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The Night Train V112NT Cabinet has been released

Posted by sarabdeep Monday, August 31, 2009 0 comments

VOX Amplification hasrecently debuted the Night Train NT15 guitar amplifier head. This sleek, all-tube amp head took top honors as Best Guitar Head of 2009 in the Musikmesse International Press Awards. Now VOX introduces the V112NT speaker cabinet, designed to provide an aesthetic and musical match for the Night Train NT15 head.


Featuring an open back and a single 12" authentic "Greenback" Celestion 16 Ohm speaker, the V112NT is distinguished by its rounded corners, unique black-on-black fret cloth, and elegant white trim. The look was designed to complement the Night Train's mirrored chrome finish. As with the Night Train NT15 head, the V112NT is meant for musicians on the go, weighing less than 25 lbs and equipped with a sturdy carrying handle.

The VOX V112NT speaker cabinet will be available in September 2009 with a U.S. MSRP of $249.99.

For more information, please visit www.voxamps.co.uk

Building upon the success of the company’s Nylon Series guitars, Taylor Guitars is set to release a new nylon-string model which embodies all that classical and steel string players alike have come to love about Taylor’s NS line. From exceptional classical tone, to Taylor’s slim and fast ultra-playable neck, the new NS24 offers players the familiar feel and sound of a Taylor NS, all at an affordable price.


The NS24 joins six different nylon-string models currently offered by Taylor Guitars. Introduced in 2001 and designed with steel-stringed players in mind, the Taylor Guitars Nylon Series (NS) guitars feature either a Grand Concert (GC) or Grand Auditorium (GA) body shape and tonewood combinations of sapele/Sitka spruce (NS32ce, NS34ce), Big Leaf Maple/Engelmann spruce (NS62ce, NS64ce) and Indian rosewood/Western Red Cedar (NS72ce, NS74ce).

The NS24e will be offered at a suggested retail price of $1198 and the NS24ce at $1398. The guitars will make their retail debuts at domestic Taylor dealers in early August and internationally in September.

For more information, please visit www.taylorguitars.com

The new BSM RPA California recreates Ritchie Blackmore´s hot 1974/75 Deep Purple Mk3 sound. With the "BITE" control, you can blend between two completely different sounds: the raw and brutal early 1974 "California Jam" and the later razor-sharp "Live in London" tone!



The RPA California has enough headroom, to recreate Ritchie´s original tone even with the old, low-gain amps like the Marshall "Major" or the VOX AC-30. Following Blackmore´s philosophy "protect your ears and play it hard", the stompbox has no volume control, running full-throttle all the time. With the EQ control, you can tweak the stompbox to be a perfect mate for all kinds of pickups.

For more information, please visit www.treblebooster.net

Rotosound have announced the launch of British Steels, based on the Original classic Rotosound Stainless Steel Electric Guitar Strings from the 1960’s, and now manufactured using improved processes and even better materials.

Their original stainless steel strings already have a pedigree second to none and were used by Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend, Brian May and many others. Rotosounds stainless steel strings offered a clear, bright punchy sound, positive grip, plenty of twang and went on to be played on some of the greatest songs of all time.


The new Rotosound British Steels have been designed to give a brilliant tone, sustain and great volume. Using the very best stainless steel with the highest possible iron content (for better magnetic properties), the new strings are now manufactured under even tighter quality control and stricter tolerances to ensure consistency, clarity and durability.

British Steels are available in the following gauges:

BS09 09 / 11 / 16 / 24w / 32w / 42w

BS10 10 / 13 / 17 / 26w / 36w / 46w

BS11 11 / 14 / 18 / 28w / 38w / 48w

For further information on the range see http://www.rotosound.com/steels.html

The Industrial Radio Midi Bass combines classic bass design with onboard MIDI tracking technology to provide bassists with low latency MIDI tracking.The Midi Bass offers cutting-edge bassists the opportunity to accurately control synthesizer and sampler technology direct from the bass, both in the studio and live.
The Midi Bass features unique proprietary MIDI tracking technology designed and developed by Industrial Radio.The MIDI technology is comprised of a series of electronic sensors embedded throughout the bass guitar, including the fingerboard and bridge. When a note is played, sensors detect this and generate a parallel MIDI stream that can be routed to any MIDI compatible device. This is synchronised with the regular bass audio from the magnetic pickups.

This multi-sensor approach to MIDI tracking provides incomparable speed, accuracy and reliability in the process of MIDI tracking.The Midi Bass features an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) in the top horn of the bass and specialised controls for easy programming and configuration of advanced MIDI settings.
The Industrial Radio Midi Bass provides superior MIDI controller functionality in a quality instrument, crafted with clinical attention to detail, using only quality hardware. Designed for the professional bassist, the Industrial Radio Midi Bass seeks to provide the best of both the MIDI and classic bass guitar worlds.
Industrial Radio Midi Bass is available direct from Industrial Radio for US$3995.00 standard plus shipping.
For more information, please visit www.industrialradio.com.au

AmpliTube Fender is now shipping

Posted by sarabdeep Sunday, August 30, 2009 0 comments

K Multimedia and Fender has announced that AmpliTube Fender is now shipping! AmpliTube Fender is the only official Fender amp and FX software suite, with a selection of 45 of the most sought-after classic and modern Fender guitar and bass amps, cabinets, stompboxes and rack effects of all time (including must-have masterpieces like the '65 Twin Reverb, '59 Bassman; LTD, '57 Deluxe, '64 Vibroverb Custom, '65 Deluxe Reverb, Vibratone, Super-Sonic, Metalhead, Fender Blender, Phaser, Fuzz-Wah and many others).

