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Strat copy given the hollow / relic treatment on eBay in Germany

guitarz.blogspot.com: Currently listed on eBay with an optimistic Buy It Now price of €685. When it comes to "Holey" Strats, I much prefer my own Feline Holy Panther. (Which, incidentally has now been immortalised on vinyl record and CD on the track "(Return Of The) Maggot Brain" on the new Sendelica "Live At Crabstock" album). But if you prefer your Strats even more minimalistic, then there are these! G L ...

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Soundwave 2015 Line-Up Announced!

It’s that time again! Soundwave line-up announcement – and 2015 will be huge. First of all it’s great to see the return of one of my favourite bands, Faith No More, to Soundwave. And there are plenty of other repeat offenders on the bill: Slipknot, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Slash… plus Judas Priest, Soundgarden, Ministry… aw why don’t ya just read the press release… PRESS RELEASE: For the first time in i ...

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Seymour Duncan Re-Releases The Pickup Booster!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TMBGXye_Cs?rel=0] The Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster is one of those pedals that really shook things up, introducing a lot of players for the first time to the idea of boosting their signal before it hits their amp, thereby making the preamp tubes work harder and creating all sorts of great sonic textures from vibrant cleans to screaming overdrives. It was discontinue ...

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INTERVIEW: DragonForce’s Herman Li & Sam Totman

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb7F3SU5BRw?rel=0] The mighty DragonForce have always brought the epic energy, triumphant power-metal riffage, anthemic choruses and intense shred to their work, but what makes their new album Maximum Overload stand out a little from the rest of their catalog is their willingness to step outside of their established sound just far enough to keep it fresh. Vocalist Mar ...

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The Ultimate Guitar Pickup Guide

So, what’s the deal with pickups, then? Check out this piece I wrote for Andertons which breaks it down for ya, from the basics to more advanced stuff like the difference between coil splitting and coil tapping. A snippet: “The simplest way to think of a pickup is “like a microphone for an electric guitar.” And have you ever noticed that if you pluck the string close to the bridge the note will sound bright ...

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Philip Sayce Demonstrates The Yamaha THR10 Amp

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8q09xG1gxw&w=760&h=428] In this video Phillip Sayce demonstrates how the tiny Yamaha THR10 amp sounds when mic’d and run through a P.A. system. The video description also states that “While most modelling amps struggle to work well with effects in the front end, thanks to Yamaha’s VCM component modelling, THR responds exactly like you’d expect a tube amp to, ...

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Hal Leonard Albert King and SRV TAB Book Review

By Pappy You know who rocks? Stevie Ray Vaughan. Even dead, he’s still showing people how to play and he played like a fiend. He brought electric blues to a whole new crowd that had previously been unaware of it – or perhaps felt a but weird listening to it since so many modern people don’t have the same trials and tribulations to feel blue about like the old blues songs cover. But in comes SRV, beating the ...

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Fret-King Walter Trout Benefit Guitar

PRESS RELEASE: A Fret-King Danny Bryant signature model guitar, signed by many great guitar players has raised £1,300 in a benefit raffle to help Walter Trout in his yearlong and successful recovery from a recent Liver Transplant. Through a 25 year long solo career Walter has sought to merge the essence of the blues with relevance for the times we live in. Before his solo career, he played lead guitar for J ...

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Wall Axe Review

By Pappy Wall Axe is a family company here in the U.S. that specialize in making wall hangers for your guitars of varying sizes and accommodations, but they sent me one in particular, the Soloist, to review and I have to say: It’s pretty cool. Where most guitar hangars are fairly bare bones affairs and even the more elaborate ones are only elaborate in decoration (like a zombie hand or something clutching y ...

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