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NAMM 2016: ROLAND BLUES CUBE HOT

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

With the 30-watt Blues Cube Hot, guitarists can tap into Roland’s acclaimed Tube Logic tone in the most compact Blues Cube combo amp. It is ready to be carried from home out to studios and stages. It offers reduced size, weight, and functions but is still equipped with a 12-inch…

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NAMM 2016: ORANGE O BASS

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

Orange Amplification unleashes the O Bass, the latest brainchild of Ade Emsley, Technical Director and Lead Designer. It first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM as a demonstrator piece, hidden from view backstage. However Orange has been inundated with production requests following a number of leaked internet videos….

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NAMM 2016: DEERING ARTISAN GOODTIME BANJO

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomise Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company– to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking and best value American-made banjo that he possibly could. With improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, Deering bid farewell to the…

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NAMM 2016 – WAYNE JONES TALKS WJ GEAR

Posted in Bass, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

We caught up with Wayne Jones, premier Australian bass player, producer and international charting recording artist at his booth at NAMM 2016 today. Wayne is showcasing his Wayne Jones AUDIO Hi Powered, Hi End Bass Cabinets & Bass Pre-Amp at NAMM He plays a little bass lick for us as…

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SANTANA IV REUNITES LEGENDARY 70s LINEUP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

April 15th, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ’70s lineup with Carlos, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello, and Michael Shrieve. The album marks the first time in 45 years — since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that…

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NAMM 2016: TC ELECTRONIC Ditto X4 Looper

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

TC Electronic announces Ditto X4 Looper, the latest addition to their popular line of looper pedals. Ditto X4 Looper is the next natural development in TC Electronic’s famed Ditto Looper series. It takes the ease-of-use and pristine audio quality of the original, and adds 2 loop tracks, 2 loop modes,…

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NAMM 2016: NEW TAYLOR 12 STRING GUITARS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

Taylor Guitars continues its pursuit of advancing acoustic guitar design with the launch of an expanded range of new 12-string guitars at the Winter NAMM Show. Although 12-strings have traditionally been associated with big-bodied guitars, Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers has broadened the appeal of the 12-string experience with inspiring…

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NAMM 2016: Graham Nash Honoured with “Music for Life” Award

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

The NAMM Show kicked off its media preview day yesterday and ended with the presentation of a “Music for Life” award to music legend Graham Nash (soon to be at Bluesfest).  The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) honoured Graham Nash with its “Music for Life” award for his 40-years…

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MEGADETH’S DAVE RECKONS WE’RE OK!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

The new Megadeth album Dystopia is out this week. We think it’s pretty cool and Dave Mustaine thinks we’re OK too! Video interview online very soon. Stay tuned.

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NAMM 2016: VOX Starstream Type 1

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 21, 2016

Created to provide a wide range of sounds including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synths and other stringed instruments, the VOX Starstream Type-1 is the ultimate instrument for players looking to redefine the electric guitar and what it can do. Whether you are playing with a band, in the studio or…

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