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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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Forge AXB Bass Preamp Head & AXB 4108 Cab Demo

April 14, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Forge Active Bass Amps booth. In this video, we get to hear and see their Forge AXB Bass Preamp Head which runs through their AXB 4108 Cab. The preamp head features 4-12AX7 and 3-12AU7 tubes, selectable clean tube for crisp tones or classic tube for aggressive tube sound and an active 5-band EQ. The cabinet runs on 2100 watts and features Neodymium speakers, one 18" sub, four 10" bass, and three 5" high-frequency.
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Fret King Guitars-Blue Label & Green Label Series'

April 11, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Fret King booth. In this video, Trev Wilkinson (Fret King founder) guides us along a tour of Fret King's series; Blue Label & Green Label. The guitars are said to be based on some of the world's most popular body styles, but have updated and improved appointments to give them that added boost for nearly every player. In addition, these accommodating guitars come with a very reasonable price tag.
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Jeorge Tripps Interview

April 8, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits with Jeorge Tripps who is known for his work with Way Huge Electronics and Dunlop Electronic Products. They talk Way Huge coming back in full force, and all new products for Way Huge, Dunlop pedals and MXR.
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