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Melody: How to Write Great Tunes

February 15, 2008
Author: Rikky Rooksby $22.95 backbeatbooks.com As guitar players, we tend to work exclusively in riffs, visualizing the fretboard in terms of shapes and patterns that can be called upon
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Riffs: Gibson Guitar of the Month, Coconut Amp, iPod Guitar

February 15, 2008
Gibson Begins Guitar of the Month With SG from Gibson USA Yes, the series that brought us the reverse Flying V is back. Gibson launched their guitar of the
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Mills Acoustics Afterburner 4x12 Cab

February 15, 2008
It’s a daring thing to stake your name on cabinets alone, and the folks at Mills gladly take on the challenge – talk to them for five minutes and
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Dan Armstrong Sound Modifiers

February 15, 2008
When hearing the name Dan Armstrong, most people think of that clear Plexiglas guitar made by Ampeg. For stompbox freaks, the name conjures up images of legendary effects like
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Total Scales Techniques and Applications

February 15, 2008
Author: Mark John Sternal $24.95 mjspublications.com Maybe this is stating the obvious, but Americans are always looking for a quick fix. If that weren’t true, I wouldn’t be getting
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Carr Mini-Mercury

February 15, 2008
When the Carr Mercury was released, it quickly gained nearly mythical status amoung guitarists. Generally mentioned in the same breath as its price, the Mercury was nevertheless regarded as
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NAMM VIDEO: Eventide ModFactor Modulation Stomp

February 14, 2008
Anaheim, CA (February 14, 2008) -- We figured the word "Stomp" in the headline would prompt a double-take from those of you who think of high-end studio stuff when you
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Riffs: Deep Purple in Kremlin, Henri Salvador's Death, Aging Virgin Guitars

February 14, 2008
Deep Purple Rocks Kremlin from The Times (London) Deep Purple played for Dmitri Medvedev, the man destined to be Russia''s next president, on Monday night. Who knew so many
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Amp Clamp: Portable Microphone Holder

February 14, 2008
A simple invention that saves stage space
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Traben's Chaos Internal Bigger Bridge System

February 14, 2008
Traben is releasing the traditional-looking Chaos International Bigger Bridge system
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Blackstar Amps: Pedigreed and Making Waves

February 13, 2008
Former Marshall designers'' amplifier company brings its Artisan amplifier line to the United States.
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Riffs: Tesla Coil Amp, Female Guitarists, Jail Guitar Doors

February 13, 2008
Tesla Coil Amp from Engadget Okay, so who hasn''t thought of modding a Tesla Coil for rocking? Talk about your ''Don''t try this at home'' projects... Women Guitarists/bassists from
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Happy 50th, Flying V

February 13, 2008
Gibson celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Flying V
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Orange Receives Honor from Queen

February 12, 2008
Orange celebrates 40 with a Queen''s Honor and two new heads.
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GT-10B: Bass Effects Processor

February 12, 2008
BOSS U.S. is releasing the GT-10B Bass Effects Processor
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NAMM VIDEO: Diamond Amps Nitrox

February 11, 2008
Anaheim, CA (February 11, 2008) -- Jeff Diamant walks us through the features of Diamond Amplification''s new Nitrox amp, a 100 watt, 2.5 channel heavy hitter for ultra high gain
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Riffs: The Women of GHS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome, Grammys

February 11, 2008
The Women of GHS from Myspace Here''s a cool collection of ladies who play the hell out of a guitar. Gear AcQuisition Syndrome Finally, some much-needed attention is given
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Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai Video Demos

February 11, 2008
Whether in the mood for a straight-up run through or an insane psychedelic journey, we''ve got a Memory Man demo for you!
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Riffs: Guitar Duets, Teens' Guitar Charity, Outside-the-box Guitar Designer

February 10, 2008
Love for Acoustic Duets from Acoustic Guitarist Blog Guitar instructor Tony Hogan explains the appeal of duets in this nice write-up, along with some tips for making the most
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Riffs: SXSW-Bonnaroo Lineups, Amp Colors, Give it Away Now

February 9, 2008
Music Festival Lineups Announced R.E.M. and My Morning Jacket are slated for Austin''s South by Southwest Indie Music Festival. Pearl Jam and Metallica are headed to Manchester for Bonnaroo.
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