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NAMM '10 - DigiTech Vocalist Live 3 Demo

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she stops by the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get to check out their new Vocalist Live 3 pedal, which is a 3-part harmony and pitch correction unit for gigging guitarists.

The Vocalist Live 3 includes 3-part harmony capability with intelligent, musically correct harmonies using musIQ technology that follows your chord progression no matter what you play. The character of the harmony voices can be altered to either that of male or female backup vocalists. In addition, it features pitch correction, vocal pre-effects: warmth (tube preamp), compressor, 2-band EQ, low cut and noise gate, reverb (with three different room sizes), delay (five settings) and the ability to mix guitar and vocal sounds on the fly.


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NAMM '10 - Jackson Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she stops by the Jackson Guitars booth. In this segment, she speaks with Nick Bowcott about the Jackson Custom Shop Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar.

The Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar will only have 60 exact replica units (30 available in the US). Nick and a handful of others went over to the UK and spec'd out Randy's original Jackson (the first one ever) and brought all the info, pictures and details back to the US and built a dead-on replica ... down to the black duct tape on the back that Rhoads used so he and his Ozzy Osbourne bandmates could be on stage undetected prior to commencing the set.

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NAMM '10 - Ovation Kaki King Signature Model

January 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Ovation booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse at Ovation's Kaki King Signature model.

It is a carbon fiber guitar, Adamas Fan bracing, 25 1/4" scale, rosewood fretboard, walnut bridge with rosewood stain and Ovation High Output onboard pickup.

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NAMM '10 - Ovation DJ Ashba Limited Collection

January 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he stops by the Ovation booth. In this segment, we get to see their collaboration with Guns 'N' Roses' guitarist DJ Ashba as they've created the Demented Collection.

The Demented Collection includes four guitars featuring DJ Ashba artwork and tattoos on the top of the guitars with spruce tops and X-style bracing. All the guitars come loaded with Ovation Slimline pickups and has a rosewood fretboard with satin gloss finish.

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NAMM '10 - Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty Demo & More

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender Amps booth. In this segment we get our first taste of their new G-DEC 3 Thirty.

The G-DEC 3 Thirty a tool for recording and rehearsing. To begin with, you don't just get the sound of a single amplifier, you get an entire room of amplifiers. No matter your playing style, you'll never be without a ton of incredible tones with 100 presets.

Start off by using the G-DEC 3 Thirty's simple interface to design and perfect your own signature sounds. Then, dive into the limitless training power of the G-DEC 3 Thirty's incredible play-along function. Some of the greatest guitar players from around the world contributed to the 100 backtracks. The G-DEC 3 Thirty also give you access to MP3 and WAV file storage and playback, so you can play along with all of your favorite music. Use the included version of Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition to record the rest of your band for private practice, or arrange all new tracks and load them up on your G-DEC 3 Thirty to work out the guitars.

The G-DEC 3 includes 1/4" Guitar input, stereo line-out, USB, Aux input for CD/MP3 player and footswitch (expression pedal) input. The G-DEC 3 Thirty is a solid-state amp packed with 30 watts and features a 10" Fender Special Design with high-frequency tweeter .

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NAMM '10 - Music Man Classic Collection StingRay

January 20, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to check out Music Man's Classic Collection 4-string StingRay Bass.

This StingRay features several appointments on the original basses from the 70s, including the mute pads, old Music Man logo, 2-band EQ and single humbucker. The bass comes with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard and will come in a variation of colors.

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NAMM '10 - Fender Acoustasonic Tele Demo

January 19, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first look and listen of the Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster.

The Acoustasonic Tele features a ash body with a spruce wedge center block, maple neck with a modern "C" profile, rosewood fingerboard, 21 jumbo frets. The electronics include a neck position Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickup and a Fishman Piezo Pickup in the bridge (which features 4 different acoustic images).

