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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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Seymour Duncan SFX-11 Twin Tube Blue Review

July 8, 2009
The Twin Tube Blue is a useful pedal for blues players with an interest in effects
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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

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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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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Creating Your Signature Guitar Sound

June 30, 2009
How to put everything together for a sound that''s uniquely you
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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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Schertler SM Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review

June 24, 2009
Shertler''s SM is a stage-ready, mid-priced acoustic-electric
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Z.Vex Distortron & Mastotron Pedal Review

June 22, 2009
The Mastotron and Distortron are two light-on-the-wallet, heavy-on-the-fx additions to Z.Vex''s lineup
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July '09 Media Preview

June 17, 2009
BOOKS: Ultimate Hendrix, Mixing the Hits of Country VIDEOS: Muddy Waters—Live at ChicagoFest, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention–In the 1960s
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Sneak Peek: Martin 1-Series

June 17, 2009
A look at Martin''s new affordable line of acoustics, sponsored by Martin
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Martin SWOMGT Acoustic Guitar Review

June 17, 2009
The Martin SWOMGT delivers that Martin sound in an Earth-friendly OM package
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Bose L1 Compact Acoustic PA Review

June 17, 2009
The Bose L1 Compact is a portable, light PA solution for some gig situations
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Cole Clark Fat Lady 1AC Acoustic Guitar Review

June 17, 2009
Eco-friendly bunya makes the Cole Clark Fat Lady sing—and loudly!
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Gibson ‘50s wiring on a Stratocaster

June 17, 2009
Wire your Strat up like an early Gibson guitar for a whole new world of tone from your instrument
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The Street: NYC’s Music Row

June 17, 2009
Kevin reminisces on the influence of New York City''s Music Row
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Differences in Fender Concert 4x10 Amps

June 17, 2009
The differences between early Fender Concert amps
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