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The (In)famous Stratocaster Kill Switch

November 18, 2009
How to install the kill switch made famous by EVH, Buckethead and many others
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Does Speaker Size Really Matter?

November 18, 2009
The Role of Loudspeaker Diameter in the Relentless Pursuit of Tone
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Blankenship Amplification Mini-LEEDS21 Carry-On Amp Head Review

November 18, 2009
Blankenship''s Carry-On delivers classic British sound in an extremely portable 21-watt package.
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Good News on an Early ’80s Gibson ES-175

November 18, 2009
A factory second ES-175D is in great shape - a real treasure.
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A Slow Market Spurs Innovation

November 18, 2009
How the recession has given birth to new gear
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LA Amp Show '09: Henman-Bevilacqua Guitars S1 Demo

November 17, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Henman-Bevilacqua Guitars booth. In this video segment we get our first peek at their S1 model.

The S1 is a solidbody guitar that features a Honduran mahogany body with a Northwestern flame maple top. Also, it has a three-piece sapelle neck and headstock with an ebony fingerboard. It comes loaded with WCR pickups (Crossroads-neck; Godwood-bridge) and Sperzel locking tuners.

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LA Amp Show '09-Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva Demo

November 16, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Bogner Amplification booth. In this segment, we get an extra special treat from a gearhead-in-training, Anton Oparin. Anton is a shredder all the way from Russia and demos his other-world abilities on his Gary Kramer custom Cathedral Deluxe through a Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva and Uberschall.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Matchless Amps Avalon 30 Demo

November 15, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Matchless Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of Matchless' Avalon 30 1x12 combo.

The Avalon 30 1x12 combo is a one-channel, 30 Watt (switchable to 15 Watt) Class A amp. It has 4-EL84 power tubes, 3-12AX17, 5-12AX7 (reverb) preamp tubes and 1-5AR4 rectifier tube. The Avalon utilizes an innovative new hybrid construction method which combines point to point wiring, circuit tracing, and turret style construction. Also, this model comes packed with a Celestion G12H30 speaker.

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LA Amp Show '09 - DAR Amps Tuzzia Demo

November 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the DAR Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from DAR's Tuzzia head and two of their unique cabs.

The Tuzzia is a 65 Watt Class A amp with 6C33B MiG tubes. For preamp tubes, it comes with 12AX7 and 12AU7. The colorful 2x12 cabinet is loaded with Celestion G12T-75 speakers and the 4x12 cab has with a pair of Celestion Vintage 30s and sledgehammer Celestion K100s.

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LA Amp Show - 65Amps 20 Watt Prototype Head Demo

November 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the 65Amps booth.

In this segment, we get our very first peek at 65Amps' newest (unnamed) prototype. The prototype is a 20 watt head that features a unique tone stack and undisclosed power tubes, but 65Amps' Dan Boul says that it is built upon the Lil' Elvis platform by "going vertical with it."
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