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LA Amp Show '09 - Channing Amps CL30 & CL45 Demos

October 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Channing Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from both Channing's offerings, the CL30 and CL45 heads.

The CL30 is a hand-built 30 watt head with 4-EL84 power tubes. The two preamp channels (EF86 channel available as an option), tube rectifier, Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an optional international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).

The CL45 is 45 watt head (used by Jeff Beck) with 2-EL34, 2-6L6 power tubes. It also features two preamp channels (normal, bright), tube rectifier (solid state optional), Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).

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LA Amp Show '09 - Satellite Amps Nveus Demo

October 13, 2009
PG's Oscar Jordan is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he checks out the Satellite Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Satellite's newest amp, the Nveus.

The Nveus is a 7 watt head (also available as a combo) that can run any octo-based tubes. The demo model in this video came loaded with 3 tubes (a preamp, a 6V6 power tube and 5Y3 rectifier tube). Adam said he's also made Nveus models with EL34s and solid state rectifiers for more gain. Also, the Satellite cabinet used in the demo is a 2x10 loaded with Celestion 10" Greenbacks.

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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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Rig Rundown - Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell

September 29, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom where he catches up with Alice in Chains' guitarist Jerry Cantrell. Jerry walks us through his current live rig for the ongoing Black Gives Way to Blue tour where he's using Bogner and Dave Friedman Marsha heads, G&L Rampages, Gibson Les Pauls and of course some effects including his original Dunlop Crybaby wah used on the epic "Man in the Box."
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Avid Digidesign Eleven Rack Demo

September 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Irwindale, CA, where he visits Avid Digidesign HQ. In this video, we get our first look at Digidesign's Eleven Rack.

The Eleven Rack is a guitar recording system designed to solve the challenges guitarists face in the studio. Eleven Rack uses a unique tone cloning design and custom-designed True-Z input to re-create the experience of playing through a mic'd amp. By combining studio-standard Pro Tools software with a DSP-accelerated high-resolution interface, Eleven Rack puts professional recording into the hands of every guitar player. Whether you're tracking in the studio or playing on stage, this rackmountable multi-effects processor delivers realistic guitar amp and effects tones that will inspire your best performances.

Additionally, Eleven Rack takes re-amping in a new direction by recording both dry and processed guitar signals simultaneously, allowing you to re-amplify later without patching a single cable. Digidesign even found a way to embed the Eleven Rack amp and effects settings into the audio tracks you record, enabling you to automatically recall those settings from your audio files on any Pro Tools system with the Eleven Rack.

Eleven Rack also rocks onstage as a standalone amp tone and effects signal processor. The guitar effects processor comes with a classic collection of guitar effects, from must-have stompboxes to world-class rackmount studio processors. Eleven Rack has I/O flexibility that you may need to integrate it into your existing rig, and easily incorporate the tones you've recorded with into your live setup?closing the gap between studio and stage. Eleven Rack rackmount processor also offers incredibly powerful control options using affordable MIDI controllers and expression pedals, giving you full foot control over everything from vintage wah effects to tempo-driven delays and more.

The tones and effects found with the Eleven Rack are inspired by classics like Marshall, Fender, Vox, Soldano, Mesa Boogie, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez, ProCo, Univox and more.

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B.C. Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle Electric Guitar Review

B.C. Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle Electric Guitar Review

September 18, 2009
The 40th Anniversary Eagle, limited to 40 guitars, is at the high-end of the company''s offerings.
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The Essence of Simplicity

The Essence of Simplicity

September 18, 2009
Ask yourself the question: How can I be me with less?
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Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

September 18, 2009
The SanGreal offers serious power and tone for acoustic instruments
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