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Videos

Remote Cab - Isolation Speaker Cabinet

March 29, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Remote Cab booth. In this segment, we get to check out their Isolation Cabinet (Remote Cab).

It is a standard isolation cabinet, but with some updated technology -- it has a remote control mic holder that moves the mic from the speaker cone to the outter ridge of the speaker without opening or messing around inside the cabinet. All movements of the microphone are controlled by a joystrick-box. The iso-cab can feature any microphone, microphone holder/clip or speaker combination a guitarist prefers. Its out-going connectors are either XLR or multicore.

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Jimmie Rodgers Museum Tour

March 23, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he visits the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. In this segment, we get to check out quite possibly the most important guitar in the world - Jimmie Rodgers' 1928 Martin 000-45 with the charming "THANKS" on its back. This guitar is where it all started -- and where much of today's music can be traced back to. Like Bob Dylan said, "it all started with Jimmie Rodgers." In addition to the '28 000-45, we get to check out a 1996 000-45JR replica # 1 of 100.
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Stax Records Museum - Cropper & Ike Turner Teles

March 23, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Stax Records Museum. In this segment, we get to see where and how some of the most legendary soul music was made. Within this video, we get to check out some iconic Stax studio gear like an Ike Turner Telecaster, a Steve Cropper Telecaster, a Steve Cropper ES-175 and Fender Princeton amp, James Alexander's bass used on "Soul Finger," Duck Dunn's P Bass and much more.
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Stax Records Museum - Albert King V, The Shaft Wah

March 23, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Stax Records Museum. In this segment, we get to see where and how some of the most legendary soul music was made. Within this video, we get to check out some iconic Stax studio gear like Booker T's Hammond B2 piano used to record "Green Onions," Pops Staples Gibson, Little Milton's Gibson ES-335, Albert King V, Issac Hayes' Cadillac and the Shaft Wah Wah pedal.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Gary Holt

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt. In this segment, Gary Holt talks about his upcoming Schecter signature guitar, his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.
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Rig Rundown - Exodus' Lee Altus

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Lee Altus. In this segment, Lee Altus talks about his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.

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Rig Rundown - Arch Enemy's Christopher & Michael Amott

March 23, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Arch Enemy's guitarists Christopher Amott and Michael Amott. In this segment, the Amott brothers talk about this current live setup - guitars, amplifiers and effects - and how they recorded The Root of All Evil.
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Gibson Custom Memphis-ES Series: Neck,PLEK machine

March 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to check out how the neck is set, the procedure behind preparing the fretboard, the execution of the PLEK machine, the way they paint and finish each guitar and how they install and setup the hardware and electronics.
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Gibson Custom Memphis-ES Series: Final Inspection

March 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to see the final inspection process. Here, we get to see how the technician checks fret height, action, hardware setup and makes sure the guitar plays, sounds and reacts as it should by playing the "Gibson" song.
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Gibson Custom Memphis-ES Series: Constructing Body

March 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to check out how the ES Series guitars are built. Here, we get to see how the wood is cut, pressed, sanded, bound and eventually put together.
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Sun Studio Tour

March 19, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the legendary Sun Studio. In this segment, we get a grand tour of one of the most famous studios in the world -- Sun Studio.

Some may say, this is the birthplace of rock 'n' roll with the recording of the "That's Alright." You get to see where Elvis and Scotty Moore stood during that pioneer recording. In addition, Sam Philips recorded Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. The Studio is a one-room place with a lot of the equipment and appointments the building had back in the '50s. Recently, U2 recorded some tracks in the quaint room.

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Is the Album Extinct?

Is the Album Extinct?

March 11, 2010
Is the popularity of music downloads making finding hidden gems in an album a thing of the past?
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The State of Bass, 2010

March 11, 2010
Where is bass today? Steve proposes we''re on the ascent to a golden age.
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Express Yourself

Express Yourself

March 11, 2010
Expanding your tonal options with expression pedals
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The Gear of the Grammys

The Gear of the Grammys

March 11, 2010
See how the Staples Center gets set up for the biggest night in music
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TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner Review

TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner Review

March 11, 2010
TC Electronic''s new PolyTune tunes all strings at once, accurately and easily.
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Video Review - TC Electronic PolyTune

March 10, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review for the TC Electronic PolyTune pedal--featured in the 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.

The PolyTune is the world's first polyphonic tuner. You simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. This new tuning technology changes the way players can tune by enabling the tuning feature to apply to all the strings at once. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. The tune works in two modes. First, Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. The other option is for the people that want a little more real-time information, stream-mode measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display. The PolyTune is also a true bypass pedal.

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Hughes & Kettner - How To Test an Amp

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner factory. In this video segment, we get to check out the countless tests, trials and evaluations each amp must go through before receiving the final approval. Here, Hughes & Kettner show us several ways they test the amp, the chassis, the sound quality, the tubs, general functions and the "tone" test.
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Hughes & Kettner - Inside the Factory

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner factory. In this segment, we get to check out how each amp is designed, constructed and eventually tested. In addition, we get to see how Hughes & Kettner tests their tubes before they are biased.

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Hughes & Kettner and HK Audio: Building Cabs

March 5, 2010
PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes & Kettner and HK Audio factories. In this segment, we get an up close and personal tour of the factories that builds both Hughes & Kettner cabs and HK Audio PAs and wedges. As shown through the video, both companies are diligent on quality, craftsmanship and making sure each product is ready to go with numerous trials and tests.
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