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News & Press Releases »

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Assiciated Press is reporting that legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale's son and ex-wife were arrested at about 3:30 AM Monday for suspicion of possessing an explosive device in public and are being held on $500,000 bail each. They are being investigated for allegedly placing a propane tank in a ... [More]

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Reviews, Electro Harmonix »

Friday, September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the old days to be heard in a band setting, you had to drag out a large amp. Often said amp was heavy enough to warrant the liberal use of casters and/or a dolly loading it into/out of rehearsals. Modern advances in Class D power amplifier design (read more about the technology here) have shrunk ... [More]

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Editorial & Misc »

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

As you may have already heard, Beck is releasing his new "album" as sheet music (read more here). Its been a topic at several forums I visit and a great many see this as a visionary move, something I don't quite understand. It seems increasingly that in creative fields, especially in music, that vin... [More]

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Monday, August 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

The below is a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice on Aug. 6, 2012: Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act Violations Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States today resolving a criminal investigation into ... [More]

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever hear of J. Backlund guitars? Imagine if you will the electric guitar as depicted in The Jetsons cartoon. The high dollar custom company has recently launched a Kickstarter project for a Korean made version of their JDB-800 model under the new Retronix brand. Early backers at the $500 pledge lev... [More]

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Articles »

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 1 Comments

Pandora no doubt is a fantastic application, absolutely groundbreaking when it initially hit the scene. When I purchased an Android phone, it was one of the first apps I installed. That said, I like many guitarists have some fairly eclectic tastes and I've found that for less popular artists on the ... [More]

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Articles »

Thursday, July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

You know those stories you hear? The ones the gray-beards tell about buying a ’52 Strat for $50 in some pawn shop in Texas back in ’85 when no one knew any better? Those days are over. Guitars have become such a fetish object that even people who don’t play an instrument know that ... [More]