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New Lace SC7 and SC8 passive single coil pickups

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Lace Music has launched new pickups within its Alumitone range. The new SC7 and SC8 single could pickups are designed specifically for 7 and 8 string extended-range guitars. The new Lace pickups are based on the ‘wide range acceptance’ of the company’s patented Alumitone Technology, designed...

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Limited Edition Pete Townsent Stratocaster

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Known for his pummeling guitar work with The Who, Pete Townshend introduced a new sonic and visual vocabulary to rock ‘n’ roll with his masterful playing, inspiring countless guitarists to pick up their guitars and play. His innovative songwriting powered The Who’s rise to the forefront of the...

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Bonnie Raitt’s tips for guitarists

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

“Early on, I knew if I could keep my act together, not die from taking drugs or drinking too much, then I might have some hope of a long career. All the people I looked up to, like Muddy [Waters] or jazz players, they’d all been in it for the long haul – that’s what I wanted.”

Now...

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Keith Richards reveals the one guitar he couldn’t live without

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Over his five-and-a-half decade career with The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards has built up a fair old collection of guitars, but as part of his Ask Keith video series, the guitar icon has revealed which is his absolute fave. The answer is, of course, his Fender Telecaster, “just because I...

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VOX Pathfinder 10 Denim, Limited Edition

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

As if Vox amps aren’t iconic enough, with the arrival of the Pathfinder 10 Denim we’ve raised the coolness stakes even higher. The result of a collaboration with the revered Iron Heart denim company, when you see this limited edition Pathfinder in the flesh (or rather in the denim) you...

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Orange Amplification Introduces The Crush Bass Combo Range

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Orange has redesigned their entire entry-level bass combo range with the introduction of the Orange Crush Bass Series. Key upgrades include a parametric EQ circuit across the series, inspired by the Orange 4 Stroke series bass amps, allowing bassists to fine tune these amps to any musical style with...

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On The Road

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Your gig takes up 25% of your day, don’t waste the rest of it.  Have a set of acoustic versions of your songs rehearsed and ready. For each town where you’ve booked an evening gig, contact local coffee houses and record shops and ask if you can do a daytime performance free...

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Win an Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Epiphone, the world leader in affordable, professional instruments, is giving away a new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Inspired by “1955” Les Paul Custom Outfit Featuring Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups and a vintage style hard case during the month of July 2016. The contest is open to residents...

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John Petrucci talks ‘Images and Words’ on it’s 24th anniversary

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

On July 7th, 1992, Dream Theater released their sophomore album, Images and Words. Their debut for Atco Records and first album with James LaBrie on vocals, there were modest expectations for the album, even though the progressive metal band was proud of the album. However, buoyed by the success...

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Fretfunk’s Picture Rail Guitar Hanger

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Fretfunk’s Picture Rail Guitar Hanger allows you to hang a guitar, banjo or ukulele from a picture rail instead of using a wall hanger. A great DIY-free solution for hanging your guitar!  This guitar hanger allows you to hang guitars and other stringed instruments (mandolin, ukulele, banjo,...

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Rocktron VersaTune

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Rocktron’s Versatune rack tuner has proven to be an essential piece of gear not only on the road, but in studios as well. In the case of rockers Thousand Foot Krutch, the versatile, true-bypass rack tuner for both guitar and bass has provided exceptional functionality, ease of use, and flexibility...

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Are You Ready To Play?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

One day, perhaps you’ll be touring as an indie or signed artist getting on a bus while a tour manager handles logistics, accommodations, and meals. What we’re talking about is getting your indie band on the road, maybe for your first gig ever. Or you may be searching for a strategy to...

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The Definitive Guide To Buying An Acoustic Guitar

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

There are a lot of guitar options out there. This guide will help you find the right guitar for your needs. Why does it matter? Because you won’t play the wrong guitar for long. That’s why a lot of people who take up the guitar don’t stick with it. Here are 4 things this guide will reveal...

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Guild S-200 T-Bird in Antique Burst

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Guild is pleased to announce the highly anticipated reintroduction of one of its most iconic, uniquely recognizable guitars: the S-200 T-Bird. This reissue is a replica of the original versions produced between 1964 and 1968, featuring an asymmetrical all mahogany body sure to catch the eye of the...

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Upgrade Your Tone With The Boss DM-2W Analog Delay

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

For a long time, savvy guitar players have known about the special magic that the vintage BOSS DM-2 analog delay brings to their sound. That’s why the long-discontinued pedal has fetched such high prices on the used market for two-plus decades now. With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the fabled stomp has...

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