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  • Chip Ellis On The Jackson Randy Rhoads Relic Tribute

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    The new Jackson Randy Rhoads Relic Tribute Model is one of the coolest guitars we saw unveiled this year at NAMM, and The Music Zoo’s Tommy Colletti caught up with Fender R&D guru Chip Ellis to find out more about it. Chip assisted Masterbuilder Mike Shannon to inspect, measure, and recreate in every detail the guitar Randy designed for himself in 1980. 60 will be made worldwide. The Rhoads...

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  • Modern & Modular: The New Z. Vex Inventobox

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    Zachary Vex, the man behind the ultra-cool Z. Vex line of boutique pedals, gave us a personal tour of his newest pedal – the Inventobox. This is the ultimate tool for diehard tone geeks, a completely modular, open-source version of the famed Z. Vex tone circuits, allowing infinite customization and re-invention of the infamous squealing tones of the Fuzz Factory and other Z. Vex hallmarks. Look

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  • Visiting The Pedaltrain Booth at NAMM 2010

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    We have been fans of Pedaltrain’s pedalboards at The Music Zoo for a while now, and we stopped by their NAMM booth to see what’s up.  See all the pics after the jump.  The skateboard pedalboard isn’t a real product of course, you would break your neck in front of everyone trying to use it, but we liked it anyway:

    Here’s a future real product, the super mini pedalboard:

    And here is a neat...

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  • Jackson Limited Phil Collen Hand Painted PC1

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    Def Leppard’s Phil Collen has gotten very hands-on with his new Limited Run of Jackson PC1 guitars – he hand painted all 30 himself.  These are mahogany PC1s with the bolt-on quartersawn maple neck, reverse headstock, Dimarzio hum & driver, and the Sustainer circuit.  Watch the process of Phil getting his hands dirty helping create these guitars after the jump in this video:

    They are all...

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  • 50th Anniversary Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard

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    50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul

    UPDATE: Browse the 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Pauls we have in stock

    Continuing the 50th Anniversary celebration that Gibson’s Les Paul has enjoyed the last few years, we saw Gibson’s 1960 Les Paul Standard 50th Anniversary models today at Gibson’s surprisingly compact NAMM display today. Instead of just doing one version of the ’60 Burst for the 50th Anniversary, Gibson has elected to build three...

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  • 50 Years Of The Fender Jazz Bass

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    Because the late 1950s and early 1960s were such a boom for new musical instrument development, we are now coming upon some pretty impressive anniversaries, one of them being the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Jazz Bass. To commemorate, Fender is releasing a Limited Edition 50th Anniversary model that combines the best features that have become available on the Jazz Bass over the last five...

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