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  • Warwick Streamer LX Limited 2011 Revealed

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    Here it is, Warwick fans: the Limited Edition Streamer LX 2011.  It’s got a plain Blackwood top with a Maple body, finished in oil, bolt-on Blackwood neck with Maple fingerboard, Seymour Duncan SB-4 pickups, and Seymour Duncan 3-Way electronics.  Warwick is shooting for a street price of $3,499 and we’ll have them available at The Zoo.

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  • Warwick Star Bass Singlecut New For 2011

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    Hot off the press at Warwick was this interesting new body shape: the Star Bass Singlecut, seen here in a Flamed Maple 4-String.  The laminated Maple body is joined to a Maple neck using set-neck construction, topped with a Wenge fingerboard.  The passive MEC humbucker pickups and electronics look the business, we look forward to seeing what they can do.

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  • Highest Gain Ever: Orange TH 100 Amplifier

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    Squirreled away inside a secret, padded room on the sprawling 2011 NAMM show floor, we were given a full-volume test drive of the amazing new TH 100 head from Orange Amplifiers. This successor to the popular TH30 packs four EL34 valves, four 12AX7 preamp valves and a 12AT7 valve, with the highest specific preamp gain of any Orange amp in history. That’s not to say that it’s a one-trick pony; the...

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  • Z Vex Instant Lo Fi Junky Prototype Pedal

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    The mad genius named Zachary Vex was at NAMM 2011 showing off a pedal that was only days old: the Instant Lo-Fi Junky. This is the sound of the Lo-Fi Loop Junky, in realtime. It’s possible to use just the compression with full fidelity, and then also mix the pure compression straight sound with the modulated sound to achieve a sweet chorus. Like most of Z Vex’s creations, this one can create a...

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  • Over The Top Crunch: MXR ’78 Distortion

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    One of the new pedals from MXR/Dunlop that we’re excited about for 2011 is this “Custom Badass” MXR ’78 Distortion.  Designed to provide a searing wall of old school distortion, the party really starts when you press that little white “crunch” button.  This slams the harmonic content of the distortion for an over-the-top tone perfect for scorching leads and gigantic rhythm playing.

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  • Ernie Ball Reflex Gamechanger: Millions Of Sounds

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    Imagine having a guitar in your hands set up with dual humbuckers then without putting the guitar down, have a true Strat configuration at your disposal. Then imagine being able to start hot rodding combinations of pickups between those two and anything else you can think of – the outer bridge single coil with the outer neck single coil, the neck humbucker with the middle single coil out of...

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