AmpliTube Fender is the result of two years of intense collaboration between the tone-gurus at Fender and the software and audio experts at IK Multimedia. For the first time, the industry leaders in the real and virtual amplification market have teamed up to offer a totally new software experience of amps and effects, subjected to the same testing and tuning process of the hardware counterpart with the goal of offering the exact same sound quality and a level of realism never heard before in a software product.

Cakewalk has announced Guitar Tracks Pro Version 4 and Guitar Tracks Pro USB, a new version and look-and-feel for the leading software designed for the recording guitarist and singer/songwriter, plus a new, complete recording solution that includes a high quality audio interface.

With Guitar Tracks Pro, you get easy multi-track recording, precise editing tools to comp-together the perfect solo or vocal track, a virtual mixing Console, effects arsenal, and the ability to burn CDs and upload your music directly to the web. At the core of Guitar Tracks Pro is a powerful engine based on Cakewalk's award-winning SONAR audio and MIDI technology. The SONAR engine ensures industry-leading sound quality, but Guitar Tracks Pro makes music production even more accessible with a sleek new interface that has been optimized to take your music from riff to hit easier than ever.

Tired of trying to remember where you put your pick? The Pick Stick is fantastic! Put it on your amp, desk, anywhere. It holds up to 30 guitar picks. Made of solid fine wood with a hand rubbed finish, it has an attractive gold spring that actually holds the picks very securely. The easy-to-use-ergonomic design makes it perfect for the studio or the stage. This unit will even hold our Big Fattie V-Picks at 5.80mm thick!


Dimensions:

17cm length

4.5cm wide

3.5cm tall

For more information, please visit www.v-picks.com

Michael Jackson Remembered: Best Guitar Songs

Posted by sarabdeep Friday, August 28, 2009 0 comments

Just a few of the things that Micheal Jackson gave us that will never die:
Crotch-Grabbing - This dance move and possible vocal aid coined by Michael Jackson was hijacked by rappers everywhere
The Moonwalk - Although he is often credited for coining the moonwalk, Jackson himself attributed the credit of this move to other sources. The moonwalk has been recorded as early as 1943. However, MJ is definitely the one who brought it to the mainstream when he first appeared to defy gravity as part of his incredible live show and had the whole world trying to learn the dance.
Dancer Face - Another signature of Jackson’s was his facial moves while he danced. When many of us were kids (I know not all of you were kids when Michael Jackson was all over TV but bare with me) and we thought of imitating Michael Jackson we didn’t just dance around. We made the faces and made the noises. I don’t think there is anything out there more imitated.

Although it has been difficult to look at Jackson’s success in recent decades without the many contraversies surrounding the man coming up, his influence on not just his generation but popular culture can never be forgotten. However, its pretty easy to be a target for scrutiny when you are one of the most recognized people in the entire world. Say what you want about him, but this was a man who knew how to do things right. From his song choices, to his businness decisions, there were no notable flops in this man’s career. He has also worked with some amazing guitar players. And, although his music was considered pop, after listening to a few of these you will have a hard time denying that pop music can rock. Here are some of his greatest guitar driven songs.
Black Or White - I could spend the better part of a week looking for a guitar riff more simple and catchy than the main riff for Black and White. This is just a really great feel-good song. Heres a video of MJ playing it with Slash.

To find more : visit : http://guitar.today.com/2009/06/26/michael-jackson-remembered-best-guitar-songs/



The innovator, music legend and the man who of one of Gibon’s most popular guitars was named after passed away this week due to complications from pnuemonia. Les Paul is credited for the invention of multitrack recording and overdubbing as ell as tape elay and many other popular sound effects. Les Paul is one of the few inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a permanent stand alone exhibit in his honour.
Les Paul died at 94 but hi legend will live on forever through the use of his pioneering playing and recording techniques and his namesake, the Gibson Les Paul guitars.

Came across a really fanastic NPR audio interview with Les Paul. It begins with an overview of Les Paul's life, and is followed by Paul's 1992 interview with Terry Gross. If you've ever spent time doubting your ability to succeed as a guitarist, you'll undoubtedly find the physical hurdles Paul struggled with and overcame very inspirational.

http://guitar.about.com/b/2009/08/18/les-paul-audio-interview.htm

eMedia's Guitar Pro 5.1 is Windows/Macintosh hybrid version of the best-selling multi-track tablature editor software for guitar, banjo and bass from Arobas Music. Besides writing scores, Guitar Pro 5.1 is a tool for beginner and accomplished guitarists alike to improve, compose, or accompany themselves.
New advanced notation features add drum notation, vocal notation and tablature support for any stringed instruments with four to seven strings! You can create complete scores for a band in minutes. Guitar Pro 5.1 is your total solution for creating lead sheets, scores, or lesson sheets for your students.
Guitar Pro 5.1 features the newest in playback technology including RSE—Realistic Sound Engine. RSE gives you real time playback of your scores with realistic sound samples taken from high quality guitars and real-time effects such as wah-wah. These new features make Guitar Pro 5.1 the guitar players' best choice for composing and transcribing. Improved ASCII import/export and the newly enhanced speed trainer will show you why Guitar Pro is the dominant force in guitar music.
Guitar Pro has been a best seller in Europe and has over a MILLION users worldwide. It is hailed by Guitarist Magazine as an intelligent, simple, clear and precise tool." Riff Magazine says Guitar Pro, "is unquestionably the best that can be found in the field of tablature editing for PC."
Guitar Pro 5.1 will be available at computer and music retail stores nationwide with an estimated retail price of $59.95. The hybrid CD-ROM is compatible with Windows 98 SE/2000/XP and Macintosh OSX 10.3 or higher.

