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Pearl Welcomes Jason Bittner as Endorser

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Pearl Drums recently announced Jason Bittner as an endorsing artist. For the past 11 years, Bittner has created a name for himself primarily for his work with Shadows Fall and his drum clinics.  Bittner gained attention almost immediately after joining Shadows Fall, starting with the band’s 2002 release, The Art of Balance, which reached international acclaim and served as the band’s breakthrough album.  In 2004, Shadows Fall released A War Within, earning them their first Grammy Nomination for the song, “What Drives the Weak”, in the Best Metal Performance category.

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Reunion Blues Welcomes Duff McKagan’s ‘Loaded’ To Artist Line-Up

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Gig bag and instrument case maker Reunion Blues officially welcomed Duff McKagan’s Loaded to their growing family of artists. Led by former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Loaded members include guitarist Mike Squires, bassist Jeff Rouse, drummer Isaac Carpenter with Duff as lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Formed in 1999, Loaded has released 3 studio albums to date, including their latest release, The Taking. On the road, Duff McKagan’s Loaded carries their gear in Reunion Blues gig bags and cases.

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Korg USA Offers Branded Holiday Rebates

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 7, 2013

Korg USA announces "Season's Savings," a mail-in rebate promotion for select products from Korg, VOX, Blackstar and HKAudio. The rebate runs from November 1st 2013 through January 31st, 2014, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. residents from an authorized Korg USA dealer during the rebate period. Full details and downloadable rebate coupons can be found at: www.korg.com/Promotions; www.blackstaramps.com/uspromotions/; www.voxamps.com/us/promos/; www.hkaudio.com.

Mail-in rebates are available on the following products:

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Yamaha Launches Quest For Music Education Contest

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  • Supplier Scene
• November 2, 2013

Yamaha Corporation of America is sponsoring the Quest for Music Education, an online contest that runs through November 16, 2013 and offers a total of $105,000 in prizes consisting of band and orchestral equipment for the music departments of winning schools.

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Vigier Announces Shawn Lane Signature Excalibur

Vigier Announces Shawn Lane Signature Excalibur

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 29, 2013

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Shawn Lane, Vigier recently announced the limited edition Excalibur Shawn Lane Signature in Paradise White. Production is limited to 10 guitars for the public.

This virtuoso guitarist inspired a cult following in the United States, so much so that his signature model is now one of Vigier’s most popular export models. This guitar incorporates all the features of the Excalibur Shawn Lane Signature, including a slightly shorter scale of 630mm, a flat fingerboard that allows the lowest possible action across the board, and a guaranteed 0.7 mm on the 12th fret of the High E with 1 mm on the Low E. Features unique to this collectors piece are its Paradise White colour, a matching pickguard, white pickup bobbins, and white control knobs and switches.

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Rotosound Celebrates Swing Bass 50th Anniversary with Big Giveaway

Rotosound Celebrates Swing Bass 50th Anniversary with Big Giveaway

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 29, 2013

Rotosound Swing Bass strings were introduced fifty years ago and went on to be used by some of the highest profile bass icons of the time. They were the first roundwound strings in the world and were developed by Rotosound at the request of the Who’s John Entwistle.

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Yusuke Asada Establishes Career with PreSonus’ Studio One DAW

Yusuke Asada Establishes Career with PreSonus’ Studio One DAW

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 29, 2013

Japanese producer Yusuke Asada’s dance tracks have seen a new infusion of production capability since he adopted the Studio One DAW platform from PreSonus.

 "Studio One is the only DAW I've used that enables me to complete the entire project - composing, producing, mixing, and mastering - all within a single environment,” says Asada.

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Experience PRS Event Sees Record Attendance and New Product Line

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 29, 2013

Experience PRS, now in its seventh year, attracted close to 3,000 attendees this year from all over the globe. The 2013 event notably marked the first time PRS opened its doors to highlight the new S2 manufacturing line. Considered one of the most significant launches in the company’s history, the S2 Series offers Maryland-made PRS guitars in the $1,000 - $1,500 price range.

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Guitarist Devon Allman Joins Breedlove Guitars

Guitarist Devon Allman Joins Breedlove Guitars

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 29, 2013

Singer-songwriter Devon Allman recently joined the Breedlove artist roster. Devon, a blues/rock guitarist and vocalist, was recently nominated for a Blues Music Award. His new album, Turquoise, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts. He’s the son of legendary musician and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Gregg Allman.

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Bootsy Collins Adds Radial Firefly to Studio Arsenal

Bootsy Collins Adds Radial Firefly to Studio Arsenal

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 29, 2013

Legendary bassist Bootsy Collins has recently added Radial's first tube DI to his gear collection. The box has been getting a lot of attention since its debut and Collins includes himself as a fan. "I am now using the Firefly in both my studios with my very new Warwick-Star-Spacebass,” he says. “The Firefly is very pleasantly warm, while it can get very chunky and funked up, it also can be punchy and clean.”

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Fishman Launches TriplePlay Guitar Wars Contest

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 27, 2013

Fishman and Guitar World Magazine have joined forces for the TriplePlay® Guitar Wars Contest, a unique opportunity for respondents to create a great original composition using their Fishman TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller and win a free trip to Winter NAMM, a Godin TriplePlay guitar and other valuable prizes.

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Asterope visits First String Music in Colorado.

Asterope Embarks National Dealer Tour

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  • Supplier Scene
• October 23, 2013

Asterope recently embarked on a nationwide tour to give music retailers the chance to experience first-hand the “Asterope difference” its audio cables make. Dealers across the U.S. had the opportunity to meet the company’s founder and president, Dariush Rad, and receive a personal demonstration of Asterope’s audio cable technology.

Asterope teamed with Fishman, its exclusive worldwide distribution partner, to select participating dealers and execute the tour.

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