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Bolt Amps - BTH-50 Head Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he swings by the Bolt Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Bolt's newest amp - the BTH-50.

The BTH-50 is a 50 watt head loaded with 12AX7 preamp tubes and 6L6 power tubes (which can be exchanged for EL34s). The Lead and Rhythm channels feature Gain & Level Controls three selectable Reverbs, Selectable active & passive EQ with Bass, Mid (swept in Lead Channel), Treble and a three-way position Voicing switch. The Master section features Level, Presence, SoloBoost with amount, On/Off & Gain/Level Select, effects loop on/off and power amp mute switch.

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Morpheus FX - Capo Pedal Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Morpheus FX booth. In this segment, we get a demo and walk-thru of their newest effects pedal - the Capo Pedal.

With the Capo pedal you can electronically capo your guitar and maintain perfect pitch. For example, play an E chord in standard tuning, then use the Capo pedal to up tune your guitar so the chord is changed to an F, F#, G, G#, A, Bb or B. In addition, the CAPO pedal has Full Octave Up Pitch and a great-sounding Octaver/12- string emulator that causes your 6-string to sound like a 12-string, with octaves for strings 3-6, and doubles strings 1 and 2.

It pedal also features effect-toggling so you can instantly toggle back and forth between the up pitch and the Effect Off for a cool up/down pitch-shift effect during rapid ascending/ descending arpeggios and scale runs.The Capo uses proprietary polyphonic pitch up algorithms that maintain perfect harmonic accuracy and tonally correct overtones.

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TC Electronic - PolyTune iPhone App Demo

April 6, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get to check out a demo of TC Electronic's new PolyTune iPhone App.

The PolyTune iPhone app has everything the PolyTune stompbox has, including polyphonic tunings of all six strings at once, alternative tunings and the ability to adjust the pitch.

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Wampler Pedals Super Plextortion and Pinnacle Pedal Review

April 2, 2010
The Super Plextortion and Pinnacle from Brian Wampler aim for two iconic rock sounds: Plexi Marshall and Van Halen''s "Brown Sound."
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Elmwood El Toro Head, 2-Channel Distortion Pedal

April 1, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Elmwood Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about two new Elmwood products - the El Toro 60 watt head and the 2-channel distortion preamp prototype pedal.

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Lundgren Pickups - Singlecoils, Humbuckers, P-90s

April 1, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse where he visits the Lundgren Pickups booth. In this segment, we get to see Lundgren's line of pickups ranging from vintage singlecoils for Teles and Strats to modern humbuckers for 7-string and 8-string guitars. In addition, Lundgren offers mini-humbuckers, standard humbuckers, p90s and filter-tron-style pickups. Their pickups can currently be found in custom shop Ibanez 7- and 8-string guitars and Conklin guitars.
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JAM Pedals - Hand-Built, Hand-Painted Effects

March 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Jam Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to check out their exquisite line of hand-built, hand-painted effects pedals.

Jam Pedals are hand-made in Greece. They are analog, point-to-point pedals, made from some of the highest available quality materials on the market, including rare NOS chips, specially selected matched NOS transistors and carbon comp resistors. All of their pedals are true-bypass so as not to ruin your hard-earned tone. Circuits are based on classic 60's and 70's vintage pedals that helped built the sound of Rock n' Roll.

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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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