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Ibanez & JTC Guitar Collaborate On “The Player Pick”

Ibanez & JTC Guitar Collaborate On “The Player Pick”

JTC Guitar is an online lesson site that provides amazing opportunities to learn to play guitar utilizing high-quality educational materials, taught by today’s leading players. Ibanez and JTC have now collaborated on the JTC1 pick, the product of extensive research and development with various JTC artists. Based on the new Ibanez KALEIDO series picks, the 2.5mm ultra-thick JTC1 is made of “Tritan,” a copolyester material that assists in fast picking and works well in tandem with fingerstyle playing for superior tonal consistency. JTC1 pick packages also contain a link to free JTC learning materials.

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Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Discussion
Friedman BE-100 Deluxe Launches Today!

Friedman BE-100 Deluxe Launches Today!

Friedman BE-100 Deluxe 3 Channel – 100 Watt Hand-Wired Head 

For over a decade Dave Friedman’s “BE” circuit has been hailed as the epitome of British tone.  In recent years, this tonal infusion has made the BE-100 the most popular and sought after 100 Watt boutique amp by a mile.  The new BE-100 Deluxe, like its little brother the BE-50 Deluxe, takes this BE circuit to a whole new level.  Continue reading →

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Metallica Donate Signed ESP LTD “Master of Puppets” Guitar To Charity Auction

Metallica Donate Signed ESP LTD “Master of Puppets” Guitar To Charity Auction

Heavy Metal Truants is a charitable organization put together by Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood in 2012. In addition to their infamous fundraising cycle rides, the organization hosts the “Monster Rock Auction” with the proceeds benefitting vulnerable children. This year’s collection that’s open to bidding includes a kind donation from Metallica: an LTD “Master of Puppets” limited-edition graphic guitar that’s been hand-signed by all four members of the band. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Discussion
EVH Release New 50W EL34 Combo Amps

EVH Release New 50W EL34 Combo Amps

The all-new EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 1X12 COMBO and EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 2X12 Combos deliver signature harmonic overtones with increased dynamic compression and saturation to evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with the sustain and versatility expected from an amp bearing Eddie Van Halen’s name. Continue reading →

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New Fingerboard And Finishes For The Best-Selling Jackson Minions

New Fingerboard And Finishes For The Best-Selling Jackson Minions

The Jackson Minions are pint-sized metal machines that pack a tonal wallop.

The JS Series Dinky™ Minion JS1X, JS Series Dinky™ Minion JS1XM, JS Seies RR Minion JS1XM and JS Series Concert™ Bass Minion JS1XM are ideal for aspiring little shredders or grownup road dogs who need an easy-traveling instrument with features they love. Continue reading →

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Fender Expands American Acoustasonic Telecaster Lineup With Exotics Series

Fender Expands American Acoustasonic Telecaster Lineup With Exotics Series

In response to popular demand for the American Acoustasonic Telecaster, Fender have announced further details regarding the series’ expansion to include new limited edition models created… designed… with rich, acoustic tone wood combinations. The American Acoustasonic Exotics Series expands the concept of the critically acclaimed American Acoustasonic Telecaster from an elite tool to a distinct work of modern innovative craftsmanship. Continue reading →

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Squier Budget Friendly Starcaster Models Have Been Announced

Squier Budget Friendly Starcaster Models Have Been Announced

Fender are now offering three new Starcaster models under their Squier brand, including Classic Vibe, Contemporary and Affinity Series versions, all paying tribute to the eccentric 1970s Fender model that broke the mold of semi-hollow guitar design with its offset body shape and unique contoured headstock. Continue reading →

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Charvel Announces New Pro-Mod Dk24 PT HH CM Models And A Pair Of Limited Edition Offerings

Charvel Announces New Pro-Mod Dk24 PT HH CM Models And A Pair Of Limited Edition Offerings

Charvel® have announced the all-new PRO-MOD Dk24 HH 2PT CM models, as well as a pair of limited edition offerings with the Limited Edition Super Stock Model 2 and Limited Edition Super Stock SC1.

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Turning modern high performance on its head, the new PRO-MOD DK24 HH 2PT CM and PRO-MOD DK24 HH 2PT CM QM are brazen instruments for progressive guitarists searching for an unparalleled spectrum of sound. Continue reading →

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