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NAMM '11 - Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 Demo

January 18, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she swings by the Mesa/Boogie booth. In this segment, we get our first demo of the Royal Atlantic 100 RA-100. Packing 100 watts of EL34 Brit-voiced attitude, this Royal Atlantic takes everything you love about Fullerton and Liverpool and brings it all together with rich, chest-thumping high gain in Mesa's traditional manner. The RA 100 also features their revolutionary new Channel Assignable Power Soaks that will redefine for you the concept of Power Expression and put you in total command of playing volume independent of power clip. Dial up a preamp sound in each of the Modes and crank in the perfect amount of power saturation at the right volume - and footswitch between them seamlessly Specifications: - All-Tube Amplifier: 4xEL-34 (or 6L6's), 7x12AX7 - Proprietary Multi-Soak™, Channel Assignable Power Attenuator provides each channel with a 5-position power attenuation switch (-16db, -12db, -8db, -4db & 0db) for Power Ratings ranging from 3 Watts to 100 Watts of Class A/B Power - Bias Select Switch (6L6/EL34) - Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance 2 Channels, 3 Footswitchable Modes Each mode with Independent Channel Master & Multi-Soak Power Controls (Multi-Soak Controls on back panel) - Channel 1 (Clean) features: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master & Multi-Soak (on back panel) - Channel 2 (Footswitchable Vintage Lo-Gain & Vintage Hi-Gain Modes) features: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master-Lo, Master-Hi, Multi-Soak Lo & Multi-Soak Hi (on back panel) - All-Tube, Long Spring Reverb with Auto Reverb Defeat Switch for Vintage Hi or Vintage Hi & Lo Modes ("Defeat" removes Reverb from selected mode/modes -- "On" applies Reverb to all Modes) - Reverb Hard-Bypass Switch removes entire Reverb Circuit from amp (all modes) - Fully Buffered FX Loop w/Automatic Hard-Bypass, which completely removes itself when not in use - Slave Out w/Level Control - External Switching Jacks for Vintage Low/Hi (Clean is default) - 22" Aluminum Chassis - 2 Button Footswitch (Clean, Vintage Low/Hi)
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NAMM '11 - Fender 60th Anniversary P Bass

January 17, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about the 60th Anniversary P Bass. Introduced in 1951, the Precision Bass was the world's first successful solid-body electric bass guitar; an instrument that revolutionized popular music so thoroughly that it even created a new kind of musician—the electric bassist. Sixty years later it is still the first word in electric bass and an essential and indispensable instrument in the hands of bass players worldwide. The 60th Anniversary Precision Bass embodies six decades of Fender bass legacy in a collectible U.S.-made instrument. Features include an ash body with Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, maple neck and fretboard with modern 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, vintage Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, black pickguard, high-mass vintage bridge, knurled control knobs, modern tuners, commemorative neckplate and Fender/SKB molded case.
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NAMM '11 - Fender Road Worn Player Series Demos

January 17, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first demo of the Road Worn Player Series' Strat and Tele. All three new Road Worn Player Series guitars—Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster, Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS and Road Worn Player Series Telecaster—feature an alder body with a lightly worn lacquer finish, modern "C"-shaped maple neck with a lightly worn urethane finish, three-ply pickguard, aged knobs and switch tip, and deluxe gig bag. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special single-coil pickups, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special neck and middle pickups, Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Telecaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Tex Mex single-coil bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking neck pickup, three-way switching, and Road Worn six-saddle strings-through-body bridge.
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NAMM '11 - DBZ Guitars Imperial Aliento & Royale

January 17, 2011
PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out the Imperial Aliento and the Royale models. The Imperial Aliento features: a Set Neck/24.75" scale mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard• mahogany/maple semi-hollow body • Z/Diamond Inlays • scrape binding • USA DBZ Signature Pickups • Vol/Tone/3-Way • Sperzel tuners • satin nickel hardware The Royale features: Set Neck/24.75" • flame maple body • maple neck w/ Z-Glide option • ebony Fingerboard • 22 Frets • Z/Diamond Inlays • Scrape Binding • USA DBZ Signature pickups • Vol/Tone/3-Way • Sperzel tuners • gold hardware The Z-Glide guitar necks, which will be available as an option on DBZ USA Custom Shop Guitars, utilize a surface designed to let your hand glide effortlessly up and down the neck. Dean Zelinsky's Z-Glide necks eliminate the sticky/clammy feeling gloss lacquered necks are known to produce. Invented by company founder Dean Zelinsky, the revolutionary Z-Glide guitar neck is achieved by precisely engraving carefully tested patterns into the back of the neck which reduce surface area while trapping moisture and sweat. The result is an ultra fast neck with a consistent, silky-smooth feel. "This is likely the first real breakthrough in guitar design in many years", explained Dean B. Zelinsky, CEO of DBZ Guitars. "No other company has aggressively addressed the surface feel of guitar necks. For other companies, satin or un-finished necks is the "solution" and has been for years...but neither satin or un-finished comes close to what the Z-Glide achieves in feel and playability. I believe the protection the finish provides is important which was part of the inspiration of developing the Z-Glide neck...the magic happens underneath the finish," concluded Zelinsky.
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Brainstorms From NAMM's Budget Basement

January 17, 2011
What is a company to do when musicians present it with exuberant, youthful input that runs counter to that company’s current course? Should it dive headlong into uncharted waters or
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NAMM 2011 - Editor's Picks, Day 3

January 16, 2011
What PG''s editors dug at the last day of NAMM 2011.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2011 - Photos from the Floor, Day 3

January 16, 2011
The gear we saw on day 3 of Winter NAMM
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Eventide Unveils Space Reverb and Beyond

January 16, 2011
Anaheim, CA (January 16, 2011) — Eventide announced the newest addition to its stompbox product line: Space. Space features 12 of Eventide’s signature reverb combination effects taken from the H8000FW
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DigiTech Introduces Its First-Ever Guitar and Bass Amplifiers at NAMM 2011

January 16, 2011
Anaheim, CA (January 15, 2011) – Expanding into an entirely new product category, DigiTech today announced the introduction of its first-ever guitar and bass amplifiers at NAMM 2011. Combining renowned
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NAMM 2011 - Editors' Picks, Day 2

January 15, 2011
What PG''s editors dug on Day 2 of NAMM
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