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Leo Sounds Pickups - Humbuckers, Tele-style & more

April 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Leo Sounds booth. In this video, we talk with Michael Pantleon as he walks us through several different Leo Sound pickups, including a tele-style, strat-style, humbuckers, P90/94 and his very first prototype.
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BassLabs Guitars & Basses

April 29, 2009
PG's Dirk Wacker is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the BassLab booth. In this video segment, BassLab's Heiko gives a tour of several guitar and bass models, including the Theta (a hollow tele-style guitar weighing just over 4 lbs), the Jinmoid and the STD bass model.
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Elmwood Amps 19" Modena Rackmount & more

April 29, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he stops by the Elmwood Amps booth. In this video, we get to check out several of Elmwood's latest products including, the Modena 19" Rackmount (which features similar appointments as the M60 or M90, but also includes external biasing, complete MIDI interface and tube buffered FX loop), Bonneville 50 (a 1x12, 50 watt combo with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker) and Stinger 30 (30 watt, cathode biased amp with EL84 tubes and two channels).
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Ritter Basses - Roya 5-String, Classic & more

April 28, 2009
PG's Dirk Wacker is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Ritter Basses booth. In this video, we get to hear from Jens Ritter as he walks us through several of their unique handmade basses including, a 5-string Roya, a Classic, a model with plaster finishing reminiscent of what was used on old Italian homes and a bass composed of a type of oak over 800 years old.
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Marshall Amplification - Haze Series

April 27, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this video segment, we get to check out the recently announced Haze Series, which features a 15 watt head (MHZ15) and a 40 watt combo (MHZ40C). The 15 watt head comes with 3-ECC83 preamp and 2-6V6 power amp valves, a traditional Marshall EQ section (Bass, Middle, Treble), two channels (Clean and Overdrive) and a channel-spanning Bright function. The accompanying Marshall cabs feature specially-designed Celestion Marquee (G12T-66) speakers. While many of the same features are included in the 40 watt combo, it does feature EL34 valves, a Presence control, extra effects (Echo, Vibe and Chorus), a Line Out for loudspeaker emulation and a feature that saves all effect settings for each channel and are recalled when switched back and forth. The Haze Series amp offerings should be in stores soon.
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New Recording King Professional Resonator

April 27, 2009
Recording King says their news professional resonator is "an instant classic."
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Reinhold Bogner Discusses Amps & Technology at Guitar Center Event

April 27, 2009
Reinhold Bogner told tales of his beginnings at the latest event in Guitar Center''s Session Series
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Vintage Guitars Road Show, Part 6

April 24, 2009
The sixth installment of our Vintage Guitars Road, we head to Guitar Showcase in San Jose, California. Some of the highlights include:
  • Peavey T-60 Prototype from 1977
  • '59 Gretsch Anniversary with Filtertrons, perfect binding and original case
  • Airline Folkstar covered in autographs
  • Valley Arts Guitar Standard Pro
Make sure to watch the first five installments for more vintage goodness.
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Aleksander Niemand (Louder & More Amps) Interview

April 20, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, at Musikmesse '09 where he chats with the co-designer of the Louder & More amp and the main man behind Tubewonder. In this segment, we hear about Alex's "Frankenstein" partnership with Bj?rn Juhl, the "Mad Professor," the balance between tube valves and solid state within the amp, achieving the Louder & More tone, and the prospect of more joint ventures from the dynamic duo. Click to read our review of the amp.
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Hagen Sound - UBM Cab Rotator

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Hagen Sound booth to check out Eike's UBM Cab Rotator. In this video, we see his device that spins cabs in a manner of silent rotation to produce natural, chorusing and flanging tones.
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