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The Difference Between Gain and Volume

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Let’s say you’re at a show or rehearsal and you turn to your amp, or perhaps your mixer, and you need to make something louder. You’ll more than likely be confronted by a set of knobs or maybe even a fader that might have any of the following labels: gain, trim, level, volume, master,...

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Overdrive and Reveal Boost pedals

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Accessories manufacturer Grindstone Audio Solutions has introduced its first guitar effects pedals. The two new pedals feature Grindstone’s TeaserMode switching, which lets the user operate both latching and momentary, depending on how long the switch is pressed. A quick press-and-release will...

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Pure Nickel Mandolin Strings

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

GHS Strings has created their new Pure Nickel Mandolin strings in conjunction with mandolin players, for both the traditional and modern musician. They deliver a warm, rich, vintage sound with a superior, long lasting tone. The strings custom gauges were chosen to provide a more balanced sound and...

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Outlaw Effects Pedals

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Outlaw Effects’ analogue pedals feature true bypass switching, which keeps the tone transparent. Micro-sized encasings and staggered inputs/outputs mean they occupy minimal pedal board real estate. An ultra-durable aluminium alloy chassis and high quality components make Outlaw Effects ready for...

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Fulltone guitar & bass effects collection for AmpliTube

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Boutique sound for the discerning musician. Guitarist and composer Michael Fuller founded Fulltone back in 1991, with the aim of building stompboxes that sounded as good as vintage pedals, but that were more rugged and reliable than the old, often fragile classics. Today, Fulltone is recognized as...

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Appeal Filed in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Trial

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The battle over “Stairway to Heaven” will rage on for at least one more chapter as Spirit’s attorney filed an appeal with a federal court to argue the June verdict that sided with Led Zeppelin in the copyright infringement case. In a 90-page brief filed Wednesday at the United States...

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Hutchins Guitars’ Shade II and Shade I models

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The Shade II  features a deceptively simple set-neck solid body that centres on tone. “So-called ‘student’ electrics were offered by most brands back in the fifties and sixties. Then, as now, high-line electrics were often out of reach of younger (or poorer) players,” explains the guitar...

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Chuck Berry dies.

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Sad guitar news. Legendary guitarist Chuck Berry has just been announced as dead. A few yesrs ago we asked guitarist Chuck Berry to answer a few personal questions about himself and here we have the information about the man who infulenced millions of guitar players including Keith Richards from the...

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Mastermind LT MIDI foot controller

Friday, March 17th, 2017

RJM Music Technology has introduced a new compact and affordable MIDI foot controller called the Mastermind LT. “We wanted to do a more affordable product that still had the flexibility and power of our Mastermind GT,” explained Ron Menelli, founder and engineer of RJM Music’s products.

“Many...

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Gibson confirms exclusive rights to trademarked guitar designs

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Gibson has announced that it has successfully confirmed the exclusive rights to various trademarked body and headstock designs. The MI manufacturer now has exclusive rights to the design of its iconic ES, SG, Flying V and Explorer guitar models. The news comes as a result of a legal dispute and...

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Make Your Solo Acoustic Shows Easier To Watch

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

We can’t count the number of times We’ve seen patrons walk into a bar or club and groan when they realize a person with an acoustic guitar is onstage. Or get up and leave when someone begins strumming in the corner of a coffee shop. Or, worse yet, ignore the singer while the chatter reaches...

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Bespoke, handcrafted guitar stands

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Standby Guitars are dedicated to creating completely bespoke, handcrafted guitar stands.  We work with you to design and create the perfect size, perfect style and the perfect finish to the make the perfect home for your guitar collection.  That’s the beauty of custom-made.  There is no compromise. That’s...

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GHS Strings Launch New T Shirts

Monday, March 13th, 2017

GHS Strings have just launched new T-Shirts, featuring the clever slogans from their new, highly successful global advertising campaign, which highlights the benefits of their Nitro-Packs. The two new black T-Shirts feature the provocative ‘Nice Package’ and cheeky ‘Unique-ly Fresh’ slogans...

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Nick Johnston talks technique

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

If you think instrumental guitar is mindless widdling, then you haven’t heard genre-blurring visionary Nick Johnston. As the Canadian virtuoso hits Birmingham for an in-store clinic, he tells us about “heavy” bluesmen, watching Jeff Beck fall over and his lifelong fear of guitar shops.

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Fret-King Corona 60 Fluence

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Green Label Corona 60 with Three Fishman Fluence Single Width Pickups Hand-built by Trev Wilkinson and his trusted luthier of many years Mike Smith, this very limited run of guitars will feature models from the Fret-King Green Label Series with the amazingly innovative Fishman Fluence systems installed.

As...

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