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Musikmesse '08 News PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 March 2008 06:56
mm_kv_08_gb.jpg MUSIKMESSE NEWS:

Musikmesse 2008: Stars, Gear, Demos, and More

Music Industry to Come Together This Week at Messe

German Musical Instrument Prize Goes to Three Instrument Makers

Musikmesse Special Report
It's Guitarmania at The Montreal Guitar Show PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 February 2008 16:45
montreal_guitar_fest.jpgMontreal - For its second edition, the Montreal Guitar Show has stepped up its programming considerably with Guitarmania, an all-new concert series featuring such well known guitarists as Jim Hall, Martin Taylor and Pierre Bensusan performing in the intimacy of Place des Arts' Cinquieme Salle.

New York Amp Show Returns PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 15:37
nyamp_show.jpgOn May 10, 2008 the New York Amp Show returns. The consumer event will adhere to the same format as the three highly successful Los Angeles shows. Manufacturers will demonstrate within their own private rooms with the ability to regulate and control volume at their discretion. Musicians are encouraged to bring their favorite guitar or bass, and play through the largest gathering of tone machines ever assembled on the East Coast.

“Tone Wizards” seminars participants include; Obeid Kahn (Reason),Mark Sampson (Star), Richard Goodsell (Goodsell), Moss Hudson (Brown Note), Alan Phillip (Carol-Ann) Biil Yates (Venice Amp Repair), Myles Rose (G.A.B.) A popular feature of the LA show will make it’s east coast debute; “The Pedalboard From Hell”, with over 25 state of the art effects.

The NAMM Awards: On Second Thought PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 February 2008 12:21
namm-anaheim-convention-center.jpgBy Jim Basara - GJD
This is the fifth and final installment of our 2008 Winter NAMM Award series. In this article, the category is "Hmmmm, on Second Thought...". These are products that were originally dismissed as candidates for "What Were They Thinking" awards, but after further consideration, clearly have merit.

This year's winner is a new company called V-Picks. Usually, the winner of this award is determined over several days as I mull over the various products. But this year, V-Picks changed my mind in a matter of a few minutes.
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  • 02:41 - 01.10.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    A five week long, cross-country tour featuring some of the best known and most respected figures in rock and blues has been set to celebrate the legacy and music of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. “Al” Hendrix, Jimi’s father, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix together with musical instrument giant Gibson Guitar, this year’s Experience Hendrix Tour represents a dramatic expansion beyond last year’s seven sold out performances.

    Featured artists who will be performing music written by and associated with Jimi Hendrix include blues giant Buddy Guy, contemporary guitar greats Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson, Cesar Rojas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos as well as Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford.
  • 01:53 - 26.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and Italian distributor M.Casale Bauer proudly announce the grand opening of the Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy. It is the third such international exclusive Fender guitar destination, joining the elite Fender Custom Shop Lounge (Düsseldorf, Germany) and Fender Showcase Tokyo (Japan).

    The Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy is in Bologna, Italy, and is housed in a building by California-born Italian designer Gretchen Alexander. The showroom is located near the offices of M. Casale Bauer, Fender’s Italian distributor since 1962, and was created to provide Fender dealers, their special guests and artists with a comfortable place to find, try and buy some of the most beautiful guitars in today’s market. The showcase features an impressive array of high-end guitars crafted by the master builders of the Fender Custom Shop and provides artists and dealers (and their VIP clients) with access to some of the most unique high-end Fender instruments ever made available in one place. The showroom houses an unparalleled selection of Fender Custom Shop instruments, as well as Bauer’s personal collection, one of the largest and most valuable in the world.
  • 03:41 - 23.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Los Angeles, CA – World-renowned Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will  release Center Stage, a live concert DVD on October 14th via Favored Nations Acoustic.  
    The full-length concert DVD follows the recent release of the Center Stage  double CD, both having been recorded live for the PBS television series “Sierra Center Stage.” Filmed in eye-catching high definition, every element of modern technology was used in production, creating a stunning package, both aurally
    and visually. 
  • 00:09 - 19.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Montreal, Canada- September 16th, 2008: Renowned guitarist Daryl Stuermer will be giving Godin Performance Clinics in and around Quebec and Eastern Ontario from September 29th to October 3rd 2008.

    Having performed in studio and toured the world with both Phil Collins and supergroup Genesis for years, Daryl is a player who is on top of his game and has the chops to prove it. Performing as the Daryl Stuermer Duo, he will be accompanied by keyboardist Konstantin Efimov during the clinics and will also be giving attendees his perspective on playing live, recording, technique, and his gear, by fielding a Q&A session after each performance.
  • 09:29 - 03.06.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2008) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Groove Tubes LLC. Among other assets, FMIC purchased the Groove Tubes brand. Groove Tubes company founder Aspen Pittman will continue in a consulting role.