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Gear

Larry Taylor, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gear that Comes and Goes

March 11, 2010
Gear comes and goes in the most interesting ways, even if you''re Jerry Lee Lewis
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Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire Pedal Review

March 11, 2010
The Holy Fire is an overdrive/distortion pedal with a world of tones
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TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner Review

March 11, 2010
TC Electronic''s new PolyTune tunes all strings at once, accurately and easily.
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1963 Gibson Firebird

March 11, 2010
Showing a little love to one of Gibson''s less revered models
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In Search of Uncle Bookie, Part 2

March 11, 2010
A artist-owned bass is in terrible shape. Refinish it or not?
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Video Review - TC Electronic PolyTune

March 10, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review for the TC Electronic PolyTune pedal--featured in the 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.

The PolyTune is the world's first polyphonic tuner. You simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. This new tuning technology changes the way players can tune by enabling the tuning feature to apply to all the strings at once. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. The tune works in two modes. First, Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. The other option is for the people that want a little more real-time information, stream-mode measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display. The PolyTune is also a true bypass pedal.

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Hughes & Kettner and HK Audio: Building Cabs

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner and HK Audio factories. In this segment, we get an up close and personal tour of the factories that builds both Hughes & Kettner cabs and HK Audio PAs and wedges. As shown through the video, both companies are diligent on quality, craftsmanship and making sure each product is ready to go with numerous trials and tests.
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Hughes & Kettner - Inside the Factory

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner factory. In this segment, we get to check out how each amp is designed, constructed and eventually tested. In addition, we get to see how Hughes & Kettner tests their tubes before they are biased.

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Hughes & Kettner - How To Test an Amp

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner factory. In this video segment, we get to check out the countless tests, trials and evaluations each amp must go through before receiving the final approval. Here, Hughes & Kettner show us several ways they test the amp, the chassis, the sound quality, the tubs, general functions and the "tone" test.
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