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Joe Satriani Talks About the Vox Time Delay

June 30, 2009
PG's On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where they listen to Joe Satriani talk about his new line of Vox effects pedals. In this segment, Satch talks about this Vox Time Machine pedal. The Time Machine is a dual-mode delay pedal and is the second effect pedal created in collaboration between the world-renowned guitarist and Vox. It features two delay modes (Modern and Vintage) and a Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch that delivers a wide range of delay sounds. It also includes a broad delay time range, with tap tempo control and independent wet and dry stereo outputs.
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Interview: Dave Clarke, Vox Night Train Developer

June 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits with Vox Night Train Developer, Dave Clarke. In this interview, Dave Clarke gives us some insight into their R&D process at Vox while developing the 15 watt Night Train head. In addition, he tells us about the struggle between developing something that was still "Vox," but in a more modern vein. And more importantly, lighter!

The Vox Night Train head features 2-12AX7 preamp tubes, 2-EL84 power tubes, selectable BRIGHT and THICK switches, dual power mode of either 15 watts (pentode power) or 7.5 watts (triode tone) and has an easy-to-navigate front panel.

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Road Rage Pro Gear True-Bypass Effects Looper Review

June 30, 2009
Road Rage Pro Gear''s True-Bypass Effects Looper makes managing effects easy
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Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 Combo Amp Review

June 30, 2009
Peavey''s Vypyr boldly goes where no modeling amp has gone before
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NY Amp Show '09-Amp Lounge Tone Bra, Skirt & More

June 29, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Amp Lounge booth. In this segment, Frank LaMara walks us through several of their tone-saving products. The first gadget is called the Tone Bra, which is used to cover and muffle a speaker to give new speakers that vintage-esque sound and breakup. Also, we check out the Tone Skirt, which is a covering that can shield any or all of the four speakers in a 4x12 to limit output volume, but not hinder your tone. In addition, they have a speaker attenuator that is 100% reactive. Once again, it is designed for at-home players who still use a big setup and want that tube distortion, but don't want to be kicked out of their home or neighborhood. And the last thing we check out is the LA Custom Guitars Ty Tabor model that is said to be jokingly described as a "Lester" (a combo of a Tele and Les Paul).
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NY Amp Show '09 - ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Demo

June 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the ZT Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get check out their portable Lunchbox amp. This all-in-one package comes with a 6-1/2" speaker, up to 200 watts of output capability and up to 120 db. The Lunchbox has a pure analog front end and a Class A/B output stage and features four controls (Volume, Gain, Tone and Reverb).

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NY Amp Show '09-Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Demo

June 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Pigtronix booth. In this segment, we get to check out Pigtronix's latest effects pedal; Philosopher's Tone. The Philosopher's Tone is an analog compressor and sustainer. With variable Sustain (threshold), Blend (ratio) and Treble controls, it offers a range of compression sounds. Also, it contains a smooth diode clipping distortion with a blend control for clean or dirty compression sounds and any mixture of the two. The Philosophers Tone distortion can rock on its own, it is designed to play well with other dirt pedals in order to create a distortion tone unique to each player.
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NY Amp Show '09-Solid Cables Fuzz Pedal, GT Cables

June 27, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Solid Cables booth. In this segment, we get to see a classic '60s-'70s fuzz pedal done up with real fur and purple chickenhead knobs. In addition, we get to check out their new line of cables, GT Instrument & Speaker cables. They are described to be built with similar construction and technology as Solid Cables' high-end cables, but at a mid-range price. And of course, we can't forget about the "Pedalboard From Hell." It is all wired up using cables and connectors from Solid Cables and is designed to show the effectiveness and low-capacitance of their equipment. With over 50 pedals, this is either a tone hound's dream come true or worst nightmare.
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NY Amp Show '09 - OCG Guitars Freestyle Demo

June 27, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the ORG Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear OCG's first prototype guitar, the Freestyle. The Freestyle was built with specific intentions for those with physical limitations that restrict them from playing a standard guitar. With the help of the offset neck and highly contoured body, the Freestyle offers players with restrictions a pain-free playing experience.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Synaptic Amps Pure-Drive SE

June 26, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Show where he stops by the Synaptic Amps booth. In this video, we meet Synaptic Amps founder Steve O'Connor and he talks to us all about what the NY Amp Show experience is about for him. In addition, he walks us through his Pure-Drive SE model. This Pure-Drive SE is a 15 watt, class-A hand-wired head that features point-to-point construction within cabinetry featuring dovetailed Brazilian cherry/birdseye maple. It comes with a Mercury Magnetics transformer, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes, EL34 (Mullard) power tube and three control knobs (Middle, Treble and Bass).
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