Guitar Crime!

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Man accused of hitting son with guitar gets jailAn illegal immigrant accused of fracturing his son's skull with a toy guitar while trying to hit his wife has been sentenced to jail after accepting a plea agreement in a convoluted case that included a mistrial and a verdict overturned due to juror misconduct, according to court records released Thursday.The case centers on 25-year-old Israel Gutierrez, a Sheboygan resident who police said swung the guitar at his wife in August 2008 after she made a comment to him as he watched TV. The errant blow struck his 13-month-old son's head, causing a skull fracture and a hemorrhage between the brain and the inside of his skull, according to a criminal complaint.After two trials failed to resolve the allegations of child abuse, the two sides finalized a plea deal Monday under which a felony child abuse was amended to misdemeanor battery and Gutierrez pleaded no contest to that and two new charges of misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer."He's been sitting (in jail) for more than a year. He's going to be deported," said District Attorney Joe DeCecco. "After two trials we didn't think it was advisable to continue."Judge L. Edward Stengel sentenced Gutierrez on Monday to 15 months in jail, though he was also given credit for 380 days spent behind bars while the case progressed. Gutierrez will spend another two and a half months in jail before being deported.According to court records:Gutierrez was charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor battery, the latter charge for a bruised arm his wife suffered while attempting to block the guitar.A jury in April convicted Gutierrez of battery but hung on the child abuse charge, court records show. A second jury convened June 3 on the child abuse charge and convicted Gutierrez in a trial that lasted less than seven hours.But the second verdict came under scrutiny after one juror, in a post-trial conversation with Gutierrez's attorney, said another juror had been biased due to the defendant's illegal immigrant status. All jurors had been asked during jury selection if that status would affect their judgment of guilt, and none said it would.During a recess in the trial, however, one juror told the other he should have acknowledged his bias, saying, "As soon as I heard that..." and then making the out signal used by baseball umpires. Jurors are forbidden from discussing a case while a trial is ongoing.Gutierrez's attorney then sought to have the jury verdict thrown out, and Stengel granted that request June 26.

Because of its unqualified success and seemingly limitless potential in reaching new markets, Fishman Amplification is rebranding the SoloAmp as the SA220 Solo Performance System. The SA220 won "Best of Show" at its initial launch during Summer NAMM 2008. The versatile amplification system went on to win the m.i.p.a (Musikmesse International Press Award) at Musikmesse/ Pro Light + Sound 2009 while receiving critical acclaim in leading guitar, music trade, and pro audio publications. Artists such as Jerry Douglas, Bob Weir, Jeff Pevar, Fiona Boyes, and Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens were among the first to work with the Solo Performance System.

More recently, the SA220 has met with widespread acceptance in the Live Audio and House of Worship markets, earning positive reactions from show attendees and the press at the East Coast Worship Summit 2008, InfoComm '09, and other non-music product trade shows. Next month, Worship Leader Magazine will honor the SA220 with an Editor's Pick Award.


Designed for the singer/songwriter/acoustic musician, the SA220 Solo Performance System delivers 220 Watts of clean, lightweight power into a line array of six custom high-excursion speakers and a soft dome tweeter. This unique combination provides full sound, very wide dispersion, and deeper sonic penetration than the common speaker cabinet. The enhanced bass response of the custom-designed speakers eliminates the need for a subwoofer.

A PA and amplifier in one format, the SA220 weighs only 25 pounds without stand and can be easily carried in the supplied padded carry bag with wheels. Dealer and consumer reaction to the SA220 continues to grow and new variations of the existing form factor are expected in the future, hence the name change.

Commenting on the rebranding, company founder and President Larry Fishman stated, "Obviously, we're happy about the positive reaction the SA220 has received since the beginning. But the fact that its form factor has proved to be so open-ended in terms of acceptance in new markets and future expansion of the product offering is really good news for us. We're all very excited about this and look forward to expanding and further developing the SA220 for years to come."

For more information, please visit www.fishman.com

Green Day ends tour with exemplary arena show

Posted by sarabdeep Thursday, August 27, 2009 0 comments

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) ? When Green Day toured behind its ambitious "American Idiot" record a half-decade ago, it was about a return to mega-stardom. This time, it's about legacy.

The pop-punk progenitors seem bent on cementing their place among the current rock elite, with an eye on the all-time best live acts. Tuesday's all-in performance at the Forum in Los Angeles was a mandate for the crowd to remember this show, the last of a seven-week North American jaunt. And memorable it was.

