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Rees 5bass bass guitar now available

The Rees 5bass bass guitar uses novel bridges and new pickups. A well balanced sound across all five strings has been achieved by using individual bridge pieces for each string; by having a very strong and stiff neck which does not damp low notes; and by using a new pickup set designed specifically for 5 string basses by Seymour Duncan.

BlackBird releases Carbon Fiber Nylon string guitar

The Blackbird Rider Nylon is a humidity-proof and tough carbon fiber bodied instrument that challenges the notion of the guitar form with every aspect of its design serving to maximize resonance in a highly compact form.

Etavonni unveils new pricing for GT-1 models

Etavonni Instruments has announced new pricing for their GT-1 models.

PRS Guitars limited run featuring 1957/2008 Pickups

Paul Reed Smith Guitars has unveiled a limited run of solid body electrics featuring the new 1957/2008 pickups. PRS acquired exclusive rights to the original pickup wire used in the most revered ‘50s era pickups in 2008, and 1957 was the year the humbucker was first commercially available, giving rise to the name for PRS Guitars’ newest and most exclusive pickup.

Bob Marley's Yamaha SG1000 guitar up for auction

On the 24th of November Christie's will be auctioning a Yamaha SG1000 electric guitar owned and played by Bob Marley during the reggae superstar's final worldwide tour in 1979. Marley was presented with the guitar when he and Wailers were invited to visit the Yamaha factory in Hamamatsu during the Tokyo leg of their tour.

Alfred announces two new guitar releases for all ages

Alfred has announced two new guitar releases that span guitarist of all ages: Guitar for Kids and The Guitar Scale Picture Book. Guitar for Kids book and CD package explains lessons using plain language that’s easy for kids to understand.

What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Rick Stone

by Doc Dosco This week we feature jazz guitarist Rick Stone. I happened upon Rick Stone'

Guitar Player Magazine's 2008 Guitar Superstar Event to hit the road

Guitar Player Magazine has announced its first ever, Guitar Superstar Live National Tour.

Blackstar Amplification presents HT-5 Models

The HT-5 is a studio and practice amp, packing tone and innovative features of the award- winning HT valve pedals into a two channel, footswitchable valve amp format. The patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes you from the USA to the UK and any where in between.

Atlanta Quality Design introduces Zerocap guitar cable

AQD has added custom designed cabling and patent-pending electronics to their Zerocap guitar cable for what they say provides zero cable capacitance. Guitar cables have capacitance that reduces the high-end tone of guitar pickups, and creates an artificial midrange honk. The cable reduces this capacitance to a tiny fraction of other guitar cables and the resulting tone is exactly the tone of the instrument.

MXR releases 76 Vintage Dyna Comp pedal

MXR Custom Shop has released the '76 Vintage Dyna Comp pedal - a recration of the '76 MXR Dyna Comp.

Steinberger ZT-3 custom guitar announced

Steinberger has announced the new ZT3 guitar with the new version of the TransTrem transposing tremolo system.

Hottie Amplifiers introduces Hottie Pickups

With the help of Seymour Duncan, Hottie Amplifiers have created Hottie Pickups that capture the creamy distortion and harmonic complexity of their Hottie Amps. Original Hottie Pickups have honey-sweet tone, touch sensitivity, and a perfect blend of warmth and presence. Sold as singles or as sets. Custom options available.

Keith McMillen Instruments announces StringPort

While keyboards, drum pads, and even turntables have dominated the world of commercial electronic musical instruments, composer/guitarist/inventor Keith McMillen has spent decades advancing the fortunes of string players.

The Spitfire 6-string electric guitar released

The Highland Guitar has announced the lift off of the flame inlayed Spitfire 6-string electric guitar. The Highland Spitfire boasts a stunning flame maple top with bubinga inlay and flame maple back and sides. The rosewood fingerboard is appointed with a striking pearl flame inlay.

