Gear

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After saving big rock riffs from the electronic mainstream with Guns N’ Roses, and tearing it up big time with Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and numerous solo and side projects, Slash truly needs no introduction. His new Gibson Les Paul, though, is something you do want to hear about. The Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul blends timeless specs with Slash-approved features and fine points all dressed in a brand new finish from Gibson USA: Rosso Corsa—or "racing red"...

Read more: Gibson Les Paul Slash Signature Rosso Corsa

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The AG 5P/J-HC set brings together matched five-string Precision® and Jazz®-style pickups including Aguilar’s AG 5P-60 P-Bass pickup and an AG 5J-HC bridge pickup. The pickup is designed as a well-balanced set to provide an array of Precision® or Jazz Bass® bridge pickup tones.  Like all Aguilar pickups, the AG 5P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC set is wound in Aguilar’s NYC factory. 

Read more: Aguilar AG4P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC Precision/Jazz Bass Pickups

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The Signature Series utilizes a nickel plated steel, slowly wound over a hex core with a unique core-to-wrap ratio.  The new series is available in an assortment of gauge sets including Extra Light 8’s, detuned 13’s and seven string.  The new line is available through authorized retailers and distributors. By crafting the wrap wire over a hex core, the wrap wire is able to provide 100% contact with the core insuring maximum transfer of tone and sustain.  

Read more: Dean Markley Signature Series Strings

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Starting with the Solid Spruce top and Solid Maple back and sides, the Walnut Finish is Morgan Monroe’s latest mdandolin product. Features include a dovetail neckjoint, a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, a diecast tailpiece, antique bronze hardware, high gloss finish, open-geared tuners, a deluxe hardshell case, and a lifetime warranty. Available mid-October.

Read more: Morgan Monroe Walnut Finish Mandolins

Print & Digital

The Martin Ukulele is a detailed look at the ukuleles built by the C. F. Martin Co. and at how the instruments' success forever changed the company that made them. Martin's ukulele making led the small, respected builder of fine guitars and mandolins into an era of unprecedented growth in the 1920s and helped it become one of the most notable manufacturers of high-quality guitars in the world.   Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, the authors examine the company and its development, featuring production records, sales ledgers, and a vast collection of correspondence as well as hundreds of photos, including pictures of many of the rarest ukuleles the company produced.

Read more: Hal Leonard’ The Martin Ukulele

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Each model of Cort’s 20th Anniversary Earth acoustics will be available in limited quantities, built with the finest materials and adorned with the 20th Anniversary logo inside the sound hole. The Cort Earth-LE2 MD is a dreadnought body made of Solid Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides with a master grade solid Sitka spruce top.  The three piece neck is made of mahogany and rosewood with flamed maple binding and an Indian rosewood fingerboard.  

The Earth 20th is also a dreadnought body but made of Australian blackwood back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top.  The rosewood fingerboard is complimented by tortoise shell body binding and rosette.  

Read more: Cort 20th Anniversary EARTH Acoustics

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The new Pandora Stomp offers the same effects found Korg’s other Pandora products, now housed in a stomp box-style pedal. Featuring a die-cast body the size of a compact effect unit, Pandora Stomp contains 158 types of modeling effects (seven simultaneous). Its 200 preset programs include many well-known, signature sounds, as well as 100 rhythm patterns that cover a diverse range of styles. There's also an auto tuner with a large, bright LED meter. Players can use Pandora Stomp for jam sessions by connecting an MP3 player to the AUX input, which provides a +/-1 octave pitch shift function.

Read more: Korg Pandora Stomp Multi-Effect/Tuner Pedal

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Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator produces analog time stretching effects with three knobs and a single switch. Pigtronix Quantum utilizes multiple bucket brigade delay lines with independent clocks modulated by a continuous blend of envelope and LFO sources. The corresponding sensitivity, speed and source controls are augmented by a Chorus / Vibe switch which allows the user to choose between pure effect or a mix of clean signal and modulated audio.

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To celebrate a 25 year association, EMG pickups and Zakk Wylde collaborated to create a limited run of signature sets from the Metal Works series.  The ZW Set limited consist of three of Zakk Wyldes iconic designs the Bullseye, Vertigo, and Buzzsaw laser etched on either brushed black or brushed gold stainless steel caps.  The run is limited to 600 set s or 100 of each design and cap color.

Read more: EMG Zakk Wylde Set Limited

DJ & Lighting

The Intimidator™ series of moving heads and scanners expands with the addition of two fixtures. The remote-controllable Intimidator™ Spot 100 IRC allows users to easily incorporate moving heads into any setup. Designed for mobile applications, it is a lightweight, DMX-capable moving head with separate color and gobo wheels to maximize lighting options and effects. Now available with a white casing, the 75-watt Intimidator™ Spot LED 350 is designed to blend into any environment.

Read more: Chauvet Intimidator Spot 100 IRC and LED 350

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