Source: D’Angelico Guitars
D’Angelico Guitars announced the D’Angelico Standard Series, the company has expanded the product line with the introduction of the EX-59 and EX-175 models.
D’Angelico Guitars also welcomes the Style B model to its “stunningly crafted” [Guitar Aficionado] USA Master-Builder Series.
Originally built in 1959 by legendary guitar maker John D’Angelico, the reproduced D’Angelico EX-59 showcases every bit of craftsmanship and attention to detail featured in the original model. This magnificent hollow body archtop guitar with P-90 pickups, features vintage gold hardware set against a rich sunburst finish of laminated flame maple.
Another new addition to the D’Angelico Standard Series, the EX-175, features dual Kent Armstrong humbuckers and Bigsby vibrato. This retro-styled guitar features a laminated spruce top and laminated flamet maple back with chrome hardware and is available in black, cherry, or natural.
Introduced last year, D’Angelico’s premier bass model, the EX-Bass, is now available in a cherry finish and the EX-SS, D’Angelico’s most versatile model, is now available in black and vintage sunburst finishes.
The D’Angelico Style B and Excel models, part the USA Master-Builder Series, are the result of extensive historic research and MRI scans of the original instruments and offer players the opportunity to own some of D’Angelico’s most historically sought-after instruments.
After testing the Master-Builder Excel, guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Eric Clapton worked with D’Angelico to design the new Style B model to fit his own specifications perfectly. He then graciously signed that Master-Builder Excel to be auctioned off at the upcoming John Varvatos 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit, of which D’Angelico is a Patron Supporter. These limited run models are being built by acclaimed boutique luthier Gene Baker.
Although the D’Angelico archtop was originally considered a jazz guitar, the brand has attracted a wide following of devoted players beyond jazz musicians including the aforementioned Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, John Mayer, Nile Rogers, Pete Townshend and Susan Tedeschi to name a few.
“Our team at D’Angelico promises to build instruments that respect and honor John D’Angelico’s legacy of excellence and carry on the tradition of one of the world’s finest guitar brands,” said CEO Brenden Cohen. “Our 2014 models are replicas of John D’Angelico’s legendary aesthetic, attention to detail and the level of excellence established long ago by this master luthier.”
About D’Angelico Guitars
Founded in 1932 in Little Italy, Manhattan, John D’Angelico’s handmade guitars quickly attracted the attention of the New York music crowd. NYC gave him access to numerous professional guitarists who appreciated not only D’Angelico’s high level of craftsmanship, but also the opportunity to work directly with a maker who built guitars with custom specifications. During peak production in the late 1930s, approximately 35 guitars were made per year – establishing D’Angelico as a master maker of quality and coveted instruments. In 2011, with a new management team in place, the D’Angelico brand was revitalized with a new, state of the art manufacturing, warehousing and distribution infrastructure. The desire to continue the legacy of making premium guitars provided the backbone for successful relaunch of the brand. The new models were enthusiastically embraced by a growing number of serious players and professionals. Today, D’Angelico guitars are embraced by an increasing number of professional guitarists and serious enthusiasts. For more information on D’Angelico and its rich history, visit www.dangelicoguitars.com.
Boss multi-effects processors aren’t exactly known for their good looks but are definitely well known for the great tones packed inside them. However that all changes as of now, at MusikMesse 2014 BOSS will launch their new desktop processor, the GT-001, packed with all the amps and effects of the flagship GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish looking unit with an intuitive interface perfect for your home studio. The GT-001 includes an electric guitar input and also an XLR mic input so that you can process acoustic guitar and even vocals and connect directly to your DAW via USB.
Like the GT-100, the GT-001 offers powerful sound creation possibilities with dual amps and effects chains and flexible routing options. On top of that, a newly developed guitar-to-MIDI function lets you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer programs from a normal guitar input—no special pickup required! Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO software provides a cool graphical interface for tweaking tones from your computer, plus access to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for free studio-ready patches and much more.
