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2964NAMM 2012: D'Addario
D'Addario and Planet Waves introduced a new series of high quality instrument cables at this year's NAMM Show.

The American Stage series cable has a new "geo-tip" design to ensure a tight, secure connection with any instrument jack. Among the features are special solder joints to ensure strength and conductivity.

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29653 Ways To Improve Your String Bending Technique

Bending notes can be a very powerful technique on guitar. It is important to learn to correctly use this technique in order for it to sound good. Many guitarists in the beginning stages of learning string bending do not do it properly. Either they do not know what a correctly bent note sounds like or their ear is not developed. When done wrongly, it often sounds bad and sloppy. This article will show you a few ways to start improving your string bending technique today.

When bending notes, you need to know what note you are trying to bend to. If you do not know what note you are bending to, there is a good chance the bend will be out of tune. The most common bend is a whole step bend, which is two frets, but there are other bends as well. The key to getting good at bending notes is consistently being able to bend to the desired note.

1. Use a tuner

A tuner is a great tool to help you improve your string bending technique. It will tell you if you are correctly bending to the desired pitch and if you are in tune. If you have a difficult time telling if you are bending to the right note, use this technique. Have your guitar connected to a tuner, play a note, and bend that note up to your desired note. Watch the tuner and see when you correctly bend to the desired note and when it is in tune. Observe what it sounds like and your fretting hand position. Repeat this a few times to get used to correctly bending to the right pitch.

Bending notes is a lot about having a good ear. You do not want to rely too much on this technique with a tuner. If you rely too much on the tuner, you may not develop your ear and the tuner will become a crutch. Use this technique if you are having a difficult time with string bends but work on using the following technique to really help develop your string bending.

2. Listen to the desired pitch before performing bend

Listening to the pitch before performing the bend is a great way to develop your ear. You will have to rely on your ear to bend to the correct pitch and it will significantly help develop your string bending. This technique is simple. Play the note you are planning to bend up to and get that pitch in your head. Then bend the note up to that pitch. Once you bend up to the pitch, play the fret you wanted to bend to and see if the pitches match. If the pitches match, you are doing it correctly but keep working on being able to do it consistently.

Here is an example of using this technique. Lets say you want to bend an A to a B. First, you would play the B to get the note in your head. Once the sound of the B note is in your head then you bend the A to the B. You can see if you did it right by picking the bent string and then picking the B note and seeing if they match.

If you are having a difficult time hearing whether you are correctly bending then I recommend combining techniques one and two. You are going to follow the steps for technique 2. Get the desired pitch in your head and bend the note up to the desired pitch. Once the note is bent to what you think is correct, check it with the tuner. See if you are bending the pitch too much or too little. Always check the tuner after you think you are at the desired pitch. This will help develop your ear and help you be able to distinguish when your bends are flat or sharp.

3. Learn to bend with all your fingers

Learning to bend with all your fingers will help you in your playing. Most players prefer to bend with their ring finger. While the ring finger is the easiest to bend with, you do not want to rely only on this finger to perform string bends. Sometimes in your playing, you may run into licks where it is difficult to use your ring finger for a bend or you would have to shift your hand for just one bend. Being able to bend with all your fingers will limit this problem and make you an overall better player.

To improve bending with all your fingers you need to spend time practicing bends with each finger. You should use the previous techniques when practicing with each finger. You may find it difficult to bend with certain fingers but keep working on these fingers. For me, I found it difficult to bend with my pinky but after working on it, it has become a lot easier. Now when I come to playing situations where I have to bend with a finger other than my ring finger, it is no problem. Spend time improving your bending technique with all your fingers. It will help your playing and you will not have to worry about being limited to bending with certain fingers.

String bending can be a difficult technique to learn because it requires a developed ear to consistently do it right. It is easy for your bends to be a little flat or sharp. That is why it is important to use these techniques to improve your ear and your bending technique. Make string bending part of your practice sessions and your string bending will greatly improve and make your playing sound a lot better!

About the Author

Dan Acheron is a hard rock guitarist, songwriter and instructor in St. Louis, MO. He is the author of the ebook: Become a Better Guitarist Today. You can sign up and receive a free copy of the ebook today.



2966Guitar Practice

Practice

Practice is so important as a musician. Therefore it’s a good idea to make sure you are doing it right! Or in other words produce more effective results. Practice should be regular, disciplined but fun, effective and produce good results over time.

Motivation

Think of a time when you heard your favourite guitarist or musician. It might be the first time you were really inspired by someone, or it may be someone you heard more recently. How did it make you feel? You may have thought wow id love to be able to play like that!

What were the reasons you decided to take up the guitar or decide to take up lessons?

Make time to listen to music. It’s so important that you make time to simply sit and enjoy the music you like or would like to emulate. Going to concerts/gigs can be a fantastic motivational boot for your playing.

Anything that you can do to experience music will undoubtedly make you a better musician. We all lead hectic lives these days and technology means that we can listen to music on the go via ipods, cd players etc. This is a great way to spend some of the day exposing your self to music on the go.

One a week if I get time I like to spend an hour on my own and just listen to a favourite album from beginning to end. Have you ever listen to an old favourite song and noticed something different about it? Notice the way the instruments interact, or maybe how a singer conveys certain lyrics.

Shot- term v’s Long- term goals

What are you long term goals? What are your short- term goals. So you want to play like Jimi? Well that may be your long- term goal. The way you will get there are you short- term goals. Setting up small aims each day breaks up the marathon. It also makes you feel better as you gain a feeling of achievement each time. Its good to challenge your self but make sure each goal is realistic. If you feel that you don’t practice enough, so your short- term goal may be just to practice more often a week. Why not keep a notebook on you music stand and aim to practice five times in the week. Tick off each day you practice. The more you can form good practicing habits and get into a routine the quicker you can achieve your

long- term goals.

Remember learning an instrument is a process. And usually it can take years to be fairly competent. There are no real short cuts to learning guitar. Which in ways is one of its beauties as we are always learning, and around every corner is something new to challenge and inspire us. So without trying to sounding clichéd Rome wasn’t built in a day. So pace yourself and know your goals. The road to mastery isn’t always a smooth one but its well worth the journey when you reach the destination you have been stiving for.

How long?

People generally concentrate better in 20/30 minute intervals. After that the mind tends to wander. Its easy to get bored or distracted after this so make sure you are keeping an eye on how long you are practicing for.

Try and keep to these short burst of practice, little and often. Opposed to one long practice just before your next guitar lesson! This way your mind and fingers will better remember what you are learning. If you intend to come back and practice leave the guitar out. If you put it away in its case it will be harder to persuade yourself to practice instead of just easily reaching out and picking it up again. Once you get into a regular pattern of practice you will not only feel that you are making progress but that you are actively in control of the outcome.


Practicing is similar to programming a computer to perform a task. Once you have taken small chunks to learn, you can fit them all together to achieve the whole piece. You don’t necessarily need to start at the beginning when learning a new piece. Why not try the easiest part in the middle or the end and work you way back?

Slow it down!

Take it easy! Make sure that you practice nice and slow. That way you will be giving yourself enough time to think about what you need to achieve. Also it means that you wont be rushing through something making lots of mistakes over and over again. Remember you are trying to program yourself to remember the piece or song. Make sure that you are using the correct fingering, notes, rhythm etc. Be patient with yourself and you will see good results. Rome wasn’t built in a day etc. learning guitar is a process but one step at a time and you will achieve your goals.

Left hand/ right hand

Are you having problems syncing both hands? Or is something going wrong but cant quite put you finger on it (pardon the pun).

Sometimes trying to deal with both hands can be difficult. Try this approach and see if you have better results. This can be used for any particular kind of playing but lets pretend were looking at a chord progression.

We have a chord progression with four chords and a ♩♫♫♩ rhythm.
You cant manage to get either the chord changes or the right hand strumming pattern.

Firstly forget about the right hand for a moment. Let it have a holiday and concentrate on you left hand. Practice very slowly changing between the chord shapes. Also try and get all the fingers on at the same time each time you change to a new chord. Then try this with your eyes closed. Even try practicing the shapes without a guitar while you for example when you are walking around or are waiting somewhere.

When you have the left hand working nore efficiently lets look at the right hand and forget the left hand for a minute. Practice tapping the rhythm first so we are sure we are playing it right. Now try this on the strings using down strums. Next figure out an efficient way to use up ad down strums. Lets say D,D,U,D,U,D.

Now lets try putting both these hand together. Aim to keep the right hand moving even if the left hand hasn’t got to the next chord yet. Keep trying this and take it nice and slow. Eventually you should receive the benefit from this approach. You can use this for any kind of practicing really. If its just a a bar or small section try this if you are finding things overwhelming and it should help.

Distractions

Playing with and without distractions. Firstly when you are practicing you need a distraction free environment. Free of T.V,radio, computers etc. Turn off you phone and anything else which may make you tempted to think about doing anything else.
Then when you think you have mastered what you are learning or don’t have to read the music anymore go watch t.v but take your guitar! Practicing with distractions now means you are testing you subconcous and are now working from finger memory.

Discipline and having fun!

One game I used to play with my guitar teacher was to practice a piece or small section with your eyes closed. This was a really fun way to test yourself and make you realise what section needed the most work. Other times it just sounded like Les Dawson with notes all over the shop! The more you can memorise the less you have to rely on reading the music.

Being a musician does require discipline. You need time, perseverance and determination. However if you enjoying the process its fun to do anyway! Once you have a regular routine you will enjoy and see good results with your playing. Everyone has ups and downs, but as long as your putting the work in and communicating to you teacher any problems you will progress in time.

