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On Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

April 9, 2008
We bring you inside the Taylor Road Show and Sweetwater''s HQ
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Stickin' It to the Man

April 9, 2008
Introducing the Chapman Stick, the stringed instrument you haven’t met yet. We talk with Virna Splendore, one of the world’s premier Chapman Stick players and explore this unique niche
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Industrial Light & Music: Inside LightWave Systems and the Optical Pickup

April 9, 2008
In the electric guitar world, magnets rule. But new technologies on the market promise to shake up that longstanding truism. PG speaks with Founder and CEO of LightWave Systems,
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Let Them Build It and They Will Come

April 9, 2008
Joe Coffey spends 48 hours with Bruce Egnater and learns how to build his own tube amp. Kind of. Click here for videos from the seminar One of the
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Close Up The Honky Tonk: A Look at Pull-Strings

April 9, 2008
Although the term “B-Bender” refers to a specific string-bending mechanism developed in the sixties by Gene Parsons for Clarence White, it has since become an eponym, encompassing all of
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Taylor Guitars Road Show: The Solid Body Story

April 8, 2008
Here's the backstory of how Taylor's Solid Body guitar came about. This video features Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger explaining how the guitar's unique pickup started it all. Check out the accompanying video of Brian playing a solidbody through 3 different amps. This video was shot April 1, 2008 at Sweetwater Music's corporate headquarters in Ft. Wayne, IN
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Taylor Guitars Road Show - Tonewoods & Tops

April 8, 2008
Here's a video from the April 1, 2008 Taylor Roadshow featuring Taylor's Brian Swerdfeger and Rick Fagan talking about how tonewoods and tops affect a guitar's sound. This video was shot at Sweetwater Music's corporate headquarters in Ft. Wayne, IN.
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Beyond the Blues Amp: Category 5 Amplification

April 2, 2008
There''s a new amp company that is positioning itself to take the blues scene by storm. In fact, Category 5 amps were originally made specifically for blues players. You''ve already heard
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RJM Music Technology: Killing the Tap Dance One Rig at a Time

March 28, 2008
Upstart builder quickly finds his niche: minimizing stompage
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From High-Tech to High-End: The Story of the Phoenix Guitar Company

March 12, 2008
George Leach is probably a lot like you. He says he’s “always” played the guitar, but spent years in a high-stress engineering job with Intel, as music wasn’t his
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The Tone Checklist: Eight Steps to Tone

March 11, 2008
Does the following scenario sound familiar? One day at band practice, thinking out loud, you say, “Man, my tone sucks!” Your drummer will ask what’s wrong with it, and
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Out of the Abyss: The Story of Abyss’ Rise to Kevin L. Pederson Guitars

March 11, 2008
Kevin Pederson has been building Abyss Guitars for 12 years, but with a name change on the horizon, how will the transformation affect business? An interview with Kevin Pederson
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Trivium's Corey Beaulieu Signature Dean Guitar

March 6, 2008
Trivium's Corey Bealieu and Dean Guitar Designer Josh Maloney talk about building Corey's new signature CBV1122 Dean guitar.
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Randall Amps - Kirk Hammett, Michael Amott

March 5, 2008
Here's the skinny on some new signature amps from Randall: the Kirk Hammett Signature Series and the Michael Amott Signature Ninja V2.
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Theo Hartman: Mojo Agnostic

March 5, 2008
Theo Hartman''s copies of classics come from careful testing and vintage parts... and maybe just a little bit of mojo.
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Egnater Amp Building Seminar Demo

February 27, 2008
Premier Guitar sent a staffer to Egnater's Amp Building Seminar in Feb 2008, where students build Egnater's version of a JTM-45. A dude in the class, Pete Lacis, was kind enough to demo the amp he built.
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Dean USA Tommy Bolin Tribute Teaser

February 27, 2008
A fitting tribute to one helluva guitar player, Dean has introduced a guitar that honors his legacy. Alder body 25.5" scale, 3 single coils and "Teaser" inlayed at the 12th fret. In this video we talk to the guitar's designer, Nick Simmons, and Johnnie Bolin, Tommy's brother.
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BOSS GT-10 Part 1

February 21, 2008
Rob Marcello walks through the features of Boss' new flagship multi-effects guitar processor. It features Boss' latest custom-made DSP nad proprietary sound-modeling COSM engine.
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BOSS GT-10 Part 2

February 21, 2008
Rob Marcello uses the BOSS GT-10 to play his new song which just happens to be called, "My New Rock Song." Playing to a backing track, Marcello uses a number of tones and effects stored in the GT-10 as he shreds away.
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March 2008 New Products: Just Got Back From NAMM.08

February 8, 2008
This year’s NAMM show was a monstrous affair, to be sure. Over four days in mid-January, more than 88,000 people found their way to the Anaheim Convention Center in
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