- Premium amps and effects in a stylish desktop unit
- Includes BOSS’ latest COSM® amp models, powerful MDP effects, and more
- Flexible routing of amps and effects through two effect chains
- Advanced multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface for flexible recording and efficient re-amping
- Compatible with GT-100 Version 2.0 sound patches
- Panel knobs for adjusting sounds and dedicated buttons for calling up favorite tones
- BOSS TONE STUDIO editor/librarian for Mac/Windows and custom patches available at bosstonecentral.com
- XLR mic input with phantom power; specially designed effects patches for vocals and acoustic guitars
- 1/8-inch input for connecting a stereo device such as a smart phone or music player
- Monophonic guitar-to-MIDI conversion from normal 1/4-inch guitar input
- Jack for connecting an expression pedal or up to two footswitches for real-time effects control and patch changes
- Powered by USB bus or included AC adapter
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Suhr have announced a 50 Watt version of the SL-68 handwired amp called the SL-67, check out Pete Thorn’s amazing demo above.
Housed in a “small box” enclosure, the SL-67 is light, portable, and built to deliver the complete range of classic British-style tones at any volume. From sparkling cleans to screaming high-gain Variac™ style overdrive tones, the SL-67 responds dynamically to every nuance of your playing style and instrument with just a turn of your guitar’s volume control.
The Suhr SL-67 features four inputs (Normal and Treble), Low/High power switch, Master Volume control (located on the back panel), and is powered by two EL-34 power tubes and three 12AX7 preamp tubes.
For more info head over to Suhr.com
Ibanez Ergodyne EDA 900 Bass is so-called because the design is supposed to be ergonomic. It certainly looks rather space age - the silver finish only enhances this - but I can't help thinking that I'd feel awfully self-conscious if I had to strap this on at a gig. As well as the massive magnetic pickup that we can see in the picture, this bass also has a piezo pickup system, which would help explain the four control knobs.
Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $559.
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Another great video from Jim Dunlop, one of the co-presenters of this year’s 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, this time featuring the amazing blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
:Mr. Shepherd was kind enough to hang out, play some guitar, and share with us how the legacy of Hendrix and his pioneering use of effects has influenced him and his music.”
Be sure to catch Kenny along with other greats such as Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Eric Gales, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Johnny Lang, and Billy Cox on this year’s Experience Hendrix Tour, show dates available at:
Click here to see the first in this series where DunlopTV caught up with Dweezil Zappa.
Introducing the world’s first specialist online BA (Hons) Degree for Innovative Guitar Players combining serious guitar technique, improvisation and innovation.
How is this for a Degree, not only can you study for a degree in guitar playing online from your own home but also from some of the world’s best guitar players such as Marco Sfogli, Alex Hutchings, Martin Miller and Andy James.
“Our aim is to expand the vocabulary of the electric guitar. The JTC degree stands alone in its dedication to musical excellence and makes no concession to fashion or pop culture; Jam Track Central and E-MU work together to unite exceptional musicianship with serious career potential. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of being a student of The Academy of Music & Theatre Arts at Falmouth University, a dynamic and aspirational scholarly community with a legacy for producing some of the finest graduates in the creative arts.”
The JTC Degree is delivered by E-MU, in partnership with Falmouth University. On completion, guitarists will qualify with a BA Honours in Creative Music Performance.
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Surely this should win an award for name alone!
Based on db audioware’s award-winning amp for Mac and Windows, Flying Haggis for iPad is the latest evolution of this all-original amp design. The vintage preamp and tone stack, together with a selection of classic effects and speaker/mic simulations delivers an extensive range of realistic amp tones.
With responsive low latency, an uncomplicated interface and no in-app purchases or advertising, Flying Haggis captures the feeling of playing with real hardware.
- Flexible bank & user preset management with 60 factory presets.
- Audiobus support (input or effects slot).
- MIDI control for easy live preset switching and manual control of any amp parameter.
Flying Haggis is designed for any iPad running iOS 6.1 or better, and supports all iOS compatible audio and MIDI interfaces.
Flying Haggis is available from the App Store, price $6.99.
