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NAMM 2009

Summer NAMM '09

August 19, 2009
Staff picks from Summer NAMM
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DAR Amps - Superaria Head Demo - Summer NAMM '09

August 19, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the DAR Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out DAR's Superaria head. The Superaria is like no other guitar amp in that it comes loaded with 6C33 tubes, which are the same tubes used in MIG 25 jets and Russian battlefield tanks. It delivers a full 65 watts of rich Class A tone. In Aria mode, this amp delivers an astounding 35 watts of hum free and harmonically accurate Single Ended Class A tone (accomplished while maintaining push pull bandwidth and stability). A switchable tone stack matrix delivers tones from classic American rock all the way to the deepest grinding bone crushing British import sound. The amp is advertised as pushing more gain than anyone could ever want, this beast even comes with a spring reverb.
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3rd Power Amps - HLH 100 & G-Lab Bypass Wah Demos

August 19, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the TSI Distributing booth, which handles 3rd Power Amplification and G-Lab Guitar Laboratory effects.

We get to hear 3rd Power's first amp offering from their HLH 100 Series, the HD100 (a 100W head) and their unique HLH cabinets that house Celestion Vintage 30s. The hand-wired, point-to-point HD100 head comes loaded with 4-EL34s, various outputs (16 ohm, 8 or 4) 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The speaker cabinets are designed to remove the beaming and comb-filtering of a typical cabinet. The 3rd Power guys said that when stacking three-3x12 cabinets together, you can attain a high-quality *WET/DRY/WET sound in the same space as two conventional cabinets.

The G-Lab True Bypass Wah-Pad is a full analog device that makes the use of wah-wah type effects more comfortable. As described to us by the G-Lab fellas, using a traditional wah-wah effect requires switching it ON and OFF, which forces the player to perform an additional operation during which playing is not possible. The wah-pad eliminates this operation. The wah-pad is supplied from included 9V internal battery or an external power supply adapter.

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Music Man Dargie Delight II & StingRay SLO Special

August 18, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this video segment, we get a peak at the Dargie Delight Limited Edition run of guitars and basses that feature the "Carmel Apple Delight" green finish. It comes with an ebony fingerboard on a maple neck and can be ordered on all Music Man models except the Steve Morse Y2D, Axis and Axis Super Sport.

We also get a peek at the StingRay SLO Special which features the traditional StingRay setup but comes with a slimmer, Sterling-style neck.

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Ibanez - Left-hand Vai & Satch Signatures & More

August 18, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment we check out several familiar models with a bit of a twist. First up is the 30th Anniversary Musician Bass, which is limited to 15 basses worldwide. The bass made famous by Sting features swamp ash body, 5 piece maple/walnut neck, ebony fingerboard and a MC30TH Special Inlay. Next up is the 20th Anniversary of the Paul Gilbert PGM100RE. It features a basswood body, 5 piece maple/walnut neck, bound rosewood fingerboard and has a H-S-H pickup configuration. Finally, the wait is over as Ibanez has released left-hand Steve Vai and Joe Satriani signature models.
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Ernie Ball Coated Bass Strings, Pics & More

August 17, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ernie Ball booth. In this segment, we get introduced to some new Ernie Ball accessories - Coated Bass Strings (several gauges and variations), Day-glow Guitar Pics and Flexfit Ernie Ball hats.
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Sterling AX20, AX40, Petrucci Signature & More

August 17, 2009
PG's Ben Friedman is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Sterling by Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to see several new products offered by Sterling. The AX20 features a contoured basswood body, quilted maple veneer top, 2x Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers and a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.

The AX40 has contoured basswood body with cream binding, quilted maple veneer top, Sterling double-locking tremolo, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and two Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers.

The JP50 (John Petrucci Signature) has a baswood body, custom Sterling Petrucci Neck carve, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, two Sterling Modern Humbuckers and Sterling Modern Tremolo recessed bridge.

The SB14 bass comes with a basswood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Music Man-Designed humbucker with a 3rd hidden phantom coil and an active preamp.

The Ray34 bass features a swamp ash body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Music-Man designed humbucker and a 6-bolt neck joint.

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Recording King Custom Shop ROS-697 & More

August 14, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Recording King booth. In this video segment, we get introduced to some of their newest offerings - Custom Shop ROS-697 and the Jubilee Series Classic Small-Body acoustic. The ROS-697 is based on a historic 1927 12th fret 000 design. It features a hand-selected AAA Sitka spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides and a mahogany neck. The ebony fingerboard is inlaid with an elaborate Greg Rich-designed Tree-of-Life M.O.P inlay covering the full fretboard. There will only be 10 of these Custom Shop renditions made.

The Jubilee Series Classic Small-Body has a solid Sitka spruce top and supported with hand-shaped, fully scalloped x-bracing. The back and sides are made of figured maple. The "C" profile neck is made from a single piece of solid mahogany with traditionally styled inlay on the rosewood fretboard.

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Cole Clark - Jerry Douglas Lap Steel Jam

August 14, 2009
PG's On Location in Nashveille, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where we visit the Cole Clark booth. In this video, we get a special treat as Jerry Douglas does his thing on Cole Clark's Violap. The Violap is made with the standard Cole Clark carved top and features a hollow neck. The body has a hour-glass shape reminiscent to lap steels in the '30s. Also, it comes loaded with two humbuckers.
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AXL Guitars Badwater Series Guitars - Summer NAMM

August 13, 2009
PG's Ben Friedman is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the AXL Guitars booth. In this segment we get to see several models within their Badwater Series. The guitars within this series feature distressed bodies, antiqued hardware that gives them that beaten and battered appearance. Also, the guitars come equipped with EMG-designed pickups.
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