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Eventide ModFactor Modulation Guitar Effects Pedal

February 11, 2008
Those famous Eventide sound-shaping tools are now available in stomps. The company has applied the same algorithms from their trusted rack units to their new stomps, giving you Eventide tone in a portable, stage-friendly unit. In video demo we take a look at the ModFactor and run through some of its effects. Among them you'll hear a very controllable stereo chorus, a flanger and a cool wah that is capable of giving you more vowell sounds -- wah to yah to much more. The Eventide ModFactor lists for $499.
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Godin Guitar Passion Series

February 8, 2008
You cannot watch this vid without wanting to play one of these babies. Robert Godin gives Premier Guitar a personal walkthrough of the new Passion Series Strat-style chambered electric. Designed for single-coil lovers and built for luxury, this resonant guitar is stuffed with top-of-the-line features.
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Seymour Duncan Power Grid Distortion and Twin Tube

February 6, 2008
Here's a walkthrough of two Seymour Duncan pedals that give you maximum controlled distortion in two diffrerent ways -- the SFX-08 Power Grid Distortion (available this Spring) and the SFX-04Twin Tube Mayhem (available now). The Power Grid is a high gain, solid state stomp with an active EQ section. It helps you saturate any signal cleanly, even the most precise tones from vintage pickups, and it gives you ridiculous sustatin. The Twin Tube Mayhem is a preamp with a built-in boost (4dB or 8dB, user selectable), made with Sylvania 62051 pentode tubes. Ideal for serious metal, it can also be harnessed for heavier old school rock.
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Samson Airline Synth Wireless

February 4, 2008
The company known for belt-pack-free wireless systems introduces the Airline Synth Wireless system. It's a lot of technology in a little plug that goes straight into your guitar. (Mic systems are available in this line, as well) It operates in the UHF range and chooses between 300 channels for the cleanest possible interference-free signal. Up to 11 units can be used at once. Totally rackmountable, too. 350 foot range. The company known for belt-pack-free wireless systems introduces the Airline Synth Wireless system. It's a lot of technology in a little plug that goes straight into your guitar. (Mic systems are available in this line, as well) It operates in the UHF range and chooses between 300 channels for the cleanest possible interference-free signal. Up to 11 units can be used at once. Totally rackmountable, too. 350 foot range.
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Dean Guitars Distressed Series

February 2, 2008
Dean Zelinsky shows us the new distressed series, a cool look on some familiar Dean guitars. You'd never guess that the 77ML Dean is holding is actually brand new. The distressed look is cool on the Soltero, too. Elliot Easton of the cars pops by during the interview! Look closely, you'll see some other notables in the background: PG online columnist Mike Campese, Virus from Dope, Nick Simmons and Johnnie Bolin.
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Parker Guitars - Four Seasons, P8E Acoustic

January 31, 2008
Check out these beauties from Parker Guitars -- the limited edition Four Seaons Guitars (Chrome, Mojo Pearl White, Mojo Flame Bubinga, Flame Olive Ash Burl) and the P8E Acoustic with a cedar top, rosewood binding, a mahogany neck and Fishman electronics.
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APHEX 1402 Bass Xciter for Acoustic Guitar

January 30, 2008
Check out this acoustic demo on APHEX's killer 1402 Bass Xciter. You'd think it was made specifically for acoustic the way it cleans up and rounds out the tone. In this demo APHEX's Wayne LaFarr shows you how to dial in your guitar's specific tonal resonant points and then Tim Thompson plays a fingerstyle arrangement of the Flintstones. Listen to difference when the effect is in/out. (Keep in mind that YouTube sound compression thins out the quality of our audio -- you'll still hear the difference, though!)
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Press Conference: PRS Santana MD

January 29, 2008
These press conference highlights from NAMM '08 include comments from guitar historian Tom Wheeler, Paul Reed Smith and Carlos Santana. Among the other artists on hand for the event were David Grissom, Paul Jackson Jr., Howard Leese, Johnny Hiland and Pat Travers.
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CAD Joe Satriani Amp Mics

January 28, 2008
More new stuff from NAMM -- CAD's new Joe Satriani Guitar Amp Mic Pack includes two mics that Satriani uses on his cabs: a Trion 7000 Dual-Element Ribbon mic and a D189 Supercardioid Dynamic.
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Egnater Tourmaster 4100 demo

January 26, 2008
Bruce Egnater shows Premier Guitar his new amps at NAMM '08. This one, the Tourmaster 4100, is a 4 channel 100 watt amp capable of setting different wattage levels for each channel. Keith Howland of the band Chicago is the demo guy for this vid, exploring what each channel is capable of. He's actually playing the amp for the first time in this video! Of course, we put him on the spot and ask him what he thinks. He digs it, of course! This is the amp Eganter is selling through Guitar Center.
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