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Rig Rundown - Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes

November 8, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with Warren Hayne's guitar tech--Brian Farmer. In this segment, we get to see Warren's amps--Diaz, Soldano and PRS, which all run through Marshall 4x12--his guitars that include some Gibson Les Pauls, ES-335s, Firebirds and a very rare 12-string Les Paul.
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GALLERY: Pro Pedalboards Volume I

November 6, 2010
A look at pedalboards used onstage by Deftones, Alice in Chains, Dave Matthews Band, 311, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and many more
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LA Amp Show '10-Surreal Amplification Classic Demo

November 5, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Surreal Amplification room. In this segment, we get to check out a custom C.M. 50 head in action.

Surreal's amplifiers are built similar to vintage amps, for instance, when you are running this amp in the non-master volume configuration, you have only two tube gain stages just like the original Marshalls and Fenders. As with the original non-master volume amps, this setting gets nastier as the volume is cranked. Low to medium levels provide a relatively clean bluesy tone. Maxed out is brown tone city with EL34's. There is a Post Phase Inverter Master Volume that can be used in this setting to create additional overdrive. Clean players will love the Jazz Boost option for a smooth, warm, smokey jazz tone perfect for ES335 type guitars.

It can come with a Surreal Stage setting that adds yet another tube gain stage to the party. Now you are entering the realm of hot-rodded and modded, boutique amp heaven. It's called the Surreal stage due to the fact that the classic rock tone is retained but the gain is over the top. Another tonal option is the Slope control that sweeps through the mid range. Using this control in conjunction with the Resonance control, almost any tone you can dream up is at your fingertips. The presence control has a slightly wider range than most presence controls just in case you need more bite. The half way point on this control is equivalent to the full position on most.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Rude Mood Amplifier Demo

November 5, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Rude Mood room. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Rude Mood combo amplifier.

The Rude Mood is a product of nearly 2 years of research, design, and development culminating in a guitar amplifier unlike ANY other on the market today. The Rude Mood was created for the working musician who demands the highest quality performance out of their equipment. Whether you are searching for the perfect classic rock crunch, high-energy modern grind, round full jazz or blues, this amplifier does it all. The magic happens when you blend YOUR signature sound so that the audience can hear you - not just an effects pedal.

The Rude channel is based on a Marshall Plexi with an all-tube, Class A construction with a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and an EL34 power tube powering up to 19 watts.

The Mood channel is based on a classic Fender voicing with an all-tube, true Class A construction with one 12AX7 preamp tube, a 6L6 power tube, and cranks out 20 watts of power.

The cabinet uses two Weber 10" speakers. The Rude side comes through a Weber vintage ceramic speaker and the Mood comes through a vintage alnico speaker.
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Epiphone Zenith Fretted Acoustic/Electric Bass Review

November 5, 2010
The Zenith is an acoustic-electric semi-hollowbody at a reasonable price
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Jet City Amplification JCA20H-BES Friedman Mods Amp Review

November 5, 2010
What happens when an already-impressive (and affordable) head with Soldano circuitry goes on the workbench of legendary amp guru Dave Friedman and gets one of his Brown Eye mods?
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GALLERY: Vintage Electro-Harmonix Pedals

November 4, 2010
A selection of vintage EH effects
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Malekko Heavy Industry Omicron Fuzz, Tremolo, Chorus, Chicklet Reverb, Vibrato, and Phaser Reviews

November 4, 2010
Six bite-sized pedals that pack a lot of tone for a small price tag
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LA Amp Show '10-Ugly Amps Ugly 100, BIGFOOT Demos

November 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where we get to check out Ugly Amps two newest product--the Ugly 100 head and the BIGFOOT Gain Booster pedal. Ugly Amps generally produces small wattage amps like their popular Ugly 18, but at this Amp Show they stepped into the full-size amplifier arena with their Ugly 100. Also, they showed off their first pedal creation the BIGFOOT. The BIGFOOT is a gain booster with a full EQ also a bypass for the tonestack and an extra boost can be added. They say it works well with the Ugly 18 like adding the high gain channel those amps don't have.

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LA Amp Show '10 - Metro Amps 1967 Replica Cab Demo

November 2, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear their new Metropoulos 1967 Pinstripe Cab Demo played through a '66 Replica 45/100 head.

The 1967 True Era Replica Cabs are contructed from their proprietary reverse engineering of vintage Marshall speaker cabinets. The addition of EC Collins' reproduction pinstripe grillcloth fabric completes the 1967 cosmetics. Cabinet structure, hardware, and parts are based entirely on a set of vintage 1968 Marshall straight and slant cabs. Precise measurements of every part of the vintage cabinets were converted to CNC plans that allow them to produce true replicas. In addition, they fabricate their own proprietary cabinet hardware and metal parts. The process, hardware, and finished product are completely exclusive to Metropoulos True Replicas.
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