Two Grand Junction guitarists are the envy of players around the world due to some recent acquisitions.

Both guitarists have laid their hands on a very rare new product. Unfortunately, scalpers have hoarded most of these objects, making them almost impossible to find.

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What's The Big Deal?

Hey, music equipment IS a big deal. These two gentleman have obtained an item desired by guitarists around the world. There's a new kid in town in the form of an effects pedal emulating the signature sounds of some of the most legendary guitarists in history.

Only three thousand of these pedals were produced. That's all there will be. Within moments of their release, they were gone.

Behold This Amazing New Toy (I mean essential piece of equipment)

Behold the TB-2W Tone Bender. Isn't it cool? Are you wondering what a TB-2W Tone Bender is. Well, to be honest, so am I. All I know is two of my musical friends have been able to get them, and it's a huge deal.

According to a Facebook post from Hart Music:

The TB-2W was a special collaboration between Boss and Sola Sound. The TB-2W Tone Bender is an authentic sonic recreation of the iconic Tone Bender MK II fuzz pedal used by some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Heard on legions of classic tracks from the 1960s through today, the Tone Bender’s bold, rich voice and smooth sustain are forever embedded in the annals of rock and pop music history. Using a “masterpiece” vintage Tone Bender MK II (serial number 500) from Sola Sound’s archive as a benchmark reference, BOSS engineers have fully realized the pedal’s magical sound and expressive dynamic response through detailed Waza craftsmanship. Available in a limited production run, each TB-2W features rare germanium transistors carefully tested for optimum tone, a three-way voltage selector, selectable true/buffered bypass operation, and a refined circuit design for ultra-consistent performance from pedal to pedal.

Clear As Mud?

I love playing music, but the paragraph above makes no sense to me. In a nutshell, though, it appears these pedals are the "brass ring" when it comes to guitar enthusiasts.

Scalpers Are Scum

Look at this scumbags. These effects pedals just came out less than a month ago, and scuzzy scalpers already cornered the market. Before retailers could get them, scalpers were rounding these up, and then pushing them via online auction sites at five times the retail price. Take a look.

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Meet The Proud Owners

Allow me to introduce the two guitarists who managed to obtain these highly desired items. You probably recognize both of these gentlemen. You've seen them performing around western Colorado and eastern Utah for decades. As a matter of fact, both have been patrons of Hart Music in Grand Junction for the better part of fifty years each.

The local guitar legend on the left is Kurt, and the one on the right is Greg. You'll spot Kurt performing with the Loose Cannon Band, and Greg with the groups the Desert Flyer Band and Rock N' Swing.

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Why Is This News?

Did you know Grand Junction has always been a trendsetter when it comes to music gear? Did you know that Grand Junction's Hart Music was the very first VOX dealer in the United States? Why does the name "VOX" sound familiar? Does this ring a bell?

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Recognize that amp behind the Beatles? Yep, that's VOX.

Congratulations to these Grand Junction guitarists. To the scalpers who bogarted the rest of the pedals... I hope you puke.

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