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Dads, Daughters and Guitars

Dads, Daughters and Guitars

September 18, 2009
Bonding with teenagers over guitars
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Matrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

September 18, 2009
Watch the video review: Click for full-size video Regular readers, I hope you’re sitting down. I actually like an amp that’s not compact and light and easy. Yeah, it’s
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Video Review - Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Amp

September 17, 2009
PG's Gayla Drake Paul's latest Video Review is the Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier. Read the written review.

The Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier is 400 watts (bi-amped 200 watts per low-frequency and high-frequency driver) with two input channels that can be customized for your specific applications. It comes with an instrument channel with line and instrument inputs-and the XLR in has phantom power. Both channels have input Gain, three-band EQ and multi-mode Reverb. Channel one includes a narrow-band notch filter, and our review unit had the option vacuum tube, which Gayla has said added some additional warmth. Other controls on the SanGreal are Master and Monitor volume controls and an FX loop.

It comes loaded with neodymium-powered ribbon driver and an advanced low-frequency driver. The cabinet is monitor-shaped, made of birch multi-ply with a handle at one end and a speaker pole mount on the other.

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Video Review - BC Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle

September 17, 2009
PG's Jordan Wagner's latest review featured in Premier Guitar's October 2009 issue is the BC Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle. Read the written review.

For the 40th collection, they chose to recreate the first four original electric guitar designs (Eagle, Bich, Mockingbird, Seagull) out of the innovative minds of Bernie Rico and his staff of designers. Each guitar feature specifications that closely mimic those appearing in the earliest B.C. Rich catalogs from the '70s; neck-through construction, solid Koa bodies and exclusive electronics.

The Eagle's body is made of koa wood and features a bevel-style top. It comes loaded with Grover Super Rotomatic tuners, jumbo frets, BC Rich Quad bridge, DiMarzio Dual Sound humbuckers, which can be switched between series-parallel and single-coil operations.

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The Little Magnatone That Could

The Little Magnatone That Could

September 9, 2009
When Tim runs into a dangerous power situation in an old Magnatone lap steel amp, he''s tasked with completely reimagining the project.
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Monster Effects Swamp-Thang Tremolo & Mastortion Overdrive Pedal Reviews

Monster Effects Swamp-Thang Tremolo & Mastortion Overdrive Pedal Reviews

September 8, 2009
The Swamp-Thang channels classic Fender tremolo, while the Mastortion pays tribute to Mastodon''s modern metal sound.
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Eventide PitchFactor Review

Eventide PitchFactor Review

September 2, 2009
The PitchFactor packs ten studio-quality effects into one portable box for Van Halen to Brian May and much, much more.
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Media Preview September '09

Media Preview September '09

August 19, 2009
Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem; Lenny Breau & Brad Terry: Live at the Maine Festival; Adam Rafferty Teaches How to Play the Music of Stevie Wonder; John Pizzarelli Exploring Jazz Guitar; Folk Blues for Fingerstyle Guitar; A Guitar Lesson with David Bromberg; Confessions of a Record Producer; Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott; Battle of The Band Names: The Best and Worst Band Names Ever
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All You Need is... Bass!

All You Need is... Bass!

August 19, 2009
A pretty pile of basses
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How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass

August 19, 2009
Pro bassists weigh in on the differences between how guitarists and bassists approach the instrument
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Claudio Pagelli

Claudio Pagelli

August 19, 2009
Four beauties to celebrate Claudio Pagelli''s 30th anniversary
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Ampeg B-15-N

New Speaker Plug for an Ampeg B-15-N

August 19, 2009
An Ampeg B-15-N without a speaker plug
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Peavey Studio Special 1.5 Amp Review

Peavey Studio Special 1.5 Amp Review

August 19, 2009
Peavey dives into the low-wattage boutique market with signature affordability
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Bass Collection SB401

Bass Collection SB401

August 19, 2009
The origins of a "Bass Collection" bass from the eighties
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Komet 19 Amp Head Review

Komet 19 Amp Head Review

August 19, 2009
The Komet 19 can be summed up as such: small amp, huge tone.
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1935 Rickenbacker Electro Spanish

August 19, 2009
In an historical sense, the Rickenbacker Electro Spanish is certainly one of the most interesting models, as it was the first commercially produced, American-made electric guitar with a standard or
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Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

Stratocaster with Individual On/Off Switches

August 19, 2009
How to add individual on/off switches for each pickup to your Strat
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Markbass MoMark Modular Bass Amp System Review

Markbass MoMark Modular Bass Amp System Review

August 19, 2009
Reviewed: MarkBass Pre S1M, Pre T1M, EQ42S, EQ7G and MVVL modules
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Sneak Peek: Line 6 Spider IV

Sneak Peek: Line 6 Spider IV

August 19, 2009
Line 6 recently unveiled their new Spider IV line; here''s the details on the amps
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Carvin BX500 Amp and BR410 Neo Cab Review

Carvin BX500 Amp and BR410 Neo Cab Review

August 19, 2009
The BX500 features a lot of watts packed into a small package for a portable, flexible bass amp option
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