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NAMM '10:Composite Acoustics Semi-Hollow Electrics

January 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Composite Acoustics booth. In this segment, we get to see their brand new line of electric guitars, the semi-hollow Blade series (including the Standard, Studio and Pro models).

The Blade is an all carbon fiber guitar (except the stainless steel frets) that weighs about six pounds and is about 1 1/4" thick. It has a 25 1/4" scale length with 24 frets, Hip Shot tuning machines, Seymour Duncan pickups (front - SH-1 or 59 model and back - SH-4 or JB) and while they don't currently off a single-coil version, they come with coil-tapping capabilities in order to get those single-coil tones.

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NAMM: Breedlove American Series,Mike Huckabee Bass

January 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to their new American Series guitars built in Bend, OR.

The two specific models we check out are the American C20 (Sitka spruce top, satin mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge with Gotoh tuners) American C25/CRH (L.R. Baggs electronics, rosewood back and sides, cedar top and ebony bridge and fretboard).

In addition, we get to see what their custom shop offers, specifically an one-off bass for Governor Mike Huckabee. The bass features "Huck" on the nutcover, bearclaw Sitka spruce top, Oregon murtlewood back and sides, Hawaiian koa binding and "Life is Precious" inlay on the 12th fret.

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NAMM '10 - Egnater Amps Armageddon 100 Watt Demo

January 17, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Egnater Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see the very first Egnater Armageddon. The Armageddon is a 100 Watt, 3-channel "metal amp" that can be switched down to 60 amps.

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NAMM '10-Jet City Amps Stealth Iso Cab, 5212 Combo

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Jet City Amplification. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest products; the Stealth USB Iso Cab and the 5212 50 Watt 2x12 combo.

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NAMM '10: Martin Guitars OMCE Mahogany, OMC-LJ Pro

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to two of their newest models; the OMCE Mahogany and the OMC-LJ Pro - Laurence Juber Signature Model.

The OMCE features certified mahogany blocks with Mortise/Tenon neck joint, solid certified European Spruce top, maghogany sides and black richlite.

The OMC-LJ Pro uses big leaf maple as its primary tonewood and has scalloped Adirondack spruce top braces to assure impressive resonance and dynamic range. The Adirondack spruce top, providing the full bottom associated with vintage Martin tone, combined with flamed big leaf maple back and sides, the bass is much more defined and the midrange more prominent and complex.

Deftly accented by a Style 28 wood fiber rosette, fine herringbone top inlay, fine black/white wood fiber back inlay, HD-style zigzag center strip purfling, and grained ivoroid binding. The grained ivoroid endpiece is framed by fine black/white wood fiber inlay. The ebony belly bridge is fitted with a compensated saddle

The two-piece maple neck, like that on many archtop guitars, contributes generous sustain and features a "Modified V" profile and a diamond volute at the base of the headstock. The handsome black ebony headplate bears the classic Old Style gold "C.F. Martin & Co." decal and nickel Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. The ebony fingerboard is unadorned - with no position markers.

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NAMM '10 - Ibanez Tube Screamer 15W Head & Cab

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wager is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see their new Tube Screamer Head 15 Watt, the TSA15H.

The new TSA15H Tube Amp has a genuine Tube Screamer circuit, built right into the front end, for all the warm tube overdrive punch and crunch youll need. Includes foot-switchable function, with Tube Screamer Overdrive, Tone, and Level controls. TSA112C speaker cabinet and IFS2G footswitch sold separately.

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NAMM '10 - G&L Guitars Jerry Cantrell US Rampage

January 16, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the G&L Guitars booth. In this segment, we get a tour of their newest guitars and basses.

The new G&L Guitars offerings include Jerry Cantrell US Signature Rampage, Rustic JB Bass, ASAT HB, Rustic ASAT Classic, Legacy HB and more.
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NAMM: Fender American Special Series Strats & Tele

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she catches up with Fender. In this segment, we get our first glimpse of their American Speical Series Strats & Teles.

The three instruments in the new series?the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS?are highly-affordable U.S.-made Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One and American Standard series.

