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Gear History

Vox Amplifiers: The JMI Years

December 16, 2008
Vox aficionado Jim Elyea talks about his journey in producing the most complete reference for JMI-era Vox amps ever made.
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The State of the Vintage Guitar Market

November 12, 2008

PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2008 Arlington Guitar Show and Auction, talking to vintage dealers about the state of the vintage market. Is it a bad time for buyers? Dealers? What's selling? Are guitars a good investment? The dealers themselves address these questions in this video.

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10 Years of the POD

October 13, 2008
Ten years ago, Line 6 unleashed the POD on unsuspecting guitarists around the country and instigated a revolution of sorts. Perhaps those are big words, but there’s no denying
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Return of a Legend: Does the VG-99 Live Up to the GR-300?

October 13, 2008
The Roland GR-300 holds a unique position in the world of guitar synths. While the sonic potential of the GR-300 was limited, its incredibly fast and accurate tracking made
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Every legend has an inspiring story about how it all began and Seymour Duncan is no different. An inquisitive young Seymour fixed a string-damaged Tele pickup back in the day and that launched it all.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 2

July 18, 2008
In this segment, Seymour talks about meeting Les Paul and developing a long-lasting friendship with Seth Lover, the inventor of the original PAF humbucking pickup. In fact, Seth gave Seymour his notes, his winder and many protoypes before he died. You'll see Seymour bring out the holy grail in this clip, the original PAF humbucker.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 3

July 18, 2008
Seymour pulls out more early PAF humbuckers made by Seth Lover and Seth's own winder. Also, Seymour talks about making pickups for the best guitarists in the world.
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NYC's West 48th Street - Rudy's Music Stop

June 11, 2008
New York, NY (June, 2008) -- Premier Guitar is On Location in New York City -- checking out the guitar paradise known as West 48th Street. Within that cluster
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NYC's West 48th Street - Manny's

June 11, 2008
New York, NY (June, 2008) -- Premier Guitar is On Location in New York City -- checking out one of the planet''s hottest hot spots for guitars, West 48th Street.
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NYC's West 48th Street - Sammy Ash Guitars

June 11, 2008
New York, NY (June 11, 2008) -- What do you expect from three high-end, guitar-driven music stores within walking distance of each other, all on the same street in the nation''s biggest
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Stompbox Classics: Mu-Tron III

June 10, 2008
Welcome back to Stomp School. This month, we’ll conclude our “Stompbox Classics” series with the biggest, baddest, funkiest envelope filter of all-time – the Mu-Tron III. Debuting in 1972,
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175...and Counting: Martin's 175th Anniversary

June 10, 2008
When Christian Frederick Martin established his stringed-instrument company in 1833, there were only 24 states in the U.S. Most of the Louisiana Purchase was still just a mass of
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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Alnico Magnets

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan explains the differences in Alnico Magnets.

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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Clapton's "Blackie"

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan shares his experience of working on "Blackie" and how different tolerance potentiometers change a guitar's tone.

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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Creating Humbuckers

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan shares his story of working with Jeff Beck and developing the JB pickups.

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Stories from Seymour Duncan - First Pickup Repair

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan tells the story of the turn of events that led to his first pickup repair... the rest is history!

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The Inventor of the Virtual Strobe Tuner

May 1, 2008
Video interview with Mike Skubic of Peterson Tuners
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Effects Loop Lecture - Egnater Amp Building Seminar

April 15, 2008
This video snippet is from day two of Bruce Egnater's Amp Building Seminar.
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Bright Switch Lecture - Egnater Amp Building Seminar

April 15, 2008
Okay DIY'ers, here's your Bright Switch 101 from Bruce Egnater. ? Bonus: how to use the circuit in reverse on your guitar.
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Taylor Guitars Road Show: The Solid Body Story

April 8, 2008
Here's the backstory of how Taylor's Solid Body guitar came about. This video features Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger explaining how the guitar's unique pickup started it all. Check out the accompanying video of Brian playing a solidbody through 3 different amps. This video was shot April 1, 2008 at Sweetwater Music's corporate headquarters in Ft. Wayne, IN
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