Clapton Christens New Comcast Center from Boston Globe Looks like Eric Clapton is finishing up the North American leg of his world tour before he heads out across the

Clapton Christens New Comcast Center

from Boston Globe


Looks like Eric Clapton is finishing up the North American leg of his world tour before he heads out across the ocean. Last night, he broke the cherry on Boston''s new Comcast Center. Here''s a review from the Boston Globe.

Jones'' Guitar Returned After 46 Years

from Associated Press


After 46 years, George Jones is finally going to get his guitar back. Apparently, the guitar was stolen from Jones back in 1962 during a performance. The man who eventually returned the guitar says he bought it from the thieves for a whopping $10 and has been trying to contact Jones for 40 years. Whatever the case is, George will definitely have to brush the cobwebs off this one.

Info On Tracks from Metallica''s Latest

from Classic Rock Magazine


Metallica opened the door for several mags to preview the band''s upcoming album. Still unnamed, this will be the band''s ninth studio release. Check this out: The UK''s Classic Rock Magazine got an early look, and another Brit mag, Metal Hammer, interviewed Bassist Robert Trujillo.

Can a bona fide funk guru help design a better Klone?

Wide range of gain. Very useful EQ.

Doesn’t do the Klon clean boost as well as original.

$349

Jackson Audio The Optimist
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Jackson Audio’s pedal collaboration with modern funk hero Cory Wong could have taken a few different paths. Considering Wong’s style, a compressor would have been an obvious choice. Instead, the Optimist is a dual overdrive that builds on a Klon-inspired baseline, adds a second overdrive, and has a clever EQ to create a super-flexible overdrive. Named after Wong’s second album, The Optimist suits Wong’s exuberant and fun-loving personality. But it also describes the way you might approach a gig with this pedal in hand. Together, the two separate overdrives and active EQ give you enough tones to cover almost any gig this side of Slayer cover band.

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