Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Videos

NY Amp Show '09-Simple Amps Traveler Series & More

June 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Simple Amps room. In this video segment, we get to see two of Simple's newest products; the Traveler Series and the Big Iron 6VAV--the 2nd V standing for Vibrato. The Traveler Series consists of economy-minded portable amps that run on the same circuits as their big brothers, the Big Iron 6VA. All the different Traveler models feature a Jensen 10" MOD speaker and Mercury Magnetics transformers. They also come packed with either 6V6, 6L6 or EL34 tubes.

The Big Iron 6VAV amp comes with 6V6 power tubes, 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, 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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NY Amp Show '09 - Landry Amps LS100 Demo

June 21, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location for the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Landry Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to check out Landry's LS100 model. Its a 100 watt head (also available in a 50 watt head) that features two independent channels (clean and distortion)--each channel has its own gain, treble, mid, bass and volume controls and the distortion channel has an additional gain stage accessible by the footswitch. Its constructed with EL-34, 12AT7 and 12AX7 tubes. In addition, its on a 16 gauge steel powder coated chassis, mounted in a solid birch cabinet with finger joint construction and features point to point wiring, orange drop capacitors and carbon comp resistors.
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NY Amp Show '09-Cameron Amplifiers CCV-100 & More

June 20, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Cameron Amplifier room. In this video segment, we hear from Cameron's two 100 watt heads; the CCV-100 and CCM-100. The CCV has more of a vintage voicing, while the CCM-100 has more of a modern tone. Both come with 2 channels (w/ Boost on the Lead Channel, which is based on the Jose high gain circuit that Mark has done in his previous mod work) and Effects Loop.
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NY Amp Show '09-Brown Note Jam w/ Chuck D'Aloia

June 20, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Brown Note Amplification booth. In this video segment, we get to watch two blues guitarists - Chuck D'Aloia and Nicky Moroch (David Sanborn) jam through two different Brown Note amps; D'Lite and Bluesmaster.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Attitube 620 Head Demo & More

June 19, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 NY Amp Show where he visits the Shaman Guitars and Attitube booth. In this video segment, we hear about Attitube's G20 head and cabinet. Its a hand-wired, 20 watt head that features features two EL84 tubes in the output stage and two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp. It provides volume and tone control and a three way mode switch (Moody, Breezey, Naughty). The Shaman JPM Standard is a Korean hand-made guitar that comes with either mahogany or flame maple body. Also, the guitar features Wilkinson WVS50IIK precision-machined vibrato system, a deep-set neck joint for improved sustain and contoured heel for easy upper fret access, Shaman Custom Alumitone humbuckers that are made in the U.S.A. by Lace and are designed to provide a hotter output than traditional pickups and the neck features a 25.5" / 647.7 mm scale length and is available with either a hard maple or rosewood fingerboard with abalone inlays.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Bluetron Blueverb Demo & More

June 19, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Bluetron Amplifiers booth. In this video segment, we hear Bluetron's hand-built Blueverb head. The Blueverb can come with 6V6, 6L6, EL34, KT77 output tubes. In addition, output transformers range from either Bandmaster Reverb, Bassman, Super Reverb, or Twin Reverb. Also, one can choose a specific voicing for their Blueverb including, Super Clean, Clean, Standard, Overdrive, Super Overdrive and Tone Cloning.
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Collings 360 Electric Guitar Review

June 17, 2009
Collings 360 is an American-made beauty that exceeds expectations
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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp-Jordan Goes to Camp

June 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Hollywood, CA, where he goes to camp, the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy camp. In this video, we get to see what Jordan and all the other campers experienced during their week-long rock 'n' roll extravaganza, which included practicing and gigging with pros (Steven Tyler, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Kulick, Duff McKagan), recorded at Capitol Records with famous producer and engineer Eddie Kramer and the week concluded with a performance at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
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Video Review - Collings 360 Solidbody Guitar

June 17, 2009
PG's Pat Smith reviews the Collings 360 (named for a Texas highway) solidbody guitar, which he gave a Premier Guitar Premier Gear Award in the July '09 issue. Pat shows off the 360's gorgeous vintage Tobacco Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish and simplistic dot inlays. The curly maple carved top sits on a one-piece mahogany body with a 24-7/8" scale neck that features an Indian rosewood fingerboard. Also, this model came with mini-humbuckers featuring '50s wiring. In addition to covering the 360's specs, Pat walks us through various tones the Collings 360 can produce.
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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp - Jordan Goes to Camp

June 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Hollywood, CA, where he goes to camp, the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy camp. In this video, we get to see what Jordan and all the other campers experienced during their week-long rock 'n' roll extravaganza, which included practicing and gigging with pros (Steven Tyler, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Kulick, Duff McKagan), recorded at Capitol Records with famous producer and engineer Eddie Kramer and the week concluded with a performance at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

The song featured in the video was created by Jordan Wagner's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp band, WTF?, and the song was called "Livin' My Dream."

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