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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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Rig Rundown - Sevendust's Clint Lowery

July 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Texas where he chats gear with Sevendust guitarist, Clint Lowery. In this video segment, they run down Clint's signal chain. For guitars, Clint uses various PRS models, but his go-to guitar is a standard PRS model he calls Bruce Lee. For amps, Clint uses Diamond Phantom heads (live) and has used a Mesa Boogie Mark IV for all his recordings. And to make things sound special he runs various pedals, including a Digitech whammy, MXR Phase 90, a volume pedal, TC Electronic delay, chorus pedal and envelope filter.

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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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