For more details visit www.db-audioware.com
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Carl Martin believes that their new 6Pack is the first pro-quality, all analog, full programmable multi effect on the market. The 6Pack makes it possible to use one of four presets in each of 99 Banks using the 6 different on-board effects. There are also 3 different external amp switching options which are also programmable. The layout is designed to be super intuitive so no midi and no menus or sub menus to scroll through when you need to make changes to your sound. For each Preset, you engage the pedals you require for the preset, adjust all the parameters for each pedal and press store.
Features include an insert point after the drive, master mute switch, tuner out, tap tempo and instant access so you can enter or remove any effect or preset on the fly. The 6Pack also has solid steel casing, high quality switches and lighted pots and an external switch mode AC Power supply.
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Martin Unveils Four New Models
Today the 2014 New Spring Models were unveiled. The new models included: 000-18, OM-28,DC-Aura GT, and GPC-Aura GT. The new models will debut at Musikmesse later this week. You can learn more about the new models here.
Martin Guitar On Acoustic Nation
Martin Guitar has a sponsor page running on Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation which features the 180 Years of Music Interactive Tool, new product model videos, Martin Ambassador Danny Davis, and much more. You can see our sponsor page here.
Ellen Plays A Martin During The Oscars
In case you missed this moment during the 86th Annual Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 2nd. Host Ellen Degeneres played a 000C Nylon String Martin during the awards.
Martin Guitar Ambassadors The Avett Brothers on The Tonight Show
The Avett Brothers performed “Skin and Bones” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch their performance here.
They also premiered their new video for “Morning Song” from their latest album, Magpie and the Dandelion. Watch the video here.
Martin Guitar Ambassadors The Lumineers Nominated for iHeartRadio Best New Artist
The Lumineers are nominated for Best New Artist for iHeartRadio’s first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards. The awards show airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on May 1 on NBC. The awards show is a chance for fans to honor the artists they love. Finalists will be announced on March 26 during a special one-hour live event. Vote here.
What does it mean to play a song? Does strumming a few chords count? Or does it have to be note for note and the whole song?
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On April 1, Rhino Records will release This is Your Life, which is a tribute album for Ronnie James Dio and will benefit Dio’s Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. The album features a host of artists covering tracks spanning Dio’s career. The track listing for the album is:
1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax
2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Hailstorm
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff Byford
7. “The Temple Of The King” – Scorpions
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch The Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren
11. “I” – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)” – Metallica
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio
If you’re reading this, perhaps you’ve posted a video of your playing on YouTube. Maybe it’s your band, maybe it’s you playing along to your favourite Megadeth solo, maybe it’s a lesson video. Whatever it is, you’ve probably run across the horror that is the Internet Troll. Twelve Foot Ninja have too. That shouldn’t be surprising: they’re a talented, innovative, driven band who have charted their own course and worked their way into some pretty enviable opportunities. And that tends to bring out the haters, the jealous, the miserable, the sickish: the trolls. So the band decided to do something about it, releasing a video for the song “Ain’t That A Bitch” which pits the band up against an internet troll – an actual, filthy troll – with bloody and not-safe-for-work consequences.
“I would certainly describe it as cathartic now that it’s finally out,” guitarist Stevic Mackay says of the video. “It’s good to see people get the humour and also understand the message. We’re clearly not condoning mincing up and cannibalising internet trolls but the message is really the last text on the screen, it’s to just …not do that! That would be nice! And also to frame the portrait of a troll. You see this overweight dude eating his junk food, jerking off over the computer, and these flashbacks of rejection and he lashes out at the world. That’s basically the storyline of the majority of trolls. There was recently a university study, quite a credible, scientific study of trolling behaviour and the personality disorders that it correlates to. Hopefully anyone who’s getting cyberbullied can understand that there’s no weight behind those vitriolic words – it’s just a bunch of pathetic people being dickheads, basically.”
