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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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