Category: Press Releases

Ampeg guitar amps are back

Posted 06 Oct 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Ampeg are making a return to the world of top-end guitar amplification with the launch of their new GVT series. From the press release: Ampeg re-enters the world of premium guitar amplification and announces their GVT Series Guitar Amps are now shipping in North America. Each head, cab and combo offers all-tube guitar tone in a sleek design inspired by classic Ampeg guitar amps from the ‘70s. “We’ve been touring around all summer with our GVT amps,” remarks Ampeg’s Director…

Eastwood announce the Airline ’59 Coronado

Posted 22 Sep 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Eastwood Guitars have announced a new member of the ’59 Custom family; the rather delightful looking Airline ’59 Coronado.Here’s what their press release has to say about it. The ’59 Coronado has a striking white body with black rubber binding, offset with white binding on a black headstock – a tribute to the vintage Supro® model used by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. This is a stylish guitar with a zero fret for super fast low action and a…

Shred Academy launch “String Insanity” Guitar Competition

Posted 26 Aug 2011 in Press Releases

The Shred Academy have launched a worldwide competition to unearth unknown guitar stars across the globe. There will be $3,000 worth of prizes on offer for the ten best submissions. All that is required is for you to check out the competition details at String Insanity, and then upload a 60 video of you playing an original piece of music as a response to the video below. Direct Link Source: Press Release

Marshall USA launch swag website

Posted 15 Aug 2011 in Press Releases

Marshall USA have announced the launch of a new website where you can satisfy all of your Marshall branded clothing and “lifestyle” item needs. From the press release; “Marshall USA, in collaboration with Sullivan Group, is proud to announce the grand opening of their new on-line SWAG store, which services end users as well as authorized Marshall dealers in the US. With over 30 Marshall Amplification branded items to choose from, there’s something for everyone from baby onesies to…

PositiveGrid launch JamUp Pro and Lite for iOS

Posted 07 Aug 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

PositiveGrid are a California based company with a focus on music on mobile devices. They’ve recently announced JamUp, an FX, Amp, and Speaker simulator/modeller for Apple mobile devices. The app comes in two flavours; a free to download Lite version, and the full Pro version. From the JamUp Lite press release: “a lite featured but powerful multi-effect app that gives guitarists access to quick bedroom practice. JamUp Lite supports iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. JamUp Lite is a self-contained, professional-grade,…

Tech 21 to rename pedal after steel industry cease & desist letter

Posted 04 Aug 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Tech 21, maker of excellent SansAmp series of analog amp simulators, received a cease and desist notice from United States Steel Corporation for the allegedly unauthorized use of the name “U.S. Steel,” stating that it “is likely to cause the public to mistakenly think that your business is sponsored or approved, or in some way is affiliated with or connected to, United States Steel Corporation. Of equal importance, your company’s use of ‘U.S. Steel’ dilutes the distinctiveness of the U.S….

Cort announce new line of “classic rock” guitars

Posted 04 Aug 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Today Cort Guitars announced the new CR Series single cut away, electric guitars. From the press release: “The new models are now available in music stores worldwide and target the musician interested in classic rock tones. Some models feature new upgrades such as TonePros licensed bridges, the new ClassicRocker II pickups with Alnico II magnets and red ivory binding”. There are four models available, ranging in price (MRSP) from USD349 to USD769. All guitars feature mahogany bodies, a 24.75″ scale…

Peavey to offer Revalver free with selected Vyper amps

Posted 01 Aug 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Peavey is offering the ReValver HP Virtual Tube Amplifier Collection free for a limited time to customers who purchase particular Vypyr Series modeling amplifiers. Customers who purchase a new Peavey Vypyr 15, Vypyr 30, Vypyr 30 Head, Vypyr 75, Vypyr 100, Vypyr Tube 60, Vypyr Tube 120 or Vypyr Tube 120 Head can qualify to receive a free copy of ReValver HP amplifier modeling software (USD99 value). Only available in USA and Canada and from authorised Peavey dealers, through this…

Guitar training company tests out Google+ Hangouts for online lessons

Posted 31 Jul 2011 in Press Releases

Guitar training firm Noriu Groti has been testing Hangout, a video chat feature of social networking service operated by Google, which allows up to 10 people to talk and to see each other simultaneously, to give online guitar lessons. Since Google+ does not allow yet companies to have their profiles on Hangout, guitar teachers use their personal profiles. Mindaugas Voldemaras, CEO, Noriu Groti, explained simplicity behind the solution: “One profile streams full picture, the second profile streams a zoomed picture…

D’Addario CEO named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011

Posted 20 Jun 2011 in Industry Insights, Press Releases

From the press release; “D’Addario & Company, the world’s top manufacturer of guitar strings and musical accessories, today announced that Jim D’Addario, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New York Award in the Distribution, Manufacturing and Construction category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. D’Addario was selected by…