Córdoba Unveils the C4-CE

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Santa Monica, CA (July 7, 2017) -- Córdoba proudly introduces its newest nylon string acoustic-electric guitar, the C4-CE. This modestly styled cutaway features a solid African Mahogany top for a crisp, articulate tone, and African mahogany back and sides for balanced volume and sustain. Its construction references a traditional Spanish classical guitar, enhanced with a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner 50mm-width neck designed for comfortable playability and easy upper-register reach. Additional design elements include maple binding, abalone rosette, and an attractive satin edge burst finish. The Fishman Sonitone active pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified and puts the soundhole mounted controls at your fingertips - perfect for gigging and recording. Available now. Córdoba C4-CE - $329.99 Street Price For more information: Córdoba Guitars via Everything…
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Blue Horizons: How to Mix Major and Minor Pentatonics

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Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn when and how to use the minor and major pentatonic scales in a blues progression. • Understand how to phrase like B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Freddie King. • • Develop a better sense of call and response. Click here to download a printable PDF of this lesson's notation. Contrast offers a potent way to create sparks in your solos, and one of the simplest techniques for generating contrast is to play minor and major pentatonic scales off each other. In this lesson, we’ll check out a few classic examples of using contrast in blues, and then learn how to incorporate such contrast into your own playing. Like many guitarists, I began exploring lead by first learning the minor pentatonic scale. Initially,…
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Reverend Guitars Unveils the Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike and Tommy Koffin Signature Models

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Toledo, OH (July 10, 2017) -- The newest guitar in the Reverend Reeves Gabrels series was inspired by a couple of bikes. A ’66 Schwinn and a ’71 Honda Stingray, both blue, and both full of possibilities. From Reeves, himself: 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…
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Yamaha Releases New Models at Summer NAMM

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Nashville, TN (July 11, 2017) -- At the 2017 Summer NAMM Show, Yamaha Corporation of America is reintroducing to the U.S. a limited run of its LJ6R and LJ16R jumbo acoustic guitars, and highlighting a special-edition custom guitar designed in collaboration with artist Billy Corgan. Yamaha has worked together with Corgan, solo artist and lead singer and guitarist of the Smashing Pumpkins, to create the limited-edition LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, as one of the company’s new LJ acoustic guitars. Based on the standard-run LJ16R model, this custom guitar features Billy’s zero logo on the headstock, a TUSQ nut and saddle, Gotoh vintage-style tuners, brass bridge pins and no pickguard. The LJ16BC will bear a Vintage Natural finish, and Billy’s signature will appear on the label. This…
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Fender Releases the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster

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Hollywood, CA (July 11, 2017) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced its collaboration with three-time GRAMMY Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling country music superstar, singer, and celebrated guitarist Brad Paisley for his own artist signature guitar: the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster. Fender and Paisley united to create a classic and timeless guitar reminiscent of one of his prized instruments in his guitar arsenal, his silver sparkle Telecaster. The collaboration will be officially revealed at Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. “The best thing about having a Fender Signature Telecaster is the unwavering quality associated with the brand’s legacy and confidence that I’m introducing a great guitar at an incredible price point,” says Paisley. “I set out to create a guitar that was accessible for the vast majority of young…
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D’Angelico Guitars Debuts the Excel Shoreline

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New York, NY (July 12, 2017) -- At this year’s Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN, D’Angelico Guitars is set to show off new options in its Excel Series. Two new models, the DC Shoreline and SS Shoreline, are variations on two of the company’s most popular models. Rather than the double humbuckers found on the standard version of the Excel models, the Excel Shoreline guitars are strapped with P-90s and a Bigsby B-50 for a fresh, modern look and sound. Perfect for a summer introduction, the Shorelines are available in Vintage White, Indigo, and Surf Green. Available for $1799, the Excel Shoreline guitars are now available at select dealers. Watch the company's video demo: VIDEO For more information: D’Angelico Guitars via Everything http://ift.tt/2tJi7jO
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Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

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Our friend Tim Fletcher shared this on our Facebook group of Rush performing “La Villa Strangiato” live at the Pinkpop Festival 1979. “The audio is much better than previously [released],” Tim shared. We agree. Epicness. And Geddy Lee’s tone! via no treble http://ift.tt/2uSoFLE
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Boss Announces the Compact Pedal 40th Anniversary Box Set, Solderless Pedalboard Cable Kit, Waza Amp Head 75, and More

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Nashville, TN (July 11, 2017) -- BOSS (Booth 723) has announced the Compact Pedal 40th Anniversary Box Set, a special limited-edition commemorative package. The set features one-time-only reissues of the OD-1 Overdrive, PH-1 Phaser, and SP-1 Spectrum – the original three BOSS compact pedal models. Each pedal set is made in Japan and comes in a deluxe presentation box with a serial number, the BOSS 40th Anniversary logo, and a personal message from BOSS President Yoshihiro Ikegami. In 1977, BOSS launched the now-famous compact series with the OD-1, PH-1, and SP-1. Over the last four decades, the iconic line has been loved by generations, with 119 unique pedal models produced and well over 15 million units sold. The original three pedals have gone on to become rare classics, commanding high…
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Warwick Updates Rockboard RBO LT XL Power Supply

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Warwick’s W-Music Distribution has updated the RockBoard Power LT XL power supply for 2017. The mobile unit is fitted with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to supply effects pedals for up to 50 hours with hum-free 9V DC current. It has two 9V DC outputs as well as a USB output for charging smartphones. It can be... via no treble http://ift.tt/2uSCWYI
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Pladask Elektrisk Kniv

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Pladask Elektrisk is a great company out of Bergen, Norway.  A while back, I gave away a Pladask Elektrisk Gjengangar gated delay pedal. That pedal I was SO blown away, I actually bought one the day I reviewed it (since I was giving the reviewed pedal away). When it comes to pedal, I like when they have a unique characteristics that can inspire creativity. Pladask Elektrisk is all about that. When they contacted me to see if I was interested in the Kniv, I was very excited.   Opening the box, I had no idea what the Kniv was all about. Discovering pedals in this way can be super fun. The unit has a few controls, Kniv (on/off) and Feed footswitches. Dry, Loop and a center knob (feedback) for potentiometers,…
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