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EBS Classic 500 solid state bass amp released

EBS Classic 500 solid state bass amp released

The EBS Classic 500 is the natural evolution of the previous EBS Classic 450 bass head. The extra power and the new compact casing bring flexibility and portability to the table. This is a very capable bass head with a stunning look. Vintage tone. The new EBS Classic 500 retro-styled bass amp offers a classic tube amp-type of sound although it is a solid state bass head. The musical boosted Drive control and the exceptional control offered by the dual […]

New Meshuggah M80M guitar from Ibanez

New Meshuggah M80M guitar from Ibanez

A collaborative product of Marten and Fredrik of Meshuggah, along with Ibanez luthiers, this innovative, deep-diving monster is accessibly priced for the working musician. With its long 29.4″ scale, the M80M features a 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck, the FX Edge III-8 bridge, and the specially designed Lundgren M8P bridge pickup for superior definition, tone, and linear response right down to the lowest note. The apocalyptic Weathered Black finish is prepared to dominate any stage. neck type 5pc M80M Maple/Walnut neck w/KTS™ […]

iron Maiden DLC pack now available for Ubisoft’s Rocksmith 2014 edition

iron Maiden DLC pack now available for Ubisoft’s Rocksmith 2014 edition

Ubisoft announced today that the Iron Maiden DLC pack is now available for download for Rocksmith® 2014 Edition on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  This DLC pack is available to download via Steam for PC and Mac, Xbox LIVE for Xbox® 360 and on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation® 3.   Songs included in this 5-song pack are “2 Minutes To Midnight”, “Aces High”, “Fear Of The Dark”, “The Number Of The Beast” and “Run To The Hills.” Individual songs […]

Aristides Unveils Seven String Guitar Made of Arium

Aristides Unveils Seven String Guitar Made of Arium

Aristides Instruments is unveiling the new 070 seven string electric guitar for 2014. The new model will make its first appearance at the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California this January. Customers can place orders now through authorized dealers or direct from the factory. The 070 is a natural progression for the manufacturer as it continues to push the boundaries and evolution of synthetically produced musical instruments. The 070 is a one piece constructed, […]

Eyal Levi (Audiohammer Studios) announces free “Advanced Drum Production” creativeLIVE course

Eyal Levi (Audiohammer Studios) announces free “Advanced Drum Production” creativeLIVE course

Eyal Levi, critically acclaimed guitarist, composer, producer and engineer at the famous Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Fla., will hold a free, three-day creativeLIVE course “Advanced Drum Production” from January 16 – January 18, 2014. In this online class, free to watch live, Levi will demonstrate the real-world production techniques he uses every day at Audiohammer Studios – on albums for bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Chelsea Grin, and Whitechapel. The event will cover everything from micing […]

Epiphone Announces Rocksmith® 2014 Epiphone Giveaway Sweepstakes

Epiphone Announces Rocksmith® 2014 Epiphone Giveaway Sweepstakes

To celebrate Epiphone’s 140th anniversary and the release of ROCKSMITH®2014, Epiphone announces a year-long sweepstakes happening NOW, offering an assortment of monthly prizes to Epiphone fans.  Top prizes include an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO, Epiphone t-shirts, hats and the critically acclaimed new collection The Epiphone Guitar Book, the first comprehensive history of Epiphone from 1873 to the present. “Together, Epiphone and Rocksmith are changing the way people learn how to play guitar and bass,” said Epiphone President Jim […]

GJ2 Guitars adds plek for perfect frets

GJ2 Guitars adds plek for perfect frets

GJ2 Guitars is raising its production capabilities to a new level of precision with the addition of a plek station—a highly sophisticated, computerized fret-leveling and analyzing system made in Germany. GJ2 will use the plek in the production of all new guitars as a standard feature. In addition, the company will offer the plek and other repair services (conducted under the supervision of GJ2 co-founder Grover Jackson) to both consumers and commercial clients such as repair stores, luthiers, and small guitar […]

Scary Deals at Soundsonline.com – 60% off EASTWEST/Quantum Leap titles

Scary Deals at Soundsonline.com – 60% off EASTWEST/Quantum Leap titles

Soundsonline.com, the industry leader in virtual instruments distribution, is offering Scary Deals this month, which allows musicians to purchase any 3 of the eligible EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments for 60% off the individual retail price. All eligible titles can now be played with EASTWEST’s newest version of its proprietary software PLAY 4 to support Avid’s new AAX format. This will allow Pro Tools 11 users to work with EASTWEST’s virtual instruments in 64-bit, greatly improving performance. PLAY 4 is compatible […]

Ubisoft releases Rocksmith 2014 Edition to retail

Ubisoft releases Rocksmith 2014 Edition to retail

Today, Ubisoft® announces that Rocksmith® 2014 Edition™, the fastest way to learn guitar*, is now available at retail throughout North America.  Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the sequel to 2011’s immensely popular Rocksmith, which taught over 1.5 million players how to play the guitar by enabling players to plug any real guitar or bass with a standard ¼” jack directly into their Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Sony PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, PC or Mac®.  […]

The Walking Dead™ creator Robert Kirkman to appear at Peavey® Hollywood Oct 24

The Walking Dead™ creator Robert Kirkman to appear at Peavey® Hollywood Oct 24

Fans can purchase a Peavey® officially licensed guitar featuring artwork from The Walking Dead™ and have it autographed by the comic book creator Peavey Electronics®, world-renowned manufacturer of musical instruments and audio gear, is proud to announce a special event taking place at the Peavey Hollywood Store on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 7 PM – 9 PM (PST). Fans who purchase a Peavey officially licensed The Walking Dead™ guitar will be given the opportunity to get it signed by […]

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