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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Circuit Board Assembly

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we check out how Mesa Boogie constructs their circuit boards. We see how the intricate process works, including the use of large machines, both automated and manned, and the "Terminator Machine," which applies molten solder to the circuit board to ensure the components secruity on both sides of the board.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Assembly & "Hammer Test"

May 14, 2009
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see the assembly process where the circuit board is checked and inserted into the chassis. In addition, we check out the implementation of transformers and tubes. The video concludes with the Mesa "hammer test" where technicians use the handle of a hammer to recreate drops and damage in the rock world.

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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Building Boogie Cabs

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we see how Mesa Boogie builds their cabs, including the CNC cutting process, sanding and gluing and why Mesa chooses non-void Russian baltic birch plywood for their cabs.
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Fishman SoloAmp Video Review

May 5, 2009
Gayla Drake Paul demos the Fishman SoloAmp. She plays the all-in-one amp/PA with a Takamine Glenn Frey model at 1st Street Live in Cedar Rapids, IA. She demonstrates the versatility of the amp's tweeder control and the four different reverb settings. The streamlined SoloAmp has a lot to offer for solo, gigging musicians.

Click here to read Matt Wahl's review of the SoloAmp.

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Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Video Review

May 5, 2009
Gayla Drake Paul reviews the Godin 5th Avenue Archtop for Premier Guitar magazine. Click here, for the review in the April '09 issue.

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Blue Snowflake, Snowball and Icicle USB Microphone Review

May 4, 2009
Three small, convenient and inexpensive mics for simple home recording
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Orange Upgrade, part 1

April 30, 2009
Tim Schroeder digs into a stock Orange AD200. He details stripping the amp to its chassis and turning it into a point-to-point handwired amp with high-quality components.
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Carol-Ann JB-100 Joe Bonamassa Signature Head & Orange 40th Anniversary Custom Shop Head

April 27, 2009
This month''s gear search gallery highlights two extremely limited amps.
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1962 Wurlitzer Gemini

April 27, 2009
Many people are unaware that Wurlitzer made guitars—including futuristic, cartoon guitars that look like they’d be in Elroy Jetson’s personal collection. According to the Blue Book of Electric Guitars
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Carlino Korina Impulse and Identity

April 27, 2009
Infatuated with the famous Modernistic Korina solidbodies of the late 1950s, Eddie Carlino wanted to add a modern flair to classic specs, and bring it back 50 years later.
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