Sunday, May 23, 2010


Issue #48

Sfarzo Guitar Strings | Alloy 5109 Guitar Strings | How to Buy | Artists
Dear John,

Booth TimeIf you are in the San Francisco, Ca. area on June 5th 2010, please stop by and check out our Pat Travers show.  Also, Eric Martin Juy 10th and August 13th its Michael Schenker and Lynch Mob.

More about Sfarzo Strings shows at Sfarzo Live in Concert

Featured Artists

Johnny Morse is from Upstate New York. He has been playing in clubs since he was 13 years old and has performed with Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, Rick Derringer, Molly Hatchet, Robby Krieger, Zebra, Johnny Winter, Jason & The Scorchers, Bad English and J.Geils to name a few. 
John has also shared the stage with Dokken, Bret Micheals, U.F.O. and many more.
The John Morse Band's live shows have been called foot stompin' adrenaline soaked extravaganzas, with John being compared to Angus Young, Roy Buchannan, Stevie Ray and more. Check out John

Stacy Maisenbach was born in Ventura California, later moving to Sonoma County. She worked at Stanroy's Music in Santa Rosa to earn money for her first bass guitar. Stacy had always had a love for rhythm, so the bass was a natural choice. A few of her major influences have been John Paul Jones, Cliff Burton, Tom Araya and Trevor Dunn.

She joined her first band Skitzo in 1990. From there on she has played in bands from poppy punk ,metal, cover bands, and most recently a goth rock band. Her love of seeing people have a great time and get into the music has kept her very busy, playing out as much as she can and with as many diverse bands as possible.

The list of bands she has lent a hand to include Skitzo, Spat, Fluff Grrl, Chix Pack, The Minks, Triple Cobra, Cookie Mongoloid, Violent Discharge and Saints Of Ruin. She recently went to New Orleans to perform at Anne Rices Vampire Ball. Stacy is looking forward to touring Europe very soon. Check out Stacy

Artists News

Brand new album by Sfarzo String User Jason Saulnier.  High Voltage - Armor featuring Marc LeBlanc (Vocals, Bass) & Leon Stuart (Drums)
Video Release in June 2010

Also radio shows broadcasting on CIFA 104.1 FM Broadcasting at 40,000 watts in Nova Scotia Thursdays at 6:30-8pm EST & on Tuesdays at 7pm-9pm EST on Pure Rock Radio
Visit Jason 

Booth TimeTerry Lauderdale appears on HEATHEN's new album release THE EVOLUTION OF CHAOS as guest soloist on 'Silent Nothingness' & 'Arrows of Agony'.Available through Mascot Records, http://www.myspace/heathenmetal andWORLDWIDE!

Terry endorses Sfarzo Guitar String Company, Ibanez Guitars, Budda Amplifiers, Nady
Wireless Systems,, Stan Hinesley Pickups, Paul Trombetta Pedals,
In Tune Guitar Picks,,,, Tiger Shark Video, Dawn Flash Graphics &
Video, Aantone's Music and Spinstigator and Twist-free electric guitar
and bass cables!

"Love the strings - I find they've made a clean difference from my previous strings!" Brent Doemer of HELIX
Booth TimeSfarzo Endorsed Artist Dario Lorina of LIZZY BORDEN on tour in Japan and Europe

May 20 - Berlin, NH - The White Mountain Chalet
May 21 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
May 22 - Baltimore, MD - Quarter @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
May 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
May 29 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
May 30 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
June 1 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
June 3 - Wantagh, NY - Mulchay's
June 4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
June 5 - Reading, PA - The Silo Night Club
June 6 - Newport News, VA - Budda's Place (New venu )More here 

Gibson Supply Drying Up Due to Floods

The Tennessean reported this week that many MI retailers soon expect to run out of many models of Gibson guitars, following the flooding of a company plant:

The nation's largest musical instrument seller, Guitar Center, anticipates its 214 stores will exhaust their existing stock of Gibson-brand electric guitars "within weeks," according to Phil Rich, vice president of guitar merchandise."

Beginning May 7, you can enter your unsigned band in Rock The Space 2 for a chance to win a record contract with MySpace Records and a bunch of Fender gear. Just submit your best song, then begin customizing your demo tape to share with thousands of music fans on MySpace. You can also participate in Duels, where bands go head-to-head in categories like Best Tape Design and Song Title. Visit For full details and Official Rules, CLICK HERE.

A music producer and engineer who has worked on shows such as Roommates and Fresh Beat Band as well as films, The Cove and Morning Light, is currently accepting any songwriters/artists seeking assistance-no matter the budget. He specializes in urban, soul, hip-hop and R&B. To contact him, simply visit this AMP CLASSIFIED. Looking to promote your own unique skills? Feel free to do so for free at our AMP classifieds. Simply visit,

Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the scene, club El Cid's beautiful old-school variety-night theater space is the ideal spot for you to get in front of an audience and show them what you're about. All are welcome. Come be a part of this developing scene. Signups are from 7:30-8:30 or sign up online at For full details go to
Halo Custom Guitars, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Belinda Lee and Waylon Ford. The first Halo guitars and basses were released at the 2001 Winter NAMM Showand featured designs popular within the metal genre of musicians. Halo is known for its 60+ showcases every month, NHRA racing, billboard advertisements, and massive growing street team. 
In 2007, at the winter NAMM show, HaloBooth TimeGuitars revealed the "Octavia" 8-string electric guitar made possible by the joint action of Halo Guitars co-founder Waylon Ford & Kahler Tremolo System owner Gary Kahler.

American Band Idol
American Band Instrument Service in Tyler, Texas, celebrates its 20th anniversary on April 10 with an outdoor party, hosts eighth annual American Band Idol competition. more

Shredders Descend on Retailers
Celebrity guitarists make appearances and host clinics at music retail shops around the country this spring, offering giveaways, product rebates and one-of-a-kind face time with fans. more

Eastwood Goes Mediterranean
Eastwood Guitars moves forward with its global distribution program, naming Eden Roc Distribution the exclusive distributor of Eastwood and Airline brands for Greece, Portugal and Spain, despite growing financial instability in the region. more