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Maton Guitars - 808 Tommy Emmanuel, BB1200, MS500

March 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Maton Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see what is new for Maton as they show us their 808TE Tommy Emmanuel Signature model, the 425/12-string model, the BB1200 and the MS500 50th Anniversary model.

The 808TE features a Sitka spruce top, Queensland maple back, sides and neck and rosewood fretboard. Its onboard electronics include a piezo pickup and microphone that work together to produce electrified tones with the full ambiance of the acoustic guitar.

The 425/12-String is made of Queensland walnut back and sides with a solid Sikta spruce top. It has a Queensland maple neck and is loaded with a AP5 pickup.

The BB1200 has a solid blackwood back and sides, a set rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard on a 25.5" scale.

The 50th Anniversary Mastersound is a celebration of the original MS500, introduced in 1958. Not just another re-issue this guitar is a tribute to a timeless classic, reflecting the style and feel of the original but designed to fulfil the needs of todays guitarists. It features a silver silkwood body, Queensland maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Its loaded with MV coiltappable humbucker (bridge) and a MV singlecoil in the neck.

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O Nine - Resonator Cabinet

March 30, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the O Nine booth. In this segment, we get introduced to the O Nine Tunator Resonator Cabinet. This invention is said to work like older violins by allowing the user to adjust the tuning of the speaker cab walls, which directly effects the speaker cone giving the guitarist a completely different tone.
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Italia Guitars - Maranello Series

March 30, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Italia Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out several variations within the Maranello Series.
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VOX - Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive Demo

March 30, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the VOX Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out the newest effects pedal from VOX - the Joe Satriani Signature Ice 9 Overdrive. The Ice 9 overdrive pedal is fourth in a series of effect pedals created in collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX.

With two distinct overdrive modes, versatile tone-shaping, and the ever-popular 'More' switch, the Ice 9 delivers a wide range of inspiring tones, yet remains remarkably easy to use. The Ice 9's controls are Gain, Tone, Bass Volume and it features the aforementioned More switch. In addition, it has another switch that goes between Vintage and Modern voicings. The Vintage mode employs a special op amp and premium diodes to offer overdrive effects that are sweetly warm and classic, with just the right amount of sparkle and sustain. In contrast, the Modern voice utilizes a Germanium diode to kick up a cutting-edge overdrive that is altogether new and aggressive.

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Ritter Instruments - Princess Isabella, Roya,Cora

March 29, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse 2010 where he visits the Ritter Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to check out what is new from Jens Ritter's company.

Here, we get to see new Ritter basses, including the Roya 5-string, the Raptor, the Jupiter 6-string (Grateful Dead Phil Lesh's signature instrument) and the new brand new Cora. In addition, we get our first glimpse at Ritter's first guitar -- the Princess Isabella. This guitar is a jazz guitar with a very lightweight swamp ash body, Switenia mahogany neck, bavarian maple fingerboard and it has a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz pickup.

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Remote Cab - Isolation Speaker Cabinet

March 29, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Remote Cab booth. In this segment, we get to check out their Isolation Cabinet (Remote Cab).

It is a standard isolation cabinet, but with some updated technology -- it has a remote control mic holder that moves the mic from the speaker cone to the outter ridge of the speaker without opening or messing around inside the cabinet. All movements of the microphone are controlled by a joystrick-box. The iso-cab can feature any microphone, microphone holder/clip or speaker combination a guitarist prefers. Its out-going connectors are either XLR or multicore.

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PRS Ted McCarty DC 245 Limited Run Electric Guitar Review

March 26, 2010
The PRS Ted McCarty DC 245 Limited Run shines with the company''s 1957/2008 pickups and subtle beauty
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Stax Records Museum - Cropper & Ike Turner Teles

March 23, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Stax Records Museum. In this segment, we get to see where and how some of the most legendary soul music was made. Within this video, we get to check out some iconic Stax studio gear like an Ike Turner Telecaster, a Steve Cropper Telecaster, a Steve Cropper ES-175 and Fender Princeton amp, James Alexander's bass used on "Soul Finger," Duck Dunn's P Bass and much more.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Gary Holt

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt. In this segment, Gary Holt talks about his upcoming Schecter signature guitar, his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Lee Altus

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Lee Altus. In this segment, Lee Altus talks about his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.

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