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December 2014

Gear

So, What Would Kevin Do? (Part I)

December 17, 2009
Kevin answers the question, “What do you look for when you buy a vintage bass?” from a collector''s perspective
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Spray and Bake: Minor Restoration on a Taylor 814C

December 17, 2009
Fixing light wear on a Taylor acoustic requires precision
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Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul brings the holy grail in reach for those without pockets deep enough for an original or a Gibson Custom version.
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Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Electric Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Epiphone recreates a Beatles classic: John Lennon''s Casino
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1968 Fender Coronado II, Wildwood I Finish

December 17, 2009
The Coronado is Fender''s entry into the double-cutaway hollowbody game
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5 Tube Tips

December 17, 2009
Tips to help you get the most out of your tubes
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Martin OMC-LJ Pro Laurence Juber Custom Artist Edition Acoustic Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
We talk with Laurence about the guitar, and let you know what you can expect from this high-end acoustic.
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Video Review - Taylor Baritone 8-String

December 16, 2009
PG's Gayla Drake Paul guides us through her latest acoustic review - the Taylor Baritone 8-String (found within the pages of Premier Guitar's January 2010 issue).

As Gayla mentions, the Baritone 8-String was created in celebration of Taylor's 35th Anniversary as a company. The "chocolate-peanut butter" sensation features a Sitka spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck is made of a tropical American mahogany with an ebony fingerboard featuring pearl diamond inlays.

It comes loaded with the Taylor Expression System pickup and onboard bass control and it is equipped with specially made Elixir Baritone strings.

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Guitars

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist powerhouse, Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we get to hear from Joe about his current slew of guitars for his current tour.

Joe walks us through several Gibsons, including his JB model # 001 (which he calms is his favorite), a "Gary Moore" Les Paul, another JB Goldtop model (with traditional white hardware), a cardinal red Firebird and an old Flying V. In addition, he shows off some Ernie Ball models like his Petrucci baritone and Steve Morse loaded with DiMarzios. To top it off, he breaks out a double-neck ... just for good measure!

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Effects

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitar-slinger Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we catch up with Joe as he talks and plays us through the current line up of guitar effects on his pedalboard for the current tour.

He demos some of his favorite amp and effect setups including a Way Huge Pork Loin, a Fuzz Face (custom-made by George Tripps), a replica of an old Whirlwind phaser, a BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay, a TS-9 Tube Screamer, a Fulltone Tremolo and a rackmounted TC Electronic TC2290 delay.

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