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Aristides Announces Artist Line Up for NAMM 2015

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• January 5, 2015
With a brand new booth location in Hall D #3589, Aristides Instruments is bringing a full arsenal of guitar players to demonstrate the line this year during NAMM. This year will include Timo Somers of Delain, Aaron Marshall of Intervals, Jose Macario, and Fred Brum.
 
Timo’s professional career started at the age of 17 when he was hired by the metal band, Vengeance to replace his father who had passed away. Shortly thereafter, that led to other opportunities that included Tri-Head and his current position with Delain. When time permits, he has been working on his debut solo album scheduled for release this year. Fans can get a taste of the solo material in a recent promotional video he did for Aristides Instruments that features him performing his song, “Anthem.”

Marta Witiw Uses The Vapor Trail Delay

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• January 4, 2015

Last week, Marta Witiw released this video of her song "Ethereal," which features Seymour Duncan's Vapor Trail analog delay pedal. Listen to the beginning and ending for a recording of the Vapor Trail's "spacious and spacey-sounding modulated repeats." Marta's Ibanez RG1570 Prestige has a Full Shred in the neck position, Cool Rails in the middle, and Custom 5 in the bridge. 

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Jeremy Spencer Endorses LP

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 30, 2014

LP is proud to announce that Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch) has endorsed their products.

"LP has a reputation for making some of the best products out there," says Spencer. "If you look at the roster of artists who have lent their name to the LP family, you know you're getting a great product. The fact that I get to put my name with those great artists and endorse such a killer product is truly an honor." 

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Gretsch & Bono Partner On Signature Guitar

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 22, 2014

Gretsch and Bono join forces once again for a new signature guitar model, the (GRETSCH)RED. Bearing the special (RED) logo adorned on the pickguard and truss rod cover, every guitar sold will raise money for the Global Fund to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.  

The double-cutaway (GRETSCH)RED G5623 Electromatic Center-Block Bono “Signature” Model puts Bono’s personalized stamp on Gretsch’s new thinline spruce center-block design, which delivers “high gain-friendly” tone and greater control over the kind of feedback players want.

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JHS Appoints Pieters Musical Agencies as New Benelux Agent

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 22, 2014

John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. has strengthened its position in Benelux with the appointment of Pieters Musical Agencies as Sales Agent for Fret-King electric guitars, Santos Martinez Classical Guitars, Supro amplification, Danelectro and Italia electric guitars and a host of guitar accessories such as Kinsman, Perris Straps, Snark tuners and metronomes and Danelectro Effects Pedals.

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Music Group Welcomes Adorama to Dealer Network

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 22, 2014

Music Group welcomes Adorama as the newest full-line reseller for its Behringer- and Bugera-branded MI products. As a significant partner in Music Group’s rapidly expanding dealer network, Adorama will carry all of Behringer’s and Bugera’s 500+ products online.



Barry Mitchell, Music Group VP, Customer Management Prosumer Division commented, “We are honored to have Adorama join our growing family of full-line dealers. Behringer and Bugera is enjoying all-time record success in the U.S. market and we are thrilled that they have chosen to carry the entire Behringer and Bugera catalog – every single SKU. It truly is a testament to the tremendous confidence our dealer partners have in all of our brands, quality and support.”



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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 18, 2014

In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model.

"Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” said Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together."

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Chauvet DJ’s ‘The World’s EZ-est DJ Contest’

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 18, 2014

Chauvet DJ presents The World's EZ-est DJ Contest! 

There are only three simple steps: Select the EZ series product you'd like the win. Complete and submit the entry form on Chauvet DJ's Facebook page. If you're one of the six randomly selected winner, that's it – the product you selected is yours.

Enter today, because the contest ends on January 16th, 2015.

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The Expendables Return With 2015 Winter Blackout Tour

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 15, 2014

California based reggae-rockers, The Expendables, have announced their early 2015 tour plans, which will find the band headlining from coast-to-coast and back again over a near three month span. Dubbed 'The Winter Blackout Tour,' The Expandables will be kicking off at The Majestic Theater in Ventura, CA on January 23rd, and will make thier way throughout the U.S. for the following 8 weeks before bringing the headlining trek to a halt at the House of Blues in San Diega, CA on March 15th.

A full list of tour dates can be found at www.TheExpendables.net.

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Randy Black Joins Alice Cooper On Tour

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 15, 2014

Pearl Artist, Randy Black, recently released footage from his tour-closing performance of the Alice Cooper classic, "School's Out," live from the 5th annual 'Rock Meets Classic' Tour - a live concert event combining an all star lineup of rock legends performing their respective hits alongside a full 45-member orchestra. Multi-angle drum-cam footage of Randy Black, along with full production footage from the tour's final stop can be viewed here.

The 2014 version of the Rock Meets Classic tour cycled around Germany throughout March and into May of this year, and featured Alice Cooper, Orianthi, Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), and others, along with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague.

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Pearl Welcomes Jen Ledger of Skillet

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 15, 2014

Pearl Drums welcomes a new drummer to the Pearl Drums Artist Roster: Jen Ledger of Skillet! Jen Ledger has been the driving force behind Skillet since rightfully earning the throne back in 2008, and has since molded into one of the finest rock drummers of today. Skillet is currently touring in support of their 2013 release, Rise, which features the singles “Sick of It," “American Noise," “Rise,” and “Not Gonna Die”.  Shortly following the album’s release, Rise, reached No. 1 status on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, Top Alternative Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Christian Albums Chart, along with reaching the No. 4 position on the Billboard Top 200.

Skillet will kick off a U.S. tour, which begins on January 2nd at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, in Charleston, NC, and will make their way around the country for the following three months before coming to a close at the Peoria Civic Center Arena, in Peoria, IL, on March 29th.  Known as ‘The Winter Jam Tour’, this trek will serve as Jen’s first run behind the Pearl name, and she’ll be turning to her custom Reference Pure drums for the entirety of the dates.

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Audio-Technica Names New Rep Firm for Southeastern U.S.

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• December 13, 2014
Audio-Technica appointed Apex, North Carolina-based Millar-Electronics as its new manufacturer's rep firm for the southeastern U.S., including the region encompassing Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  Millar Electronics Principal Herman Civils (Outside Sales, NC/SC Region) will be joined in representing A-T by team members Pete Petty (Outside Sales, NC/TN Region), Bryan Civils […] Read More...

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