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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Building Boogie Cabs

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we see how Mesa Boogie builds their cabs, including the CNC cutting process, sanding and gluing and why Mesa chooses non-void Russian baltic birch plywood for their cabs.
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Fishman SoloAmp Video Review

May 5, 2009
Gayla Drake Paul demos the Fishman SoloAmp. She plays the all-in-one amp/PA with a Takamine Glenn Frey model at 1st Street Live in Cedar Rapids, IA. She demonstrates the versatility of the amp's tweeder control and the four different reverb settings. The streamlined SoloAmp has a lot to offer for solo, gigging musicians.

Click here to read Matt Wahl's review of the SoloAmp.

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Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Video Review

May 5, 2009
Gayla Drake Paul reviews the Godin 5th Avenue Archtop for Premier Guitar magazine. Click here, for the review in the April '09 issue.

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Blue Snowflake, Snowball and Icicle USB Microphone Review

May 4, 2009
Three small, convenient and inexpensive mics for simple home recording
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Orange Upgrade, part 1

April 30, 2009
Tim Schroeder digs into a stock Orange AD200. He details stripping the amp to its chassis and turning it into a point-to-point handwired amp with high-quality components.
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Carol-Ann JB-100 Joe Bonamassa Signature Head & Orange 40th Anniversary Custom Shop Head

April 27, 2009
This month''s gear search gallery highlights two extremely limited amps.
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1962 Wurlitzer Gemini

April 27, 2009
Many people are unaware that Wurlitzer made guitars—including futuristic, cartoon guitars that look like they’d be in Elroy Jetson’s personal collection. According to the Blue Book of Electric Guitars
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Carlino Korina Impulse and Identity

April 27, 2009
Infatuated with the famous Modernistic Korina solidbodies of the late 1950s, Eddie Carlino wanted to add a modern flair to classic specs, and bring it back 50 years later.
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Vintage Guitars Road Show, Part 6

April 24, 2009
The sixth installment of our Vintage Guitars Road, we head to Guitar Showcase in San Jose, California. Some of the highlights include:
  • Peavey T-60 Prototype from 1977
  • '59 Gretsch Anniversary with Filtertrons, perfect binding and original case
  • Airline Folkstar covered in autographs
  • Valley Arts Guitar Standard Pro
Make sure to watch the first five installments for more vintage goodness.
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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Review

April 24, 2009
Music Man''s verstatile Ball Family Reserve John Petrucci model is a fitting tribute to a great guitarist
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May Media Preview

April 21, 2009
The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, Jeff Beck: Performing This Week... Live at Ronnie Scott’s , Books Rock Gods: Forty Years of Rock Photography, Tony McManus: The Maker’s Mark (the Dream Guitar Sessions)
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Fender Road Worn Series '60s Stratocaster Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Fender''s Road Worn Strat is a more responsive & open-sounding step up from their Mexican Standard
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Roland Cube 80X Amp Review

April 21, 2009
A new Cube promises to raise your wattage while reducing your load.
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Danelectro Dead On '67 Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Danelectro''s Dead On ''67 is a fun throwback that packs a great value for the price
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Roger Sadowsky: A Vintage Man of Modern Means

April 21, 2009
A conversation with Roger Sadoswky on basses, modifications, preamps and more
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