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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Assembly & "Hammer Test"

May 14, 2009
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see the assembly process where the circuit board is checked and inserted into the chassis. In addition, we check out the implementation of transformers and tubes. The video concludes with the Mesa "hammer test" where technicians use the handle of a hammer to recreate drops and damage in the rock world.

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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Workshop & Design Room

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to check out two of Mesa' most important areas; Mesa Founder Randy Smith's workshop and design room. We see all the old prototypes, which have spawned several designs and how Randy designs their plated-through circuit boards with curved lines for various tape widths for connecting all the components on the board.
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EMG Factory X Series Pickups

March 30, 2009
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he visits the EMG Pickup factory. In this clip, we get our first look at EMG's new line of pickups called the X-Series. They will be based on EMG's flagship models (81/85/60) but will provide a new twist to the old favorites. Players can expect the differences to lie in the increased headroom giving the tone a more organic appeal.
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EMG Factory Active Pickups Discussion-New Products

March 30, 2009
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he visits the EMG Pickup Factory. In this segment, we get to hear from James Kearney (Sales & Administration) about the basics on active pickups and their designs. In addition, we get to hear about the newly released Gold and Chrome covers for EMG 81/85/60 model pickups.
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The Making of a Parker Electric Solidbody Guitar

March 30, 2009
Parker electric solidbody guitars are like no other. Here's a look at how these innovative tone monsters are made.
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EMG Product Development-Quality Control Interview

March 30, 2009
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he visits the EMG Inc. factory. In this segment, Brett sits down with EMG COO/Managing Director Andy Gravelle and National Sales Manager Scott Wunshel as they talk about the future of EMG and the meticulous process they have implemented to ensure a standard of high quality products.
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EMG Inc. Factory Tour Part 2

March 30, 2009
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he stops by the EMG Inc. factory. In this segment, we get to see some coils wound, the finished casing products for the pups and the extensive quality care control that EMG uses for every pickup produced.
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EMG Inc. Factory Tour Part 1

March 30, 2009
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Rosa, CA, where he visits the EMG Inc. factory. In this initial clip, we get to check out where the molds, housing and electrical boards are constructed for some of our favorite PUPs.

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SKB Cases PS-55 Pedalboard & Rotomold Strat Case

March 6, 2009
PG is On Location at NAMM '09 where they got an exclusive sneak peek at SKB Cases factory in Orange, CA, following one of the days at NAMM. In this video segment, we get a walk-through lead by Steph Maffei of SKB as he shows us their stagefive PS-55 pedalboard and newest rotomold case specifically for American Standard Strats.
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Peavey Custom Shop Tour 2

December 24, 2008
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he gets a tour of Peavey's new Custom Shop facilities with CEO/Founder Hartley Peavey. In this video, Hartley takes us around the guitar area of the Custom Shop and shows off one of Peavey's first guitars, prototypes of EVH's guitar and Hartley gets a little deeper into his building philosophy.
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