NEWS: Free Rotosound strings at Manson’s Guitar Show

Press Release – October 2009

Rotosound announces Free Strings* promotion at this years Manson’s Guitar Show

Rotosound will be exhibiting at this year’s Mansons Guitar Show which takes place on the 24th & 25th October at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter, UK

They are offering a * FREE SET OF STRINGS to the first 60 guitarists and the first 20 bass players who present the special show voucher available to download from their website (see latest news section on ). There will also be special deals on accessories, cables, straps, plectrums from their stand.

On display will be the much talked about Nexus coated guitar and bass strings where visitors are welcome to come and try the new strings. It will be also the first unveiling of a new product, details to be announced separately on the Rotosound website.

Rotosound staff will be on hand to answer any questions and look forward to welcoming you on their stand number 10.

For further information on Rotosound see and for the Manson’s Guitar show see

NEWS: Ampeg, Blackheart at Manson’s Guitar Show

Ampeg and Blackheart at the Manson’s 2009 Guitar Show

Following the highly successful 2008 Manson’s Guitar Show, Ampeg and Blackheart amps are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at this year’s show with a host of cool new products and exciting gear on display.

The exhibition will be held at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter on the 24th & 25th October 2009, which promises to be an unmissable event. Ampeg and Blackheart will both be debuting for the first time in the UK, new products including the Ampeg Micro VR Head and SVT-210AV cab, BA300 and 600 combo’s.

Blackheart will be showing the BH100H Hothead amp as well as the entire Blackheart range of amps, cabs and combo’s. Even better there will be special deals at the show and each day there will be a chance to win a BH15-112 Handsome Devil combo worth £399.

Demonstrating the Blackheart gear will be former Guitarist of the Year and Guitar Idol finalist Jas Morris

This is a great opportunity to meet the team, ask about the gear, try the cool new products and we look forward to welcoming you on our stand number 36.


About Ampeg

Ampeg, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, has produced some of the music industry’s most innovative and memorable products over the past six decades, satisfying the needs of musicians on stages and in studios all over the world. Ampeg products offer incredibly unique features and performance capabilities, which have resulted in numerous U.S. patents under the Ampeg brand name. For more information visit

Ampeg is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and all other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Blackheart

Blackheart Engineering is a new guitar amplifier company benefiting from both the design expertise of Pyotr Belov and manufacturing muscle of Crate/LOUD Technologies Inc. Dedicated to delivering the best old-school, all-tube tone at price points within any guitarist’s reach, Blackheart truly embraces the camaraderie, attitude and spirit of irreverence that is rawk!

For more information visit:

Blackheart Engineering is a trademark of Loud Technologies Inc. in the United States and all other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About LOUD Technologies Inc.

LOUD Technologies Inc. ( is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of professional audio and music products. As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands including Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate, EAW, Knilling, Mackie, SIA and TAPCO, LOUD Technologies produces and distributes a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software, guitars, guitar and bass amplifiers, and orchestral string instruments. LOUD Technologies’ brands can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, and retail locations as well as on major musical tours.

NEWS: Manson’s Guitar Show

Why oh why must I live in Australia and have to miss out on this stuff… oh well, hopefully next year I’ll be able to make it along.

Manson’s Guitar Show 2009

The 2009 Manson’s Guitar Show announces a fantastic line up of exhibitors and artists. It takes place on the 24th & 25th October at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter.

Over forty trade stands will have products on display ready for you to check out. Exhibitors include Marshall, Peavey, PRS, Ernie Ball, Rotosound, Orange, Fender and Roland who will be rubbing shoulders with specialized companies such as Godin, Peerless, Trace Elliot and G&L. For the acoustic side of the show, brands confirmed include Martin, Faith, Taylor, Freshman, Huss & Dalton, Patrick James Eggle, Yairi and Tanglewood amongst others.

There will be incredible show deals, a stunning array of equipment, new product launches and experts on hand to answers any questions. This is a must for and electric, acoustic or bass guitar enthusiasts.

There is a separate clinic room which will offer free demonstrations and interactive workshops throughout the weekend. A world class line-up of guitar and bass clinics has been scheduled and artists confirmed include:

Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd)
Mark Chadwick (The Levellers)
Frank Turner (Patrick Eggle Guitars)
Steve Fairclough (Fairclough Guitars)
Dario Cortese (Music Man Guitars)
Chris George Band (Marshall Amplification)
Stuart Clayton (Carl Palmer)
Jas Morris (Mansons/Blackheart)
Alex Hutchings (BOSS/Roland)
Ellen Miller (Tanglewood Guitars)
Gavin Wilson (JHS)

There will be amazing prizes on offer at the show – last year over £3,000 worth of equipment from Marshall, Orange and Peavey was up for grabs.

Discounted tickets are available to purchase in advance and are on sale now. These can be ordered from or via the Manson team on Tel +44 (0)1392 496379 see prices below:

For single day tickets –
Advance tickets £8 (£10 on door)
8-16 Students £4 (£5 on door)
Under 8s FREE For weekend tickets –
Advance tickets £12 (£14 on door)
8-16 Students £8 (£10 on door)
Under 8s FREE

For an incredible day out, fantastic show deals, electrifying guitar performances, first class demonstrations and signing sessions, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Come and see a display of the best gear you can lay your hands on and much more…

The Manson’s Guitar Show, it’s unmissable.