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DigiTech’s new Whammy Ricochet

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The Whammy Ricochet guitar FX pedal is designed to allow guitarists to push their sound up or down in pitch in controlled or dramatic shifts. It offers seven pitch selections: 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, Octave, Double Octave, and Octave+Dry, as well as a toggle to select up or down for the selected pitch.

There...

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Reeves Gabrels Spacehawk signature Guitar By Reverend

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

The second signature Reverend from The Cure’s guitarist Reeves Gabrels (formerly with David Bowie, Tin Machine) takes semi-hollow design to another level. The highly resonant body coupled with the revolutionary Railhammer Chisel Bridge/Hyper Vintage Neck pickups make for a versatile and uniquely...

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LED ZEPPELIN Did Not Steal ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Intro

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

A federal court jury decided Thursday (June 23) in Led Zeppelin’s favor in the copyright-infringement lawsuit over the band’s 1971 classic “Stairway To Heaven”. The jury came to their decision on a second day of deliberations at a Los Angeles courtroom after Judge Gary Klausner...

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Jenn Wasner Signature model By Reverend Guitars

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Reverend Jenn Wasner Signature JW-1 combines the dynamic power of the Charger HB with the visual aesthetic of Jenn’s projects (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes, Dungeonesse). Reverend partnered with the Baltimore textile artist who created Jenn’s stage wear, April Camlin, to create the graphic, called...

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Vote to Remain in the EU

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Today is the day that everything can change so don’t forget to vote!  Musicians are better off in a Britain that is part of the European Union (EU).  That’s why we’re calling on all Musician Union members to vote to remain in the EU.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve had...

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Alvarez’s new Artist Series SHadowburst guitars

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

The Alvarez Shadowburst is an edge burst finish, which gives a deep gradient of balanced colour over the top grain and a mirror-like, glassy shine.  Application is heavily researched and developed to ensure the superior aesthetic doesn’t come at the cost of tone.

“Getting our Artist Series...

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THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show! This phenomenal live concert style ‘rockumentry’ is performed...

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How to choose a pedal

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Playing an acoustic is easy  the sound you hear is the sound you get; okay you might get a bit more bass/middle/treble tone out of different guitars but an acoustic guitar sounds like an acoustic guitar. But pick up an electric, plug it in and the possibilities are endless!

However finding...

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We can offer our tutors and their students 5% off at Strings Direct

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Strings Direct have been supplying musicians with strings and guitar accessories since January 1997. Starting from just a ‘shoebox’ premises in Southend their customer base has swiftly grown, as have they; they now operate from their customised office and warehouse in Rochford, Essex...

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Ibanez New Noodles Signature Goes Single Coil Sunburst

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

As part of the SoCal alt/punk scene that emerged in the 90s, The Offspring have released 8 albums and performed over a thousand shows. Since their early days, lead guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman has been an Ibanez player. His latest signature model, the NDM4, represents yet another...

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Win Goody Bag of Perri’s Products In Photo Competition

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Customers of Perri’s instrument straps can win a ‘goody bag’ with $250 of their products simply by sending in a photo of themselves using their favorite Perri’s strap.  Saxophone, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, accordion or the electric, bass or acoustic guitar players are being asked by Perri’s...

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Eric Clapton ‘struggles to play guitar’

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Rock star Eric Clapton has said damage to his nervous system is making it difficult to play the guitar. The acclaimed musician told Classic Rock magazine he “can still play” but added it was “hard work”. “I’ve had quite a lot of pain over the last year. It started...

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The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93

Monday, June 13th, 2016

The Epiphone Riviera Custom P93 is modeled after one of Epiphone’s most enduring classics, the Riviera. First introduced in the early ‘60s, the Epiphone Riviera’s semi-hollow design has been a favorite of players from all genres and generations including blues great Otis Rush, Lou Reed of the...

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Are you a Musicians Union Member?

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

If you belong to the Musicians Union you will have been sent a voting ballot paper for the teachers section committee vote. This will have been included with The Musician magazine. Simon Devlin, Manager of the guitar department at My Guitar...

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How to Take Guitar Solos From Good to Great

Friday, June 10th, 2016

“I never take solos,” says the hipster guitarist. “Everything’s already been said.” Well, there are lots of times when a solo isn’t needed or isn’t appropriate. There are bands that don’t take solos, and there are bands that just assume every song will have one. But the great work...

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