From the Newport Guitar Festival from Echenique blog We didn''t make it down to Newport, but this blogger did. Check out his great photo gallery of the event. Also -


From the Newport Guitar Festival

from Echenique blog


We didn''t make it down to Newport, but this blogger did. Check out his great photo gallery of the event.

Also - check out the Fort Worth Star Telegram''s coverage of the Dallas International Guitar Festival. They asked a wide range of attendees about the event and their own experience.

The Oujia Guitar

from Gear Fuse


Channel spirits while playing slide with this new guitar. We can''t imagine a band that couldn''t find a place for it! While you''re at the site, take a second to look around. Though it''s not a guitar-centric site, there are some funny gems -- including these clothes with pillows built in.

Perry''s Video Congrats to Slash

Aero Force One


Apparently Joe Perry is really happy for Slash, as he took his time to record this video congratulations for him. Watch and smile as Perry starts off with, "Hey Slash, how ya doin''?" We''re waiting for the joke, but it appears to be completely legit and heartfelt -- not a bad batch of pedals behind him either!

Fitted and non-fitted risers and frames designed to work with popular effects pedals and pedalboards.

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Week #4 is here! You could WIN pedals from one of SIX great brands... including a whole new pedal lineup from Pigtronix!

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Big sounds abound in this affordable orchestra synth in a box.

Hip string synth tones. Communicates detail in complex chords. Freeze effects included.

High-mid transients can be pronounced in some voices.

$259

Electro-Harmonix S9 String Ensemble
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Electro-Harmonix is a giant among pedal builders. What’s inspiring about EHX is that they’ve never let that stature keep them from taking risks. Take the company’s keyboard- and synth-inspired pedals: the B9, KEY9, MEL9, and Synth9. Each has been a success, but none were sure-fire hits. Guitar-based synthesis at accessible consumer prices is not easy. Yet in each case, EHX created something playable and useful to guitarists. And if they didn’t always achieve perfect replication of the keyboard and synth instruments that inspired them, the pedals often prompted new ways of relating to a guitar and new possibilities in performance and composition. The S9 String Ensemble is among the most realized of these pedals. Its sounds are rich and creatively executed. And the pedal is compelling in the truest sense of the word: It makes it virtually impossible to not consider new songs, new arrangements, and new styles as you interact with it.

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