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Periphery Announces New Project – ‘Clear’


Remember a few weeks ago when Periphery’s Mark Holcomb teased about a forthcoming Periphery project during our interview? Well here it is! Clear! Not quite an EP, not quite an album, every band member has written their own track, showcasing their individual writing styles and filtering it through the massive Periphery machine. Here’s what the band had to say about it (and a teaser video at the end):

Clear is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. It’s rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound.

“Every track also contains a melodic theme established in Clear’s intro track “Overture” this common thread links all of the songs together, even though they all sound wildly different. Clear shouldn’t be confused with our new 3rd full-length album that we’re currently working on, nor should it be considered an EP as it rides somewhere in-between clocking in at 30 minutes. Enjoy!”

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Les Paul’s Trio Featuring Steel Guitar Legend Johnny Farina at B.B. King Blues Club


Press Release

Source: DKC Public Relations

Les Paul Trio_webLes Paul’s Trio featuring Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny and “Sleep Walk” fame will be appearing live at B.B. King Blues Club on December 14, 2013 at 8pm.

“Santo & Johnny” collected a Gold Record in 1959 for their prolific original instrumental tune, “Sleep Walk”.   This song has been covered by more than two hundred different artists and has been heard in over 20 movies TV programs and series, as well as TV commercials from 1959 to 2013.

Even more remarkable is the fact that this composition has recently been credited with over four million certified airplays since its release in 1959!  Capping this award, “Sleep Walk” was recognized again in 1999 with a Grammy Award for the Best Pop Instrumental recorded by “The Brian Setzer Orchestra”.

In total, Johnny Farina and “Santo & Johnny” have recorded and released 35 albums and over 50 singles worldwide during their careers which span over 50 years. Other Santo & Johnny hits include All Night Dinner, Tear Drop, Caravan and Pipeline.   Johnny Farina has kept the magical steel guitar sound alive performing as a solo artist all over the world since the early 70′s.

The members of Les Paul’s Trio have always been considered cream of the crop among the greater New York area music scene.  When band leader, Lou Pallo, felt like experimenting he decided to invite his friend legendary steel guitarist, Johnny Farina, to sit-in with the trio on a recent Les Paul Monday evening at the iconic Iridium Jazz Club. The collaboration turned out to be better than Lou had ever expected; so rather than this being a one-off event, Lou & Johnny decided to bring this dynamic new combo on the road with their very first stop being Lucille’s at B.B. King’s on Dec 14 at 8pm.

Tickets are available at the B.B. King box office and all other Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone 1 800 754 3000 or  B.B. KING BLUES CLUB 237 West 42nd Street Times Square New York City 212 997 4144 BBKINGBLUES.COM


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Pierre Pihl Grönlund is quite literally a one man band

I’ve seen people play guitars with their feet, I’ve seen people lap tapping guitars, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen someone play the bass with his feet while playing an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar at the same time!

The musician above is Pierre Pihl Grönlund, a young guitarist from Cologne, Germany who also plays as a the duo Max und Pierre.

Pretty impressive huh?

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ChromaCast CC-SAMPLE-12PK Sampler Guitar Picks


The ChromaCast Pick Sampler provides a taste of both the Celluloid and Dura Picks in the classic, standard guitar pick shape with a comfortably wide body and a rounded tip that prevents chipping and provides a warm, fat musical tone. This sampler includes a wide variety of gauges that will help each player find the exact pick that is perfect for their style. Pack Includes: 6 Dura Picks- Extra Thin, Thin, Thin/Medium, Medium, Medium/Heavy, Heavy Gauges and 6 Celluloid Picks: Thin Medium & Heavy Gauges.

Product Features

  • Classic guitar pick shape with a wide body and rounded tip.
  • Dura Picks: Red (Extra Thin .50mm), Orange (Thin .60mm), Yellow (Thin/Medium .73mm), Green (Medium .88mm), Blue (Medium/Heavy 1mm) & Purple (Heavy 1.14mm)
  • Celluloid: Blue, Abalone, Red, Black, Green & Purple in assorted gauges.

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Danelectro N10BK Honey Tone Mini Amp in Black


The Honey Tone Mini Practice Amp sounds as sweet as it looks! The difinitive small portable amp offers a great clean, or overdriven sound at a great price for guitar pakcages. Louder than most mini-amps with features of a full size combo!

Product Features

  • Leather Handle
  • Clean and Overdrive Tone Settings
  • Belt Clip for Travel Use

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B.C. Rich Kerry King Metal Master Tribal Fire Warlock Electric Guitar


This mid-level Kerry King Wartribe, is ready to gig! A Kahler Tremolo and B.C. Rich B.D.S.M pickups highlight this nicely equipped bolt on Warlock.

Product Features

  • Bolt-on Construction
  • B.C. Rich diecast tuners
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • 1 Volume, 1 Tone, and 1 Three Way Toggle Controls

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B.C. Rich Red Bevel Warlock Guitar Pack, Black with Red Bevels


The mayhem starts here! There’s no better way to start playing a BC Rich than with the Red Bevel Warlock and the red “Insinerator” amplifier combo. Wicked tones all in one package.

The mayhem starts here. Click to enlarge.

View control diagram. Click to enlarge.

Includes “Insinerator” amplifier for wicked tones all in one package. Click to enlarge.

