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January 15

Gear

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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LA Amp Show '09 - TomasZewicz Amps TZZ-35H Demo

November 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the TomasZewicz Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the TomasZewicz's TZZ-35H head.

The TZZ-35H is a 35 watt, cathode bias head with a sustain feature and buffered effects loop. It comes loaded with 12DW7, 12AX7, 12AT7,12AX7 and 2-EL34s tubes. The front panel controls include Master Volume, Cut, Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Sustain, Drive and Pre Amp Gain.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Egnater Amps Tweaker Demo

November 10, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Egnater Amps booth. In this video segment, we get our official peek at Egnater's Tweaker head and cabinet.

The 15 watt Tweaker is said to sit in between the Rebel 20 and Renegade 30 with 6V6 power tubes. The controls include a Vintage/Modern switch, Master Volume, a USA/Brit switch, Treble, Middle, Bass, a Hot/Clean switch, Gain, a Bright/Normal switch and a Tight/Deep switch.

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Rig Rundown - Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher

November 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher about their current live rigs.

In this Rig Rundown, Brent talks about his vintage Fender silverface combo and Marshall JMP heads. Also, he talks about his love for Gibson Les Pauls and his newly acquired Electrical Guitar Company's lucite V.

Bill Kelliher talks to us about his vintage vintage Explorers and Silverbursts and trying to incorporate his First Act 9-string into the live set a little more. In addition, he talks about his two Marshall heads (JMC 800 reissue and Kerry King Signature), Marshall and Mills Acoustic Cabs and his love for the new Morpheus Droptune Polyphonic Pitch Drop and Octave pedal.

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Rig Rundown - Dethklok's Brendon Small

November 9, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Dethklok's (Metalocalypse) Brendon Small about his current live rig setup.

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