Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Videos

Montreal Guitar Show-Brunner Guitar Outdoor Guitar

July 25, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Canada, for the Montreal Guitar Show where he visits with Lukas Brunner. In this video segment, we get to see Brunner's Outdoor Guitar and he shows us how the neck comes off the body and can be easily stowed in transportable case that even fits within FAA carry-on regulations. In addition, we get to see and hear from Brunner's larger, more traditional model, the B-big.
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Mighty Mite C4 Active Pickup Demo-Summer NAMM '09

July 24, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Mighty Mite booth. In this video, we get to hear the new Mighty Mite C4 active pickup in action. First, Mighty Mite's Jeff Kylloe demos the pickup and then Warlock's Tommy Bolan steps in and takes the active pickups for a ride.

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Martin Guitars D12 David Crosby & More-Summer NAMM

July 24, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of Martin's newest guitar offerings, the D12 David Crosby and a Marty Robbins model. The D12 David Crosby is built from specs on a guitar David had altered from a standard 6-string to a 12-string. The D12 features D14 body style, mahogany back and sides and spruce top and a David Crosby signature between the 16th and 17th fret. The Marty Robbins model is made with Adirondack spruce top and has custom inlays including one of Texas to commemorate Marty Robbin's love for big "T".
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Ragtime Music Automated Band - Summer NAMM '09

July 23, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ragtime Music booth. In this video, we get to see a fully-operational band that is set up through a jukebox. As you can see in the video, the jukebox has thousands of songs spanning across several musical genres. The instruments included in this demo included acoustic guitar, banjo, tambourine, steel drum, percussion and several others that work together to re-create your favorite tracks.
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Schroeder Guitars Demo - Summer NAMM '09

July 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Schroeder Guitars booth. In this segment, we have Jason Z. Schroeder walk us through his line of handmade guitars that includes the double-cut Edge, Shorty, Stormy Monday and single-cut Radio Lane standard. In addition, we get to see some custom inlay work done by the Schroeder team. Also, we get to hear what tones the standard Radio Lane can produce in the hands of guitarist Tommy Kessler -- plays guitar for the Blue Man Group and "Rock of Ages" stage show.
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Media Preview August '09

July 22, 2009
From metal to Woodstock, upcoming videos for '09.
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Simple Amps Big Iron 34AV & 6AV Demos-Summer NAMM

July 22, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Simple Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to hear from Simple Amps' Big Iron 34AV & 6LAV amps. The Big Iron 6VAV amp comes with 6V6 and the 34AV comes with EL34s, either 12AX7 or 12AU7 preamp tubes and runs hot at about 30 watts. The Big Iron 6VAV is built upon the same platform as its sister amp, the Big Iron 6VA, and the 34AV is very similar to the Big Iron 34A, the difference lies in the second "V," which stands for the added built-in Vibrato feature controlled by knobs on the front panel.
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Traynor Custom Special 50H & 100H -Summer NAMM '09

July 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Traynor Amps booth. In this video segment, we get up close and personal with Traynor's Custom Special 50H and 100H heads. The 50H is a 50-watt Class-AB / 15-watt Class-A output head that features Brit / USA Voicing Switch on Clean channel, Modern & Scoop voicing switches on Lead channel and is packed with an Accutronics reverb tank. The 100H is driven by 4-EL34EH power and 4-12AX7A preamp tubes. Other features include a fully independent EQ, Effect & Reverb returns on each channel and versatile voicing options on all channels (Modern, Scoop, Boost & Bright).
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Video Review: Vox Night Train NT15H Head

July 22, 2009
Jordan reviews the Vox Night Train head. The Night Train is a single-channel 15 watt head that has a switch for either Pentode (15 watts) or Triode modes (7.5 watts). Another dynamic option is the Bright / Thick switch that accentuates the high-frequency components for a clear, ringing tone (Bright) or bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound (Thick). Other features include 2-EL84 power tubes, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes and has knobs for Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Master Volume.

Click here to read the review.

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Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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