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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

January 8, 2014

    TC Electronic starts the new year with a bang, by releasing the TonePrint Editor for iPad. The TonePrint Editor for iPad adds a whole new mobile dimension to the TonePrint Editor experience as well as giving the guitar community the one iPad app they've been screaming loudest for. The TonePrint Editor for iPad is available free of charge from the Apple app store. A 1:1 port of the TonePrint Editor for Mac/PC, this mobile version of the TonePrint Editor runs smoothly and seamlessly on iPad and guarantees tone-tinkering nirvana on the go. In order to connect TonePrint pedals to the iPad, guitarists can use the standard aftermarket camera kit, which allows for connection of a USB cable.

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January 8, 2014

A pop legend passed away last week—Phil Everly, half of the legendary harmony duo the Everly Brothers, died at age 74 after a long battle with a lung condition. The Everly Brothers rose to fame due to their perfect harmonies and gorgeous melodies. The brothers mixed rock n roll with a folky, bluegrassy touch and wound up with 35 Top 100 songs during their career, including “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” Phil Everly is survived by his wife Patti and his brother Don. In late 2013, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones released an album of Everly Brothers covers entitled “Foreverly.” Though the originals are perfect, we here at PGS highly recommend checking

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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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