The Gibson Dark Fire Guitar has arrived

Gibson has released detailed information and pictures of its new Dark Fire guitar, billed as a "Marriage between Chameleon Tone Technology and Second-Generation Robot Guitar Technology". The Gibson Dark Fire gives you a number of tonal possibilities to let you change the tone of the Dark Fire to match your environment. And it begins with a guitar's most basic element — the pickups. The Gibson Dark Fire combines two of Gibson's most popular pickups — the P90h in the neck position and a Burstbucker 3 in the bridge position. Both are capped with new carbon fiber-like pickup covers, impeccably designed to match the Dark Fire's advanced fade.

Rocksonics now distributing the V-COMP Tube Compressor

Rocksonics has announced that they are now distributing the V-COMP Tube Compressor. It is a studio valve/opto compressor pedal packaged in a compact floor pedal chassis. The compressor circuitry utilizes an ALL TUBE, Class A audio path using a Vactrol as the gain control element. The tube heater and plate voltage are both regulated DC power for low hum and noise. Attack and decay characteristics have been optimized for guitar but also work very well with bass and vocals.

The Titan guitar released by the Highland Guitar Company

The Highland Guitar Company has announced the release of the Titan Guitar, the new flagship model in Highland’s Electric Jazz Guitar series. The Titan is crafted in a dazzling high gloss vintage fireburst finish over a quilted maple top, back and sides. Distinctive features include a custom wooden pickguard, rosewood volume and tone control knobs, and a rosewood floating tailpiece cover.

Molten Voltage releases Toggle Pedal

TOGGLE features Dynamic and Programmable Channel Switching, allowing you to switch between two different analog effect loops using either a tap tempo control or the intensity of your playing.

New BEHRINGER VM1 Vintage Time Machine floor pedal

BEHRINGER has added the VM1 Vintage Time Machine to its line of effects pedals. 550ms of true analog delay deliver the great sound of tape echo machines popular in the 70’s. Effects include Delay, Echo, Chorus and Vibrato. Flexible sound-shaping controls including Effect Mix, Feedback, Delay Time and switchable Chorus / Vibrato with variable Depth dial in a wealth of classic sounds. An Input Level control with Overload LED and a true hard-wire bypass foot-switch assure signal fidelity and integrity.

1991 Fender Strat Plus Deluxe Demo

Plugged straight into a Fender Super Sonic...Vibrolux/Bassman (clean) and "burn" (distortion/gain) modes with a little of the built in reverb. Stil

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Premium Plus Bass Demo

Very rough as the (old) camera and inexpensive Marshall Bass amp don't do the Bass justice...but you can get an idea of the range of tones that

PRS Custom 22 Semi-Hollow w/trem Demo

Just jamming on my PRS Semi-Hollow Custom 22 w/ trem (& wide-thin neck). Way cool guitar plugged straight into a Fender Super Sonic amp...no ef

Fender California Series Fat Strat Demo

Just the usual mess...unrehearsed, no warm up...jamming to show the various sounds that this guitar is capable of...no effects, just the built in g

Gibson 35th Anniversary Black Beauty Demo

Here is a Gibson 3 pickup Les Paul Custom I'll be putting up for sale. It's a 35th Anniversary model and somewhat collectible but it plays

Aria Diamond Model 6710 Acoustic Guitar Demo

Here's a great "players" guitar for you to check out. It has a Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany back and sides, a Mahogany neck with a Rosewood finge

Ibanez SRX 700 Bass Guitar Demo

Here's a made in Korea Ibanez SRX 700 neck-thru design 4 string bass for your consideration. I mention in the video that it has Maple body wing

November installment of Gibsons's Guitar of the Month series released

The beginning of another month means Gibson has announced its November model of the Guitar of the Month series, the Double Cut Longhorn HS.

Line 6 releases Pod Farm guitar amp software

Line 6 has announced Pod Farm, a replacement for Amp Farm, their TDM amplifier-modelling plug-in. But instead of being limited to use within Pro Tools HD or TDM systems, the new product can be used with any audio hardware, and with virtually any DAW software.

Yamaha introduces new Billy Sheehan Signature Model

Based on the classic BB414 body style, the new four-string model features a unique woofer pickup that Sheehan designed with Yamaha's master guitar builder, John Gaudesi. Aesthetic details include gorgeous black nickel hardware and a black metallic finish.

