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The Beatles Stereo Vinyl Box Set

Beatles original 12 UK studio albums plus Past Masters now available in glorious remastered vinyl box

 

By Alex Baker

 

Having not had their original 12 UK studio albums along with Magical Mystery Tour and the two Past Masters collections remastered since 1987, the Fabs catalog finally got a much-needed digital facelift a couple years back. However then, the newly-remastered albums were only made available on CD and as digitalRead More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Pedaltrain 2

Lightweight, solid, and highly portable unit keeps pedals in line

 

By Alex Baker

 

Stompboxes!

 

Guitarists can’t get enough of them, which is fine provided they can find a way to manage all of them.

 

However this is easier said than done and for many guitarists setting up for a jam session, to record, or play a gig, can seem like rewiring a toaster with all the carefully ordered connections needed to properly configure your various pedals. The solution is… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Marshall’s 50th Anniversary Rock Trivia Board Game

The Rock Science Marshall Amplification 50th Anniversary Board Game

 

By Alex Baker

 

Marshall amplification recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as the leading name in electric guitar amplification. To honor the esteemed British amp makers, Rock Science released the Marshall Amplification 50th Anniversary board game on December 1. The game is available, both online and at Guitar Center locations across the country.

 

Contained in a box designed to look like a Marshall amp head,… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: The Fender USB-Enabled Squier Stratocaster

New model Squier Strat can be plugged directly into your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or computer

 

By Alex Baker

 

Digital recording accessories have generally been devices that allow analog instruments to interface with technology. But Fender‘s new USB-enabled Squier model Stratocaster could prove to be something… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Pigtronix FAT Drive Pedal

Analog tube overdrive sound comes in cool retro stompbox

 

By Alex Baker

 

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the guitarist who has everything? Maybe you should consider the FAT Drive Pedal from Pigtronix.

 

If you’re looking for classically overdriven blues guitar tone with rich saturation and an abundance of analog warmth (and who doesn’t like analog warmth at the holidays?) this is a great pedal for you. Pigtronix take a futuristic approach to analog and the FAT Drive features multiple… Read More

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12-12-12 Concert For Hurricane Sandy Victims At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 Reviewed by Rock NYC

Massive benefit for Sandy Victims reviewed by Rock NYC

 

By Iman Lababedi

 

My friend Mike works the floor of Barclay Center but he is in enemy territory tonight for the biggest benefit of all time at Madison Square garden. Still, there is honor among Arena personnel, they all know each other, often work stints together, and have a professional courtesy clause added to their rider. So Mike paid for his ticket sitting next to me, and then wandered off… Read More

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