Godin Guitars Gone Wild! Godin Guitars Creations

February 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Godin Richmond Empire GuitarsIn the past decade, Godin Guitars have been making quite a name for themselves with their beautifully designed guitars becoming more and more popular each day. This isn’t only because of their looks, but functionality as well. This year, Godin overwhelmed Winter NAMM with many new, affordable instruments. Read more

In Search of a High EQ

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

tube-equalizer-tech-tipsIn the jargon of producers and recording engineers, equalizers fall into two general categories: “surgical” and “character.” The surgical EQ is used correctly, e.g., when you wish to focus on a problem frequency without affecting the neighboring frequencies. Much like a surgeon, you want to go into a narrow band with a very precise cutting tool—an appropriate simile since we primarily “cut” or reduce problem frequencies. Examples would be taming harsh frequencies on cymbals; sibilance or plosives in vocals; fizz or wool on distorted guitars Read more

NAMM 2011: PRS introduces Channel “C” and “H” Amps

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NAMM 2011: PRS introduces Channel NAMM 2011 — Handmade in Stevensville, Maryland, PRS’s new 2 Channel “C” and 2 Channel “H” 50-watt amps feature two channels, 50-watts with independent master volume, treble, mid, bass, and gain controls with global reverb. Read more

NAMM 2011: Taylor Guitars Doyle Deluxe Acoustic Guitar

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taylor-guitars-doyle-deluxe-acousticNAMM 2011 — World-renowned fingerstylist and longtime Taylor Guitars clinician Doyle Dykes is best known for deft picking and melodic guitar arrangements. Read more

NAMM 2011: Blackstar HT-1 All-Tube Guitar Amp

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NAMM 2011 — Blackstar Amplification announces its newest all-tube amplifier, the HT-1. Available in a 1 x 8″ combo (either with or without stereo digital reverb), or head (with reverb) configuration, the 2-channel (Clean & OD) HT-1 is an ideal studio and practice amp. Read more

NAMM 2011: Vox TB35C1 and TB35C2 Guitar Amps

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vox-tb35c1-tb35c2-ampsNAMM 2011 — In collaboration with legendary American boutique amp designer Tony Bruno, Vox has taken a trip into new tonal territory with the TB35C1 and TB35C2 guitar amplifiers, featuring an all-tube, Tony Bruno design. Read more

NAMM 2011: Peavey TransTube Special 212 Guitar Amp

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peavey-transtube-212-guitar-ampNAMM 2011 — In 1995, Peavey Electronics revolutionized the guitar amplifier industry with its patented TransTube technology. Peavey had unlocked the secret of realistic tube emulation, spawning one of the most successful solid-state guitar amplifier series in history: the Peavey TransTube Series. Read more

NAMM 2011: Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissued Guitar

January 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

epiphone-nighthawk-custom-reissue-guitarNAMM 2011 — Like its parent company Gibson, Epiphone is known for several classic designs, guitars that established themselves as iconic in the 1950s and ’60s. Read more

Don Randall of Randall Amplifiers

December 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Randall Guitar AmpsRandall Amplifiers was formed by a gentleman named Don Randall. Before he began building his own amplifiers, Randall work at Fender Guitars where he designed some of the company’s legendary amplifiers. Don Randall also came up with the model name for a couple of Fender’s solid body guitars, the Telecaster and Stratocaster. Read more

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar by Fender

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squier-vintage-modified-jazz-bass-guitarThe Squier Vintage Modified Bass is well known as a fantastic starter guitar. Produced by Fender, it is well priced and with today’s build quality, it can play a range of sounds from P-bass to the smoother warmer jazz sound. Read more

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