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NAMM 2010

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Summer NAMM '10 - T-Rex Mudhoney II & Octavius

August 24, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedals--the Mudhoney II and the Octavius.

The Mudhoney II is a dirty and sweet classic dual distortion pedal. With two channels of vintage gain, you can easily switch between a clean sound from your amp, a nice edgy overdrive from the one Mudhoney channel and a thick warm distortion from the other channel -- delivering deliciously dirty T-Rex tone all the way. Mudhoney II features the same convenient boost function you'll recognize from the original Mudhoney (now one switch for each channel) and even adds a tone control for each channel -- so you can shape the timbre of your drive to create your own signature sound.

The T-Rex Octavius is their take on this unusual and powerful effect. A tri-tone generator with a perfect set of controls and a Boost function. Octavius lets you get that classic octave-down effect you'll recognize from Hendrix' "Machine Gun" and other recordings. But it also lets you add in a high octave so you can hit your audiences with a sonic wall of three-octave lead lines. You can mix the octaves however you want to create your own signature sound. And the pedal features a controllable boost button to help you lift your solos up above the mix.
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Summer NAMM '10-Holloway Harp Guitars Model 5 Demo

August 24, 2010
PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Holloway Harp Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their Model 5 in action--demoed by Andy Wahlberg.

The Model 5 features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fingerboard and bridge.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Washburn WD10 & WD40 Acoustics

August 20, 2010
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of the new acoustic models that Washburn unveiled at this summer's show.

The WD10 Series model features a solid spruce top, quarter sawn scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides with a satin-finished mahogany neck that is paired with a rosewood fingerboard.

The WD40 Series model features a solid Alaskan Sitka spruce top with quarter sawn scalloped bracing, flame maple back and sides, a satin-finished maple neck with two-way trussrod and is matched with a rosewood fingerboard.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Asterope Instrument Cables

August 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Asterope booth. In this segment, we get to learn about the Asterope and see several of the new company's products, including 6', 10', 15', and 20' instrument cables, several types of RCA interconnect cables.
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Summer NAMM - Heritage Guitars Alex Skolnick H150

August 18, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she stops by the Heritage Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to hear about Heritage Guitar's new Alex Skolnick signature model, the 25th Anniversary H535, the 25th Anniversary H150, and the 25th Anniversary H140.
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Summer NAMM - 3rd Power Amps American Dream Demo

August 17, 2010
PG's On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where we get to check out 3rd Power Amps American Dream 1x12 combo. It includes a Brownface channel, Blackface channel, switchable tube output power (22w/10w), Bright switch on each channel, and global Presence control. The amp also features 3rd Power's proprietary Switchback triangular speaker enclosure to deliver room-filling sound while isolating the chassis and sensitive tubes from vibrations originating with the speaker. It comes loaded with a Celestion Alnico Gold speaker, 2-winged C 6L6GC tubes, and 1-12AT7, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Guitar Mill Serpentine Demo

August 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Guitar Mill booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest guitar, the Serpentine.

The Serpentine has a paulowina body with a nitrocellulose gun metal Gray finish. It features a one piece quartersawn maple neck with a "soft chunky V-profile and a 9.5" radius. It comes laded with a single TV Jones Power'Tron pickup.
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Summer NAMM '10: Collings Guitars & Lollar Guitars

August 15, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Collings Guitars booth. In addition to hanging at the Collings Guitars booth, Jason Lollar stops by and talks about some of his new pickups, including the Johnny Smith-style humbucker found on the Collings Guitars new City Limits Jazz model.
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Summer NAMM-J Backlund Design JBD800, JBD400 Demos

August 12, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the J Backlund Design booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear some of the new company's guitars, including the JBD-800, JBD-400, and the JBD-200. J Backlund Design is company that was formed by a partnership with artist and designer John Backlund and luthier Bruce Bennett--who has the large task of taking Backlund's Jetsonian ideas and make them become real guitars.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Hand Guitars Strategy & Telepath

August 11, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Hand Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new company's line of guitars including the Strategy, Telepath, Jago, and Tonero.

