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NAMM 2010

LÂG Guitars Come to America

February 11, 2010
"One of Europe''s best kept secrets" is bringing their acoustic magic to the States. We have a look at what''s in store.
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NAMM '10 - Red Witch Medusa Chorus/Tremolo Demo

February 11, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she swings by the Red Witch Analog Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedal offerings -- the Medusa Chorus/Tremolo and the Titan Delay.

The Medusa is a reissue of a popular pedal first built years ago by Red Witch's creator Ben Fulton. Upon popular demand, they re-released the Medusa which is a Chorus and Tremolo pedal that can work as either or a combination of the two.

The Titan Delay is an analog delay pedal with not one, not two, but three completely independent delay units. The Titan's triumvirate of time tantalizers allows you to create an array of truly unique and original delay sounds. Voiced for the ultimate analog styled sound, the Titan provides three 800m/sec delays. They use the classic analog delay compander to ensure the ultimate recreation of an analog flavored delay, which works hand in hand with their more contemporary delay engines.

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NAMM '10 - SWR Bryan Beller (Steve Vai) Interview

February 11, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the SWR Sound booth. In this segment, she catches up with Dethklok and Steve Vai bassist Bryan Beller as he talks about some SWR gear (SM-1500 head) that he's been using on the road with Dethklok and the just-released Steve Vai "Where the Wild Things Are" live DVD.
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NAMM '10 - Ibanez Steve Vai UV77REMC, RGD Models

February 11, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out several of their new guitar and bass offerings for 2010.

First, we get to see the new Steve Vai UV77REMC has a five-piece maple/bubinga neck, basswood body, rosewood fingerboard and DiMarzio Blaze pickups.

Next, we get to see the new RGD models, which feature three-piece maple necks, basswood body and bound rosewood fingerboards. These guitars are specifically made with the drop-tune player in mind.

Lastly, we have the Ashula fret/fretless bass. This unique bass has a jatoba/ bubinga neck, light ash body, rosewood fingerboard and features the Mono-Rail IV bridge system. Also, it comes loaded with the Sonic Arch and Sonic Arch mini pickups.

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NAMM '10 - Tascam DR-08,DR-2d & DP-008 Portastudio

February 10, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Tascam booth. In this segment, we get to see some guitar-relevent products new to the scene from Tascam for 2010.

Their new products include a slim and sleek portable recorder (DR-08), a Linear PCM Recorder (DR-2d) and a must for a recording junkie - the DP-008 Digital Portastudio.

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NAMM '10 - PreSonus StudioLive & Studio One DAW

February 10, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the PreSonus booth. In this segment, we get to see some of their new recording products for 2010.

StudioLive is truly a third-generation digital mixer. Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.

Here, in one portable device, are high-headroom XMAX? microphone preamplifiers, a built-in FireWire recording and playback interface, more than 90 signal processors, a big library of DSP effects, 6 (16.4.2) or 10 (24.4.2) aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback, and more.

Create live mixes that glisten with clarity and detail?then record and enhance the performance with the power of StudioLive.

Get creative in the studio. Build mixes, loops, sound effects, and more, then bring them out to your show and mix them with the live performance. Process channels using your favorite plug-ins and completely automate your entire performance. StudioLive revolutionizes music production, opening endless creative possibilities.

Studio One is a groundbreaking music creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box.

Its a creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiencyand yet its robust enough for the most complex productions. Its the DAW that a band of leading recording-hardware engineers and a team of industry-defining software-design veterans want to use for themselves. Its incredibly easy to use yet provides a wealth of professional features.

Far from just another music-production program, Studio One changes the rules of the game. Fresh code, innovative drag-and-drop MIDI mapping and plug-in management, auto-configuration with PreSonus hardware, insanely good audio quality, unlimited tracks and plug-ins per track, and a powerful, inventive Start page that literally puts the whole project right in your hands are just a few of the compelling features of Studio One.

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NAMM '10 - Taylor Dave Matthews Signature & More

February 10, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several new products that will be released fully for Taylor during 2010.

First up, the 8-string baritone, which has a truly unique voice, the 8-string baritone GS complements the baritones lower tonal range by pairing two octave strings with the third and fourth strings, adding a touch of upper-octave brightness without too much 12-string jangle. The result is a guitar with incredible tonal range, perfect for walking basslines and rich melodies. It features a solid Sitka spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides.

Next, we get to check out the Jason Mraz Signature Nylon model and the Dave Matthews Signature 914ce custom model with "Grux" inspired inlays.

Lastly, we get to check out some offerings from the Taylor Build to Order section. These guitars are one-off creations built by the Taylor upon request from direct buyers through the website or for dealers who wish to keep some BTO models in their stores.

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NAMM '10 - Egnater Amps Tweaker Demo

February 10, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Egnater booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see one of their newest heads -- the Tweaker. The Tweaker is a 6V6 tube amp with tonal options galore that includes a voicing switch that goes from VOX to Marshall to Fender.
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NAMM '10: Guild D-55, F-50 Jumbo Custom Koa & More

February 10, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Guild Guitars booth. In this segment, we get an introduction to the some of the newest Guild models and configurations for 2010. Some of the new items we get to see our several USA models, F-50 Jumbo Koa Custom, D-55, F-50 Jumbo 12-string and many more.
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NAMM-PRS Demos Swamp Ash Special,Orianthi,DallasII

February 9, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the PRS booth. In this segment, we talk with Paul Reed Smith about what's new from his company in 2010 and the announcement of the 25th Anniversary editions on several of his models.

First up, we check out the Orianti SE Signature model that has a korina body, maple top and neck with an ebony fingerboard. It also has a PRS-style trem and PRS humbuckers in both positions.

Next is the Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield, which is the first PRS production model to feature the new Narrowfield pickups. The Narrowfield pickups focus the string attack much like a singlecoil but are hum-canceling. The result is a new sounding pickup system, which blends features of single coil, soap bar, and humbucking pickups. The Swamp Ash Special is a 25th Anniversary model and features shadow bird inlays, anniversary headstock eagle and an optional maple fretboard.

The Dallas II is a 50-watt boutique amp well suited for the working musician. While the amplifier will support many musical styles, it is well suited for the single coil player as well as anyone looking for a high quality amp with plenty of head room to support their favorite pedals. The half hand-wired and half PC board construction allows for all the quality and sound of PRSs original Dallas amplifier, but the Dallas II fits comfortably into our Tuxedo line of amps. Like the original Dallas, the Dallas II provides the classic, balanced sounds of 6L6 tubes, huge sounding cleans, and moderate overdrive.

The PRS Signature amplifier is a further refinement of the PRS Original Sewell that has been tweaked to Paul Reed Smiths personal specifications. Paul Reed Smith describes this EL34 amp as the Original Sewell on steroids. It has a simple layout with the only controls being a Bright switch, Treble, Bass and Master Volume.

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