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February 2008 New Products

XOX Audio Tools Handle Guitar Presenting the Handle, made of high-tech carbon fiber. Originally developed for aerospace use, carbon fiber offers a much wider harmonic range than wood, and


XOX Audio Tools Handle Guitar

Presenting the Handle, made of high-tech carbon fiber. Originally developed for aerospace use, carbon fiber offers a much wider harmonic range than wood, and the material’s rigidity provides exceptional sustain. This guitar also features two DiMarzio pickups, a Graph Tech nut, Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners, a Hipshot Baby Grand bridge and a slim, 24-fret neck. The first 100 will be issued in a limited edition; place your reservation at XOX Audio Tools’ website.

$3500
xoxaudiotools.com

XOX Audio Tools Handle Guitar



HowAudio.coms Mobile Recording Essentials with Carmen Rizzo DVDHowAudio.com’s Mobile Recording Essentials with Carmen Rizzo DVD

In HowAudio.com’s new instructional DVD, Mobile Recording Essentials, Grammy-nominated recording artist and musician Carmen Rizzo covers the necessary audio gear for on-location recording and demonstrates how to fit it all into two carry-on bags for easy travel – all without sacrificing recording quality. The DVD can be purchased through howaudio.com and is also available through the site’s subscription service.

MSRP $9.95
howaudio.com




Carl Martin 2 Wah Pedal

Carl Martin is now shipping the 2 Wah effects pedal. With classic detailing in diecast housing, the 2 Wah provides six different voicings with two presets, controlled via heel switch on the rocker. Sliding switches on the front of the unit provide three higher range voicings for rhythm work, three lower range voicings for lead work and a Level control to dial in just the right amount of effect.

MSRP $280
carlmartin.com

Carl Martin 2 Wah Pedal



A&S Axe Box
A&S Axe Box

A&S Case Company introduces the A&S Axe Box. Created with ease of use, flexibility and strength in mind, the case features doors that slide back into the body to reduce weight by 15 percent, or at least 40 pounds. This guitar holding system adjusts up and down, offering maximum flexibility. Available options include a guitar tuning station, a drop-down work surface and tuning racks.

Starting at $2550
ascase.com




Sevilla Classical Guitar Strings with EMP Treatment

Named after the famous city in Spain, Sevilla Classical Strings are designed for the most discerning classical guitarist and feature the Cleartone Patented EMP Coating. At one micron, the EMP treatment is the thinnest coating in the industry, designed to last a long time without compromising the feel and sound of traditional strings. The strings will be available in regular tension with ball-ends, with a tie-on version coming later in the year.

MSRP $29
sevillastrings.com

Sevilla Classical Guitar Strings with EMP Treatment



Lava Cable Solder-Free Pedalboard Kit

Lava Cable Solder-Free Pedalboard Kit

The Lava Solder-Free Pedalboard Kit is a DIY cable system that assembles in four easy steps. The Mini ELC cable and Lava Plug were designed together as a tightly matched pair, using a special grounding sleeve instead of a set screw to increase reliability and provide the best possible solder-free connection. The housing of the Lava Plug was designed to be as small as possible to enable pedal spacing as close as 7/8”. The kit comes with ten feet of cable, ten plugs and a stripper.

MSRP $74.95
lavacable.com




T-Rex Fuel Tank Juicy Lucy

T-Rex Engineering announces the latest member of their Fuel Tank family. With five isolated 12-volt outputs and a full set of standard and customized power cables, the Juicy Lucy will power all of your pedals. The unit also includes a Current Doubler, allowing you combine two outputs to deliver 600 mA of 12-volt power for power hungry pedals, and isolated grounding to eliminate ground loops.

MSRP $269
t-rex-engineering.com

T-Rex Fuel Tank Juicy Lucy



Meyers Custom GuitarsMeyers Custom Guitars

Handmade in the USA, Meyers Custom Guitars are available in both the Hurricane (double cutaway) and Millennium (single cut) configurations. They offer guitarists a variety of woods, headstocks, stains and finishes; each guitar features a hand rubbed, oil finish neck for superior playability.

meyerscustomguitars.com



Wireless eStrap Controlled Expression System

Conceived by designer Ned Steinberger, the eStrap uses a tension sensor on the strap to control effects like wah, distortion, flange, pitch and volume. No longer tied to a foot pedal, guitarists can control their effects with intuitive movements. The eStrap includes the guitar strap with integrated sensor and wireless transmitter, and a small receiver unit with classic wah circuitry built in. The expression pedal control jack can be used to control external effects, giving the eStrap unlimited access to the latest signal processing technology.

MSRP $280
aqdi.com

Wireless eStrap Controlled Expression System
DØVYDAS & John Bohlinger Busk in Downtown Nashville
DØVYDAS & Bohlinger Busk in Downtown Nashville Before We Give Takamine Guitar & Fishman Amp to Local

Then we give a Takamine guitar & Fishman amp to an up-and-coming Nashville musician.

Music City is always swirling with top-notch musicians performing anywhere they can, so Takamine and Fishman challenged PG's John Bohlinger to take his talents downtown to—gig on the street—where he ran into YouTube sensation DØVYDAS and hands over his gear to rising star Tera Lynne Fister.

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George Benson’s Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnonwas recorded in 1989. The collaboration came about after Quincy Jones told the guitarist that Farnon was “the greatest arranger in all the world.”

Photo by Matt Furman

The jazz-guitar master and pop superstar opens up the archive to release 1989’s Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon, and he promises more fresh collab tracks are on the way.

“Like everything in life, there’s always more to be discovered,”George Benson writes in the liner notes to his new archival release, Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon. He’s talking about meeting Farnon—the arranger, conductor, and composer with credits alongside Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Vera Lynn, among many others, plus a host of soundtracks—after Quincy Jones told the guitarist he was “the greatest arranger in all the world.”

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The new Jimi Hendrix documentary chronicles the conceptualization and construction of the legendary musician’s recording studio in Manhattan that opened less than a month before his untimely death in 1970. Watch the trailer now.

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Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays

PG contributor Tom Butwin dives into the Rivolta Sferata, part of the exciting new Forma series. Designed by Dennis Fano and crafted in Korea, the Sferata stands out with its lightweight simaruba wood construction and set-neck design for incredible playability.

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