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[22 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 4,975 views]
Chrome-Frets Fret And String Polish

Look at those frets.  Shiny or what?  They’ve been treated to a good cleaning and polishing with Chrome-Frets.
Chrome-Frets uses a solution of liquid PTFE (or Teflon) with cleaners and a very gently wax to clean and, essentially, lubricate your fretboard and, should you wish, your strings.  The lubricant has a dry feel and doesn’t feel sticky to play on – quite the opposite.  You’re left with a clean and fast-playing neck.
The package comes with a bottle of the cleaning/lubricating solution, a leather cleaning pad, and a tough cloth.  In addition, …

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[20 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on 3 For 1 AmpliTube Products | 1,823 views]
3 For 1 AmpliTube Products

Been thinking about getting yourself some shiny (or, in the case of software, virtually shiny), new AmpliTube kit? Now’s the time to do it.
Until the end of October, IK MultiMedia (the modelling boffins that give us AmpliTube) are offering a 3 for 1 deal on selected products.
All you need to do is to buy one AmpliTube product from the list below and register it.

StealthPedal
StealthPedal Deluxe
AmpliTube 2
AmpliTube 2 Crossgrade
AmpliTube Fender™
Ampeg® SVX
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™
AmpliTube Metal

Once you do, you can download – completely free – any two of the following:

AmpliTube 2 Crossgrade
Ampeg® SVX
AmpliTube …

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[19 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Strings Attached: Dunlop Strings | 1,845 views]
Strings Attached: Dunlop Strings

Jim Dunlop – purveyor of many cool things such as the MXR range of pedals, the wonderful Crybaby wah and my regular brand of picks – also make strings.
There are a number of gauges and styles of acoustic, electric and bass strings.  There’s even banjo strings if some pickin’s yer thang.
Acoustic gauges are available in phosphor-bronze and brass.  Electrics run the range from extra light (8 top) to extra heavy (13 top).  Four and five string bass sets are available.
In addition, Dunlop have got their heads together with some pretty …

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[15 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Paul Reed Smith Keeping Busy – Now It’s Cables | 1,560 views]
Paul Reed Smith Keeping Busy – Now It’s Cables

Not content with more guitars than he can eat and a shed-load of new amps (more later, perhaps), Paul Reed Smith is now offering cables.
The PRS ‘Signature’ Series cables are manufactured to Reed Smith’s specifications by Van Damme (UK-based maker of top cables).
The PRS Cables range includes microphone, speaker and, of course, instrument cables.
Let’s face it, cable specs are not the most interesting things in the world.  Suffice it to say that these cables are very well shielded, ultra-low capacitance, and are fitted with proper, gold-plated NEUTRIK connectors.
They come with …

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[9 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Vox Amplug – Plug And Play Baby Amps | 2,330 views]
Vox Amplug – Plug And Play Baby Amps

You’ve probably seen the Vox amPlug before.   It’s a plug-in headphone amp for late night jamming or those other times when cranking your Marshall stack just isn’t feasible (oh, the horror).  Well, Vox have recently added a number of options to the range.  You can now have amPlug convenience in a number of additional sound-styles.
As well as the AC30, Classic Rock and Metal styles, you can now get the amPlug in Lead, Bass or Acoustic versions.
Lead is modelled on a US high-gain boutique amplifier.  This amPlug has a digital delay …

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