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NAMM '10 - Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty Demo & More

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender Amps booth. In this segment we get our first taste of their new G-DEC 3 Thirty.

The G-DEC 3 Thirty a tool for recording and rehearsing. To begin with, you don't just get the sound of a single amplifier, you get an entire room of amplifiers. No matter your playing style, you'll never be without a ton of incredible tones with 100 presets.

Start off by using the G-DEC 3 Thirty's simple interface to design and perfect your own signature sounds. Then, dive into the limitless training power of the G-DEC 3 Thirty's incredible play-along function. Some of the greatest guitar players from around the world contributed to the 100 backtracks. The G-DEC 3 Thirty also give you access to MP3 and WAV file storage and playback, so you can play along with all of your favorite music. Use the included version of Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition to record the rest of your band for private practice, or arrange all new tracks and load them up on your G-DEC 3 Thirty to work out the guitars.

The G-DEC 3 includes 1/4" Guitar input, stereo line-out, USB, Aux input for CD/MP3 player and footswitch (expression pedal) input. The G-DEC 3 Thirty is a solid-state amp packed with 30 watts and features a 10" Fender Special Design with high-frequency tweeter .

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NAMM '10 - Music Man Classic Collection StingRay

January 20, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to check out Music Man's Classic Collection 4-string StingRay Bass.

This StingRay features several appointments on the original basses from the 70s, including the mute pads, old Music Man logo, 2-band EQ and single humbucker. The bass comes with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard and will come in a variation of colors.

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NAMM: Breedlove American Series,Mike Huckabee Bass

January 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to their new American Series guitars built in Bend, OR.

The two specific models we check out are the American C20 (Sitka spruce top, satin mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge with Gotoh tuners) American C25/CRH (L.R. Baggs electronics, rosewood back and sides, cedar top and ebony bridge and fretboard).

In addition, we get to see what their custom shop offers, specifically an one-off bass for Governor Mike Huckabee. The bass features "Huck" on the nutcover, bearclaw Sitka spruce top, Oregon murtlewood back and sides, Hawaiian koa binding and "Life is Precious" inlay on the 12th fret.

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NAMM '10:Composite Acoustics Semi-Hollow Electrics

January 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Composite Acoustics booth. In this segment, we get to see their brand new line of electric guitars, the semi-hollow Blade series (including the Standard, Studio and Pro models).

The Blade is an all carbon fiber guitar (except the stainless steel frets) that weighs about six pounds and is about 1 1/4" thick. It has a 25 1/4" scale length with 24 frets, Hip Shot tuning machines, Seymour Duncan pickups (front - SH-1 or 59 model and back - SH-4 or JB) and while they don't currently off a single-coil version, they come with coil-tapping capabilities in order to get those single-coil tones.

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NAMM '10 - Fender Acoustasonic Tele Demo

January 19, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first look and listen of the Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster.

The Acoustasonic Tele features a ash body with a spruce wedge center block, maple neck with a modern "C" profile, rosewood fingerboard, 21 jumbo frets. The electronics include a neck position Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickup and a Fishman Piezo Pickup in the bridge (which features 4 different acoustic images).

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NAMM '10 - Egnater Amps Armageddon 100 Watt Demo

January 17, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Egnater Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see the very first Egnater Armageddon. The Armageddon is a 100 Watt, 3-channel "metal amp" that can be switched down to 60 amps.

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NAMM '10 - G&L Guitars Jerry Cantrell US Rampage

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the G&L Guitars booth. In this segment, we get a tour of their newest guitars and basses.

The new G&L Guitars offerings include Jerry Cantrell US Signature Rampage, Rustic JB Bass, ASAT HB, Rustic ASAT Classic, Legacy HB and more.
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NAMM '10 - Ibanez Tube Screamer 15W Head & Cab

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wager is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see their new Tube Screamer Head 15 Watt, the TSA15H.

The new TSA15H Tube Amp has a genuine Tube Screamer circuit, built right into the front end, for all the warm tube overdrive punch and crunch youll need. Includes foot-switchable function, with Tube Screamer Overdrive, Tone, and Level controls. TSA112C speaker cabinet and IFS2G footswitch sold separately.

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NAMM '10: Martin Guitars OMCE Mahogany, OMC-LJ Pro

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to two of their newest models; the OMCE Mahogany and the OMC-LJ Pro - Laurence Juber Signature Model.

The OMCE features certified mahogany blocks with Mortise/Tenon neck joint, solid certified European Spruce top, maghogany sides and black richlite.

The OMC-LJ Pro uses big leaf maple as its primary tonewood and has scalloped Adirondack spruce top braces to assure impressive resonance and dynamic range. The Adirondack spruce top, providing the full bottom associated with vintage Martin tone, combined with flamed big leaf maple back and sides, the bass is much more defined and the midrange more prominent and complex.

Deftly accented by a Style 28 wood fiber rosette, fine herringbone top inlay, fine black/white wood fiber back inlay, HD-style zigzag center strip purfling, and grained ivoroid binding. The grained ivoroid endpiece is framed by fine black/white wood fiber inlay. The ebony belly bridge is fitted with a compensated saddle

The two-piece maple neck, like that on many archtop guitars, contributes generous sustain and features a "Modified V" profile and a diamond volute at the base of the headstock. The handsome black ebony headplate bears the classic Old Style gold "C.F. Martin & Co." decal and nickel Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. The ebony fingerboard is unadorned - with no position markers.

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NAMM '10-Jet City Amps Stealth Iso Cab, 5212 Combo

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Jet City Amplification. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest products; the Stealth USB Iso Cab and the 5212 50 Watt 2x12 combo.

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