The focus was not on the music, though the band is promoting its second consecutive concept album, "21st Century Breakdown." No, the emphasis of this nearly three-hour marathon was squarely on entertainment and creating that sense of community that so few "important" rock acts seem to care about anymore. Sure, it was Professional Show Business, calculated every step of the way. But it also was one of the most flat-out enjoyable arena shows this town has seen in years.

Has Billie Joe Armstrong been keeping a journal of his band's gigs since their spectacular breakout in 1994 -- filing away every trick that ever got a rise from any crowd to unleash them all on this tour? It seemed that way. The feisty frontman pulled no punches in his zeal to obliterate the wall between performer and patron, simply insisting that the crowd enjoy themselves.

It was a syllabus for Arena Rock 101: booming pyrotechnics, call and response, count-offs, incited clap-alongs and arm waves, name-checking the tour stop ("Thank God for Los Angeleees!"), venturing into the crowd, bringing folks onstage (he yanked out one youngster's earplugs and hurled them away in mock disgust), cannon-firing T-shirts and TP into the throng, making exaggerated and drawn-out band intros. There even was a full mooning.

And the crowd lapped it up, acquiescing to Armstrong's every demand. He told stories and often made a point of inciting communal pride. "This is a f***ing rock 'n' roll show, not a tea party," he admonished. "You listen to Coldplay on your own f***ing time!" His easy command of the stage and crowd recalled vintage Springsteen.

Among songs that spanned its multiplatinum career, the band deployed teaser snippets of rock classics by bands renowned for their concert prowess, as if lobbying for inclusion into an exclusive club -- from "Satisfaction" and "Stairway to Heaven" to "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "Sweet Child o' Mine." A raucous version of Green Day's own "King for a Day" devolved into a show-stopping celebration of "Shout," complete with a sax-and-kazoo breakdown and side trips to Tom Petty, the Doors and Beastie Boys.

Everything was meticulously planned for maximum effect; Armstrong even coached folks he brought onstage to dive off it at a certain time. That might be anti-punk, but so what? It was pure rock 'n' roll, the creaky Forum adding to the old-school ambience of a great concert by one of today's greatest live bands -- one that's still firmly in its prime.

FuzzHugger(fx) has taken up the mantle of leader of the pack after a licensing agreement with Mellowtone has prompted the resurrection of the Wolf Computer fuzz. Discontinued by Mellowtone earlier this year, FuzzHugger(fx) licensed the stomp design, and has worked closely with Mellowtone on everything from graphics, to layout, to a professionally printed circuit board, to make the user-favorite pedal available again! The pedal is a snarly, crunchy triple silicon fuzz that delivers a huge range of tones: classic fuzz, overdrives, synthy textures, self-arpeggiation, glitching, and more! The new Wolf Computer is available now and priced at $135.00.

FuzzHugger releases the Dark Boost Pedal

Posted by sarabdeep Monday, August 24, 2009 0 comments

FuzzHugger announces the Dark Boost boost and overdrive, designed by Devi Ever and licensed to FuzzHugger. The pedal offers boosting, bass boosts, and surprisingly fat, full, and creamy drives! It fattens and darkens thin, bright guitars and amps unbelievably well, adding dimension and bass to any setup (guitar or bass). The new Dark Boost adds a third knob to the classic design, giving users control over the pedal's voltage, for more textures and responses.


Controls:- Ctrl: Changes boost intensity and texture.- Volt: Lowers voltage applied to the circuit for control over texture and response!- Vol: Your master volume and boost control!
Features:- Designed by Devi Ever, licensed to FuzzHugger.- Controls: Ctrl (Intensity), Voltage, and Volume (Boost).- Professionally printed circuit board.- Gem button LED.- True-bypass switching.- 9v negative tip adapter power.- Enclosure measures 4.37" X 2.37"- Lifetime warranty
For more information, please visit www.fuzzhugger.com

LightWing Studios launches AxeGlove Generation II

Posted by sarabdeep Sunday, August 23, 2009 0 comments

LightWing Studios has launched a major expansion of their product line with the release of their AxeGlove Generation II Guitar Protection System during Summer NAMM 2009.
“We’re introducing new models for ES-335 and ES-339 guitars and ELEVEN new models for Left handed players. We’ve brought our lineup to 22 models with aggressive plans for more over the next year. For far too long left handed players have been disenfranchised and always paid a premium for their gear. We just think that’s not right...“Lefty” AxeGlove Generation II players do not pay any more than right handed players.” said Patrick Pearce, President of LightWing Studios. “We’ve had significant customer requests for ES models as well as from left handed players. AxeGlove has always been customer driven and we’re continuing that tradition of a truly player designed product.” said Chief Designer Lyuba Pearce.
AxeGlove is a complete, two (2) piece system which encompasses BOTH the neck and body of solid body electric guitars and basses is now offered for Gibson SG, Les Paul Standard, Custom, Deluxe, Double Cutaway, & ES models, PRS Single & Double Cuts, Fender Stratocaster & Telecaster guitars as well as Precision and Jazz basses. Additionally, the AxeGlove provides a “PickPocket” guitar pick storage pocket within inches of the players hand. AxeGlove is designed to be used at Home, Live or in the Studio and provides unimpeded access to all controls and inputs when utilized.
The custom, form fitting design for each model offers protection against wall hanger & guitar stand finish damage, minimizes belt buckle abrasions and provides overall protection to 80% of the body/neck thru its unique DOUBLE LAYER Cotton Flannel construction when fully deployed. AxeGlove also absorbs sweat & moisture thereby offering further finish protection, especially on Nitro Cellulose finishes and is machine washable.
AxeGlove installation / removal takes but a few minutes; slip on the body and slip on the neck which is secured via three (3) belts across the fingerboard using Velcro pads. All models are offered in four (4) Standard colors; Red, Black, Tie Dye Red and Tie Dye Blue.
For Summer NAMM 2009, special pricing is $29.99 and includes FREE shipping in the USA.
For more information, please visit www.AxeGlove.com

The EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah is developed according to Stanley's personal taste and requirements with the intention to create the most accurate and sonically fulfilled bass wah-wah available.
The pedal works in four different modes, Low-pass, High-pass, Band-pass and Boosted Band-pass. It also features adjustable controls for Bandwidth and Frequency range. The footswitch is flexible and can switch between Wah-wah/bypass or Wah-wah/Volume. The pedal uses true bypass techniques.

The pedal is designed and developed by EBS Sweden AB in collaboration with luthier Thomas Lieber from Spellbinder Corp. USA and musician Stanley Clarke.
The pedal is shipping now. Price $299.
For more information, please visit www.ebssweden.com

There's no question that Zakk Wylde is a one-of-a-kind performer and guitarist. As the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founding leader of Black Label Society, Zakk has torched many a stage with his unique style and performance. Winner of multiple "Most Valuable Guitarist" awards in the metal genre, Zakk combines pure speed shredding with the use of pinch harmonics and chickin' pickin' to create a wall of sound that's second to none. And like Zakk, his new limited edition Epiphone "Graveyard Disciple" will also light up a stage.

Attention to Detail: Other features on the new Graveyard Disciple include a multi-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl "cross" inlay, black hardware with premium 16:1 ratio Grover(tm) machine heads, Mother-of-Pearl topped metal knobs, Epiphone's non-rotating output jack and Zakk's signature silhouette on the back of the headstock. For added comfort and convenience while playing in the seated position, the guitar features the brilliantly designed and patented Steinberger LegRest. Fold it down and rest it on your leg. Fold it up and it practically disappears.
Premium Add-Ons: With a guitar like this, you need to carry it in style and so it comes with a custom-made Coffin(tm) case featuring the "Graveyard Disciple" artwork on it. And for this limited edition model, you also get a Certificate of Authenticity.
It may look dead but it will last a lifetime! As with every Epiphone, it features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service. Plug one in and wake the dead today!
For more information, please visit www.epiphone.com

Burriss Amps and Effects Pedals, maker of the Royal Bluesman introduces the newest member in their series of small, powerful and affordable, hand-made tube amplifiers: Dirty Red. Known for his line of full size tube amps – Switch Master, Shadow, dB Special and the versatile Royal Bluesman head, builder Bob Burriss confirms the statement that dynamite does come in small packages with the small and nasty Dirty Red tube head

With a footprint of only 11.5” x 6.75” x 7.13” and weighing in at 12.7 lbs., the Class A Dirty Red is a medium to high gain rock and roll machine featuring an EZ81 Rectifier, two EL84’s and three 12AX7 Mullards to give you everything you want and more. With full EQ, a foot switchable effects loop (pedal optional), extremely flexible Master Volume, multi-tap outputs at 4, 8 & 16 ohms and a universal power supply, Dirty Red has it all in a small, US built, hand-made package at an exceptional price.
The optional foot-pedal for Dirty Red provides control over the effects loop and, like the VIB+ pedal with the Royal Bluesman Amp, it provides front of stage power to drive multiple pedals at once.
For more information, please visit www.burrissamps.com

The new 212V-BK is the perfect mate to the ever-expanding line of BUGERA all-tube amp heads and combos, and packs the punch and high-quality sound customers all over the world have come to expect from the BUGERA brand. Dual 12" Original BUGERA Vintage Guitar Series speakers give the 212V-BK its explosive sound.
As stylish as it is functional, the 21V-BK can take the rigors of the road and sports a custom-engineered carry handle for easy transport. Equipped with a Mono/Stereo Mode switch, the 212V-BK can handle mono amplifiers up to 140 Watts (4 or 16 Ohm), or 2 x 70 Watts in stereo mode (8 Ohms). Performance is enhanced by the extremely low-resonance, low-vibration enclosure.

- With 140 Watts of explosive power handling, this vintage cabinet is the perfect complement to BUGERA amps- Original 2 x 12'' BUGERA Vintage Guitar Series speakers- Versatile 4/16 Ohm mono or 2 x 70 Watt, 8 Ohm stereo configuration- Stylish and comfortable carrying handle for easy single-handed transportation- Extremely low-resonance and low-vibration cabinet- Reinforced corners and protective vinyl covering- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
MSRP (excl tax) – US$299.99, €179
For more information, please visit www.bugera-amps.com

