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NAMM 2010

NAMM '10-Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee Signature

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get our first look at the new Albert Lee Signature.

The Albert Lee features Southern ash body, maple neck and fingerboard, standard Music Man string-thru bridge and high profile, medium frets. The guitar can either be loaded with Seymour Duncan singlecoils, Music Man vintage-style singlecoils, or various humbuckers in the HH model.

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NAMM '10 - Fishman Aura Sixteen Demo & Spectrum DI

February 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he swings by the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see two new pedals from Fishman, the Aura Sixteen & the Aura Spectrum DI.

The Aura Sixteen is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. It features Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls, 16 pre-loaded Dreadnought guitar Images are completely user-configurable and USB interface to download Images from the Aura Image Gallery (software included).

The Spectrum DI Aura? Spectrum DI is Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.

Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques.

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NAMM '10: Peavey Nano Vypyr, 6534+, Butcher & More

February 2, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Peavey Electronics booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several of Peavey's newest guitar and bass heads. First up, the Nano Vypyr which is the single-speaker, battery powered little brother to the popular line of Vypyr heads and combos. Also, we get to see the new 6534+ that is designed and built similar to their popular 6505 head but features EL34 power tubes. Another guitar amp released at the show was the Butcher, which has two channels (clean and crunch) that both have their own preamp boost switch and master volume. Also, it has a built-in active effects loop. Lastly, we check out their bass amp offerings; the all-tube, 300 watt VB-3 (used by Michael Anthony) and the new 600 watt Headliner.
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NAMM '10 - Peavey Ecoustic Series Demo

February 2, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Peavey Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to hear from Peavey's Ecoustic Series, specifically the E300 2x12 version courtesy of Maybe August. The E300 is a two-channel amp with XLR outs, built-in effects loop, digital effects including, reverb, delay, chorus and phaser.
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NAMM '10-Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary Teles

February 2, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop. In this video segment, we get a look at the spectrum of Custom Shop Teles.

First, we get to see the four Telecasters (Nocaster with two pickups, Esquire with two pickups or one pickup, Broadcaster and the Snake Head Tele) the Custom Shop re-created to celebrate the Telecaster's 60th Anniversary. Each model is limited to 60 models.

On the other end of the spectrum, we get to check out a Masterbuilt Uri Shiskov Peacock Tele with a birdseye alder body and inlays made of silver, emeralds, rubys, diamonds and sapphires.

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NAMM '10 - Martin Performing Artist GPCPA1 Demo

February 2, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for 2010 NAMM show where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we to check out Martin's new Performing Artist series ... specifically the GPCPA1 model.

The GPCPA1 model is equipped with Fishmans newly designed onboard sound reinforcement system, the F1 Aura -- and 9 specific tonal settings. Also, it comes with a 3-band EQ and the Gold Plus pickup. The guitar features solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and has an ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge.

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NAMM '10: EHX Ring Thing Modulator;Iron Lung Demos

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Electro Harmonix Effects booth. In this segment, they demo two of their latest pedals for us; the Ring Thing Modulator and the Iron Lung Vocoder.

The Ring Thing Modulator is a modulation control allowing guitarists to explore a new sonic world that is both familiar and inventive. It boasts complex modulations with interactive parameters create any sound your mind can imagine -- from metallic sweeps to subtle color changes to unique and limitless modulations. It has articulate pitch shifting, preset tuning, selectable waveforms and external control delivers sound designer mystery, with a rock 'n' roll edge. The control knobs are Blend, Wave, Filter/Rate, Ring/Depth, Coarse and Mode (pitch-shifting).

The Iron Lung was designed around the V256 Vocoder and put in their smallest, die-cast chassis. It uses the highest resolution of 256 bands to deliver defined vocoder performance while its Gender Bender control lets you adjust a male to female emphasis that delivers numerous and exacting possibilities at the turn of a knob. An XLR input allows your microphone of choice to be used with three-independent gain controls. To round it out, the tone control integrates with the Gender Bender to refine the tone.

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NAMM '10 - DBZ Guitars USA Snakeskin Venom & More

February 1, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new offerings from DBZ Guitars for 2010.

First, Dean Z introduces us to the USA Venon Snakeskin which is a mahogany body, maple top guitar with Custom etched snake skin finish that comes with gold hardware and original Floyd Rose floating bridge.

The USA Cavallo Metallic Series is a set-neck guitar with a mahogany body, maple top, ebony fingerboard DBZ Custom Pickups (string-thru or Floyd Rose bridge) and the metallic finish choices are topaz and sapphire blue.