Stay relaxed but focused. Make sure that you are sitting correctly and not tense. If you feel tension try to relax or do some stretching exercises beforehand. This website has lots of good advice a bout how to take care when practicing. musicianshealth.com
Article by J.Bailey www.guitarstudio1.com ©



2967Developing Your Skills

Mindset

You have to believe in yourself. You must believe that you can and are able to play at a high level, or at a level higher than where you are right now. Without this you are doomed. The mental aspect of playing guitar is very important, every great player believes in himself, and you MUST do the same. For example, if you are frustrated or are coming across things that you are not able to do you should not get discouraged. In other words you should use it as a platform to propel yourself to the next level, sort of like a stepping-stone. Step UP to the next level. You have to say to yourself; “I can do this,” and believe it. Believing is key. Expect yourself and see yourself playing well. Visualizing yourself playing well is a good idea to do before you pick up your guitar. Know what it is that you are going to play and then envision yourself doing it without mistakes. Feel yourself in that place of victory. One thing I do regularly is read positive stuff on a daily basis, whether it’s a new book or a daily quote.

Practice

Practice makes perfect. It's the same with playing guitar. If you don't practice every day you won’t make any progress. There is surely somebody close to you or maybe a world's away that is practicing right now. This is by no means a statement of intimidation. It is a call to action. It is the truth. Desire is in all of us. It’s what we do with that desire and what we are willing to prepare ourselves to do with it that counts. If you have the desire to play the guitar at a high level you have to act on your desire. Stir it up. One good way of doing this is with consistent practice. The more you practice the better you will get and you will see results which will then stir up your desire to be even greater. A good question to ask oneself is, “What am I going to do about it?” Is your desire big enough to be the best, to be good, just for fun? Once you have determined the answer to these questions you will have a much clearer path laid out before you and a much easier time practicing your guitar. You should stick with someone who monitors your progress and not be going all over the Internet from site to site trying to learn in this way. You can learn by doing these things but it shouldn’t be the only way you learn. In fact, I think you should do both. If you are serious about your progress, you must be guided by someone who knows what he or she is doing, how to make you better and how to get you to progress. One of the major causes of failure is LACK OF PRACTICE, not talent. It’s because someone stops playing that their skills grow stagnant, it’s NOT that that person doesn’t have any, or little, talent. Another way to stir up your desire is to be constantly on the lookout for things that you want to play. For example, looking up songs that you love and that are in your style of playing, and studying them for a few minutes will greatly help you to see how the pros did it. This is a great source of motivation because now you have a broader perspective on how to go about creating your own song.

You should write down your practice goals on a daily basis. Write them down on paper and not on the computer. It’s done with more emotion this way. What matters is that you are CLEAR. And once you are CLEAR your actions are then determined and ready to plow into. Another thing to do is to get with someone who knows more than you and keeps tabs on your progress, even if it’s just a hobby. Every hobby takes commitment as well. If not the fun dwindles. And your progress suffers. If it’s just a hobby, ask your family members or your friends for feedback. It’s always fun to get good feedback on your playing. Get a response from them, although be careful of negative people and responses. Know whom you are showing it too and if you always get negative responses about other areas of your life from this person then by all means do not go to this person. Go to someone else. Forums are a good place to show your stuff but be careful since negativity can be anywhere. If you see any kind of negativity it is NOT good for your progress as a player. If you are not so serious but still interested in learning; then you need to get with a teacher that will help you play BETTER. There are great rewards in being able to express yourself exactly the way you want to.

If you are a serious student, there is only one path for you to take. Take lessons and take them seriously!

Teacher

I believe that all great leaders first learned how to follow, and that’s how they became teachers. They had teachers themselves. I believe you must do the same when learning your instrument by studying with a good teacher. Trying to do things yourself will only get you so far. Every single athlete in the world has a coach. This coach knows what the athlete needs to work on. He has studied this and has been through it in order to get you to the highest level. You should be seeking someone who has proven results. The coach can then assess your skills and give you exercises and a certain plan made out specifically for you.

After all is said and done, you need to get into your practice spot and not stop. Don’t be inconsistent. Be consistent. Keep a log of your progress. This is very important when you need some inspiration. And lastly, learn in line with your goals.

About the Author

Mike Socarras is a guitarist, songwriter, lyricist and guitar teacher. He teaches music theory, songwriting and guitar in the Westchester area. If you would like to know more about music and playing guitar you can visit these links for more songwriting information.
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2968Trash Metal Spider

This mini – lesson will show you the technique commonly used In trash rhythm guitar, and I’ve called it a trash metal spider. So, what’s it all about?

Try playing this :
“The example lick”

E|-------------------
B|-------------------
G|-------------------
D|-------------------
A|-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5
E|-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3
   E E E E E E E E E E

It’s all in straight and steady eight-rhythm.

Now, play it again and look at your left hand. Check if you are changing positions, from II to III, and notice which fingers you use to play power chords. If you slide your hand, this lesson is for you. The whole concept is to play that riff (or any other which uses this form of chromatic power chord progression) without changing position – that means you have to play the first power chord (F#5 in the example) with your first and third finger, and the second one (G5) with your second and fourth finger. Looks pretty simple, but it’s not so easy to make it in 180 bpm, huh. Try pulling it out with legato or little arpeggios on two strings. Play some of the riffs I’ve made for you to practice, and think out some your own! You can find mine on the bottom of this page.

Remember, the point of this technique is not to change position when playing this kind of “lick”. So, in the example lick - play F#5 with fingers 1,3 and G5 with fingers 2,4. No hand movement between positions! Start slowly, and don’t speed up until you’re sure that it’s perfect.

That’s all for tonight, folks – that was short, but mastering this will take time, so stop reading this and go practice! Peace!

(If the image is too small, download it,and print)

PS
Also, if you liked the lesson - comment, rate and like my facebook profile here, I'd be pleased! : http://www.facebook.com/dkguitarlessons.

Daniel Kaczmarczyk
lodzgitara@gmail.com



2969The A To A Of Scales

The A to A approach to scales is a simple idea, but very effective. It’s basically a matter of knowing your scales from one note, A for example, to the next occurrence of that note an octave higher, and to be equally comfortable with as many different routes and positions as possible.

Tutorial books often show us scales through two octaves, and so we tend to practice them in this way, and this causes us to fail to appreciate the important boundary that we cross when we enter the second octave.

For instance most of us encounter this A minor pentatonic ’block’ scale played through two octaves at the 5th position.

|--------------------5-|
|----------------5-8---|
|------------5-7-------|
|--------5-7-----------|
|----5-7---------------|
|5-8-------------------|
 A C D E G A C D E G A

Although it’s possible to do great sounding things with this scale as it is, I believe it can be problematic, especially for those still trying to develop basic skills.

The first problem is that it treats the middle A note as if it’s just another note with no more importance than any other, and as a result, a distinct boundary has been crossed as if it didn’t exist.

The other problem is that the first A to A pattern has completely different fretboard properties to the second, and so any phrase played in the first will be impossible to recreate perfectly in the second.

There is a much better way to approach the A minor pentatonic scale. Both of the above octaves will still be used, but they’ll never be treated as a single entity.

First let’s break them up to see how they differ.

|------------|----------5-|
|------------|------5-8---|
|------------|--5-7-------|
|--------5-7-|7-----------|
|----5-7-----|------------|
|5-8---------|------------|
 A C D E G A |A C D E G A

First thing to notice is that we now have two A’s rather than one in the middle. This is because we’re no longer going from A to A through two octaves and treating the middle one as if it has no importance. Instead we’re going from A to A in the first, and then A to A again in the second. This really does matter.

So why can’t a phrase played in the first octave be precisely recreated in the second?

Let’s say the phrase played in the first octave contained a pulloff from C to A. This couldn’t be done in the second because the C and A are on different strings. You can’t slide from C to D in the first, but you can in the second. In the second you can overlap the A and C notes to create a smooth minor third arpeegiated sound, but you can’t in the first.

So any phrase containing hammers, pulls, slides, bends, overlaps etc, can not be faithfully recreated in both octaves using these two patterns. This can cause inconsistent, disjointed sounding solos. This is where knowing your scales from A to A can really prove useful.

Here’s how continuity could be maintained through two octaves.

|------------|---------------|
|------------|---------8-10--|
|------------|-----7-9-------|
|--------5-7-|7-10-----------|
|----5-7-----|--------------|
|5-8---------|--------------|
 A C D E G A |A C  D E G A

So now both octaves share the same properties, and hammers, slides etc can be faithfully recreated.

Now let’s do the same to the original second octave.

|------------|----------5-| 
|------------|---- -5-8---|
|----------2-|--5-7-------|
|------2-5---|7-----------|
|--3-5-------|------------|
|5-----------|------------| 
 A C D E G A |A C D E G A

Below is a list of THE COMMONEST ways to go from A to A organized into groups that share the same fretboard pattern properties.

GROUP 1

|------------|--------3-5-|------------|------------|
|------------|----3-5-----|------------|--------8-10|
|--------0-2-|2-5---------|------------|----7-9-----|
|----0-2-----|------------|--------5-7-|7-10--------|
|0-3---------|------------|----5-7-----|------------|
|------------|------------|5-8---------|------------|
 
|---------------|----------15-17|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|-----15-17-----|---------------|----------20-22|
|----------12-14|14-17----------|---------------|-----19-21-----|
|-----12-14-----|---------------|----------17-19|19-22----------|
|12-15----------|---------------|-----17-19-----|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|17-20---------|---------------|

GROUP 2
|------------|----------5-|-------------|--------------|
|------------|------5-8---|-----------10|--------------|
|----------2-|--5-7-------|-------9-12--|------------14|
|------2-5---|7-----------|--10-12------|-------14-17--|
|--3-5-------|------------|12-----------|--15-17-------|
|5-----------|------------|-------------|17------------|
 
|------------17|--------------|
|-------17-20--|------------22|
|--17-19-------|-------21-24--|
|19------------|--22-24-------|
|--------------|24------------|
|--------------|--------------|

GROUP 3
|--------3-5-|------------|------------|---------------|
|--1-3-5-----|------------|--------8-10|---------------|
|2-----------|------------|--5-7-9-----|----------12-14|
|------------|--------5-7-|7-----------|--10-12-14-----|
|------------|--3-5-7-----|------------|12-------------|
|------------|5-----------|------------|---------------|
 
|----------15-17|---------------|---------------|
|--13-15-17-----|---------------|----------20-22|
|14-------------|---------------|--17-19-21-----|
|---------------|----------17-19|19-------------|
|---------------|--15-17-19-----|---------------|
|---------------|17-------------|---------------|

You should apply this A to A, B to B etc grouping method to all scales. As you can see from the above list, it’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Knowing where you can precisely recreate your phrases an octave or two higher will prove extremely valuable when soloing, but like anything, these benefits only truly reveal themselves if you’ve developed a competent level of musicianship, so work work work and play play play!!

