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Media Preview August '09

Media Preview August '09

July 22, 2009
From metal to Woodstock, upcoming videos for '09.
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Simple Amps Big Iron 34AV & 6AV Demos-Summer NAMM

July 22, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Simple Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to hear from Simple Amps' Big Iron 34AV & 6LAV amps. The Big Iron 6VAV amp comes with 6V6 and the 34AV comes with EL34s, either 12AX7 or 12AU7 preamp tubes and runs hot at about 30 watts. The Big Iron 6VAV is built upon the same platform as its sister amp, the Big Iron 6VA, and the 34AV is very similar to the Big Iron 34A, the difference lies in the second "V," which stands for the added built-in Vibrato feature controlled by knobs on the front panel.
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Traynor Custom Special 50H & 100H -Summer NAMM '09

July 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Traynor Amps booth. In this video segment, we get up close and personal with Traynor's Custom Special 50H and 100H heads. The 50H is a 50-watt Class-AB / 15-watt Class-A output head that features Brit / USA Voicing Switch on Clean channel, Modern & Scoop voicing switches on Lead channel and is packed with an Accutronics reverb tank. The 100H is driven by 4-EL34EH power and 4-12AX7A preamp tubes. Other features include a fully independent EQ, Effect & Reverb returns on each channel and versatile voicing options on all channels (Modern, Scoop, Boost & Bright).
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Video Review: Vox Night Train NT15H Head

July 22, 2009
Jordan reviews the Vox Night Train head. The Night Train is a single-channel 15 watt head that has a switch for either Pentode (15 watts) or Triode modes (7.5 watts). Another dynamic option is the Bright / Thick switch that accentuates the high-frequency components for a clear, ringing tone (Bright) or bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound (Thick). Other features include 2-EL84 power tubes, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes and has knobs for Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Master Volume.

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Punchy Legato

Punchy Legato

July 22, 2009
A hybrid texture of legato and staccato playing
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Fret-King Green Label Corona 60 HB Review

Fret-King Green Label Corona 60 HB Review

July 22, 2009
The Fret-King Corona 60 HB takes the vintage Strat mold and makes all the necessary improvements
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VOX Night Train NT15H Head Review

VOX Night Train NT15H Head Review

July 22, 2009
The highly-anticipated 15-watt Vox Night Train doesn''t disappoint.
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AAD CUB AG-100 and Super CUB AG-300 Review

AAD CUB AG-100 and Super CUB AG-300 Review

July 22, 2009
We review the CUB and SuperCUB amps from Phil Jones Pure Sound.
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Vintage V52 & V62 T-style Guitars-Summer NAMM '09

July 21, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Vintage (by Trev Wilkinson) booth. In this video segment, we get our first look at two styles of Vintage guitars coming to North America shortly -- the V52 & V62 T-style guitars. These guitars feature appointments seen on the traditional Teles from the '50s and '60s but with some improvements. In addition, these guitars have been distressed and worn to match that of a guitar own and played for decades.
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GlassTones Vitric Models - Summer NAMM '09

July 21, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the GlassTones booth. At first glimpse, these guitars have a shimmering attribute not seen on most guitars -- a highly-tempered silica based compound (e.g., glass) that works as the guitar's fretboard. This patented technology is described to eliminate interference from other inferior materials, such as metal, and purifying the vibration of the string. The resulting sound is clear, pure, and bold with increased sustain. Other appointments of GlassTones guitars include maple necks, Sperzel tuners, various Lindy Fralin pickups and Gotoh bridges.

