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Video Review - Soultone 1986ps Bass SuperPlexi

May 14, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review on Soultone's 1986ps Bass SuperPlexi amp. The 1986ps Bass SuperPlexi is based on the tone of Duane Allman found on the Fillmore East gigs. This is a Class A/B 50 watt offering from Soultone that includes 2 EL34 or 6550 power tubes, 3 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes, an effects loop with true bypass and Soultone's Power Scaling, which allows a player to dial the wattage from 50W down to 200mW. In addition, this model comes with a Plexi-style two channel option with four inputs and croc-scaled head enclosure. Jordan's signal chain includes a 2006 Gibson Flying V with stock humbuckers,a '63 Nash with Lollar pickups, Egnater 4x12 cab with Celestion V-30 speakers, Elixir cable and ESP MusicCord Power Cord.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Tolex Process & Final QC

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see the whole process of applying the Tolex to their cabs, including how Mesa technicians race against the clock before the glue on the Tolex dries. In addition, we check out the final assembly of grills, back compartments and the most sought after position in Petaluma-the technician that test drives all the amps before they leave the factory.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Custom Woods & Vinyl

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see some of Mesa's famous exotic and custom wood selections used for cab and head enclosures. The hardwoods include African ribbon mahogany, bubinga, purple heart, Tasmanian blackwood, imbuya and many more. In addition, we get to check out some of Mesa's custom vinyl coverings including cheetah print, cowhide, snake, croc and for those Cheap Trick and Rick Nielsen fans, checkerboard print.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Circuit Board Assembly

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we check out how Mesa Boogie constructs their circuit boards. We see how the intricate process works, including the use of large machines, both automated and manned, and the "Terminator Machine," which applies molten solder to the circuit board to ensure the components secruity on both sides of the board.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Building Boogie Cabs

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we see how Mesa Boogie builds their cabs, including the CNC cutting process, sanding and gluing and why Mesa chooses non-void Russian baltic birch plywood for their cabs.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Assembly & "Hammer Test"

May 14, 2009
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see the assembly process where the circuit board is checked and inserted into the chassis. In addition, we check out the implementation of transformers and tubes. The video concludes with the Mesa "hammer test" where technicians use the handle of a hammer to recreate drops and damage in the rock world.

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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Workshop & Design Room

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to check out two of Mesa' most important areas; Mesa Founder Randy Smith's workshop and design room. We see all the old prototypes, which have spawned several designs and how Randy designs their plated-through circuit boards with curved lines for various tape widths for connecting all the components on the board.
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LAG Guitars Acoustic Models

May 10, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the LAG Guitars booth. In this video segment, we get out first look at several of LAG's acoustic models including, Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter. Each series features a variety of wood choices (koa, spruce, maple, mahogany) and several variations of LAG's onboard electronics. In addition, we see some of LAG's MASTER series guitars handmade in southern France.
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LAG Guitars Electric Models

May 8, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the LAG Guitars booth. In this video segment, we get to see several of LAG's electric models including, the Jet(traditionally influenced) Roxane (the hard-blues influenced double-cutaway), Imperator (single-cutaway model) and the Arkane (the full-on rock action). In addition, we get to hear Adagio's guitarist, Stephan Forte shred on his custom MasterShop seven-string LAG guitar. These guitars will be heading to the US shortly so keep a look out for them.
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BSM Treble Boosters RPA Major & J-Fuzz Demos

May 7, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the BSM Treble Boosters booth and talks with Bernd Meiser of BSM. In this video segment, we get to see and hear two new pedals from BSM; the RPA Major and the J-Fuzz. The RPA Major RPA "Major" model is the answer to many customer calls, demanding the hard, aggressive Ritchie Blackmore stage sound of the 70?s, without the need to get their amp heavily modified. The RPA Major offers a lot more gain compared to the stock RPA model with tons of crunch and a higher level of aggression. For the RPA Major, BSM had the idea to not only rebuild Blackmore's AIWA preamp stage during the "Burn" tour, but to also integrate the important high-pass function with the original cutoff frequency.

The J-Fuzz is a silicon-powered Fuzz-booster and packs a gritty punch for any signal chain.

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