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Blues-Rock Titan Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone Announce Worldwide Release Of Bonamassa’s Seventh Signature Guitar And Favorite Vintage Les Paul

Blues-Rock Titan Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone Announce Worldwide Release Of Bonamassa’s Seventh Signature Guitar And Favorite Vintage Les Paul

“Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard ‘Norm Burst'” Limited-Edition Standard Available At Authorized Epiphone Dealers

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments presents the limited-edition Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst .” Joe and Epiphone’s luthiers worked in close collaboration with attention to the fine details at Epiphone’s headquarters in Nashville, TN . As the seventh signature guitar partnership, Joe and Epiphone are committed to producing affordable guitars for Music lovers and Joe Bonamassa fans alike. The exclusive Epiphone “Norm Burst” is designed after the pristine 1960 Les Paul that Joe discovered at Norm’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California. The guitar features a classic Les Paul Mahogany body with a Norm Burst finish, ProBucker TM humbuckers with 50s style wiring and a “Lifton” style case. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard “Norm Burst” is available at Authorized Epiphone dealers worldwide. Continue reading →

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Fender® Launches New App – Fender Songs – Offers Immersive Playing Experience With Apple Music

Fender® Launches New App – Fender Songs – Offers Immersive Playing Experience With Apple Music

Fender Songs Allows Players to Practice, Play Along and Perform with Chords and Lyrics to Millions of Their Favorite Songs

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of FENDER SONGS, Fender’s latest innovative app, allowing users to practice, play along and perform to millions of their favorite songs on guitar, ukulele or piano. Building upon Fender Play®, Fender’s revolutionary digital online learning platform, Fender Songs continues the journey for the beginner player while inviting those more experienced players to learn their favorite songs on-demand.

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BOSS Introduces SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer Pedal

BOSS Introduces SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer Pedal

Next-Generation GK Synthesizer and Instrument Modeling Processor for Guitar and Bass

BOSS introduces the SY-1000 Guitar Synthesizer, an advanced synthesizer and modeling processor for guitar and bass. Opening a bold new chapter in BOSS guitar synth innovation, the SY-1000 features a newly developed Dynamic Synth and refreshed versions of historic BOSS/Roland instrument modeling and synthesizer technologies. Backed by a cutting-edge sound engine, high-speed DSP, and evolved GK technology, the SY-1000 delivers the finest performance and most organic playing experience yet. Continue reading →

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Riffhard Review

Riffhard Review

I’ve looked at many different online guitar tutorial sites over the years. Most of them offer general tuition for beginners or advanced lead guitar tuition. Riffhard is different. Riffhard was created by Monuments guitarist John Browne and is dedicated to modern metal rhythm guitar. Browne is widely regarded as one of the best modern metal rhythm guitarists in the world at the moment so having the opportunity to learn from him seems too good not to try.

For $29 per month, you get access to an ever-growing library of tuition videos accompanied by Guitar Pro tabs to download, along with access to the Riffhard community Facebook group. It might seem like a slightly high price initially but when you consider how much guitar lessons cost it’s actually a very good deal. The site isn’t really aimed at beginners, but if you’re at a moderate level and are looking to improve, or if you are already pretty advanced and want to take your playing to another level then the site has a lot to offer. Continue reading →

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MusicNomad: GRIP Puller – Premium Bridge Pin Puller

MusicNomad: GRIP Puller – Premium Bridge Pin Puller

Pulling bridge pins just got a whole lot easier, safer and more fun!

MusicNomad’s patent pending GRIP Puller’s innovative design allows you to easily pull bridge pins. Simply slide under the pin to GRIP and pull straight up.  Alternately, use a rocking motion to roll back and lift the pin. It’s that easy. The ergonomic, rubber lined comfort grip design has no moving parts and is a one-handed operation. Metal free construction with a rubber exterior makes it safe on delicate wood and all bridge pin types used on acoustic guitars. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Archetype: Abasi Review

Neural DSP Archetype: Abasi Review

Neural DSP are back with another new Archetype plugin, the Abasi. As the name suggests, this time they’ve teamed up with Tosin Abasi. The prog-metal legend has a unique style, so does this translate to a unique plugin? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

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Orange Launch Crush Acoustic 30

Orange Launch Crush Acoustic 30

Orange Amplification is delighted to launch the Crush Acoustic 30, extending its’ range of acoustic amplification products.

The new Crush Acoustic 30 is designed to project clear, distinct sounds with its angled construction and 30 Watts of power. It comes with two channels with built-in reverb and chorus across both. The global notch filter reduces feedback efficiently and precisely with one control. The Crush Acoustic 30 is lightweight, portable and battery powered. True to Orange’s traditions, it is simple, versatile and affordable. Continue reading →

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New Product – Wampler Terraform,  A New World of Modulation Power

New Product – Wampler Terraform, A New World of Modulation Power

Welcome to the Wampler Terraform!

The Terraform reshapes the landscape of traditional modulation. This pedalboard-friendly stompbox has multiple routing options, true stereo, presets, MIDI control and 11 custom-designed modulation effects imagined and created in-house by the team at Wampler! You can have everything you ever dreamed of without the frustration of surfing endless submenus on a tiny screen. Continue reading →

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