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NAMM '10 - Framus New Panthera & Diablo Designs

February 1, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Framus Guitars booth. In this segment, we see the updated versions of Framus' most popular models; the Panthera and Diablo. Also, we get to check out some of the possibilities within the Framus Custom Shop.
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NAMM '10 - Crybaby Cantrell Wah, MXR Micro Flange

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Dunlop/MXR Effects booth. In this segment, we get a taste of all their newest pedals for 2010 with the help of Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth who demos all the new offerings.

In this video, we hear the Crybaby Jerry Cantrell Signature Wah, Kirk Hammett Signature Wah, MXR Custom Comp, MXR Black Label Chorus, MXR Micro Chorus, MXR Mico Flange, MXR Phase 45 and MXR Fullbore Metal Distortion.

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NAMM '10 - EHX Deluxe Memory Boy Delay Demo

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Electro Harmonix booth. In this segment, we get our first peek and listen to their Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay.

The Deluxe Memory Boy is an analog delay with tap tempo control. Quality ICs deliver warm and organic analog tones while tap tempo allows you to always be in sync with the groove. Choose five note divisions for metronomic variances. Sweet modulations can be set while the expression pedal input gives you external control. In addition, it comes with a built-in effects loop.

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NAMM '10 - Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 Demo

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Mesa Boogie booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their latest amp, the TransAtlantic TA-15 head.

The TransAtlantic TA-15 is Mesa Boogie's take on the lunchbox amp phenomenon. The TA-15 packs all the footswitchable performance including their patented MULTI-WATT? Channel Assignable Power found in their full-size models and offers classic British and American sounds in a beautiful 12 3/8W x 6 3/4D x 5 7/8H package that weighs only 12 pounds.

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Blackstar Debuts HT Venue Series Amps

January 29, 2010
The HT Venue line has a tube amp to suit every performance situation from the studio to the stage. For the first time, authentic ‘boutique’ cleans and super high gain overdrives are combined, in this innovative and highly portable tube amp line.
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Orange Releases Thunder 30 Combo and Head

January 29, 2010
The two-channel Thunder 30 blends the Rocker and Thunder series, and will replace the Rocker 30 in Orange''s line of amps.
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Markbass Releases New Amps, Modules and Cabinets for 2010

January 29, 2010
MoMark amp heads, Little Mark Rocker 500, Acoustic MoMark module, Club Series cabinets and Alain Caron Signature Stereo Preamp are among Markbass'' new offerings.
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NAMM '10 - Hanson Guitars Firenze T90 Demo

January 28, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Hanson Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their latest guitar, the prototype for the Firenze T90.

The Firenze T90 is a take off their standard Firenze model, but comes loaded with "Broadcaster" wound bridge pickup and a Hanson P90. It features an ash body, quilted maple top, aged lacquer neck and maple or rosewood fingerboard.

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NAMM '10 - VHT Amplifiers Special 6 Demo

January 28, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the VHT Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of the new Special 6, hand-wired guitar amp.

The Special features hand-wired, point to point circuit board with 1-12AX7 preamp tube and 1-6V6 power tube. It boasts a footswitchable Gain Boost feature that expands its range of tones--the boost footswitch is advertised to make the Special 6 work/sound like s 2-channel amp with its distinct tonal differences. Also, the Special 6 also features a High/Low power switch that enhances low-volume tones with extra-smooth richness (when in half-power mode) and the High section is said to work at gigging volumes within a competing full-band scenario.

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NAMM '10 - Kay Vintage Reissue Thin Twin Demo

January 28, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Kay Vintage Reissue both. In this segment, we get introduced to Kay's luthier Roger Fritz and he talks to us about the historic line of guitars and where it will go into the future.

Roger demos a Kay Thin Twin (new at NAMM as it features a Bigsby trem) and also shows off their latest model, the Kay Vintage Jazz II.

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NAMM '10 - EMG Pickups SRO Series, X Series Gold

January 28, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the EMG Pickups booth. In this segment, we get introduced to a whole bunch of new products offered by EMG in 2010.

The new products include SRO Series pickups (SRO SC1-B, SRO, OC1-N), Gold and Chrome X Series pickups, Solderless pickups, ALX Alexi Laiho Signature Series and ZW Zakk Wylde 81 & 85 Combo.

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NAMM '10 - Charvel Custom Shop Warren DeMartini

January 28, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Charvel Custom Shop. In this segment, we get to see some of the Charvel Custom Warren DeMartini Custom Series and other custom shop models.

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