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Gruhn Commemorates 45th Anniversary with Two-Day Celebration

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• January 5, 2015

Gruhn Guitars invites friends and visitors to celebrate the shop’s 45th Anniversary on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th, from 9:30am to 6:00pm. The two-day celebration will feature several giveaways from a number of instrument and accessories vendors including Martin, Taylor, National, Collings, Larrivee, TV Jones, DR Strings, and from publications including Vintage GuitarFretboard Journal, and Premier Guitar. Gruhn Guitars will also have several special offers available for both in-store and online instrument and accessories purchases.

Established in January 1970, Gruhn Guitars quickly became a mecca for musicians and vintage instrument collectors worldwide. The store buys, sells, consigns, trades, and appraises fretted instruments and houses one of the world's premier vintage and used collections including classic Martin, Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Gretsch and National instruments as well as a wide selection of new instruments from Martin, Taylor, Collings, National, Larrivee, McPherson, and others. Gruhn Guitars employs 24 staff members including nine highly skilled repairmen well-versed in repairing, restoring, building and designing guitars and eight salesmen with vast knowledge of musical instruments and instrument trading. 

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Bill’s Music Becomes Full Line D’Angelico Dealer

Paige Tutt •
  • Supplier Scene
• January 5, 2015

Bill's Music in Baltimore, MD recently became a full line D'Angelico dealer. To celebrate and to unveil the instruments, Bill's hosted a clinic & guitar sale on Black Friday featuring the brand. Adam Aronson (pictured left), the rep for D'Angelico was on hand to demonstrate and explain each of the models displayed including Standard Series and USA Master Builder Series instruments.

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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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