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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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GRETSCH ANNOUNCES KEITH CARLOCK SIGNATURE SNARE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - February 18, 2021

Gretsch Drums considers it an honor to proudly introduce the Keith Carlock Signature Snare Drum (GA5514-KC). When the company is fortunate enough to work with the drummer who has performed with a wide range of artists such as Steely Dan, Toto, Wayne Krantz, James Taylor, Tal Wilkenfeld, John Mayer, Sting,…

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ROLAND’S JUNO-60 SOFTWARE SYNTH HAS ARRIVED

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 18, 2021

Synth lovers rejoice! Roland has announced the inclusion of the legendary Juno-60 in their array of Roland Cloud synths and plugins and as also part of their PlugOut format for the System-8 synth. The Roland JUNO-60 helped define the sound of the ‘80s and is highly prized for its vintage vibe…

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GRETSCH® EXPANDS ELECTROMATIC® CENTER BLOCK LINEUP

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 17, 2021

Gretsch® expands its Electromatic® Collection Center Block lineup with the brand new G5622 Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with V-Stoptail, as well as new finishes for the G5622T Electromatic® Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby®. Alive and loud, Electromatic® Center Block guitars are designed for that pure and powerful Gretsch sound at…

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SUNDAY’S MORNINGTON SUMMERSALT GIG TO BE LIVESTREAMED!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 17, 2021

On behalf of the artists featured on this weekend’s SummerSalt show and the promoter, some exciting news for music fans around the world has just been announced.  The renowned SummerSalt concert series will be broadcasting a global live stream of over 4 hours of music from The Briars in Mornington,…

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MUSIC INDUSTRIES SUBMIT OPEN LETTER IMPLORING GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND JOBKEEPER

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 17, 2021

Jenny Morris, The Cat Empire, Mo’ju, Kate Miller-Heidke, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Courtney Barnett, The McClymonts, Laneway Festival, Missy Higgins, Archie Roach, Josh Pyke, L-FRESH The LION, Gordi, Stella Donnelly, Abby Dobson, Sarah Blasko, Don Walker, Katie Noonan, Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup, Bluesfest, Bushwackers Band, Ocean Alley, Ian Moss, Alex the…

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FENDER ANNOUNCES 75th ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM AND DIAMOND COMMEMORATIVE SERIES

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 16, 2021

Founded in 1946, the Fender guitar brand has become synonymous with contemporary music. Everyone knows what a Fender guitar is! This year marks Fender’s Diamond Anniversary, celebrating 75 years of innovation and quality musical instrument manufacturing. (Check out our Fender historical article HERE) To mark the occasion Fender has announced…

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FENDER’S DIAMOND DAYS

Posted in Artists, Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 16, 2021

Founded in 1946, the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and its Fender brand have become synonymous with contemporary music. Everyone knows what a Fender guitar is and many of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous guitarists have favoured the Fender brand, from Buddy Holly to Hendrix and Clapton, Kurt Cobain and Elvis…

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