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Tales of Wood Discovery

August 17, 2010
Finding gorgeous wood in unexpected places
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Summer NAMM - 3rd Power Amps American Dream Demo

August 17, 2010
PG's On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where we get to check out 3rd Power Amps American Dream 1x12 combo. It includes a Brownface channel, Blackface channel, switchable tube output power (22w/10w), Bright switch on each channel, and global Presence control. The amp also features 3rd Power's proprietary Switchback triangular speaker enclosure to deliver room-filling sound while isolating the chassis and sensitive tubes from vibrations originating with the speaker. It comes loaded with a Celestion Alnico Gold speaker, 2-winged C 6L6GC tubes, and 1-12AT7, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Guitar Mill Serpentine Demo

August 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Guitar Mill booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest guitar, the Serpentine.

The Serpentine has a paulowina body with a nitrocellulose gun metal Gray finish. It features a one piece quartersawn maple neck with a "soft chunky V-profile and a 9.5" radius. It comes laded with a single TV Jones Power'Tron pickup.
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Mesa/Boogie 2010 Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier Amp Review

August 13, 2010
Mesa/Boogie redesigned the Dual Rectifier this year with a new Multi-Watt feature and loads of other goodies.
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Godin Passion RG-3 Electric Guitar Review

August 13, 2010
Godin brings their acoustic sensibilities to a chambered solidbody single-coil instrument.
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Summer NAMM-J Backlund Design JBD800, JBD400 Demos

August 12, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the J Backlund Design booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear some of the new company's guitars, including the JBD-800, JBD-400, and the JBD-200. J Backlund Design is company that was formed by a partnership with artist and designer John Backlund and luthier Bruce Bennett--who has the large task of taking Backlund's Jetsonian ideas and make them become real guitars.
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GALLERY: A Year at the Iridium Without Les Paul

August 12, 2010
In year after Les Paul''s death, a diverse array of talented guitarists took the stage on Monday nights to fill in with the Les Paul Trio. Photographer Frank White shares his images of some of the performers.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Hand Guitars Strategy & Telepath

August 11, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Hand Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new company's line of guitars including the Strategy, Telepath, Jago, and Tonero.

While Jon Anderson handles the designs and forming of the polymer clay used to create his artwork, JP Thomas is the man who builds the instruments (aka Anderson's canvas).
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Summer NAMM '10 - Extreme Isolation Headphones

August 11, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits Extreme Isolation. In this segment, we get to see and hear about Extreme Isolation's noise-canceling and isolating headphones used by musicians for practice (in conjunction with the JamHub portable studio), live, or even just enjoying music from their personal collection.

The EX-29 is the perfect headphone for serious musicians and studio engineers. The ultra-fidelity high input speakers integrated with 29dB of passive isolation are incredibly awesome and will not bleed sound into live microphones! The EX-29 is suggested for critical mixing.

The EX-25 is an excellent choice for project studios, personal audio and travel. Using passive isolation technology, this headphone is enjoyable to use by eliminating the expense and hassles of replacement batteries.

The HP-25 offers outstanding hearing protection at a very affordable price and can be used for practicing, shooters and anyone wanting to eliminate unwanted noise from their immediate surroundings. No batteries are required. Compact and light weight, the HP-25 offers uses and benefits even for kids.

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Summer NAMM '10: Martin 00-15, 0-18T Nick Reynolds

August 10, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of their newest guitars--the 00-15 & the 0-18T Nick Reynolds Tenor Guitar.

Martin's 0-18T is a cool, new tenor model with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and a traditional 18-style rosette. Compared to the other full-bodied Martin models, it's much smaller, but the 0-18T packs a meaty punch.

The 00-15 features a 00-14 fret body style that can be made with either solid sapele or solid mahogany (top, back, and sides). The bridge is either made of Solid Morado or Solid East Indian Rosewood, while the neck can be created from several choice hardwoods that would be matched with a solid morado or solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard.
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