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The Essence of Simplicity

September 18, 2009
Ask yourself the question: How can I be me with less?
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Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

September 18, 2009
The SanGreal offers serious power and tone for acoustic instruments
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Matrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

September 18, 2009
Watch the video review: Click for full-size video Regular readers, I hope you’re sitting down. I actually like an amp that’s not compact and light and easy. Yeah, it’s
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Video Review - Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Amp

September 17, 2009
PG's Gayla Drake Paul's latest Video Review is the Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier. Read the written review.

The Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier is 400 watts (bi-amped 200 watts per low-frequency and high-frequency driver) with two input channels that can be customized for your specific applications. It comes with an instrument channel with line and instrument inputs-and the XLR in has phantom power. Both channels have input Gain, three-band EQ and multi-mode Reverb. Channel one includes a narrow-band notch filter, and our review unit had the option vacuum tube, which Gayla has said added some additional warmth. Other controls on the SanGreal are Master and Monitor volume controls and an FX loop.

It comes loaded with neodymium-powered ribbon driver and an advanced low-frequency driver. The cabinet is monitor-shaped, made of birch multi-ply with a handle at one end and a speaker pole mount on the other.

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Video Review - BC Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle

September 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner's latest review featured in Premier Guitar's October 2009 issue is the BC Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle. Read the written review.

For the 40th collection, they chose to recreate the first four original electric guitar designs (Eagle, Bich, Mockingbird, Seagull) out of the innovative minds of Bernie Rico and his staff of designers. Each guitar feature specifications that closely mimic those appearing in the earliest B.C. Rich catalogs from the '70s; neck-through construction, solid Koa bodies and exclusive electronics.

The Eagle's body is made of koa wood and features a bevel-style top. It comes loaded with Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, jumbo frets, BC Rich Quad bridge, DiMarzio Dual Sound humbuckers, which can be switched between series-parallel and single-coil operations.

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Video Interview: Nokie Edwards

September 9, 2009
Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, where he's backstage at the Ryman Auditorium and chats with surf-guitar legend Nokie Edwards. They talk about Nokie's hand-made signature guitar, the HitchHiker. It features a swamp ash body, quilted maple top, a maple/walnut neck with ebony fingerboard and Sperzel locking tuners.

Also, Nokie plays us some Chet Atkins, Eagles and Eric Clapton to show off his versatility and love for all types of music.

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Diamond Amplification-Spitfire II Demo & Del Fuego

August 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Diamond Amplification booth. In this video, we get to see and hear Diamond's Spitfire II. In addition, we get a sneak peek at their newest low-wattage head, the Del Fuego.

The Spitfire II (the two-channel version) sports the Spitfire Is voicing in Channel 1 and a full, rich vintage higher gain Channel 2 with DAs signature dual volume, gain design. Channel 2s voicing is big and tight like the vintage heads with an updated feel featuring plenty of lows and mids. It comes loaded with 4-EL34s and 6-12AX7 preamp tubes.

The Del Fuego is a hand-wired Class A, 22 watt head that is designed and voiced off boutique amp builder Roy Blankenship's designs, but with a Diamond twist. The Del Fuego uses 3-12AX7, 2-EL84 power tubes, and 1-6CA4 rectifier. It features two-channels (independent controls) with a tremolo effect.

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