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This Week in Gear – 11.21.2013

Despite the binding nature of the name of this post, I’m not sure this will be a weekly feature. Hopefully there will be enough gear news to keep it up – but that depends on the folks making stuff. As it goes with Daft Paragon, we’re trying to make your life easier. We’ve already got […]

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$20 For Guaranteed Disappointment

A couple of days ago I forwarded Grand Master Ratkowski this link to a MetalSucks article in which they talk about Lee McKinney from Born of Osiris selling his Axe FX patch for $20. Jay responded with this post’s title.  I thik it’s great, I hope the kid sells a gajillion of them.  I say […]

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Guitar Center: Improving Business or Improving PR?

Most of you likely do not read MMR (Musical Merchandise Review).  It’s a trade magazine for music industry retailers and is not terribly exciting for people that are on the customer side of the business.  However, they just shipped their latest print edition with an interesting piece about Guitar Center. We’ve been anti-fans of GC […]

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Strymon BigSky – That’s a Lot of Reverb!

Strymon recently announced the release of their latest way-more-effects-than-you-can-handle-in-one unit1, the BigSky Reverb.  Like the Timeline and Mobius, it has numerous variations along a theme.  In this case, it’s twelve unique reverbs. Reverb doesn’t get a lot of attention among guitarists, so the success of this unit will be interesting to follow.  It will be […]

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MakerFest Milwaukee – This Weekend!

Don’t forget folks, Milwaukee MakerFest is coming up this Saturday (Oct 19th).  Come by and see all sorts of neat stuff like 3D printing, wood crafts, CNC demos, art, and effects pedals!  

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What Strymon’s Founder is Doing These Days

Strymon’s founder, Terry Burton, left the company recently.  He’s allegedly launching a new guitar/music equipment project any moment now, but in the meantime he’s talking about visual art.

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Rings of Saturn Guitarist Doesn’t Play Guitar?

The folks at MetalSucks.net just pushed out a horribly entertaining discovery.  Please, go read their version as they’ve done all the hard work in explaining this.  But here’s the video in question: Definitely agree with MetalSucks that guitar synths don’t track well enough to pick up everything he’s playing.  Even the really nice ones that […]

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The Pocketknife Overdrive Pedal

So Electro-Harmonix just pushed out an email to pimp their OD Glove overdrive pedal.  Here’s the pedal in their words:

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New Stuff – Victory Amps. How many watts?

So Victory Amps just launched.  Another entry to the crowded market of high gain and high wattage tube amps.  They’re not in the states yet, but probably will get here one day soon.  What makes them different?  Well, on the surface it’s a two channel tube amp with a lot of gain from the pre-amp […]

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Fender IPO – Will it Come Back?

This is not a business blog, but sometimes boring business crap threatens to impact our daily lives.  We’ll get through this, I promise. So over a year ago, Fender was going to go public.  Rich old dudes everywhere were going to shell out $15 for a stock certificate to hang up next to their ’57 […]