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Statement from Sharon Osbourne on Trump’s use of Ozzy’s ‘Crazy Train’

This press release just hit my inbox:
Sharon Osbourne statement, on behalf of Ozzy Osbourne, about Donald Trump’s unauthorized use of Osbournes “Crazy Train” in what amounts to a Trump/Pence political ad.
“Based on this morning’s unauthorized use of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train,” we are sending notice to the Trump campaign (or any other campaigns) that they are forbidden from using any of Ozzy Osbourne‘s music in political ads or in any political campaigns. Ozzys music cannot be used for any means without approvals. In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump–perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends. Maybe Kayne West (“Gold Digger”), Kid Rock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or Ted Nugent (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music.”

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Ibanez RG Series RG421 – Pearl Black Fade Metallic


RG421 Electric Guitar Pearl Black Fade Metallic. The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. This RG421 model has a mahogany body and a Wizard III neck shape that offers maximum comfort and speed. Its fingerboard is rosewood with 24 jumbo frets for bigger note bends and it also comes with dual Ibanez INF pickups that are wired to a 5-way switch for a variety of coil combinations and sounds. A fixed bridge and Cosmo black hardware complete the list of hard-rockin’ appointments. Wizard III Maple neck Ibanez’s thin, flat, and fast, yet strong and sturdy, Wizard neck offers unlimited playability for demanding players, and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for wide tonal range. Quantum pickups The Quantum pickups provide accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation. Case sold separately.

Product Features

  • 2 Humbucking Pickups – Pearl Black Fade Metallic
  • Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body
  • Jatoba Fingerboard

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Tom Petty Biog


I'm not a huge Tom Petty fan. Sure, I'm familiar with his top 40 radio hits. You couldn't avoid Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in the '80s and '90s. But I never saw them live and never followed them that closely. But "Petty: The Biography" by Warren Zanes is something special. First of all Warren Zanes knows his music. His band, the Del Fuegos, opened for Tom Petty in the '80s. And he's an unapologetic fan. But he's also an extremely gifted and objective writer who brings a serious study to a field that is littered with "I was there" stories that don't tell you anything you don't already know. 

Zanes explores the ups and downs of Petty's career with remarkable insight. He's also great at putting a broader societal context on the evolution of the music business. You get the feeling of what was going down in Gainesville in the 70s and what gave Petty, Benmont Trench, Mike Cooper and others the drive to sustain themselves when so many bands fell by the wayside. What emerges is the complex story of a band that managed to (more or less) evolve and stay together for 40 years under the leadership and songwriting of Tom Petty. You get to experience the band politics, friendships and loss. There are also some very funny scenes whether it's about the manager who needed a manager or touring with Bob Dylan. This is a great book, told by someone who understands the music world. If you're a fan of Tom Petty, you will love it even more.

Best of all, Zanes narrates the audiobook himself.  Here's a video of the original line up of the Heartbreakers covering that '60s classic "Louie, Louie."

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Haneye 100 Pcs Guitar Picks Variety,Colroful Premium Celluloid Picks for Acoustic Electric Guitars Bass or Ukulele,with Different Sizes Contain Thin,Medium & Thick Gauges



Package includes:
30 x 0.46mm guitar picks
40 x 0.71mm guitar picks
30 x 0.96mm guitar picks

Product Features

  • 100 Pack assorted picks with various colors and designs,different thickness have different playing timbres.These guitar will give you a unique experience,
  • Three different thickness include 0.46mm,0.71mm,0.96mm.Suit for electric,acoustic & bass guitars or ukulele.
  • Made of high quality celluloid,these guitar picks are ultra-thin, lightweight, and extremely durable.
  • Perfectly fits in the finger.Wide body with a dense round tip.Provides a wonderful classic tone.
  • Several styles and colors designs can meet your specific playing needs.

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Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing: The Complete Rock Guitar Rhythm Method (Play rock guitar)


Easily Master Rock Rhythm Guitar

Do you want to learn to play rock rhythm guitar?Are you struggling to play guitar in the style of your heroes? Do you need a complete, ground up method to teach you the accuracy and intricacy of rock guitar? 

With over 150 notated audio examples, Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing teaches you the most important concepts, approaches and techniques used in Rock Guitar 

Learn Rock Guitar by Studying Real Music

As well as teaching essential rock rhythm concepts, Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing playing breaks down the most important ideas in rock, decade by decade, for the last 70 years. 

Not Just Theory and Technique – Real Musical Examples You Can Use

Many guides simply show you how to build technique. Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing illustrates the musical components of metal, such as power chords, single-string lines, open and power chord riffs, embellishments and much more using real musical examples.

