Charvel Unveils Signature Models with Warren DeMartini and Jake E Lee

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Scottsdale, AZ (July 17, 2017) -- Charvel continues its long-held partnerships with Warren DeMartini and Jake E Lee with the release of brand-new signature models. The Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie and the Jake E Lee USA Signature Blue Burst will be unveiled this week at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn. Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie Fans have long clamored for a replica of Warren DeMartini’s famed and beloved “Frenchie” guitar, as seen live on tour and on a slew of magazine covers throughout Ratt’s reign in the 1980s. Charvel has responded with the Warren DeMartini USA Signature Frenchie, available in a Snow White and a Gloss Black finish. Both are detailed with cross decals and a tribute quote to James Dean in French that translates as “too…
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Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Dual Expression Pedal

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Electro-Harmonix has announced the introduction of a dual output expression pedal, featuring the company’s advanced polymer construction. The Dual Expression Pedal’s dual-output design gives hands-free control of two devices from a single source. Each expression output has independent range and reverse plus a polarity switch for maximum compatibility with a wide range of gear. Two six foot TRS cables are included. The Dual Expression Pedal carries a USA Street Price of $72.70 and is now available. For more information, visit ehx.com. via Guitar World http://ift.tt/2tCe99C
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SNAMM ’17 – Teye Guitars Fox Demo

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Hartke Gets Back On The Attack With the New Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD

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Hartke has introduced the new Bass Attack 2 pedal, which combines Hartke’s classic preamp circuitry with thick overdrive tones and a low-noise direct box into a rugged zinc die cast stompbox design. It’s the ultimate tool for both live bass performance and studio recording. This second generation of the Hartke Bass Attack offers unique preamp... via no treble http://ift.tt/2uB19G5
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The Best and Worst of Summer NAMM

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Ah, yes… the giant, beautiful candy store for musicians also known as NAMM. While not many outside the music industry get the chance to physically attend this biannual gathering of music merchants and pros, there is never any shortage of content for anyone to feel like they’re right there in the great event center. The issue I’ve found with nearly every piece of reporting to come out of these NAMM shows, however, is the oversaturation of the same types of content. Sure, we want to find out what’s new, but we also want to know what it’s like to be there, right?That’s where I come in. In the video below, I’ll show you some of the best parts of NAMM that you won’t find details about on any other media…
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Universal Audio Unveils Ox the Amp Top Box

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Scotts Valley, CA (July 16, 2017) -- Universal Audio is excited to debut the OX Amp Top Box at Summer NAMM 2017. This premium reactive load box allows guitarists to play and record their tube amp in its ideal sweet spots — from the edge-of-breakup to fully cranked — at any volume level, and with instant album-quality mic, room, and speaker cabinet emulations at the turn of a knob. “OX is like no other box on the market,” says Universal Audio CEO and Founder, Bill Putnam, Jr. “It removes the barrier of getting perfect tone from tube guitar amps, at any volume. At its core is the world’s finest speaker attenuator and reactive load. But then we took it several steps further with UA’s own ‘secret sauce’ — namely Rig…
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PRS Guitars Introduces McCarty 594 Soapbar Limiteds

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Stevensville, MD (July 16, 2017) -- PRS Guitars is proud to offer the acclaimed McCarty 594 and McCarty Singlecut 594 with PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar pickups. McCarty 594 models were designed to rival the best vintage instruments, meticulously spec’d with a 24.594” scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge. Soapbars are one of the most classic pickup designs and add another tonal option for players that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. “There are a lot of folks out there, myself included, who absolutely love the sound of a good P90 soapbar – they have all the character of a singlecoil with a bit more heft. The PRS/Seymour Duncan soapbars in these models have…
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The 4 Best Pickups For Gibson SG Guitars – Reviews 2017

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Photo by Freebird / CC BY The Gibson SG can be described as a truly legendary guitar. As every single part of it is high-quality and durable, it really stands out no matter the genre of music for which it is used. However, if you seek a slightly different sound from this guitar, an alternative pickup solution is your best bet. Modifying your Gibson SG can sometimes be a challenge. If you’re a beginner and want to change the pickups on your SG, it is normal for you to worry about messing something up in the process. However, the gains of a good, new pickup combination are well worth the risk. By getting the optimal combination of pickups you can go a step further, and shape the sound to the…
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SUMMER NAMM 2017: Jackson/New Models, Including Pro Series Soloist SL7Q

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Jackson has unveiled several new products at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, including additions to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian’s and Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith’s signature collections. Check them out below.X Series Signature Scott Ian King V KVXT A co-founder of New York “Big Four” thrash metal institution Anthrax, guitarist Scott Ian has pummeled audiences with his huge sound and formidable chops for close to four decades. Experience the veritable thrash godfather’s signature tone with the X Series Scott Ian King V KVXT in an all-new Black finish with mirror pickguard.The KVXT features a 24.75” scale, mahogany body, maple neck with neck-thru construction, 12”-16” compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, Duncan Designed pickups, Jackson compensated and adjustable TOM-style bridge with anchored tailpiece, Jackson die-cast tuners…
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Reverend Matt West Signature Model

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Reverend Matt West Signature Model Posted onJune 22, 2017AuthorPeter Hodgson PRESS RELEASE: TOLEDO, OH (June 14, 2017) –   Reverend Guitars and Matt West united to create a signature model just in time for Neck Deep’s Warped Tour jaunt. Based on the Jetstream platform that West loves, the guitar has a single Reverend CP90 pickup and a Wilkinson tremolo. It’s topped off with a reverse headstock and West’s wizard logo on the back. The model is available in Midnight Black and Powder Yellow, both with tortoise pickguards. The guitar will be released this Friday, June 16, 2017, in conjunction with West’s Warped Tour appearance. Matt West is a member of the Welsh pop-punk band, Neck Deep, known for their intense and philosophical lyrics as much as their riff-driven music.  The band…
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