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US Ovation Guitars Factory To Close

Sad news, after 47 years one of the most innovative Acoustic Guitar companies until recent years, Ovation Guitars, is closing its factory in the western Connecticut Hills, USA. The New Hartford factory’s owner, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. of Scottsdale, Ariz., is ceasing U.S. production of Ovation guitars and notified employees Tuesday that production at the factory will end by June, according to a rep ...

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Little Red Riding Hood Carved Guitar

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I94NxewjEo4&w=760&h=428] I’ve featured a few of Gig’s carved guitars over the years, I like how he always has a theme for each guitar, in this case Little Red Riding Hood. The guitar is a Warmoth mahogany Strat body with an oil finish. https://www.facebook.com/GigsCarvedGuitars The post Little Red Riding Hood Carved Guitar appeared first on Guitar Noize. ...

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ENGL Amp Models added to Amplitube Custom Shop

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHN_8mqR7iY&w=760&h=428] Although there has been an unofficial ENGL Powerball called the German Gain model in the IK Multimedia Amplitube Custom Shop for some time it is now an officially licensed ENGL Model along with the ES650 which can create classic rock to high gain tones. Here is my demo of the German Gain model but using a 3rd party cabinet emulator: ht ...

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Rory Gallagher’s Patrick Eggle Berlin sells for $42,000

I have a Patrick Eggle Berlin, I wish Rory had played mine because this limited edition Patrick Eggle Berlin Legend just sold at auction for $42,000! Gallagher’s guitar was number 30 of a limited edition of 150 JS Berlin Legend guitars built by the British guitar company. Rory’s guitar had the initials RG on the 12th fret. Of course this guitar was not the guitar Rory was really known for, that would be a 1 ...

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Source Audio SoundBlox Hub v1 – MIDI Interface/Port Expander/Multi-Pedal Scene Saver

Source Audio, creators of the award-winning Soundblox® line of guitar and bass effects pedals and the Hot Hand® 3 Wireless Effects Controller, have released the Soundblox Hub v1: MIDI Interface / Port Expander / Multi-Pedal Scene Saver. The Hub introduces an entirely new “modular” approach to multi-effect systems. It has the power to unite up to five Soundblox 2 pedals into one thoroughly integrated, MIDI c ...

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Schecter Guitars Webisode 1 – Conquering Rifftopia with Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ZVou9eYnU&w=760&h=428] If you haven’t heard already Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow have recently formed a new band and released their stunning debut album Conquering Dystopia, Jeff and Keith are a fantastic partnership and I highly recommend checking the album out. As both Keith and Jeff now have signature Schecter Guitars (the KM-7 and JL-7) Schecter have rec ...

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Seymour Duncan Release Black Winter 7 & 8 String Versions

The Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity. After consistently being asked to make this pickup available for extended range guitars, Seymour Duncan is happy to announce you’ll now be able to get all the heavy saturation, articulation and aggression of the Black Winter in your 6, 7 or 8 s ...

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Strum Guitar like Justin with FourChords app

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdVdVFGuJI&w=760&h=428] Press Release FourChords, the Guitar Karaoke app (free on iOS) has launched a new “strumming” feature to help aspiring beginners learn to strum their guitars via their iPhones and iPads. Developed by Finnish music app developer Musopia, the FourChords app helps people enjoy playing the guitar quickly and easily by presenting a continua ...

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Toontrack releases Classic Amps EZmix Pack

Back in Nov 2012 I reviewed Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods EZMix Pack for EZMix 2 and I was really impressed at the quality of presets available from some big names in modern metal such as Misha Mansoor and Frederik Thorndahl. So I guess it is really no surprise that Toontrack have been working on some classic amp models and have just announced the release of the Classic Amps EZmix Pack for EZmix 2. Press Re ...

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Toontrack releases Classic Amps EZmix Pack

Back in Nov 2012 I reviewed Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods EZMix Pack for EZMix 2 and I was really impressed at the quality of presets available from some big names in modern metal such as Misha Mansoor and Frederik Thorndahl. So I guess it is really no surprise that Toontrack have been working on some classic amp models and have just announced the release of the Classic Amps EZmix Pack for EZmix 2. Press Re ...

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