Los Angeles, CA (November 2, 2012) – Independent film company Loud and Louder has launched a 60-day campaign to raise the finishing funds for “Turn It UP!,” a feature-length documentary
Los Angeles, CA (November 2, 2012) – Independent film company Loud and Louder has launched a 60-day campaign to raise the finishing funds for “Turn It UP!,” a feature-length documentary celebrating the electric guitar.
Hosted by Kevin Bacon, the film’s cast includes B.B. King, Slash, Les Paul, Robby Krieger, Paul Stanley, Nancy Wilson, Steve Lukather, Skunk Baxter, Jerry Cantrell, Albert Lee, Carl Verheyen, Rick Vito and many other extraordinary guitar players.
Directed by Robert Radler and produced by Doug Forbes, the film is finally finished. However, the filmmakers still need to license the archival clips and music to complete the final post-production. Fans can contribute to the final stretch by visiting this IndieGogo.com page.
Once on the site, backers can help fund the film and receive specialized premiums for their support. Perks for donors range from guitar picks to private lessons by Rock Stars, collectible guitars, or even a co-producer credit in the film.
In 2007, veteran filmmakers Robert Radler and Doug Forbes set out to make the definitive documentary about the electric guitar, “Turn It UP!” Five years and 146 hours of footage later, Radler and Forbes have crafted a feature-length documentary that celebrates the electric guitar. The film explores the passionate relationship between artists and their instruments with revealing interviews and performances. While tracing the historical development of the guitar, “Turn It UP!” also touches on the iconic status of the electric guitar in pop culture, from politics to personal salvation. More than one artist in the film states, “the guitar saved my life.”
Anchored by host Kevin Bacon, “Turn It UP!” features in-depth, personal conversations and performances by guitar legends as well as passionate amateurs. The film features some of the last interviews with the great Les Paul, who was playing and inspiring musicians well into his 90’s, until his death in 2009.
A classic rock legend, Paul Stanley of KISS, gets to the heart of the matter when he says, “Nothing says rock and roll, and sex . . . like a low-strung, low-hung electric guitar.” Told with humor and passion, the film also profiles committed amateur players like Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, and phenomenal young virtuosos like Kristen Capolino and Jared Stamey, both 16 years old at the time of filming.
Facing the chronic budget challenges of making an independent documentary film, Forbes and Radler have turned to the crowd funding website, IndieGoGo.com with a campaign to raise the final funds for licensing the music in the film. “We’ve spent the better part of two years negotiating the rights for music and archival film clips used in Turn It UP! Now, we finally have agreements lined up and are turning to fans of the film for help,”,says Doug Forbes, producer of Turn It UP!
In the brave new world of financing documentary films, crowd funding is the red-hot path for connecting audiences with filmmakers. “It’s a completely different financial model now for independent film making,” according to Robert Radler, veteran director of action films like the ‘Best of the Best’ series. “People can connect directly with projects, and become invested in the artistic process. Sites like IndieGoGo.com make that possible.” Producer Doug Forbes, a long-time producer of music specials for HBO agrees: “For a small film, with a dedicated audience like “Turn It UP!,” it is essential to get fans involved, or the film may never be seen.”
The Turn It UP! Campaign is currently anticipating completion of the film in the Spring of 2013.
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Kick off the holiday season by shopping for the guitar player in your life at Guitar Center! Now through December 24th 2022, save on exclusive instruments, accessories, apparel, and more with hundreds of items at their lowest prices of the year.
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DiMarzio, Inc. announces the Relentless P (DP299), the Relentless J Bridge (DP301), Relentless J Neck (DP300), and the Relentless J Pair (DP302) for 4 string basses.
DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Relentless P (DP299), the Relentless J Bridge (DP301), Relentless J Neck (DP300), and the Relentless J Pair (DP302) for 4 string basses. The new Relentless P and Relentless J series pickups feature the Relentless cover designed in collaboration with Billy Sheehan.
As with the Relentless pickups, we removed all the hard edges from the standard P Bass and standard J Basspickups, and added an arch to the top of the pickups to bring the sensing coils and pole pieces closer to the strings. These improvements increase the dynamic range and make active circuitry unnecessary.
