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Elixir Unveils Optiweb Coating on Electric Strings

Elixir Strings has introduced Optiweb, a new, ultra-thin coating the company says extends a string’s life while allowing it to vibrate with less damping, for a crisp, natural tone and feel. They are available in Super Light (9-42), Custom Light (9-46), Light (10-46), Light/Heavy (10-52), and Medium (11-49) gauge sets. Learn more at elixirstrings.com/experience. ...

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Fender Custom Colors in the 1960s

In the 1950s, America’s fascination with the automobile was running at a fever pitch. The booming economy of the country’s post-war years pushed the car from a purpose-built means of transportation to the center of family and social life. As a result, automakers started to offer their wares in ever-better dress. Beyond plush interiors and ... ...

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Jensen to Launch Jet Tornado Stealth Speakers

Jensen’s Tornado Stealth speakers use Neodymium magnets in bell-shaped covers. The 100 is derived from the original Tornado and, the company says, offers clear, clean highs that are tight and well-defined. The 80 is engineered to be well-balanced with powerful lows, firm mids, and sparkling highs. With overdrive/distortion, it remains smooth with detailed note definition. The ... ...

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Gibson Custom Colors in the 1960s

Unlike its rival from the West Coast, Gibson did not readily embrace the concept of offering custom-color finishes. It wasn’t averse to custom work or colorful finishes, but saw them more as a consequence of its wider range of stringed instruments – acoustics, electrics, and associated clientele. While competitors like Fender, Gretsch, Harmony, and Rickenbacker ... ...

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Wetton Bows Out of Asia Tour

Bassist/singer John Wetton has announced that, on the advice of his medical team, he will withdraw from from the first leg of the band’s Journey tour. “I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly,” he said. “My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me ... ...

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Huttlinger Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp to Continue

Erin Morris Huttlinger, widow of the late fingerstyle guitarist Pete Huttlinger, has announced she will continue the Guitar & Fly Fishing Camp formerly hosted by Huttlinger in the Paradise Valley near Livingston, Montana. This year’s camp will be held August 6-10 and consist of three days of instruction by fingerstylists Jeff Troxel and Stephen Bennett, ... ...

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Backstar Nominated for NAMM TEC Award

The 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) ceremony will take place January 21st in Anaheim, California. Each year, the NAMM Foundation takes the opportunity to gather well-known artists, fans and music industry professionals for an evening celebrating the achievements of the producers, engineers, creators and companies responsible for making the music we ... ...

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Tech 21 Nominated for NAMM TEC Award

The 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) ceremony will take place January 21st in Anaheim, California. Each year, the NAMM Foundation takes the opportunity to gather well-known artists, fans and music industry professionals for an evening celebrating the achievements of the producers, engineers, creators and companies responsible for making the music we ... ...

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Radial Engineering Nominated for NAMM TEC Award

The 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) ceremony will take place January 21st in Anaheim, California. Each year, the NAMM Foundation takes the opportunity to gather well-known artists, fans and music industry professionals for an evening celebrating the achievements of the producers, engineers, creators and companies responsible for making the music we ... ...

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