Guitars That Jam

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PRESS RELEASE: Guitars That Jam (Insight Editions / $29.99 / May 2015) is the definitive illustrated history of the guitars of rock-and-roll legend. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the manufacturer and history of the guitar, each image
is accompanied by a story from the musician detailing the guitar’s significance to them and rock history. Including photographs of
 Neil Young, Santana, the Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, Radiohead, and more, Guitars That Jam is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of improvisational rock guitars.  Read More …

Wes Hauch Demos The Dimebag Darrell Set

You’ve gotta check this out. Wes Hauch demoing the Seymour Duncan Dimebag Signature Set, which includes a Dimebucker in the bridge position and the bridge version of the ’59 in the neck position (which Dime preferred because it was a better match for the power of the Dimebucker than the regular neck ’59). I fricken love how well Wes is able to tap into Dime’s tone and phrasing. I like that one of the comments on the video on YouTube is “Wes Hauch for a reunion tour!” Dude would nail it. Read More …

IK Multimedia AmpliTube UA For All Android Devices

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PRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia, the leading player in mobile guitar tone technology, has just announced the release of AmpliTube® UA. It’s the first real-time guitar amp and effects processing app for all Android phones and tablets that gives musicians the freedom to rock out any time and anywhere with their favorite Android mobile device. The companion app to the soon-to-be-released iRig® UA universal digital interface, AmpliTube UA gives musicians with Android devices – version 4.2 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG – the ability to experience the flexibility and full tonal power of a portable customizable guitar rig complete with 3 stompbox effects, an amplifier, a cabinet and a microphone.

Positive Grid BIAS FX Explorer Program

pedalboard-2PRESS RELEASE: Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) announces the BIAS FX Explorer Program to invite experienced and talented individuals to shape the upcoming BIAS FX project and give early feedback prior to the product’s release. BIAS FX provides musicians with thousands of ultra-high definition multi-effects and pedalboard combinations instantly downloadable from ToneCloud®, the company’s proprietary amp and effects sharing platform. It also features dual amps, dual signal chain, BIAS amps integration, Inter App Audio host, and a highly intuitive graphical interface. To sign up, please visit http://www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx/

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Taylor Ushers in Redesigned 900 Series Models

Taylor 900PRESS RELEASE: Today at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Taylor Guitars is proud to debut the redesign of its popular rosewood/spruce 900 Series. Developed by Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers, the guitars boast a refined package of premium appointments crafted from natural materials and incorporate many of the tone-enhancing innovations found in Taylor’s 600 and 800 Series models, giving this luxurious class of rosewood guitars an updated voice and look.  Read More …

TC Electronic Ditto Stereo Looper

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PRESS RELEASE: TC Electronic announces Ditto Stereo Looper, the latest addition to their innovative line of looper pedals. Ditto Stereo Looper builds on the same “all thrills, no frills” philosophy as the original Ditto Looper that ushered in the golden era of looping, and perfectly combines it with first-rate stereo I/O functionality, the ability to run on a 9v battery and the loop import/export feature first introduced with Ditto X2 Looper. Read More …

Universal Audio Marshall Plexi Super Lead Plug-In

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PRESS RELEASE: Universal Audio and Softube are proud to announce the Marshall “Plexi” Super Lead plug-in — the only Marshall-branded amplifier plug-in on the market — coming exclusively to Apollo audio interfaces and the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform in May 2015. The 100-watt Marshall Super Lead Model 1959, commonly referred to as the “Plexi,” is one of the world’s most celebrated guitar amps. Softube worked with Marshall and recording engineer Tony Platt (AC/DC’s Highway to Hell and Back in Black) to craft a stunningly faithful emulation of Marshall’s own reference Super Lead Model 1959 amp, built in 1967 and captured using an era-correct 1960BHW speaker cabinet in Kore Studios, London. Read More …

Taylor Expands New 600 Rollout

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PRESS RELEASE: After unveiling a transformative redesign of its maple 600 Series acoustic guitars earlier this year at the Winter NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is expanding the rollout this spring. The new 600s, which were revoiced to bring out a richer, warmer maple sound and given a major aesthetic makeover, made their debut with an initial release of four models – the 614ce, 616ce, 618ce and 12-string 656ce. In the wake of rave reviews from industry leaders, dealers and media, two Grand Concert models join the series this spring: the 612ce and 612ce 12-Fret.  Read More …