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Marshall JVM 210C Combo Review

January 15, 2009
Marshall lives up to its reputation with a sturdy, reliable stage amp
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Charvel San Dimas Mahogany Oil Finish Review

January 15, 2009
An eighties dead-simple throwback that can really rock.
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Peavey Custom Shop Tour 2

December 24, 2008
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he gets a tour of Peavey's new Custom Shop facilities with CEO/Founder Hartley Peavey. In this video, Hartley takes us around the guitar area of the Custom Shop and shows off one of Peavey's first guitars, prototypes of EVH's guitar and Hartley gets a little deeper into his building philosophy.
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Peavey Custom Shop Tour 3

December 24, 2008
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he gets a tour of Peavey's new Custom Shop facilities with CEO/Founder Hartley Peavey. In this video, we get to see what's under the hood of some of Peavey's Custom Shop amplifiers. In addition, we get to some some of the wiring procedures, capacitor setups and that even the speaker cabinets can be customized by the customer themselves.?
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Peavey Custom Cropper and Donahue Guitars

December 24, 2008
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he gets a tour of Peavey's new Custom Shop facilities with CEO/Founder Hartley Peavey. In this video, Hartley walks us through the conception and development of Steve Cropper's and Jerry Donahue's new Custom Shop Tele-style guitars.
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Peavey Custom Shop Amp Prototype Demo

December 24, 2008
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he gets a tour of Peavey's new Custom Shop facilities with CEO/Founder Hartley Peavey. In this video, we get to see one of Peavey's first Custom Shop prototype amps. In addition, one of the new Tele-style Custom Shop guitars gets played through the Dumble-esque amplifiers.
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Peavey Custom Shop Tour 1

December 24, 2008
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he gets a tour of Peavey's new Custom Shop facilities with CEO/Founder Hartley Peavey. In this video, we go on the Custom Shop floor and see some guitars that are being developed, including a Native American themed arrow and bullseye guitar with extensive inlay work. We also get to see where the Peavey guitars are laid out and cut.
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Carl Martin Announces New Pedals

December 22, 2008
Carl Martin introduces the Vintage DC Drive, Vintage Series Flanger and Rock Bug
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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show - Part 3

December 19, 2008

In the third segment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the show hits up Bananas at Large in California. Highlights include:

  • A very rough '69 Jazz Bass with so many modifications - including removal of the binding, and the owner's name and SSN etched into the hardware - the appraisers get a little upset. Still, the bass' value will surprise you.
  • The single prototype of Fender's Gold Custom Shop Strat. There was a limited run of 100, which was commissioned for NAMM's 100th anniversary in 2001.
  • Near-perfect 1961 SG-style Les Paul Jr.

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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show - Part 4

December 19, 2008

In the fourth installment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the guys hit up Bananas at Large in San Rafael, California.

Highlights include:

  • A super-clean Valley Arts Custom Shop Robert Johnson commemorative acoustic guitar from 1995, complete with Robert Johnson accessories and documentation
  • A pre-war Gibson acoustic that, despite being heavily modified and bearing the scars of its age, is still appraised in the low thousands
  • A 1968 Framus 5/103 Romanze teardrop acoustic
  • The first look at the original production prototype of the Peavey T60 from 1977.

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