Carl Martin releases Rock Bug pedal

The Carl Martin Rock Bug is an Amp/Speaker Simulator and Headphone rehearsal unit that operates on a single 9v battery. Although this type of accessory is not new, we believe there is nothing on the market that feels as real or sounds as realistic as the Rock Bug! You simply get the feeling that you are playing through a good tube amp.

Newbasstone introduces the Nitewalker Tube Preamp

Newbasstone has introduced the Nitewalker Bass Guitar Tube Preamp, which is the perfect preamp for the modern bassist in search of more control of bass tone with tube or solid state bass amplifiers. People who have a problem with distortion or are reaching for a better tone quality from their bass gear can now benefit from new bass effects that were never possible before, especially in live situations.

Tommy Bolin Signature Fuzz Pedal released

With the assistance and cooperation of the Bolin family and estate, Hartman has recreated Tommy's legendary fuzz tone. Beginning with an original model of Tommy's go-to fuzz and refined against the original, isolated guitar tracks of Bolin master reels, the result is a 3-knob box of dynamite featuring a definitive palette of tones from deep within the Bolin zone.

T-Rex releases the Twister

T-Rex presents the latest member of the family of effect pedals, the Twister. Twister contains both chorus and flanger in one single box, which makes it an excellent choice for guitarists! Chorus and Flanger are two classic effects that are so closely related that a single pedal can produce them both. T-Rex wanted to give you both great effects in a single box. While the chorus adds sparkle and shine to your sound, the flanger puts a funky twist on both chords and single-note lines. Give it a try, and discover how it's the wild and weird effect you've been looking for.

Eastwood Guitar introduces Wurlitzer Gemini tribute guitar

The Eastwood Gemini is the new model in our line of "Radical Vintage Remakes". This wild looking guitar is a tribute to the short-lived and very collectible 1966 Wurlitzer Gemini. As with all Eastwood replica models, the Gemini has that retro vibe and features high quality modern electronics for incredible playability and great sound.

Johnson Guitars unleashes Adrenaline Electric Model

With an open-pore oiled finish and brushed aluminum hardware, the Johnson Adrenaline electric guitar offers an excellent combination of affordability and playability from the company known for putting quality instruments in the hands of entry-level players.

Carl Martin presents Classic Opto-Compressor Pedal

One day while Carl was adding some compression to a guitar track in his studio, he thought, why hasn't anyone built a small opto-compressor for guitarists? An optical compressor performs gain reduction control via a light source into a photo sensitive cell... as the light source gets brighter, the photo sensitive cell sends a signal to reduce dynamic range, or what becomes a compressed signal. Welcome to the Vintage Opto-Compressor....an old-school compressor from the days where colouring was an important factor to the sound.

Soloway Guitars introduces The Jazz Wing

Soloway Guitars has announced "The Jazz Wing", their first guitar optimized specifically for playing jazz. A light weight, chambered body, figured California Redwood top, rounded Venetian cutaway and rich piano-like tones make the Jazz Wing an ideal alternative to the hassles of a large archtop. The Jazz Wing is feedback free, remarkably comfortable, and it produces an absolutely convincing jazz tone.

Magnus Performer 5 bass unveiled by U.S. Masters

U.S. Masters has unveiled the new Magnus Performer 5 High Performance bass guitar. The advanced design provides significant improvements in sound quality and playability over conventionally designed basses. Though fully American made, Magnus Performer 5 is competitively priced with higher-end imports.

What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Grant Green

by Doc Dosco This week we feature the legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green. I have a dozen CDs by Grant Green.

Ugliest Guitars of 2008

Halloween might equal Sarah Palin masks and rowdy kids for most people this year, but for us at GuitarSite it's a chance to celebrate those less fortunate. And by those less fortunate, I mean guitars less fortunate. That's right it's time to count down the The World's Ugliest Guitars, Part IV. It's going to be messy.

Three exquisite new bluegrass models grace Gibson's lineup

Gibson has announced a number of limited, finely crafted bluegrass instruments. They're gorgeous and the price reflects it. No harm in looking though :D

Double neck with a twist: Part guitar, part guitar hero

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips has himself a double neck with a bit of a difference. One neck is standard guitar neck, the other is a Guitar Hero button panel with Koas Pad for strumming.

