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The Buffalo FX Patriot

Buffalo FX Patriot recreates classic ’90s muff pedal sound

 

The Patriot is the latest pedal from Buffalo FX, a French company that specializes in handmade stompboxes.

 

The Patriot if Buffalo FX’s take on the early ’90s Russian muff pedal, closely associated with David Gilmour‘s guitar sound during Pink Floyd’s Division BellRead More

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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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Building the ESP Custom Shop “Ghost Soldier” – Video

Fascinating stop motion clip shows the intricacies of building a custom shop model by hand

 

Ever wonder how guitars in a custom shop are built? Now’s your chance to find out with this cool time lapse video released by the ESP Custom Shop depicting the making of the ESP exclusive “Ghost Soldier” model.

 

The video, which was shot at the ESP Custom Shop in Tokyo, shows the process of building… Read More

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Scorpions “Rock You Like a Hurricane” Unplugged – Video

German metal legends perform innovative acoustic version of metal anthem for MTV Unplugged

 

The Scorpions are back and they’ve released a video for a stunning acoustic version of their classic metal anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” to accompany their recent MTV Unplugged album release.

 

The video was shot over a two night performance the group played in September of 2013 at the Read More

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Gibson Unveils Billy F Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul

ZZ Top axe slinger gets a new signature model Les Paul

 

Gibson Guitars has partnered with legendary ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons to launch the new Billy F Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul. Gibson are referring to the guitar as a “ground up” version of the Les Paul, with Gibbons providing specific input on how to tweak everything from the electronics to actual construction.

 

The limited edition model sports a maple top, mahogany neck, maple spine, and… Read More

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