Apologies if there are any mistakes in the tabs.



2970Combining Techniques

== Introduction ==

My third lesson guys and I hope it helps you. Well, I started only three years ago and am still in the process of learning some stuff. In the beginning, I would log on to ULTIMATE GUITAR and the tabs would be like Greek to me. Then, I figured them out and then, those weird letters and signs in the middle would seem a little crazy. So, I think we should start with how basic stuff is usually shown on tabs.

== Usual markings in tabs ==

Slide up: /
Slide down:
Hammer on: h
Pull off: p
Let ring: ~
Bend: b
Tapping: T
Palm muting: P.M
Muted strings: x

== Let's Get Started ==

OK, Try this:

e----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
G-------------------------5--7-8-7-------|
D---------5-7-5-----5--7------------5-7--|
A----5--7--------7-----------------------|
E-8--------------------------------------|

I'm not saying that this sounds bad. But, sometimes your playing hand tends to get worked up at parts like the (5-7-5) or (7-8-7) ones which are slightly faster than the usual speed. This tends to limit your playing speed. But, using a combination of techniques here, could help.

Try this:

e----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
G-------------------------5--7h8p7-------|
D---------5h7p5-----5--7------------5/7--|
A----5--7--------7-----------------------|
E-8--------------------------------------|

That should help you a bit. It eases the fast (5-7-5) and (7-8-7) part and also gives a slightly different feel to the (5-7) part in the end by adding a slide. This should prove how using a combination of techniques help your guitar playing.

== Few other exercises to help ==

I] My Heart Will Go On - My style [D major scale]

e--------------------------------10------8-73---------------
B-8-10-10/12------12h13p12-10-10--------------------5-3------
G------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
 
e--------------------------------10------8-10-10/12---10---10|
B-8-10-10/12------12h13p12-10-10-----------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|
 
II] Snow (Hey Oh) - RHCP
 
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----4---4h6h4---4-----4---4h6h4---------------------------6---6h8h6---|
D---6---6-------6-----6---6-------6-----4---4h6h4---4-----8---8-------8-|
A-6-----------------7-----------------6---6-------6---6/9---------------|
E-----------------------------------7-----------------------------------|

I hope you can implement these combinations and make your own and probably go and show off to your pals too! I Hope this helped!

Thanks! (Oh... And don't forget to rate!)



2971Santana: 'Don't Go Into Competition; Go Into Complement'

After performing thousands of concerts around the world, Carlos Santana has set his sights on Las Vegas. Beginning in May 2012, the guitarist will begin a two-year long run of shows at the House of Blues located at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Called "An Intimate Evening With Santana: Greatest Hits Live—Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow," the first show is on May 2nd and will involve what has been described as an "interactive intimate" atmosphere where fans will truly be able to get close and personal with Carlos. The first series of shows runs through June 3rd and then there is a break before they resume on September 12th and end on November 11th. Performances will start up again in 2013.

A press conference was held at the West Hollywood House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard to announce the shows. Several of the key players spoke in advance of Santana and here are some of their comments.

Andrew Economon, General Manager of the House of Blues in Las Vegas, had this to say about the upcoming shows. "House of Blues Las Vegas is excited, ecstatic and ready and waiting for Mr. Santana to come and play. I want to tell you the excitement in Las Vegas is like never before. We’ve got the most intimate setting in Las Vegas for this kind of an act and it’s a perfect fit."

Patrick Miller, VP of Marketing, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, added his thoughts. "We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Carlos Santana to Mandalay Bay and more importantly to the larger family of MGM Resorts. We believe entertainment is at the heart of what we do at MGM Resorts and adding Carlos to our lineup is an incredible asset and an incredible component."

House of Blues Entertainment CEO Ron Bension said, "This is a special day for a special artist in announcing a two-year run at a very, very special venue. You’ve heard the word intimate and it really is kind of the title of the concert and we really do mean that. The House of Blues in Las Vegas is probably one of the greatest concert rock halls in America. The worst seat in that building is probably as good as anybody’s best seats. We reconfigured to make it even more intimate and we’ve actually reduced the capacity for these shows by about 25 percent from 1,600 down to about 1,200. And it’s gonna be just a really wonderful evening and people will be within feet of the stage and dancing and partying are both encouraged all night long. We won’t have to encourage it too much because it’s going to be a great, great night."

And Santana’s manager, Michael Vrionis, closed the conference and mentioned, "We’re very, very thrilled to be coming to the House of Blues in Las Vegas. It’s Carlos’s home and he looks forward to playing there. We’re looking very forward to the venue; it’s going to be great and the music is gonna be fantastic."

UG: Can you talk a bit about playing in Las Vegas?

Santana: It’s an honor to be in the House of Blues because there’s a group of entities that is deeply committed to honoring the best contribution that the United States has given to the world: Americana music. Americana music is deeply invested in the blues, pre-Colombian music and gospel. If you ask Frank Sinatra who he listened to he will say Billie Holiday. If you ask Billy Holiday who she listened to she’ll say Louis Armstrong. You get the point. And if you ask me who I listen to, I listen to anyone and everyone from this planet who does what they do from the heart.

"Americana music is the best contribution that the United States has given to the world."

So by playing at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, you’re kind of honoring those musicians who came before you?

We love to honor our gift to come to the House of the Blues and create an atmosphere into our laboratory—a spiritual, sensual laboratory where we can create the alchemy of giving people something beyond entertainment. Now don’t get me wrong—entertainment is pretty incredible in Las Vegas. I think there’s about 12 to 20 Cirque de Soleils and each one is a true testament of physical perfection and accuracy. Like the most incredible athletes that you can think of like Jesse Owens or Carl Lewis or a baseball, football or basketball player. They’re really committed, females and males, to a physical discipline. That’s entertainment and I say it’s incredible.

Your show at the House of Blues is not going to be like that.

We deal with something a little different—we deal with the Holy Ghost. That’s some different kind of muscles. The muscle most important to the Holy Ghost is imagination. The muscle most important that human beings are being given and you need to utilize this and if you don’t you become twisted and thinking like a victim. Willingness to allow and allow willingness will give you the same ingredient alchemy that Jesus did and Mother Teresa did or the Vision of Guadalupe. To create miracles is not something beyond your capacity.

You want to create miracles with your performances at the House of Blues?

For me the miracle is to become like a shape shifter. The same element that women utilize when they give birth to a baby: They take a deep breath [Carlos sucks in a big breath] and you relax and you trust that it’s alright already and the baby’s gonna be perfect.

You already know it’s going to be perfect?

It’s the same thing when you’re playing music; real music; memorable music. So we plan to honor the Holy Ghost in women. We plan to not rely on therapists, analysts, psychiatrists or people who supply expensive drugs because we don’t need what Michael Jackson was needing nor what Whitney Houston was needing. We all respected them.

Will you be playing with any special guests?

We need to activate the light inside that was given to us and we plan to utilize that by inviting also [during a] week geniuses of America. Like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Harry Belafonte, Patti LaBelle or Aretha. Ladies who as soon as they open their mouth, you get chills and you know they’re not lip-synching and they don’t need choreography. Because what they do is they give you something that is called a voice. Like Whitney Houston, when she sang you heard a legion of angels and not just one angel. So we plan to invite African people, women and men, Angelique Kidjoe and many, many sisters and brothers. People from India and people from South America; American Indians. Whether it’s Andreas Bocelli or Placido Domingo, I’m not dropping names. I’m just telling you what’s available to us to present to you.

The performances at the House of Blues sound pretty amazing.

We want to say thank you from the center of my heart and we invite you to come and witness something that is beyond entertainment or show business. It’s called willingness to allow the Holy Ghost from that through us to you.

Can you talk a little bit about the new album, Shape Shifter?

Most people have been requesting the Caravanserai and The Swing of Delight and the Blues For Salvador element with no guests. They want to hear the Mexican play the guitar and that’s it [laughs.] So I said, “OK, I’m gonna give you a Mexican playing the guitar.

Where do the roots of the songs on Shape Shifter come from?

The Mexican is really deeply invested in pre-Colombian African and pre-Colombian American Indian music. So when you hear the new CD we really honor that which we love, which is pre-Colombian and African music.

"The muscle most important to the Holy Ghost is imagination, the muscle most important that human beings are being given and you need to utilize this and if you don’t you become twisted and thinking like a victim."

That music influences the types of songs and harmonic content on the album?

Yes. The one person that took me out of the B.B. King galaxy and universe and sphere was Gabor Szabo. He was an Hungarian gypsy and because of him I was able to listen to Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. Something took me away from my first heart, which was Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins, which is where Jim Morrison, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan come from. You know?

Gabor Szabo was the musician who pointed you down a different road?

When I heard Gabor Szabo it ignited me into a whole other place to understand more closely the vocabulary of Charlie Christian and Wes Mongtomery. And at the same time honoring the resonance of Ali Akbar Khan and American Indians.

Shape Shifter refers to Native Americans who can turn into animals?

The CD, Shape Shifter, it really says it in the name. Here’s the two words to create alchemy for any great guitar player. If you don’t access and utilize these two words, you’re like a dead duck in the water: Willing to allow and allow willingness. Stay open. When you stay open you can hear from Segovia to Kirk Hammett. If you don’t stay open, “Well only this is good and this is not good.” Then you’re like, “Dude, what the hell’s wrong with you?” Grow up and expand, accept and transmit the unknown.

What kinds of guitars have you pulled out for this one besides the PRS?

