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Monthly Archives: August 2012

GretschTech: Switches Everywhere …

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How does the switching work on Gretsch guitars?

Of the approximately 100 Gretsch electric guitar and bass guitar models available today, about half of them have a single switch on the upper bout. The other half have two switches on the upper bout. A dozen or so models even have a switch on the lower bout.

Welcome to the wonderfully idiosyncratic world of Gretsch switch configurations, which can differ quite substantially from other guitars. Once you fully understand what’s going on under your Gretsch guitar’s hood, we think you’ll agree that the switching layouts are really quite sensible. Ingenious, even. Here’s the deal …

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Nick 13 Releases Video For ‘Carry My Body Down’

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Tiger Army frontman Nick 13 released his self-titled debut solo album of Americana-tinged tunes just over a year ago, and now the second music video is available.

Watch the clip for “Carry My Body Down” below.

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The Cult Drops New Video For ‘Honey From A Knife’

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This week, the Cult officially released the music video for the second single off 2012′s Choice of Weapon, “Honey From a Knife.”

The back-alley chase sequence is gritty and dark, highlighted by a rocking riff from guitarist Billy Duffy as singer Ian Astbury sings about drugs and a lost generation.

Watch the clip below.

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Watch Ambassadors Perform for Billboard

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Check out this Billboard clip featuring Ambassadors singer Sam Harris performing “Litost” during Lollapalooza.

Also, here’s a Billboard interview with the whole band.

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Dry The River Performs “Shaker Hymns”

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London folk rockers Dry the River dropped by the Gretsch Airstream during Lollapalooza and performed “Shaker Hymns.” Frontman Peter Liddle used a Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod during the performance. Watch and enjoy below …

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