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NAMM '10 - VOX Amps AC30 Custom Demo

February 4, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA for the NAMM 2010 Show where he visits the VOX Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to VOX's latest take on everybody's favorite VOX, the AC30.

The new AC30 Custom is based on the classic AC30 design.The Custom Series AC30C2 and AC30C2X offer numerous up-to-date enhancements, delivering the most versatile AC30 design in VOX history.

The AC30C2 and the AC30C2X amps make use of 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and use 4 x EL84 tubes to deliver 30 watts of power. The AC30C2 uses two 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers. The AC30C2X uses two 12" Celestion Alnico Blues. All models in the Custom Series offer a switchable 8/16 ohm output jack for powering an external speaker cabinet when you need to speak with a little more authority; using this jack will mute the internal speakers. Additionally, a 2nd extension speaker jack allows you to run an extra 16 ohm cabinet along with the internal speakers for a fuller sound.

Also, You can sweeten the sound of your Custom Series amplifier using the VOX Classic Tremolo effect. Both the speed and the depth are adjustable, allowing you to generate just the sound you want. A warm Spring Reverb is also included on all Custom Series amps, adding spaciousness to the sound. The AC30C2 and AC30C2X also include an additional tone control in the Reverb section.

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NAMM '10:Vigier GV Wood P90, Excalibur Kaos & More

February 4, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Vigier Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see their newest offerings for 2010, including the GV Wood P90, the Excalibur Christophe Godin, Excalibur Kaos and the Excess 5-String Bass.

The GV Wood P90 features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with a phenowood fretboard. It comes loaded with Amber P90s a new Vigier hard-tail bridge. It has an alder body and flame maple top.

The Excalibur Christophe Godin features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with maple fretboard. It comes with DiMarzio Tone Zone/FS1/Chopper (bridge, middle, neck) pickups and it has a Vigier 2011, non-locking trem system that moves on needles bearings.

The Excalibur Kaos is the first reverse headstock Vigier guitar. It features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with maple fretboard. It has Amber humbuckers, Vigier 2011, non-locking trem system and a killswitch.

The Excess 5-String Bass and it features the 10/90 carbon/wood bolt-on maple neck with either a maple, rosewood or delta metal fretboard. It has a quick release bridge and has an active singlecoil pickup with a hum-canceling circuit that eliminates the hum usually associated with single-coil pickups to create a true studio-quiet performance: single-coil tone without the hum.

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NAMM '10 - Blackstar Amps HT Stage 60 Demo & More

February 4, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Blackstar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their new series of amps -- the HT Venue Series.

Specifically, we get to hear the HT Stage 60 Combo that is a 60 watt 2x12 combo loaded with two Celestion speakers. The HT Stage 60s selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through two high quality Celestion speakers, making for a combo that will deliver every night, even in the most testing live environment. The boutique style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes British Class-A and dynamic US. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels allows a further two modes. Its controls include the two-Overdrive voicing switches, Presence, Resonance, Digital Reverb with dark/bright switch, Master Volume and it comes with a 4-way footswitch.

The HT Venue Series includes a 20W head, 20W combo, 40W 1x12 combo, 60W 1x12, 60W 2x12, 100W Head, and three extension cabs (1x12, 2x12 and 4x12).

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Widman Custom Electrics T-Master Guitar Review

February 4, 2010
The Widman T-Master looks like a Tele, but sounds a bit more versatile.
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NAMM '10 Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JPX

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to check out the JPX - John Petrucci's new signature axe.

To commemorate his 10th Anniversary with Music Man, they built the JPX which features a new body shape that has a slightly thinner upper horn and a more symmetric bridge end profile. The body is also chambered for added acoustic resonance. It features alder body, maple top and mahogany Tone Block. It has a mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, custom John Petrucci Music Man? Piezo floating tremolo and 1 DiMarzio Liquifire - neck; 1 DiMarzio Crunch Lab bridge; Piezo bridge pickup.

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NAMM '10 - Marshall Amplifiers 50MA Head Demo

February 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the (new-to-the-States) MA50 head.

The MA50 is a two-channel 50 watt that has three-ECC83 and two-EL34 power tubes and features a spring reverb tank, two-way footswitch, Overdrive boost and three-band EQ per channel.

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NAMM '10: Ernie Ball Music Man Big AL; AL-5 Basses

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest bass, the Big AL.

The Big AL has an African mahogany body, maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fretboard. Its loaded with either a standard - single humbucker with ceramic magnets or with three singlecoils with neodymium magnets. The Big AL is also available as a 5-string, too.

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NAMM '10 - Ernie Ball Limited Edition String Boxes

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Ernie Ball booth. In this segment, we get to see the latest in Ernie Ball strings and accessories.
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NAMM '10:Matchless Amps Avalon 35 Demo & Plexi Cab

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she swings by the Matchless Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out three of their latest products; the Avalon 35 combo (demo), the RV2 combo and some plexiglass cabs/combos.
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NAMM '10 - Voodoo Lab Pedal Power Iso 5, Cables

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Voodoo Lab booth. In this segment, we get to see what's new at Voodoo Lab, including the Pedal Power Iso 5, Pedal Power Cables and Ground Control Pro Updates.

