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NAMM '10 - Ibanez Tube Screamer 15W Head & Cab

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wager is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see their new Tube Screamer Head 15 Watt, the TSA15H.

The new TSA15H Tube Amp has a genuine Tube Screamer circuit, built right into the front end, for all the warm tube overdrive punch and crunch youll need. Includes foot-switchable function, with Tube Screamer Overdrive, Tone, and Level controls. TSA112C speaker cabinet and IFS2G footswitch sold separately.

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NAMM '10: Martin Guitars OMCE Mahogany, OMC-LJ Pro

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to two of their newest models; the OMCE Mahogany and the OMC-LJ Pro - Laurence Juber Signature Model.

The OMCE features certified mahogany blocks with Mortise/Tenon neck joint, solid certified European Spruce top, maghogany sides and black richlite.

The OMC-LJ Pro uses big leaf maple as its primary tonewood and has scalloped Adirondack spruce top braces to assure impressive resonance and dynamic range. The Adirondack spruce top, providing the full bottom associated with vintage Martin tone, combined with flamed big leaf maple back and sides, the bass is much more defined and the midrange more prominent and complex.

Deftly accented by a Style 28 wood fiber rosette, fine herringbone top inlay, fine black/white wood fiber back inlay, HD-style zigzag center strip purfling, and grained ivoroid binding. The grained ivoroid endpiece is framed by fine black/white wood fiber inlay. The ebony belly bridge is fitted with a compensated saddle

The two-piece maple neck, like that on many archtop guitars, contributes generous sustain and features a "Modified V" profile and a diamond volute at the base of the headstock. The handsome black ebony headplate bears the classic Old Style gold "C.F. Martin & Co." decal and nickel Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. The ebony fingerboard is unadorned - with no position markers.

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NAMM '10-Jet City Amps Stealth Iso Cab, 5212 Combo

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Jet City Amplification. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest products; the Stealth USB Iso Cab and the 5212 50 Watt 2x12 combo.

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NAMM: Fender American Special Series Strats & Tele

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she catches up with Fender. In this segment, we get our first glimpse of their American Speical Series Strats & Teles.

The three instruments in the new series?the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS?are highly-affordable U.S.-made Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One and American Standard series.

All three American Special guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Fenders best-selling Texas Special? pickups (the Stratocaster HSS also has an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup).

The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and Three-color Sunburst. American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and white pickguard, and is available in Candy Apple Red and Two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and is available in Black and Three-color Sunburst.

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NAMM '10 - Audio-Technica Wireless Systems & Mics

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Audio-Technica booth.

In this segment, we rundown some of their latest products, including AEW-R4100 Receiver, AEW-R5200 Dual-Receiver, AEW-DA660 Antenna, AEW-T1000 Body Pack Transmitter, 3000 Series UHF Wireless System, AT4080 Ribbon Mic and AT4081 Ribbon Mic.

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NAMM '10 - VOX Guitars SDC 33, Custom Shop & More

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the VOX Guitars booth.

In this segment, we get introduced to several new VOX guitars. First is the SDC 33, which is a singlecut mahogany body guitar with crazy 3-D contours. It also features VOX's Coaxe pickups in both positions, mahogany necks and rosewood fingerboards.

Another VOX guitar is the HDC 77 which is similar to the Gibson ES-335 in body style, however, this bad boy has the VOX 3-D contour body with a maple top and mahogany back and sides. This also comes with Coaxe pickups in both positions.

They also offer a great collection of custom shop options, including a headstock option modeled after the old VOX wah pedal (shown in video). If you can think, the VOX Guitars Custom Shop in California can probably craft it into a great guitar!

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NAMM '10 - Gretsch Guitars Eddie Cochran Model

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Gretsch Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out their latest model from the Gretsch Custom Shop, the G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute Model.

During his all-too brief life and career, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) only ever owned and played one main electric guitar, an orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body he bought brand-new in 1955 at age 16 from the Bell Gardens Music Center in his hometown, Bell Gardens, CA. The guitar bore the serial number 16942, and his parents helped him buy it. A sharp young guitarist who was particular about his sound and knowledgeable about guitar design and modification, Cochran hot-rodded his Gretsch with a warmer-sounding dog ear neck pickup.

Virtually indistinguishable from the original, the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model is authentic in every detail, from the aluminum nut and bridge to the famous dog ear neck pickup; from the distressed vintage orange nitrocellulose lacquer finish to the relic gold-plated hardware and Bigsby? B6GPVF vibrato tailpiece.

Its features include a bound laminated maple body and arched top, a specially shaped three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with a 22-fret 9-radius bound rosewood fingerboard, a Seymour Duncan? Dog Ear single-coil neck pickup, a Seymour Duncan? DynaSonic? single-coil bridge pickup, three-way switching, rosewood bridge base, vintage-style gold Gotoh? SE700-05M tuners, modified plexi pickguard, western block fingerboard inlays (depicting cactus, steer heads and fences), lower body bout G brand, and pearloid steer head/Gretsch logo inlay on the bound headstock.

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NAMM '10 - Marshall JMD: 1 100 Watt Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first test drive on the JMD: 1 Series 100 Watt head.

The JMD: 1 Series is a hybrid amp that has 16 digital preamps and 4-EL34 power tubes. It features a modulation FX, delay, reverb, noise gate, serial and parallel FX loop, footcontroller and MIDI In and Thru options.

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NAMM '10 - VOX Amps AGA70 Acoustic Amp Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the VOX Amps booth. In this segment, we get introduced into the AGA70 Acoustic Amp.

The AGA70 two-channel (Normal and Tube Pre equipped with a 12AU7 vacuum tube) amp. Each channel offers two inputs: Guitar (phone) and Mic (XLR), Lo-Z and Hi-Z level switch on each input; Mic inputs can provide phantom power. The controls include Bass, Middle, Treble (on each channel) and a Color feature that provides convenient single-knob control of the overall sound, emphasizing a wide range of performance techniques from picking arpeggios to strumming chords. Also, it has a DI output (balanced XLR), which is available for using the AGA with a larger sound system; a tuner output is also provided.

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Media Preview February 2010

January 14, 2010
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, and the End of the Sixties, Jimi Hendrix Gear, Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready?, Billy Idol – In Super Overdrive Live, ZZ Top – Double Down Live
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