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||Jazz Guitar Great Jim Hall Dies at age 83||
Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness. Hall, who led his own trio since the mid-1960s, remained active until shortly before his death. Last month, his trio performed a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room with guest guitarists John Abercrombie and Peter Bernstein.
||Legendary Guitar Pickup Inventor/Builder Bill Lawrence Passes Away||
The guitar world has lost a true legend. On the Bill Lawrence website he wife Becky made a statement. With great sadness in our hearts, the man we know as Bill Lawrence in the music industry passed away on November 2, 2013 at approximately 9:20AM. Bill was a strong and courageous man. Even in his last few days, Bill fought to live. He'd talk about Music, Pickups & Guitars and Life, and we, at his company, were still working because this is what Bill Lawrence wanted to know that his company & legacy is carrying on as usual.
||New Electro Harmonix Glove Overdrive/Distortion Pedal||The EH Glove Overdrive pedal offers a rich, overtone laden sound that doesn't get muddy. Responsive controls that take you from sparkling, clean boost through brown crunch and all the way to thick, saturated hi-gain. Advanced features like Tone Shift and selectable 9 or 18V internal voltage for surgical sound sculpting. The new OD Glove delivers overdrive and distortion with impact, and the modern player in mind.|
||Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' New PBS Documentary||
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Documentary features previously unseen footage, including performances, home movies and photographs. Among the musicians and friends who celebrate the legendary guitarist are Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood and Hendrix's former band members, as well as Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa and Vernon Reid. The film premieres Nov. 5 on PBS at 9 p.m. ET. On the same day, an expanded DVD/Blu-ray of the film goes on sale.
||Visual Sound Announces VS-XO Premium Dual Overdrive Pedal||
Introducing the new VS-XO Premium Dual Overdrive by Visual Sound! The VS-XO right channel has pronounced mids without being honky like a traditional tube screamer. In addition to Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs, it also has a 3-way Clipping (diodes) switch, a 3-way Bass switch, and a Clean Mix knob. The left channel also has Drive, Tone and Volume knobs, along with a Bass knob, but with flat mids, making it sound very amp-like. The VS-XO is a tone-experimenter's dream pedal. The VS-XO sound options are nearly endless.
||Great American Guitar Show (Fall Philly)||
The Great American Guitar Show (Fall Philly) returns. Brought to you by the great folks at Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Shows. The show will take place November 9th and 10th 2013 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Bring your family all kids under 12 get in Free.