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NY Amp Show '09 - Bluetron Blueverb Demo & More

June 19, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Bluetron Amplifiers booth. In this video segment, we hear Bluetron's hand-built Blueverb head. The Blueverb can come with 6V6, 6L6, EL34, KT77 output tubes. In addition, output transformers range from either Bandmaster Reverb, Bassman, Super Reverb, or Twin Reverb. Also, one can choose a specific voicing for their Blueverb including, Super Clean, Clean, Standard, Overdrive, Super Overdrive and Tone Cloning.
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Collings 360 Electric Guitar Review

June 17, 2009
Collings 360 is an American-made beauty that exceeds expectations
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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp-Jordan Goes to Camp

June 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Hollywood, CA, where he goes to camp, the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy camp. In this video, we get to see what Jordan and all the other campers experienced during their week-long rock 'n' roll extravaganza, which included practicing and gigging with pros (Steven Tyler, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Kulick, Duff McKagan), recorded at Capitol Records with famous producer and engineer Eddie Kramer and the week concluded with a performance at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
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Video Review - Collings 360 Solidbody Guitar

June 17, 2009
PG's Pat Smith reviews the Collings 360 (named for a Texas highway) solidbody guitar, which he gave a Premier Guitar Premier Gear Award in the July '09 issue. Pat shows off the 360's gorgeous vintage Tobacco Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish and simplistic dot inlays. The curly maple carved top sits on a one-piece mahogany body with a 24-7/8" scale neck that features an Indian rosewood fingerboard. Also, this model came with mini-humbuckers featuring '50s wiring. In addition to covering the 360's specs, Pat walks us through various tones the Collings 360 can produce.
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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp - Jordan Goes to Camp

June 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Hollywood, CA, where he goes to camp, the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy camp. In this video, we get to see what Jordan and all the other campers experienced during their week-long rock 'n' roll extravaganza, which included practicing and gigging with pros (Steven Tyler, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Kulick, Duff McKagan), recorded at Capitol Records with famous producer and engineer Eddie Kramer and the week concluded with a performance at the Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

The song featured in the video was created by Jordan Wagner's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp band, WTF?, and the song was called "Livin' My Dream."

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Rig Rundown - Testament's Eric Peterson

June 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Testament's Eric Peterson. In this Rig Rundown segment, we check out Eric's new signature Dean 'V' which features Testament's first logo (dating back to pre-Testament, when they were known as Legacy). In addition, Eric talks to us about scalloping his own guitar, the limited amount effects he uses and his latest amp choice for their most recent studio effort.

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Diamond Amplification-Spitfire II & Phantom Demos

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, we get to hear two of Diamond's flagship heads; Phantom and Spitfire II. The 100-watt Phantom comes with 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 and 6-12AX7 tubes. In addition, the front panel features two fully independent channels with Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence controls. It also comes with a 2-button footswitch, tube-driven effects loop and a "low focus switch on the rear panel. The low focus switch provides 3 positions low, mid, high. Moving from low to high, the player gets to focus the low end, tailored to his/her needs, with low end increasing relative to the highs allowing for more low end with more focus.
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Diamond Amplification - Spitfire Demo

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he checks out the Spitfire head at Diamond Amplification factory. In this video, we get personal with Spitfire as we get a chance to hear and see this amp is all about. It is a 100 watt hand-built head featuring 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 tubes, 6-12AX7 tubes [2-channel version] and 4-12AX7 tubes[1 channel version]. It also includes Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence control knobs and comes with tube-driven effects loop and a 2-button footswitch.
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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 2 - Cabs, QC

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In the second installment, we get to check out not only how Diamond cabs, heads and now road-cases are hand-built, but also how they break in their speaker cabs prior to shipping them out. In addition, we get to see and hear the final QC on one of Diamond's finished heads.

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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 1

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, Diamond Amplification founder/owner Jeff Diamant walks us through the process of hooking up the circuit board, installing the board into the chassis, final assembly and where Diamond employees spend a lot of time jamming on all their amps. In addition, we get to check out some of Diamond's history as Jeff shows off some of the first Diamond heads ever made.
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