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Experience PRS 2009

Experience PRS 2009

November 18, 2009
The story of Experience PRS 2009
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Experience PRS - Dweezil Zappa Interview

November 18, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, for Experience PRS 2009 where he catches up with tonehound Dweezil Zappa. In this interview, Dweezil talks about exploring PRS' wood shop, finding the ideal woods for his one-off guitar and stumbling across an amazing feat of nature - a naturally combined flame and quilted maple piece of wood, which Dweezil uses for the body. In addition, he talks about using a PRS guitar for the very first time during Zappa Playing Zappa's performance at Experience PRS.

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Experience PRS: Electric Mary "Gasoline and Guns"

October 11, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we attend Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see a hard rock product from down under. The Australian rockers Electric Mary made the long trip and performed a full set, including "Gasoline and Guns" with their dual-PRS guitar attack.
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Experience PRS: David Grissom Demos New PRS Amps

October 9, 2009
SORRY VIEWERS, BUT THE HAND MIC (SM58) SHORTED OUT, BUT THE AMPS STILL SOUND KILLER. PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where he attends Experience PRS. In this video segment, he talks with PRS guitarist David Grissom and PRS Amp builder Doug Sewell about the new PRS Amp offerings - Sweet 16, 30 and Original Sewell. Cut in throughout the interview are clips of David testing the amps for the first time, dialing up some times and using several different pickup, amp and cabinet configurations. Watch and see how a pro test drives some amps for the first time as the builder/designer nervously sits off in the wings.
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Experience PRS: Electric Mary "Crashdown"

October 9, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we attend Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see a hard rock product from down under. The Australian rockers Electric Mary made the long trip and performed a full set, including "Crashdown" with their dual-PRS guitar attack.
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Experience PRS: Paul Reed Smith Interview

October 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where he sits down with Paul Reed Smith. In this video segment, we get to hear from Paul Reed Smith about discontinuing over 10 models of guitars, the new 25th Anniversary line of guitars, PRS Amps (Sweet 16, 30 and Anniversary) and the Narrow Field pickups. We even get to hear and see Paul demo the Narrow Field pickups through their newest amp head, the 50 watt Anniversary.
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Experience PRS: David Grissom Jam

October 7, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in and hang out at Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see guitarist David Grissom jam with the Grainger brothers holding down the rhythm section.
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Experience PRS: Private Stock Wood Tour

October 7, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where they hang out at the Experience PRS event. In this video segment, we get to tour PRS' Private Stock wood pile. While there are all the usual suspects when it comes to high-grade tonewoods (quilted maple, flame maple, variations of rosewood and cocobolo) but there is a special, one-off piece. It is a piece that was combined by nature which is half quilted maple and half flame maple. Mother nature seems to be looking out for tone-hounds, too.
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Experience PRS: How To Build An Acoustic

October 7, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get a tour of the PRS Acoustic Workshop by PRS President Jack Higginbotham and master luthier Steve Fischer. They walk us through the several meticulous steps that PRS goes through in order to provide high-quality, handmade unique acoustic guitars. As you can see, each finished acoustic guitar has its own voice and distinct tone. Check out the video and see why and how it all happens.
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Experience PRS: Buddy Guy "Drowning on Dry Land"

October 6, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in and hang out at Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see blues legend Buddy Guy cover O V Wright's "Drowning on Dry Land" with the Grainger brothers holding down the rhythm section.
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Experience PRS: Simon McBride "Down to the River"

October 6, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in and hang out at Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see Irish guitarist Simon McBride perform an original song, "Down to the River" with the Grainger brothers holding down the rhythm section.
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Experience PRS: Carlos Santana "Guajira"

October 3, 2009
PG is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we check out Carlos Santana performing his smash hit "Guajira" while using his 25th Anniversary Signature guitar.
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Experience PRS: Carlos Santana Interview

October 2, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get a chance to catch up and chat with legendary guitarist Carlos Santana. They talk about musical influences, the importance of "community" within music and Carlos' new PRS 25th Anniversay Signature guitar.

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Experience PRS:Tony McManus "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"

October 1, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we watch Tony McManus perform "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" in DADGAD tuning.

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Experience PRS: Buddy Guy & Santana "Maggot Brain"

October 1, 2009
PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see legends Buddy Guy and Carlos Santana performParliment-Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain." Both guitar masters are PRS guitars. Buddy Guy is using a Srat-style PRS guitar that has three single-coil pickups. Carlos Santana is using his to-be-released 25th Anniversay Signature guitar.

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Gallery: Experience PRS - New Models & Factory

Gallery: Experience PRS - New Models & Factory

October 1, 2009
Check out the new models on display at Experience PRS, see inside the factory, and see Dweezil Zappa pick wood for his next guitar. Also, a very impressive cake.
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PRS Neal Schon Headstock Rebuild

PRS Neal Schon Headstock Rebuild

September 18, 2009
A headstock break becomes more complicated with a Floyd Rose locking nut thrown in the mix
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Rig Rundown - 311's Tim Mahoney

May 27, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with 311's guitarist, Tim Mahoney and they talk all things gear. In this video segment, Tim walks us through his live rig including, his various PRS, Gibson and Ibanez guitar models. In addition, we get to check out his Diamond amps and cabinets and his "party board," which includes over 15 effects (Mutron II, Boomerang phrase sampler, Memory Man).
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PRS Starla Review

PRS Starla Review

December 17, 2008
The Starla is a winning departure for PRS.
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PRS Modern Eagle II Review

PRS Modern Eagle II Review

December 16, 2008
PRS''s Modern Eagle II, though pretty, is more than a pretty face when plugged in
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