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NAMM 2009

Cole Clark-Adam Rafferty Acoustic Jam -Summer NAMM

August 13, 2009
PG's On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where we visit the Cole Clark booth. In this segment, we sit back and watch Adam Rafferty rip out some acoustic jams on his Cole Clark Fat Lady acoustic/electric.
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LSL Instruments 52.5 Aged T-Bone Guitars

August 13, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the LSL Instruments booth. In this segment, we get introduced to some old-school, t-style guitars. T-style picker Matt Rae walks us through some tones that the LSL T-bones can produce. They feautre swamp ash bodies, "C" profile maple necks, LSL custom-wound pickups and all the metal parts, hardware and fretboards are manually aged to create a near authentic played, not beaten appearance.
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Santa Cruz Guitars 1929 OO & 1929 OOO -Summer NAMM

August 13, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM where he swings by the Santa Cruz Guitars booth. In this segment we get to check out two of Richard Hoover's latest creations - the 1929 OO and 1929 OOO acoustics. The 1929 OO is a 12-fret small bodied acoustic that features all solid mahogany top, back, sides and even mahogany binding. The body and size of the OO is very similar to classical acoustics. The big brother of the OO, the 1929 OOO is a similar in body style and size to the OM, but features 12 frets and a slotted headstock with a "V" neck profile. The OOO also features solid mahogany top, back and sides.
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VHT Amps Standard Series 18 Watt Demo -Summer NAMM

August 13, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the VHT Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first look at the hand-wired Standard Series 18 watt combo. The Standard 18 combo is a two-channel amp with classic British-amp voicing. It features 2-EL84 power tubes, 3-12AX7 preamp tubes, 1-5Y3GT rectifier tube and comes with a Celestion G12H30 speaker.

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Seymour Duncan New Stack Pluses,Blackouts for Bass

August 12, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get the run down on several new Seymour Duncan pickups including, several new Stack Pluses (Vintage Hot Stack Plus & Custom Stack Plus), the Fat Staple and Blackouts for bass guitars. Blackouts for Bass represents the active bass soapbar pickup specifically voiced for aggressive music. Instead of the radical EQ boosting and cutting required to make flat, sterile pickups come alive, they offer clean highs, deep lows and great dynamic range.

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Delaney Guitars Sonoita, Jagata & More-Summer NAMM

August 12, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Delaney Guitars booth. In this segment, we see several of Delaney's hand-built guitars including, the Sonoita (single-cut body with 25 1/2" scale, Amalfitano humbuckers, a Schaller 475 bridge and locking tuners), Jagata (double-cut body with hand-wound Amalfitano pickups and Schaller locking tuners and bridge), Abel Axe (aluminum body guitar that can come with a wood-composite neck) and the Big City Bass (swamp ash body, maple or ebony neck, Seymour Duncan P-style pickup and a Hipshot "A" bridge.
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Ultimate Ears Custom In-Ear Monitors - Summer NAMM

August 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ultimate Ears booth. Ultimate Ears offers custom-fit in-ear monitors from the famous pros to the weekend warriors. Every custom monitor is individually handcrafted after a professional creates a mold of your ear, which is used to create a full concert speaker system snug for your ear.
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N-Tune Artist Series On-board Tuner - Summer NAMM

August 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the N-Tune booth. In this segment, we get to check out N-Tune's newest product, the Artist Series On-board Tuner. Its an on-board chromatic tuner that is specially designed to fit most electric guitars and basses that have a 3-way toggle switch and humbucker pickups. By conveniently placing the N-Tune display ring around the toggle switch, the Artist Series tuner is activated by pulling up your volume control knob, which also mutes the output signal of your instrument while tuning.
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Lava Cable Right Angle Cable & VOVOX Cable

August 11, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Lava Cable booth. In this video segment we get introduced to two of their products, the Right Angle Plug cable and the VOVOX Instrument cable-Lava Cable is now the US Distributor for VOVOX. The Right Angle Cable is the smallest DIY solder-free right angle plug on the market with a body width of .435" allowing for spacing between pedals of less than 1" or less than 1/2" when staggered. The VOVOX Instrument cable is made of pure copper and features jacketing made of natural fibres and high purity polymers.
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ModTone Effects Clean Boost & Extreme Metal Demos

August 11, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the ModTone Effects booth. In this segment, we hear three of ModTone's pedals-the Clean Boost, Metal Pedal and Funk Filter Enveloper. The Clean Boost is an American designed true bypass boutique style pedal that adds nothing but horsepower to your signal with no added noise or unwanted fuzz. It features a proprietary circuit design to allow up to 25db of boost.

The Extreme Metal pedal is another true bypass boutique style pedal that delivers insane gain levels that go from subtle to over the top. Their specialized scoop knob covers plenty of metal territory while leaving all the articulate definition intact.

The Funk Filter Enveloper that recreates vintage envelope or auto-wah type effects. It features High pass, Mid Pass and Low Pass settings that can be used in conjunction with the F-Factor control and Drive settings to deliver a wide range of tones that work on clean or distorted signals.

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Red Witch Famulus & Titan Delay Demos- Summer NAMM

August 10, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Red Witch booth. In this segment, Red Witch's Ben Fulton demos the Famulus distortion pedal and the brand new Titan delay The Famulus comes with two totally separate, parallel circuits. Each circuit has its own distinct voicing. You are able to blend between the two for any conceivable combination. The Titan delay houses three completely independent delay units. Voiced for an analog-style sound, the Titan provides 3-800m/sec delays. Red Witch uses the classic analog delay compounder to ensure the recreation of an analog flavored delay, which works hand in hand with their more contemporary delay engines.
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TV Jones P-90 Demo & Model 10 Guitar - Summer NAMM

August 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the TV Jones booth. In this segment we get to TV Jones' newest guitar, the Model 10. The single-cut body style comes in three different pickup/tremolo variations - dual pickup (custom wound bridge/classic neck), single bridge pickup and dual pickups with a Bigsby B5 Vibrato. The guitar features an obeche neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 frets and Sperzel tuners.