PRS Guitars releases the 305

Posted by sarabdeep Tuesday, August 18, 2009 0 comments

PRS has introduced the 305, based on our 513 platform this guitar features 3 PRS proprietary single coil pickups to give you 5 classic sounds. Other features include; an alder body, maple neck, banded melon ‘513’ bird inlays and 25 ½” scale length. This guitar’s warm clear bite offers single coil tones unlike any other PRS model
Specifications:Body Wood: Carved AlderNumber of Frets: 22Scale Length: 25 1/2"Neck Wood: Rock MapleFretboard Wood: RosewoodNeck Shape: 513Inlays: 513 Banded Melon BirdsBridge: TremoloTuners: PRS 14:1 Phase II low mass locking tunersHardware Type: NickelHardware Option: GoldTreble Pickup: 513 Single CoilMiddle Pickup: 513 Single CoilBass Pickup: 513 Single CoilPickup Switching: Volume and tone control with a 5-way blade pickup selector
For more information, please visit www.prsguitars.com

Basone Guitars has released its newest product, the Talon. This one-of-a-kind patented model features an interesting stability arm that connects the neck to the body, made of handpicked chambered Honduran Mahogany, and carved Maple top. The Talon is coated in technology-derived paint, which shifts from an icy blue to cyan purple to gold, in certain lights.

The Talon has other unique additions that you cannot find in any other guitar in the world, such as a 10 milliwatt military-grade laser embedded into the headstock, as well as fingerboard inlays lit individually by Starlight LEDs. All including mini switches to control when the lights go on and off!!
This particular guitar was made for a customer with specific needs- such as PRS Dragon II pickups, Gotoh 510 mini tuners, Graphtec Resomax Bridge and nut. The combination of high-end tonewoods, electronics and hardware make the guitars of the Basone family feel, sound, and look second to none. Our customer was extremely happy to have his dream guitar come to life!

Basone products can be found at music shops in Vancouver, such as Bonerattle Music, Not Just Another Music Shop, and at BASONE headquarters, where guitar customization is available starting at $1800. Basone still offers acoustic and electric guitar repair, including set-ups, paintjobs, crack repair, guitar detailing, customized replacement parts, etc.
For more information, please visit www.basoneguitars.com

BOSS and Fende USA have collaborated to create the FRV-1, a stunning recreation of the 1963 Fender Reverb. A staple sound of rockabilly, country, blues, surf rock and even grunge rock, this tube-driven reverb sound is now available in an affordable, rugged compact pedal.

The FRV-1 recreates the classic spring-reverb sound of the 1963 Fender Reverb via patented COSM technology. Three classic controls for Dwell, Tone, and Mix allow players to refine their tone, adding buttery warmth or sparkling twang.
The FRV-1 is now available with an MSRP of $206.50.
For more information, please visit www.bossus.com

Les Paul passed away on the 13th of August from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, he was surrounded by family and loved ones. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the thoughts and prayers from his dear friends and fans. Les Paul was 94.
One of the foremost influences on 20th century sound and responsible for the world’s most famous guitar, the Les Paul model, Les Paul’s prestigious career in music and invention spans from the 1930s to the present. Though he’s indisputably one of America’s most popular, influential, and accomplished electric guitarists, Les Paul is best known as an early innovator in the development of the solid body guitar. His groundbreaking design would become the template for Gibson’s best-selling electric, the Les Paul model, introduced in 1952. Today, countless musical legends still consider Paul’s iconic guitar unmatched in sound and prowess. Among Paul’s most enduring contributions are those in the technological realm, including ingenious developments in multi-track recording, guitar effects, and the mechanics of sound in general.
Born Lester William Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin on June 9, 1915, Les Paul was already performing publicly as a honky-tonk guitarist by the age of 13. So clear was his calling that Paul dropped out of high school at 17 to play in Sunny Joe Wolverton’s Radio Band in St. Louis. As Paul’s mentor, Wolverton was the one to christen him with the stage name “Rhubarb Red,” a moniker that would follow him to Chicago in 1934. There, Paul became a bonafide radio star, known as both hillbilly picker Rhubarb Red and Django Reinhardt-informed jazz guitarist Les Paul. His first recordings were done in 1936 on an acoustic—alone as Rhubarb Red, as well as backing blues singer Georgia White. The next year he formed his first trio, but by 1938 he’d moved to New York to begin his tenure on national radio with one of the more popular dance orchestras in the country, Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians.
Tinkering with electronics and guitar amplification since his youth, Les Paul began constructing his own electric guitar in the late ’30s. Unhappy with the first generation of commercially available hollowbodies because of their thin tone, lack of sustain, and feedback problems, Paul opted to build an entirely new structure. “I was interested in proving that a vibration-free top was the way to go,” he has said. “I even built a guitar out of a railroad rail to prove it. What I wanted was to amplify pure string vibration, without the resonance of the wood getting involved in the sound.” With the good graces of Epiphone president Epi Stathopoulo, Paul used the Epiphone plant and machinery in 1941 to bring his vision to fruition. He affectionately dubbed the guitar “The Log.”
Les Paul’s tireless experiments sometimes proved to be dangerous, and he nearly electrocuted himself in 1940 during a session in the cellar of his Queens apartment. During the next two years of rehabilitation, Les earned his living producing radio music. Forced to put the Pennsylvanians and the rest of his career on hold, Les Paul moved to Hollywood. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army but permitted to stay in California, where he became a regular player for Armed Forces Radio Service. By 1943 he had assembled a trio that regularly performed live, on the radio, and on V-Discs. In 1944 he entered the jazz spotlight—thanks to his dazzling work filling in for Oscar Moore alongside Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, and other superstars —at the first of the prestigious Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts.
By his mid-thirties, Paul had successfully combined Reinhardt-inspired jazz playing and the western swing and twang of his Rhubarb Red persona into one distinctive, electrifying style. In the Les Paul Trio he translated the dizzying runs and unusual harmonies found on Jazz at the Philharmonic into a slower, subtler, more commercial approach. His novelty instrumentals were tighter, brasher, and punctuated with effects. Overall, the trademark Les Paul sound was razor-sharp, clean-shaven, and divinely smooth.
As small combos eclipsed big bands toward the end of World War II, Les Paul Trio’s popularity grew. They cut records for Decca both alone and behind the likes of Helen Forrest, the Andrews Sisters, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Dick Hayes, and, most notably, Bing Crosby. Since 1945, when the crooner brought them into the studio to back him on a few numbers, the Trio had become regular guests on Crosby’s hit radio show. The highlight of the session was Paul’s first No. 1 hit and million-seller, the gorgeous “It’s Been a Long, Long Time.”

