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Weeping Guitars Launches with Banshee

November 17, 2010
Hoping to offer a competitive alternative to guitar students and gigging professionals, Weeping Guitars is launching their first model, the Weeping Banshee.
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The Tone God Releases NerFuzz Programmable Effect

November 17, 2010
The NerFuzz is a programmable fuzz effect, capable of producing tones ranging from mild blues overdrive to experimental fuzz chaos.
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Albion Musical Instruments Debuts Guitar and Bass Amp Lines

November 17, 2010
The new line is comprised of TCT handwired tube guitar amplifiers, AG hybrid guitar amplifiers, and ABH bass amplification with tube-based preamps and solid-state power amps.
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2010 Premier Gear Awards

November 16, 2010
Need help finding the perfect tone machine to give that special guitarist on your gift list this holiday season (or to drop hints to your loved ones)? Then you’re in the right place. Here we look back at the guitars, amps, stompboxes, and accessories that made 2010 a fantastic year to be engaged in “the relentless pursuit of tone.”
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The Monsters of High Gain

November 16, 2010
We gathered 13 of the hottest high-gain amps on the market, brought in ace guitarists Misha Mansoor (Periphery) and Ty Dietzler (Thousand Foot Krutch), and let the cameras roll.
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Gig-Fx Launches Peter Frampton Signature Megawah Pedal

November 12, 2010
The new Signature pedal features the established Megawah sound with a slightly warmer high end and more defined lower end response.
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Medeski Martin & Wood Announce Camp MMW 2011

November 12, 2010
This summer, pack up your instrument, open your mind, and enter the boundary-breaking world of Medeski Martin & Wood.
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Epiphone Introduces 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul

November 9, 2010
The Limited Edition release comes in two variations: Version 1 and Version 3, representing early and late 1960 Les Pauls
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Guild Announces Standard Series Acoustics

November 9, 2010
The series includes D-40, D-50, F-30, F-30R, F-50, and F-212XL
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Avid Unveils Pro Tools 9

November 5, 2010
The latest Pro Tools allows users to work with Avid interfaces, third-party interfaces, or no hardware at all.
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Morley Releases Mini Wah Volume and Mini Maverick

November 5, 2010
The new Minis borrow from the existing Morley designs including Electro-Optical circuitry and durable enclosures
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Joe Barden Engineering Introduces Soapbar Pickups

November 5, 2010
The Soapbars are designed to retain a vintage vibe with expanded presence and clarity
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Fender Offers NAMM Preview of 60th Anniversary Telecaster, Road Worn Player Series

November 4, 2010
The Tele and Precision Bass celebrate 60 years, while the Road Worn series gets hotter pickups and a smoother fretboard.
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Freekish Blues Announces Davy Knowles Signature Chubb Up! Octave Fuzz

November 3, 2010
The British blues-rock guitarist of Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam fame, gets a signature octave up fuzz pedal
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Aguilar Amplification Announces the SL 112 Bass Cabinet

November 3, 2010
The SL 112 weighs just 25 pounds
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Manson's Guitar Shop Releases Matt Bellamy DL-1 Guitar

November 2, 2010
The Muse guitarist''s latest signature model is inspired by his aluminum-top DeLorean guitar with built-in Z.Vex Fuzz Factory and MXR Phase 90
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Wampler Pedals Releases Paisley Drive

November 1, 2010
Brad wanted a pedal that would go from totally clean to saturated amp-like breakup without sacrificing the tonality of his base tone
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Tone Games 2010, Bonus Levels: 10 More Stompboxes Reviewed

October 29, 2010
Ten more stompboxes reviewed, online-only!
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Gibson Announces Firebird X With Built-in Effects

October 28, 2010
The guitar features built-in effects and Bluetooth control pedals
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Pro Tone Pedals Announces Danny B. Harvey Signature Tremolo

October 26, 2010
This all-analog pedal provides lush tones similar those found on vintage American made amplifiers of the ''40s and ''50s
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