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WATCH: Musicians make guitar out of fully functioning shotgun

WATCH: Musicians make guitar out of fully functioning shotgun

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Musician Rev. Peyton and pickup designer Brian Fleming have created the most American instrument you could ever imagine – the Shotgun Guitar.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 7th 2016 at 4:09PM
JBL’s new portable PA comes with Wi-Fi control for iOS and Android

JBL’s new portable PA comes with Wi-Fi control for iOS and Android

NEW GEAR

JBL Professional by HARMAN’s new PRX800W portable PA system is now shipping in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 7th 2016 at 1:37PM
British Composer Awards 2016 winners revealed

British Composer Awards 2016 winners revealed

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Thirteen contemporary composers have been honoured with a coveted British Composer Award by the British Film Institute (BFI) in London this week.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 7th 2016 at 1:09PM
Tracktion releases DAW Essentials Collection

Tracktion releases DAW Essentials Collection

NEW GEAR

Tracktion has unveiled details about its largest multiple product launch to date.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 7th 2016 at 11:06AM

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MP3s make music sound more depressing

MP3s make music sound more depressing

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New research looking into the effects low-quality compression formats have on music has found that they strengthen negative emotions and weaken positive ones.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 7th 2016 at 10:20AM
Casio donates Celviano Grand Hybrid piano to the BRIT School

Casio donates Celviano Grand Hybrid piano to the BRIT School

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Casio has donated a Celviano Grand Hybrid piano to help BRIT School students with their academic, vocational and artistic studies.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 6th 2016 at 3:02PM
REVIEW: Hidersine Vivente Academy 4/4 Finetune Violin Outfit

REVIEW: Hidersine Vivente Academy 4/4 Finetune Violin Outfit

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The Hidersine Company has been manufacturing bowed instruments and producing instrument maintenance and care for well over 100 years, founded in 1890 by Mr Francis Hider, who initially started out ...

on Dec 6th 2016 at 2:08PM
Tim Carroll named CEO of Focusrite

Tim Carroll named CEO of Focusrite

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The Focusrite Group has announced the appointment of Tim Carroll as group chief executive officer.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 6th 2016 at 12:17PM

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Orange Amps announces annual Wish Granted competition

Orange Amps announces annual Wish Granted competition

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Orange Amplification has announced its fourth annual Wish Granted competition and the firm has expanded the budget to give away more gear than ever before.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 6th 2016 at 10:50AM
Everything retailers need to know to make the most of this year's Christmas sales

Everything retailers need to know to make the most of this year's Christmas sales

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The British Retail Consortium has put together a detailed ‘Festive FAQs’, packed full of stats and facts for the 2016 Christmas trading period.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 6th 2016 at 10:08AM
Promark releases Matt Halpern signature drumsticks

Promark releases Matt Halpern signature drumsticks

NEW GEAR

Promark by D’Addario has unveiled the Matt Halpern Signature Stick.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 5th 2016 at 3:48PM
Piano Restorations launches Leverett Pianos, selling rebuilt and brand new instruments

Piano Restorations launches Leverett Pianos, selling rebuilt and brand new instruments

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Piano Restorations is renowned worldwide for its piano rebuilding expertise. Now, the booming Buckinghamshire business is expanding to include piano sales.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 5th 2016 at 3:26PM

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Ernie Ball Music Man unveils Spring 2017 lineup, including new St. Vincent models

Ernie Ball Music Man unveils Spring 2017 lineup, including new St. Vincent models

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Ernie Ball Music Man has introduced a host of new models and finishes for its most popular guitars and basses.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 5th 2016 at 12:16PM
TfL unveils limited edition Night Tube-themed guitar, one signed by Ronnie Wood to be auctioned for charity

TfL unveils limited edition Night Tube-themed guitar, one signed by Ronnie Wood to be auctioned for charity

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Transport for London is celebrating the new 24-hour tube service by creating 15 limited edition Fender guitars featuring the Night Tube map design.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 5th 2016 at 10:52AM
Here's how successful 2016's Black Friday really was

Here's how successful 2016's Black Friday really was

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Black Friday has become a key trading period in the UK retail calendar, but how successful was this year’s event?

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 5th 2016 at 9:56AM