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Parker Introduces the DF842 Adam Dutkiewicz & the DF824 Vernon Reid

July 1, 2009
Parker releases signature models for Killswitch Engage and Living Colour guitarists
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NY Amp Show '09-Cicognani Amps Imperium H150 Demo

June 30, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Cicognani Amps booth. In this segment, we get to hear from their latest amp offering, the Imperium H150. The Imperium H150 is a 150 watt head (with three assignable outputs - 11W, 25W and 150W) that's loaded with 5-12AX7 preamp tubes and 4-5881 power tubes. Also, it features 127 storable presets and four loop stomp effects.
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BLADE Announces Dayton Standard & Deluxe

June 30, 2009
BLADE announces the expansion of the Dayton series
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Premier Guitar Teams up with Vintage Guitar Pro for Discounted Appraisal Service

June 29, 2009
PG partners with Vintage Guitar Pro to offer high-quality/low-cost guitar appraisals
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NY Amp Show '09-Amp Lounge Tone Bra, Skirt & More

June 29, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Amp Lounge booth. In this segment, Frank LaMara walks us through several of their tone-saving products. The first gadget is called the Tone Bra, which is used to cover and muffle a speaker to give new speakers that vintage-esque sound and breakup. Also, we check out the Tone Skirt, which is a covering that can shield any or all of the four speakers in a 4x12 to limit output volume, but not hinder your tone. In addition, they have a speaker attenuator that is 100% reactive. Once again, it is designed for at-home players who still use a big setup and want that tube distortion, but don't want to be kicked out of their home or neighborhood. And the last thing we check out is the LA Custom Guitars Ty Tabor model that is said to be jokingly described as a "Lester" (a combo of a Tele and Les Paul).
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VHT Introduces the Lead 40 and Classic 6 Tube Amps

June 29, 2009
VHT introduces a powerful, 2-channel amp and a simple, low-wattage amp
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NY Amp Show '09 - ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Demo

June 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the ZT Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get check out their portable Lunchbox amp. This all-in-one package comes with a 6-1/2" speaker, up to 200 watts of output capability and up to 120 db. The Lunchbox has a pure analog front end and a Class A/B output stage and features four controls (Volume, Gain, Tone and Reverb).

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NY Amp Show '09-Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Demo

June 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Pigtronix booth. In this segment, we get to check out Pigtronix's latest effects pedal; Philosopher's Tone. The Philosopher's Tone is an analog compressor and sustainer. With variable Sustain (threshold), Blend (ratio) and Treble controls, it offers a range of compression sounds. Also, it contains a smooth diode clipping distortion with a blend control for clean or dirty compression sounds and any mixture of the two. The Philosophers Tone distortion can rock on its own, it is designed to play well with other dirt pedals in order to create a distortion tone unique to each player.
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Samson Debuts Zoom R16 Revolutionary Portable Digital Recorder

June 28, 2009
Zoom releases the first digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track recording
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NY Amp Show '09-Solid Cables Fuzz Pedal, GT Cables

June 27, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Solid Cables booth. In this segment, we get to see a classic '60s-'70s fuzz pedal done up with real fur and purple chickenhead knobs. In addition, we get to check out their new line of cables, GT Instrument & Speaker cables. They are described to be built with similar construction and technology as Solid Cables' high-end cables, but at a mid-range price. And of course, we can't forget about the "Pedalboard From Hell." It is all wired up using cables and connectors from Solid Cables and is designed to show the effectiveness and low-capacitance of their equipment. With over 50 pedals, this is either a tone hound's dream come true or worst nightmare.
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