Carl Martin intros Vintage Flanger

Carl Martin has introduced the Vintage Flanger. it features four knobs to control Speed, Depth, Pre-delay and Feedback, plus a dual speed mode that is foot-switchable.

What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Tomas Janzon

by Doc Dosco It's time for some European flavor, so this week we feature Swedish born jazz guit

Hutchin's Brian Jones Signature guitar heads to the U.S

Hutchins Guitars signature remake of Brian Jones' Vox Mark III his heading to the United States.

RiffWorks T4 guitar recording software gets bundled with Line 6 gear

Sonoma Wire Works has announced RiffWorks T4 guitar recording software plus four RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions are to be bundled with the Line 6 POD Studio recording interfaces.

Top 10 Rock Guitar Poses on Flickr

Jon from GuitarNoize has posted an article rating what he thinks are the Top 10 Rock Guitar Poses. He came up with the idea while browsing through guitar pose photos from Flickr. Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen all get a mention. Feel free to let Jon know what you think of his choices in his comment section.

MyGuitarSpace Best Instrumental Contest entries close 31st October

MyGuitarSpace.com has announced the last call for entries in the MyGuitarSpace.com Best Instrumental Contest. Entries will be accepted through the last day of October, and the winner will receive a check for $250.

Systec Designs introduces stageClix

Systec Designs has introduced stageClix, a digital wireless bass instrument. stageClix uses digital technologies of CD-quality. So no more compander problems. They have chosen a frequency of 2.4 GHz, because this is available worldwide and legal to use. The system has a batterylife of at least 15 hours straight use, on two (rechargeable) AAA-penline batteries. The batteries will be recharged quickly and automatically, 80% in 3 hours, when the transmitter is plugged into the receiver.

StringDog unveils its Black Snappers Picks

StringDog.net recently debuted their new Black Snappers Picks at a booth at the Arlington, TX Guitar Show. Black Snappers picks are made in the USA, featuring a wear-resistant Delrin material designed to produce the snappy response and tone of tortoise shell, but with better memory and improved grip. The flexibility is similar to the classic tortoise picks, and the shape is the classic 351 triangle for a familiar feel.

AxeGlove now available for PRS Guitars and Fender Basses

LightWing Studios has announced a product line expansion of their AxeGlove Guitar Protection System to include PRS Guitars and Fender Basses. AxeGlove is a complete, two 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 and Double Cutaway models, PRS, Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars as well as Precision and Jazz basses.

Yngwie Malmsteen guitar lesson

Yngwie shows you some lines and phrases he used for his neo-classical composing while drinking coffee and perrier. Malmsteen uses Fender Stratocast

Let It Be beginner acoustic guitar lesson

Here is an beginner acoustic guitar lesson for Let It Be orginally by The Beatles. This version is perfect for beginners as it uses a capo on the 5

1952 Les Paul Goldtops appraised on Antiques Roadshow

I stumbled upon these videos on the Gibson website when I was having a peruse through and I thought you might find them interesting. According to G

Joe Satriani interview

Peter Hodgson from I Heart Guitar recently caught up with Joe Satriani for a quick chat about his new album, his distortion box and his new band. Joe Satriani has spent the past five months touring in South America, Europe and other countries. And is about to begin an American tour behind his current CD, "Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock."

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: How to play Slide Guitar

Hi, fellow twanger, first a little ad for my book. PlaneTalk -The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Book continues to unravel the mysteries of the fretboard to players from all over the World. If you're wondering how to turn your fretbaord into familiar, friendly, well worn territory, then this is the package for you. The book describes the mindset, the Guitar Slide Rule crystallizes it in graphic format, the DVD demonstrates it in real time and the private forum is chock-a-block with more information and fellow PlaneTalkers all too eager to help with any questions.

Gibson's 50th Anniversary line unveiled

Looks like Gibson's Custom Shop brand is apparently releasing its 50th Anniversary line. The line includes the Korina Explorer, ES-335, LP Figured - Aged and the Kornia Plying V. At the moment the information on the site doesnt include the pricing or availability. It seems that these arent reissue models but they do include some of the features that made these models a huge sucess back in 1958.

