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Video Review - Road Rage Pro Gear 8-Channel Looper

July 1, 2009
PG's contributor Tommy Bruner walks us through his latest Video Reivew for the Road Rage Pro Gear Triple Bypass 8-Channel Looper (read the Web-Exclusive review at, here). The 8-Channel looper comes with individual true-bypass loops, which means you can have a separate true-bypass loop for all your pedals and maybe a few loops left over for your future pedals, too. Not only does the looper clean up your sound and let each pedal retain its full tone, it is also a nice way to organize your pedals with one switching device. Each Road Rage True Bypass looper can be customized to fit your rig's needs.
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Vox Joe Satriani Signature Time Machine Delay, Satchurator, and Big Bad Wah Pedal Review

Vox Joe Satriani Signature Time Machine Delay, Satchurator, and Big Bad Wah Pedal Review

July 1, 2009
We play with the Satchurator, Time Machine and Big Bad Wah, and bring them by a Satriani tribute artist for an expert''s opinion in our review.
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NY Amp Show '09-Cicognani Amps Imperium H150 Demo

June 30, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Cicognani Amps booth. In this segment, we get to hear from their latest amp offering, the Imperium H150. The Imperium H150 is a 150 watt head (with three assignable outputs - 11W, 25W and 150W) that's loaded with 5-12AX7 preamp tubes and 4-5881 power tubes. Also, it features 127 storable presets and four loop stomp effects.
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Joe Satriani Talks About the Vox Satchurator

June 30, 2009
PG's On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikimesse '09 where they listen to Joe Satriani talk about his new line of pedals. In this segment, Satch talks about his Vox Satchurator distortion pedal. The Satchurator is an analog distortion pedal designed under the complete supervision of Joe Satriani and Vox team members. The pedal features three controls (Gain, Tone and Volume), a More gain boost switch that enables two footswitchable distortion sounds in one pedal and cream chicken-head knobs.
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Joe Satriani Talks About the Vox Big Bad Wah

June 30, 2009
PG's On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where they listen to Joe Satriani talk about his new line of Vox pedals. In this segment, Satch talks about his Vox Big Bad Wah. The Big Bad Wah features a Dual-mode design that offers two distinct wah sounds in a single pedal (WAH One is classic Vox and WAH Two provides Joe Satriani's original drive and voice controls), a Drive knob, Voice toggle switch and Inductor switch.

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Joe Satriani Talks About the Vox Time Delay

June 30, 2009
PG's On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where they listen to Joe Satriani talk about his new line of Vox effects pedals. In this segment, Satch talks about this Vox Time Machine pedal. The Time Machine is a dual-mode delay pedal and is the second effect pedal created in collaboration between the world-renowned guitarist and Vox. It features two delay modes (Modern and Vintage) and a Hi-Fi/Lo-Fi switch that delivers a wide range of delay sounds. It also includes a broad delay time range, with tap tempo control and independent wet and dry stereo outputs.
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Interview: Dave Clarke, Vox Night Train Developer

June 30, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits with Vox Night Train Developer, Dave Clarke. In this interview, Dave Clarke gives us some insight into their R&D process at Vox while developing the 15 watt Night Train head. In addition, he tells us about the struggle between developing something that was still "Vox," but in a more modern vein. And more importantly, lighter!

The Vox Night Train head features 2-12AX7 preamp tubes, 2-EL84 power tubes, selectable BRIGHT and THICK switches, dual power mode of either 15 watts (pentode power) or 7.5 watts (triode tone) and has an easy-to-navigate front panel.

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Road Rage Pro Gear True-Bypass Effects Looper Review

Road Rage Pro Gear True-Bypass Effects Looper Review

June 30, 2009
Road Rage Pro Gear''s True-Bypass Effects Looper makes managing effects easy
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Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 Combo Amp Review

Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 Combo Amp Review

June 30, 2009
Peavey''s Vypyr boldly goes where no modeling amp has gone before
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NY Amp Show '09-Amp Lounge Tone Bra, Skirt & More

June 29, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Amp Lounge booth. In this segment, Frank LaMara walks us through several of their tone-saving products. The first gadget is called the Tone Bra, which is used to cover and muffle a speaker to give new speakers that vintage-esque sound and breakup. Also, we check out the Tone Skirt, which is a covering that can shield any or all of the four speakers in a 4x12 to limit output volume, but not hinder your tone. In addition, they have a speaker attenuator that is 100% reactive. Once again, it is designed for at-home players who still use a big setup and want that tube distortion, but don't want to be kicked out of their home or neighborhood. And the last thing we check out is the LA Custom Guitars Ty Tabor model that is said to be jokingly described as a "Lester" (a combo of a Tele and Les Paul).
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NY Amp Show '09 - ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Demo

June 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the ZT Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get check out their portable Lunchbox amp. This all-in-one package comes with a 6-1/2" speaker, up to 200 watts of output capability and up to 120 db. The Lunchbox has a pure analog front end and a Class A/B output stage and features four controls (Volume, Gain, Tone and Reverb).