Lyt Pedalboards has announced F16 Model

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LyT Pedalboards has announce the introduction of its new F16 model. The F16 is made of the same lightweight ultra-strong wood composite material as all of LyT's boards, and marks the introduction of LyT's handmade in the USA craftsmanship into the emerging arena of compact pedalboards.
The F16 measures 16 inches long by 16 inches tall and weighs only 3.5 lbs, making it the ideal choice for the musician who counts on a few select pedals to get the job done, as a backup board in the even of a last minute problem with a larger setup, as a board for a second instrument, or simply when space is tight. The F16 is not only LyT's lightest board ever, it is also the least expensive, bringing LyT's original goals of great quality, convenience and affordability even closer to the forefront of the company's current product line.
Like all of LyT's boards, the F16 features a convenient second-level tier to allow easy pedal access (and handy, under-tier storage- there's even room for a full sized power supply despite the board's small size), durable non-skid rubber feet and an extremely low profile (only ?? inch off the ground). All LyT pedalboards are supplied with unique, medical grade hook and loop Velcro at no additional cost.
The F16 sells for just $49.95 and is available for purchase direct from the company.
For more information, please visit www.lytpedalboards.com

Ibanez has introduced first-ever JEM and JS Left-Handed Models

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Ibanez has debuted new, much-anticipated left-handed JEM7VLWH and JS1200CAL. The White finish JEM7VWHL has all the great details of its right-handed counterpart: 5pc Maple/Walnut JEM Prestige neck, Edge Pro bridge, Pearl/Abalone vine inlay, DiMarzio Evolution pickups, and trademark monkey grip! The Candy Apple finish JS1200CAL features a Maple JS Prestige neck, Edge Pro bridge, and DiMarzio PAF-JOE and FRED pickups.


List: $3,999.99Available finish: WH-WhiteBody material: AlderNeck material: 5pc Maple/WalnutNeck Scale/Type: 25.5/JEM PrestigeNo. Frets/Type: 24/6105Fingerboard: RosewoodInlay: Pearl/Abalone Vine InlayBridge: Edge Pro BridgeH/W Color: GoldNeck Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution DP158Middle Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution DPS1Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution DP159Case: Deluxe HardshellCase List: Included




List: $2,799.99Available Finish: CA-Candy AppleBody Material: BasswoodNeck Material: MapleNeck Scale/Type: 25.5/JS PrestigeNo. Frets/Type: 22/6105Fingerboard: RosewoodInlay: Abalone dot inlayBridge: Edge Pro BridgeH/W Color: GoldNeck Pickup: DiMarzio PAF-JOEBridge Pickup: DiMarzio FREDCase: Deluxe HardshellCase List: Included
For more information, please visit http://www.ibanez.com/

Parker Guitars has introduced the DF824 DragonFly, first new USA production model Parker since 2005. The Dragonfly is equipped with all the great features Parker is known for in an elegantly carved new shape, showcasing a new, more traditional and ergonomically shaped upper horn while retaining the look and feel that is unmistakably Parker.
The flared headstock provides more strength and allows for a thinner profile and a faster, more comfortable neck. The DragonFly also features a 22 fret fingerboard enabling precise placement of the neck pickup for that classic neck-position tone. An HSS pickup configuration has been utilized for the wider palette of tones that today's guitarists demand from a high end instrument. Pickup mounting has also been improved to allow players to swap out the included Duncans with the pickup of their choice. The DragonFly also marks the first time Parker has combined the premium tone woods of alder and basswood in a production model, further providing a wider range of attainable tones.


Features:- Carved Alder body and Basswood neck- Parker custom-cast aluminum vibrato bridge, stainless steel saddles- HSS Pickup configuration- Seymour Duncan SSL2 neck and middle, TB11 bridge pickups- 5-way mag pickup selector- Custom Fishman piezos and stereo voltage-doubled pre-amp- Custom Parker vibrato system- Sperzel Trim-Lok tuners- 5 lbs.
Available in Tobacco Sunburst, White, Dusty Black and Black Cherry.
Retail Price: $4,499.00
Two new Artist Signature models have been created based on the new DragonFly design, the VRFD1 Vernon Reid model and the ADFM1 Adam Dutkiewicz model.
For more information, please visit http://www.parkerguitars.com/

