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January 18, 2014

Alright, alright, alright. I already know what you're going to say. So go ahead and say it. Whatever it is, it's totally valid. To narrow down to ten pedals was nearly impossible-- but that's what makes it fun to whip up these lists. We're surrounded with pedals-- there are thousands of unique pedals out there in the world and thousands of each of those thousands. If you picture PGS like one of those ball pits from Chuck E Cheese, but where it's effects pedals instead of little plastic balls, you'd be pretty much on the money. With the proliferation of pedals out and about, we sat down to narrow down to 10 totally classic, totally

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January 18, 2014

  Chapman Guitars has been steadily growing since they arrived on the scene several years ago. Champan is adding four guitars to their roster just in time for NAMM 2014. Watch the video below to hear Chappers himself introduce the new instruments (two seven string electrics and a limited edition ML-1 Hot Rod and limited edition ML-2 Classic):    

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January 18, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ (January 16, 2014) -- Guild is proud to announce new guitars and basses in the Newark St. Collection and Guitar Special Run (GSR) series. The Guild Newark St. Collection marks the return of classic Guild electric favorites from the 1950s and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s guitarists. GSR series guitars are distinctive limited-edition versions of some of Guild guitars’ most sought after and revered models. These exceptional instruments feature special and exotic wood selections and custom appointments not available on standard models, resulting in exciting new guitars that take the Guild legacy to new heights of elegant sound and

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January 15, 2014

10. Brownie Strat, Eric Clapton, $450,000 It’s the “Layla” guitar. Enough said. This ’56 Strat was with Clapton during Cream (briefly) and Derek & the Dominoes and now resides at Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA.   9. Gold Leaf Strat, Eric Clapton, $455,000 Another Clapton guitar on the list (it won’t be the last, or even second to last!) – this gold leaf Strat was built for Clapton by Fender master builder Mark Kendrick, purportedly because Clapton wanted a guitar he could “hang in a museum.” EC used it on the Legends tour in ’97 and again in 2001 on the One More Car, One More rider tour, after which it was

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January 15, 2014

Earthquaker Devices makes some of our favorite pedals—and they’ve just added two new ones to the stable: the Pitch Bay Harmonizer and the Terminal Fuzz. See below for the full press release from EQD about these two killer additions to their lineup.       Akron, OH (January 13, 2014) -- The Pitch Bay is a three part polyphonic harmonizer and distortion generator in one compact enclosure. It features two voices of adjustable polyphonic pitch shifting, one above the root and one below.  Each voice can be adjusted by stepped semitones, from 1 semitone to 12 semitones (one full octave) above and below the root. Each voice (Pitch up, Pitch down and Root) has an adjustable

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January 15, 2014

After launching the wildly successful Ditto Looper last year, TC Electronic is back at it with the Ditto X2, which adds a two-button enclosure, stereo I/O, plus a couple of toggle switches that allow the user to set loop speed/direction (1/2 speed or reverse) or access backing tracks. And we thought the original Ditto was jampacked with features!   Here’s the full press release from TC Electronic:     TC Electronic press release   TC Electronic announces Ditto X2 Looper, the logical heir to the looping throne after the smash hit Ditto Looper. Ditto X2 Looper houses all the features that made the original Ditto Looper such a runaway hit, while adding key additions such as a

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January 11, 2014

Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes will both exit the Allman Brothers Band after 2014 says ABB drummer Butch Trucks. The Allman Brothers Band celebrates its 45th Anniversary in 2014.   Here’s the full statement from Trucks & Haynes:     "For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we've had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands. We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans. We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part

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January 11, 2014

We’ve been waiting for this one for a little while. Fender has finally announced a production model of Jim Root’s wildly non-traditional Jazzmaster.   Following suit from the existing Jim Root signature guitars (a Stratocaster and Telecaster, respectively), this instrument is stripped down to the bare bones and has the specs we’ve come to expect from a Jim Root signature: monochromatic aesthetics, EMGs, hard tail bridge, simplified electronics, and that awesome, fat 70s style Strat headstock.  This one seems like a guitar people are going to either love or hate (I fall in the former category myself!). What do you think about this instrument?!!! For more info head over to Read More