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January 15

Gear

Malekko Heavy Industry Omicron Fuzz, Tremolo, Chorus, Chicklet Reverb, Vibrato, and Phaser Reviews

November 4, 2010
Six bite-sized pedals that pack a lot of tone for a small price tag
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LA Amp Show '10-Ugly Amps Ugly 100, BIGFOOT Demos

November 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where we get to check out Ugly Amps two newest product--the Ugly 100 head and the BIGFOOT Gain Booster pedal. Ugly Amps generally produces small wattage amps like their popular Ugly 18, but at this Amp Show they stepped into the full-size amplifier arena with their Ugly 100. Also, they showed off their first pedal creation the BIGFOOT. The BIGFOOT is a gain booster with a full EQ also a bypass for the tonestack and an extra boost can be added. They say it works well with the Ugly 18 like adding the high gain channel those amps don't have.

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LA Amp Show '10 - Metro Amps 1967 Replica Cab Demo

November 2, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear their new Metropoulos 1967 Pinstripe Cab Demo played through a '66 Replica 45/100 head.

The 1967 True Era Replica Cabs are contructed from their proprietary reverse engineering of vintage Marshall speaker cabinets. The addition of EC Collins' reproduction pinstripe grillcloth fabric completes the 1967 cosmetics. Cabinet structure, hardware, and parts are based entirely on a set of vintage 1968 Marshall straight and slant cabs. Precise measurements of every part of the vintage cabinets were converted to CNC plans that allow them to produce true replicas. In addition, they fabricate their own proprietary cabinet hardware and metal parts. The process, hardware, and finished product are completely exclusive to Metropoulos True Replicas.
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LA Amp Show - VHT Special 6 Ultra,AXL Badwater USA

November 2, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the VHT Amplifiers and AXL Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see a prototype from both companies--a VHT Special 6 Ultra head and a Badwater USA S-style guitar.

The VHT Special 6 Ultra is based on the Special 6 head that was released at last Winter NAMM, but has an EL34 power tube. The Badwater USA prototype is based on the popular Badwater import series created by AXL last year, but now they are bringing the guitars from their privately-owned Chinese factories and having them assembled, fret-dressed, and fitted with high-quality components in their California shop.
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E.W.S. BD-1 Brute Drive Distortion Pedal Review

October 29, 2010
Tube-like rock and blues overdrive
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GizmoAudio Sawmill Overdrive Pedal Review

October 29, 2010
A bluesy overdrive with excellent clarity and touch sensitivity
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Jam Pedals Rattler+ Pedal Review

October 29, 2010
The Rattler+ is a handmade RAT-inspired stompbox with the LM308 can-version chip
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T-Pedals Super Hoffman Fuzz Pedal Review

October 29, 2010
A point-to-point, handwired, vintage-inspired fuzz from Italy
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Tone Games 2010, Bonus Levels: 10 More Stompboxes Reviewed

October 29, 2010
Ten more stompboxes reviewed, online-only!
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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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