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NY Amp Show '10 - Brown Note D'Lite ODR 100 Demo

June 11, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location for the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Brown Note Amplification room. In this segment, we get to check out the newest amp in the Brown Note line of D'Lite heads--the ODR 100. It's a 100 watt reverb amp. The clean channel is designed for high headroom, and tight low end response, making it suitable for loud clean tones with high output pickups, and providing an excellent pedal platform. The overdrive channel is voiced for tight, dynamic, smooth overdrive tones. It includes an FX loop, tube driven spring reverb circuit, and 3-function foot switch, as well as a back-panel mounted overdrive gain trimmer that sets the amount of overdrive that can be dialed in or out via the front panel controls. It also includes a 3-way bright switch, Deep switch, and Fat/Lean switch.
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Apogee GiO USB Guitar Interface & Controller Review

Apogee GiO USB Guitar Interface & Controller Review

June 11, 2010
Apogee''s GiO is a guitar interface and controller for GarageBand, Logic, and MainStage.
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GALLERY: New York Amp Show 2010

June 11, 2010
Last weekend’s New York Amp Show was chock full of beautiful boutique amps—plus more than a few hot guitars, pedals, and accessories. Our photo gallery spotlights 41 of the coolest things we ran across, with specs!
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NY Amp Show '10 - Satellite Amps MudShark Demo

June 10, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Satellite Amps room. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest amps, the Mudshark (gold sparkle) and the Little Booger.

The Mudshark has a pair of 5881's (cathode biased, push/pull), a pair of 12AX7's, and a 5AR4 rectifier. It pushes about 20 watts and most people say it is very reminiscent of the old Supro's, AKA the "Chicago" or "Zep" sound.

The Little Booger is 12 watt head with a pair of 6AQ5's, a pair of 12AX7's, and an EZ81 rectifier. The Little Booger is a cathode biased, push/pull amp. It has lots of rich harmonics and plenty of gain.
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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Favorite Overdrive/Distortion

GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Favorite Overdrive/Distortion

June 10, 2010
From classics to modded classics, boutique to budget, Premier Guitar readers submit the tools they use to get dirty.
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NY Amp Show '10 - Carol-Ann Tucana 2 Demo

June 9, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 New York Amp Show where he visits the Carol-Ann Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Carol-Ann's new Tucana 2 head. The Tucana 2 is a three-channel amplifier set with a clean channel, and two channels for overdriven tones. It comes loaded with 2-6550 power tubes and checks in at 75 rockin' watts.
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Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 2

Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 2

June 9, 2010
Steve continues his luthiery journey with purfling and binding, neck shaping and lots and lots of sanding.
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NY Amp Show '10 - East Amplification Studio 2 Demo

June 8, 2010
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location for the 2010 New York Amp Show where he visits the East Amplification room. In this segment, we get to check out East Amplification's Studio 2. The Studio 2 is a full-featured 2-watt head with a matching 1x10 extension cabinet. The Studio 2 features controls for Gain, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence and Master Volume. Bober says that the amp's features give it a versatile tone that can go from clean to near-metal, hitting Pete Townshend and Larry Carlton-style sounds in between. The amp has a 5U4 rectifier, three 12AX7s and two 12AT7s in a push/pull configuration, making it "sound huge at 2 watts." The amps are hand built to order.

The Studio 2 also features an internal load with variable line out. This allows the amp to be run sans speaker and connected via the line out directly to the effects loop return or front end of a higher powered amp, enabling the amp to reproduce its signature tone at increased volume levels.
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Rudy's Music Stop-Amp Room, Mesa Boogie Manhattan

June 5, 2010
Adam Moore is On Location in New York City, New York, where he visits Rudy's Music Stop. In this segment, we get a tour of Rudy's famous Amp Room where Mesa Boogie Manhattan is located. During this video we get to see Rudy's current collection of amps, including models from Marshall, Orange, Mesa Boogie, 65Amps, Blankenship, Tone King, Louis Electric and many more.
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Richmond Empire Demo - Godin Tone Tasting '10

June 5, 2010
Adam Moore is On Location in Montreal, Canada, where he's at the Godin Tone Tasting 2010 event and is checking out Godin's newest Richmond model, the Empire. The Empire is test-driven by Jonas' guitarst Corey Diabo.

