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NAMM 2010

NAMM '10:Composite Acoustics Semi-Hollow Electrics

January 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Composite Acoustics booth. In this segment, we get to see their brand new line of electric guitars, the semi-hollow Blade series (including the Standard, Studio and Pro models).

The Blade is an all carbon fiber guitar (except the stainless steel frets) that weighs about six pounds and is about 1 1/4" thick. It has a 25 1/4" scale length with 24 frets, Hip Shot tuning machines, Seymour Duncan pickups (front - SH-1 or 59 model and back - SH-4 or JB) and while they don't currently off a single-coil version, they come with coil-tapping capabilities in order to get those single-coil tones.

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NAMM: Breedlove American Series,Mike Huckabee Bass

January 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to their new American Series guitars built in Bend, OR.

The two specific models we check out are the American C20 (Sitka spruce top, satin mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge with Gotoh tuners) American C25/CRH (L.R. Baggs electronics, rosewood back and sides, cedar top and ebony bridge and fretboard).

In addition, we get to see what their custom shop offers, specifically an one-off bass for Governor Mike Huckabee. The bass features "Huck" on the nutcover, bearclaw Sitka spruce top, Oregon murtlewood back and sides, Hawaiian koa binding and "Life is Precious" inlay on the 12th fret.

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Jet City Amplification Announces Three New Amps and an Iso Cab

January 19, 2010
Jet City''s new offerings include partnerships with THD Electronics, Eminence and ZT Amplifiers, along with an all-original combo.
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ZT Amplifiers Introduces Lunchbox Acoustic, Lunchbox Cab and Club Combo Amp

January 18, 2010
Anaheim, CA (January 18, 2010) -- ZT Amplifiers, the innovative company that first introduced the highly successful Lunchbox guitar amplifier in February 2009, has expanded its lineup of professional, high-output,
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NAMM '10 - Egnater Amps Armageddon 100 Watt Demo

January 17, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Egnater Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see the very first Egnater Armageddon. The Armageddon is a 100 Watt, 3-channel "metal amp" that can be switched down to 60 amps.

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NAMM Day 4 Wrapup: Editors' Picks

January 17, 2010
Anaheim, CA (January 17, 2010) -- NAMM is in the books. While we''re collecting our thoughts on all of the gear we''ve seen, here''s our final staff picks from the
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NAMM Day 3 Wrapup: Editor's Picks

January 16, 2010
Anaheim, CA (January 16, 2010) -- More NAMM, more gear. Here''s a sampling of what our editors found cool on the floor today... Aristides Arium Guitars 010 - While we
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NAMM '10-Jet City Amps Stealth Iso Cab, 5212 Combo

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Jet City Amplification. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest products; the Stealth USB Iso Cab and the 5212 50 Watt 2x12 combo.

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NAMM '10: Martin Guitars OMCE Mahogany, OMC-LJ Pro

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to two of their newest models; the OMCE Mahogany and the OMC-LJ Pro - Laurence Juber Signature Model.

The OMCE features certified mahogany blocks with Mortise/Tenon neck joint, solid certified European Spruce top, maghogany sides and black richlite.

The OMC-LJ Pro uses big leaf maple as its primary tonewood and has scalloped Adirondack spruce top braces to assure impressive resonance and dynamic range. The Adirondack spruce top, providing the full bottom associated with vintage Martin tone, combined with flamed big leaf maple back and sides, the bass is much more defined and the midrange more prominent and complex.

Deftly accented by a Style 28 wood fiber rosette, fine herringbone top inlay, fine black/white wood fiber back inlay, HD-style zigzag center strip purfling, and grained ivoroid binding. The grained ivoroid endpiece is framed by fine black/white wood fiber inlay. The ebony belly bridge is fitted with a compensated saddle

The two-piece maple neck, like that on many archtop guitars, contributes generous sustain and features a "Modified V" profile and a diamond volute at the base of the headstock. The handsome black ebony headplate bears the classic Old Style gold "C.F. Martin & Co." decal and nickel Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. The ebony fingerboard is unadorned - with no position markers.

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NAMM '10 - Ibanez Tube Screamer 15W Head & Cab

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wager is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see their new Tube Screamer Head 15 Watt, the TSA15H.

The new TSA15H Tube Amp has a genuine Tube Screamer circuit, built right into the front end, for all the warm tube overdrive punch and crunch youll need. Includes foot-switchable function, with Tube Screamer Overdrive, Tone, and Level controls. TSA112C speaker cabinet and IFS2G footswitch sold separately.

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