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Videos

The Inventor of the Virtual Strobe Tuner

May 1, 2008
Video interview with Mike Skubic of Peterson Tuners
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Washburn Handmade Acoustic Guitars

May 1, 2008
Premier Guitar went On Location in Chicago to check out Washburn guitars (technically Mundelein). In this segment luthier John Stover shows us how he builds acoustic guitars by hand.
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Washburn Guitars - The Making of an Electric

May 1, 2008
Premier is On Locatiion for an insider's look at how electric guitars are made at the Washburn factory.
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Naperville Music

May 1, 2008
Premier Guitar popped into Naperville Music as we were On Location in the Chicago Area. We chatted with Mark Gardner about Naperville Music, a nice little shop with some groovy high-end stuff like Don Grosh, New Orleans and McNaught guitars.
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Guitar Tuning 102

May 1, 2008
Digging deep into tuning problems
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Peterson Strobe Tuners - Under the Hood

May 1, 2008
Video tour of the Peterson Tuners repair shop
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Peterson Tuners - Under the Hood

April 30, 2008
Here ya go, gearheads -- check out the guts of these Strobe Tuners. We checked out the innards of an old one and a new one while cruising through repair room during a factory tour of Peterson Tuners.
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Schroeder Guitar Repair and Custom Building

April 30, 2008
Refret master Tim Schroeder stays busy with all things guitar & amps. We checked out his Chicago shop during a recent Premier Guitar On Location shoot. Check out his Nels Cline custom amp that is currently in development.
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The Inventor of the Virtual Strobe Tuner

April 30, 2008
Premier Guitar interviews Mike Skubic, the man who invented the Virtual Strobe Tuner. Skubic is an engineer at Peterson Tuners.
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Zzyzx Snap Jack Cable

April 23, 2008
Here's a cable that has been a hit guitar shows in the last year -- the Snap Jack cable. The Snap Jack uses magnets for quick release quiet switches.
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Effects Loop Lecture - Egnater Amp Building Seminar

April 15, 2008
This video snippet is from day two of Bruce Egnater's Amp Building Seminar.
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Bright Switch Lecture - Egnater Amp Building Seminar

April 15, 2008
Okay DIY'ers, here's your Bright Switch 101 from Bruce Egnater. ? Bonus: how to use the circuit in reverse on your guitar.
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Video: Egnater Amplification - Behind the Scenes

April 15, 2008
Step inside the Amp Lounge for a chat with Bruce Egnater and business partner Frank Lamara
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Chapman Stick Videos

April 10, 2008
Need to see it to believe it? Here are some Chapman Stick videos for your enjoyment and wonder.
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Taylor Guitars Road Show: Solid Body Demo

April 9, 2008
Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger fires up a Solidbody through three different amps: a VOX AC30, an EVH 5150III, and a Fender Twin.
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Taylor Guitars Road Show: The Solid Body Story

April 8, 2008
Here's the backstory of how Taylor's Solid Body guitar came about. This video features Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger explaining how the guitar's unique pickup started it all. Check out the accompanying video of Brian playing a solidbody through 3 different amps. This video was shot April 1, 2008 at Sweetwater Music's corporate headquarters in Ft. Wayne, IN
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Taylor Guitars Road Show - Tonewoods & Tops

April 8, 2008
Here's a video from the April 1, 2008 Taylor Roadshow featuring Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger and Rick Fagan talking about how tonewoods and tops affect a guitar's sound. This video was shot at Sweetwater Music's corporate headquarters in Ft. Wayne, IN.
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Trivium's Corey Beaulieu Signature Dean Guitar

March 6, 2008
Trivium's Corey Bealieu and Dean Guitar Designer Josh Maloney talk about building Corey's new signature CBV1122 Dean guitar.
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Randall Amps - Kirk Hammett, Michael Amott

March 5, 2008
Here's the skinny on some new signature amps from Randall: the Kirk Hammett Signature Series and the Michael Amott Signature Ninja V2.
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Egnater Amp Building Seminar Demo

February 27, 2008
Premier Guitar sent a staffer to Egnater's Amp Building Seminar in Feb 2008, where students build Egnater's version of a JTM-45. A dude in the class, Pete Lacis, was kind enough to demo the amp he built.
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