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Jail Guitar Doors – Changing Lives Through Music

The MC5‘s Wayne Kramer launches foundation to bring guitars to the incarcerated

 

Jail Guitar Doorsis an international foundation devoted to putting guitars in the hands of incarcerated individuals. The organization was founded by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg and Kramer’s wife, Margaret.

 

Wayne Kramer in particular has a very personal connection to the issue of America’s Read More

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Gretsch ’54 Roundup – Cowboy Cool

 Gretsch Custom Shop celebrates 10 year anniversary with Americana-inspired ’54 Roundup

 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop, Gretsch has released a handful of new models, handmade by Stephen Stern and the Gretsch Custom Shop Team. One of the models that caught our eye was the ’54 Roundup.

 

This Americana/Western inspired model sports a Trans Red/Brown Relic finish, a knotty pine top, Dynasonic pickups and a “Western Belt Buckle” tailpiece.

 

Like all Gretsch Custom Shop models, the ’54 Roundup… Read More

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Kirk Von Hammett: Inside Metallica’s ‘Secret Lair’ – Video

Metallica guitarist talks guitars, gear and horror movies

 

Metallic guitarist Kirk “Von” Hammett recently invited Bryan Kehoe of Dunlop TV inside the band’s “secret lair“for an in-depth interview.

 

The two old friends, who’ve known each other since high school, discuss guitars, stompboxes, and Hammett’s love of horror movie memorabilia, amongst other things.

 

The Metallica axeman is in fact a lifelong lover of Read More

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The MXR Legacy – Video

MXR commemorates 40th anniversary with documentary series

 

Iconic American stompbox manufacturer, MXR is celebrating 40 years of its history by releasing a series of mini-documentaries.

 

The videos will be released in segments and will depict the history of the innovative brand, that was founded in Rochester, New York in the early 1970s.

 

Check out this trailer for the MXR Legacy series.

 

 

MXR was acquired by Dunlop some years ago and for more information you can visit jimdunlop.com.

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Ana Popovic Covers Hendrix – Video

Blues bombshell Ana Popovic covers Jimi’s “Can You See Me

 

Ana Popovic has debuted a new video of her fiery take on the  Jimi Hendrix track, “Can You See Me.”

 

The video release has been timed to coincide with Popovic’s participation in the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, which also features the likes of Zakk Wylde, BillyRead More

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Komet Aero 33 Amp – Video

The Komet Aero 33 is demoed in this cool new video

 

The Komet Aero 33 is a new amp model with a stunning sound and a stylish retro design. The Aero 33 is one one of the latest models from Komet Amps, a boutique amp company that started out as a repair shop specializing in vintage gear before moving to produce their own line of amps.

 

The Aero 33 provides a tube-driven, touch responsive sound that offers… Read More

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