Friedman Amps

August Issue

What's New

Breedlove Announces Hiring for New "American Series" Line

December 9, 2009
Breedlove is hiring 11 new employees to launch a more-affordable line of American made instruments
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Arranging "Silent Night," A Christmas Classic

December 9, 2009
Bill Piburn shares his arrangement of the classic, along with some of the techniques used the arrangement.
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Martin Introduces the M-30 Jorma Kaukonen Custom Artist Edition

December 9, 2009
Legendary Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist''s unique design inspires a perfect guitar for acoustic fingerstyle blues
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Gear Addiction Recovery, Step 2: Your First Amp

December 9, 2009
Your first amp - was this where your tone obsession began?
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Remembering Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

December 8, 2009
Remembering Dimebag Darrell on the fifth anniversary of his death
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GALLERY: Remembering Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

December 8, 2009
all photos provided from the personal collection of Buddy Blaze
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BOSS Unveils eBand JS-8 Audio Player for Guitarists

December 7, 2009
The music player allows guitarists to change the pitch and tempo of their music, remove vocal or guitar parts, and includes backing tracks and effects.
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Rig Rundown - Rob Zombie's John 5

December 4, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5.

In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.

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Rig Rundown - GWAR's Mike Derks

December 4, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with GWAR's gore-tastic guitarist, Mike Derks - aka "Balsac the Jaws of Death."

In this segment, Derks walks us through his current live rig which includes his custom ESP EX which features a "Balsac-approved" GWAR decal on the body and on the fretboard. Its loaded with EMG 85 in the neck and 81 in the bridge. He runs the guitar through a Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp, Lexicon MPX G2 effects processor, a Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295 head, which runs through a custom Vader 4x12.

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TWA Little Dipper LD-01 Envelope-Controlled Formant Filter Pedal Review

December 4, 2009
The Little Dipper is game for out-of-this-world talk-box sounds -- if you are!
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