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TomasZewicz Amplifiers TZZ-15112 Combo Amp Review

October 21, 2009
TomasZewicz delivers classic rock and blues for stage or studio
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Alnico, the Miracle Metal

October 21, 2009
The history of the Aluminum-Nickel-Cobalt magical combination we know so well
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Stompbox Classics: Tone Bender, Part 2

October 21, 2009
Tone Bender variants are explored
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1978 Gibson The Paul (Standard)

October 21, 2009
The Paul represent''s Gibson''s late-seventies search for a low-cost, high-quality Les Paul variant.
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Vanamps Reverbamate ASR-1 and Sole-Mate

October 21, 2009
VanAmps'' Reverbamate spring reverb units channel vintage Fender reverb
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Schroeder Guitars Radio Lane Electric Guitar Review

October 21, 2009
The boutique Les Paul-styled Radio Lane delivers playability, tone and looks.
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Get To Know Your Bass Amp, Part 1

October 21, 2009
Knowing a little extra about your bass amps and cabs can go a long way to smooth gigs.
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Fishman Aura Spectrum DI Review

October 21, 2009
Fishman''s Aura Spectrum DI puts that mic''d sound back into your pickup-equipped acoustic
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Bill Crook, Mike “Dr.Z” Zaite and Robert Keeley on Brad Paisley

October 21, 2009
Brad Paisley''s go-to gear builders talk about working with him to develop his tone.
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Making a Supro Super

October 21, 2009
A 1948 Supro with some fuzz and speaker heat issues
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The Soul of A Guitar

October 21, 2009
Examining how a guitar becomes more than a guitar as it collects experiences and emotions.
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Kragenbrink OM Fingerstylist Acoustic Guitar Review

October 21, 2009
The Kragenbrink is a high-end, high-performance acoustic for serious fingerstyle players
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1956 Gretsch Corsair Truss Rod Rescue

October 21, 2009
A snapped truss rod left this Gretsch non-adjustable. John rescues the guitar without removing the fingerboard.
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LA Amp Show '09 - Goodsell Amps Unibox 10 Demo

October 19, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Unibox 10.

The Unibox 10 is a 1x12 combo loaded with a E3 style solid pine cab and RG12 speaker. It comes with 2-6BM8s (ECL82) with a 12AX7 in the preamp and a 6X5GT rectifier. The demo model has both tube tremolo and reverb. The controls include Volume, Tone, Speed, Length.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Outlaw Guitars Custom Mule Demo

October 18, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, attending the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Outlaw Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from some of Outlaw Guitars' newest offerings.

We saw and hear from their Custom Mule which features a maple fretboard, Bigsby B5 trem and Lindy Fralin split humbuckers.

They also show off some short-scale Shotgun basses with Lindy Fralin pickups, tone-styler power source, black ash body with a lined finish. The other bass model has the same appointments but a Honduran mahogany body and maple neck.

One of their beautiful guitars is the Supercaster that is all leather trimmed, Fralin pickups, Wilkinson bridge and comes with the old school large headstock.

Next up, the Silver Stallion has a translucent finish over a spalted maple with a Honduran mahogany body.

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LA Amp Show-Brown Note D'Lite 22 w/ Pete Anderson

October 17, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Brown Note Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to hear the D'Lite 22 in action through the hands of country guitar legend Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam).

The D'Lite 22 is a fixed bias amp with 6V6 power tubes, 1-12AX7 preamp, and 1-12AX7 driver producing approximately 22 watts. Also, its controls on the front panel; Volume, Bright Switch, OD Switch, PAB Switch, Treble, Midrange, Bass, OD Drive, OD Level, Master Volume, Presence.

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LA Amp Show '09-Jaguar Amplification Jaguar 7 Demo

October 16, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Jaguar Amplification area. In this segment, the Jaguar 7 is demoed.

The Jaguar 7 is a class A, single-ended amp with 1-12AX7 (preamp), 1-EL84 (power), 1-GZ34(rectifier) tubes. Its a single-channel amp with low and high inputs. It has a simple layout with only two knobs - Volume & Tone.

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LA Amp Show '09 - Fender '57 Champ Demo

October 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fender area. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Fender's little '57 Champ.

The '57 Champ is a small but mighty tone machine crafted within the their '57 Tweed series. It is an all-tube 5 watt comb with a 8" Weber Alnico speaker. It features a 6V6GT power tube, 12AX7 preamp tube and 5Y3GT rectifier tube. It is covered in the traditional lacquered tweed and is hand-wired with two inputs. This little tone monster has been used by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Keith Richards and countless others during recording sessions.

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EMG X-Series 81X, 85X and SAX Pickup Review

October 14, 2009
We see what kind of an upgrade the X-Series offers to EMG''s classic lineup
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LA Amp Show: Nolatone CL-15, CL-30, 22 Tango Demos

October 13, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Nolatone Ampworks booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Nolatone's CL-15, 22 Tango and CL-30 combo amps (all available in heads).

The CL-15 is a 22 watt amp with 2-6V6 tubes, GZ34 rectifier tube and 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The combo comes loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30.

The CL-15 and CL-30 are the same amp except the CL-30 uses a Celestion Alnico Gold, while the CL-15 uses a Celestion Alnico Blue. They come with the option of switching input tubes between EF86 or 12AX7. They come with 2-EL84 power tubes (CL-30 has four) and EZ81(CL-15), GZ34(CL-30) rectifier tubes. Both designs are based on '60s Voxs, but with more girth and possible crunch appeal with a Mercury Magnetics transformer.

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