Bolt-on Construction
A number of B.C. Rich guitars use a classic Bolt-on construction. On these instruments a neck (typically maple) is bolted on with 4 screws to the body. This construction offers some added flexibility in the instruments adjustment and provides the option to change the neck in the future.

B.C. Rich BDSM Pickups
B.C. Rich designed their BDSM humbucking pickups to provide a solid sound and to be durable while delivering high output. BDSM stands for Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched. Which simply means that the pickup is designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies accurately (broad dynamic). Then they are tested and matched in pairs (Neck and Bridge) by their inherent individual and signature tonal and output characteristics to give a solidly balanced tone (sonically matched).

Beveled Top
Most of B.C. Rich body styles employ a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. Occasionally the shape of the instrument is accented by painting the bevels a contrasting color.

“Insinerator” Amp Included
Get started right away with the included 10-watt B.C. Rich “Insinerator” amp, which is perfect for practicing. With red tolex to match your Warlock, it provides two channels through an eight-inch speaker. Dial it in with volume, tone and drive controls.

Red Bevel Warlock Specs
Construction: Bolt-on Body wood: Agathis Body thickness: 45mm Top style: Beveled Body binding: None

Headstock style: Widow Headstock color: Black Headstock binding: None Tuners: Diecast

Neck wood: Maple Back of neck: Natural satin Neck binding: None

Fretboard: Rosewood Inlay: White Pearloid dots Frets: 24 jumbo 2.7mm Factory strings: 9 – 42 Nut: 43mm Scale: 25 1/2″

Bridge / Tailpiece: Adjustable wrap around Pickups: 2 black humbucker Controls: 1 volume, 1 three-way toggle and 1 tone Hardware: Chrome

Finish: Painted glossy Color: Onyx with red bevels

Product Features

  • Bolt-on Construction
  • Die-cast tuners
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Includes matching red 10 watt B.C. Rich “insinerator” amp
  • Beveled top

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ESP LTD EX50 Electric Guitar – (Black)


The ESP LTD Standard EX50 is an aggressively-styled guitar with a large, resonant body and hot ESP LH-150 humbuckers for a tone that’s as big as it looks! The EX50 is another easy-playing ESP with 22 extra jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard. ESP has spent years perfecting radical designs like this and now they’re able to offer them at downright sick prices. Other features include an agathis body, a rock solid Tune-o-matic bridge with a stop tailpiece and black nickel hardware.

Product Features

  • 22 extra jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard
  • Agathis body
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with a stop tailpiece
  • Black nickel hardware
  • ESP LH-150 humbuckers

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ESP LTD EC Series EC-1000 Electric Guitar – Vintage Black


The ESP LTD Deluxe EC1000VB Electric Guitar is built for the modern player while at the same time providing a great vintage vibe! EMG 81 neck and 60 bridge active humbuckers are a favorite combination and are used by countless players of metal, hard rock, shred and more. The 3-ply gold binding on the headstock and body, gold hardware, and MOP fingerboard inlays and binding give a visually stunning look and a great vintage vibe. ESP LTD Deluxe EC1000VB Electric Guitar Features Classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body, set mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard EMG 81/60 active humbucker pickups Thin U neck contour for a superb feel that isn’t too chunky or thin Tonepros Locking TOM and LTD Locking tuners set the standard for tuning stability and string resonance Gold hardware and gold body and headstock binding ESP EC Style Case To protect and transport your guitar, ESP recommends the optional EC Style Electric Guitar Case (#ESP ECFF) .

Product Features

  • Incredible quilted maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Set neck .
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • And excellent upgrade

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Hagstrom Tremar Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar – Black Gloss


The Hagstrom Select Series, Vintage Series, and UltraLux Series guitars recapture the original glorious Hagstrom style. They are built to the same stringent quality standards and feature Hagstrom’s exclusive technologies including the legendary H-Expander Truss Rod while introducing a number of new technological advances such as the Resinator Fretboard in order to guarantee that these are the finest guitars on the market. The Vintage Series Tremar Viking Deluxe combines a vintage Hagstrom Vibrato roller bridge with custom hardware to match. This Vibrato hollow body is the ultimate in elegance. The Tremar Viking Deluxe opens up a new dimension of tone, playability and nuance. The Hagstrom Tremar bridge was designed to ensure the perfect tuning and intonation, even under heavy use. The Tremar Viking Deluxe features a Contoured Flamed Maple Body with a Maple Set Neck. The fingerboard is made from Resinator wood with Hagstrom Pearl Block Position Marks. Resinator wood is more stable than any standard wood product. It is the perfect fingerboard material in that it eliminates wolf tones or hot spots, and it has a smooth, articulate sound. The H-Expander Truss Rod provides tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, and the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation as the world’s fastest playing guitar. Other features are: Hagstrom 18:1 die cast tuning keys, 24.75 inch scale length, a 3-way toggle, a Tremar Vibrato with Tremar Roller Bridge, 2 x volume/ 2 x tone, and 2 x Hagstrom HJ-50 Humbuckers.

Product Features

  • Easy playabability
  • Thin neck
  • Custom pickups
  • Beautiful finishes
  • Easy playability
  • Contoured Flamed Maple Body with a Maple Set Neck
  • 24.75 inch scale length, a 3-way toggle

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