So what have those trolls said about Twelve Foot Ninja, whose stylistic shifts and instrumental virtuosity encapsulate the Zappa-playing-spy-music-at-a-carnival adventurousness of Mr. Bungle, the aggressively angular rhythms of Meshuggah and all points in between? “One dude commented on one of our songs that the structure was boring and generic. I thought ‘Let’s entertain this and see what this dude’s about. Maybe I’ve got something to learn from this guy.’ And I went to his page and checked out his uploaded videos. He turned out to be a musician himself and the song turned out to be something called ‘Wizard Walk’ or ‘Mystical Forest’ or something and it was just horrendous. And I instantly thought from that point forward, anyone who feels the need to write that kind of rubbish on other peoples’ creations is really coming from an internally damaged place. It’s not really about being the arbiter of the universe and providing constructive criticism. It’s more about elevating themselves by putting others down. It reminds of the Andy Kaufman movie Man On The Moon where Jim Carrey realises right at the end that the cancer treatment he’s getting is fake.
So will the upcoming Australian tour (with The Algorithm in support) incorporate any element of the video? “That would be good. I think the problem when you start getting into the logistics of doing visual stuff gets a little hectic but we hope to have some guests that appeared in the video maybe making some surprise videos. But we’ll see. I won’t promise anything.”
Stevic’s guitar rig is based around the Line 6 Variax JTV89US, Pod HD500DX and an AxeFX II. “And I’ve recently had a Charles Cilia custom 7-string built and that’s one of the best guitars I’ve ever played. Just straight away doing testing, the quality of the recordings is measurably improved. Charles is a bit of a wizard when it comes to building guitars. I thought he was taking the piss when he was talking about knocking on planks of wood to listen to the tone and I thought ‘Is this guy for real?’ But when I actually played his guitar – he had a similar model in his showroom – it was off its head. It was awesome. So I’m really excited about the next lot of recordings just because I’ve got more tools to work with. And I’ve been talking to Line 6 directly about the Variax and hopefully I get the opportunity to be involved in some development there, because playing that thing I know what it does best and where it can be improved, so it would be great to have the opportunity to tweak it. Anyway, we’ll see how that goes.”
TWELVE FOOT NINJA – THE ‘TROLL BURGER’ TOUR With Special Guests The Algorithm
Friday March 21 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Saturday March 22 - Miami Tavern, Shark Bar Gold Coast QLD
Thursday March 27 – ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Friday March 28 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Saturday March 29 – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
Friday April 4 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Friday April 5 – Pier Hotel, Frankston VIC – NEW!
Friday April 11 – The Gov, Adelaide SA (ALL AGES)
Saturday April 19 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Sunday April 20 – Players Bar, Mandurah Perth WA -NEW!
A year later he established the schools first musicology department. Unfortunately Charles Seeger was fired from his teaching position in 1918 for being an outspoken pacifist. The World was at war during this era.
Wherever he went a concert may erupt. It may have taken place in a classroom, a park or on the banks of the Hudson.
Seeger was well known to put on impromptu concerts when he was in the midst of a crowd. He was not worried about risers and sound systems.
His job was to bring the joy ofmusic and his message to the world.
Good Night Irene was written by Lead Belly and Pete made it a classic. Pete recorded Solomon Linda’s The Lion Sleepstonight/ Wimoweh long before the Tokens made it into a number one record.
Seeger made some time changes to the Gospel song, We Shall Overcome and the song became and still stands as the anthem of The Civil Rights Movement. Seeger was the first to record the hit songs, Tzena, Tzena, Tenza, a Hebrew folk song and Kisses Sweeterthan Wine.
The original scale length on his banjo was nearly 28”, Pete stretched it to 32”.
He also wrote articles for Sing Out magazine.
He would go to pawn dealers and music stores and get the cheapest banjo he could afford. I am told that Pete’s very first banjo was a used Stewart brand that he purchased at a Manhattan pawn store.
Pete's most well known banjo is the one that he and a friend cobbled together. It is probably the most pictured instrument. This has a 25 fret neck, a 32" scale and is two inches wide at the 15th fret.