Strats and acoustic nylons. Because people don’t know that my favorite musician for acoustic nylon string is Manias de Plata. I can write one TV show on just him alone. He was Picasso’s favorite guitar player.

That’s amazing.

Yeah, Manito Zaplata was incredible, man. So I know from Manias de Plata to Paco de Lucia, all of it, I understand that language. I may not articulate it as well as they do [laughs] but it doesn’t stop me from not being able to understand it and share some of that passion.

Your first instrumental album was Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin back in 1973. Do you think now, “I could have played those songs better?” How different is that guitarist who played on that album and the guitarist playing on Shape Shifter?

I don’t think like that. I read that John Lennon thought like that a lot. That he always had, “I wish I could have done something different.” When I do it, I let it go. I really let it go and say, “I did my best with what I had and where I was” and I let it go. I don’t think like that thank God. We just did another concert with my brother John McLaughlin at the same time we did this new DVD that just came out, Live at Montreux. The night before we did it with John McLaughlin and the next night with brother B.B. King, the chairman of the board B.B. King. So what I learned is there’s a really beautiful reality based on what Stevie Wonder’s song says, “There’s a place in the sun.”

So you embrace all styles of guitar?

There’s a place in the sun for every guitar player male or female practicing in their garage right now. Just don’t go into the competition; go into complement. Don’t go into competition or comparing. Go into complementing. If you go into the other two, you’re gonna get your ass wupped and it’s gonna be a lesson in humility. If you go into complementing then you can play with John McLaughlin, Derek Trucks and Jeff Beck and you’re gonna hold your own. But if you go over there like a gunslinger to try to compete or compare, you’re gonna get your ass kicked.

"There’s a place in the sun for every guitar player male or female practicing in their garage right now. Just don’t go into the competition; go into complement."

As you were rehearsing for the Live at Montreux DVD and listening to all your old songs, did any of them take you back the moment when you actually recorded them?

Yes, thank you for saying that. I think that is something that is important to grasp. The first time I played “Black Magic Woman” was in this soundcheck almost like in a parking lot in Fresno. I remember Gregg Rolie brought it in and I knew Peter Green but I hadn’t heard that song. Peter Green was my friend already but for some reason I hadn’t heard that song. And the way I did it I said, “Well, I’ve been listening to Wes Montgomery so I’m gonna put the intro a little bit of Wes Montgomery with a little bit of Otis Rush.” I mean that’s how I think—a little bit of Miles Davis here, a little bit of John Lee Hooker there and some Peter Green here. Knowing I’m already going to sound like Carlos Santana anyway.

You do try and capture the emotion of first playing a song when you’ve played it for the millionth time?

So yeah, when I play “Oye Como Va” or “Blues For Salvador” or the next song, I put myself in the very first time I got in bed under the sheets with it.

Because the focus will be on guitar rather than on vocals for Shape Shifter, do you feel you need to step up your game as a guitarist?

No, I’m really comfortable where I am and who I am now. When I’m in the studio with Matt Serletic or Howard Benson, I feel I know when to defer to them and when to confer with them and when to step up. Actually I started Shape Shifter in ’97, in ’99, so I’ve been doing it and just putting it on the side. Strangely enough like most of my music it sounds not dated. It sounds like, “Wow, it sounds like he just did it right now.” Well, thank you, that’s a great compliment. I’m not afraid—key word—to be the guitar player or work with the engineer and be the producer. I understand that whatever role I play, I need to be…oh, and here’s the one you can put in big words in the article: Being Present in Love.

That is how you approach your music?

This work keeps being present with love; intimacy. Into-me-see. Now people say, “What does that mean?” It means that you can go around the block but it doesn’t mean you know the person. To really know the person you gotta get inside the sheets spiritually speaking.

Interview by Steven Rosen
Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2012



2972Max Cavalera: 'Soulfly Was More Powerful Than I Thought'

Soulfly guitarist Max Cavalera may dress in camouflage fatigues but what he doesn’t try and hide are his feelings about his music. When the band recorded Omen back in 2010, he could sense a kind of lethargy setting in. He thought Omen sounded a bit too much like Conquer and Conquer sounded a bit too much like Dark Ages. He wanted a change and that came with Enslaved, Soulfly’s newest album. The rhythm section that appeared on Omen, the previous album, are gone and have been replaced by drummer and bassist David Kinkade and Tony Campos respectively. Heavyweight Zeuss is sitting behind the board and producing and the result is what many have called a return to Cavalera’s death metal roots.

Here, in what started as a simple discussion of the Enslaved, turned into a lengthy excursion through Soulfly’s history. Max, in a thick Brazilian accent, talked about his earlier work with the band and how the pieces have connected to bring him to Enslaved, his eighth album.

UG: What kind of music did you want to make on the first Soulfly record?

Max Cavalera: Of course I was going to bring elements from Sepultura because that’s my style. Like my voice and the way I do my choruses and my riffs, they’re all gonna sound similar. Some of them are gonna sound similar to what I did in Sepultura but I started Soulfly as an opportunity to try other things and that’s why I like the first record so much. I got a chance to try some percussion things that was not done before and some new ideas. We had a great guitar player called Lucio [Maia, nee Jackson Bandeira] and he was into Jimi Hendrix and he was doing all these cool kinda Hendrix solos on some parts of the album.

The tradition of doing a track called “Soulfly” on each album began with the Soulfly record.

“Soulfly” was born, which was an instrumental that gave birth to the line of songs I did on all the Soulfly records. They were instrumental, melodic and kind of like landscape music I call it. Like cinematographic and I imagine more like movies when I’m making these songs. It’s more really like ambient sounds and one of the beautiful things that made Soulfly different.

You also had outside players come in and play on Soulfly.

I always thought it would be cool to have guests. So on the first record we had Chino Moreno from the Deftones and we had Benji Webbe from Dub War and Skindred. And of course we had, unfortunately, Fred Durst [laughs.]

Why do you say unfortunately?

I don’t regret [but] I don’t like what he did afterwards. At that time “Bleed” did come out as a good song and he did a good job on that song. So I have to admit at that time he was cool. He was a cool guy at that time too and he changed later and turned into a rock star later but at that time he was pretty awesome. He even came to the video and we did a video together and everything was cool. A year later we’re playing right across the street from each other and some of the roadies came by and I’m like, “Where’s Fred? Is he coming by?” And they said, “Oh, he’s too big for this, man. He can’t be here.” I was like, “That’s bullshit, man.” So whatever, life goes on.

Did you like the Soulfly record?

It was a cool record and still today it’s a lot of people’s favorite Soulfly record. I don’t know why. Maybe it was because the position I was in, I was in a kind of redemption state: “Accept me. This is me baring my soul and my heart. This is all I have to give you right now and I wrote it from the bottom of my heart. This is all I can say to the fans right now. Please accept me with my arms open on the album cover” [laughs.]

Sean Lennon and Toby Wright produced the Primitive album?

Yeah, Toby Wright was the main producer. He heard about us and we got contacted by his people and we knew that he had worked on And Justice For All and a lot of Alice in Chains big records. We thought, “Wow, this guy has worked with Ozzy and stuff and wow, this guy is great. It would be really cool to work with this guy.” So he came over and we started working on Primitive. Primitive was almost like a dream record; I almost felt it was unreal how easy it was to get all these people together. Everybody just say yes and it was like to me it was unreal. ‘Cause I thought some of those musicians gonna turn us down. Like Sean Lennon and Tom Araya. We had Chino again and it was just a crazy record to make. In a way it was fun. It was like a music factory with different guests coming almost every week and every week we had somebody different there. It was insane. We had Tom Araya twice ‘cause we couldn’t finish the song with Tom, “Terrorist.”

He was willing to come back a second time?

I told Tom, “Don’t panic. Go home for a week and come back next week, man. Go home back to Texas where you live and come back next week and we’ll finish next week.” He was like, “Cool, yeah. No problem.” And he came back and we finished the song.

What was the story with Sean Lennon?

Sean Lennon decided to stay in my house; he didn’t want to stay in a hotel. He said, “Hotels freak me out. Can I stay in your house?” I said, “Sure if you can put up with my kinds waking up at seven in the morning and three dogs that make a lot of racket. No problem.” So he stayed here in my house and then I took him to the desert ‘cause he’d never been to Arizona. I took him around driving to see all the desert and the mountains and the cactus. I have a house that’s outside Phoenix on seven acres and it’s beautiful and in the desert like a ranch. So we went there and we wrote most of the melodic part of “Son Song” there.

Sean Lennon dug the desert?

The melodic part that Sean came up with, he came up with up there jamming outside with acoustic guitar. He came up with that rhythm and I was like, “Yeah, that’s the rhythm, man. That’s fuckin’ killer. That’s like Beatles meets Sepultura. That’s awesome.” I could imagine that.

Did you listen to the Beatles?

I knew a little bit. My mom was a big Beatles fan and Gloria, of course, my wife was a huge fan. She was trippin’ that he was here like hard. She’s like, “I can’t believe it, man. I saw him sleeping in our bed and he looks just like John Lennon.” It was crazy. I told my mom I was recording with him and my mom freaked out. My mom was like, “I grew up with the Beatles.”

But you weren’t a big fan?

I actually honestly never got into them as much as I got into Black Sabbath and AC/DC; those were bigger bands in my life.

What about the Rolling Stones?

Nah, never got into them too much. Out of those older bands, I think the only band I got into a little bit more was Zeppelin. Zeppelin was a big one and I got into them. I love Physical Graffiti and Houses Of the Holy. I got them and they made sense to me. It was like, “Yeah, there’s some mystic shit here. Led Zeppelin is cool in my book.” Honestly the Beatles and the Monkees and the Beach Boys, none of that never really clicked with me.

You continued on Primitive with “Soulfly II.” Did you go back and listen to the original “Soulfly” track and build on that?

