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December 28, 2013

Eastwood Guitars, keeper of the Airline Guitars flame, has announced that they’ll be releasing two new guitars influenced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. It’s about time—Auerbach has been a hot commodity in the guitar world lately, writing catchy riff after catchy riff. These semi-hollow beauties pay tribute to the 60s era Harmony guitars favored by Auerbach and are sure to get you a deliciously dirty tone. Eastwood’s full press release is below.   Eastwood press release: "We are excited to announce the arrival of two new Airline models from Eastwood Guitars. Their new tribute to the 1960's Harmony H78 - popularized by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys - takes

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December 18, 2013

Who says you need five fingers two rock? These four guitar players achieved legendary status all without five fingers.   Tony Iommi Tony is the man behind the tone for Black Sabbath and his huge sound and playing style influenced an entire genre of music called heavy metal.  Bands such as Judas Priest and Metallica took their cues from Black Sabbath. Born in Birmingham, England in 1948 Tony originally wanted to play drums but due to the noise level, he instead turned to guitar.  A lefty player, Tony rocked a few bands before Sabbath such as The Rockin’ Chevrolets, The Rest (with Bill Ward), and Mythology.  In 1968 he joined future band members Terry Butler and John &ldquo

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December 11, 2013

We're always on the hunt for tiny tips to help shore up our sounds, from the super obvious to the under the radar. Today in the Corner we're looking at five ways to help ensure that you're getting the best tone possible. As always, share your tips in the comments!     Pickup Height! It’s easy to overlook this one—a lot of times we get our guitars and just plug in to start ripping without taking a minute to evaluate pickup height—and it can make quite the difference! Though there is sort of a standard method for setting pickup height (the typical advice is to raise the pickups as high as

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December 11, 2013

MESA/BOOGIE ANNOUNCES the KING SNAKE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   In 1971 at the crossroads of Vintage and Modern amplified guitar sounds stood two pioneers, Randall Smith and Carlos Santana, and the little amp that could... the Boogie®.   The passion, creativity and dedication of these two artists intersecting at that revolutionary time in music history can only be called fate, and the resulting impact on the guitar’s voice will be felt forever more. With so many “FIRSTS” it set the world’s pro guitarists on their collective ear, the Boogie ushered out the old notion of a guitar amp and transformed it once and for all into a legitimate instrument.   The Compact 100

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December 7, 2013

  Guys. They're back!       December 4, 2013 (Port Jefferson Station, NY) – Absara Audio LLC, parent company to ground- breaking analog effect brand Pigtronix, is proud to announce its acquisition of the historic Supro trademark—pertaining to both amplifiers and guitars—worldwide. To accommodate this expansion, Absara Audio has constructed a new production facility in Port Jefferson Station, NY and will begin shipping a line of USA-made, vintage-inspired Supro tube amplifiers in April 2014. The rights to the Supro brand were acquired in September from former Fender amp designer and long-time Pigtronix associate, Bruce Zinky. Zinky has been retained as exclusive design engineer, and has collaborated with award-winning sound designer David Koltai to realize a modern incarnation

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December 4, 2013

    Welcome back to the Corner!    Every once in a while, something cool falls into PGS' lap. Not just cool, actually-- more like amazing. Freaking amazing. Literally and not just figuratively amazing. Truest-meaning-of-the-word-amazing amazing. When those moments happen, we're definitely grateful. Sometimes when those moments happen and we feel grateful-- we want to pass that feeling on to a lucky someone. Maybe that lucky someone will be YOU. This week for Free Pedal Friday we are giving away a One-of-a-Kind Dunlop Fuzz Face. You think you've seen a million Fuzz Faces (maybe you have-- how many of these things have been produced in the last 40+ years, anyway?!) but you've never seen this Fuzz Face,

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November 30, 2013

Disclaimer: as always, if you have any doubts about your abilities to work with the guts of your guitar, up to and including soldering, desoldering, rewiring, etc—it’s best to just take your guitar to a professional for shielding (or any other work). There’s no shame in taking the guitar to someone who you KNOW is going to do it right—especially if it’s a valuable instrument. Of course, maybe you have a little beater guitar available that you can work on so that if you mess something up, it’s not the end of the world. You gotta start somewhere! On the whole, not many guitars are shielded coming out

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November 27, 2013

  photo via Strat Talk   Setting your intonation is surprisingly easy to do—a little practice and you’ll have it down in no time. Today in Andy’s Corner, we’re encouraging you to take that first step towards doing your own guitar setups—starting with intonation. A properly intonated instrument is one that is in relative tune to itself. It’s smart to check your intonation any time you change your strings—and smart to only set your intonation on new strings. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: • Your instrument • Guitar tuner • Instrument cable • Small Phillips head screwdriver or allen wrench

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