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LA Amp Show '09 - Outlaw Guitars Custom Mule Demo

October 18, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, attending the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Outlaw Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from some of Outlaw Guitars' newest offerings.

We saw and hear from their Custom Mule which features a maple fretboard, Bigsby B5 trem and Lindy Fralin split humbuckers.

They also show off some short-scale Shotgun basses with Lindy Fralin pickups, tone-styler power source, black ash body with a lined finish. The other bass model has the same appointments but a Honduran mahogany body and maple neck.

One of their beautiful guitars is the Supercaster that is all leather trimmed, Fralin pickups, Wilkinson bridge and comes with the old school large headstock.

Next up, the Silver Stallion has a translucent finish over a spalted maple with a Honduran mahogany body.

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LA Amp Show-Brown Note D'Lite 22 w/ Pete Anderson

October 17, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Brown Note Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to hear the D'Lite 22 in action through the hands of country guitar legend Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam).

The D'Lite 22 is a fixed bias amp with 6V6 power tubes, 1-12AX7 preamp, and 1-12AX7 driver producing approximately 22 watts. Also, its controls on the front panel; Volume, Bright Switch, OD Switch, PAB Switch, Treble, Midrange, Bass, OD Drive, OD Level, Master Volume, Presence.

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LA Amp Show '09-Jaguar Amplification Jaguar 7 Demo

October 16, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Jaguar Amplification area. In this segment, the Jaguar 7 is demoed.

The Jaguar 7 is a class A, single-ended amp with 1-12AX7 (preamp), 1-EL84 (power), 1-GZ34(rectifier) tubes. Its a single-channel amp with low and high inputs. It has a simple layout with only two knobs - Volume & Tone.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Fender '57 Champ Demo

October 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fender area. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Fender's little '57 Champ.

The '57 Champ is a small but mighty tone machine crafted within the their '57 Tweed series. It is an all-tube 5 watt comb with a 8" Weber Alnico speaker. It features a 6V6GT power tube, 12AX7 preamp tube and 5Y3GT rectifier tube. It is covered in the traditional lacquered tweed and is hand-wired with two inputs. This little tone monster has been used by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Keith Richards and countless others during recording sessions.

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EMG X-Series 81X, 85X and SAX Pickup Review

October 14, 2009
We see what kind of an upgrade the X-Series offers to EMG''s classic lineup
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LA Amp Show-Dave Friedman Marsha Amps 50 Watt Demo

October 13, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he catches up with Dave Friedman and his Marsha Amps. In this video segment, we get to A-B between two different Marsha Amps with specific mods; one is called the Brown Eye mod and the other is the Hairy Brown Eye mod.

In addition, the Brown Eye mod equipped 50 watt head was recently used by Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains during their last tour and the settings from Jerry's preferences are still there.

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LA Amp Show: Nolatone CL-15, CL-30, 22 Tango Demos

October 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Nolatone Ampworks booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Nolatone's CL-15, 22 Tango and CL-30 combo amps (all available in heads).

The CL-15 is a 22 watt amp with 2-6V6 tubes, GZ34 rectifier tube and 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The combo comes loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30.

The CL-15 and CL-30 are the same amp except the CL-30 uses a Celestion Alnico Gold, while the CL-15 uses a Celestion Alnico Blue. They come with the option of switching input tubes between EF86 or 12AX7. They come with 2-EL84 power tubes (CL-30 has four) and EZ81(CL-15), GZ34(CL-30) rectifier tubes. Both designs are based on '60s Voxs, but with more girth and possible crunch appeal with a Mercury Magnetics transformer.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Satellite Amps Nveus Demo

October 13, 2009
PG's Oscar Jordan is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he checks out the Satellite Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Satellite's newest amp, the Nveus.

The Nveus is a 7 watt head (also available as a combo) that can run any octo-based tubes. The demo model in this video came loaded with 3 tubes (a preamp, a 6V6 power tube and 5Y3 rectifier tube). Adam said he's also made Nveus models with EL34s and solid state rectifiers for more gain. Also, the Satellite cabinet used in the demo is a 2x10 loaded with Celestion 10" Greenbacks.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Channing Amps CL30 & CL45 Demos

October 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Channing Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from both Channing's offerings, the CL30 and CL45 heads.

The CL30 is a hand-built 30 watt head with 4-EL84 power tubes. The two preamp channels (EF86 channel available as an option), tube rectifier, Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an optional international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).

The CL45 is 45 watt head (used by Jeff Beck) with 2-EL34, 2-6L6 power tubes. It also features two preamp channels (normal, bright), tube rectifier (solid state optional), Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).

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LA Amp Show '09 - Kelemen Amps Raven Demo

October 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he stops by and checks out what's new with Kelemen Amps. In this video segment, we get to see Kelemen's Raven and Road Runner heads, but more importantly we get to hear a demo of the Raven.

The Raven is an all tube amplifier designed for guitarists that want switchable clean and saturated tones from a single amplifier. Any guitarist can command an array of musical textures with this hand-built instrument. The power section is cathode biased and can allow a guitarist to have a variety of different power tubes. High quality matched power tubes such as; 6V6's, 6L6's, EL34's, KT66'setc can be plugged in without re-biasing.

The amplifier has two completely separate channels that are foot switchable. The switching relay is placed outside of the signal path & does not affect the tone.

Channel 1 is on the cleaner side, but can create some rich, overdriven tones, too. However, if you want more crunch, channel 2 delivers the thick and creamy distortion.

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