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Gear Profile: Silvertone Amp In Case at National Guitar Museum

GSTV gets up close with a rare vintage classic -  the Silvertone Amp In Case

 

With its lipstick tube pickups and three-watt amp built into the case, the Silvertone Amp In Case was an affordable entry-level model that is rumored to have been the first electric guitar ever owned by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. During our recent visit to the National Guitar Museum, GSTV’s Brian Lippey got the lowdown on this unique Danelectro guitar and all-in-one package, that was originally available for just $67.95.

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Klover Jane

Klover Jane is a heavy rock band from Seattle, WA with a classic hard rock sound that recalls the likes of Guns N Roses and Soundgarden. With a voice that owes a definite debt to Axl Rose, Klover Jane frontman Rane Stone has been identified as having a voice that’s “the greatest thing to come out of Seattle in a… Read More

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The Beat Dolls

The Beat Dolls are a rocking ska/punk trio from Austin, Texas. Front by singer/guitarist Angie, the band also features Barry on bass and Mike on drums. With Angie writing the majority of the lyrics, the Beat Dolls belt out three-minute pop-punk rock numbers filled with wit, sarcasm, humor, and just a touch of madness. We think the band’s garage-punk vibe is well-represented in this video for “Walking Dead.”

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Drone

Drone is a heavy progressive rock band from Denmark, that describes themselves rather accurately as progressive grunge. The band combines diverse influences that include King Crimson, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Tool, and even Peter Gabriel era Genesis, to concoct a modern heavy rock sound that is at once familiar and intriguing. Recently these Danish rockers followed in the footsteps of the Beatles, relocating to Hamburg, Germany to take their career up a notch. Check out this rocking clip of Drone performing¬† “Divide and Conquer” live in Las Vegas.

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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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