DBZ Guitars has announced a new series of distinctive metal guitars, "The Dark Side of Dean." This line is a new offering of uniquely carved masterpieces straight from the darkest depths of legendary guitar builder Dean B. Zelinsky's mind. "The Dark Side series is designed for the sophisticated player, who is searching for the ultimate 'over the top' metal instrument," says the CEO and DBZ Guitars founder. Zelinsky is no stranger to metal. His guitar creations are played, and have been played, by metal & rock royalty on stages across the world for decades. Armed with 30 years of knowledge and experience, DBZ has created a guitar line like no other specifically for his fans and fans of the genre. "Great tone, feel, and incredible playability have always been the bottom line. But now, by embracing advances in woodworking technology, we can create anything we can imagine. 'The Dark Side' line is no exception. We've pushed the boundaries to create sculpted masterpieces with more tone, feel, and magic than anything I've ever created," he says.
The "Dark Side of Dean" consists of three unique and darkly ornate models:
DBZ Bird of Prey - The Bird of Prey is a carved masterpiece that unites form with function. It's available in a variety of custom colors and graphics with a highly contoured body. Bird of Prey comes standard with EMG active humbuckers providing all the intensity and depth needed to compliment it's intense design. The Bird of Prey's easy access 24-fret neck gives players the ability to tear up the fretboard in style while lending their music a visual punch to the gut.
DBZ Venom - The Venom is a deeply visceral V-style guitar. Like the Bird of Prey, Zelinsky uses modern technology not only as a method for precision and efficiency but as a means to realize the menacing sculpture that lies beneath the tone wood. The Venom comes loaded with EMG pickups, original Floyd Rose tremolo, and show-stopping graphic options.
DBZ Halcyon - The Halcyon is a radical re-imagining of a classic style. It is a sleek, double cutaway guitar that balances classic functionality with modern metal sensibilities. Like the Bird of Prey and The Venom, the Halcyon is loaded to the hilt with EMG pickups, original Floyd Rose Tremolo, easy 24-fret access, and set-neck construction. It's available in high impact colors and radical off-the-hook graphics, including the Vertigo and the Death Dealer.
All Dark Side Guitars are also available as USA Custom models.
For more information, please visit www.dbzguitars.com


The new Magnedyne adjustable tone single coil pickup by ElectroKraft.com is a hand wound vintage style pickup whose tone can be instantly changed. For direct replacement of any Strat style guitar pickup, requiring no modifications to your pickguard or guitar body. Adjustable Tone? Yes, the Magnedyne single coil pickup is electrically adjustable. By turning the tiny control pot on top of the pickup you can make adjustments to the sound of the pickup. The Magnedyne pickup includes a built-in passive circuit that effectively changes the pickup’s inductance, resistance and capacitance; the elements that change how a pickup sounds. This is achieved without any active electronics and no need for a battery.

Vintage Style:
Hand wound and made in the vintage style using Forbon bobbin flanges, ALNICO V magnetic pole pieces and vintage style cloth covered hook up wires. After the Magnedyne pickup has been wound it is wax potted in a mixture of beeswax and paraffin, followed by wrapping the coil with cloth.
From The Maker:
Tony Amendolare says; "Since I first began making custom hand wound pickups I have encountered many players who change their pickups often, searching for a new tone or an overall improved guitar sound. As an alternative option to constantly changing your pickups the Magnedyne pickup allows you to electrically change the pickup's tonal characteristics with the turn of a small trim pot.
Since there are no active electronics the true unaffected guitar tone is maintained. This is great for us tone purists, or for the player who wished his neck (or any other position) pickup sometimes had more grit and other times had more twang.
The Magnedyne pickup is as easy to install as any other single coil pickup and will allow you to have more control over your guitars tone."
Specs:
- Vintage style fiberboard bobbin flanges.- Black and white cloth covered hookup wires.- ALNICO V magnetic pole pieces.- Built-in adjustable trim pot.- Built-in passive circuitry
Availability & Price:
The Magnedyne pickup is on sale for $89.00
For more information, please visit
www.electrokraft.com


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NEW editor software for guitar

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eMedia Intros News Guitar Pro Application
eMedia Guitar Pro 5.1 is the new Windows/Macintosh hybrid version of the best-selling multi-track tablature editor software for guitar, banjo and bass from Arobas Music.

http://www.axetopia.com/news/07_01/eMedia-Mac-Guitar.html

GIBSON introduces new GUITAR-->> WOW

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Gibson USA introduces
the... SG Zoot Suit
It?s a real toe tapper, Daddy-O


Species
The body of the Zoot Suit features a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate pieces (each one approximately .075” thick), each dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. No paint is used. Each body is given two coats of satin nitrocellulose lacquer.

Average Weight
The average weight of a Zoot Suit body is 5.7 lbs, which is slightly heavier than normal but actually creates more balance, a solid feel, and brighter tones that prove compatible with the pickup configuration.

Tonal Characteristics
The solid body yields maximum sustain and enhanced resonance.

Other Materials
The glue is a proprietary Type 1 glue that forms an everlasting bond, and enhances the tonal characteristics of the body.
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100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time
Friday July 31, 2009
Rolling Stone magazine has put together a list of what they consider to be the "Top 100 Guitar Songs of All Time". It is, as you could expect, a pretty arbitrary list, but there undeniably some great guitar riffs found in the list.
In the interest of getting your feedback, I've included the top five songs from the Rolling Stone list below. Which of these is your favorite? I'm personally leaning towards "Crossroads".

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