Over 150 Notated Audio Examples that you can Download for Free

To help you master the essential skills of Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing, over 150 examples (in standard notation and tab) are included and the audio is available to download from our dedicated website. Each example has been recorded professionally to allow you to hear each idea in a musical context. 

Two Books in One!

Part One of Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing focuses on getting the essential rudiments of rhythm guitar right. Progressive exercises teach you to play perfectly in time and develop great musical feel. Every example is relevent to helping you master the components of Rock Rhythm Guitar,

Part Two can be worked on alongside Part One, and breaks down the important musical ideas often heard in Rock Guitar Rhythm Playing. From power chord riffs, open chord ideas and embellishments, right through to single string lines, every musical tool you will need is covered and each concept is used in a musical example in the style of the rock guitar greats. 

Part Two also breaks down the last 70 years of rock guitar into decade by decade style files. Beginning with early 1950s rock and roll, and working through to modern day contemporary rock via the ‘classic’ ’60s, ’70s and ’80s eras are all covered in detail. Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing covers the styles of every important rock guitar movement.

Rock Rhythm Guitar Playing Covers

Hundreds of Rhythm Examples to Perfect your Timing, Groove and Musical UnderstandingHundreds of Stylistically Accurate Musical ExamplesOpen Chord, Power Chord and Single String Rhythmic RiffsDecade by Decade Style Files of the Most Important Movements in Rock

Bonus Over 150 Notated Musical Examples that you can download for Free

Over 500,000 Guitar Books Sold! 

Fundamental Changes are fast becoming the largest publishers of guitar tuition books on the planet. This book is a new addition, but check out our other titles to see the 5000+ 5* reviews on Amazon.

But it now to set yourself on a path to rock rhythm guitar mastery

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Other MA550 Authentic SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings (41Y18MA550)


These strings are engineered with the performer in mind and they will always stand up to rigorous practice and performance schedules. We start with our highest Tensile-Strength core wire, then tin-plate it on all six strings for added corrosion resistance; because what you don’t see matters! When coupled with our highest quality wrap wire you get consistent true Tone that you can count on song after song. Available in 80/20 Bronze and 92/8 phosphor bronze. Martin authentic acoustic SP strings offer excellent tuning stability, corrosion resistance and great playability.

Product Features

  • 92/8 phosphor bronze
  • Medium
  • 13-17-26-35-45-56
  • Highest Tensile-Strength core wire tin-plated on all six strings for added corrosion resistance
  • Excellent tuning stability, corrosion resistance and great playability

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Fernandes V-Hawk X Electric Guitar – Snow White


Body: Alder Neck: Maple, Bolt On Fingerboard: Rosewood, 25 1/2″ Scale, 24 Jumbo Frets, 16″ Radius, Center Dot Inlays Nut: Composite 1 5/8″ Tuning Gears: Die Cast Bridge: Tune-O-Matic W/Stop Tailpiece Controls: 3-Way Toggle Switch, 1 Volume, 1 Tone Pickups: Neck: High Output Humbucker, Bridge: High Output Humbucker

Product Features

  • Inspired by the grandiose North American bird of prey, this V-shaped beauty, will surely take your playing to a new level, built with the lead player in mind. Featuring a slim neck, a smooth heel joint and a lower body cutaway to provide full access to higher frets.

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Best Choice Products 39in Full Size Beginner Electric Guitar Starter Kit w/ Case, Strap, 10W Amp, Tremolo Bar – Green


Get ready to rock! This full size electric guitar set has everything beginners and pros need right out of the box. Whether you’re just learning the basics or you’ve mastered every chord, this guitar set is good for rockin’ and rollin’ all night long. SPECIFICATIONS: Guitar Dimensions: 39.5″(L) x 10.5″(W) x 2″(H); Amp Dimensions: 10″(L) x 3.25″(W) x 10.5″(H); String Dimensions: 25.59”(L); Weight: 5.55 lbs.; Color: Green; Material: Composite Hardwood; Includes: 1 Guitar, 1 Carrying Case, 1 Strap, 1 10W Amp, 1 Tremolo Bar, 1 Set of Extra Strings, 1 Pick; Intended Position: Right-hand; Power: 10W; No Assembly Required

Product Features

  • Constructed with a hardwood body and fingerboard with truss rod neck
  • Classic electric guitar design with 22 frets allows for mellow playing and comfortable neck pickup placement
  • Amp includes guitar and microphone outlet, volume control, treble and base control, and drive button
  • Set has integrated regulator volume x1, tone x2, 5 scale tone-changer amp, and single coil x3 pickup for a smooth response
  • Guitar Dimensions: 39.5″(L) x 10.5″(W) x 2″(H)

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Metallor Humbucker Pickups Bridge and Neck Set for Les Paul P90 Style Electric Guitar. (CR)


A pair of brand new high quality pickups. Humbucker sized P90 retrofit guitar pickups.

