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AxeCrate – Monthly Box Of Guitar Surprises

Written on February 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm, by Jon

AxeCrate
I think this is a really cool idea, AxeCrate is a company that offer two product services for either electric or acoustic guitarists. By paying a fee of $32.99 or $34.99 respectively you get a box of surprise products delivered …

Live and Teach Guitar’s Guitar Teacher Survey 2015

Written on January 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm, by Jon

guitar teacher survey 2015
Live and Teach Guitar are running a survey for guitar teachers to find out what marketing strategies are most effective in attracting new students and what makes successful guitar teachers stand out from everybody else. This survey will try to …

James Norbert Ivanyi – The Matter Circumvention available now

Written on January 19, 2015 at 7:50 am, by Jon

the matter circumvention
James Norbert Ivanyi’s debut album “Aphasia” was a powerful onslaught of blistering metal riffs with moments of beautiful acoustic guitar, piano and violin. It was interesting, virtuosic and a significant beginning for a truly gifted young Australian musician. James went …

Positive Grid Working On Hardware Products

Written on January 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm, by Jon

BIAS Transformer
Before Positive Grid released BIAS Desktop to the public they ran a beta program called the explorer program, now just ahead of Winter NAMM 2015 Positive Grid have announced a new beta program called the Explorer Program (Hardware Edition). Well …

Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute

Written on January 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm, by Jon

randy rhoads
Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute is a collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated …

Sterling By Music Man JP170D Ruby Redburst 7 String

Written on December 15, 2014 at 7:40 am, by Jon

Sterling By Music Man JP170D
As you can see Music Man Guitars have announced a new guitar for 2015 under their budget line Sterling By Music Man. The JP170D in Ruby Redburst is a 7 string version of the John Petrucci model – the …

Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map

Written on November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

To celebrate the release of John Ridley’s new Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, Curzon Film World have created this interactive map of London detailing a timeline of Jimi Hendrix and different stages of his personal life:…

Toontrack releases Metal Guitar Gods 2

Written on November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am, by Jon

Toontrack  Metal Guitar Gods 2
Two years ago I posted a demo of Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZMix 2, you can watch that demo here, it features clean and high gain tones from some of the biggest names in modern metal …

PRS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with 4 New Models

Written on November 13, 2014 at 8:26 am, by Jon

30 years! Wow I can still vividly remember seeing photos of Phil Hilborne in Guitarist magazine for the first time back in 1989/1990 and thinking that his PRS was amazing. I used to go to Musical Exchanges in Birmingham (UK) …

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts announce the Limulus

Written on November 12, 2014 at 8:14 am, by Jon

HGC Limulus
Press release
James Hutchinson of Hutchinson Guitar Concepts has stepped away from the worn metal and Viking axes he’s best known for, to produce a more ‘standard’ looking guitar and the first true HGC model.

While the majority or …