Gervana Ding Mao boost/overdrive pedal: The boutique bargain of the year?

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Chinese pedal maker Gervana has a pedal, the Ding Mao pedal dual boost/overdrive. Branded as “handmade in China”, the aim here is give you boutique build standards at highly affordable price tag. So much for the marketing. But this pedal also seems to provide a lot of options for guitarists looking for a flexible drive […]

Behringer, Midifan and the MUSIC Tribe City factory strike: Uli takes to Facebook

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A couple of days ago we reported on the story that Chinese music technology website Midifan were being sued by Behringer/Music Group for using words such as “Shameless” and “Copycat” when referring to Behringer’s synthesizer clones. After sharing the article on social media a bit of a debate ensued over the language use, Chinese translations […]

Heard the “Yamaha buying Gibson” rumour? Here’s why that would make sense.

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We’ve been reporting on the rumours swirling around Gibson Brands Inc. and its lamentable financial situation for a while now. And when a famous brand with great heritage is in trouble, others smell opportunity. New rumours have it that a consortium from China has expressed interest in acquiring the brand. But there are rumours about […]