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Giving to Get: Donate Your Gear

October 13, 2010
Not worth Craigslist or eBay? Donate it!
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LA Amp Show '10 - Friedman Amps Dirty Shirley Demo

October 11, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Friedman Amplification room. In this video segment, we get to check out Friedman's Dirty Shirley and Naked heads. The Dirty Shirley sounds like Jimmy Page on the early Zeppelin records. Watch our video demo and decide just how accurate that statement is. (We have a mountain of editing to do... keep an eye out, that video is coming soon!)The Dirty Shirley is a 6L6-based head with a tube rectifier. Friedman describes the amp as being loosely based on a JTM45 platform, but the amp does have a Gain control and Master Volume, too. In comparison to a lot of Friedman's other popular amps (Naked, Brown Eye), the Dirty Shirley is a little more "classic" and has no switches and no effects loop—just great rockin' tone.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Satellite Amps Omega & Space Boy

October 11, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he checks out the newest products from Satellite Amps. In this video segment, we get to hear the loudest amplifier at the LA Amp Show was Satellite's updated Omega MK II. Designer Adam Grimm's goal was to create an amp that is loud and aggressive, even at the lowest of volume settings. This 50-watt beast is loaded with a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and a pair of EL34 power tubes. It has a solid state rectifier and a three-control front panel with Volume, Bass, and Treble.
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Love Your Local Luthier

October 8, 2010
Visiting a local luthier and sampling the flavors of fresh-off-the-workbench acoustics
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Fulltone PlimSoul Pedal Review

October 8, 2010
The PlimSoul offers both hard and soft clipping in one pedal, and the ability to blend both together
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GALLERY: L.A. Amp Show 2010

October 8, 2010
A sampling of the cool amps, guitars, and effects on display in L.A.
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LA Amp Show '10 - LSL Instruments & Red Jones Amps

October 7, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the room shared by LSL Instruments and Red Jones Amplifiers. In this segment, we get to check out LSL Instruments' Paisley T-Bone Pine, T-Bone Aged SA, and a S-style model. In addition, we get to hear these LSL Instrument guitars through Red Jones Liverpool model influenced by the Trainwreck model.
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Rig Rundown - Tim Reynolds of Dave Matthews Band

October 6, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, where he catches up with Dave Matthews Band's lead guitarist Tim Reynolds. In this segment, Reynolds shows us his Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier, Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinet, his pedalboard featuring a MXR Line Driver, Way Huge Swollen Pickle, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, and a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator pedal. His current lineup of guitars includes a Gibson Flying V, a Gibson Les Paul Standard, and two H-S-S Strats.
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Rig Rundown - Dave Matthews

October 6, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Dave Matthews' guitar tech Craig Baker who gives a tour of Matthews' current US touring rig.
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Egnater Tweaker Amp Review

October 4, 2010
A variety of tweakable tones in a small box with a small price tag
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