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MESSE 2010

Orange Amps - The O PC Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Orange Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out the new Orange O PC prototype. A full-functioning Windows machine, the O PC comes with a pre-installed Orange Amp VST plug-in (a custom version of IK Multimedia's AmpliTube), an 8" JBL speaker, a dedicated 1/4" input, an ext. speaker jack (for the optional stereo cab), DVD drive, top-mounted Wi-Fi antenna, amp-style knobs (Volume, Balance, Treble, and Bass), and all the connection ports you'd expect.
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Bolt Amps - BTH-50 Head Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he swings by the Bolt Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Bolt's newest amp - the BTH-50.

The BTH-50 is a 50 watt head loaded with 12AX7 preamp tubes and 6L6 power tubes (which can be exchanged for EL34s). The Lead and Rhythm channels feature Gain & Level Controls three selectable Reverbs, Selectable active & passive EQ with Bass, Mid (swept in Lead Channel), Treble and a three-way position Voicing switch. The Master section features Level, Presence, SoloBoost with amount, On/Off & Gain/Level Select, effects loop on/off and power amp mute switch.

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Morpheus FX - Capo Pedal Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Morpheus FX booth. In this segment, we get a demo and walk-thru of their newest effects pedal - the Capo Pedal.

With the Capo pedal you can electronically capo your guitar and maintain perfect pitch. For example, play an E chord in standard tuning, then use the Capo pedal to up tune your guitar so the chord is changed to an F, F#, G, G#, A, Bb or B. In addition, the CAPO pedal has Full Octave Up Pitch and a great-sounding Octaver/12- string emulator that causes your 6-string to sound like a 12-string, with octaves for strings 3-6, and doubles strings 1 and 2.

It pedal also features effect-toggling so you can instantly toggle back and forth between the up pitch and the Effect Off for a cool up/down pitch-shift effect during rapid ascending/ descending arpeggios and scale runs.The Capo uses proprietary polyphonic pitch up algorithms that maintain perfect harmonic accuracy and tonally correct overtones.

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TC Electronic - PolyTune iPhone App Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get to check out a demo of TC Electronic's new PolyTune iPhone App.

The PolyTune iPhone app has everything the PolyTune stompbox has, including polyphonic tunings of all six strings at once, alternative tunings and the ability to adjust the pitch.

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TC Electronic - BG500 Bass Amp Combo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get a rundown of TC's new bass amp combo - the BG500. The BG500 is built off the RH450 bass amp platform with a few key alterations and changes.

TC Electronic's BG500 is 500 Watts of power combined with custom-built Eminence drivers, tone shaping tools and a full list of ground-breaking features, making both BG500s (1x15 or 2x10) a suitable rig for any gig. BG500 shares many of the tools that have made the revolutionary RH450 bass amp such a success. BG500 features the incredible SpectraComp? compressor from RH450 that allows per string compression that evens out the compression across all strings, creating a much more musical sound. BG500s TubeTone? effect has also been taken directly from the RH450 amp, and rather than replicating a tube sound using one small preamp tube, it emulates the characteristics of a tube preamp and true tube power amp section to deliver an unrivaled full tube sound. Yet another feature ported from the RH450 is the user-defined presets. Combined with tone shaping tools, these presets allow bass players to create the tones they need and then switch between them instantly and seamlessly. For quick and instant tuning, BG500 also features a fully integrated bass tuner that automatically mutes when activated, allowing for swift, silenced tuning. Furthermore, BG500 introduces the innovative TweeterTone? control that allows front panel tweeter control, as well as two new Contour shapes that create warm and smooth tones instantaneously.

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Lundgren Pickups - Singlecoils, Humbuckers, P-90s

April 1, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse where he visits the Lundgren Pickups booth. In this segment, we get to see Lundgren's line of pickups ranging from vintage singlecoils for Teles and Strats to modern humbuckers for 7-string and 8-string guitars. In addition, Lundgren offers mini-humbuckers, standard humbuckers, p90s and filter-tron-style pickups. Their pickups can currently be found in custom shop Ibanez 7- and 8-string guitars and Conklin guitars.
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Elmwood El Toro Head, 2-Channel Distortion Pedal

April 1, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Elmwood Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about two new Elmwood products - the El Toro 60 watt head and the 2-channel distortion preamp prototype pedal.

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JAM Pedals - Hand-Built, Hand-Painted Effects

March 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Jam Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to check out their exquisite line of hand-built, hand-painted effects pedals.

Jam Pedals are hand-made in Greece. They are analog, point-to-point pedals, made from some of the highest available quality materials on the market, including rare NOS chips, specially selected matched NOS transistors and carbon comp resistors. All of their pedals are true-bypass so as not to ruin your hard-earned tone. Circuits are based on classic 60's and 70's vintage pedals that helped built the sound of Rock n' Roll.

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Maton Guitars - 808 Tommy Emmanuel, BB1200, MS500

March 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Maton Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see what is new for Maton as they show us their 808TE Tommy Emmanuel Signature model, the 425/12-string model, the BB1200 and the MS500 50th Anniversary model.

The 808TE features a Sitka spruce top, Queensland maple back, sides and neck and rosewood fretboard. Its onboard electronics include a piezo pickup and microphone that work together to produce electrified tones with the full ambiance of the acoustic guitar.

The 425/12-String is made of Queensland walnut back and sides with a solid Sikta spruce top. It has a Queensland maple neck and is loaded with a AP5 pickup.

The BB1200 has a solid blackwood back and sides, a set rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard on a 25.5" scale.

The 50th Anniversary Mastersound is a celebration of the original MS500, introduced in 1958. Not just another re-issue this guitar is a tribute to a timeless classic, reflecting the style and feel of the original but designed to fulfil the needs of todays guitarists. It features a silver silkwood body, Queensland maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Its loaded with MV coiltappable humbucker (bridge) and a MV singlecoil in the neck.

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