise. The company says other design mods have solved temperature issues that often affect fuzz units, and it accepts a (more…)

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DOD Offers 440 Envelope Filter

 

The DOD 440 Envelope Filter is slow-filter sweep pedal that reacts to pick attack and creates vowel-like/crying sounds. The company has added a Voice switch that lets the user decide which part of the sweep to emphasize. Other controls include Level and Range controls. Other features include (more…)

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Summer Philly 2014 – photos by Lisa Sharken

 

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