Bizzarre 15-string Means Death For Us All

15 String

Alright, now I’ve seen it all. Fifteen strings. Seymour Duncan Blackout 8-string humbucker and Steve Bailey ASB2-6 Phase 2 model pickups. According to the eBay listing: “The strings are a various collection of brands running from .317 (needs to be thicker than that), .254, .232, .217, .184, .156, .135, .105, .080, .060, .032, .024, .014, .011 and .008. The tuning is F, A#, D#, G#, C#, F#, B, E, A, D, G, C, F, a# and d#.” So, uh, whoa.  Check out more pics and plenty of info – or buy this beast for yourself if you’re quick – here.  Read More …

Nita Strauss Joins Alice Cooper’s Band!

Nita StraussWhoa! Congratulations to Nita Strauss, who has just been named as new guitarist in Alice Cooper’s band. Nita has been hinting on social media recently that there was some big announcement. Here’s the press release:

PRESS RELEASE: Following the April premiere of Super Duper Alice Cooper at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the subsequent release of the documentary on DVD, Blu-Ray, Deluxe Editions, and digital formats this month via Eagle Rock Entertainment, rock’s greatest showman, Alice Cooper, heads out on a lengthy North American tour. The summer trek starts with three shows in Michigan June 26-28 before Cooper joins Motley Crue’s final “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” tour as a Very Special Guest on July 2nd, running through late November.
The tour marks the debut of Alice’s new guitarist Nita Strauss, who was recently ranked #1 on Guitar World’s list of “10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know.”  She takes the place of Orianthi, who has toured with Alice for the past few years.  Nita, who has made her name in bands including the Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and LA Kiss, joins Alice’s band’s three guitar attack, which also features guitarists Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus longtime bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.

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