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Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter

Written on August 29, 2015 at 9:42 am, by Jon

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Carl Martin have announced a collaboration with Andy Timmons to create a signature Compressor/Limiter pedal.

“Andy Timmons suggested to Carl to create a Compressor/Limiter with two presets, so that he had a preset for more subtle rhythm parts, and a …

PRS Add 2 New Models: SE Custom 22 & SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow

Written on August 22, 2015 at 6:01 pm, by Jon

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PRS have yet again extended their affordable SE series of guitars with the new SE Custom 22 and SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow which looks very tantalising. I’ve always been a fan of the kind of tones and feel you get …

Gumtree’s Ultimate Guide To Buying A Guitar

Written on August 20, 2015 at 8:45 pm, by Jon

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I was recently asked if I wanted to contribute toward a post on Gumtree’s site to help people who are considering buying a guitar on Gumtree. The article is called The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Guitar and includes advice …

PRS Guitars SE 30th Floyd Custom 24

Written on July 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm, by Jon

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Not as hard to remember as one of Ibanez’s long winded codenames but it certainly is a mouthful, the PRS SE 30th Floyd Custom 24! This guitar is available in a number of finished including Black Cherry, Grey Black, Santana …

PLINI & The Helix Nebula Australian Tour Announced

Written on July 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm, by Jon

Plini, one of the most exciting instrumental guitar players to emerge over the past few years, has teamed up with fellow Aussies The Helix Nebula (another band overflowing with talent) for a tour – “The End Of Everything” Australian Tour.…

New Ibanez Single Coil Roadcore Models

Written on June 14, 2015 at 12:02 am, by Jon

Ibanez are adding to their retro Roadcore series with a few new models featuring single coil pickups. The first is the RC430 which is the Candy Apple Red guitar above and below that features a Rosewood fretboard over a gloss …

PRS Guitars Reintroduce the McCarty Model

Written on June 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm, by Jon

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While I’m not particularly a fan of the finish in the video below I think the photos of the burst look absolutely stunning. The McCarty model features classic styling with the Mahogany body & neck combined with the tobacco burst …

Jennifer Batten Announces Summer 2015 Creative Seminar Tour Dates

Written on June 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm, by Jon

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When I was younger I remember seeing Jennifer Batten playing with Michael Jackson in the Dirty Diana video with the huge wig ripping on a flying V and later an Ibanez S Series guitar. Jennifer also had a column in …

Howling Monkey Guitar Picks

Written on May 29, 2015 at 11:41 pm, by Jon

I was recently contacted by a US company called Howling Monkey who make and sell handmade guitar picks, they had obviously heard of my infatuation with my triangular buddies. Now there are lots of companies out there that make picks …

Pre-Order Mr. Fastfinger new album ‘Spirit Rising’

Written on May 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm, by Jon

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Mr. Fastfinger a.k.a. Mika Tyyskä has just announced that his new album ‘Spirit Rising’ is available for pre-order over at IndieGoGo. There is a standard version of the album available as well as a Deluxe version which includes 12 …