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NAMM 2010

NAMM '10 - VOX Guitars SDC 33, Custom Shop & More

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the VOX Guitars booth.

In this segment, we get introduced to several new VOX guitars. First is the SDC 33, which is a singlecut mahogany body guitar with crazy 3-D contours. It also features VOX's Coaxe pickups in both positions, mahogany necks and rosewood fingerboards.

Another VOX guitar is the HDC 77 which is similar to the Gibson ES-335 in body style, however, this bad boy has the VOX 3-D contour body with a maple top and mahogany back and sides. This also comes with Coaxe pickups in both positions.

They also offer a great collection of custom shop options, including a headstock option modeled after the old VOX wah pedal (shown in video). If you can think, the VOX Guitars Custom Shop in California can probably craft it into a great guitar!

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NAMM '10 - VOX Amps AGA70 Acoustic Amp Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the VOX Amps booth. In this segment, we get introduced into the AGA70 Acoustic Amp.

The AGA70 two-channel (Normal and Tube Pre equipped with a 12AU7 vacuum tube) amp. Each channel offers two inputs: Guitar (phone) and Mic (XLR), Lo-Z and Hi-Z level switch on each input; Mic inputs can provide phantom power. The controls include Bass, Middle, Treble (on each channel) and a Color feature that provides convenient single-knob control of the overall sound, emphasizing a wide range of performance techniques from picking arpeggios to strumming chords. Also, it has a DI output (balanced XLR), which is available for using the AGA with a larger sound system; a tuner output is also provided.

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NAMM '10 - Marshall JMD: 1 100 Watt Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first test drive on the JMD: 1 Series 100 Watt head.

The JMD: 1 Series is a hybrid amp that has 16 digital preamps and 4-EL34 power tubes. It features a modulation FX, delay, reverb, noise gate, serial and parallel FX loop, footcontroller and MIDI In and Thru options.

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NAMM '10 - Gretsch Guitars Eddie Cochran Model

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Gretsch Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out their latest model from the Gretsch Custom Shop, the G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute Model.

During his all-too brief life and career, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) only ever owned and played one main electric guitar, an orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body he bought brand-new in 1955 at age 16 from the Bell Gardens Music Center in his hometown, Bell Gardens, CA. The guitar bore the serial number 16942, and his parents helped him buy it. A sharp young guitarist who was particular about his sound and knowledgeable about guitar design and modification, Cochran hot-rodded his Gretsch with a warmer-sounding dog ear neck pickup.

Virtually indistinguishable from the original, the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model is authentic in every detail, from the aluminum nut and bridge to the famous dog ear neck pickup; from the distressed vintage orange nitrocellulose lacquer finish to the relic gold-plated hardware and Bigsby? B6GPVF vibrato tailpiece.

Its features include a bound laminated maple body and arched top, a specially shaped three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with a 22-fret 9-radius bound rosewood fingerboard, a Seymour Duncan? Dog Ear single-coil neck pickup, a Seymour Duncan? DynaSonic? single-coil bridge pickup, three-way switching, rosewood bridge base, vintage-style gold Gotoh? SE700-05M tuners, modified plexi pickguard, western block fingerboard inlays (depicting cactus, steer heads and fences), lower body bout G brand, and pearloid steer head/Gretsch logo inlay on the bound headstock.

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Roland Announces First Battery Powered Acoustic Amp, the AC-33

January 15, 2010
The AC-33 is the world’s first AA battery-powered amp designed specifically for the acoustic guitar.
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Amptweaker Announces First Consumer-Requested Pedal, the TightDrive

January 15, 2010
Amp builder James Brown responds to players'' requests for an overdrive with a tighter attack
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Ableton and Akai Professional Release APC2 Ableton LiveController

January 15, 2010
Abelton and Akai Professional co-develop Akai''s second dedicated controller for Ableton Live.
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Ultimate Ears Announces Six-Speaker Custom In-Ear Monitors

January 15, 2010
Ultimate Ears unveil their first six-speaker design
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Fender and eJamming Audio Unveil Synchronized, Streaming Jamming Software

January 15, 2010
eJamming AUDiiO allows musicians all over the world to jam and record together online
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Boss Unveils ME-25 Multi-Effects and TU-3 Chromatic Tuner

January 15, 2010
BOSS adds to its multi-effects and tuner lineup
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