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GHS Strings Launch Limited Edition Infinity Steels

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

GHS Strings are delighted to reveal their Limited Edition Infinity Steels coated roundwound electric bass strings, available only while stocks last. With more people setting out to become bass players and demanding very specific tools for their growing needs, GHS decided to revisit the Infinity Steels...

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Orange Amps Ambassador Tom Petersson Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Orange Amplification would like to congratulate Ambassador Tom Petersson on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of the rock band Cheap Trick. The ceremony will take place on Friday 8th April 2016 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Tom Petersson...

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Ibanez SRSC805 Bass Workshop

Monday, March 28th, 2016

When it comes to your bass sound, sustain is just as important as tone for keeping your band’s arrangements sounding full and solid. And while pedals and effects can help, wouldn’t it be better to just know it’s there, at your beck-and-call… without all the gimmicks and gadgets?


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Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Ibanez Tube Screamer goes up for sale

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Now, here’s something you don’t see every day: one of blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan’s original Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer pedals has gone up for sale at Seattle music store Emerald City Guitars. After SRV passed away in 1990, legend has it that guitar tech Cesar Diaz sold...

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BOSS VO-1 Vocoder Guitar Effects Compact Pedal

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

nnovative, easy-to-use vocoder pedal powered by BOSS’ famous guitar synth technology. Use your voice to dramatically extend the expressive range of your instrument in countless ways with ‘Vintage’ mode for classic electronic synth-voice sounds and ‘Advanced’ mode for all-new vocoder tones...

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An acoustic guitar designed to captivate

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Performing unplugged brings a certain electricity to the stage. It channels emotion and intimacy, drawing the audience closer with each strum. There are fewer ways to make such a strong connection and that is why Oasis, Taylor Guitars, and Radio Airplay have teamed up to give you a chance to win this...

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GHS Strings Launch Updated Electric Guitar Tension Charts

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

GHS Strings is pleased to announce updated Tension charts for Electric guitar strings are now available FREE on their website. GHS Strings is one of the few companies to offer such comprehensive information with layouts that include single strings as well.  Today’s modern music has so many styles...

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Video – What Records Was Jimi Hendrix Listening Too

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

My Guitar Lessons where lucky enough to get a behind the scenes tour at the newly opened Jimi Hendrix flat on Brook Street in London. Not only is there an excellent museum dedicated to the guitarist, his living room where he wrote many of his famous hits but also a room dedicated to his record collection....

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

U.S.-designed Paramount series acoustic instruments are finely crafted and specially voiced to bring your artistic vision to life. Each all-solid guitar offers many legacy design elements of classic ’60s models, including checkerboard purfling and rosette, pickguard shape and abalone and mother-of-pearl...

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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

It’s impossible to replicate the sound, soul, and impact of Jimi Hendrix’s playing. But that hasn’t kept folks from replicating his gear. Nearly every piece of Jimi’s signal chain has been pored over and built anew at some point—right down to cables and straps.

The new Fender Hendrix...

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Jackson Guitars Releases New Shape, the Monarkh

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Since the development of the Concorde in 1980 Jackson has dominated the metal scene with its iconic and enduring Rhoads, Soloist, King V, Kelly and Dinky shaped high-performance guitars. Now the original gods of metal bring yet another new shape with the release of the Jackson Monarkh, sporting classic...

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Fretfunk is delighted to bring you our range of coloured guitar strap locks.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

When you buy this item you get a pair of guitar strap locks, so you have all you need to set up locks for one guitar.  Inside the pack there is a replacement strap button / pin that screws into your guitar in place of the existing buttons, and then a locking piece that attaches to each end of your...

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BOSS ES-5 Comprehensive Effects Pedal Switching System

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Based on the same concept and features as the flagship ES-8, the ES-5 is pared down to offer more practical and essential use options for typical guitarists and bassists, and is drastically reduced in size to fit ready-made, standard-size boards. The innovation in creativity of pedalboard systems...

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Nothing speaks to the passion and pride of Ibanez luthiery more than the Prestige designation. Now, the skilled craftsman of the Ibanez Prestige team have reached back in time to resurrect one of its most requested guitar models of the past two decades. And while true to the original of the early...

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The History of Scorpions’ Breakthrough and Best Album, ‘Lovedrive’

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979’s Lovedrive, Scorpions had two main problems: finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist. Fortunately for the band, both issues would soon be solved. With previous lead guitarist Uli Jon Roth out of the picture...

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