While Jon Anderson handles the designs and forming of the polymer clay used to create his artwork, JP Thomas is the man who builds the instruments (aka Anderson's canvas).
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Summer NAMM '10 - Extreme Isolation Headphones

August 11, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits Extreme Isolation. In this segment, we get to see and hear about Extreme Isolation's noise-canceling and isolating headphones used by musicians for practice (in conjunction with the JamHub portable studio), live, or even just enjoying music from their personal collection.

The EX-29 is the perfect headphone for serious musicians and studio engineers. The ultra-fidelity high input speakers integrated with 29dB of passive isolation are incredibly awesome and will not bleed sound into live microphones! The EX-29 is suggested for critical mixing.

The EX-25 is an excellent choice for project studios, personal audio and travel. Using passive isolation technology, this headphone is enjoyable to use by eliminating the expense and hassles of replacement batteries.

The HP-25 offers outstanding hearing protection at a very affordable price and can be used for practicing, shooters and anyone wanting to eliminate unwanted noise from their immediate surroundings. No batteries are required. Compact and light weight, the HP-25 offers uses and benefits even for kids.

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Summer NAMM '10: Martin 00-15, 0-18T Nick Reynolds

August 10, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of their newest guitars--the 00-15 & the 0-18T Nick Reynolds Tenor Guitar.

Martin's 0-18T is a cool, new tenor model with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and a traditional 18-style rosette. Compared to the other full-bodied Martin models, it's much smaller, but the 0-18T packs a meaty punch.

The 00-15 features a 00-14 fret body style that can be made with either solid sapele or solid mahogany (top, back, and sides). The bridge is either made of Solid Morado or Solid East Indian Rosewood, while the neck can be created from several choice hardwoods that would be matched with a solid morado or solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Peterson Tuners Classic Stomp

August 10, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Peterson Tuners booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest tuning invention--the Stomp Classic Tuner.

The Peterson Stomp Classic combines the timeless 'mojo' of the legendary Conn ST-11 Strobotuner with the most desired features in a pedal tuner to date. Exclusive Stomp Classic features include Peterson's pioneering true bypass circuitry, a host of new Sweetened Tunings that include support for 7-string guitars, electric violin and mandolin-family instruments, along with our renowned built-in, fully adjustable, active DI.

The Stomp Classic's unparalleled note detection and a high definition real-time strobe display resolution of 0.1 cent combined with a host of presets allowing for each instrument's individual idiosyncrasies (including string deflection, interval spacing, and harmonic nature and range).
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Summer NAMM-Sonic Edge J&J Overdrive, Tumbleweed

August 8, 2010
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Sonic Edge Inc. booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from two of their newest pedals -- the J&J Overdrive and the Tumbleweed Booster/Compressor.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Kala Ukes Solid Body U-Bass

August 4, 2010
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Kala Ukulele booth. In this segment, we check out three of their newest instruments--the Solid Body U-Bass, Hawaiian Koa Soprano, and the Solid Acacia Concert.

The Hawaiian Koa Soprano is made with Hand-Selected Hawaiian Koa harvested on the Big Island of Hawaii. Fitted with Maple binding on the top and back, these instruments beg to be played. High quality chrome die-cast tuners will keep your instrument in tune. As with most of our ukulele, active EQ options are available.

The Solid Acacia (Mimosa or Shower Tree) Concert are made from tropical trees that are cousins of the Hawaiian Koa tree. They have gorgeous striped patterns of light and dark brown and have a deep colorful tone that match their visual beauty. These solid wood ukes come sized in Soprano, Concert and custom Tenor with a slotted-headstock. They are trimmed with rosewood edge binding and classic herringbone purfling. Custom position markers accent the fretboard. The Soprano has classic friction style tuners. The Concert comes with chrome die-cast tuners with black buttons and the Tenor has vintage geared chrome tuners. The ukes come with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge and an ebony nut and saddle.
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