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Dr. Summers

Dr. Andy Summers

from the BBC

First Brian May, now Andy Summers... err, Dr. Andy Summers, that is. Andy''s sheepskin is of the honorary variety, but still, "Dr. Summers" has a nice ring to it.


Creation Audio Labs Cuts Middle Man

from Creation Audio Labs

In a move designed to help musicians during tough economic times, Creation Audio Labs, makers of the MK.4.23 Boost and the Holy Fire distortion pedal, has dropped its dealer network and is now offering dealer costs directly to the public.  

Dean Shredder Search

Dean Top 50 Shred Videos Announced

from Dean Guitars

It started with 1102 videos of shredders doing their thang, now it''s down to 50.

Next week''s cut narrows the field down to 15.

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Presets extend the flexibility of an already expansive and easy-to-use reverb.

Intuitive. Great range in all controls. Well-built.

Some digital artifacts at long decay times.


Walrus Audio Slötvå


Walrus Audio is a prolific builder, but, as the five reverb pedals in their lineup suggest, they have a real affinity for manipulating time and space. The beauty of the Slötvå reverb (which is derived from the company’s very similar Spin FV-1 chip-based Slö reverb) is how satisfying and simple it makes dramatic shifts between time/space textures.

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With such a flashy flame top, the Silvertone 1445 was built to catch the eyes of department store shoppers.

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I’m breaking down all over and my shoulder is the latest to crumble. When I was a kid I would practice guitar in my bedroom near a radiator with an ungrounded amp plug and I’d get a zap right through my guitar and into my hands. Well, my shoulder pain is like that now, only without the cool story of rock ’n’ roll survival. I simply woke up one day like this. After a few weeks of discomfort, I figured I’d try out a new pillow, since mine are flattened like a wafer. I ventured out to the mall and, much to my sadness, saw the local Sears store shuttered, with weeds growing up from the sidewalks and concrete barriers blocking the large glass doors. I know I don’t get out much, but, man, was I sad to see the Sears store I’d known since childhood closed-up like that. My wife was laughing at me because apparently it had been closed for some time. But since I seem to exist on a separate timeline than most folks, it was all news to me.

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