I thought of it right away. I thought, “Well, we should continue this. It was such a killer thing.” When we did “Soulfly” we turned all the lights off in the studio and we had candles. We recorded some of the percussion on the porch of Indigo Ranch Studios [located in Malibu, California] with a view of the ocean and the mountains and it was fuckin’ beautiful. It was really, really ambient like candles and dark lights. Ross Robinson really made a mood for us to get into that song. So when it came time to “Soulfly II,” I thought, “Let’s continue that; let’s make another one. I’ll turn it into a tradition and put it on every record.” And everybody thought that was a cool idea.

Did you want to try and expand on the idea of the original “Soulfly” track?

What I did was I hired two percussionists. I had Meia Noite who did a lot of the cool percussion that you hear on Primitive. He was a percussionist that was with Sergio Mendes and I just met him in L.A. and he was a killer guy; a Brazilian guy. And Larry McDonald who was the percussionist from Bob Marley and played on a lot of early Bob Marley stuff like Survival and Catch a Fire and stuff like that. He showed up with a repeater [akette], which is this really cool Jamaican instrument that you just pound on it non-stop and it makes a killer sound. And he’s like [imitating Jamaican patois] “Max, I want to use the repeater, mon” with a think Jamaican accent and all. I was like, “Yeah, yeah, cool. It’s great. I don’t know what it is but fuckin’ use it.” And we went ahead and recorded “Soulfly II” and it turned out really cool. It’s one of my favorites and still is today. I think it’s awesome and I really like that one a lot.

What was it like working with Mikey Doling on guitar on Primitive?

It was different. He was coming more from a punk rock vibe. Mike came from Snot so he wasn’t 100 percent metal—I had to metalize him you know. So I had to work a lot with him with chugging.

You were showing Mike how you approached the rhythms on the guitar?

Showing him how to chug and doing the fast chugging and showing him thrash. And even bands to listen to like, “You’ve got to listen to Exodus, man. And fuckin’ death metal.” Mikey was like, “I don’t know any of this shit, man.” Like, “Even Morbid Angel, man.” And Mike was [in a goofy voice] “Morbid Angel? What the fuck?” And all of a sudden I was trying to metalize him.

Were you able to convert him to the metal side?

He never kinda lost that Snot side so he always kinda played a little sloppy, which was cool for some of the Soulfly stuff but it wasn’t cool for the Sepultura stuff. The Sepultura stuff never quite sounded so good with Mikey. Like the solos, he couldn’t really do what Andreas was doin’ so it was always a little bit on the sloppy side. But he was a cool guitar player and he was a great guy. A very enthusiastic guy and a lot of contacts so he would spread the word around on Soulfly to everybody in town. He lived in L.A. so he knew everybody and he was a popular guy. So he helped the band on that direction.

Were you happy overall with the players on Primitive?

It was a pretty good lineup: me and Marcello D. Rapp, Mikey and Roy [Mayorga played drums on Soulfly; Joe Nunez played drums on Primitive.] It was pretty solid.

"I always thought it would be cool to have guests. So on the first record we had, unfortunately, Fred Durst [laughs.]"

3 was the first album you produced?

My weakest one. Yeah, I don’t know what happened. It was a little bit of laziness on my part. Even the name of the record and the cover, I don’t like both of them. They don’t hit me as I should have hit the word with a third record. Although there’s some good stuff on it like “Seek ‘n’ Strike” became a classic live and “Downstroy.” That was the original name and I should have kept the name. Because that was my first name and I wanted to call the album Downstroy.

Why did you call the album 3?

I changed the idea later. I found the aum [om] symbol and I was driving to a Buddhist temple so I stopped there and I went inside and talked to a Buddha guy. I asked him permission to use the Buddha symbol and he gave me the permission so I thought I was cool. I was clean and I thought, “Alright, I can use this thing now. I asked a Buddha priest about it and he told me I could use it.” So in my mind I was like, “Alright, let me go into this Buddhist trip for a little bit” with the aum, which is Hindu and whatever.

That’s when you changed the name?

On that transition I do remember calling the album Soulfly 3, which was a mistake I think and should have been called Downstroy. But it still had some good songs like “Brazil” was a good vibe.

“Enterfaith”?

“Enterfaith” was good and very spiritual. “Last of the Mohicans” [“L.O.T.M.”] is still one of the classics live and very thrash, very thrash. It came out like straight up out of Arise or something so that was cool.

Roy Mayorga came back into the band again.

We had Roy back in the band because Primitive was Joe Nunez’s first album that he did. Roy was back in the band and he was in top form. Roy played his fuckin’ ass off; he played great on that record. I produced it and I had an engineer that was the same engineer from Nailbomb, Otto D’Agnolo. Rusty we’ll call him because he doesn’t like us to call him Rusty but we always call him Rusty, he engineered and he helped a lot. He had worked with Glen Campbell and a lot of country stars and jazz. He had worked with some Phoenix Suns basketball player that was a jazz guy [Wayman Tisdale] so he knew a lot about other kinds of music.

Otto D’Agnolo brought in some of those other influences?

“Tree of Pain” was kinda cool and it was a seven- or eight-minute epic long song about Dana [Max’s stepson killed in a car accident]. I had this really beautiful intro that I came up with and it’s still today one of my favorite melodic things I ever wrote. We had this black girl, Asha Rabouin, came in and sang on top of it and she had a beautiful gospel voice. So we experimented a little bit with gospel and then Ritchie [Max’s son] came in and did the hardcore part with me. I used a drum machine on that song actually; Roy was not involved in that song at all. The whole song is drum machine and it was me experimenting my Nailbomb-style kind of thing. Yeah, so it was pretty cool but 3 of the weakest of all of them I think.

You brought in guitarist Marc Rizzo for the first time on Prophecy.

Yeah, Prophecy was great, man. I felt almost like a release. Those three guys left me out of the blue and the next thing I saw myself by myself again just like the first time. And I was like, “Oh shit, here I go again. Fuckin’ by myself again. I’ve got to find some people. I told Gloria [wife and manager], ‘Help me out. Help me find some people.” And she started looking around and the first guy she found was Marc.

Had you ever met Marc Rizzo previously?

I had met Marc before when I was in New York once. I went to see Ill Nino and they played “Eye For An Eye” and I saw this guy jumping with a backpack. And I thought, That guitar player is fuckin’ killer, man.” I remember just watching him and going, “That guy is great.” Then when Gloria told me he left Ill Nino and he’s not doing anything I said, “Is that the backpack guy?” And she’s like, “Yeah, that’s him.” I was like, “Yeah, let’s get him here. He’s fuckin’ killer.”

Did you know when you auditioned him that Marc was the right guitar player?

Marc came and started playing for like two minutes and I was like, “Stop. You don’t need to play anymore [laughs.] I know you rule.” He was doing flamenco shit and he was unbelievable; he was like so good. So we had Joe Nunez back in the back; I called Joe back again. Like, “Alright come back and let’s try this again.” Then somebody found Bobby Burns for me; I don’t even remember how Bobby came in the picture. I saw a picture of him and he had a Mohawk and looked punk rock and he played for Primal 55 and they had done some shows with Soulfly. I remembered he was being pretty good.

You had the new lineup intact?

We just kinda went with that lineup and it was like, “Let’s try to make this work.” I started writing and “Prophecy” was the first song I wrote. I thought it was a great song and still today I love “Prophecy” and love playing it live. It’s got such a cool chorus that everybody sings together and it was fun.

Having this new band was inspiring?

It was kind of a freedom to get all these new guys around; I felt real energetic. Especially Marc, man, Marc was a godsend. Marc was the guitar player I was looking for from the beginning of this band. He was the missing link for me ‘cause I always had a guy like that in Sepultura. Andreas that I got along with and was a great guitar player that I could count on to do all this shit: killer solos and good rhythm and help me with the riffs.

You didn’t really find the right guitar player until you brought in Marc Rizzo?

I never found that in Soulfly. We had Mikey Doling and we had Logan Mader and nobody really fit that style except Marc. Marc could play the Sepultura stuff unbelievable. All the songs sounded right again when I did “Arise,” “Inner Self” and “Troops of Doom.” Note-by-note he can play everything Andreas did better even so he was great.

What other songs from Prophecy do you like?

We did “Mars,” which is one of my favorite songs on that record. I told you I let Marc go off on the flamenco thing, which was the first time he actually recorded that style on an album. He went off, man. He wrote this entire flamenco piece that went behind a rhythm jam that was half melodic and half reggae and it was a trip. And the whole thing came together so beautiful and so awesome and so powerful. I was completely blown away by it and at that moment I realized Soulfly is more than I think it is.

You had the sense that the band could be more than heavy thrash?

Soulfly was more powerful than I thought when I heard things like “Mars.” I thought, “We really can take this band to a whole new level, man.” And also it was kind of my beginning to get back to some of my heavier roots with stuff like “Living Sacrifice” and “Execution Style.” That was a full on thrash song again back to Arise-era kind of stuff.

You started experimenting more with world music ideas on Prophecy?

There was a lot of cool stuff on Prophecy. I went to Serbia and found this dub reggae hardcore band called Eyes Burn and they gave me a demo on tour and I heard their CD demo and I fell in love with it. They had a little studio in Belgrade so I just flew in by myself and wrote a whole song with them, which was “Moses.” It turned out really killer and it was just me with them and the guy played trombone and had trombone on the song and it was really awesome.

The trumpets almost sound like distorted synthesizers on “Moses.”

It was a cool way to experiment in a different country. He [Nemanja “Kojot” Kojic] was friends with a professor of music in Belgrade who was an older guy and had all these old instruments made out of goatskin and all these kinds of bagpipes and flutes and stuff from the medieval times. He [Ljubomir Dimitrijeviæ] brought all this stuff to the studio so I had him play over different parts of the record and he played like real weird bagpipes and flutes and all this crazy shit. And to me it was so cool to experience that with this guy.

Prophecy really was the first record where Soulfly started expanding into different styles?

