[Editor''s note: This was an April Fool''s joke.] Cedar Rapids, IA (April 1, 2008) -- Gearhead Communications, LLC, publisher of Premier Guitar magazine, has announced today a new cable television
Cedar Rapids, IA (April 1, 2008) -- Gearhead Communications, LLC, publisher of Premier Guitar magazine, has announced today a new cable television network featuring all gear, all the time. The network, Gear Broadcasting Network, or GBN, will feature programming specially tailored for guitarists. "What the Food Network has done for food, GBN will do for guitars," said Adam Moore, Managing Editor of Premier Guitar. "We''re excited about the synergy we''ll be able to create with this."
The network is set for a May launch. Here''s a sampling of some of GBN''s slated programming:
Steve Vai''s Rockin'' Courtroom is just one of the many guitar-centric shows on the new GBN.
Similar to the hit television shows, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, this program pits up-and-coming shredders against each other in a sweep-picking, string-skipping battle of the ages. Judges Toshi Iseda, Michael Angelo Batio and Paula Abdul weed through the posers to crown the King of Shred.
Vintage Guitar Road Show
Ever watch Antique Road Show and wish it was all guitars? GBN is making that dream come true with Vintage Road Show. Watch weekly as guitarists and grannies alike bring in dusty instruments from their attics, basements and yard sales, all hoping to strike it rich.
This Old Axe
Each week on This Old Axe, a guitarist is featured with a used-and-abused guitar in need of some TLC. GBN''s resident restoration expert, "Restoring an Original" columnist John Brown, will take you step-by-step through the restoration of the guitar and its emotional reunion with its owner. Keep an eye out for broken headstocks, cracked tops, and flood damage -- no job is too difficult for This Old Axe.
Steve Vai''s Rockin'' Courtroom
Controversy abounds in Steve Vai''s Rockin'' Courtroom, where guitar disputes are settled with a killer riff rather than the bang of a gavel. Did a dealer rip you off on your trade-in? Were you swindled by a man selling fakes out of the trunk of his Camaro? Do you really think you aren''t that groupie''s baby-daddy? No case is too complex for Judge Vai.
GBN''s take on this new classic features families torn apart by one member''s addiction to gear. Upcoming episodes include a man who spent his daughter''s college money on a $23,000 custom guitar; a man whose basement is so full of vintage cases that he tripped and broke both his arms while searching for the breaker box; and a family whose household furniture has all been replaced by amps -- that they aren''t allowed to touch.
Name That Guitar
The first game show of its kind, Name That Guitar tests the contestants'' knowledge of guitars, chops and physical fitness. Some of the games include: Feeling Vintage, where a blindfolded contestant must identify a vintage guitar (including year) by its feel and smell; Riff Race, where contestants race each other to see who can play a lick -- without missing a note -- the fastest; and Rescue Me, where contestants race to save a guitar from perilous situations with as little damage to the axe as possible.
Stay tuned for more in-depth schedules as they become available! Check your local listings for availability.
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Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters are designed to offer a fat midrange and a smooth top end.
Billy Corgan was looking for something for heavier Smashing Pumpkins songs, so Joe Naylor designed the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One pickup. Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters have a fat midrange and a smooth top end. This pickup combines the drive and sustain of a humbucker with the percussive attack and string clarity of a P90. Get beefy P90 tone plus amp-pummeling output with the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One.
Patented Railhammer Pickups take passive guitar pickups to a new level with rails under the wound strings lead to tighter lows, and poles under the plain strings offer fatter heights. With increased clarity, the passive pickup’s tone is never sterile.
Railhammer Billy Corgan Signature Z-One Pickup Demo
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Designed for utmost comfort and performance, the Vertigo Ultra Bass is Mono’s answer to those who seek the ultimate gigging experience.
Complete with a range of game-changing design features, such as the patent-pending attachable FREERIDE Wheel System, premium water-resistant and reflective materials, shockproof shell structure and improved ergonomic features, the Vertigo Ultra Bass takes gear protection to the next level.
The Vertigo Ultra Bass features:
- Patent-pending FREERIDE Wheel System that allows for wheels to be attached on the case in no time, giving you the option to travel with it seamlessly
- Upgraded materials, including a water-resistant 1680D Ballistic Nylon outer shell, plush inner lining and new reflective trim for maximum backstage and night visibility
- Enhanced protection with a shockproof shell structure and heavy-duty water-resistant YKK zippers for protection from the elements
- Improved ergonomics and functionality including added back support and load-lifting detachable shoulder straps with side release buckles
- Flexible storage options with added space for touring essentials
Mojotone will manufacture and market over 60 of their speaker cabinets and amp kits as “Licensed by Fender.”
This partnership marks Fender's recognition of Mojotone’s dedication to its craft, quality of products, and dependability of knowledge. Beginning November 29th and ranging from $327 - $1,016.
Amplifiers were among the first products to wear the official Fender seal. A qualified electronics technician by trade, Leo Fender developed his iconic amplifiers during the mid-1940s putting innovation at the forefront. To this day, Leo’s influence and innovative spirit can still be heard in today’s amps, as that same iconic, clean Fender tone continues to color new music around the world. As a result, the process for completing the exclusive licensing deal required Fender to carefully audit Mojotone’s amplifier kits, wiring diagrams, electronics, hardware, construction methods, and more to ensure this innovation carried on through the partnership. Mojotone’s many years of intense research, quality production, and favorable reputation solidified the deal.
Mojotone has always been determined to provide its customer base with the most sought-after parts with their insider industry-knowledge. They have spent the last 25 years helping musicians recreate what they deem to be the most famous and easily-recognized tones and aesthetics in the music industry. When purchasing Mojotone products, like Fender products, customers can be assured of unmatched quality and craftsmanship.
For more information, please visit mojotone.com.