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Hayden Amps & Ashdown Amps - Summer NAMM '09

August 7, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hayden and Ashdown booth. In this segment, we get to check out several different models of bass amps from Ashdown including the TourBus10 (bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent practice, a CD/MP3 input and 6.5" driver), Five Fifteen (bass practice amp combines a 100 watt power section with a single 15" Ashdown BlueLine bass speaker and features controls - bass, middle and treble, supplemented by a pre-shaped 'deep' switch), Electric Blue Combo (uses a 180 Watts RMS fan-cooled fast-transient power stage, and a bass preamplifier with inputs for both active and passive, an illuminated VU meter, 5 band EQ with Bright and Deep switches, a front panel-mounted balanced DI output for connection to a PA or recording console, an FX loop and a tuner/line output), MAG 300 (features a fan-cooled 307 watts RMS power section, rotary bass, middle and treble controls, a comprehensive 5 band EQ section. Additionally, front panel push switches for Bright and Deep settings and inputs for active and passive instruments), ABM 500 (575 watts RMS bass amp head, 3-straightforward rotary tone controls, 2-pairs of additional sliders, a single input is switchable for passive and active instruments with a blend of solid state and dual triode tube preamps stages, also foot-switchable is the on-board compressor and the Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower, a front-panel mounted balanced DI out with pre or post EQ switching, a sub-bass output, a tuner output, and a FX loop)

The Hayden Amps we see include the Peacemaker 40 Combo (Class A, 2-channel 40 watt combo with a 12" Hayden Custom speaker with 4-EL84 power tubes) and the Peacemaker 60 head (Class A, 2-channelThe Peacemaker 60 is a 60 Watt head using a pair of EL34 valves in the output section and 4-12AX7 valves in the preamp stage).

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RS Custom Guitars John Page's Brian May Guitar

August 7, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits with Everett Wood of RS Custom Guitars LLC. In this video, we get to see a very close copy of a very special guitar - Brian May's Red Special. This guitar was built to nearly every spec of the famous Red Special built by Dr. May and his father many years ago. With a mahogany body with a mahogany (or maple) top, a mahogany neck with ebony (or oak) fretboard, this guitar screams "Queen". The pickups are hand made by Adeson Turner - Tri-sonic versions. They even spec'd the guitar down to the point of having all of the hardware custom made per the original design. Everett and the guys at RS Custom Guitars took designs and schematics from John Page - former Fender Custom Shop builder - who originally took the job of recreating Brian May's epic guitar, but the project lost steam and was dormant until Everett resurrected it with a phone call to John Page.
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Overloud TH1 Guitar Plug-in Software - Summer NAMM

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Overloud booth. In this segment, we get a product overview of Overloud's TH1 Guitar Plug-in software. The software includes 3D positioning of microphones in front of cabinets, VariFire, a Gain-Character control for expanded distortion color control, BREVERB-based reverb effects, 12 factory banks featuring 93 Sound and 462 variations, 10-amplifiers with 19-total channels and 31-operating modes, 21 cabinets, 18 mics and most importantly it has a very low CPU usage.
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JamHub TourBus Silent Rehearsal Studio-Summer NAMM

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the JamHub booth. In this segment, we get to see JamHub's Tourbus, a device that allows bands to practice or rehearse anywhere, anytime. It includes 21 audio channels for 7 musicians, 7 XLR and 7 TRS input jacks, SoleMix controls for each musician, R section for mp3 connection or recording and phantom power (48V).
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Aurora Coated Color Strings - Summer NAMM '09

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Aurora Strings booth. In this segment we hear about the science behind Aurora's coated color strings. Through their proprietary designs, Aurora has developed the ability to wrap strings with a color coating that they say creates the best-sounding, longest-lasting coated string possible. Also, you can set up custom sets and color combinations.
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DigiTech RP1000 Update - Summer NAMM '09

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get an update on the DigiTech's Integrated Switching System, the RP1000. It includes over 160 stompboxes, choruses, delays, amps and cabinets, a built-in expression pedal that controls the wah wah settings and volume and it has over 200 presets.

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Framus Guitars & Warwick Basses - Summer NAMM '09

August 6, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Framus and Warwick area. In this segment, we get to see several Framus guitar models including, Renegade Custom (swamp ash body, bolt-on neck, maple neck, Seymour Duncan pickups), Diablo Custom (bolt-in ovangkol neck, swamp ash body, AAA flame maple top, tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and Seymour Duncan pickups), Panthera Custom (bolt-in ovangkol neck, mahogany body, arched AAA flamed maple top, Seymour Duncan pickups) and the AK 1974 (neck-through with a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard on a flamed maple neck, AAAA flamed maple top with f-hole, AAA flamed maple body, custom inlays, Seymour Duncan pickups and gold hardware).

Also, we get to check out some Warwick basses including, the Stuart Zender Signature (neck-through design with an ovangkol neck, French flamed ash top, tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and MEC P/J, active pickups) P-Nut Signature (neck-through design with an ovangkol neck, three-piece body with walnut and purple heart, wenge fingerboard and MEC J/MM-Style Pickups with open pole pieces) and the Streamer Stage 1 (neck-through design with a flamed maple neck, AAA flamed maple body, wenge fingerboard, available as a 4- 5- or 6-string, Warwick tuners and gold hardware).

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Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKII Demo - Summer NAMM

August 4, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hughes & Kettner booth. In this video, we get to see and hear their TriAmp MKII and get introduced to a few other amps. The TriAmp MKII is a 100 watt, all-tube head that features 9-12AX7 preamp tubes, 4-EL34 power tubes and it comes with six distinctive channels (Vintage Californian Clean, Vintage British Clean, Classic British Rock, Vintage British Rock, British Hot Rodded, Modern Californian Hi Gain). The other amps we check out include the Duotone Tommy Thayer Signature head, the Switchblade and the Edition Tube 25th Anniversary combo.

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Reverend Guitars-Buckshot,Reeves Gabrels Signature

August 4, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see Reverend's Buckshot. The Buckshot is a korina solidbody that features a maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fretboard and comes loaded with a Reverend T-style single-coil (bridge) and Reverend Revtron mini-humbucker (neck). The other model we see is the prototype for Reeves Gabrels signature model.
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Jay Turser Guitars JTA-530 & JTA-560 - Summer NAMM

August 3, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Jay Turser Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest acoustic models - the JTA - 530 (Alaskan sitka spruce top, rosewood neck and bridge) and the JTA 560 (double-A grade Alaskan sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge and solid maple binding).

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