Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Videos

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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Rig Rundown - Testament's Eric Peterson

June 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Testament's Eric Peterson. In this Rig Rundown segment, we check out Eric's new signature Dean 'V' which features Testament's first logo (dating back to pre-Testament, when they were known as Legacy). In addition, Eric talks to us about scalloping his own guitar, the limited amount effects he uses and his latest amp choice for their most recent studio effort.

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Diamond Amplification-Spitfire II & Phantom Demos

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, we get to hear two of Diamond's flagship heads; Phantom and Spitfire II. The 100-watt Phantom comes with 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 and 6-12AX7 tubes. In addition, the front panel features two fully independent channels with Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence controls. It also comes with a 2-button footswitch, tube-driven effects loop and a "low focus switch on the rear panel. The low focus switch provides 3 positions low, mid, high. Moving from low to high, the player gets to focus the low end, tailored to his/her needs, with low end increasing relative to the highs allowing for more low end with more focus.
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Diamond Amplification - Spitfire Demo

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he checks out the Spitfire head at Diamond Amplification factory. In this video, we get personal with Spitfire as we get a chance to hear and see this amp is all about. It is a 100 watt hand-built head featuring 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 tubes, 6-12AX7 tubes [2-channel version] and 4-12AX7 tubes[1 channel version]. It also includes Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence control knobs and comes with tube-driven effects loop and a 2-button footswitch.
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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 2 - Cabs, QC

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In the second installment, we get to check out not only how Diamond cabs, heads and now road-cases are hand-built, but also how they break in their speaker cabs prior to shipping them out. In addition, we get to see and hear the final QC on one of Diamond's finished heads.

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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 1

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, Diamond Amplification founder/owner Jeff Diamant walks us through the process of hooking up the circuit board, installing the board into the chassis, final assembly and where Diamond employees spend a lot of time jamming on all their amps. In addition, we get to check out some of Diamond's history as Jeff shows off some of the first Diamond heads ever made.
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Blankenship Amps - Carry-On Demo

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where we get our first look at Blankenship Amps' new 21-watt Carry-On head. This little sucker fits within all FAA regulations and can be taken as... well, a Carry-On. But don't let the size of this little fella fool ya, as it packs a punch and can easily power 2-4x12 Diamond Amplification cabinets (as seen in this video). The Carry-On comes with 2-12AX7, 2-EL84 and 1-6CA4 rectifier. The front panel is easy to operate as it only has two control knows; Tone and Volume.
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Blankenship Amps - Roy Blankenship's Workshop

June 8, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond/Blankenship factory. In this video segment, we get an exclusive look at Roy Blankenship's workshop where he does all the hand-wiring for his Blankenship amps. We get to check out all his tools, some vintage amps he's collected over the years doing repairs, old-school tubes and we even get to see Roy 'populate a board.'
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Diamond & Blankenship - New Partnership, New Amps

June 8, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond/Blankeship Amps factory. In this video segment, we hear from Diamond Amps' Jeff Diamant and Terry Martin and Blankenship Amps' founder Roy Blankenship talk to us about their newly formed partnership. Both companies will retain their name and own projects, but Jeff Diamant did say that this alliance will breed new vintage-esque Diamond-style amps, including the Diamond's Balinese and Del Fuego models, both low-wattage amp offerings. In addition, we hear about the birth of this partnership and what we can expect from both companies in the future.
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Rig Rundown - Testament's Alex Skolnick

June 3, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, backstage at the House of Blues where he catches up with one of Testament's guitarists, Alex Skolnick. In this video segment, we hear from Alex about his collaboration with Heritage Guitars out of Kalamazoo, MI, as they are in the final stages on completing his signature guitar, which features Skolnick's John Hancock on the headstock, mahogany body, maple top and Seymour Duncan '59 Jeff Beck humbuckers. In addition to talking about his ongoing relationship with Heritage, he walks us through his live rig for the current Testament tour, which includes a Marshall Mode 4 Head, MXR EVH Phase 90, Boss DD-20 Giga Delay and a Moollon signal boost.
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