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Vintage Guitars Road Show, Part 6

April 24, 2009
The sixth installment of our Vintage Guitars Road, we head to Guitar Showcase in San Jose, California. Some of the highlights include:
  • Peavey T-60 Prototype from 1977
  • '59 Gretsch Anniversary with Filtertrons, perfect binding and original case
  • Airline Folkstar covered in autographs
  • Valley Arts Guitar Standard Pro
Make sure to watch the first five installments for more vintage goodness.
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Minor Pentatonic: Connecting Boxes

April 21, 2009
Connecting minor pentatonic shapes for killer solos
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Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Combo Acoustic Amp Review

April 21, 2009
The Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Combo acoustic amp is a small, ultra-portable amp that''s packed with features
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Aleksander Niemand (Louder & More Amps) Interview

April 20, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, at Musikmesse '09 where he chats with the co-designer of the Louder & More amp and the main man behind Tubewonder. In this segment, we hear about Alex's "Frankenstein" partnership with Bj?rn Juhl, the "Mad Professor," the balance between tube valves and solid state within the amp, achieving the Louder & More tone, and the prospect of more joint ventures from the dynamic duo. Click to read our review of the amp.
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Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Amp Video Review

April 20, 2009
PG's Pat Smith demos the Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Amp, which he reviews in the May issue of Premier Guitar. In this video review, he walks us through all the Compak 300's components including, an output of 175W / 300W, an active 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range, various digital effects and it comes with a neodymium 10" speaker and a soft dome tweeter with a tweeter level control provided. Click to read the written review.
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Hagen Sound - UBM Cab Rotator

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Hagen Sound booth to check out Eike's UBM Cab Rotator. In this video, we see his device that spins cabs in a manner of silent rotation to produce natural, chorusing and flanging tones.
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Martin Guitars - 1 Series DC-1E Demo

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this video, we get to see and hear the new 1 Series, a take off the popular X and Road Series guitars. However, the just announced 1 Series guitars, are the first guitars for Martin at this price point that feature REAL solid sapele sides and back and a solid sitka spruce top. The necks are composed of rust stratabond, which stabilizes and holds the neck in place for years to come. In addition, they come with a style-28 rosette, modified hybrid ''X'' scalloped bracing and solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

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Spector Basses - NS-4H2-EX Bass & ARC6 Guitar

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Spector Basses and Guitars booth. In this video, we get to check out two of their latest creations. First, we check out the NS-4H2-EX bass which features graphite reinforced 3pc bolt-on Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro fingerboard, mother of pearl Spector inlays, Aguilar OBP-3 3 band active tone controls, special EMG MM4 pickups, a custom aluminum Hipshot bridge with brass saddles and Hipshot UltraLite tuners. Second, we check out the ARC6 guitar which comes with an original Spector ARC6 curved body style, acoustically chambered body, 22 Fret Neck-25" Scale-16" Radius, a special set-neck design for increased sustain and can be equipped with either Harmonic Design Z-90 or Harmonic Design humbucker Pickups.
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Blackstar Amps - Series One 200 Watt Head Demo

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, visiting the Blackstar Amplification booth and checking out their newest line of amps: the Series One. In this video, we get to see and hear the 200-watt head, which features 4 ECC83, 1 ECC82, and 4 KT88 valves, a built-in DPR power reduction, and 4 footswitchable channels for a total of 6 modes and 2 ISF-equipped tone control sections.
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Amfisound Guitars Semi-Hollow V & Kaira Series

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Amfisound Guitars booth. In this video, we get to check out these metal-influenced guitars from Finland, which have a twist. They have all the appointments metalheads need and love, but feature piezo pickups, f-holes and some versions have semi-hollow bodies.
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