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May 2014

Articles by Joe Coffey

Gallery: Montreal Guitar Show 2009, part 1

July 10, 2009
In our first Montreal gallery, we check out the electric side of the show, which was new this year, with a few acoustics thrown in for good measure.
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Rig Rundown - Cycle of Pain's JD & Joe Taylor

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Cycle of Pain's Joe Taylor and John "JD" DeServio--who also plays bass for Black Label Society.
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Rig Rundown - Dope's Virus

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Dope guitarist, Virus. In this video, they chat all things gear and run down Virus' rig. Virus plays DBZ Guitars-Bird of Prey and Cavallo models-through a Diamond Nitrox head that sits in a Phantom chasis... rockstars and their ways! For effects, Virus keeps it simple by only using a Digitech delay, phaser (that he only accidentally turns on) and whammy pedal.
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Rig Rundown - Sevendust's Clint Lowery

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Texas where he chats gear with Sevendust guitarist, Clint Lowery. In this video segment, they run down Clint's signal chain. For guitars, Clint uses various PRS models, but his go-to guitar is a standard PRS model he calls Bruce Lee. For amps, Clint uses Diamond Phantom heads (live) and has used a Mesa Boogie Mark IV for all his recordings. And to make things sound special he runs various pedals, including a Digitech whammy, MXR Phase 90, a volume pedal, TC Electronic delay, chorus pedal and envelope filter.

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South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

May 20, 2009
A taste of some of the musical acts at SXSW ''09 Austin, Texas: March 19-22
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Review: Guitar Hero Controller Roundup

April 1, 2009
We see how five Guitar Hero/Rock Band controllers stack up
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Arc Angels Reunite - New Album, DVD, Tour

March 22, 2009
Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton Together Again
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SXSW: Ten Miles Davis Tips for Guitarists

March 21, 2009
What We Can Learn from Miles as Kind of Blue Turns 50
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SXSW: Metallica and the Loudness Wars

March 19, 2009
Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig Diagnoses the Problem
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Close-Up: Furman P-1800 PF R Power Conditioner / Surge Suppressor

March 17, 2009
The Furman Power Conditioner controls buzz and hum
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