August Issue

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Musician's Friend Announces Gibson Custom Shop Billy Gibbons "Pearly Gates" '59 Les Paul

July 16, 2009
Gibson and Musician''s Friend have teamed up for three versions of the legendary guitar for a limited fun of 300
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Gallery: Montreal Guitar Show 2009, part 2

July 16, 2009
More gorgeous instruments from the halls of Montreal
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Staco Energy Teams Up With Mojave Ampworks

July 14, 2009
Dayton, OH (July 15, 2009) -- Staco Energy recently teamed up with evolving supplier of vintage guitar amplifiers, Mojave Ampworks, to create the Dirty Boy amp. The Dirty Boy is the
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MXL Introduces New Studio Collection Microphones

July 11, 2009
Summer NAMM attendees will get a first look at MXL''s newest products, including the R77 Classic Ribbon mic and the V89 condenser
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Gallery: Montreal Guitar Show 2009, part 1

July 10, 2009
In our first Montreal gallery, we check out the electric side of the show, which was new this year, with a few acoustics thrown in for good measure.
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Shure Now Shipping X2u: XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter

July 10, 2009
Niles, IL (July 10, 2009) -- Shure is now shipping the X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter, available by itself or in bundles with either the SM57 or SM58 microphones. The X2u
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Rig Rundown - Cycle of Pain's JD & Joe Taylor

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Cycle of Pain's Joe Taylor and John "JD" DeServio--who also plays bass for Black Label Society.
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Rig Rundown - Sevendust's Clint Lowery

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Texas where he chats gear with Sevendust guitarist, Clint Lowery. In this video segment, they run down Clint's signal chain. For guitars, Clint uses various PRS models, but his go-to guitar is a standard PRS model he calls Bruce Lee. For amps, Clint uses Diamond Phantom heads (live) and has used a Mesa Boogie Mark IV for all his recordings. And to make things sound special he runs various pedals, including a Digitech whammy, MXR Phase 90, a volume pedal, TC Electronic delay, chorus pedal and envelope filter.

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Jeff Beck Receives First-Ever Montreal Guitar Show Tribute Award

July 9, 2009
Beck''s award kicks off the organization''s Guitar Hall of Fame
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Seymour Duncan Announces the Hot Stack Plus for Strat

July 9, 2009
New Hot Stack Plus for Strat designed to deliver a Strat tone that''s beefier than vintage
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