The Relentless P and Relentless J pickups incorporate Neodymium magnets and produce 70 percent more output than traditional passive pickups, and they’re dead quiet due to the incorporation of metal covers and foil-shielded cables. To dial in (or fine-tune) the individual string output, the Relentless P and Relentless J include eight adjustable pole pieces. These pickups also have a broad magnetic field so you can even bend notes without volume dropout.
DiMarzio’s extra shielding makes the Relentless P and Relentless J better for both recording and stage performances. We’ve mounted them onto robust .09375” thick circuit board base plates to eliminate the annoying protruding mounting screws — ultimately creating a more comfortable and consistent foundation to rest your fingers on.
The new Relentless P steps beyond the traditional P-Bass sound and can only be described as massive. It has more of everything: more volume, beefier lows, a growling midrange, and crispy highs with better individual string definition.
The Relentless J incorporates a new invention, (patent pending) parallelogram-shaped coils, offering an expanded mid-range punch, snappy highs, precise lows, and a new dimension to the sound of the Relentless series pickups.
Relentless P and Relentless J pickups will breathe new life into any bass, increase playability, and work well for any style of music from Motown to metal.
DiMarzio’s Relentless P, Relentless J Bridge, Relentless J Neck, and Relentless J pair are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery.
Suggested List Price for the Relentless P is $169.00 (MAP $119.99).
Suggested List Price for the Relentless J Bridge and Relentless J neck is $155.00 (MAP $109.99).
Suggested List Price for the Relentless J Pair is $296.00 (MAP 209.99).
For more information, please visit our website at dimarzio.com.
Mystery Stocking is coming soon! Sign up for PG Perks below so you don't miss it.
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About Mystery Stocking
Each year, Premier Guitar likes to put out these mystery boxes as a part of bringing some fun to the holiday season. Remember, this is supposed to be a fun holiday treat! If the contents of this box will ruin your holiday, deplete the last of your bank account, or end your ability to see the good in humanity, it may not be for you.
- This year's Mystery Stocking will cost $44.95. ($39.95 + $5 Flat shipping)
- Each box will be guaranteed to contain $40 or more in value.
- US only. (Sorry World.)
- Make sure your shipping address is correct.
- Have your credit card ready to go before you refresh the page. Paypal is not available. Autofill may not fill in your information.
- There will be NO REFUNDS given.
- There has been a huge demand for these in the past. We really did sell out in less than 4 minutes last year. When they are gone, they are gone.
- One per household, one per person.
Q: What's in the Mystery Stocking?
A: It wouldn't be much of a surprise if we told you, now would it?
Q: Will I definitely get my money worth?
Q: Can I return it if I don't like it?
A: Nope. All sales final.
Q: What if I live outside the US?
A: Sorry, US only.
Q. How much is it?
A. $39.95 Plus $5 shipping
Q. When will it ship?
A. On or before December 10, 2022.
Q. What form of payment do you accept?
A. Credit cards only. Sorry, no Paypal for this.
Q. Can I ship to a different location than my billing address?
Q. I tried last year and didn't get one. Will I get one this year?
A. There is an overwhelming demand for Mystery Stocking. Be sure you have a fast internet connection and be ready when they go on sale. Last year we sold out in 3 min 33 seconds.
Q. I want to buy 5. How can I buy 5?
A. You can't. This year, we're limiting to one per household, so more people can get in on the fun!
Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
Origin Effects introduce the new M-EQ DRIVER mid booster & drive pedal. Based on a vintage Pultec studio EQ, this unique pedal offers a range of mid-focused tones, from a subtle mid boost to thick, resonant overdrive. Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
A choice of three mid-range frequencies ensures that you can boost just the right part of your guitar signal and, when pushed harder, can elicit a range of saturation from a classic “mid-hump” overdrive to fierce “cocked wah” distortion. Thanks to the Adaptive Circuitry, the high-end roll-off of the Cut control is reduced as the pedal cleans up. This allows for a smooth transition from warm overdrive to bright clean tones in response to playing dynamics or guitar volume knob changes.
Introducing... M-EQ DRIVER || Mid Booster & Drive
Built-in the UK to the highest standards, the M-EQ DRIVER continues the Origin Effects tradition of vintage, studio-inspired tones in modern guitar pedals. The Origin Effects M-EQ DRIVER is available now from Origin Effects dealers worldwide.
RRP: 259 GBP (Inc VAT) / 319 USD (Ex TAX)
For more information, please visit origineffects.com.