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The Creature Preachers have joined the Bosphorus Cymbals family

The Creature Preachers are proud to officially announce that we’ve joined the Bosphorus Cymbals family!!! The pictures don’t do them justice. They look and sound amazing! You’ll be hearing them on all recordings and live performances from here on out. These babies were made to order and they even laser etched our logo onto them! We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the family.

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Stolen vintage guitars recovered

Hello surf guitar folks. I just saw this article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and thought someone in here might be interested:

"Santa Cruz police recover $225K in stolen vintage guitars - Instruments part of $2 million Southern California burglary

SANTA CRUZ — Local police investigators played a role this week in recovering several stolen vintage guitars, part of a nearly year-old $2 million Southern California heist.

Police are continuing to investigate a Santa Cruz connection to a Marina Del Rey heist nabbing some $2 million in stolen guitars. (Santa Cruz Police Department — Contributed)
After receiving a tip from the Los Angeles Police Department, Santa Cruz Police Department detectives, with help from members of the Santa Cruz Police Neighborhood Policing Team and Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team, served search warrants Tuesday at three different city locations.

Police in Southern California had already arrested several suspected burglars in August, tying them to a July burglary of some $2 million in musical equipment and personal belongings from a storage unit in Marina Del Rey. Investigators later learned that some of the stolen guitars were being sold from Santa Cruz through the online site reverb.com, a legitimate online website.

Nine stolen vintage guitars were recovered from a Delaware Avenue warehouse and two associated residences, according to Lt. Arnold Vasquez. The guitars ranged in value from $5,000 to $50,000 each, with a combined recovery total of $225,000, according to Santa Cruz police. The Santa Cruz police have made no arrests in the local case, “as it remains unclear how the stolen property came into the possession of subjects associated to the searches,” according to Vasquez."

https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2021/06/12/santa-cruz-police-recover-225k-in-stolen-vintage-guitars/?obref=obinsite


The Drip Switch is here! $50 introductory price.

ATTN: Surf Guitarists both rhythm and lead:

As veteran surf guitarists ourselves, Mel and I consider this pedal a must have for anyone using a Fender style reverb tank. Surfy bear kit builders, you can easily wire in a jack to accommodate the pedal as well, if you haven't already.

We will be setting up a demonstration area at the SG101 convention, but if you're not coming and you'd like to pre-order one at the discounted intro price, we've created a page on Mel's Alameda Guitars website with more information and a contact form at the bottom.

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You can also find everything you need to make your own right here.


Vintage Guitar Profiles 1961 Fender Showman 12

The May 2018 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine is featuring every surf player's favorite amp, the venerable Fender Showman 6G14-A. This particular example has apparently fallen into the hands of a collector and is all original. Wow!

Being a Showman 12", it features the separate, elaborately ported 12-inch JBL D-120-F "speaker Projector Ring" (tone-ring) "piggy-back high fidelity Lansing enclosure" cabinet, versus the Dick Dale-approved 15-inch JBL D-130-F speaker. Yet, for the devoted, it is a fascinating look both into an especially well-preserved specimen and at this model's place in history.

Lucky you! Vintage Guitar kindly makes some of their issues freely available on the Web, and possibly only for a limited time. It is available now via online distribution. Follow this link: The Show Must Go On: Fender's 1961 Showman by Dave Hunter

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South Creek Instrument and Audio Cables

If you are looking for amazing quality cables for live performance and recording you need to look no further. These cables are fantastic. Copper grading, gold plated, with a variety of sizes and angles for all your cable needs. I know they're just cables, but I can't say enough good things about them. I discovered them on Scott Grove's Youtube channel and I was hooked. I Redid my entire rig in nothing but cables from South Creek Audio .

Check out his review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lt5vzaA_Kg

South Creek's website: https://www.southcreekaudio.com/

They do nothing but cables and are not paying me a dime. I can't see myself using anything besides them for the rest of my guitar life.
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Paul Johnson amp for sale

If you or anyone you know would like to own the Fender De Ville amp that I've been playing through over the past ten years or so, please see this post in the "for sale" section.


Hallmark Guitars at Rickorama Music

Bob Shade of Hallmark Guitars was kind enough to send me three Hallmark guitars for distribution here on the west coast. I have a Custom 60 Gospel in white with white pickup covers. I also have a black Gospel with white pickup covers, (stunning) and finally a Hallmark II in 3 tone sunburst. If you have any interest these beauties, contact me. I can also send detail pictures on request.

Regards,

Rick

Rickorama Music

760-485-3016


Sinuous Guitars

Please check out www.sinuousguitars.com to see guitars I build that make great surf rock guitars.  I will also gladly give artist discounts.

If anyone has some input on what they would like to see in a modern surf guitar I would love to hear it. 

Thanks-

Greg