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Phil Collen of Def Leppard – Fender G-DEC Amp


Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen demonstrates the versatility of Fender‘s “Guitar Digital Entertainment Center” or G-DEC 3 amplifier. The amp provides Fender FUSE software interface, which connects the amp to a computer as easily as connecting your digital camera, without the need for any special adapters or hardware. It also provides a huge library of preset sounds and backingRead More

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Bose for the Guitar Player: Reinventing the PA System with the Bose L1 Family

If you’re even a remotely picky audiophile—and let’s face it, guitarists are absolutely as picky as they come—then chances are you own at least a few pieces of gear by Bose.

 

Whether it’s home theater systems, noise canceling headphones or a PA system for a singer/songwriter, Bose is a true champion of the discerning ear: they actually have a 70,000 square foot building in Framingham,Read More

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Converse: Chuck Taylor All Stars and New Community Studio in Brooklyn, NY

So if your guitar’s like your broken-in leather jacket and your amp’s like a nice pair of ripped jeans, I guess your pedalboard would be like a fresh pair of Chuck Taylors?

 

Okay, maybe that’s stretching it like spandex 1980s style, but there’s no denying rock ‘n’ roll isn’t just an art form, it’s a lifestyle. Rock ‘n’ roll is a fashion as well as a style of music and it’s all about cool comfort.

 

It’s the simple things in… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars – Chicago


Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars is a cool retail dealer is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square area, and has over 35 years of experience buying and selling vintage guitars, amps and effects. According to their website, the company “strives for complete customer satisfaction,” and is “continuously searching the U.S. looking for great vintage Stratocasters, Telecasters, Gibson Les Pauls and Les Paul Juniors, vintage Epiphones plus Marshall, Fender, Vox and other great amps and accessories.”

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Chicago Venues: The Hideout


What can you say about “Chicago’s Most Loved Small Venue” The Hideout? Plenty. It’s a true shanty, and a true Chicago legend. It’s over 100 years old, sports the same name since prohibition ended and, probably, exactly the same look. There’s no sign out front, and nothing to suggest it’s a prime music venue, and it’s not necessary. It’s located in the middle of nowheresville, adjacent to an industrial truck park that is also host to The… Read More

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Jim Morrison & The Doors -The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – Where Legends Live

124 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012-3103
(212) 941-8770

 

The very cool Morrison Hotel Gallery was founded in 2001 in New York by former record company executive and producer Peter Blachley, former independent record store owner Rich Horowitz and music photographer Henry Diltz. The Gallery specializes in photographs of iconic rock bands and personalities, and  “has grown to become the major brand in fine art music photography.”

 

Its collections are indeed… Read More

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