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NAMM '10: Tech 21 Demos: Leeds, Oxford, U.S. Steel

January 22, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Tech 21 booth.

In this segment, we get introduced to a bunch of their newest effects pedals, including the Leeds, Oxford, U.S. Steel, Red Ripper bass distortion and VT Bass.

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NAMM '10 - Ovation Kaki King Signature Model

January 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Ovation booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse at Ovation's Kaki King Signature model.

It is a carbon fiber guitar, Adamas Fan bracing, 25 1/4" scale, rosewood fretboard, walnut bridge with rosewood stain and Ovation High Output onboard pickup.

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NAMM '10 - Ovation DJ Ashba Limited Collection

January 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he stops by the Ovation booth. In this segment, we get to see their collaboration with Guns 'N' Roses' guitarist DJ Ashba as they've created the Demented Collection.

The Demented Collection includes four guitars featuring DJ Ashba artwork and tattoos on the top of the guitars with spruce tops and X-style bracing. All the guitars come loaded with Ovation Slimline pickups and has a rosewood fretboard with satin gloss finish.

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NAMM '10 - Jackson Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she stops by the Jackson Guitars booth. In this segment, she speaks with Nick Bowcott about the Jackson Custom Shop Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar.

The Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar will only have 60 exact replica units (30 available in the US). Nick and a handful of others went over to the UK and spec'd out Randy's original Jackson (the first one ever) and brought all the info, pictures and details back to the US and built a dead-on replica ... down to the black duct tape on the back that Rhoads used so he and his Ozzy Osbourne bandmates could be on stage undetected prior to commencing the set.

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NAMM - Line 6 Spider Valve & POD X3 Free Upgrades

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Line 6 booth. In this segment, we hear what's new from the Line 6, particularly what free upgrades their offering loyal Line 6 customers.

Line 6 will be offering free upgrades for Spider Valve IV, Spider Valve MkII, POD X3, POD X3 Live and POD X3 Pro. In addition, we hear about their new Relay Digital Guitar Wireless Systems (G30, G50 and G90).

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NAMM '10 - DigiTech Vocalist Live 3 Demo

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she stops by the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get to check out their new Vocalist Live 3 pedal, which is a 3-part harmony and pitch correction unit for gigging guitarists.

The Vocalist Live 3 includes 3-part harmony capability with intelligent, musically correct harmonies using musIQ technology that follows your chord progression no matter what you play. The character of the harmony voices can be altered to either that of male or female backup vocalists. In addition, it features pitch correction, vocal pre-effects: warmth (tube preamp), compressor, 2-band EQ, low cut and noise gate, reverb (with three different room sizes), delay (five settings) and the ability to mix guitar and vocal sounds on the fly.


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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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