The new pickup offered by TV Jones is their take on a P-90--bridge and neck versions. The bridge pickup has thicker highs and more defined lows than what is commonly heard from traditional P-90s. The sound is big with plenty of dynamics. The neck pickup delivers clarity with fullness and is considerably less boomy than others.

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Aria Guitars Diamond Series & PE-RX 80-Summer NAMM

August 8, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits Aria Guitars. In this video segment we get to see Aria's reintroduction of their Diamond Series. The guitars feature a retro-style alder body, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, 2-APS-9 single coil pickups and a VFT-2, 2-stud type tremolo. The basses come with a carved alder body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 2-FB-1 single-coil pickups. Also, we get our first glimpse at a guitar not seen since the early-80s when it was rocked by Neal Schon of Journey; the PE-RX80.
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D-TAR Multi-Source Pickup-Mic System - Summer NAMM

August 7, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the D-Tar booth. In this segment we hear about one of their new acoustic pickup offerings, the Multi-Source Pickup-Mic system. The new Multi-Source combines the Wave-Length pickup system with a condenser microphone for versatility and flexibility, which aims to provide a natural sound from your acoustic guitar. The Multi-Source starts with the Wave-Length unitary design, piezoelectric co-polymer under-saddle pickup coupled to an 18-volt, low-noise, high-input impedance preamp with twice the dynamic range of typical 9-volt systems. The D-TAR Multi-Source comes in two versions: one for steel string and one for nylon string guitars.
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Hayden Amps & Ashdown Amps - Summer NAMM '09

August 7, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hayden and Ashdown booth. In this segment, we get to check out several different models of bass amps from Ashdown including the TourBus10 (bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent practice, a CD/MP3 input and 6.5" driver), Five Fifteen (bass practice amp combines a 100 watt power section with a single 15" Ashdown BlueLine bass speaker and features controls - bass, middle and treble, supplemented by a pre-shaped 'deep' switch), Electric Blue Combo (uses a 180 Watts RMS fan-cooled fast-transient power stage, and a bass preamplifier with inputs for both active and passive, an illuminated VU meter, 5 band EQ with Bright and Deep switches, a front panel-mounted balanced DI output for connection to a PA or recording console, an FX loop and a tuner/line output), MAG 300 (features a fan-cooled 307 watts RMS power section, rotary bass, middle and treble controls, a comprehensive 5 band EQ section. Additionally, front panel push switches for Bright and Deep settings and inputs for active and passive instruments), ABM 500 (575 watts RMS bass amp head, 3-straightforward rotary tone controls, 2-pairs of additional sliders, a single input is switchable for passive and active instruments with a blend of solid state and dual triode tube preamps stages, also foot-switchable is the on-board compressor and the Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower, a front-panel mounted balanced DI out with pre or post EQ switching, a sub-bass output, a tuner output, and a FX loop)

The Hayden Amps we see include the Peacemaker 40 Combo (Class A, 2-channel 40 watt combo with a 12" Hayden Custom speaker with 4-EL84 power tubes) and the Peacemaker 60 head (Class A, 2-channelThe Peacemaker 60 is a 60 Watt head using a pair of EL34 valves in the output section and 4-12AX7 valves in the preamp stage).

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RS Custom Guitars John Page's Brian May Guitar

August 7, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits with Everett Wood of RS Custom Guitars LLC. In this video, we get to see a very close copy of a very special guitar - Brian May's Red Special. This guitar was built to nearly every spec of the famous Red Special built by Dr. May and his father many years ago. With a mahogany body with a mahogany (or maple) top, a mahogany neck with ebony (or oak) fretboard, this guitar screams "Queen". The pickups are hand made by Adeson Turner - Tri-sonic versions. They even spec'd the guitar down to the point of having all of the hardware custom made per the original design. Everett and the guys at RS Custom Guitars took designs and schematics from John Page - former Fender Custom Shop builder - who originally took the job of recreating Brian May's epic guitar, but the project lost steam and was dormant until Everett resurrected it with a phone call to John Page.
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Overloud TH1 Guitar Plug-in Software - Summer NAMM

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Overloud booth. In this segment, we get a product overview of Overloud's TH1 Guitar Plug-in software. The software includes 3D positioning of microphones in front of cabinets, VariFire, a Gain-Character control for expanded distortion color control, BREVERB-based reverb effects, 12 factory banks featuring 93 Sound and 462 variations, 10-amplifiers with 19-total channels and 31-operating modes, 21 cabinets, 18 mics and most importantly it has a very low CPU usage.
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JamHub TourBus Silent Rehearsal Studio-Summer NAMM

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the JamHub booth. In this segment, we get to see JamHub's Tourbus, a device that allows bands to practice or rehearse anywhere, anytime. It includes 21 audio channels for 7 musicians, 7 XLR and 7 TRS input jacks, SoleMix controls for each musician, R section for mp3 connection or recording and phantom power (48V).
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Aurora Coated Color Strings - Summer NAMM '09

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Aurora Strings booth. In this segment we hear about the science behind Aurora's coated color strings. Through their proprietary designs, Aurora has developed the ability to wrap strings with a color coating that they say creates the best-sounding, longest-lasting coated string possible. Also, you can set up custom sets and color combinations.
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DigiTech RP1000 Update - Summer NAMM '09

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get an update on the DigiTech's Integrated Switching System, the RP1000. It includes over 160 stompboxes, choruses, delays, amps and cabinets, a built-in expression pedal that controls the wah wah settings and volume and it has over 200 presets.

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