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SHE ROCKS AWARDS 2018

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 30, 2018

  Report: Greg Phillips. Photos: Various but many by Debbie Kruger Six years ago I attended a NAMM Show breakfast session at the Anaheim Marriot for the inaugural She Rocks Awards, a celebration of females who have contributed greatly to the global music industry. A little too early in the day…

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NAMM 2018: GEAR GALLERY

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 29, 2018

Here’s just a tiny taste of the gear which was presented at NAMM 2018 in Anaheim last week. Video demos on a lot of product to come over the next couple of weeks.

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NAMM 2018: ASTON SHOCK & POP FILTER SET

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 26, 2018

James Young from Aston Microphones presents their new Shock and Pop Filter Set at NAMM 2018. Aston distributed in Australia by Link Audio http://linkaudio.com.au

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NAMM 2018: NEW FX PEDALS FROM FENDER

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - January 26, 2018

Released at the NAMM Show this year, Fender EFX pedals give you full control over your sound, creating any tone you can imagine. Not mere copies or clones of existing designs, these effects are all-original circuits that were designed by Fender’s in-house team of experts. Fender consulted a panel of…

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NAMM 2018: NICKO MCBRAIN (IRON MAIDEN) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 25, 2018

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips catches up with legendary Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain at NAMM Show 2018

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NAMM 2018: A STROLL THROUGH THE GRETSCH BOOTH

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 25, 2018

On media preview day we had a look at some of the new Gretsch guitar models. Celebrating their 135 year anniversary, there were some stunning instruments on display. We’ll catch up with Gretsch again soon in more detail but for now, take a look at these!

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NAMM 2018: DAN DEL FIORENTINO (NAMM MUSIC HISTORIAN)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 24, 2018

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips chats with Dan Del Fiorentino, NAMM’s music historian about the work that he does compiling interviews for the NAMM Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Program was created and is funded by NAMM, the International Association of Music Products. The program was approved by…

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COLE CLARK PARTNERS WITH GRUHN GUITARS NASHVILLE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 19, 2018

Cole Clark Guitars, based in Melbourne Australia is pleased to announce a new exclusive retail partnership with Gruhn Guitars in Nashville TN. “This is an honour for us to be represented in Music City USA by Gruhn Guitars. In my opinion, what George Gruhn doesn’t know about acoustic guitars is…

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AMA CEO TO RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL AWARD AT NAMM

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 18, 2018

Australian Music Association CEO, Australian Musician co-founder and director of the Melbourne Guitar Show, Rob Walker will be honoured at The Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California next week receiving The Believe in Music Award. The Award nomination cited ‘Your career is a shining example of the passion and innovative…

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GUILD’S CLASSIC JETSTARS ARE BACK!

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 17, 2018

After over a year of development, the Guild Jetstar is back! Available in three exciting finishes (Black, White and Seafoam Green), the newly reintroduced Jetstar embodies the ultimate retro vibe with a unique body shape that’s been off the grid since the 1960s. In terms of style, this reissue remains…

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