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Breedlove Guitars Mark II Synergy-Summer NAMM '09

July 20, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this video, we get to check out Breedlove's newest electric model, the Mark II Synergy. The Mark II resembles a soft-cutaway Breedlove C25 in profile. The guitar features an asymmetrically chambered figured maple body. Also, its features include a bound ebony fretboard, Tone Pros hardware and the Synergy pickup that can help a guitarist create piano-like tones.
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Vasant Guitars V-100 Archtop - Summer NAMM '09

July 20, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Vasant Guitars booth. In this video, we get to see their flagship model, the V-100, and a prototype for an electric model. The V-100 is an archtop made of Sitka spruce (top), Curly maple (back and sides) and features a maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Other appointments include a Bartolini pickup that can be easily removed for easy access to the truss rod, Waverly tuners and a KTM-9 water bourn gloss lacquer finish.

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Video Review - Fret King Green Label Corona 60 HB

July 20, 2009
PG's Bob Goffstein reviews the Fret King Green Label Corona 60 HB. In this video review, Bob walks us through the Corona HB's appointments and the things that it make different from a standard Strat. These differences include the integral neck, a humbucker in the bridge position, a "Wilkaloid" nut, the laminated plastic pickguard that features a "vintique gold 24 carat" design and the Wilkinson VSV High Performance Vibrato System. The VSV Vibrato system was a pleasant surprise for Bob who admits he's not a fan or regular user of vibrato systems.
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Video Review-Phil Jones AAD CUB AG-100 & Super CUB

July 20, 2009
PG's Pat Smith walks us through the Phil Jones AAD CUB AG-100 & Super CUB AG-300 amps. The CUB AG-100's comes in a quaint little package (6.5" x 12.5" x 11.8") that features a single channel with 100 watts, 2x5" neodymium speakers and controls including, (Treble, Mid, Bass, Volume). The Super CUB AG-300 (the CUB AG-100's big brother) comes with 250 watts of power and features four forward firing 5" Neo drivers and two additional speakers that point upward. The controls are Bass, Mid, Treble, FX Blend and Master Volume.
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Orange Amps Dual Terror Demo - Summer NAMM '09

July 20, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Orange Amps booth. In this video, we get to hear the Dual Terror in action played through a Jason Z. Schroeder guitar. The Dual Terror features 4-EL84 power tubes and 12AX7 preamp tubes. It can be dialed to a 30, 15 or 7 watt setting.
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TV Jones P-90 Demo w/ Carl Bradychok - Summer NAMM

July 20, 2009
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the TV Jones booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear TV Jones' newest pickup offering; P90s. The new P90s come in either black or cream white. The guitar-slinging rockabilly rocker who demos these pickups is none other than Carl Bradychok.
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Demers Guitars 10th Anniversary Voodoo - MGS '09

July 16, 2009

Jeff Demers celebrates his 10th anniversary with a Voodoo archtop. Also, the Scarecrow hollow slide guitar.



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Rig Rundown - Black Label Society's Nick Catanese

July 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Black Label Society's guitarist, Nick Catanese. In this video segment, we talk all things gear, Nick's beliefs on effects and his big move from Washburn to PRS. Recently, Nick has started using PRS guitars and later this year they'll be coming out with his signature model that will feature a double-cutaway, a Floyd Rose trem and EMG pickups. For amps, in BLS he uses Marshall heads and cabs from Zakk Wylde's Wall of Doom and for his own project Speed X he uses Fuchs Viper 100 heads and Electro Voice cabinets. For effects, he uses his signature Fuchs distortion pedal, the Noxious, a Dunlop Rotovibe, BOSS Stereo Chorus, Dunlop wah wah and Morley Bad Horsey.
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Rig Rundown - Dope's Virus

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Dope guitarist, Virus. In this video, they chat all things gear and run down Virus' rig. Virus plays DBZ Guitars-Bird of Prey and Cavallo models-through a Diamond Nitrox head that sits in a Phantom chasis... rockstars and their ways! For effects, Virus keeps it simple by only using a Digitech delay, phaser (that he only accidentally turns on) and whammy pedal.
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Rig Rundown - Cycle of Pain's JD & Joe Taylor

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Cycle of Pain's Joe Taylor and John "JD" DeServio--who also plays bass for Black Label Society.
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