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Dunlop Kirk Hammett Wah & MXR Fullbore Metal Demos

May 5, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Dunlop/MXR booth. In this video segment, we hear two product demos; the Dunlop Kirk Hammett Signature Wah (KH-95) and the MXR Fullbore Metal pedal. Kirk Hammett's signature wah features the renowned tone that Kirk dials in on tour using his DCR1SR Crybaby Rack Wah system with appointments including, Kirks EQ, volume and tone settings, a thick top end and full dynamic range and the starting street price is $159.

The MXR Fullbore Metal pedal was designed by Way Huge creator Jeorge Tripps. This super high gain distortion pedal features a three-band and EQ with sweepable mid frequencies, internal gate threshold control lets you set the noise gate's sensitivity and includes an all-analog circuit path.

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Framus AK 1974 Custom Shop Hollowbody

May 5, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Framus/Warwick booth. In this video segment, we check out one of Framus' Custom Shop models; the AK 1974 Hollowbody. The AK 1974 has a neck through body and features 22 jumbo frets, a flame koa top and neck with Schaller locking machine heads.
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Marshall Amps 1960DM-Dave Mustaine Signature Cabs

May 4, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first look at their first ever signature line of cabs; 1960 DM - Dave Mustaine Signature Series Cabs. These 280 watt cabs feature vintage, 70 watt Celestion G12-V30 speakers, come in 4x12 configuration and can be packaged in either a base or slanted package.
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Lehle D.Loop & Dual SGoS

May 4, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Lehle booth and talks with the man himself, Burkhard Lehle. In this video segment, Burkhard walks us through two of his latest products; the D.Loop and the Dual SGoS. The D.Loop is a fully programmable effects looper/switcher with two separate true bypass loops and includes includes a switchable high end buffer amp with adjustable gain up to +12 dB. The Dual SGoS routes routes the signal via gold-plated relays to outputs A, B or T . Outputs A and B can feed two different amps simultaneously since the signal paths are electrically isolated by the Lehle LTHZ high-end transformercompletely eliminating humming loops and both inputs can be routed in stereo.
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Leo Sounds Pickups - Humbuckers, Tele-style & more

April 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Leo Sounds booth. In this video, we talk with Michael Pantleon as he walks us through several different Leo Sound pickups, including a tele-style, strat-style, humbuckers, P90/94 and his very first prototype.
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BassLabs Guitars & Basses

April 29, 2009
PG's Dirk Wacker is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the BassLab booth. In this video segment, BassLab's Heiko gives a tour of several guitar and bass models, including the Theta (a hollow tele-style guitar weighing just over 4 lbs), the Jinmoid and the STD bass model.
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Elmwood Amps 19" Modena Rackmount & more

April 29, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he stops by the Elmwood Amps booth. In this video, we get to check out several of Elmwood's latest products including, the Modena 19" Rackmount (which features similar appointments as the M60 or M90, but also includes external biasing, complete MIDI interface and tube buffered FX loop), Bonneville 50 (a 1x12, 50 watt combo with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker) and Stinger 30 (30 watt, cathode biased amp with EL84 tubes and two channels).
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Ritter Basses - Roya 5-String, Classic & more

April 28, 2009
PG's Dirk Wacker is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Ritter Basses booth. In this video, we get to hear from Jens Ritter as he walks us through several of their unique handmade basses including, a 5-string Roya, a Classic, a model with plaster finishing reminiscent of what was used on old Italian homes and a bass composed of a type of oak over 800 years old.
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Marshall Amplification - Haze Series

April 27, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this video segment, we get to check out the recently announced Haze Series, which features a 15 watt head (MHZ15) and a 40 watt combo (MHZ40C). The 15 watt head comes with 3-ECC83 preamp and 2-6V6 power amp valves, a traditional Marshall EQ section (Bass, Middle, Treble), two channels (Clean and Overdrive) and a channel-spanning Bright function. The accompanying Marshall cabs feature specially-designed Celestion Marquee (G12T-66) speakers. While many of the same features are included in the 40 watt combo, it does feature EL34 valves, a Presence control, extra effects (Echo, Vibe and Chorus), a Line Out for loudspeaker emulation and a feature that saves all effect settings for each channel and are recalled when switched back and forth. The Haze Series amp offerings should be in stores soon.
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Vintage Guitars Road Show, Part 6

