Keith Urban Buys $450 Fuzz Pedal for Teenager – When buying a guitar at an Australian
shop in December, he saw the teen spending a lot of time with the pedal and told the clerk to charge
it to his card. Ever notice how you never see Keith and Santa in the same room at the same time?
Rock Hall Prefers to Disco All Night – Nominated for the first time, KISS did not
make the final cut. This wouldn’t normally make an Off (there’s always next year) except
that ABBA made it in.
Axl Rose Reportedly Tees Off on Photographers at the Airport – Axl just can’t
quit being Axl... cementing the fact that a true GN’R reunion will never happen.
Brazilian Thrash Rockers Sepultura Reunite... With a Soccer Game –
To celebrate their reunion, Sepultura had a soccer game against super-fans—awesome.
Why Standby? Sepultura reformed without Max and Igor, which is like Zeppelin reforming
without Jimmy and Robert.
WEBWHISPERS A sampling of what we’ve heard on premierguitar.com in the past month
“Come to daddy.”
always been a class
act. Nothing less
should be expected.”
– Billy Christ, on “VHT
Announces the Special 6
Handwired Amp” (Daily News)
“This is great. I have a couple of momentary switches laying around and will get to
it. What would be required to hook one up
to a stereo jack for active pickups?”
– Randy Speck, on “Saved By
Headhunters” (Jan. 2010)
“I’ve collaborated with more than 150 professional
artists in the creation of the many Martin Signature
Editions and I must say that the instruments created
with and for Laurence Juber are the purest and
most performance appropriate acoustic guitars that
I’ve seen emerge in our higher end professional
models. The LJ Pro in flamed maple really surprised
me because I have typically found maple guitars to
be heavy and harsh. Not this one. Its a exquisite,
just like riffs that LJ extracts from it!”
“Hi Seth, normally the third lug of a stereo jack (aka
“ring”) in an active guitar circuit is used for power-
switching, meaning as long as no plug is connected,
there is no power flowing and your battery will not be
drained. So simply forget about the third “ring” con-
tact and wire the momentary switch as shown above to
tip and sleeve.”
– Dirk Wacker, on “The (In)famous Stratocaster Kill
Switch, Part II” (Jan. 2010)
“Brings a tear to my eye. So
glad to hear. BB deserves it.
We all know the feeling of
that ONE guitar. God forbid
we ever lose ours.”
– dick boak, C.F. Martin & Co., on “Martin OMC-LJ Pro
Laurence Juber Custom Artist Edition Acoustic Guitar
Review” (Jan. 2010 Web Exclusive)
– Michael Henry, on “B.B. King’s Stolen
‘Lucille’ Found and Returned” (Jan. 2010)
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