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Gear

Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 3

July 18, 2008
Seymour pulls out more early PAF humbuckers made by Seth Lover and Seth's own winder. Also, Seymour talks about making pickups for the best guitarists in the world.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Every legend has an inspiring story about how it all began and Seymour Duncan is no different. An inquisitive young Seymour fixed a string-damaged Tele pickup back in the day and that launched it all.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 2

July 18, 2008
In this segment, Seymour talks about meeting Les Paul and developing a long-lasting friendship with Seth Lover, the inventor of the original PAF humbucking pickup. In fact, Seth gave Seymour his notes, his winder and many protoypes before he died. You'll see Seymour bring out the holy grail in this clip, the original PAF humbucker.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 1

July 18, 2008
?We went to Santa Barbara, CA to see how pickups are made at the Seymour Duncan factory. In this clip, SD's Evan Skopp explains bobbin material, bobbin insulation and?magnet charging. Also, did you know that temperature changes can wreck your pickup's magnetic pull? Evan breaks down some common demagnetizing dangers.
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Premier Collector #2: Gibson Customs and Modded Marshalls

July 15, 2008
This tone tweaker has a bevy of Gibson Custom Reissues, hand-built Strats and Marshall Amps
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The Maniacs Behind the World's Largest Pedalboard

July 14, 2008
Inside the minds of the organizers of the world''s largest pedalboard
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The Pickup King: A Video Interview with Seymour Duncan

July 14, 2008
Want to see the holy grail of pickups -- the original PAF humbucker that inventor Seth Lover used to apply for the patent? Want to see how pickups are made, including
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Switch Hitter: An Interview with Burkhard G. Lehle

July 10, 2008
  Burhard G Lehle, the man behind the switchers The brightly colored boxes with the mushroom- shaped footswitches popped onto the scene a while back, offering up Teutonic quality and
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August 2008 New Products: Summer NAMM Wrap Up

July 10, 2008
We’ll take this moment to be completely honest. We love Austin as much as the next guy wearing a tie-dye “Keep Austin Weird” tee, but Summer NAMM in Nashville
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Moog Guitar Demo

July 9, 2008
For a company to claim that it has made an "innovative, new guitar" isn't that unusual. For the guitar in question to back up that claim is quite unusual. That's what Moog has done with the new Moog guitar.
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Fritz Brothers Watkins Dominator Amp Reissue

July 9, 2008
Check out this cool re-do of the Watkins Dominator by Fritz Brothers Guitars. It's just like the original with a corner front design and two 10" speakers.
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Charvel Guitars Dan Dimas and So-Cal USA Models

July 9, 2008
Charvel's new USA Production Model Series consists of the San Dimas Style 1 & 2, and So-Cal Style 1. We've got the scoop on their new line.
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Peavey Electronics 1-Watt Custom Amp

July 9, 2008
Check out their "Have it Your Way" amp line, built in the USA with whatever specifications you desire -- knobs, tubes, anything.
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Benedetto Travel Archtop, Manhattan, Bravo Elite

July 9, 2008
We're checking out Benedetto's hollowbodies and solidbodies, including their Archtop Travel guitar, Manhattan, Bravo Elite and Benny Model.
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Smith Custom Amps, Guitar Mill, & Fat Tone Pickups

July 9, 2008
Smith Custom Amps, The Guitar Mill, and Fat Tone Pickups formed "Twang Central" at Summer NAMM 08 in Nashville.
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Harmony Guitars Vintage Reissues

July 9, 2008
At Summer NAMM in Nashville, we talked with Harmony Guitars. Looks like they're continuing the trend of bringing back the oldies but goodies. Here, we see their H22 Bass, Rocket, Ritchie Valens, and the Stratotone Jupiter.
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Fritz Brothers Kay Guitar Reissues

July 9, 2008
In Nashville, at the 2008 Summer NAMM, Premier Guitar magazine has the scoop on the Fritz Bro's new Kay line.
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Seymour On Seymour

July 9, 2008
You’ve probably never run into Howard Johnson staying at one of his hotels, or talked stocks with Charles Schwab, but the beauty of the guitar industry is the visibility
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Premier Collector #1: Kramers, Coronados & More

July 9, 2008
Our first Premier Collector has a slew of Kramers, along with Gibson RDs, Charvel Surfcasters, Kents and more!
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Builder Profile: Santa Cruz Cuts to the Chase

July 8, 2008
Bringing back classic shapes and building techniques
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