Yeah, I thought another thing Soulfly was doing was reaching out into the world music now. That was the other new thing on the record. Everything from the artwork, which was the Lion of Judah to the pictures that were taken in Monument Valley. Then we did the video for “Prophecy” in Monument Valley on Navajo Land. The Navajos love metal and love Soulfly and the let us go there and step on sacred land. They said, “Record anywhere you want. This place is yours—it’s your house.” It was amazing, man. I really liked the photo in the back of Prophecy, which is me standing with a hood in Monument Valley looking like a prophet. That was really cool. I liked Prophecy a lot; it’s still one of my favorite Soulfly albums. I think there was a whole new invention. We started new again and gave the band whole new blood.

Did you expand on the world music idea on Dark Ages?

Yeah, I took the world music idea again and I went even further. I said, “Let’s go to Russia and Turkey” and all these places I went with me and my wife by ourselves. We just went there and recorded whatever I could. I worked with some musicians in Russia and they put some balalaikas and some weird stuff on it. In France I had an acoustic guitar player from a dub band put some cool acoustic guitars on “Soulfly V.” I went to Turkey and found some stuff there. There was nothing really musical but they were fixing the main cathedral dome there called Sophia Hagia and the noise of them banging metal to metal sounded really cool and I recorded on a DAT machine and that’s what I put on the record. That’s what I found in Turkey, this really cool sound of the church being repaired. It sounded like bells almost so that’s in-between one of the songs.

Do you typically record this type of stuff on DAT?

Yeah, I have a DAT machine and sometimes a MiniDisc player. Right now it’s getting so easy you can do it with the phone. The phone can record great. I don’t have a phone yet but I’m thinking about getting one so I can record this shit easier. But I still have my DAT machine and I take that on tour when I can.

Dark Ages was also a return to the heavier side of Soulfly.

The other side of Dark Ages was back to really heavy stuff like “Babylon” and “I and I,” which were really heavy killer songs.

“Carved Inside”?

Yeah, “Carved Inside” and “Arise Again.” “Corrosion Creeps,” which was superheavy. Actually that song was dedicated to Chuck [Schuldiner] from Death ‘cause we learned about his death at that time and the main riff is totally a Death riff and it’s totally dedicated to him.

There were also some other bad things that happened around the recording of that album?

That album had two tragedies, which is Dimebag and it was right when I was in the studio. I came back from recording one day and I walk home and Gloria was like, “Did you hear? Three guys from Pantera and Dimebag are dead.” I’m like, “What? That’s fuckin’ crazy.” And then an hour later it came the report that “I wasn’t three but it was only Dimebag but he’s dead. He was shot.” I was like, “Fuck, man, that’s fuckin’ crazy.” I couldn’t believe it. It was an unbelievable thing for any metalhead in the world. I think it was the most shocking thing we ever had.

It was horrible.

It was crazy; unbelievable. And he was such a good guy too, man. I had met him many times and he was always cool to me. He gave me camouflage pants for a birthday because he knew how much I loved camouflage pants. He always wanted to try to get me to drink even when I wasn’t drinking on the Soulfly/Pantera tour. Like [in exaggerated voice] “Let’s do a shot, man. C’mon, Max.” I’m like, “Dime, c’mon man. I’m not drinkin’ anymore.” And he was like, “Oh, that’s bullshit, man.” You know? He was a great guy?

"A lot of people were blown away by “World Scum” and “Gladiator” and “Intervention.” So it was a great thing."

And the other tragedy was closer to home?

The day after that we get a phone call from Serbia and our grandson had died. It was like, “Fuck, man. What’s going on, man?” Two people in two days that we knew and that’s what kinda gave the name for the record. Like we were entering a dark age here. I said that to somebody in the house and that’s how I got the name so I decided to call the record Dark Ages. I went all black on it; all the artwork should be black and just everything should be dark. Silver and black. The album cover was done by Michael Whelan that did all the classic Sepultura stuff. I remember he had a painting I wanted to use in Sepultura back in the old days and I never used it. It was called the Apotheosis of War and it was a black-and-white painting and that’s the one we ended up using for Dark Ages.

What was it like reconnecting with Michael Whelan?

I called Michael again and talked to him after all these years. “Hey, man, it’s Max from Sepultura” and he remembered me. I said, “I wanted to ask you if I can use that Apotheosis of War painting to a new record I’m doing with a new band called Soulfly.” And he was like, “Awesome. Of course you can use it. It would be my pleasure.” I got to actually meet Michael after Dark Ages came out. We played New York and he came to the show and it was the first time we met in all those years.

You never met Michael when he was working with Sepultura?

We only talk on the phone in the Sepultura days. I explained to him how when he first made Arise instead of a brain there was an egg and I had to tell him the egg wasn’t a metal thing. “An egg is not very metal.” And I had to have him remove the egg and I said, “Please don’t get mad at me but an egg is just egg. You’ve got to have something more heavy metal than an egg.” He said, “Oh, alright, I’ve got something” and he made a brain. And I was, “Alright, a brain is cool” [laughs] but we only talk on the phone. So we finally met and he was a huge guy and a killer guy; a really cool guy. He loved the show and loved Soulfly and he did a lot of cool stuff with the artwork. On the inside of the album there’s like pictures that look like old Babylon and all these weird temple guys. And like oil fields of Iraq burning with fire coming to the sky and all that stuff was really cool artwork that he did for Dark Ages.

Despite the circumstances surrounding it, you liked the Dark Ages record?

I like Dark Ages a lot too; it was a very strong record to come out. I didn’t like the consequences around it and why I had to write that record ‘cause I lost two special people: Dimebag and my grandson. The studio time for me was dark with all this bad stuff happening. But the record itself was powerful; it was a powerful record to be part of it.

Conquer was an even heavier album than Dark Ages.

Yeah, I was getting into heavier stuff more and more. Of course the title track “Blood Fire War Hate,” I asked David Vincent to be part of it. A great band I always liked was Morbid Angel and he did it and did a great job. The song turned out killer and we recorded Conquer in Florida so it was not far from him and he just drove to the studio in Orlando.

The Porch Recording Studio?

We recorded the album at this guy’s house who was a metalhead—Tim C. Lau—and the whole house was full of Slayer guitars on the wall and Slayer pictures and Metallica. So it felt really cool, man. Kinda like spending some time in a metalhead guy’s house and making a record in his house. Like you sit in the living room and you’ve got Slayer guitars on the wall and shit and you’re watching TV and everybody is recording in the next room you know. It was a comfortable vibe and I think everybody was comfortable in the studio.

You had Dave Peters on “Unleash”?

We had Dave from Throwdown was another band I really liked. It was hardcore and reminded me of Pantera and I think Dave’s vocal was obviously a lot like Phil’s and he sings really with that kind of feel and tone of voice and he did a great job. “Unleash” is a killer track and an epic kind of song.

Andy Sneap mixed the album.

Yeah, he mixed the record, which was the first time I worked with him and he did a great job. Before that on Dark Ages it was fuck, I can’t remember his name now—the Deftones producer? Terry Date had mixed Prophecy and Dark Ages and we tried Andy Sneap to mix Conquer and did a great job.

Are there differences in the mixes between Terry Date and Andy Sneap?

Oh yeah, bigtime, man. The original mixes are shit compared to what those guys did to it. When Terry Date puts his hands on it everything changes: the drum sound changed; the guitar sound changed; a total transformation. It’s unbelievable how much it matters when you have somebody else mix.

How would you compare your vocals on Conquer and Prophecy?

A lot of people think Conquer is one of my best vocal performances. They think it’s one of the strongest vocal performances I ever had was in Conquer.

Why?

I was using a handheld and I didn’t want to use a prop kind of microphone that stands in the air. So I just decided to ask Tim the engineer, “Can I just have a handheld and walk fuckin’ walk around the studio and sing like if I was live?” And we worked something out and he gave me one of those and I think that made a huge attitude difference on the way I sing. I sing with more attitude so it was more powerful.

Barney from Napalm Death recently talked about using that same method of recording vocals.

I got fed up singing with that thing and you always have to count how many fingers in front of the microphone you have to be. It’s too polite for metal. Give me a handheld and I can hold the shit and walk around the room and stamp and jump if I want to. So all of Conquer was done on a handheld and I think that’s a huge difference.

You co-produced Omen with Logan Mader.

Yeah, it was cool. I was familiarized with Logan and had worked two times with him with Cavalera’s Inflikted and Blunt Force Trauma. He made the whole Omen session go really easy ‘cause we knew each other and he was an old member but now he’s an engineer and producer-type thing. We kind of produced and did everything together and it was really fun and really cool. A lot of cool stuff came out of Omen. I really like “Bloodbath & Beyond,” which of course is making fun of the Bed Bath & Beyond store. I was riding the bus on tour and I saw that when we were driving and I made the joke in the bus. I go, “Oh look, there’s a Bloodbath & Beyond store.” And everybody was cracking up in the bus and I wrote that down in my book and when it came time to make the record, I go, “I’m gonna make a song with that name. That’s a fuckin’ cool name.” I know Europeans will not get it but they’ll get it in America.

What other songs did you dig on Omen?

One of my favorite songs ever was “Rise Of the Fallen” with Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan. I had just discovered Dillinger and was listening to them and they sounded killer and crazy with that mathcore or whatever you call that crazy kind of music that’s complicated with jazz shit on it. Like, “Man, this is fuckin’ nuts stuff.” I was making the record in L.A. and I went to sing with the Deftones because they had a tribute show for Chi [Chino Moreno] and Greg was up there singing “Master of Puppets” with the Defontes. I run into him backstage and I say, “Greg, I’m in the studio, man, making a new Soulfly record. Wanna come down and fuckin’ sing some shit on it?” And he was like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, it would be great, man.” And then he emailed Gloria the same night and said, “Tell Max we’re gonna do something fuckin’ epic. We gonna kill some motherfuckers with this one.”

So Greg was totally into singing on the record?

He came pumped up to the studio, man. He was fuckin’ ready [laughs.] Immediately he heard “Rise Of the Fallen” he fell in love with the track. “It’s a great track, man. I love this riff” and started working on his vocal pattern. When he started singing, it was completely different than anything I could imagine for a vocal pattern for that song.

You didn’t hear the vocal coming in there?

