February 2019

What's New

Ernie Ball Adds Albert Lee and John Petrucci BFR Models

March 2, 2008
The company adds two guitars and three new finishes to the Ball Family Reserve line
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Riffs: Hank Garland Movie, Khan's Suitcase, Guitar Decoration

March 1, 2008
Steve Vai Produces Hank Garland Film from PRnewswire.com A feature film about the life of 1950s guitarist Hank Garland will debut tomorrow (Sunday, March 2) at the 14th Annual
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Hal Leonard Recording Method: Books 1-3

February 29, 2008
The first half of the series gives a thorough introduction to recording.
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Review: TC Electronic Nova Reverb

February 29, 2008
The NR-1 cuts through the mud
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Two New Xotic Basses

February 29, 2008
Xotic is releasing two new XB-2 6-string basses
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Sensaphonics Announces Free Hearing Tests

February 29, 2008
The "Hear it All" promotion provides hearing tests, ear impressions and fittings with all 3D Active Ambient IEM purchases.
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Riffs: Peavey Gives Back, Hawaiian Guitarist Dies, Win a Dean Leslie West

February 29, 2008
Peavey''s Mississippi Fundraiser from The Meridian Star It''s amazing the good will that can come from guitar companies. This time it''s Peavey, with a fundraiser to help after school
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Riffs: Major League Guitarist, Gear at Best Buy?, Cape Town Jazz Festival

February 28, 2008
Baseball Player/Guitarist from MLB.com Major League baseball pitcher and guitarist Brandon Medders (Arizona Diamondbacks) compares playing a field and playing a stage. The 28-year-old relief pitcher for last year''s
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Planet Waves Introduces New Straps

February 28, 2008
Planet Waves released several new guitar straps this month, including two designs by Pat Metheny.
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Guitar Center Releasing Fresh Cuts Vol. 2

February 28, 2008
Guitar Center is releasing Fresh Cuts Vol. 2, which features a Smashing Pumpkins track
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Egnater Amp Building Seminar Demo

February 27, 2008
Premier Guitar sent a staffer to Egnater's Amp Building Seminar in Feb 2008, where students build Egnater's version of a JTM-45. A dude in the class, Pete Lacis, was kind enough to demo the amp he built.
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New York Amp Show Set For May

February 27, 2008
Mark your calendar... the Second Annual New York Amp Show is coming
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Riffs: Clapton-Winwood Review, New Hall Inductees

February 27, 2008
Clapton News from FT.com, the NYT The North Korean government isn''t huge on rock, but they''ve invited Slowhand to play there. FT.com has the story. People are still buzzing about
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NAMM VIDEO: USA Tommy Bolin Tribute Teaser Guitar by Dean

February 27, 2008
Anaheim, CA (Februay 27, 2008) - Dean''s USA Tommy Bolin Tribute Teaser honors a visionary player whose impact is still felt today. The guitar is alder/maple with a 25.5" scale,
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Egnater Amp Building Seminar Demo

February 27, 2008
Berkley, MI (February 27, 2008) - After reading about Egnater''s Amp Building Seminar on the forums and seeing some demos on YouTube, we decided we had to check it out
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NAMM VIDEO: SKB stagefive, 1x12 Amp Utility Vehicle, Pedal Power for Racks

February 26, 2008
Anaheim, CA (February 26, 2008) - Players looking to protect their gear and streamline their rigs will dig the products in this NAMM video -- the stagefive pedalboard gives you
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Riffs: Guitars Not Guns, UK Guitar Maker, Califone, Snow Guitar

February 26, 2008
Guitars Not Guns from WLOX-TV Guitars Not Guns is a national program designed to curb youth violence by giving free guitar lessons to students grades K-8. Volunteers use donated
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Riffs: Relic'd Acoustics?, Mustaine: Solos are a Must, Designing for Ergonomics

February 25, 2008
Relic''d Acoustics Next? from Strat-O-Blogster Glen Hansard took home an Academy Award last night for best song, but the buzz isn''t about his Oscar, but instead his beat-up acoustic.
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Riffs: DIY Acoustic Pickup, Page's Paul, Guitar Hero's Positives, Hank Garland Vid

February 24, 2008
DIY Acoustic Pickup from Instructables While we''re not sure how this will ultimately sound (the website simply describes the sound as "one of a kind"), it''s fairly inexpensive to
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NAMM VIDEO: Seymour Duncan's New Blackouts

February 23, 2008
Anaheim, CA (February 22, 2008) - Seymour Duncan has expanded the company''s popular Blackouts line of pickups. The humbuckers did so well last year (neck & bridge) that SD has added a
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