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"It’s, of course, almost impossible to crystallize something in words that is beyond words. I think the combination of music and words is so much more powerful than simply the written word. If you can get those two things in balance, it can almost make you understand what is beyond understanding.”

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The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist resurrects Porcupine Tree’s spectral, desolate sound after a 12-year hiatus with Closure/Continuation, bringing listeners both long-awaited catharsis and new hope for the future.

In 2010, Steven Wilson was standing onstage at the Royal Albert Hall in London with his band Porcupine Tree before a sold-out crowd. He hadn’t yet told his bandmates that it would be their last show—at least for a while. The band had been engaged in what felt like a relentless cycle of recording and touring for the 17 years leading up to that point. Despite having gained a dedicated following, they’d never had a hit nor the support of mainstream radio and television—yet they were constantly being told their next record would be the one to break through. But with 10 albums to their name, that still hadn’t happened. Wilson was tired.

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Dig into the hottest gear from the floor, including new stuff from Fender, Ovation, Yellowcake, Adventure Audio, and Todd Sharp.

Bullhead Amps Paragon

Nashville's own Bullhead Amplification brought out the Paragon, a Class A/B amp that can move from 40 watts down to 20. The interesting thing about this amp is that the clean channel is voiced to also handle acoustic instruments. The high-gain channel has a 3-band EQ, while the clean/acoustic side has a single tone knob. Bonus: Each channel has its own 12AX7 preamp tube.

Ovation has meticulously hand-crafted a precise recreation of Campbell's iconic “1771” model guitar.

Oxnard, CA (June 2, 2017) -- Ovation Guitars is proud to announce the release of the Glen Campbell Signature Model acoustic/electric guitar. Working in cooperation with the Campbell Family, Ovation has meticulously hand-crafted a precise recreation of Campbell's iconic “1771” model guitar with a AA solid Sitka Spruce top, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck with ebony fingerboard & walnut bridge and a center sound hole design with inlaid maple leaf rosettes. In addition, the fretboard is adorned with classic diamond inlays and a mother of pearl Glen Campbell signature. Handcrafted in Ovation’s Custom Shop located in New Hartford, CT – the Glen Campbell Signature Model features ‘70’s vintage-style electronics to recreate the identical guitar tone of Campbell’s original six-string. The collectable guitar comes in a 9158-0 deluxe molded case.

”Ovation has been honored to be associated with Glen Campbell and his incomparable legacy for nearly 50 years,” said Ovation Guitars Brand Manager, Bill Xavier. “Working closely with the Campbell Family we have been able to faithfully recreate his most iconic guitars with modern updates that make the Glen Campbell Signature Model the best-sounding guitar Ovation has ever made.”

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