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NAMM SHOW 2019: ORIANTHI INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 30, 2019

At an early age, Australian born guitarist Orianthi had experienced what most aspiring musicians only dream of. She opened for her hero (Steve Vai), backed an Idol (Carrie Underwood), traded solos with a legend (Carlos Santana) and shared the stage with the King of Pop (Michael Jackson). Now two decades…

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NAMM SHOW 2019: NATE WATTS (Stevie Wonder) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 29, 2019

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips had the honour of chatting to legendary bass player Nathan Watts about his career, recording and performing with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Paul  McCartney, Pointer Sisters and many more Born in Detroit on March 25, 1954, Nathan Lamar Watts was raised an only child on…

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SHE ROCKS AWARDS 2019 SALUTES JANIS JOPLIN

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 29, 2019

The She Rocks Awards has become one of the most anticipated events on the the annual NAMM Show calendar. Now in its 7th year, it kicked off with the traditional red carpet parade, where Australian Musician was pleased to be able to chat with a few of the talented artists…

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NAMM NEWS: DEREK SMALLS (SPINAL TAP) INTERVIEW AT AMPEG BOOTH

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 27, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips was lucky enough to nab an exclusive interview with Spinal Tap’s legendary bass player Derek Smalls while he was attending the Ampeg booth. Derek had just finished playing The Tap’s classic hit Big Bottom in front of the massive Ampeg amp at NAMM this year. Ampeg…

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NAMM 2019: HAGSTROM ULTRA MAX & FANTOMEN GUITARS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 26, 2019

Thomas from Hagstrom shows us the new Ultra Max and Fantomen (developed in conjunction with Swedish band Ghost) guitars at NAMM 2019. Hagstrom distributed in Australia by www.promusicaustralia.com.au

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NAMM 2019: GIBSON ALL STAR JAM PARTY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 25, 2019

Gibson guitars celebrated their return to the NAMM Show with a huge all-start concert at the City National Grove of Anaheim last night with live performances from Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton, Robby Krieger, Emily Wolfe, Black Pistol Fire, Cam, Jared James Nichols and more while Jimmy Vivino, Kenny Arnoff, Daryl…

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NAMM 2019: BOSS WAZA TUBE AMP EXPANDER

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 25, 2019

Aaron from Boss shows us the new Waza Tube Amp Expander at the Boss booth, NAMM Show 2019.Crank your amp to its sweet spot and play at any volume while faithfully retaining the core tone and feel you love. This amazing device does it all – it’s a variable reactive…

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NAMM 2019: DEVIN TOWNSEND FRAMUS STORMBENDER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 25, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Devin Townsend on the Framus Warwick booth at NAMM 2019 to chat about his new signature Stormbender Devin Townsend Signature 7-String Masterbuilt guitar. The Framus Stormbender 7-String is equipped with carbon fiber center, maple top with mahogany back with matching wooden electronic compartment…

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NAMM NEWS 2019: FENDER CUSTOM SHOP DEBUTS ALL-NEW COLLECTIONS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 24, 2019

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the introduction of its Annual and Prestige collections, as well as the addition of the long-time Artist Signature series Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Stratocaster and Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster to the Fender Custom Shop lineup – all debuting at Winter NAMM in Anaheim,…

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NAMM NEWS 2019: NEW ROLAND FP10 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 23, 2019

When inspiration strikes, take a seat at the latest model in Roland’s renowned FP piano series; the entry-level FP-10. This affordable digital piano is always ready to play, with a reassuringly authentic feel from the 88-note PHA-4 Standard keyboard, joined by Roland’s evocative SuperNATURAL piano tones through onboard speakers or…

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