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MUSIKMESSE 2015: TANGLEWOOD BARITONE GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - April 20, 2015

Tanglewood Baritone Guitar, demonstrated by Homesick Mac at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2015. Tanglewood distributed in Australia by National Music

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE GUITAR

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - April 20, 2015

At Musikmesse 2015, Gibson Guitars displayed the most extravagant guitar they’ve ever built, the Eden of Coronet. Officially deemed by the Guinness Book of Records to be the world’s most expensive guitar, the jewell adorned instrument is valued at two million dollars. The Eden of Coronet features 400 carat diamonds…

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: YAMAHA DTX-582K DRUM PADS & KP-100 KICK

Posted in Gear    //    Post Date - April 20, 2015

The superb feel of Yamaha’s DTX-PADs and the rock-solid stability of the KP100 make this an unbeatable kit in its class, perfect for performing on stage or extended practice sessions at home. Both new products demonstrated below at Muskmesse Frankfurt this year. http://www.yamahabackstage.com.au/

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: CASIO Trackformer XW-PD1 Groove Center

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - April 20, 2015

Gaining a lot of attention at MusikMesse this year was Casio’s new Trackformer XW-PD1 Groove Center. The XW-PD1 is an all-in-one music machine that includes all the features essential for laying down tracks, such as a synthesizer, a sequencer, a sampler, effects, speaker and batteries. It also includes easy-to-use controllers…

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MORE DATES for AC/DC AUSTRALIAN TOUR!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 19, 2015

MORE DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO AC/DC’S ROCK OR BUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR The Australian Rock or Bust tour went on sale today and so quickly were they snapped up, that more dates have been added.  Following on from the band’s turmoil of 2014 with the loss of two band members…

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OSCAR DAWSON (HOLY HOLY) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 19, 2015

Local indie rockers HOLY HOLY have just presented us with a second taste of their much-anticipated debut record, an exquisite new single, You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog. The band will be incredibly busy for the remainder of the year with appearances at Splendour In The Grass and…

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR CHAT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 19, 2015

Since Yngwie J Malmsteen’s first studio album Rising Force in 1984, the Swedish mega-musician has been considered one of the world’s greatest guitar players. Known for his slick and precise, neoclassical guitar playing style, Yngwie is heavily influenced by the legendary classical musicians of the past such as Bach, Vivaldi…

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GUITAR TIP OF THE DAY: TIPS ON TONE WITH JIMI HOCKING

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - April 19, 2015

In today’s Melbourne Guitar Show Tip of the Day, Jimi Hocking offers his thoughts on guitar tone

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WATCH/VAN HALEN’S JIMMY KIMMEL GIG!

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - April 17, 2015

A few weeks ago the David Lee Roth fronted Van Halen closed down Hollywood Boulevard and presented a stunning seven song performance for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Lee Roth sported a bandaged nose courtesy of a ‘baton accident’! The gig was in celebration of the release of Van Halen’s Tokyo Dome…

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: YAMAHA SLG-200 SILENT GUITAR

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - April 16, 2015

Presented this week at MusicMesse 2015 in Frankfurt was the Yamaha Silent Guitar range including the SLG-200. The Yamaha SLG-200 is the perfect instrument for practice, travel or stage use – any time an acoustic guitar just won’t do. Near-silent performance makes discrete practice simple, Yamaha’s exclusive SRT-Powered pickup system…

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