Introducing GuitarToolkit for the iPhone

The latest creation for guitarists available for purchase on the iTunes App Store is a neat little program called the GuitarToolkit. The GuitarToolkit is a collection of essential guitar utilities. According to Guitarmx.com it includes the follwing:

What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Wolf Marshall

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New Guitar Effects software from Image Line

Image Line Software has introduced to the market a collection of guitar effects called Hardcore. Available for both Mac and PC users, Hardcore gives virtual access to 10 popular stomp-box style effects, each with a unique sonic character.

Martin Guitars raises money for charity with auction

Martin Guitar celebrated their 175th Anniversary with a first time auction of guitars donated from their private collection. The exclusive auction partnered the legendary guitar maker with Christie’s in New York for the sale of 44 unique and one-of-a-kind guitars, ranging from prototypes to limited artist signature editions, on Friday, October 10th. The sale pulled in more than $210,000 dollars exclusively from the lots donated by Martin Guitar, with all proceeds going to benefit the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.

Reverend to demo Double Agent guitar at TX Guitar Show

Reverend will be displaying at the Arlington, TX Guitar Show on October 17-18. Arlington is the world's largest guitar show, and offers a great opportunity to check out thousands of used, vintage and new guitars under one roof. Reverend artist Gary Hutchison will demo the new Double Agent guitar on Saturday night at the Sheraton hotel jam session.

Dean Guitars unveils the new Blaze ML model

Dean Guitars and builder/designer Buddy Blaze have teamed up to jointly create a custom Dean ML guitar that every ML and Blaze fan will desire. The Dean/Buddy Blaze ML has a unique “chrome flame” graphic, and features a top mount Floyd Rose tremolo similar to the one that Buddy installed in Dimebag’s world famous Dean From Hell. It includes many features that Buddy is known for, such as his signature middle and bridge pickup positions loaded with custom wound Dean DMT pickups (ala the Nightswan Buddy created for Vivian Campbell). Also included are custom ascending flame mother of pearl inlays on a 2 octave fretboard attached to a pitched neck featuring Dean’s famous “V” carve.

Luna Guitars announces “Design and Win” Pickguard Contest

Following in its tradition of encouraging players to express their own uniqueness with the launch of the Neo Series ‘Your Space’ guitars, Luna Guitars takes it one step further with its “Design and Win Contest”. Luna invites you to design and submit your most original, creative, and Luna-esque pick guard ideas, and be considered to win a Your Space guitar of your own, as well as an all-expenses-paid vacation in Florida where you can visit Luna Headquarters and spend a day at Busch Gardens theme park.

New guitar hanging solution released

GVPro Production has a new guitar hanger that you can hang and display your instrument on the wall at an angle. The HANG'em HIGH guitar hanger is a patent pending design made of a two-piece system that is mounted on the wall so you can proudly display and hang your guitar or bass on your wall at an ANGLE. The angle can be adjusted from 15 to 90 degrees.

Carl Martin Introduces the DC Drive Pedal

What Vintage series would be complete without an ultra-versatile and simple to use drive pedal? Funny, that's what Carl said just before he introduced the DC Drive. Just like Carl, this pedal has a few tricks up its sleeve. Besides the typical Level, Tone and Drive knobs which obviously control the volume of the signal, the tone (hmmm, which knob?) and the amount of overdrive, Carl has smartly added a clean boost after the drive section, and a Regular/Fat switch....not so typical.

The new Rees G90 guitar now offers both Humbucker and P90 pickups

The new Rees G90 guitar is created using a combination of a hard tonewood body, solidly placed bridge, and strong 25.5 inch neck.

V-Picks releases The Big Fattie

Tone, Tone, Big Tone. That is what the V-Pick Big Fattie Guitar Pick is all about. Giant mids, a huge,big, beefy low end, and a sweet, singing high end. The carefully calculated design and unique material of this guitar pick will literally unleash the sound inside of your guitar. Not only will this pick deliver better tone, it will also increase your volume dramatically. Have you ever played a chord or even a single note as hard as you can on your guitar? It will create an almost compressed sound. This is exactly how the Big Fattie sounds, except you will be playing with the lightest touch ever! That is how this magnificent guitar pick works the best, when you have your hand and fingers totally relaxed and just letting the pick do it's work, the work that it was designed for, to give you the best tone possible.

