August Issue

Videos

Is the Album Extinct?

March 11, 2010
Is the popularity of music downloads making finding hidden gems in an album a thing of the past?
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The State of Bass, 2010

March 11, 2010
Where is bass today? Steve proposes we''re on the ascent to a golden age.
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Express Yourself

March 11, 2010
Expanding your tonal options with expression pedals
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The Gear of the Grammys

March 11, 2010
See how the Staples Center gets set up for the biggest night in music
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TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner Review

March 11, 2010
TC Electronic''s new PolyTune tunes all strings at once, accurately and easily.
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Video Review - TC Electronic PolyTune

March 10, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review for the TC Electronic PolyTune pedal--featured in the 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.

The PolyTune is the world's first polyphonic tuner. You simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. This new tuning technology changes the way players can tune by enabling the tuning feature to apply to all the strings at once. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. The tune works in two modes. First, Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. The other option is for the people that want a little more real-time information, stream-mode measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display. The PolyTune is also a true bypass pedal.

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Hughes & Kettner - How To Test an Amp

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner factory. In this video segment, we get to check out the countless tests, trials and evaluations each amp must go through before receiving the final approval. Here, Hughes & Kettner show us several ways they test the amp, the chassis, the sound quality, the tubs, general functions and the "tone" test.
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Hughes & Kettner - Inside the Factory

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner factory. In this segment, we get to check out how each amp is designed, constructed and eventually tested. In addition, we get to see how Hughes & Kettner tests their tubes before they are biased.

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Hughes & Kettner and HK Audio: Building Cabs

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner and HK Audio factories. In this segment, we get an up close and personal tour of the factories that builds both Hughes & Kettner cabs and HK Audio PAs and wedges. As shown through the video, both companies are diligent on quality, craftsmanship and making sure each product is ready to go with numerous trials and tests.
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NAMM '10 - 65Amps Tupelo Demo

February 24, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the 65Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest amp, the Tupelo.

The Tupelo is a breakthrough amplifier rooted in the same lost designs as his brother "Lil Elvis" only based on a 6V6 power section. The unique circuitry of the "Elvis" circuit creates a platform that reveals the true character of the power tubes to a surprising level. The 6V6 power section changes the character of the Elvis front end to sound like outstanding examples of American circuitry from the late 50's through the mid-sixties while at the same time removing all the bad behaviors of those old amps. The Tupelo is a must for players whose ears are tuned to American circuits and sounds. Equally comfortable in every music genre, the Tupelo is a super-versatile cousin to the Lil Elvis with more power, an astonishing vocabulary, touch sensitivity and harmonic richness. Again loaded with 65's "Master Voltage" circuitry to make the Tupelo comfortable at any volumes from Bedroom to Coffee House to Small Clubs to the Studio. The Tupelo also features as passive FX Loop, 2 speaker outs and 65's unique bias tremolo.

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