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NAMM 2009

Framus Guitars & Warwick Basses - Summer NAMM '09

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Framus and Warwick area. In this segment, we get to see several Framus guitar models including, Renegade Custom (swamp ash body, bolt-on neck, maple neck, Seymour Duncan pickups), Diablo Custom (bolt-in ovangkol neck, swamp ash body, AAA flame maple top, tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and Seymour Duncan pickups), Panthera Custom (bolt-in ovangkol neck, mahogany body, arched AAA flamed maple top, Seymour Duncan pickups) and the AK 1974 (neck-through with a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard on a flamed maple neck, AAAA flamed maple top with f-hole, AAA flamed maple body, custom inlays, Seymour Duncan pickups and gold hardware).

Also, we get to check out some Warwick basses including, the Stuart Zender Signature (neck-through design with an ovangkol neck, French flamed ash top, tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and MEC P/J, active pickups) P-Nut Signature (neck-through design with an ovangkol neck, three-piece body with walnut and purple heart, wenge fingerboard and MEC J/MM-Style Pickups with open pole pieces) and the Streamer Stage 1 (neck-through design with a flamed maple neck, AAA flamed maple body, wenge fingerboard, available as a 4- 5- or 6-string, Warwick tuners and gold hardware).

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Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKII Demo - Summer NAMM

August 4, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hughes & Kettner booth. In this video, we get to see and hear their TriAmp MKII and get introduced to a few other amps. The TriAmp MKII is a 100 watt, all-tube head that features 9-12AX7 preamp tubes, 4-EL34 power tubes and it comes with six distinctive channels (Vintage Californian Clean, Vintage British Clean, Classic British Rock, Vintage British Rock, British Hot Rodded, Modern Californian Hi Gain). The other amps we check out include the Duotone Tommy Thayer Signature head, the Switchblade and the Edition Tube 25th Anniversary combo.

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Reverend Guitars-Buckshot,Reeves Gabrels Signature

August 4, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see Reverend's Buckshot. The Buckshot is a korina solidbody that features a maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fretboard and comes loaded with a Reverend T-style single-coil (bridge) and Reverend Revtron mini-humbucker (neck). The other model we see is the prototype for Reeves Gabrels signature model.
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Jay Turser Guitars JTA-530 & JTA-560 - Summer NAMM

August 3, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Jay Turser Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest acoustic models - the JTA - 530 (Alaskan sitka spruce top, rosewood neck and bridge) and the JTA 560 (double-A grade Alaskan sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge and solid maple binding).

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Traynor Amps Reissue YGM3 Combo - Summer NAMM '09

August 3, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Traynor Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse at Traynor's newest amp, the reissue of the YGM3 combo. The YGM3 comes with a Jensen P12Q alnico speaker, EH 12AX7 preamp tubes, JJ EL84 power tubes and Accutronics Long-Spring Medium Decay reverb tank. Parts for this Traynor re-issue came from original suppliers and built to the original specs where possible. Also, the YGM3 comes with a foot-switchable amplitude bias tremolo effect.

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Profile PT-2800 Tuner & PTM-4000 Tuner/Metronome

August 2, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Profile booth. In this video, we get to check out Profile's PT-2800 Tuner and PMT- Tuner/Metronome/Massager.

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Olympus LS-11 PCM Recorder - Summer NAMM '09

August 2, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Olympus booth. In this video, we get introduced to the new LS-11 PCM Recorder, which is an upgraded model from its predecessor the LS-10. Some of the appointments include 24 bit - 96 kHz recording, 8 GB built-in memory and can record in WAV, mp3 and WMA settings. In addition, it has a feature that can set a volume reading and will start/stop recording once it exceeds/recedes that pre-determined point.

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65 Amps Apollo Bass Head - Summer NAMM '09

August 1, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the 65 Amps booth and catches up with Dan Boul. In this video, we get a sneak peek at 65 Amps' first bass head, the Apollo. The Apollo is an all-tube, 50 watt head that features 2-6L6 power tubes. In addition to chatting about the new bass head, Joe and Dan take their shots at stand-up comedy.

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Hagstrom & Walden Guitars - Summer NAMM '09

August 1, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hagstrom and Walden booth. In this video, we get to see several new models from both companies. New offerings from Hagstrom include the Viking (maple body, hard maple set neck, H-Expander truss rod, two Hagstrom custom-wound humbuckers and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom trapeze tailpiece), Ultra Swede (basswood body, flame maple top, maple set neck and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom stop tailpiece and 6-individual brass string blocks) and Deluxe-F Tremar (mahogany body with hollowed bass side, carved maple top, set mahogany neck and 2-Hagstrom Custom 60 humbuckers).

The Walden models featured are the D710CE (dreadnought body style, solid Engelmann spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and features a Venetian cutaway) and the CG670TB (dreadnought body style, solid Western Red cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and mahogany neck).

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Parker Guitars Vernon Reid & Dutkiewicz DragonFlys

July 31, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Parker Guitars booth. In this segment, we get our first glance at two new signature Parker DragonFlys - Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) and Vernon Reid (Living Colour). The Adam Dutkiewicz DragonFly features a 5-way pickup switch, a H-S-S configuration and a Parker first, EMG pickups. The Vernon Reid DragonFly comes with a Floyd Rose trem, EMG X-Series (H-S-S) pickups and a Roland MIDI system near the bridge.
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Eden Electronics ENX260,WTX-500 & More-Summer NAMM

July 31, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Eden Electronics booth. In this segment, we check out some new bass amps from Eden Electronics. First up is the ENX260 that is a 500 watt head and weighs under 4 lbs. The next bass head that we see is the WTX-500 that is based on the Golden Ear chip for warmth and musicality. It features a 3-band EQ with dynamic bass boost and mid-shift functions and switchable automatic compression. The last bass head is the 500 watt Navigator 1000 (class-D) which comes with 3 dB of headroom.
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Washburn Guitars Nuno Bettencourt,HM Series & More

July 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several new Washburn models including, the Custom Shop WI 595 Idol, a HM Series firetruck red model and several Nuno Bettencourt signature models. The WI 595 comes with a mahogany body, carved maple top and Duncan pickups (Custom - bridge - '59 - neck).

