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January 15

Gear

Montreal Guitar Show '10 - Manzer Guitars

August 31, 2010
PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Manzer Guitars played by Tony McManus.
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Handmade or Factory Made Acoustics?

August 30, 2010
Things to consider when choosing between a factory-built acoustic and a handmade one
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DooDad Guitars Check-a-Board Overdrive and Boost Pedal Review

August 27, 2010
The Check-a-Board provides an updated version of classic medium-gain overdrive with a built-in boost.
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GALLERY: Nashville Amp Expo 2010

August 27, 2010
A sampling of the new, cool, and wacky amps at the second annual Nashville Amp Expo
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Plugging Into the Palm of Your Hand: iPhone & iPod Guitar Interface Roundup

August 27, 2010
Peterson iStroboSoft Adapter Cable (with iStroboSoft), Griffin Technology GuitarConnect (with iShred), IK Multimedia iRig (with Amplitube), Sonoma Wireworks Guitar Jack (with FourTrack), Peavey AmpKit LINK (with AmpKit), and PRS Cables GuitarBud Cable
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Sanding Your Guitar Neck for a Smoother Feel

August 24, 2010
Sanding down the finish and sealing the wood to get a nice, smooth bare wood feel on your neck
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Summer NAMM '10-Holloway Harp Guitars Model 5 Demo

August 24, 2010
PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Holloway Harp Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their Model 5 in action--demoed by Andy Wahlberg.

The Model 5 features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fingerboard and bridge.
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Summer NAMM '10 - T-Rex Mudhoney II & Octavius

August 24, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedals--the Mudhoney II and the Octavius.

The Mudhoney II is a dirty and sweet classic dual distortion pedal. With two channels of vintage gain, you can easily switch between a clean sound from your amp, a nice edgy overdrive from the one Mudhoney channel and a thick warm distortion from the other channel -- delivering deliciously dirty T-Rex tone all the way. Mudhoney II features the same convenient boost function you'll recognize from the original Mudhoney (now one switch for each channel) and even adds a tone control for each channel -- so you can shape the timbre of your drive to create your own signature sound.

The T-Rex Octavius is their take on this unusual and powerful effect. A tri-tone generator with a perfect set of controls and a Boost function. Octavius lets you get that classic octave-down effect you'll recognize from Hendrix' "Machine Gun" and other recordings. But it also lets you add in a high octave so you can hit your audiences with a sonic wall of three-octave lead lines. You can mix the octaves however you want to create your own signature sound. And the pedal features a controllable boost button to help you lift your solos up above the mix.
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65Amps Tupelo Combo Amp Review

August 23, 2010
Tupelo has big, vintage-inspired American tones.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Washburn WD10 & WD40 Acoustics

August 20, 2010
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of the new acoustic models that Washburn unveiled at this summer's show.

The WD10 Series model features a solid spruce top, quarter sawn scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides with a satin-finished mahogany neck that is paired with a rosewood fingerboard.

The WD40 Series model features a solid Alaskan Sitka spruce top with quarter sawn scalloped bracing, flame maple back and sides, a satin-finished maple neck with two-way trussrod and is matched with a rosewood fingerboard.
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