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Thursday, December 22, 2011 | 1 Comments

Last week a thread was quickly deleted at The Gear Page which stated Ed Roman had passed away leading to speculation on many guitar forums whether it was a hoax. Today on the Ed Roman site, the rumor was confirmed. A more formal announcement from daughter Lindsey Star Roman will be forthcoming. Perh... [More]

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Monday, December 19, 2011 | 1 Comments

In a world where social networking has taken over, its not uncommon for rumors to spread quickly around the net. Looks like the latest victim was Jon Bon Jovi. Earlier today, a rumor was started that the singer had died as a result of a cardiac arrest. Rest assured the New Jersey Rocker is alive and... [More]

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A/DA has released the new APP-1 preamp pedal (MSRP $399) designed by David Tarnowski (of MP-1 fame) per the A/DA web site: "The new A/DA APP-1 Pedal PreampTM is...a no-compromise 2 channel low noise all analog preamp, and the first product to use his new patent-pending “D-TORSION” Core T... [More]

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Monday, December 5, 2011 | 1 Comments

Blues guitar legend Hubert Sumlin passed away Sunday December 4th, 2011 at the age of 80. Sumlin received his first guitar when he was only six. Most well known as Howlin' Wolf's sideman from 1954 until Wolf's passing in 1976, Sumlin also had a brief stint in 1956 playing with Muddy Waters. Sumlin w... [More]

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Well, its taken some time but we've finally reached 500 members at the FrugalGuitarist.com forum! Thanks so much to all of you who've joined and contribute. Please help continuing to spread the word, and if there's any ideas you have for improving the site, drop me a line. You rock!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Finally finished my VHT Special 6 Ultra video demo and uploaded to the FrugalGuitarist.com YouTube Channel. If you missed my review of this fine sounding and affordable amp, check it out here: http://frugalguitarist.com/post/2011/06/07/VHT-Special-6-Ultra.aspx You may have also noticed another ... [More]

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

As if the recent raids at Gibson guitars weren't enough (in late 2009 for illegally importing endangered woods from Madagascar and again in 2011 for incorrect declaration presumably to circumvent compliance with the Lacey Act), a class action lawsuit was filed over the summer against Gibson guitars ... [More]