The HM Series guitar show features a firetruck red gloss finish, all chrome hardware (chrome EMGs and Floyd Rose trem), Grover tuners and a mahogany body.

The Nuno Bettencourt signature models shown include a 20th Anniversary with an alder body, maple neck, ebony fretboard and Stephens extended cutaway 5-bolt neck joint. The other model is the Nuno N4 Goth, which is the first Nuno model to include active pickups (Seymour Duncan Blackouts).

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Randall Amplifiers RM 22 Head - Summer NAMM '09

July 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Randall Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the Randall's RM 22 head. The RM 22 is a tube head that features Randall's modular technology. Its a 15 watt head with a 2-channel boost (foot-switchable) and will include up to 24 different modules (for example: Diezel, Orange, Kirk Hammett, etc.)
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Fryette Amps Memphis Thirty Demo - Summer NAMM '09

July 29, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Fryette Amplification booth. In this video, we get to see and hear from Fryette's brand new combo, the Memphis Thirty. The Memphis Thirty is a 30 watt 1x12 combo featuring dual channels - channel assignable power switching (18 watt mode), series/parallel effects loop and a tube-driven Accutronics spring reverb. Other features include a foot-switchable boost, 1-12AX7 (Russia), 4-12AX7 (China), 1-12AT7 and 4-Premium Matched Sovtek EL84 power tubes and a 12" Eminence speaker. The front panel controls (Drive)are Gain, Master Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass, while the Clean channel controls include, Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass.
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G&L Guitars Jerry Cantrell Models,F100-Summer NAMM

July 29, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the G&L Guitars booth. In this video, we get our first look at G&L's Jerry Cantrell Rampage (both import and USA models), where were introduced at the show. Both come built to Jerry's specs and feature a a heavily contoured body and a lone humbucker in the bridge position. We also get to see their F-100 reissue guitar that features a mahogany body, the option of Seymour Duncan or EMG active pups and a G&L fulcrum bridge. In addition, we get our first look at the JB Bass which comes with either alder or swamp ash bodies, G&L alnico jazz pickups and hard maple neck (either rosewood or maple fingerboard).

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Guitar Mill Custom Shop - Summer NAMM '09

July 29, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Guitar Mill Custom Shop booth. In this video, we hear from the Guitar Mill's Mario Martin who gives us the rundown on all the possibilities they can provide guitarists. The small shop located in Murfreesboro, TN, offers bodies, necks, hardware, finished new guitars and relic'd or aged guitars in familiar body styles and color configurations.
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Cole Clark Fat Lady Series & Angel-Summer NAMM '09

July 28, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Cole Clark booth. In this video segment, we get up close and personal with Cole Clark's Fat Lady series and one of their newest models, the Angel. The Fat Lady (on PG's July cover) models all come in a solid timber dreadnought construction that features an internally carved top. In addition, all the Fat Lady models come with Grover tuners and all three models (FL1, FL2, FL3) can come with solid bunya tops. The difference between the Fat Lady models lie in their aesthetics like fretboard markings and binding appointments.

The Angel is a cutaway model that can come with either qld Maple, blackwood or rosewood backs and all come with "Lattice" rear bracing. The Angel features a 25.5" scale length.

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Cole Clark Electrics,Lap Steels & More-Summer NAMM

July 28, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Cole Clark booth. In this video segment, we get introduced to some of Cole Clark's electric guitar models (recently introduced to the US marketplace), ukuleles (Ukelady) and lap steel models.

First off, we see the Guardian - reminiscent of the Strat - that features a Queensland maple body, rock maple neck and a 25.5" scale length. The Culprit series - a T-style body - can feature a bunya, silkwood, qld maple or quandong body and has various pickup configurations - 2 single coils or 2 single coils with a humbucker (coil tap) option.

The Ukelady (UL1, UL2, UL3) can feature either a solid blackwood or rosewood body and like their acoustic models, the variations between models resides in the each guitar's aesthetic appointments (binding and abalone fingerboard markings).

The first lap steel model featured is the Lap Dog that features a solid bunya body with a Cole Clark Horse Shoe single-coil pickup. The other model seen is the Violap that comes with a hollow body, with an internally carved top and back. This particular model has a Cole Clark proprietary pickups built into the top/saddle and two additional humbuckers in the standard bridge and neck positions for those in need of distorted tones.

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Mighty Mite C4 Active Pickup Demo-Summer NAMM '09

July 24, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Mighty Mite booth. In this video, we get to hear the new Mighty Mite C4 active pickup in action. First, Mighty Mite's Jeff Kylloe demos the pickup and then Warlock's Tommy Bolan steps in and takes the active pickups for a ride.

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Martin Guitars D12 David Crosby & More-Summer NAMM

July 24, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of Martin's newest guitar offerings, the D12 David Crosby and a Marty Robbins model. The D12 David Crosby is built from specs on a guitar David had altered from a standard 6-string to a 12-string. The D12 features D14 body style, mahogany back and sides and spruce top and a David Crosby signature between the 16th and 17th fret. The Marty Robbins model is made with Adirondack spruce top and has custom inlays including one of Texas to commemorate Marty Robbin's love for big "T".
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