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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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Orange Amps OR 50 and 40th Anniversary

January 24, 2008
New for 2008, Orange Amps rolls out two killer heads at NAMM. First up is the vintage-flavored OR 50, a single channel monster with a special boost and a foot-switchable master. Also, check out the cool 40th anniversary head which will be made with 40 different circuits and given the names of 40 different girls. Jimmy Page has the first one (he's been using a version Orange's AD 30TC for a while now).
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iGTR Personal Guitar Processor from WAVES

January 24, 2008
More cool stuff from NAMM '08 -- check out this cool little guitar processor. The iGTR has some great tones in it, ready for your tweaking. For this demo the iGTR is plugged into a mixer with one of the lines out going to our camera so you can really hear how it sounds.
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BC Rich Doubleneck Bich

January 23, 2008
Check out this doubleneck Bich from BC Rich's Custom Shop. We had a chance to check it out at NAMM '08. Rock Clouser and Brett Petrusek take you through this rare instrument's construction and killer control panel.
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