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Turning Your Amp On

June 16, 2010
Is it okay to just turn an amp on after years of letting it sit?
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Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
The Acoustasonic Tele produces solid electric, acoustic, and mixed tones for the gigging musician.
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Vintage Bass Electronics: Simple Logic for Common Issues

June 16, 2010
Is your vintage bass crackling, popping, or just plain weak? Here are some common fixes to try.
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Orange SP410 Isobaric Bass Cab Review

June 16, 2010
A 4x10 with the portability of a 2x10
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50 Feet High and Rising: Nashville's Devastating Flood

June 16, 2010
A narrative account of coming face to face with the destroyed guitars in Nashville''s Soundcheck
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Builder Profile: Tom Anderson Guitarworks

June 16, 2010
Tom Anderson shares how he became a custom-guitar pioneer and details the company’s new Short T guitar.
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David Munn Small Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
An expertly crafted, comfortable, great-sounding small-bodied acoustic from Iowa
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Video Review - Matchless Amplifiers Avalon 35

June 16, 2010
PG's Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond walks us through his latest review of the Matchless Amplifiers Avalon 35, which is featured in the July 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.

The Avalon 35 is an EL-34 powered combo that incorporates top-shelf components in a design with partial PC-board construction. In addition, it's loaded with 5-12AX7s, a 5AR4 tube recitifier, and a robust transformer. The cabinet is loaded with a 12" 30 watt Celestion G12H speaker. The front panel controls on the Avalon 35 include Volume, Bass, Treble, Cut, Master Push/Pull, and Reverb.
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Video Review - ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic

June 15, 2010
PG's Acoustic Editor Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic, which is featured in the July 2010 issue.

The Lunchbox Acoustic is ZT's first two-channel amp that features a top quality, dedicated microphone channel and separate instrument channel each sport the individual controls. It's loaded supported by 200W of clean amplifier power, anti-feedback circuitry, a pro-grade reverb and a highly flexible signal I/O.

The amp's controls are Gain, Bass Treble, and Reverb for each channel, a Master Volume, and a three-position anti-feedback control. It houses a 6.5" speaker and weighs about 12 pounds.
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NY Amp Show '10 - Sommatone Overdrive 75 Demo

June 15, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location for the 2010 New York Amp Show where he visits the Sommatone room. In this segment, we get to hear their latest head in action--the Overdrive 75. The Overdrive 75 is handmade and features true point-to-point wiring. It has custom Mercury Magnetics transformers, four 6L6s that are cathode biased, and three 12AX7 preamp tubes (five with Reverb). The controls include blendable Bright and Normal Volume controls, Master Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, and Presence.
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