Giant guitar boat

Yes, you read that right. A giant guitar boat, motor and all. It was created for Sydney signer Josh Pyke to the exact specifications of his Maton acoustic guitar. He's using it in his new video.

How To Play Beginner Guitar Chords

This handy video shows you the way a chord should be formed and how it should sound, perfect for those who are just starting out.

Instructional video for the Gibson Robot Guitar

This is an instructional video for the new Gibson Robot Guitar. The Gibson Robot Guitar is a sub-model of the famous Les Paul style guitar from Gib

Reunion Blues expands their Wool Guitar Strap line

Reunion Blues is expanding their leather gig bag line to include three new natural fiber guitar straps made from 100% merino wool. These new additions come in rich, Designer Black, Pinstripe and Chestnut Brown, all artistically trimmed with full grain leather.

Alfred releases The Complete Beginning Guitarist

Alfred has introduced The Complete Beginning Guitarist. Making learning fun and creative, The Complete Beginning Guitarist combines note reading with creative rote and "by ear" styles of playing the guitar. You will simultaneously use melodic, strumming, and fingerpicking approaches while learning to read music, understand music theory, improvise, and perform song accompaniments.

What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Mark Stefani

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Sweetwater to give away $25,000 Mic Collection

Sweetwater has dubbed October "Microphone Month," and to celebrate, the retailer is giving away one of its largest prize packages ever - two mic collections with a combined retail value of more than $25,000.

Fender introduces Jim Adkins JA-90 thinline guitar

Another Fender signature model has been released, this collaboration involving Jimmy Eat World's frontman and guitarist Jim Adkins. Fender and Adkins sat down and went over his old Fender TC-90 spec by spec, making some unique changes that resulted in the new JA-90. Those unique changes include: Matching Painted Headstock, Jim Adkins Signature on Back of Headstock, Black Plastic Parts, Knurled Dome Knobs, White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Graphite Nut and Oversized Strap Buttons.

The Avion AV-3 T CS to hit stores mid-October

Beginning in mid-October 2008, the new Greg Bennett Avion AV-3 T CS featuring N-Tune onboard hits stores. Boasting the first of N-Tune’s newest integrated toggle switch design. The N-Tune Onboard True Bypass Chromatic Tuner is a solution for fast, accurate guitar tuning. N-Tune allows guitarists to pull their volume knob to silently tune up in seconds; then just push it back down to play.

Goodall Guitars re-introduces its Aloha Koa parlor guitars

Goodall Guitars is now featuring Elixir Strings on its re-introduced Aloha Koa parlor guitars. The updated model now features a fretboard and bridge built out of Bariensis rosewood, an extremely hard and dense Pacific Rim wood that is red brown in color.

Retro-King Amps announces the 50 Watt Combo

The 50 Watt Combo is a replica of the 1960's 50 watt plexi with a solid state rectifier (you can order this with a GZ34 rectifier tube * if you want) in a combo version.

New 2009 Hottie Custom with sparkle finish

Hottie Amplifiers have announced their latest addition to their amp range, the 2009 Hottie Custom. These Limited Edition Amps boast all of the features of the original Hottie Amp but also come with a custom sparkle finish.

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: New House of the Rising Sun

It's been a busy time for me but I have managed to add the next installment of "House of the Rising Sun" to the lessons. This is part 3 and is more of an accompaniment part that the traditional arrangements we know so well.

Bose L1 Model II System and T1 Tonematch Audio Engine for Musicians

The L1 Model II system and T1 ToneMatch audio engine are the latest in a line of portable line array systems from Bose. These products build on the unique approach to live music amplification the company introduced in 2003 with its Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker. Together, they deliver a combination of tone quality, sound coverage and portability previously unavailable from conventional live sound amplification systems.

Bose L1 portable line array systems. PA and Monitors. Combined

Bose® L1® portable line array systems make it easy to get exceptional amplified tone from any voice or instrument. Their wide, uniform sound cove

"The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar" exhibition announced

The Museum of Making Music has announced "The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar," an exhibition that is the first of its kind to capture the essence and emotion evoked by slide guitar and slide technique.

