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Benefit Slated for Jerry Donahue

Friends and family will present a benefit and tribute to Jerry Donahue on Tuesday, April 18, at Bogie’s, in Westlake Village, California. Donahue is known for his guitar work for the Hellecasters, Fairport Convention, and other artists. He is recovering from a massive stroke suffered July 29, 2016. The event begins at 7 p.m. and ... ...

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A Bit of Insight From The Mind Behind Victoria Amplifier

tone movement sponsored by Vintage Guitar magazine A Bit of Insight From The Mind Behind Victoria Amplifier In the latest episode of Mojotone’s Tonemovement podcast, the guys visit Victoria Amplifiers founder Mark Baier to discuss the differences between tweed and blackface Fenders, how transformers affect overall sound, and differences in preamp tubes.  Find out more about tone movement. ... ...

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Ray Cummins – Guitar Tutorial #4

Ray Cummins’ latest lesson changes things up by mixing country, jazz, and blues. He takes a simple chord progression, adds a melody, then bounces between chords and melody, adding a jazz progression on the bridge. Along the way, he shows how to play a few Chet-style licks/endings. Ray is using his Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Strat through his ’63 ... ...

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PRS Guitars’ McCarty

In the late 1980s, Ted McCarty, the man who served as president of Gibson during the company’s “golden age,” became a special consultant to Paul Reed Smith, sharing insight on how to build superior guitars. One fruitful byproduct of this collaboration was the McCarty model guitar, which PRS Guitars introduced about 20 years ago. To ... ...

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Teye Apache

One of three stunning L-series models (along with its brothers, the El Toro and Cleopatra) introduced by guitar builder Teye, the single-cutout/mahogany-body Apache has a maple cap that echoes a Les Paul, and most guitarists will instantly recognize the influence of Tony Zemaitis in its etched-aluminum plates and inlaid faux turquoise. Workmanship on the Apache ... ...

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Killer B Standard

In a marketplace crowded with indie guitar builders, Killer B differentiates its Standard model with uncommon contours and a customizable feature set. The Standard reviewed was loaded up with sophisticated electronics and mixed metal hardware. It was also an eye-catcher with its dark, quilted top. Vaguely sharing the outline of a Fender Mustang, the Killer ... ...

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ZVEX Woolly Mammoth 7

Zachary Vex masterminds some of the most radical and downright fun pedals known to mankind. And as he states in the user’s manual to the Woolly Mammoth 7, “Because why not.” Exactly. Why not offer guitarists and bassists fuzz ranging from domestic kitty-cat purr to Ice Age growl? Why not add a Marshall-style tone stack ... ...

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Wangs #2204 HW

Even as new technology spawns new sounds, ease of use, and portability, there remains among guitarists a predilection for technologies of old. New sounds are inevitably compared to the earthy musical landscape of the classic era. After all, amp manufacturers got it extremely right in the 1960s and 1970s and an entire industry has ballooned ... ...

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Walrus Audio Messner Stage-One Overdrive

First off, who the heck is this Messner guy? Well, in 1978, mountaineer Reinhold Messner became the first person to scale Mount Everest without the help of oxygen tanks. Cool, but why name a stompbox after him? In crafting this namesake pedal, Walrus Audio is striving to capture the pure, crystal-clear air atop the world’s ... ...

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