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Eden Electronics ENX260,WTX-500 & More-Summer NAMM

July 31, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Eden Electronics booth. In this segment, we check out some new bass amps from Eden Electronics. First up is the ENX260 that is a 500 watt head and weighs under 4 lbs. The next bass head that we see is the WTX-500 that is based on the Golden Ear chip for warmth and musicality. It features a 3-band EQ with dynamic bass boost and mid-shift functions and switchable automatic compression. The last bass head is the 500 watt Navigator 1000 (class-D) which comes with 3 dB of headroom.
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Washburn Guitars Nuno Bettencourt,HM Series & More

July 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several new Washburn models including, the Custom Shop WI 595 Idol, a HM Series firetruck red model and several Nuno Bettencourt signature models. The WI 595 comes with a mahogany body, carved maple top and Duncan pickups (Custom - bridge - '59 - neck).

The HM Series guitar show features a firetruck red gloss finish, all chrome hardware (chrome EMGs and Floyd Rose trem), Grover tuners and a mahogany body.

The Nuno Bettencourt signature models shown include a 20th Anniversary with an alder body, maple neck, ebony fretboard and Stephens extended cutaway 5-bolt neck joint. The other model is the Nuno N4 Goth, which is the first Nuno model to include active pickups (Seymour Duncan Blackouts).

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Randall Amplifiers RM 22 Head - Summer NAMM '09

July 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Randall Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the Randall's RM 22 head. The RM 22 is a tube head that features Randall's modular technology. Its a 15 watt head with a 2-channel boost (foot-switchable) and will include up to 24 different modules (for example: Diezel, Orange, Kirk Hammett, etc.)
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Talos Announces Bill Kirchen Signature Combo Amp

July 29, 2009
Limited Edition Bill Kirchen Signature Model Tube-Combo Amp Now Available From Talos Musical instruments
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Fryette Amps Memphis Thirty Demo - Summer NAMM '09

July 29, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Fryette Amplification booth. In this video, we get to see and hear from Fryette's brand new combo, the Memphis Thirty. The Memphis Thirty is a 30 watt 1x12 combo featuring dual channels - channel assignable power switching (18 watt mode), series/parallel effects loop and a tube-driven Accutronics spring reverb. Other features include a foot-switchable boost, 1-12AX7 (Russia), 4-12AX7 (China), 1-12AT7 and 4-Premium Matched Sovtek EL84 power tubes and a 12" Eminence speaker. The front panel controls (Drive)are Gain, Master Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass, while the Clean channel controls include, Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass.
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G&L Guitars Jerry Cantrell Models,F100-Summer NAMM

July 29, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the G&L Guitars booth. In this video, we get our first look at G&L's Jerry Cantrell Rampage (both import and USA models), where were introduced at the show. Both come built to Jerry's specs and feature a a heavily contoured body and a lone humbucker in the bridge position. We also get to see their F-100 reissue guitar that features a mahogany body, the option of Seymour Duncan or EMG active pups and a G&L fulcrum bridge. In addition, we get our first look at the JB Bass which comes with either alder or swamp ash bodies, G&L alnico jazz pickups and hard maple neck (either rosewood or maple fingerboard).

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Guitar Mill Custom Shop - Summer NAMM '09

July 29, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Guitar Mill Custom Shop booth. In this video, we hear from the Guitar Mill's Mario Martin who gives us the rundown on all the possibilities they can provide guitarists. The small shop located in Murfreesboro, TN, offers bodies, necks, hardware, finished new guitars and relic'd or aged guitars in familiar body styles and color configurations.
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Cole Clark Fat Lady Series & Angel-Summer NAMM '09

July 28, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Cole Clark booth. In this video segment, we get up close and personal with Cole Clark's Fat Lady series and one of their newest models, the Angel. The Fat Lady (on PG's July cover) models all come in a solid timber dreadnought construction that features an internally carved top. In addition, all the Fat Lady models come with Grover tuners and all three models (FL1, FL2, FL3) can come with solid bunya tops. The difference between the Fat Lady models lie in their aesthetics like fretboard markings and binding appointments.

The Angel is a cutaway model that can come with either qld Maple, blackwood or rosewood backs and all come with "Lattice" rear bracing. The Angel features a 25.5" scale length.

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Cole Clark Electrics,Lap Steels & More-Summer NAMM

July 28, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Cole Clark booth. In this video segment, we get introduced to some of Cole Clark's electric guitar models (recently introduced to the US marketplace), ukuleles (Ukelady) and lap steel models.

First off, we see the Guardian - reminiscent of the Strat - that features a Queensland maple body, rock maple neck and a 25.5" scale length. The Culprit series - a T-style body - can feature a bunya, silkwood, qld maple or quandong body and has various pickup configurations - 2 single coils or 2 single coils with a humbucker (coil tap) option.

The Ukelady (UL1, UL2, UL3) can feature either a solid blackwood or rosewood body and like their acoustic models, the variations between models resides in the each guitar's aesthetic appointments (binding and abalone fingerboard markings).

The first lap steel model featured is the Lap Dog that features a solid bunya body with a Cole Clark Horse Shoe single-coil pickup. The other model seen is the Violap that comes with a hollow body, with an internally carved top and back. This particular model has a Cole Clark proprietary pickups built into the top/saddle and two additional humbuckers in the standard bridge and neck positions for those in need of distorted tones.

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Montreal Guitar Show-Brunner Guitar Outdoor Guitar

July 25, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Canada, for the Montreal Guitar Show where he visits with Lukas Brunner. In this video segment, we get to see Brunner's Outdoor Guitar and he shows us how the neck comes off the body and can be easily stowed in transportable case that even fits within FAA carry-on regulations. In addition, we get to see and hear from Brunner's larger, more traditional model, the B-big.
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