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Kiss Donate unused Ibanez PS120

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

US rockers Kiss have donated a guitar to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for those injured in the Arena bomb. The bombing forced the band to cancel its own Manchester Arena gig scheduled the week after the outrage as the venue remained a devastated crime scene. The attack left 22 dead and...

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Hartke HyDrive HD bass cabinets

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Ten years ago, Hartke introduced the HyDrive Series Bass Cabinets, which featured a brand-new type of speaker that combined paper and aluminium into a single speaker cone. This patented new design was celebrated for faithfully reproducing the sound of bass guitars without coloring the tone.

To...

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The 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Orange Amplification are proud to be the official amp sponsor of the USA’s 23rd Vans Warped Tour for the seventh year running which features many Orange Ambassadors. The Vans Warped Tour, is the largest, longest running travelling hard rock and metal festival in the USA. This summer celebration...

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Rich Robinson signature brass slide

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Working in collaboration with D’Addario, founding member of the Black Crowes and solo artist Rich Robinson is recognised as one of today’s top slide guitar players. Known for his use of open tunings, Robinson is at home on both acoustic and electric guitar.

He helped to design and create...

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Amptweaker JR-sized pedals

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Amptweaker has added four new pedals to its JR Distortion range  the TightFuzz JR, Bass TightFuzz JR, BluesFuzz JR, and Bass BluesFuzz JR. Like the other JR pedals, the new models are housed in a smaller, lightweight ‘phase 90’ sized package, but still include most of the popular tones available...

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Taylor Guitars Summer NAMM 2017:

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Taylor Guitars will be making its Florentine cutaway a standard feature on all Grand Symphony cutaway models in its 500 Series and up, and is introducing a tobacco sunburst top option for its rosewood/spruce 800 and 900 Series. Building on the success of the award-winning small-body 12-string 552ce...

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Dual Expression Pedal

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Barely a week since it announced its own Expression Pedal, Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the Dual Expression Pedal, which – you guessed it – allows players to control more than one device at a time. Each expression output has independent range and reverse plus a polarity switch...

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GHS Signature Series Ukulele Strings

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Battle Creek, MI, 18th July 2017 – GHS Strings is proud to announce the latest set to be added to their Artist Curated Series of Ukulele Strings is the Andrew Molina Signature Set. Andrew Molina is an up and coming ukulele...

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BIAS Mini amps, Twin pedals and Footswitch

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Positive Grid, creators of the popular BIAS guitar gear, has announced the introduction of the BIAS Mini amplifiers, BIAS Twin pedals, and BIAS Footswitch to its range. Announced at Summer NAMM, the BIAS Mini Amplifiers follow the success of the flagship BIAS Head. Available in two versions –...

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T-16 Analogue Octave

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

After what seems like a lifetime, the T-16 is back and better than ever! The same great tracking and the flexible Filter control of the original T-16 remain the same, but the output has been pumped up for more volume for when using the sub octave without the clean signal. Still the world’s smallest...

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XTOMP mini

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Hotone has announced the Xtomp Mini Bluetooth modelling effects pedal, a downsized version of its well-received, effect-rammed Xtomp, launched last year. Offering over 140 effects for guitar and bass, the Xtomp Mini integrates with an iOS/Android/desktop app via Bluetooth/USB to load up new sounds.

Effects...

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Ashdown Pre-Amp Reverb pedal

Friday, July 14th, 2017

For a long time, acoustic guitarists have strived to achieve a live sound to match their studio sound. Mediating the signal between instrument and PA and designed to bring out a more natural and clear sound form your acoustic guitar, the Ashdown Pre-Amp Reverb Pedal allows guitarists to get that studio...

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Fibonacci Roma archtop guitar

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Fibonacci Guitars has introduced its latest model, the Roma, which is now available from the bespoke instrument manufacturer. The Roma is a compact, hand carved, 14” x 76 mm contemporary archtop/acoustic ‘crossover’ guitar. The new offering is produced with a premium, seasoned hand carved...

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Faith Guitars Saturn and Mars models

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Faith Guitars has announced two new additions to its award-winning Naked guitar series. The range now includes the ‘Mars’ drop-shoulder dreadnought and the ‘Saturn’ dreadnought acoustic shapes. The Faith Naked series features stripped back, natural soundboards with solid Englemann Spruce...

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The amp that defined a generation

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

VOX Amplification has introduced two new amps to commemorate its 60th anniversary. The two new products are faithful recreations of VOX’s most iconic designs and are completely hand-wired in the UK. Available for a limited time only, the AC15 and AC30 are engineered and built from the ground-up....

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