The Pedal Power Iso 5 is an isolated power supply for powering guitar pedal effects and accessories. It's the ultimate compact solution for smaller pedalboards, rack shelves, or even as an additional power supply for larger boards. With five isolated, filtered and regulated output sections, ISO-5 keeps even the most sensitive vintage and boutique analog pedals dead quiet.

Pedal Power ISO-5 includes a high-current output which will properly power modern digital power-hungry effects like those from Eventide, Line 6, and TC Electronic. There's also a dedicated 18V output for those pedals which need the higher voltage for extra headroom.

Pedal Power Cables come in various sizes and lengths and are broken down into two different categories - 2 & 2+ cables and AC cables.

The Ground Control Pro can work great with Digidesign's Eleven Rack and now has even more flexibility and control for the most anal of guitarists.

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NAMM '10-Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee Signature

February 3, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get our first look at the new Albert Lee Signature.

The Albert Lee features Southern ash body, maple neck and fingerboard, standard Music Man string-thru bridge and high profile, medium frets. The guitar can either be loaded with Seymour Duncan singlecoils, Music Man vintage-style singlecoils, or various humbuckers in the HH model.

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NAMM '10 - Fishman Aura Sixteen Demo & Spectrum DI

February 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he swings by the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see two new pedals from Fishman, the Aura Sixteen & the Aura Spectrum DI.

The Aura Sixteen is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura? Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup. It features Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls, 16 pre-loaded Dreadnought guitar Images are completely user-configurable and USB interface to download Images from the Aura Image Gallery (software included).

The Spectrum DI Aura? Spectrum DI is Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.

Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques.

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NAMM '10 - Peavey Ecoustic Series Demo

February 2, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Peavey Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to hear from Peavey's Ecoustic Series, specifically the E300 2x12 version courtesy of Maybe August. The E300 is a two-channel amp with XLR outs, built-in effects loop, digital effects including, reverb, delay, chorus and phaser.
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NAMM '10-Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary Teles

February 2, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop. In this video segment, we get a look at the spectrum of Custom Shop Teles.

First, we get to see the four Telecasters (Nocaster with two pickups, Esquire with two pickups or one pickup, Broadcaster and the Snake Head Tele) the Custom Shop re-created to celebrate the Telecaster's 60th Anniversary. Each model is limited to 60 models.

On the other end of the spectrum, we get to check out a Masterbuilt Uri Shiskov Peacock Tele with a birdseye alder body and inlays made of silver, emeralds, rubys, diamonds and sapphires.

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NAMM '10 - Martin Performing Artist GPCPA1 Demo

February 2, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for 2010 NAMM show where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we to check out Martin's new Performing Artist series ... specifically the GPCPA1 model.

The GPCPA1 model is equipped with Fishmans newly designed onboard sound reinforcement system, the F1 Aura -- and 9 specific tonal settings. Also, it comes with a 3-band EQ and the Gold Plus pickup. The guitar features solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides and has an ebony headstock, fingerboard and bridge.

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NAMM '10: EHX Ring Thing Modulator;Iron Lung Demos

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Electro Harmonix Effects booth. In this segment, they demo two of their latest pedals for us; the Ring Thing Modulator and the Iron Lung Vocoder.

The Ring Thing Modulator is a modulation control allowing guitarists to explore a new sonic world that is both familiar and inventive. It boasts complex modulations with interactive parameters create any sound your mind can imagine -- from metallic sweeps to subtle color changes to unique and limitless modulations. It has articulate pitch shifting, preset tuning, selectable waveforms and external control delivers sound designer mystery, with a rock 'n' roll edge. The control knobs are Blend, Wave, Filter/Rate, Ring/Depth, Coarse and Mode (pitch-shifting).

The Iron Lung was designed around the V256 Vocoder and put in their smallest, die-cast chassis. It uses the highest resolution of 256 bands to deliver defined vocoder performance while its Gender Bender control lets you adjust a male to female emphasis that delivers numerous and exacting possibilities at the turn of a knob. An XLR input allows your microphone of choice to be used with three-independent gain controls. To round it out, the tone control integrates with the Gender Bender to refine the tone.

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NAMM '10 - DBZ Guitars USA Snakeskin Venom & More

February 1, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new offerings from DBZ Guitars for 2010.

First, Dean Z introduces us to the USA Venon Snakeskin which is a mahogany body, maple top guitar with Custom etched snake skin finish that comes with gold hardware and original Floyd Rose floating bridge.

The USA Cavallo Metallic Series is a set-neck guitar with a mahogany body, maple top, ebony fingerboard DBZ Custom Pickups (string-thru or Floyd Rose bridge) and the metallic finish choices are topaz and sapphire blue.

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NAMM '10 - Framus New Panthera & Diablo Designs

February 1, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Framus Guitars booth. In this segment, we see the updated versions of Framus' most popular models; the Panthera and Diablo. Also, we get to check out some of the possibilities within the Framus Custom Shop.
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NAMM '10 - Crybaby Cantrell Wah, MXR Micro Flange

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Dunlop/MXR Effects booth. In this segment, we get a taste of all their newest pedals for 2010 with the help of Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth who demos all the new offerings.

In this video, we hear the Crybaby Jerry Cantrell Signature Wah, Kirk Hammett Signature Wah, MXR Custom Comp, MXR Black Label Chorus, MXR Micro Chorus, MXR Mico Flange, MXR Phase 45 and MXR Fullbore Metal Distortion.

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