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Videos

NY Amp Show '09 - Lollar Pickups & Guitars

June 25, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by Lollar Guitars and Pickups booth. In this video, we catch up and see what's new with Jason Lollar. As we can see, he cut his hair and trimmed his beard (as he says, "for practical machinery purposes") and has some new products for the market including a Thunderbird Style Bass Pickup, Cooder-caster style humbucker, Melody Make P90 with pickguard variations and much more.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Goodsell Amps Labrador 40 Demo

June 25, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amps room. In this video, we get our very first taste of Goodsell's brand new amp, the Labrador 40. The Labrador 40 is a combination of Goodsell's 33 Custom frame with the front end of their Black Dog 50, a solid state rectifier and NOS 7189 tubes. Richard describes this amp as a fundamental EL84 amp that covers the Vox range, but lends itself to the Black Dog 50 fans with a plexi-esque vibe.

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NY Amp Show '09-Fuchs Audio Tech Noxious,Verbrator

June 24, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Fuchs Audio Technology booth. In this video segment, we get hear three of Fuchs' newest pedals; Noxious, Tri-Modulator and Verbrator. The Noxious is Black Label Society's Nick Catanese's signature distortion pedal. It includes a fully-adjustable input gain control, amp-like fully interactive Bass, Middle and Treble tone controls and a Master Volume, which is designed not to suck tone. With a low-noise input circuit based on Fuchs' Pure Gain pedal, and an output section that is like a miniature power amplifier, the Noxious can go from a mild to wild overdrive with no problem.

The Tri-Modulator is an chorus, flanger and tremolo pedal built in one small package.

The Verbrator is a new multi-purpose pedal that combines an all-tube effects loop with a studio grade reverb featuring a 32-Khz clock speed for full 16-K audio bandwidth. Not only is it a reverb pedal, but it's an effects loop. It features a level control and decay control allowing you to have a short medium or long decay reverb algorithm.

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NY Amp Show '09-Celestion Alnico Gold & Blue Demos

June 24, 2009
PGs Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Celestion booth. In this video, we not only get to hear some of Celestions newest speakers, including their to-be-released G10 Alnico Golds, but we get to hear them played through an assortment of drool-worthy amps like a Dumble Special Overdrive (with EL34 tubes), Trainwreck Liverpool and a Bruno Underground 30.

The new G10 Alnico Golds are said to blend unmistakable Alnico class with a rich low-end, creamy midrange and vintage chiming top-end.

Also, we get to hear some Heritage G12-65s, which are known for their fast attack and tightly controlled low-end.

In addition, we get a taste of G10 Greenbacks-low in output but with the weighty low-end balance of a 12 they offer creamy mid-range and smooth, vintage top-end.

And last but not least, we get to demo the Alnico Blue 12 (a favorite of Brian May), which is used for its dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant bell-like top-end.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Red Iron Amps Sarah Jane Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Red Iron Amps booth. In this segment, we check out Red Iron Amps' newest prototype, tentatively titled "Sarah Jane." This Red Iron rendition features their signature custom mesquite cabinetry with 6SJ7 preamp tubes (which haven't been used since Valvco and National used them the '40s) and features true point-to-point circuitry.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Voodoo Amps V-Rock DemoXX

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Voodoo Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to hear and see Voodoo's hand-wired V-Rock Dual Lead Series 100 watt head. It is designed to replicate '80s gain tones with a lush clean channel. It comes packed with EL34 power tubes and 6-12AX7 preamp tubes. In addition, it features a series Effects Loop, switching-circuitry for instantaneous switching-no snaps/pops or drop outs and a new Solo Boost option.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Sommatone Amps Overdrive 35 Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Sommatone Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of their newest amp offering, the Overdrive 35. The Overdrive 35 is a single-channel class A amp that features custom Mercury Magnetics transformers, cathode-biased 6L6s tubes and 3-12AX7s (5-with reverb option). The combos (1x12, 2x10, 2x12) come with Eminence Cannabis Rex speakers.
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NY Amp Show '09 - 3 Monkeys Orangutan Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the 3 Monkeys booth. In this video segment, we get to check out their Orangutan model. The Orangutan is a 4-6V6 power tube amp with a six position rotary "Voice" switch that changes both the gain structure and tone as it is rotated clockwise and runs from 30-35 watts. In addition, it features 3-ECC83 preamp tubes, custom hand-wound transformers by 3 Monkeys, footswitchable "Lift" control for boost and clarity and a Accutrone Reverb Tank.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Tonic Amps D'Art & Torpedo Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Tonic Amps booth. In this segment, we check out two of Tonic's newest offerings, the D'Art and the Torpedo (with optional Reverb). The 50 watt D'Art (as seen in the video) has a 2-channel preamp (clean to mild distortion and then mild to wild distortion) and the standard package comes with EL34 power tubes. However, the amp can come loaded with 6L6, 5881, KT66, and KT77 tubes for greater tone coloring. It also features a 4-8-16 ohm impedance switch. The D'Art is built much like old Hiwatts.

The Torpedo Reverb is a 30 watt head with 4-EL84 power tubes and a full 17" reverb tank. The actual head is based on circuitry similar to an AC30 and contains a mid-boost switch. The reverb circuit is built similarly to that of old Matchless and Fender circuits.

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Ny Amp Show '09 - Goodsell Black Dog 20 Demo

June 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amps booth. In this video segment, we get our first look and sample of Goodsell's Black Dog 20 head. The Black Dog 20 is a close relative of the original Super 17 and features a pair of 7189A output tubes and 2-12AX7 preamp tubes. Also, it typically runs plate voltages around 385-400vdc and is completely cathode-biased.
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