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NY Amp Show '09-Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Demo

June 28, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Pigtronix booth. In this segment, we get to check out Pigtronix's latest effects pedal; Philosopher's Tone. The Philosopher's Tone is an analog compressor and sustainer. With variable Sustain (threshold), Blend (ratio) and Treble controls, it offers a range of compression sounds. Also, it contains a smooth diode clipping distortion with a blend control for clean or dirty compression sounds and any mixture of the two. The Philosophers Tone distortion can rock on its own, it is designed to play well with other dirt pedals in order to create a distortion tone unique to each player.
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NY Amp Show '09-Solid Cables Fuzz Pedal, GT Cables

June 27, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Solid Cables booth. In this segment, we get to see a classic '60s-'70s fuzz pedal done up with real fur and purple chickenhead knobs. In addition, we get to check out their new line of cables, GT Instrument & Speaker cables. They are described to be built with similar construction and technology as Solid Cables' high-end cables, but at a mid-range price. And of course, we can't forget about the "Pedalboard From Hell." It is all wired up using cables and connectors from Solid Cables and is designed to show the effectiveness and low-capacitance of their equipment. With over 50 pedals, this is either a tone hound's dream come true or worst nightmare.
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NY Amp Show '09 - OCG Guitars Freestyle Demo

June 27, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the ORG Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear OCG's first prototype guitar, the Freestyle. The Freestyle was built with specific intentions for those with physical limitations that restrict them from playing a standard guitar. With the help of the offset neck and highly contoured body, the Freestyle offers players with restrictions a pain-free playing experience.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Synaptic Amps Pure-Drive SE

June 26, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Show where he stops by the Synaptic Amps booth. In this video, we meet Synaptic Amps founder Steve O'Connor and he talks to us all about what the NY Amp Show experience is about for him. In addition, he walks us through his Pure-Drive SE model. This Pure-Drive SE is a 15 watt, class-A hand-wired head that features point-to-point construction within cabinetry featuring dovetailed Brazilian cherry/birdseye maple. It comes with a Mercury Magnetics transformer, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes, EL34 (Mullard) power tube and three control knobs (Middle, Treble and Bass).
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NY Amp Show '09 - KW Cabs

June 26, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the KW Cabs booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of KW's latest cabinet creations that range from a 1x12 cab all the way up to full stack 4x12s. In addition, these handmade, dove-tail jointed cabinets come in a wide variety of exotic woods and colors including, bloodwood, bocote, bubinga, claro walnut, cocobolo, East Indian rosewood, poplar, kingwood and many more. Also, these cabs feature metal teeth on the bottom of the cabs to help isolate them off floors in order for players to get the best tone and sound out of their cabinets.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Lollar Pickups & Guitars

June 25, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by Lollar Guitars and Pickups booth. In this video, we catch up and see what's new with Jason Lollar. As we can see, he cut his hair and trimmed his beard (as he says, "for practical machinery purposes") and has some new products for the market including a Thunderbird Style Bass Pickup, Cooder-caster style humbucker, Melody Make P90 with pickguard variations and much more.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Goodsell Amps Labrador 40 Demo

June 25, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amps room. In this video, we get our very first taste of Goodsell's brand new amp, the Labrador 40. The Labrador 40 is a combination of Goodsell's 33 Custom frame with the front end of their Black Dog 50, a solid state rectifier and NOS 7189 tubes. Richard describes this amp as a fundamental EL84 amp that covers the Vox range, but lends itself to the Black Dog 50 fans with a plexi-esque vibe.

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NY Amp Show '09-Fuchs Audio Tech Noxious,Verbrator

June 24, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Fuchs Audio Technology booth. In this video segment, we get hear three of Fuchs' newest pedals; Noxious, Tri-Modulator and Verbrator. The Noxious is Black Label Society's Nick Catanese's signature distortion pedal. It includes a fully-adjustable input gain control, amp-like fully interactive Bass, Middle and Treble tone controls and a Master Volume, which is designed not to suck tone. With a low-noise input circuit based on Fuchs' Pure Gain pedal, and an output section that is like a miniature power amplifier, the Noxious can go from a mild to wild overdrive with no problem.

The Tri-Modulator is an chorus, flanger and tremolo pedal built in one small package.

The Verbrator is a new multi-purpose pedal that combines an all-tube effects loop with a studio grade reverb featuring a 32-Khz clock speed for full 16-K audio bandwidth. Not only is it a reverb pedal, but it's an effects loop. It features a level control and decay control allowing you to have a short medium or long decay reverb algorithm.

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NY Amp Show '09-Celestion Alnico Gold & Blue Demos

June 24, 2009
PGs Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Celestion booth. In this video, we not only get to hear some of Celestions newest speakers, including their to-be-released G10 Alnico Golds, but we get to hear them played through an assortment of drool-worthy amps like a Dumble Special Overdrive (with EL34 tubes), Trainwreck Liverpool and a Bruno Underground 30.

The new G10 Alnico Golds are said to blend unmistakable Alnico class with a rich low-end, creamy midrange and vintage chiming top-end.

Also, we get to hear some Heritage G12-65s, which are known for their fast attack and tightly controlled low-end.

In addition, we get a taste of G10 Greenbacks-low in output but with the weighty low-end balance of a 12 they offer creamy mid-range and smooth, vintage top-end.

And last but not least, we get to demo the Alnico Blue 12 (a favorite of Brian May), which is used for its dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant bell-like top-end.

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