It blew me away so much because he waited a couple seconds to start singing. Every time I do that song in my head, I start singing right where the riff comes in and he didn’t do that—he waited a couple seconds and then sings. Just the thought of that to me was brilliant. It’s like, “How did you think of that? That’s fuckin’ genius.” I told him it was genius and it was one of the greatest things I’ve seen that surprised me in a vocal pattern ever. And Greg was like, “Oh yeah, that’s cool, man. I’m glad you like it.” I was like, “Oh yeah, I fuckin’ love it.” We worked on the whole song and he did the whole end part melodic. He was like, “I’ve got some melodic voice I want to try too.” I was, “Yeah, go ahead.” And he did some melodic kind of vocals and he even joked like, “Yeah, it would be cool to get the guy from Soundgarden here to do some of this shit.” I was, “Yeah, yeah, that would have been cool” and we were laughin’.

You had Tommy Victor on “Lethal Injection”?

We also got Tommy from Prong. I just did a tour with Prong and Soulfly and I became friends with Tommy again after many years. I saw him with Sepultura and we played some shows and I didn’t see Tommy for a long time and I got to see him again on that tour and became friends. I told him on that tour, “I’m gonna call you, man, and we’re gonna do a song together. One of those class-fuckin’-thrash-style old Prong/Max kinda of songs, right?” And he’s like, “Yeah, yeah, sure.” I wrote the riff for him and he really like it and he came down to the studio and he’s like, “Dude, we should do this song” and was really into it.

How did you come up with the idea for the song?

I told him about the subject and said, “We should talk about lethal injection as one of the ways to kill people in America and other parts around the world but mostly here. It’s a really crazy way to die and let’s make it a twist song—making sure the person dying is actually innocent. So it’s really fucked up.” And he’s, “Yeah yeah, let’s do that.” So we created a whole little injection thing. I love the first riff of it that duhduhduh dennit [sings riff] like with the little stop and the chugging. I don’t know where that riff came from but when I first heard it I was like, “This is kind of a Prong riff.” I even said, “This could be on Beg to Differ and it’s gonna be perfect for Tommy to sing on it.” So he did it and we did the song and it was great.

So you thought Omen was a cool step forward from Conquer?

Yeah, so coming out of Conquer, I thought Omen was a really strong record. The only thing I notice and it’s weird I can sense these things was I thought the band was getting stale and needed a change. That’s before I even got the problems with Bobby and Joe didn’t even know they were gonna leave the band. But I just felt everybody kind of too comfortable and some of the material started to sound a lot the same. Some of the songs on Omen it was like they were exactly replicas of some songs on Dark Ages and Conquer and I’m really not comfortable with that much repetition.

And that brings us to the Enslaved album with the new members: Tony Campos and David Kinkade.

Which is totally that at that time I was sensing the band needed something. It was almost like I was saying to myself, “I hope something happens here and I need to change some of these guys so I can make a new record that sounds different. I think we need a new sounding record and we definitely need something to get us out of this slump that we’re in right now.” Because I felt if I did another album just like Omen, it would get too repetitious and too stale and people just gonna lose interest.

How did you get the new members?

With Bobby we got rid of him and Joe quit and didn’t want to play music anymore, which was something he told me years ago. He said, “You know, Max, I’m not gonna do this forever.” I’m like, “Yeah, I know” and he said, “At some point I’m gonna let you know that I’m out and I want to do some camera work.” And the time came and it was cool ‘cause it came right in between records so he gave me the chance to find somebody before I started working on the new record.

Where did you find Tony Campos and David Kinkade?

I found Tony to replace Bobby was a great guy and played with Asesino with Dino Cazares and Prong and Ministry and had toured with me in Static-X when he used to come and sing the chorus of “No” every night and come onstage. I knew he was a badass bass player but I did not know he was that professional, man. ‘Cause when I started playing with him I noticed it’s a whole new level of bass playing. He’s in a whole category and plays so solid and he doesn’t fuck around. He’s just killer, a killer guy to have in the band.

And David Kinkade?

There was an email David sent to the office with some clips of him playing with Borknagar and it was as extreme as fuck, man. All this crazy death metal shit and I’m like, “Yes, that’s what I need right there. This is the guy we need,” I told myself. “With a drummer like that, I can make some records, man. I can turn Soulfly around again.” So I flew David here from Chicago and jammed with him for two days and said, “Show me some of that double bass shit I heard on that video” and he started doing it and I was like, “Yeah, man, fuckin’ yeah.” It sounded like old Morbid Angel and Gojira and precision. A double bass that’s not sloppy and precise and just played right.

David’s drumming inspired you?

I wrote the whole “World Scum” when he was here. Like 80 percent of the song was written here with him. I was so excited just to be jamming with him. And then came the idea from Roadrunner Records [Soulfly’s label], from Monte Conner [A&R] was to actually have a producer this time and have somebody produce the album with me.

And you picked Zeuss.

Enter Zeuss. I got familiarized with some of Zeuss’s material and I really liked the new stuff that he did. He’s known more for working with Shadows Fall and Hatebreed but I was more into the other records he did that were obscure like Oceano and Whitechapel and the Red Chord. Those are the records I really liked his production on and thought this guy was great and had a great ear for heavy music. Delivers great drum sounds and great guitar sounds so I was really excited to work with him. And he was really excited to work with me. He’s been a fan for a long time so it was a great match. We got along great from the first day in the studio and we talked about metal and what I wanted to do. He’s like, “Max, I’m gonna promise you right now I’m gonna give you a new sounding record. It’s gonna sound nothing like anything else you’ve ever done. This is my promise to you—that you’re gonna come out of here with a new record that you’re proud of it, a new sound, a new Soufly. You can look back at these other records and say, ‘This one is different.’” He made a promise to me in the beginning and he kept it, man. It is a new record; it is a new sound.

"I think Dimebag's death was the most shocking thing we ever had."

How have your fans reacted to Enslaved?

A lot of people were blown away by “World Scum” and “Gladiator” and “Intervention.” So it was a great thing.

You’ve invited more of your friends to guest on tracks?

We had Travis Ryan from Cattle Decapitation sing on “World Scum,” which made it even heavier. The song was already heavy and Trav put the fuckin’ nail in the coffin and made it super extra heavy with some old school death metal vocals and crazy lyrics about Babylon and religion and shit. And then Dez from DevilDriver, I know him for a long time since the Coal Chamber days and we toured together with Sepultura. Our families traded Christmas cards every Christmas, which is funny. He’s one of the few people that’s constant in contact with us in Christmas: the Fafaras.

Dez sang on “Redemption of Man By God.”

He told me that the week I call him ‘cause I was in the studio and I found out they were gonna be in Phoenix on tour with Arch Enemy. I called him and he said, “Man, it’s weird. I just been listening to a lot of Chaos A.D. this week.” And I was like, “Wow, that’s weird. That’s kind of a cool coincidence.” He’s like, “Yeah yeah, I’ve been hooked on Chaos A.D. and been listening to the record like non-stop all week long and now you call. That’s just weird, man.” I was like, “Well you’re gonna be here on this day so I’m gonna come around and kidnap you from your soundcheck and you’re gonna come record with me, man.” He was like, “Yeah yeah, fuck yeah.” So he came and I played him the song “Redemption of Man By God” and there was something that happened with that song. There’s a preacher voice in the end, which came out of Tony’s bass rack. And it was this preacher talking about Egypt and blood on the walls and sacrifice of the firstborn kid. We put that in the end of the song and it was this fuckin’ crazy religious freak guy talking about Biblical shit.

You played that for Dez?

When Dez came up I said, “Hey Dez, check this out, man.” I was waiting for him to sing and he was like, “Man, that’s fuckin’ great. We should do a song about this.” I was, “Alright, cool. I don’t care. Whatever subject you know.” He said he knew a little bit about weird religious shit. He said, “My dad was a preacher in the south” and I guess his dad used to do the snake thing and I was, “Wow, really? That’s crazy.” He said he wanted to write something about that so that’s what he wrote about his father: the venom of the snake and serpent’s coil and all this weird religious snake shit. We got to “snakes of Christ” later and I did my part more related to what the guy was saying about Egypt and the death angel killing the firstborn baby and a little bit like “Creeping Death.”

You and Tony Campos sang “Plata o Plomo” in Portuguese?

Yeah, Portuguese and Spanish. That’s the first time I’ve done that together. The song is about Pablo Escobar, the big drug dealer and it’s the story of his life. I do the first part in Portuguese and then Tony sings the second part in Spanish, which was Pablo’s language so it makes more sense. Then we sing the chorus together and Tony actually gave the name to the song. He told me that was a drug dealer slang to say plata or plomo, which is super or lead and it’s like a slang when you’re gonna do a drug deal or something. I said, “That’s a cool name, OK. We can work with that.” But it was really a cool and awesome riff and I really liked the groove of the riff. Zeuss added some shotguns throughout the whole song and you can hear shotguns [laughs] and he was going off with the shotguns. He put that on every part of the song and I was like, “How many people you killing on this song, man?”

It’s still the four strings on the guitar for you?

Yeah, always.

And on “Revengeance” you have the whole Cavalera clan: Richie, Igor and Zyon.

Yeah, the whole tribe is there, man. It was insane. It was a family day and the next thing I know I’m sitting with my kids and talking about the song. I had me, Igor, Richie and Zyon all in a little group and I saw Zeuss come out of the booth with his camera all excited. “I’ve got to take a picture of this Cavalera moment.” So he takes the picture and I’m like, “Go back to the booth, man. You’re a producer and you’re acting unprofessional” [laughs.] Busting his chops.

What was that like working with your family?