He states that he purchased a 40” 3 x 4 piece of lignum vitae from the J.H. Monteath Company of New York. Though Seeger was an amateur carpenter; he built his own house, he took the wood to a friend to rough cut it, since he did not have the proper tools to accomplish the job.
By this time, John D’Angelico had hired an assistant name James D’Ambrosio and it was D’Ambrosio that went to work on Seeger’s banjo.
So he returned it and had the frets adjusted and the bridge placed closer to the instrument’s center.
When Pete got the banjo back he once again was not happy, since the luthier had used a piece of ebony over Seeger’s Ironwood to cover the misplaced frets. This also caused the neck heel to be lower than the pot. D’Ambrosio explained he was doing a favor, but Pete liked his lignum vitae. The scale length was once again 32”.
For those of you that are unaware, in the middle of the 20th Century, groups of men would earn a living by hand painting advertisements on barns and buildings and they would do a wonderful job.
Pete had studied this art enought that did the lettering that encircles his banjos calf-skin head. He does not recall when it was done. It was based on the saying Woody Guthrie wrote on his guitar; “This Machine Kills Fascists.”
This would make sense as frailing is mostly accomplish by use of the front fingernails of ones first and second finger hitting the strings on the down stroke and the fleshy part of the thumb plucking the lower strings.
Additionally Seeger favored a variant of Dropped-D tuning on his banjo. (DADGBE) From pictures you can see the banjo’s strap is attached to an eye-hook that has been screwed into the neck. I assume this offsets the instruments top heavy nature.
These players tuned their guitars to a key lower than normal, due to the intense strain on the instruments neck.
|Francis 12 string|
Pete’s guitar has a triangular sound hole.
To the casual observer may be mistaken the guitar as an acoustic Gretsch of that era.
|B. Taylor 12 string|
|note the aux saddle|
Pete states that he had a lot of “left leaning” stickers on his guitar case. This unfortunately caused damage to his 12 string when someone of the opposite mindset in an airport luggage department, opened up the guitars case and put his foot through Pete’s guitar. Another incident happened when Pete left the guitar in case leaning against his car. The guitar fell over when he pulled forward and was crushed when he backed up. Each time he would have Taylor build him another guitar.
*Footnote - As I add the pictures I must admit Pete Seeger's banjo cannot be pinned down. In some pictures the neck appears to be ebony and in some newer pictures it does not. I've written that he was fond of Shubb capos, but there are plenty of photographs showing a Hamilton capo or an elastic capo on the banjos neck. Additionally there are plenty of photos of Pete's banjo with a two foot bridge saddle and with the four foot Jamieson saddle.
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Wow, Gretsch celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Duo Jet with a bling-tastic with this guitar in radiant red pearloid with a silver pickguard emblazoned with the Gretsch Custom Shop 10th anniversary logo and an old-school script “Gretsch” headstock logo.
Gretsch celebrates the very best of its best in 2014 with the dazzling new Gretsch Custom Shop 10th Anniversary Duo Jet NOS guitar. To mark the ten-year anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop (2004-2014), a limited edition run of only ten of these very special Duo Jet models have been created for the global market.
- Chambered mahogany body
- Mahogany neck with white pearloid binding
- 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with pearloid “Hump-Block” inlays and red-dot side markers
- Bone nut
- 22 vintage-style frets
- Seymour Duncan® DynaSonic™ pickups with three-way toggle switching
- Four “G” arrow control knobs (volume for each pickup, master tone, master volume)
- Synchro-Sonic™ bridge with “Cadillac”-style “G”-logo tailpiece
- Gotoh® open-back tuners
- Chrome hardware
- Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
PRESS RELEASE:Keeley Electronics today announced it is now shipping its Seafoam Chorus effect pedal. The 100% hand-built Seafoam chorus is a new design built from the ground up that was created for the most demanding modulation effects connoisseurs. The Seafoam chorus offers a wealth of studio-quality musical tones, from pulsating vibrato pitch bending to shimmering chorus doubling effects, all in a compact pedal design. With controls for modulation Rate, Depth, and Tone, the Seafoam Chorus makes it easy for players to dial in a wide palette of sounds. A unique Blend control was also added to enable players to toe the line between pure vibrato or chorus sounds – and explore countless variations at settings in between.