April 24, 2009
The sixth installment of our Vintage Guitars Road, we head to Guitar Showcase in San Jose, California. Some of the highlights include:
  • Peavey T-60 Prototype from 1977
  • '59 Gretsch Anniversary with Filtertrons, perfect binding and original case
  • Airline Folkstar covered in autographs
  • Valley Arts Guitar Standard Pro
Make sure to watch the first five installments for more vintage goodness.
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Minor Pentatonic: Connecting Boxes

April 21, 2009
Connecting minor pentatonic shapes for killer solos
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Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Combo Acoustic Amp Review

April 21, 2009
The Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Combo acoustic amp is a small, ultra-portable amp that''s packed with features
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Aleksander Niemand (Louder & More Amps) Interview

April 20, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, at Musikmesse '09 where he chats with the co-designer of the Louder & More amp and the main man behind Tubewonder. In this segment, we hear about Alex's "Frankenstein" partnership with Bj?rn Juhl, the "Mad Professor," the balance between tube valves and solid state within the amp, achieving the Louder & More tone, and the prospect of more joint ventures from the dynamic duo. Click to read our review of the amp.
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Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Amp Video Review

April 20, 2009
PG's Pat Smith demos the Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 300 Amp, which he reviews in the May issue of Premier Guitar. In this video review, he walks us through all the Compak 300's components including, an output of 175W / 300W, an active 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range, various digital effects and it comes with a neodymium 10" speaker and a soft dome tweeter with a tweeter level control provided. Click to read the written review.
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Hagen Sound - UBM Cab Rotator

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Hagen Sound booth to check out Eike's UBM Cab Rotator. In this video, we see his device that spins cabs in a manner of silent rotation to produce natural, chorusing and flanging tones.
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Martin Guitars - 1 Series DC-1E Demo

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this video, we get to see and hear the new 1 Series, a take off the popular X and Road Series guitars. However, the just announced 1 Series guitars, are the first guitars for Martin at this price point that feature REAL solid sapele sides and back and a solid sitka spruce top. The necks are composed of rust stratabond, which stabilizes and holds the neck in place for years to come. In addition, they come with a style-28 rosette, modified hybrid ''X'' scalloped bracing and solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

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Spector Basses - NS-4H2-EX Bass & ARC6 Guitar

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Spector Basses and Guitars booth. In this video, we get to check out two of their latest creations. First, we check out the NS-4H2-EX bass which features graphite reinforced 3pc bolt-on Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro fingerboard, mother of pearl Spector inlays, Aguilar OBP-3 3 band active tone controls, special EMG MM4 pickups, a custom aluminum Hipshot bridge with brass saddles and Hipshot UltraLite tuners. Second, we check out the ARC6 guitar which comes with an original Spector ARC6 curved body style, acoustically chambered body, 22 Fret Neck-25" Scale-16" Radius, a special set-neck design for increased sustain and can be equipped with either Harmonic Design Z-90 or Harmonic Design humbucker Pickups.
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Blackstar Amps - Series One 200 Watt Head Demo

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, visiting the Blackstar Amplification booth and checking out their newest line of amps: the Series One. In this video, we get to see and hear the 200-watt head, which features 4 ECC83, 1 ECC82, and 4 KT88 valves, a built-in DPR power reduction, and 4 footswitchable channels for a total of 6 modes and 2 ISF-equipped tone control sections.
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Amfisound Guitars Semi-Hollow V & Kaira Series

April 15, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Amfisound Guitars booth. In this video, we get to check out these metal-influenced guitars from Finland, which have a twist. They have all the appointments metalheads need and love, but feature piezo pickups, f-holes and some versions have semi-hollow bodies.
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Forge AXB Bass Preamp Head & AXB 4108 Cab Demo

April 14, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Forge Active Bass Amps booth. In this video, we get to hear and see their Forge AXB Bass Preamp Head which runs through their AXB 4108 Cab. The preamp head features 4-12AX7 and 3-12AU7 tubes, selectable clean tube for crisp tones or classic tube for aggressive tube sound and an active 5-band EQ. The cabinet runs on 2100 watts and features Neodymium speakers, one 18" sub, four 10" bass, and three 5" high-frequency.
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