"Solidbodies, The 50 Year Guitar War" now available on DVD

Starting with their conception and design in the early 1950s, Solidbodies, the 50 Year Guitar War focuses on the five decade competition of sounds between the two guitars that have been heard on more popular recordings than any other instruments during the rock era: the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul.

iVideosongs introduces 8 new titles for bass guitar

iVideosongs has added a boatload of bass to its catalog this week, with eight great titles for bass guitar: Jet's Are You Gonna Be My Girl; Otis Reeding's Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay and Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive. Also added to the catalog are Switchfoot's Dare You To Move; REM's Losing My Religion; Kansas' Carry On Wayward Son; Steely Dan's Rikki Don't Lose That Number; and Pat Benatar's Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

AXL releases Solid Mahogany versions of its Jacknife and Wavepoint models

AXL has released Solid Mahogany versions of the Jacknife and Wavepoint model guitars. The open-faced grain of mahogany on the AXL Solid Mahogany Body Guitars (AXL-151/155) provides both strength and excellent sustain. The guitars are finished in a satin stain to let the classic warmth of solid mahogany resonate fully and clearly.

Parker Guitars announces the PAB40 acoustic/electric bass

Parker Guitars has announced the addition of the PAB40 to its acoustic/electric bass line.

eMedia Music announces new Guitar Master CD-ROM

eMedia Music has announced the upcoming release of eMedia Guitar Master CD-ROM. This new instructional release includes songs featured in Guitar Hero and Rock Band. eMedia Guitar Master teaches how to play for real, with over 100 step-by-step audio- and video-enhanced guitar lessons. It teaches everything needed to rock out on your guitar from classic rock to modern techniques.

PRS debuts Al Di Meola Signature Model

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is introducing Al Di Meola’s first signature model PRS guitar during Experience PRS 2008. Officially called the Al Di Meola Prism, the model features a stained top with a full spectrum of colors unlike any finish PRS has ever offered. The Prism prototype was completed just in time for Al to play the new model on stage alongside legendary jazz band mates Chick Corea, Lenny White and Stanley Clark during the Return to Forever world tour this summer.

Ovation's iDea guitar has built-in MP3 player and recorder

Ovation's new iDea acoustic electric guitar (marketing guys, time to stop with the lower case i) comes with a built in MP3 player that not only lets you jam along to backing tracks, but also record directly to the guitar.

PRS debuts The Starla

The Starla, the newest addition in a line of retro inspired solidbody electrics from PRS, is also being unveiled as part of the Experience PRS 2008 open house event.

The Modern Eagle II to be released

PRS will unveil their Modern Eagle II guiat during 'Experience PRS 2008'. The newly updated Modern Eagle II builds on the tradition of the Modern Eagle with premium grade wood, classic Modern Eagle frets and a Modern Eagle wide fat neck carve and adds to that an all new pickup system, updated finishing techniques, new colors and a Modern Eagle case.

Fortin Amplification releases BONES tube amp

With modern styling and a simple and intuitive front panel layout, BONES is extremely versatile and completely inspiring from the first note played

The Subdecay Echobox Pedal

The sound is somewhere between a digital and analog delay, but without the coldness of the the typical digital delay, or sometimes "icky" artifacts

Demo of the Skreddy Echo Pedal

Skreddy Echo features Lush, Tape-Like, Saturated Delays with Adjustable Warble Ultra-High Sample-Rate (Delta-Sigma) Digital Delay with Analog Filte

A short demonstration of the MI Audio Pollyanna Demo

This is a short demonstration of the MI Audio Pollyanna Octave Generator. The basic idea of the Polyanna is to combine the most common types of dir

Custom acoustics by McIlroy Guitars now exporting worldwide

Here's a nice story of a small guitar company expanding world wide. Nothern Ireland based McIlroy Guitars is now exporting their made-to-spec acoustics to Japan, Europe and Australia.

The 20W Heineken Beer Keg guitar amplifier

Hesslerk, a DIY amp maker from Chicago has created the ultimate present for any guitar player who has a great love of beer (safe to say 99% of us).

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