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Ernie Ball Music Man Launches the Expression Tremolo Pedal and Updates the the StingRay4 and StingRay5

January 28, 2018
Updated improvements include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort, a sculpted neck joint, and streamlined bridge and saddles.
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Together PANGEA: Okay with Not Having Sh!t Quite Figured Out

January 22, 2018
SoCal DIY garage-punks William Keegan, Danny Bengston, and Roland Cosio open up about cold, hard career realities and staying true to themselves on their catchy new LP, Bulls and Roosters.
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Rig Rundown: A Day to Remember

October 25, 2017
The adventurous metalcore crew explains how their guitar idols influenced their traditional-meets-digital setups.
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Rig Rundown: Together Pangea

October 11, 2017
The California rockers walk us through how they formulate hip garage-rock tones with some oddball vintage gear.
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Deep Purple’s Steve Morse: 'InFinite' Mastery

June 27, 2017
The guitar kingpin discusses the band’s new album, playing Ritchie’s licks, and his prodigious picking technique. He also offers two tips for every guitarist.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

February 21, 2017
The new anniversary edition sports a transparent buttercream finish with red tortoise-shell pickguard, and is highlighted by a roasted figured maple neck.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
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The Descendents’ Stephen Egerton: Pop-Punk Papa

October 18, 2016
How the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, stripped-down 6-strings, classical training, high-gain amps, and the rush of survival helped fuel the bands’ first album in 12 years.
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Rig Rundown: Tim Commerford

October 12, 2016
The Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bass hero shows us the dual-amp setup he uses to get huge tones with his WAKRAT project.
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Tim Commerford: Wakrat and the Power of Now

September 1, 2016
The celebrated Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bassist explains how his other band's in-your-face, jazz-inspired music is making him play better than ever.
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Rig Rundown: Toto's Steve Lukather

August 31, 2016
The top-shelf guitarist pulls back the curtain on the high-power amps, signature guitars, and boutique pedals he uses to power his live show.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

April 27, 2016
One of Nashville’s hottest pickers demonstrates how he moves from snappy twang licks to ’80s rock and more.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
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NAMM '16 - Music Man Modern Classic Cutlass & Stingray Demos

January 22, 2016
See and hear the Ball's newest pair of six-string beauties.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse

August 12, 2015
The guitarist details the signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, Engl amps, and specialized effects he uses on the road.
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On Bass: Developing Your Solo Voice

June 16, 2015
How can you make your solos sing?
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NAMM '15 - Music Man StingRay Neck Through Bass & Slinky Flatwound Cobalt Bass Strings Demos

February 16, 2015
The San Luis Obispo-based company unveils their first-ever neck-through 4-string model.
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NAMM '15 - John Petrucci Majesty Artisan Demo

January 24, 2015
The Dream Theater guitarist and SLO-based company collaborate on a classier rendition of his revered signature instrument.
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Musikmesse '14 - Music Man HD 130 Combo and CLB-2 Overdrive/Boost Demos

April 7, 2014
Markbass' Marco De Virgiliis and Music Man's Sterling Ball collaborated and relaunched the amp line with a handful of new heads and combos.
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John Petrucci: The Ultimate Evolved Guitarist

September 24, 2013
The beloved shredder reveals how his band Dream Theater stays the course: by practicing always and playing from the heart. He also tells us why his 13th Music Man signature model guitar is his most cutting-edge collaboration to date.
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