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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Amplifiers

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing tour.

In this video segment, Joe shows off his amplifier setup during the 2009 tour. The four amp collection includes a 20 year old custom Bogner Uberschall, a Marshall Jubilee, a JB-100 Carol-Ann (1 of 10) and a Van Weelden Twinkleland, which according to Joe is the only one in the US.

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Rig Rundown - Rob Zombie's John 5

December 4, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5.

In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.

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Rig Rundown - GWAR's Mike Derks

December 4, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with GWAR's gore-tastic guitarist, Mike Derks - aka "Balsac the Jaws of Death."

In this segment, Derks walks us through his current live rig which includes his custom ESP EX which features a "Balsac-approved" GWAR decal on the body and on the fretboard. Its loaded with EMG 85 in the neck and 81 in the bridge. He runs the guitar through a Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp, Lexicon MPX G2 effects processor, a Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295 head, which runs through a custom Vader 4x12.

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Video Interview - Tom Bedell: Bedell Guitars

December 3, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Spirit Lake, IA, where he sits down with Tom Bedell of Bedell Guitars within their compound appropriately titled "The Barn."

Bedell broke into the music industry in 1964 at the age of 14. By taking one of his father's (Berkley Bedell) contacts in Japan, he started importing guitars under the Bedell name. After a short, but successful run pursuing his first passion of music and guitars, Tom followed in his father's footsteps and conquered the fishing world with the line of various Berkley outdoor products and accessories. Now, Bedell is back in with his first love and has two new lines of guitars; Great Divide and Bedell. Oh, and don't forget about the new Bedell Guitars' Custom Shop that allows a guitarist to virtually browse and pick the woods for tops, back, sides, fingerboards and headstocks. You can literally see and pick the EXACT piece of wood for all the parts of your new acoustic.

The Great Divide line includes four series of guitars; the Solid Cedar, the Summit, the Independence and the Origin. The Solid Cedar has a solid Canadian red cedar top, sapele back and sides, mahogany neck with rosewood binding, fingerboard and bridge. Solid Ceder series offers three body styles, including dreadnought, orchestra and parlor.

The Summit series guitars have a solid sitka spruce top with sapele back and sides. Also, they come with a mahogany neck with rosewood binding and fingerboard. The Summit series offers four body styles, including dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.

The Independence series guitars feature a laminated spruce top with sapele back and sides. Also, they come with a mahogany neck with maple binding and rosewood fingerboard. The Independence series offers four body styles, including dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.

The Origin series features a linden top, back and sides. And is offered in several body styles and colors.

The line of Bedell acoustic guitars has two different series; the Performance and Inspiration. The Performance series can feature a solid Canadian cedar, solid Alaskan Sitka spruce or African sapele for a top. The sides and backs can be made of solid African sapele, solid Indian rosewood or solid Canadian flame maple. Also, they can feature an ebony fingerboard and bridge (along with other various wood options). The body styles offered are dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.

The Inspiration series guitars can feature tops made with either solid Alaskan Sitka spruce or solid Canadian cedar. The woods for backs and sides can be solid African sapele, solid Canadian flame maple or solid Indian rosewood. The four body styles offered within the Inspiration series are dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.

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Gibson Releases Angus Young, Buckethead Models

November 27, 2009
The new models are two Angus Young SGs (USA and Custom Shop) and a Gibson USA Buckethead Les Paul
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LA Amp Show - Two Rock Amps 10th Anniversary Demo

November 24, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Two Rock Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse and listen to Two Rock's 10th Anniversary Amp.

The 10th Anniversary amp is a tube-rectified, 2-channel amp [either 50 watt with 2-6L6 power tubes or a 100 watt with 4-6L6 power tubes] that offers Class A or Class AB operation. Its front panel controls include; Treble, Middle, Bass, Bright, Mid, Deep, Bypass, Gain, a Master and Contour control for each channel. It comes loaded with an Accutronics spring reverb tank(Two Rock's own patent applied for reverb circuit).

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LA Amp Show '09 - Wizard Amps Modern Classic Demo

November 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Wizard Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of Wizard's 100 Watt Modern Classic.

The 100 Watt Modern Classic features two inputs (high and low sensitivity) with foot-switching capabilities. Front panel features include; Lead Gain with Pull Channel Select, Lead Master with Pull Lead Boost, Rhythm with Pull Rhythm Boost, Treble, Middle, Bass and Presence controls. It comes loaded with EL34 and 4T50 power tubes.

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LA Amp Show 2009

November 18, 2009
The new and cool gear from 2009''s LA Amp Show
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Media Preview December '09

November 18, 2009
Two dvds are reviewed: Joe Bonamassa Live From The Royal Albert Hall & The Complete Monterey Pop Festival: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
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To Buy, or Not to Buy… That is the Question!

November 18, 2009
Reasons why to buy a new bass, and reasons NOT to buy a new bass. Where do you fit in?
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