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Top 10 stories of the week: Perry Bamonte guitar auction, New Orange Amps MD, Black Friday trends

Top 10 stories of the week: Perry Bamonte guitar auction, New Orange Amps MD, Black Friday trends

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This week’s biggest story is the news that ex-Cure guitarist Perry Bamonte is offering up 28 of his personal guitars for auction.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 25th 2017 at 9:37AM
KORG's iconic Mono/Poly synthesizer revived for iOS

KORG's iconic Mono/Poly synthesizer revived for iOS

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KORG’s 4VCO monophonic synthesizer has been revived for iPhone and iPad.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 3:56PM
ACM presents Educational Innovation award to Dima Rizk at 2017's Positive for Youth Awards

ACM presents Educational Innovation award to Dima Rizk at 2017's Positive for Youth Awards

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The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) handed over the Educational Innovation: Empowering Others Award at this year’s Positive for Youth Awards to Dima Rizk.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 2:31PM
PRS for Music, Musicians' Union, AIM and PPL sponsor BBC Music Introducing's Amplify event

PRS for Music, Musicians' Union, AIM and PPL sponsor BBC Music Introducing's Amplify event

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BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify – a new music industry event – has unveiled a range of new partners and sponsors.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 12:51PM

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Pre-Black Friday sales could be the answer to a cracking Christmas

Pre-Black Friday sales could be the answer to a cracking Christmas

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As the retail world starts to prepare for the impending holiday season, many are thinking about their strategies to make the most of Christmas shoppers.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 11:31AM
Furch updates Little Jane travel guitar with new neck design

Furch updates Little Jane travel guitar with new neck design

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Furch Guitars has updated its popular Little Jane travel guitar with a revamped neck-joint connector design.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 10:36AM
IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O - the smallest full-sized key iOS controller on the market

IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O - the smallest full-sized key iOS controller on the market

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IK Multimedia has introduced its new iRig Keys I/O keyboard controller, featuring a built-in audio interface.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2017 at 10:06AM
New online database Viberate plans to become the IMDb of the live music industry

New online database Viberate plans to become the IMDb of the live music industry

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A new platform called Viberate launched earlier this year to provide a smarter way to explore live music. The online database has now unveiled a number of new updates as ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 3:29PM

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Rise Against drummer Brandon Barnes joins Vater artist roster

Rise Against drummer Brandon Barnes joins Vater artist roster

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Brandon Barnes, the drummer for American hardcore band Rise Against, has become the latest Vater Drumstick Artist.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 1:52PM
First guitar played by Jimi Hendrix in the UK up for auction

First guitar played by Jimi Hendrix in the UK up for auction

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What claims to be the first guitar played by Jimi Hendrix on UK soil will be up for auction in September.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 11:40AM
EarthQuaker Devices introduces the Data Corrupter pedal

EarthQuaker Devices introduces the Data Corrupter pedal

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EarthQuaker Devices has introduced the Data Corrupter – a new modulated PPL (phase-locked loop) harmoniser pedal.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 10:55AM
Take It Away revamps scheme to further boost business for MI retailers

Take It Away revamps scheme to further boost business for MI retailers

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Take It Away has announced a new and improved scheme to help musicians buy instruments and let MI retailers offer interest free purchases.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 10:39AM

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Fender's limited edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster now available

Fender's limited edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster now available

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Fender has released its limited edition Rosewood Telecaster inspired by music legend George Harrison.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 4:42PM
Satyricon's Anders Odden becomes latest Warwick endorsee

Satyricon's Anders Odden becomes latest Warwick endorsee

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Anders Odden, bassist for extreme metal band Satyricon, has been announced as Warwick’s latest endorsee.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 4:13PM
Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear

Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear

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HARMAN has announced that it has confiscated counterfeit JBL Professional and dbx products from a number of retailers and warehouses in Thailand and Brazil.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 3:54PM