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Collings 360 Electric Guitar Review

June 17, 2009
Collings 360 is an American-made beauty that exceeds expectations
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Breedlove Atlas Series Stage BJ350/CR4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Review

June 17, 2009
Breedlove''s Atlas Series acoustic bass is a niche instrument that will deliver an organic sound for players willing to acclimate themselves to it.
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Fashioning the Dream

June 17, 2009
A look behind the scenes into Seymour Duncan''s marketing man''s head
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Video Review - Collings 360 Solidbody Guitar

June 17, 2009
PG's Pat Smith reviews the Collings 360 (named for a Texas highway) solidbody guitar, which he gave a Premier Guitar Premier Gear Award in the July '09 issue. Pat shows off the 360's gorgeous vintage Tobacco Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish and simplistic dot inlays. The curly maple carved top sits on a one-piece mahogany body with a 24-7/8" scale neck that features an Indian rosewood fingerboard. Also, this model came with mini-humbuckers featuring '50s wiring. In addition to covering the 360's specs, Pat walks us through various tones the Collings 360 can produce.
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Doc's Ol' Hoss: 1968 Gallagher G-50

June 17, 2009
Doc Watson’s first Gallagher, “Ol’hoss,” was presented to him in 1968. A G-50 model with a cracked side, it was never intended for sale, but Doc fell in love with
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EWS Fuzzy Drive FD-1 Pedal Review

June 11, 2009
The Fuzzy Drive goes way beyond fuzz as a versatile box of effects
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Rig Rundown - Testament's Eric Peterson

June 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Testament's Eric Peterson. In this Rig Rundown segment, we check out Eric's new signature Dean 'V' which features Testament's first logo (dating back to pre-Testament, when they were known as Legacy). In addition, Eric talks to us about scalloping his own guitar, the limited amount effects he uses and his latest amp choice for their most recent studio effort.

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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 1

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, Diamond Amplification founder/owner Jeff Diamant walks us through the process of hooking up the circuit board, installing the board into the chassis, final assembly and where Diamond employees spend a lot of time jamming on all their amps. In addition, we get to check out some of Diamond's history as Jeff shows off some of the first Diamond heads ever made.
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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 2 - Cabs, QC

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In the second installment, we get to check out not only how Diamond cabs, heads and now road-cases are hand-built, but also how they break in their speaker cabs prior to shipping them out. In addition, we get to see and hear the final QC on one of Diamond's finished heads.

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Diamond Amplification-Spitfire II & Phantom Demos

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, we get to hear two of Diamond's flagship heads; Phantom and Spitfire II. The 100-watt Phantom comes with 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 and 6-12AX7 tubes. In addition, the front panel features two fully independent channels with Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence controls. It also comes with a 2-button footswitch, tube-driven effects loop and a "low focus switch on the rear panel. The low focus switch provides 3 positions low, mid, high. Moving from low to high, the player gets to focus the low end, tailored to his/her needs, with low end increasing relative to the highs allowing for more low end with more focus.
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