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Taylor Guitars Road Show: The Solid Body Story

April 8, 2008
Here's the backstory of how Taylor's Solid Body guitar came about. This video features Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger explaining how the guitar's unique pickup started it all. Check out the accompanying video of Brian playing a solidbody through 3 different amps. This video was shot April 1, 2008 at Sweetwater Music's corporate headquarters in Ft. Wayne, IN
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Kickstand

March 15, 2008
Introduced in '07, this ingenius product continues to wow guitarists for its simplistic, problem-solving design and ease of use.
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Martin Flexible Core Strings

March 15, 2008
Here's the rundown on Martin's new FX Flex Core Strings.
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Radial Engineering ToneBone PZ-Pre, Big Shot PZ-DI

March 15, 2008
Known for making top-of-the-line direct boxes, Radial Engineering continues to make products tailored toward professional needs. In this NAMM 2008 video, Radial's Peter Janis runs down the TonBone PZ-Pre, the Big Shot PZ-DI and the Big Shot MIX.
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Alleva~Coppolo Basses & Guitars

March 13, 2008
Here's an interview with Jimmy Coppolo and his colleagues at Alleva~Coppolo. These guys make make an assortment of boutique gear in NYC. In addition to basses and guitars, they're now making cables, too.
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IK Multimedia StompIO

March 13, 2008
Here's a rundown of how StompIO can help you bridge the gap between studio precision and on stage performance -- this USB controller allows you to control your AmpliTube software like you would a floor processor.
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Trivium's Corey Beaulieu Signature Dean Guitar

March 6, 2008
Trivium's Corey Bealieu and Dean Guitar Designer Josh Maloney talk about building Corey's new signature CBV1122 Dean guitar.
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Trivium's Matt Heafy Signature Dean Guitar

March 6, 2008
Trivium's Matt Heafy and Dean Guitar Designer Josh Maloney talk about building Matt's new Signature MKH Dean Guitar.
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Seymour Duncan New Blackouts, P-Rails

February 22, 2008
New stuff from Seymour Duncan -- seven-string Blackouts (2 sizes), a Blackout single-coil and a Blackout for high-gain players. Also, SD's new P-Rails split a full-size humbucker into either a "real deal" P-90 or a traditional single-coil.
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EMG Pickups

February 20, 2008
Here's the latest from EMG... The 81TW is based on the 81 but gives you give you the option between single or dual coil. The 707TW gives you the same choice for 7 strings and features alnico magnets. The PA is based on their P but uses Alnicos to give you a more traditional sound.
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