This fantastic humbucker sized P90 pickup is a straight drop in fit to your existing humbucker mount rings so you can have the clarity and big fat single coil sound with the minimum of modifications.

A bright chrome metal housing surrounds the black pickup face with six adjustable pole pieces. The neck has a string span of 50mm across the poles and the bridge measures 52mm across the pole pieces.

The bridge measures 8k with an inductance of 4H and the neck measures slightly lower at 7.5k and 3.7H inductance.

You can also see the frequency response graph plotted for the pickup. Please note the slight eddy current effect in the pickup happening just before the main super elevation of its main frequency peak. This graph helps explain a little what makes so many players just Love the tone of our P90 pickup.

Both come with nice long leads for wiring up LP and SG style and are supplied with height springs and screws.

These 90’s are opposed wound so that when you are using both together they operate in hum cancelling / humbucking mode.

Metallor pickups use ceramic magnets as these are even brighter than Alnico V or III, and in higher output pickups to help counterbalance the treble lost by the higher resistance (remember higher resistance means more midrange, but less highs if you’re using Alnico).

The face of each pickup is covered with a clear protective film which needs to be removed prior to playing.

These get the most fantastic reviews from guitarists of all genre and have been used to ‘lift’ many an expensive guitar that is lacking in tone and clarity. Have a check around the various guitar forums to see what players have to say about these rather than just take our word for it.

Product Features

  • Set of neck and bridge pickups, with hardware.
  • Ceramic bar magnet pickup.
  • Bridge resistance: 8.0k; Inductance: 4.5H; Neck resistance: 7.5k; Inductance: 3.7H;
  • Pole spacing is about 52mm on the bridge pickups and 50mm on the neck pickups.
  • Sound great and perfect for an upgrade or replacement on any guitar that has P90 style pickups.

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Best Choice Products 41in Full Size All-Wood Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar Musical Instrument Set w/ 10-Watt Amplifier, Capo, E-Tuner, Gig Bag, Strap, Picks, Extra Strings, Cloth – Blue


Get performance ready and turn up the volume with an acoustic-electric guitar set. The cutaway design produces a brighter sound and has the advantage of letting players reach higher notes. For a balanced sound profile, the 4-band guitar pickup can adjust the treble and bass levels. This way, you can have the perfect sound on stage or at home.

Perfect for Beginners or Pros
If you’re just starting to learn how to play, this guitar provides a superb playing experience without breaking the bank. For professionals, it’s perfect for practice on-the-go or as a spare guitar.

Complete Set
The set comes with everything to start playing right away, such as a guitar strap, guitar picks, and a guitar amp with an included cable! Just put the digital clip-on tuner on the headstock for easy tuning.

Pre-Installed Guitar Pickup
The guitar pickup lets you play through a guitar amp and allows for volume, treble, bass, and presence control. Also, a low battery indicator light lets you know to replace the battery.

Cutaway Design
Digital Clip-On Tuner
10-Watt Amp w/ Cable
4-Band EQ-7545R Guitar Pickup
Guitar Strap and Picks Included
Cleaning Cloth Included
Ready to Play

Guitar Dimensions: 40.5″(L) x 15.5″(W) x 4.5″(H)
Amp Dimensions: 11.25″(L) x 4.25″(W) x 11.5″(H)
Guitar Weight: 4.6 lbs.
Amp Weight: 6.9 lbs.
Guitar Material: Okoume/Spruce/Linden Wood
Cleaning Cloth Material: Cotton
Bag Material: Nylon, Foam
No assembly required

Package Includes:
Acoustic-electric guitar
Digital clip-on tuner
10-watt amplifier
Amp cable
(4) Guitar picks
Guitar strap
Set of replacement strings


Product Features

  • ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC CUTAWAY: Equipped with a 4-band EQ-7545R guitar preamp and crafted with a linden wood top, back, and sides, and okoume wood neck
  • 41-INCH FULL-SIZE GUITAR: Perfect for players of all skill levels, from beginners looking for a great starter guitar and pros looking for a spare to practice with
  • 10-WATT AMP: Includes a guitar amp with volume, bass, and treble control, and an included amp cable
  • EXTRA ACCESSORIES: Includes a gig bag, digital clip-on tuner, 4 guitar picks, a guitar strap, replacement guitar strings, cleaning cloth, and a capo so you have everything you need
  • CARRYING BAG: Includes a padded nylon gig bag to protect it from dust and to take on the go; GUITAR DIMENSIONS: 40.5″(L) x 15.5″(W) x 4.5″(H)

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