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NAMM 2010

NAMM '10 - G&L Guitars Jerry Cantrell US Rampage

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the G&L Guitars booth. In this segment, we get a tour of their newest guitars and basses.

The new G&L Guitars offerings include Jerry Cantrell US Signature Rampage, Rustic JB Bass, ASAT HB, Rustic ASAT Classic, Legacy HB and more.
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Electro-Harmonix Announces Ring Thing Sideband Modulator and Deluxe Memory Boy

January 16, 2010
The Ring Thing modulation pedal and Deluxe Memory Boy Delay with Tap Tempo are EHX''s latest
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TC Electronic Introduces PolyTune and More at NAMM

January 16, 2010
TC Electronic has released the PolyTune, Vintage Guitar Pedal Plug-Ins and ComboClassic and ComboStaccato bass amps.
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Budda Introduces 3-Channel MN-100 With Mark Nason Leather Stylings

January 16, 2010
The Budda MN-100 and MN-412, a fully featured three-channel tube guitar amplifier head and 4x12 enclosure, featuring a custom Italian leather exterior by renowned footwear designer Mark Nason.
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Peavey Debuts New Ecoustic Series of Acoustic Amps

January 16, 2010
The Series debuts with the 300, E110, E208 and E20
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Peavey Announces New Amps: 6534+, Butcher and Vypyr 30 Mini Stack

January 16, 2010
Peavey has introduced two new electric guitar amps at NAMM 2010: the 6534+ and Butcher, and expanded their Vypyr line with the Vypyr 30 Mini Stack and Vypyr Nano.
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Peavey Debuts Single-Cut HP Line

January 16, 2010
Peavey proudly introduces the new HP Single Cut Series, a trio of finely crafted single-cut guitars that combine classic tones and style with modern Peavey playability.
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NAMM Day 2 Wrapup: Editor's Picks

January 15, 2010
Anaheim, CA (January 15, 2010) -- We''re going to keep this short, sweet and full of eye candy. Here''s a taste of what caught our eye today... Bogner New Yorker
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NAMM: Fender American Special Series Strats & Tele

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she catches up with Fender. In this segment, we get our first glimpse of their American Speical Series Strats & Teles.

The three instruments in the new series?the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS?are highly-affordable U.S.-made Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One and American Standard series.

All three American Special guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Fenders best-selling Texas Special? pickups (the Stratocaster HSS also has an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup).

The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and Three-color Sunburst. American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and white pickguard, and is available in Candy Apple Red and Two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and is available in Black and Three-color Sunburst.

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NAMM '10 - Audio-Technica Wireless Systems & Mics

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

In this segment, we rundown some of their latest products, including AEW-R4100 Receiver, AEW-R5200 Dual-Receiver, AEW-DA660 Antenna, AEW-T1000 Body Pack Transmitter, 3000 Series UHF Wireless System, AT4080 Ribbon Mic and AT4081 Ribbon Mic.

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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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