Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

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Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops. The BTB is typically a five or six-string bass, but the BTB740 and BTB747 take things one step further... via no treble http://ift.tt/2ttOaSt
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Cool Gear Alert: Keeley Tesla MKIII Fuzz

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Cool Gear Alert: Keeley Tesla MKIII Fuzz Posted onJune 22, 2017AuthorPeter Hodgson PRESS RELEASE: June 21, 2017 — Edmond, OK — Keeley Electronics is proud to announce the Tesla MKIII Fuzz, a vintage voiced MKIII Soviet Germanium fuzz with Keeley attention to detail. With controls for FUZZ, TONE, and LEVEL the Tesla Fuzz makes it easy for players to dial in very wild amounts of fuzz. Modifications to the circuit allow for an increased high frequency not heard of before as well as ultra-low noise. Furthermore, design modifications have solved temperature problems that can affect vintage fuzz units. This particular bender design has a very vintage tone to it. Pure fuzz, no overdrive. Think late 1960’s and very unrefined. “Our design team focused on building a MkIII style circuit with…
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What inspires you to play?

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Today, I wanted to ask a question and get some community interaction. When I woke up today, I was thinking about a guitar part that I’m working on for a new song. Not specific notes, but a vibe or an inspirational direction. I’m sure a few of you do this as well, but it led me to think about why certain people continue to play their instrument, while others quit. When I was in my 20s, it seemed like all of my friends played guitar. Some just like to noodle around. Others were in bands. Others looking for creative outlets. As the years go by and life begins to take hold of people, I started noticing the slow death of musicians in my circle of friends. A few years ago,…
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NEXI Industries Phaser

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NEXI Industries Phaser Posted onJune 22, 2017AuthorPeter Hodgson PRESS RELEASE: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (June 20, 2017) — True to its name and purpose, the Phaser pedal for electric guitar has progressed through various musical phases, and across many stages, over the past few decades. Simple in delivery, NEXI Industries’ Phaser (PSR-01) represents the next stage for this effect pedal, with a plug-‘n-play design that makes compatibility a breeze—just like the effect’s signature sweeping and swooshing. As a modulation, the phaser effect is created by the pedal’s signal processor that receives the input of the guitar and breaks it down into two parts—the first is kept dry, preserving the guitar’s original sound, while the second passes through various stages, creating the “sweeping” effect. NEXI’s analog Phaser is a throwback to the pedal’s…
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Reverend Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike

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Aah, how cool is this! Reverend Guitars has just unleashed the Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike, a stripped-back, ready-to-get-down-and-dirty guitar inspired by Reeves’ personal history. In his own words: “What I think is cool about this guitar is the fact that I have a whole ongoing story/reason/explanation of always having a no frills simple, fast and blue thing to zip around on that threads thru my whole life. This guitar is a continuation of that sense of freedom in the form of speed and power stripped down to its essentials. And Reverend Guitars matched the light metallic blue color of both of its two wheeled predecessors. To me a single pickup guitar with a trem is just like my 1966 Schwinn Stingray with the extension spring on the front wheel or my…
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SNAMM ’17 – Martin Guitars D-28 2017, D-15M Streetmaster, Model America 1, & D-18 RG Demos

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Arobas Music Unveils Guitar Pro 7

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Arobas Music has launched the 7th generation of their tablature and music notation software, Guitar Pro.Compatible with Windows and macOS, this new version offers a new interface, optimized performances, as well as many new features.Top features in Guitar Pro 7:• The brand new graphic interface introduces mobile sidebars as well as a toolbar that allows you to access the main features with a single click.• Tablature is now available for every track, including drums.• The audio setting for the RSE (Realistic Sound Engine, soundbanks exclusive to Guitar Pro) tracks has been simplified. You can now choose your preset among 1000 models that bring together an instrument and an effect chain.• RSE tracks can be mixed with MIDI without any lag or latency.• Many new instrument sounds have been added, from…
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The 4 Best MIM Strat Pickups – Fender MIM Pickup Reviews 2017

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Photo by Tim Sheerman-Chase / CC BY So why do folks want to replace the standard MIM Strat pickups? Many of the same internal components are used between the American-made and the Mexican-made Stratocasters, and while some people will tell you the MIM Strat uses an inferior build quality, others assert the only difference between them is the price. However, the one consistent complaint many guitarists have against the MIM Strat is the sound quality of the included pickups. The magnets in these pickups are ceramic instead of Alnico. Ceramic magnets aren’t inherently lower-quality, but the material does tend to bring a harsh, bright edge to your tone. Combined with the already twangy character of the Strat, this can give you a one-dimensional tone that’s not suited to a wide…
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Ahead Armor Unveils New Guitar and Ukulele Cases

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Ahead Armor Unveils New Guitar and Ukulele Cases July 18, 2017 Ahead Armor Cases has expanded into guitar and ukulele cases that incorporate the same quality and protection that they’ve provided for drum and percussion instruments over the last 6 years. With high impact foam padding and soft plush lining, the interior significantly increases both the shock absorption of the cases and the protection of the instrument.The plush interior is complemented by the strength and durability of a virtually indestructible, weather resistant, waterproof, double stitched, 600 denier polyester fabric exterior.Features:• Plush lining• High impact padding• Adjustable neck pillow• External storage pouches• Removable bumper pad to accommodate longer body types • Tuck-away padded backpack straps• Padded reinforced Velcro locking handle• Neck handle• Available in 7 different sizes:AAGEG - Deluxe Electric Guitar…
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Supro Launches the Huntington Bass

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Nashville, TN (July 17, 2017) -- Supro has arrived in Nashville set to launch the Huntington family of bass guitars. This newly-designed, short-scale bass combines the classic body shape of the early 60's Ozark model with vintage-correct passive electronics and sonic inspiration from the Supro Pocket Bass of the same era. The unique Gold Foil pickups found in the Huntington bass are authentic replicas of the original "Clear-Tone" pickups found in the vintage Supro Violin, Taurus and Pocket Bass models. These high-output single coils deliver legendary, deep low-end, with very low noise and a massive, broadband sound that stays warm and balanced across the entire range of the instrument. The Supro Huntington bass is available in single, double and triple-pickup configurations with an optional piezo bridge and a variety of…
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