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GIBSON TO CELEBRATE MASSIVE EXPANSION OF ACOUSTIC FACILITY THIS WEEK

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 28, 2021

Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand will be opening the doors of their Acoustic facility in Montana  on Wednesday March 3rd, for a one-hour groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the announcement of a massive expansion to the facility in Bozeman, MT. The day will be hosted by by Gibson’s James “JC”…

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DPA 4006 MICROPHONE CAPTURES AUDIO FROM MARS

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - February 26, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the Red Planet last week, with DPA Microphones along for the historic ride. Outfitted with DPA’s 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and MMP-G Modular Active Cable, the rover provided the first sounds from the surface of Mars. After being put through…

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ROLAND ANNOUNCES ZENBEATS 2.1 with VERSELAB INTEGRATION

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 26, 2021

Roland has announced the availability of Zenbeats 2.1, a free update for their award-winning music creation app. Zenbeats 2.1 is packed with music creation tools allowing anyone to be creative, anytime, anywhere. New features include plug-and-play functionality with the recently released Roland VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio hardware, Audio Editor…

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Phil Jones Bass: BP-800 and CAB67

Posted in Amplifiers, Bass, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 26, 2021

PJB Product Specialist Michael Albronda takes the BP-800 and CAB 67 for a quick ride, have a listen … and check out the specs below BP-800 Compact Bass Amp Head Small and lightweight just got more powerful with the introduction of Phil Jones Bass’ BP-800 bass amplifier. The BP-800 is…

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ROBYN FERGUSON: THE ‘TRIPTYCH’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 26, 2021

It’s been ten months since we last visited South African musician and composer Robyn Ferguson at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. At the time Robyn had just released Falling Forward, the first EP in a planned trilogy of recordings that she hoped to create within a 12…

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GIBSON ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MEGADETH’S DAVE MUSTAINE

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 24, 2021

Gibson is proud to officially announce a new partnership with Dave Mustaine, the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and GRAMMY®-winning founder and leader of Megadeth who joins Gibson as a Brand Ambassador. The new Dave Mustaine Collection will span acoustic and electric guitars across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer. The good news…

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OWN SOME OF TOMMY EMMANUEL’S GEAR!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 24, 2021

  The Official Tommy Emmanuel Reverb Shop is now live HERE Tommy Emmanuel—the guitar virtuoso, fingerstyle master, and generous teacher (of G6 tuning, Elizabeth Cotten’s “Freight Train,” and balladry techniques)—is coming back to Reverb.com (10am Wed Feb 24 USA/5am Thurs Feb 25 Australia) ) to part with some stellar pieces…

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RIP MERV CARGILL. LEGENDARY LOCAL LUTHIER

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 24, 2021

The Australian Music Association, publisher of  Australian Musician was saddened to hear of the passing of Victorian-based guitar builder and repairer Merv Cargill earlier this week. Merv Cargill was the owner and founder of Cargill Custom Guitars and somewhat of a legend in the guitar industry After completing an apprenticeship…

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REVIEW: SUMMERSALT MORNINGTON

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 22, 2021

SummerSalt Mornington. Sunday February 21. Report and photos by Greg Phillips Victoria welcomed large live music events back with a  bang on the weekend thanks to Zaccaria Entertainment’s presentation of the fabulous SummerSalt music festival. South Australia tested the new covid-normal back on Valentine’s Day with SummerSalt and passed with…

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WATCH: ORIANTHI TALKS ‘O’ ALBUM, GIBSON SIGNATURE SJ-200 & MORE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 19, 2021

Australian Musician’s Nicole Nighthawk recently had the pleasure of catching up with Australian born, Platinum-selling recording artist and world class guitarist, Orianthi to chat about her new album and her signature Gibson acoustic guitar. Orianthi also opens up to Nicole about online trolls, an upcoming blues album, a hip hop…

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