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The Grover Jackson Story – IndieGoGo Campaign

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7usYyNejSs0&w=760&h=428] This looks like an interesting IndieGoGo campaign, Jon Gold former VP of Fender Guitars and co-owner of GJ2 Guitars with Grover Jackson, is making a film about the legendary guitar builder. From Grover’s humble beginnings in the Charvel repair shop to building Edward Van Halen’s Black/Yellow Charvel and the Randy Rhoads Concord Series ...

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Seymour Duncan Dino Cazares Signature Retribution Active Pickups

You may have seen the new Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy) signature Ibanez DCM100 here on Guitar Noize last week that featured a video where Dino not only talks about his new signature guitar but also his new signature Seymour Duncan pickups, the Retribution active 7 and 8 string humbuckers. Dino says that these new pickups provide the essential attack, clarity and increased headroom that 7 and 8 ...

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Sterling By Music Man JP170D Ruby Redburst 7 String

As you can see Music Man Guitars have announced a new guitar for 2015 under their budget line Sterling By Music Man. The JP170D in Ruby Redburst is a 7 string version of the John Petrucci model – the JP100D. You may wonder what is the difference between the Sterling JP70 and the JP170D so let me just quickly outline the differences. So yes there are already 3 existing John Petrucci signature model guitars i ...

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Stephan Forte’s Top 5 Influential Guitarists

I’m very excited to add yet another exceptional talent to my series of ‘Top 5 Influential Guitarists‘ series, Stephan Forte. Check out the top 5 guitarists that influenced Stephan over the years: 1: Marty Friedman Even though I knew Cacophony of course, and was already a big fan of the speed Metal Symphony album (especially the song Concerto at that time) I think I really discovered Marty’s genius with Mega ...

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Dino Cazares signature Ibanez DCM 100

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares is the latest artist to be added to Ibanez’s ever growing lineup of signature guitar models, the Ibanez DCM 100. This is a simple, stripped back metal machine with a long scale length to help add tension to the strings and allow a lower gauge to be used, although this 7 string does come from the factory tuned a whole step down. There is no tone control just a single volume and wi ...

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The Fender Archives by Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler was Editor in Chief of Guitar Player and the founding Editorial Director of Bass Player until 1991. Tom has published a number of books including ‘The Soul Of Tone: Celebrating 60 years of Fender Amps’ which I reviewed back in 2009, other books include ‘The Stratocaster Chronicles’ and ‘The Dream Factory: Fender Custom Shop’. Tom Wheeler has created another Fender themed book called ‘The Fender ...

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Flatline Telecaster Switch Review

By Pappy Flatline Guitars is a company out of Washington that has been specializing in high-quality guitars for years, but has recently expanded its offerings by selling custom parts to help customize your guitar to a higher level. Examples include pre-wired pickguards for your Strat or Strat-inspired guitars, custom neck plates, and (my favorite) Telecaster control plates. See, Flatline is known for tweaki ...

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Win a Prestige Heritage Deluxe Guitar & Seymour Duncan Pedal Pack

I was a little late posting about the last competition a couple of days ago but this one still runs for another 10 days and is open to every country in the world! Prestige Guitars have teamed up with Seymour Duncan for one heck of a Christmas giveaway. You could be the lucky owner of a Prestige Heritage Deluxe along with a Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed, Vapor Trail and Pickup Booster pedals. All you have to do ...

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PRS P245 with Piezo Pickup

PRS have announced another new model due to debut at NAMM 2015 this coming January, the LR Baggs/PRS Piezo equipped PRS P245. The cool thing with the P245 is that it has two output jacks, one for the Piezo and the other for the magnetic pickups AND the piezo. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P245’s 58/15 pickups can be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output. “The P245 ...

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The Magnet: The Smartphone Camera Mount for Guitar

Earlier this year I posted about a guitar documentary series called ‘Cracking The Code‘ by Brendan Schlagel, Troy Grady and Adam Payne which documents the mechanics of virtuoso shred guitar technique using high-speed, slow-motion camera views of licks from picking legends such as Michael Angelo Batio & Frank Gambale. This series has now spawned it’s own product! They say necessity is the mother of inven ...

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