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Interview & Exclusive News from Stone Deaf FX

You may not have heard of Stone Deaf FX and Amplification prior to reading this. I stumbled across them by luck, at the suggestion of a guy at a local guitar shop. They only make one product, the PDF-1, which is based on the old Maestro MPF-1.  It’s an amazing pedal.  And I’m not the […]

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New Gear from Meris and Electro-harmonix

When stuff like this comes out, I sometimes feel overwhelmed.  In one case, we have the launch of Meris, which gives you a few bullet points about the product and chances are the target customer knows it’s for them.  On the other hand, EHX gives a ton of info, and we’re left sorting through it […]

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New Fender Strats for 2014

Fender is seemingly following Gibson’s lead by trying to make their guitars a little more high tech1.  Now they’re rolling out things like personality cards, solderless electronics, Fishman® TriplePlay systems, and iOS connectivity. Check the full press release here – and a video from MMR after the jump. High tech relative to what they normally make ↩

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Good Finds News

From Around The Web 01.27.2014

NAMM 2014 just went down around LA and Daft Paragon…didn’t go.  However, I watched about 12 days worth of videos, which completely annoyed my wife.  So, you can waste your time this Monday morning…

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Gear News

Neat Pedals @ NAMM

There’s tons of new-ish stuff to see at NAMM every year, but it’s hard to really sort through it all, even if you’re there. Here’s some fun stuff that I’ve stumbled across through press releases, twitter, etc. EHX Satisfaction Fuzz Remix of the OG.  Taking a Maestro Fuzz Tone circuit, adding modern touches like true […]

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Guitar Store Gospel Music News Passion & Self Hate

About Rap Genius (Not Kanye West)

So Rap Genius is a website where people post lyrics to songs.  It’s done community style, and you can add annotations to explain/question the meaning of lyrics.  There are options to buy tracks and watch YouTube clips of the songs.  Here’s an example. So what? I’m writing about this, because I’m always interested in ways […]

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Gear News

PRS Releases the Archon Amp

PRS just released a new amp1.  It’s aimed at the very hard rock but not quite metal crowd2.  It’s an interesting direction for them, so I figure it’s worth posting about. The manufacturer description… Greek for “ruler” or “lord,” the PRS Archon is a commanding and versatile 2-channel amp with aggressive overdriven tones and sparkling […]

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This Week in Gear – 12.5.2013 – Mostly Gibson Edition

Gibson recently announced a whole bunch of crap is changing in 2014.  They’re a big company, so it’s a big deal.  Here’s a rundown of the major headlines.

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This Week in Gear – 11.28.2013

Happy Thanksgiving to Daft Paragon readers in the US.  Everyone else?  Please bear with us while the states try to turn invasion and genocide into a celebration of bland white-people food1 and door-busting sales events.2 There’s a lot of action in the MI world this week, with tons of commerce expected tomorrow and onward.  Here’s […]

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Music News

Beck’s Songreader Contest Comes to a Close

Just under a year ago, Beck released his “Song Reader” album, which really isn’t an album at all, but instead a collection of sheet music meant to be interpreted and performed by fans.  It’s the next mainstream evolution of crowdsourced music, after NIN’s Remix project. While the Trent Reznor deal is really neat, and very […]