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ow case Guitar Products Sh String Swing’s Instrument Tools String Swing’s CC18 guitar jack and fer- The CC31 pickup jack installation tool rule tool can be used to securely hold any can be fed up through the jack instal- ¼” receiver during installation or remov- lation hole and out through the sound al. It is designed to friction-lock from the hole. The jack can then be secured to the inside of the receiver. The most conve- tool and pulled back through to bring the nient use is holding a pickup jack while jack into its place. tightening the nut to secure it in place. www.stringswing.com VOX’s VR Series Amps Gibson’s Fabulous Flat-Top VOX Ampliﬁcation’s AC30VR and The AC30VR’s Normal channel of- Guitars AC15VR VR Series combo ampliﬁers fers Treble and Bass tone controls; the Gibson’s Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars: feature VOX’s Valve Reactor technology, Overdrive channel features its own Tre- An Illustrated History and Guide, sec- along with the split ble and Bass controls and adds ond edition by Eldon Whitford, Da- panel cosmetics a Middle con- vid Vinopal, and Dan Erlewine, fore- of the AC30 and trol. The Master word by Steve Earle is now updated. AC15 ampliﬁers. section features Through more than 200 photos and Both ampliﬁers the VOX Tone detailed text, this book chronicles in the series of- Cut control for the development and evolution of fer two chan- dampening the Gibson’s ﬂat-tops, covering the L-se- nels: Normal high frequencies. ries, round-shoulder jumbos, Hawai- and Overdrive. Both channels ian guitars, narrow-waist jumbos, Master Volume on the AC15VR LG series, square-shoulder jumbos, and Master Re- share the same Montana-built ﬂat-tops, more. The verb controls are Treble and Bass book includes two 16-page full-color also provided. tone controls. The sections, a section on serial numbers, The Valve Re- optional VFS2 and a model chronology. New to this actor circuitry uses a 12AX7 vacu- footswitch provides edition is Earle’s introduction and um tube in the power stage to shape the hands-free channel switching and re- a list of Montana produced guitars sound. The circuit also includes a virtual verb on/off. The AC30VR retails for $800 through 2008. speaker load to capture the interaction and the AC15VR for $500. www.halleonard.com between the ampliﬁer and speaker. www.voxamps.com 64 MMR APRIL 2010 Gibson’s Randy Scruggs Advanced Jumbo New Models from PRS Gibson’s Randy Scruggs Advanced Jumbo round-shouldered dreadnought, with PRS Guitars’ latest signature models model is an acoustic guitar from the lu- solid premium Sitka spruce top and solid from Orianthi, Zach Myers of Shine- thiers of Bozeman, Montana. The model rosewood back and sides, an advanced down, Paul Allender of Cradle of Filth, was designed for Nashville recording scalloped X-brace, vintage sunburst ﬁn- Mike Åkerfeldt of Opeth, and Nick Cat- artist Randy Scruggs, who always plays ish, and up-market adornments such as anese of Black Label Society are built the Gibson Advanced Jumbo. Made to abalone trim and rosette and mother- in Korea to signature artist and PRS’s the proportions of the Advanced Jumbo of-pearl ﬁ ngerboard crowns, the Randy speciﬁcations. PRS has worked closely Scruggs Model packs the one-two punch with each artist to present a guitar that of looks and tone. The guitar also fea- identiﬁes with their style, both musically tures a bone nut and saddle and a Fish- and visually. Although they have worked man Matrix pickup system. Only 100 with PRS for years, these are debut signa- Randy Scruggs Model guitars will be
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