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LA Amp Show '10 - Jule Amps Paycheck 15 Demo

October 28, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Jule Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get the chance to get up close and personal with Jule's Paycheck 15 head.

Boasting some of the most unique heads at the show, Jule Potter showed off his Paycheck amps. Hand-built in California, the all-tube Paycheck is available in 40 or 15 watts with an all-steel, powder-coated chassis. The 40-watt features dual 6L6s, while the 15-watt uses dual 6V6s. Both amps use Russian 6SL7 preamp tubes. The amps retail for $1285 (40-watt) and $1185 (15-watt).
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Tech Tales: Soothing Single-Coils

October 28, 2010
Swap a cap or a cable to tame the treble on your Tele
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HardWire TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
The TR-7 includes seven tremolo and rotary modes: Tremolo, Opto Tremolo, Bias Tremolo, Duo Tremolo, Rotary, Vibrato, and VibroPan
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T-Rex Octavius Tri-Tone Generator Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
Polyphonic octave pedal with seamless tracking
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Electro-Harmonix Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
A dual-germanium transistor Big Muff Pi pedal alongside a dual-germanium transistor overdrive pedal
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WMD Arcane Preamp Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
A two-channel boost/fuzz that ranges from fuller cleans to nasty fuzz
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Emma Electronic PY-1 PisdiYAUwot Metal Distortion Pedal Review

October 28, 2010
A distortion box designed for tight, defined metal attack
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LA Amp Show '10 - Egnater Amps Tweaker 40 Demo

October 27, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Egnater Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear about the newest additions to the Tweaker line--the Tweaker 40 and Tweaker 88 heads.

Known for bringing prototypes to Amp Shows and using experienced player feedback to further tweak their latest designs, Egnater did more of the same by unveiling prototypes of new versions the company's popular Tweaker amp. The Tweaker 40 is a two-channel head with dual 6L6s. The channels are identical and each features a set of the standard Tweaker controls (Tight/Deep, Bright/Normal, and Hot/Clean), while adding a Mid Cut/Normal mini toggle, plus a Master Volume with Vintage/Modern mini toggle. The two channels share an EQ with a USA/AC/Brit mini toggle. The Tweaker 88 features the same preamp with two KT88 power tubes. The Tweaker 40 and 88 are set to retail around $600 and $800, respectively.
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Pigtronix Aria Disnortion Pedal Review

October 27, 2010
A distortion and fuzz box that''s good with bass and guitar
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LA Amp Show '10 - GNI Pedals Phaser/Flanger, Fuzz

October 26, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the GNI Pedals room. In this segment, we get to hear two of their pedals in action: the Phaser/Flanger and the Multi Fuzz/Vintage Distortion. GNI Pedals made their first splash at an Amp Show this past weekend in LA. Showcasing their entire line of original pedals including the Shred Pro SP1, Multi Fuzz/Vintage Distortion, Amp Simulator, Xtreme Distortion, Phaser & Flanger, Analog Stereo Dual Chorus, Dual Drive DD1, Bass Shaper, and Path Finder. Most of these analog boxes feature two pedals built into one. The company's line of true bypass micro pedals will be launched in January with a lower price-point.
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