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Godin Icon Type 2 Demo - Godin Tone Tasting '10

June 5, 2010
Adam Moore is On Location in Montreal, Canada, for the Godin Tone Tasting 2010 event where he checks out Godin's new line of guitars--the Icon Series. Their are five models within the Icon Series, including the Type 2 Fat Black, Type 2 Classic, Type 2 Convertible, Type 3 Natural, Type 3 Black and Type 3 Burgundy. All the models feature the H.D.R., which revoices and augments the frequency range of each pickup and allows the player to go from passive to active pickups with the simple push of a button. The H.D.R. provides extra bite, dynamic response and redefines the character of each pickup. It's like having 2 sets of pickups in 1 guitar for 5 pure passive tones + 5 pure active tones. The models come either loaded with Jason Lollar P90s, Duncan '59s, Duncan's P-Rails or Godin's GHN1. This is Godin's first set-neck model.
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Godin Progression USB Demo - Godin Tone Tasting 10

June 5, 2010
Adam Moore is On Location in Montreal, Canada, for the Godin Tone Tasting 2010 event where he checks out Godin's new Progression USB model. As the name states, this is the standard Godin Progression model, but above the standard guitar input jack, there is a USB input so you can plug and play directly into your computer and its recording software. Also, it features Godin's H.D.R., which revoices and augments the frequency range of each pickup and allows the player to go from passive to active pickups with the simple push of a button. The H.D.R. provides extra bite, dynamic response and redefines the character of each pickup. It's like having 2 sets of pickups in 1 guitar for 5 pure passive tones + 5 pure active tones. It has a silver leaf maple body, hard rock maple neck and either a rosewood or maple fretboard.
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ProCo Limited Edition ’85 Whiteface RAT Pedal Review

ProCo Limited Edition ’85 Whiteface RAT Pedal Review

June 3, 2010
ProCo has reissued their legendary 1985 "Whiteface" RAT pedal. How close does the reissue come to the original?
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GALLERY: Experience Hendrix 2010 Gear

June 3, 2010
More gear pictures from the Experience Hendrix Tour (Milwaukee stop)
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Don't Play Hurt, Play Healthy

June 3, 2010
Instrument choices you can make to keep yourself in the best playing shape possible for as long as possible
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Z. Vex Inventobox Pedal Review

Z. Vex Inventobox Pedal Review

May 28, 2010
Z. Vex''s DIY-in-a-box effect, the Inventobox, includes Fuzz Factory, Super Hard-On and Tone Stack modules that can be tweaked a little or a lot, plus room for your own invention.
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Danelectro '59 Original Electric Guitar Review

Danelectro '59 Original Electric Guitar Review

May 28, 2010
The ''59 Original''s the hot lipstick-tube alnico pickups and uber-light construction make for a screaming instrument that might inspire new ways of playing.
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Brad Paisley's Flooded Gear

Brad Paisley's Flooded Gear

May 26, 2010
Chad Weaver shares photos of Brad''s flooded rig as he rushes to rebuild
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Video Review - Lag Tramontane T400DCE

May 21, 2010
PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the Lâg Tramontane T400DCE acoustic guitar featured in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar. The Tramontane has a solid Sitka spruce top, Indonesian rosewood back and sides with rosewood and maple binding, mahogany neck and an Indian rosewood fretboard. The onboard electronics include a built-in chromatic tuner capable of various tunings and the StudioLâg Plus & Nanoflex Piezo preamp pickup.
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Video Review - JamHub TourBus

May 21, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey walks us through his latest review of the JamHub TourBus silent rehearsal studio featured in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar. The JamHub TourBus is a silent rehearsal studio that also records onto SD cards. The TourBus has 21 audio channels for up to seven musicians, seven XLR and seven TRS input jacks. The SoleMix features allow each player to create their own mix to be heard inside only their headphones. It has built-in 24-bit stereo effects including reverb, delay and modulation. Also, the TourBus features a metronome.
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