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NAMM '10 - Dean Markley CD60 Combo Demo

February 4, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Dean Markley booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a reissue of a 80s Dean Markley amp, the CD60 combo.

The CD60 combo was built by Ultrasound Amps and it is an all tube, two-channel combo. At the heart of the CD60, you'll find three 12AX7 preamp tubes and a power section fueled by two 6L6s, driving a special Celestion 12 Speaker. Foot-switchable Reverb and Overdrive, variable Effects, Send and Return, along with PA-In and Pre-Out jacks complete this feature rich CD amplifier.

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NAMM '10 - Yamaha Rodrigo Y Gabriela Acoustics

February 4, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Yamaha Guitars booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the new line of Signature acoustics for Rodrigo Y Gabriela.

The line of Signature acoustics span the spectrum of style and price and built upon the platforms of the NTX and NCX series of guitars. The NTX has a more classical approach and a has a 12th fret joint while the NCX has a more modern approach with thinner bodies and thinner necks and has a 14th fret joint.

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NAMM '10 - VOX Amps AC30 Custom Demo

February 4, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA for the NAMM 2010 Show where he visits the VOX Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to VOX's latest take on everybody's favorite VOX, the AC30.

The new AC30 Custom is based on the classic AC30 design.The Custom Series AC30C2 and AC30C2X offer numerous up-to-date enhancements, delivering the most versatile AC30 design in VOX history.

The AC30C2 and the AC30C2X amps make use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and use 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30 watts of power. The AC30C2 uses two 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers. The AC30C2X uses two 12" Celestion Alnico Blues. All models in the Custom Series offer a switchable 8/16 ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, a 2nd extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16 ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.

Also, You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the VOX Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2 and AC30C2X also include an additional tone control in the Reverb section.

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NAMM '10:Vigier GV Wood P90, Excalibur Kaos & More

February 4, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Vigier Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see their newest offerings for 2010, including the GV Wood P90, the Excalibur Christophe Godin, Excalibur Kaos and the Excess 5-String Bass.

The GV Wood P90 features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with a phenowood fretboard. It comes loaded with Amber P90s a new Vigier hard-tail bridge. It has an alder body and flame maple top.

The Excalibur Christophe Godin features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with maple fretboard. It comes with DiMarzio Tone Zone/FS1/Chopper (bridge, middle, neck) pickups and it has a Vigier 2011, non-locking trem system that moves on needles bearings.

The Excalibur Kaos is the first reverse headstock Vigier guitar. It features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with maple fretboard. It has Amber humbuckers, Vigier 2011, non-locking trem system and a killswitch.

The Excess 5-String Bass and it features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with either a maple, rosewood or delta metal fretboard. It has a quick release bridge and has an active singlecoil pickup with a hum-canceling circuit that eliminates the hum usually associated with single-coil pickups to create a true studio-quiet performance: single-coil tone without the hum.

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NAMM '10 - Blackstar Amps HT Stage 60 Demo & More

February 4, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Blackstar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their new series of amps -- the HT Venue Series.

Specifically, we get to hear the HT Stage 60 Combo that is a 60 watt 2x12 combo loaded with two Celestion speakers. The HT Stage 60s selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through two high quality Celestion speakers, making for a combo that will deliver every night, even in the most testing live environment. The boutique style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes British Class-A and dynamic US. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels allows a further two modes. Its controls include the two-Overdrive voicing switches, Presence, Resonance, Digital Reverb with dark/bright switch, Master Volume and it comes with a 4-way footswitch.

The HT Venue Series includes a 20W head, 20W combo, 40W 1x12 combo, 60W 1x12, 60W 2x12, 100W Head, and three extension cabs (1x12, 2x12 and 4x12).

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Widman Custom Electrics T-Master Guitar Review

February 4, 2010
The Widman T-Master looks like a Tele, but sounds a bit more versatile.
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NAMM '10: Ernie Ball Music Man Big AL; AL-5 Basses

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest bass, the Big AL.

The Big AL has an African mahogany body, maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fretboard. Its loaded with either a standard - single humbucker with ceramic magnets or with three singlecoils with neodymium magnets. The Big AL is also available as a 5-string, too.

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NAMM '10 - Ernie Ball Limited Edition String Boxes

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Ernie Ball booth. In this segment, we get to see the latest in Ernie Ball strings and accessories.
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NAMM '10:Matchless Amps Avalon 35 Demo & Plexi Cab

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she swings by the Matchless Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out three of their latest products; the Avalon 35 combo (demo), the RV2 combo and some plexiglass cabs/combos.
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