All three American Special guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Fenders best-selling Texas Special? pickups (the Stratocaster HSS also has an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup).

The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and Three-color Sunburst. American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and white pickguard, and is available in Candy Apple Red and Two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and is available in Black and Three-color Sunburst.

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NAMM '10 - Audio-Technica Wireless Systems & Mics

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Audio-Technica booth.

In this segment, we rundown some of their latest products, including AEW-R4100 Receiver, AEW-R5200 Dual-Receiver, AEW-DA660 Antenna, AEW-T1000 Body Pack Transmitter, 3000 Series UHF Wireless System, AT4080 Ribbon Mic and AT4081 Ribbon Mic.

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NAMM '10 - VOX Guitars SDC 33, Custom Shop & More

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the VOX Guitars booth.

In this segment, we get introduced to several new VOX guitars. First is the SDC 33, which is a singlecut mahogany body guitar with crazy 3-D contours. It also features VOX's Coaxe pickups in both positions, mahogany necks and rosewood fingerboards.

Another VOX guitar is the HDC 77 which is similar to the Gibson ES-335 in body style, however, this bad boy has the VOX 3-D contour body with a maple top and mahogany back and sides. This also comes with Coaxe pickups in both positions.

They also offer a great collection of custom shop options, including a headstock option modeled after the old VOX wah pedal (shown in video). If you can think, the VOX Guitars Custom Shop in California can probably craft it into a great guitar!

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NAMM '10 - VOX Amps AGA70 Acoustic Amp Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the VOX Amps booth. In this segment, we get introduced into the AGA70 Acoustic Amp.

The AGA70 two-channel (Normal and Tube Pre equipped with a 12AU7 vacuum tube) amp. Each channel offers two inputs: Guitar (phone) and Mic (XLR), Lo-Z and Hi-Z level switch on each input; Mic inputs can provide phantom power. The controls include Bass, Middle, Treble (on each channel) and a Color feature that provides convenient single-knob control of the overall sound, emphasizing a wide range of performance techniques from picking arpeggios to strumming chords. Also, it has a DI output (balanced XLR), which is available for using the AGA with a larger sound system; a tuner output is also provided.

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NAMM '10 - Marshall JMD: 1 100 Watt Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first test drive on the JMD: 1 Series 100 Watt head.

The JMD: 1 Series is a hybrid amp that has 16 digital preamps and 4-EL34 power tubes. It features a modulation FX, delay, reverb, noise gate, serial and parallel FX loop, footcontroller and MIDI In and Thru options.

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NAMM '10 - Gretsch Guitars Eddie Cochran Model

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Gretsch Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out their latest model from the Gretsch Custom Shop, the G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute Model.

During his all-too brief life and career, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) only ever owned and played one main electric guitar, an orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body he bought brand-new in 1955 at age 16 from the Bell Gardens Music Center in his hometown, Bell Gardens, CA. The guitar bore the serial number 16942, and his parents helped him buy it. A sharp young guitarist who was particular about his sound and knowledgeable about guitar design and modification, Cochran hot-rodded his Gretsch with a warmer-sounding dog ear neck pickup.

Virtually indistinguishable from the original, the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model is authentic in every detail, from the aluminum nut and bridge to the famous dog ear neck pickup; from the distressed vintage orange nitrocellulose lacquer finish to the relic gold-plated hardware and Bigsby? B6GPVF vibrato tailpiece.

Its features include a bound laminated maple body and arched top, a specially shaped three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with a 22-fret 9-radius bound rosewood fingerboard, a Seymour Duncan? Dog Ear single-coil neck pickup, a Seymour Duncan? DynaSonic? single-coil bridge pickup, three-way switching, rosewood bridge base, vintage-style gold Gotoh? SE700-05M tuners, modified plexi pickguard, western block fingerboard inlays (depicting cactus, steer heads and fences), lower body bout G brand, and pearloid steer head/Gretsch logo inlay on the bound headstock.

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