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Gig-fx releases the Peter Frampton MegaWah effects pedal

By - November 23, 2010 2 Pictures
Guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton – of Humble Pie fame – has put his name to a new Megawah effects pedal built by Gig-fx. Designed to meet his exacting specifications, the signature analog pedal features four settings to produce the established Megawah sound, but with a slightly warmer high end and more defined lower end response. Players can also choose a classic crying wah, an adjustable funky envelope wah and a variable rate autowah. Read More
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Olive announces audiophile-pleasing O6HD Music Server

By - November 23, 2010 4 Pictures
High-end music streamer manufacturer Olive describes its latest High Definition music server as an audiophile's dream. The O6HD features Digital Analog Converter (DAC) technology to offer audio enjoyment at over 250 times the resolution of CD. The device is constructed to reduce noise and vibration to an absolute minimum, and even dampens the 2TB hard drive with eight layers of cushioning. Read More
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The impressively simple Guitar Hanger

By - November 22, 2010 6 Pictures
Like the Rock Lock we featured last month, the Guitar Hanger is one of those wonderfully simple ideas that you wish you'd thought of first. It provides a temporary storage solution for players who suffer from limited floor space or just need to get their treasured electric saxophone out of harm's way. As you can see from the gallery, the device has two parts – a double-hooked hanger where one end locks to a U-shaped bracket and the other is slung over any closet or rack rod that happens to have some space. Read More
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Jimi Hendrix' favorite guitar for sale

By - November 17, 2010 1 Picture
Now this is something that won't come along again. It's the favorite guitar of Jimi Hendrix. Voted by everyone from Rolling Stone to Time as the best guitar player ever, Hendrix favorite guitar was this vintage Epiphone FT79 and was “used for almost everything he composed" whilst he was in the United States. Given to a friend just before he died, it was subsequently on numerous recordings and film soundtracks including those by Dusty Springfield, Walker Brothers, Blue Mink, Paul McCartney and on David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs. It's coming up for auction, and is estimated to fetch GBP80,000-120,000, which seems incredibly cheap for such a piece of musical history. Read More
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Marshall Major and Minor Headphones: The details

By - November 15, 2010 16 Pictures
The details of Marshall's first foray into the headphones market have finally appeared. Two flavors have been created, the over-the-head cans called the Major and some earphones named Minor. The headband of the Major phones have Jim Marshall's signature scrawled underneath and is covered in the same vinyl used for the company's iconic amplifiers. The Minor earphones have a snug-fit design and come with a Marshall cable clip to leave jealous onlookers in no doubt as to their pedigree. Read More
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iKlip mic stand adapter for iPad

By - November 5, 2010 3 Pictures
The iPad is proving to be a useful tool for many different types of musicians who use it in as many different ways, so comfortably integrating it into your on-stage kit makes a lot of sense. The iKlip universal microphone stand adapter for iPad does just that with a fully-adjustable, lightweight design that attaches to almost any microphone stand. Read More
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Panasonic ceases production of iconic Technics analog turntables

By - November 4, 2010 2 Pictures
In a move that will surely bring a tear to many an eye in the DJ community, Panasonic last month announced that it was discontinuing production of analog products within its Technics brand – most notably its iconic line of turntables. Technics turntables are renowned for their quick start-up and reliability thanks in part to a Direct-Drive turning mechanism that used magnets instead of a belt drive and have become the turntable of choice for DJs the world over. Read More
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The Rock Lock helps protect your guitar from thieving hands

By - October 26, 2010 6 Pictures
For a good number of years now my trusty Kensington lock has helped give me peace of mind when out and about with the laptop. Now Chris Goulet has created a similar safety mechanism for a guitar – the Rock Lock. Any musician worried about a prized 1959 Fender Strat walking off at a gig or party can loop the heavy duty steel wire around any fixed structure or heavy equipment and lock the other end around the neck of the guitar and then go enjoy the after show party. Read More

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