“Our design team focused on solving the challenges and shortcomings of other modulation effects and so the goal of the Seafoam Chorus was clear: create a best-in-class product that balances versatility, musical tone, and low noise in a compact effect,” said Robert Keeley, founder and chief engineer, Keeley Electronics. “To achieve this, we deployed several industry-first technical innovations to the design including using an opto-coupler enhanced LFO that contributes to the Seafoam’s low noise and smooth, natural chorusing. The end result is the Seafoam Chorus is a studio-quality effect we are extremely proud of and excited to offer to our customers.”
Like all of Keeley Electronic designs, the Seafoam Chorus is hand-built in the USA using the finest components and construction techniques. It is housed in a beautifully power-coated and rugged enclosure, includes true bypass switching, and features a 2-year limited warranty with world-class Keeley customer support.
The Keeley Electronics Seafoam Chorus is now shipping to dealers worldwide at a street price of $229. Visit www.rkfx.com for more information about the full lineup of award-winning Keeley Electronics effects.
About Keeley Electronics
Keeley Electronics is an award-winning manufacturer of custom designed effects pedals and pedal modifications. Delivering hand-built designs made in the USA, Keeley Electronics offers a full lineup of studio-quality effects including: top-selling Keeley compressor, Luna and Red Dirt Overdrives, Phaser, Katana and Java Boosts. Keeley Electronics also operates a custom shop providing unique and limited-edition effects like its recently sold-out Holy Fuzz. Visit the Keeley Electronics website, on Instagram, and on Facebook.
If you hang out at sevenstring.org you’ve probably seen that a lot of folks are starting to get their Schecter KM-7s now. This is the Keith Merrow signature model featuring Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient pickups (with a coil split), Swamp Ash body, Graph Tech Tusq Nut, three-piece Maple neck and Hipshot Hardtail bridge. And you can hear it on the debut album by Conquering Dystopia, Keith’s new band with Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) and Alex Rüdinger (The Faceless), which you can get here. You can order your KM-7 from Amazon.com here. They’re a pretty hot commodity, so if there are none in stock keep checking back.
PRESS RELEASE: This year marks the 40th anniversary of MXR’s incorporation in 1974 by engineer Keith Barr and his business partner Terry Sherwood. To musicians across the world, those three letters have come to represent innovation, inspiration, and rugged reliability. MXR has never stopped innovating, and Dunlop’s stewardship of the brand has seen the faithful reintroduction of its most iconic pedals—from the Phase 90 to the Dyna Comp® Compressor—as well as the development of modern classics such as the Carbon Copy® Analog Delay.
To celebrate 40 years of MXR innovation, we’ve put together tons of fresh content that we’ll be releasing throughout the year. On our YouTube Channel, look for our MXR Legacy series of mini documentaries covering the brand’s history — from being sold out of a suitcase to appearing on the world’s biggest stages — along with numerous artists, engineers, pedal designers, and original MXR personnel telling stories of sonic inspiration and discovery. On Facebook, Twitter, and our JimDunlop.com Blog, keep your eyes open for informative pieces covering a range of MXR-related topics as well as pedal giveaways.
We’re kicking off this celebration with a “Short History of MXR” blog piece and a trailer for the MXR Legacy documentary series to give you a small sample of what’s to come. Check ’em out, and stay tuned for lots more.
Read, watch & share now: http://www.jimdunlop.com/blog/mxr-40th-anniversary-a-short-history/
ABOUT DUNLOP MANUFACTURING
Located in Benicia, California, Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. was founded as a small, family-owned and operated company in 1965, and has since grown to be a leading manufacturer of electronic effects, picks, capos, slides, strings and other musical instrument accessories. Dunlop is the home of such legendary products as the Cry Baby wah effect, Dunlop Strings, Tortex picks, as well as the MXR, Way Huge, and Custom Audio Electronics products lines.