Monthly Archives: March 2010

GIBSON USA INTRODUCES THE SLASH APPETITE LES PAUL GUITAR

From his groundbreaking work with Guns N’ Roses, to Slash’s Snakepit, to Velvet Revolver and numerous acclaimed solo and side projects, Slash has continued to embody the ultimate rebel rocker, putting addictive licks and eviscerating tone above all else, and throughout he has continued to do it on his Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul guitar. To honor this achievement, Gibson USA is pleased to introduce the Slash Appetite Les Paul. This guitar is equipped with the finest features associated with a Gibson Les Paul, and the added punch of Seymour Duncan Signature Series Alnico II Pro Slash humbucking pickups. With looks to kill from a Grade AAA figured maple top with nitrocellulose “Appetite Amber” finish, “Gold” volume and tone top hat knobs, rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays, specially requested Orange Drop capacitors, a Slash headstock graphic, and enhanced resonance from a TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece at one end and a high-density Corian nut at the other, the Slash Appetite Les Paul is as prime a piece of eye candy as it is ear candy.


Photo Credit: Neil Zlozower

Playability on the Slash Appetite Les Paul, naturally, is flawless, thanks to a solid one-piece Grade A quarter-sawn mahogany neck with Slash’s preferred slim ’60s profile, and the 12″ fingerboard radius and 22 jumbo frets that have made Les Pauls notorious for big, meaty rock bends for more the past 50 years. All Slash Appetite Les Pauls come with plush-lined hardshell case with silkscreened Slash graphic and Owner’s Manual. MSRP: $4,728 USD

Bursting onto a scene with poodle hairdos, spandex pants, and pointy headstocks, Slash and Guns N’ Roses saved rock in the mid ’80s by bringing back the grease, leather, attitude, and some seriously heavy guitar chops. Their 1987 release Appetite for Destruction became the biggest-selling debut album of all time, with 28 million and counting sold worldwide, and the big riffs of “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” fired up the airwaves across the globe—riffs fueled by the most powerful rock tool of all time: a Les Paul.

Recently, Slash revealed the complete all-star lineup of guest artists featured on his forthcoming solo album. The self-titled disc, scheduled for release in April, will feature Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother.

“The idea was really simple in the beginning,” said Slash. “These are all artists I wanted to work with – that I thought it would be amazing to do something creative and collaborative. And I was so impressed with what everyone brought to the table. They were all so committed to doing a good job. And we had a lot of fun making these songs.”

Slash Track Listing:

01. Ghost (with Ian Astbury)
02. Beautiful Dangerous (with Fergie)
03. Nothing To Say (with M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold)
04. Crucify The Dead (with Ozzy Osbourne)
05. Promise (with Chris Cornell)
06. By The Sword (with Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother)
07. Doctor Alibi (with Lemmy Kilmeister)
08. Saint Is A Sinner Too (with Rocco De Luca)
09. Watch This (with Dave Grohl/Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (with Kid Rock)
11. Gotten (with Adam Levine)
12. We’re All Gonna Die (with Iggy Pop)
13. Starlight (with Myles Kennedy)

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Stock Update: New Dunlop Heavy Core strings, Aqua Puss MkII, Zakk Wylde zw38

The new Dunlop Heavy core strings are in!

The Aqua Puss and the MXR Black Label Chorus too!

check them out in our shops.

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Stock Update: New Leem Pa Systems

We just received new Leem PA Systems including the HA range and the RBA.

The HA range has 8 Channels systems available with 12″ or 10″ speakers and 4 channels with 12″ speakers.

The RBA range is specifically designed to connect/play mp3 files and Ipods, complete with usb port and sd card reader.

Check them out in our shops from tomorrow.

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Stock Update: Fender Deluxe Black Dove Tele & Lonestar Strat Artic White

Finally our 1st Deluxe Black Dove Tele has just landed,

2 x p90s, bullet trussrod, 70’s headstock  and the famous deluxe style, give it a try!

Additionally the Deluxe Lonestar is back in Artic White.

The Black Dove and the Lonestar will be in George street from tomorrow.

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WALTONS WORLD MASTERS – ANGELIQUE KIDJO

The Waltons World Masters series presents Angélique Kidjo and her group of stellar musicians in a special benefit concert for UNICEF Ireland’s Haiti Appeal.

Saturday, 1 May 2010, 8 pm
National Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Tickets €35, €40, €45 (choir balcony €20) available from nch.ie
Angélique Kidjo • vocals
Dominic James • guitar
André Manga • bass
Ibrahim Diagne • percussion
Daniel Freedman • drums

There is simply no musician quite like Angélique Kidjo. One of the true stars of world music, ‘Africa’s premier diva’ (Time Magazine) has spread her rhythmic Afro-fusion to the far reaches of the globe, cross-pollinating the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of R&B, jazz, and funk, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. Kidjo commands the stage with her fun-loving personality and electrifying charisma, and ‘her voice has never sounded more expressive or exquisitely nuanced’ (The Times, London). This Grammy Award winning singer crosses musical boundaries and, in doing so, seeks to unite different world cultures through her music. Angélique Kidjo is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has delivered countless speeches on the issues children and women face in her native land and elsewhere.

All profits from this concert, Angélique Kidjo’s first in Ireland, will be donated to UNICEF Ireland and its ongoing work in Haiti.

‘Her spirit is irrepressible, and she brings life to everything she touches.’
– Peter Gabriel

‘An electrifying cool – as contemporary, stylish and vibrant as it comes.’
– Time Out

‘Kidjo reminds you what a real voice sounds like.’
– Sunday Times

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Stock Update: Gibson Les Paul & Sg

We just took delivery of several Les Paul 2008 & Traditionals in various finishes including light burst!

Additionaly, SG61 are back in stock but  hurry up they won’t stay for long!

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Stock Update: New CNB Guitar Covers & new SX kits

The much acclaimed 1600 cnb bags are now available for Randy Rhoads guitars but also  Explorer, Mockingbird, Firebird, Flying v,  ES335 style guitar, sj200 and jumbo guitars.

Additionaly we’ve just received new Sx guitar kits, DG150K, All you need to start for only €79.

We’ve also received multiple stands for 3 or 6 guitars.

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