Well we had a whole day for the song and I work a little bit with Zyon a couple days earlier in the house and we did the main song but then little Igor got involved and he changed the beginning of the song and he came up with a new riff that I really liked and he came up with a chorus riff that we put in the middle of the song. So I liked his input because he was actually writing riffs and I was so proud because he’s only 16. I was like, “It’s cool you’re writing riffs, man. That’s the way to go.” And then we all sing on it: I had a verse and Richie had a verse and Igor had a verse. The song is about their brother that was murdered in ’96 and it’s really a cry for justice and blood on your soul and revengeance and really hardcore. Asking questions kind of song and amnesia and all this shit and it turned out really good. It was recorded all live so it was recorded different from the rest of the record so it has more of a raw dirty kind of sound. When I listen to it I love it from the beginning when I first heard it. I told Zeuss, “It sounds great, man. It sounds real dirty and raw and fucked up. I really like the sound of the song.” So I’m gonna put it as the last song on the record so I can finish the record with this song.

Which means “Soulfly VIII” is only available on the deluxe edition of Enslaved.

Unfortunately I had to bump “Soulfly VIII” out. I was against the wall with that one, man. Although it was a beautiful way we did it with a violin; I hired a violin player to add some violin on top of the melodic and it turned out great and “Soulfly VIII” was really beautiful. It sounded killer and Marc did some old U2, the Edge kind of guitar that sounded like Joshua Tree and really, really cool and classic sounding stuff.

Did you leave it off the main record because of the length of Enslaved?

Everywhere I put it it broke the vibe of the heaviness of Enslaved and I thought, “I cannot do that. This album is so heavy and so killer, I gotta make a commitment here.” So I decided to come up with this thing that I thought made more sense was let the fans actually have a choice because not everybody likes those instrumentals. And I know they’re not for everybody and you’ve got to have a little bit more of an open mind to like those things. A lot of people do but a lot of people don’t so that way I give them the choice. If they want to get it they can get a special edition that comes digitally with “Soulfly VIII” and if they don’t they can just get the record as it is and just heavy all the way. Yeah, I was a little bummed about that decision but I had to do something and I couldn’t make my mind up so I had to decide what to do. So I decided to go with that and just keep it as a bonus.

There are some other bonus tracks also?

“Slave” was really twisting my arm between not having that song on the record and having it because it’s such a great song. It really fits with the whole Enslaved topic of the record but I had to take “Revengeance” out and I really like “Revengeance” too so I decided, “OK, let’s keep ‘Slave’ out and ‘Bastards’ and ‘Soulfly VIII’ as bonus tracks.” And I made a decision and I stick by it and that’s it. I’m really cool now and I’m kind of getting used to the idea of let people choose for theirselves if they want to get the instrumental or no.

Have you had any feedback on leaving “Soulfly VIII” off?

The album is heavy as fuck and that’s the best way and I’m getting really good feedback on the record. Like “World Scum” that came out on a video, I saw all the posts and they were all great, man. It was like, “Max and death metal—fucking great!” and “Max is back to death metal and that’s a dream come true” [laughs] and all this crazy shit that people write. So it’s cool, man. I’m excited for the record.

Interview by Steven Rosen
Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2012



2973Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Grover Jackson

When: March 26, 1982

Where: Grover’s guitar building facility in San Dimas, California

What: I originally met Grover through my friend, Jimmy Waldo. Jimmy was the keyboard player in a band called Alcatrazz. Following Yngwie Malmsteen’s departure, Steve Vai, on Waldo’s recommendation, was brought into the fold. Steve had just come off working with Frank Zappa and he really didn’t have his guitar thing together. So Grover, as a friend of Jimmy’s, began working with Steve.

Grover was, and still is, a tremendously clever and gifted individual. He was really one of the first custom guitar luthiers and visiting his shop was always a fun time. Guitarists, inevitably, would be hanging out, while their instruments were being assembled and painted.

In this conversation with Grover, he talks about the world of custom guitar crafting. He is one of the most honest people I’ve ever met and was never afraid of expressing his personal views on any given subject.

Randy Rhoads had died just a week earlier on the Friday prior to this conversation. Grover’s relationship with Randy was a special one and the guitarist’s passing had left a pall over the entire interview.

Note: In the 1980s period stories, you’ll find an interview with Wayne Charvel. I had contacted Grover about the interview and even let him read the entire transcript. He felt unsettled about some of Charvel’s comments and in a separate letter to me, tried to lay straight the facts of what happened between he and Wayne.

You can also read the contents of that letter on these pages.

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UG: Give us a little bit of background about Charvel and this amazing facility you’ve created here?

Grover Jackson: Charvel with whatever after name – Charvel Manufacturing, Charvel Guitar Guitar Repair, or Charvel this or that or the other – has been around for about 8 years. Wayne Charvel started it as a repair shop in the garage of his house over in Covina. And operated as a repair shop for about 5 years and moved into a little industrial place over there in Covina. And about 4 ? years ago, I got involved as a 10 per cent partner/business manager. And about a year after that, he had gone through a lot of real hard stuff with the Schecter ISA people and I won’t even make an opinion about that. But they just had a lot of troubles and lawsuits went back and forth and at that point, he was mentally and physically worn out. He said, ‘I don’t want no more of this;’ we were goin’ through real hard financial times, he says, ‘I wanna go bankrupt.’ And my deal for the 10 per cent with him was, I said, ‘I will take no money, no salary, but I want 10 per cent and I’ll run it and do the best I can. If I can make it fly, I get the 10 per cent, if I don’t make it fly, then I don’t get nothin’’.

At the end of that year, he said, ‘I’m gonna go bankrupt’ and I said, ‘Well, that’s far out but you’ve got a year of my asshole here, you know.’ And he said, ‘Well, I want out’ and I said, ‘OK, I’ll buy you out.’ And so I bought him out and it’s blossomed since then. So, in a nutshell, that’s the history of Charvel.

Was there an actual point where it changed from a repair shop into a manufacturing enterprise?

There wasn’t a point, no. You can go back to your old Guitar Player magazines and you’ll see the Charvel advertisements as early as, I think, 1975. Where they had the non-breakable Les Paul jack plate and the non-breakable tremolo arm; then a little bit later, the white single layer Strat pickguards. That’s all verifiable through Guitar Player magazine. But he was still basically a repair shop and he had jobbed out these few parts that he then marketed. He made it sound like he manufactured them but he never did.

Then he got involved with Schecter and they said, ‘Oh, we’re gonna make a million bodies, we’re gonna make a million of this, we’re gonna make a million of that, and you’re gonna need all of this stuff.’ And he went out and bought two overhead pin routers which at the time I came on the scene had never even been plugged in; he didn’t have a router bit. He’s got $15,000 worth of machinery sittin’ there that’s never been turned on.

Travis Bean was a friend of mine from my days at Anvil; that’s where I came from, Anvil Cases. I was a salesman there and I called Travis Bean up and they gave me some router bits so we could turn our routers on.

And we have progressively gone more and more manufacturing ever since then and even today we take on a few repairs. I’ve got two or three repairs in here now. But we stopped soliciting repair-type work and being more of a manufacturer about 3 ? years ago.

So the first guitar you designed and manufactured came out of this shop about 3 ? years ago?

No, Wayne used to do all the Fender refinish work so he had access into the Fender service center. As long as six or seven years ago, he had access to parts and was always taking this body and refinishing it and this neck and putting it together. So there’s been a long history of Charvel guitars of one form or another; basically chickenshitted Fender parts in the early days.

Then when I got involved, we started makin’ bodies; we never made necks until after I bought the company. So the first complete Charvel guitars were made about 3 ? years ago where we made the body and the neck and used DiMarzio pickups and whatever kinds of tuners and things like that.

So those early guitars did sport DiMarzio pickups?

Yeah, our connection with DiMarzio is real tight; we make all their bodies for them. We use mainly DiMarzio pickups although we use Duncans as well. I don’t even know what the percentage is now; I know we buy an awful lot of both of ‘em. I think at some point we’ll even make our own pickups.

You think so?

Yeah, I think so; not that I want to cut anybody out; it’s just that the concept of this company has always been to make our own stuff. I like makin’ stuff; it’s like we’ve just started our own little machine shop and making a lot of our own little metal parts. I think eventually we’ll get to the point of making our own pickups.

What is it about DiMarzio and Duncan pickups that work so well for you? Are they the best pickups out there?

Well, DiMarzio because they were the big name in the industry and available; availability is the main thing. Seymour has been a friend since before it was Seymour Duncan pickups. When he was a pickup rewinder only, he was a friend.

What were the first guitars coming out Charvel like?

Crude, honestly. I think they were probably comparable to a lot of things on the market but I don’t have a real high esteem for a lot of stuff on the market. I have real rigid standards that I judge things by and I don’t exclude us from that.

Were the first body shapes …?

Strat? Yeah. Our history had been there in refinishing Stratocasters and Telecasters and P basses for Fender; it was a mode that we were already comfortable and familiar and fit through the system. Right at that point, the parts business had first started and the first thing that everybody went after was Strat bodies and Telly bodies and P bass bodies. And so here we had these bodies and necks laying around and the natural inclination is, ‘Oh, let’s stick em’ together and sell the son of a bitch.’ Charvel had always been known for its painting in the Los Angeles area because of the refinish work for Fender. So we were already considered one of the better refinishing companies in the LA area and we’ve just taken that and compounded it and added and done things a little different and continually tried to upgrade what we do. And we’re in a heavy painting area anyway because Southern California hot rod kind of mystique thing; the San Gabriel Valley is heavy, heavy into the hot rod industry. So there’s a lot of that kind of technology and suppliers and real specialized talent and knowledge around. So it was kind of a natural thing; much more natural than if we were in Atlanta or Boston.

"I don’t think Gibson or Fender, either one, ever got close enough to instruments to identify the factors that made a great guitar from a regular guitar."

Certainly a question everyone must be asking is whether Fender owns the copyright or whatever you might want to call it on the Stratocaster body shape. Do they?

No; that’s a design patent. My understanding of that is you cannot patent a design. Fender is supposedly going around suing everybody over that right now; they did that in Germany and from what I understand, got their ass beat. CBS/Arbiter which is London actually pulled all the G&Ls, got an injunction, and all the G&Ls were out of the Frankfurt (NAMM) Show for a day. They went on Sunday, they went to court on Monday, and got their ass beat. Basically what they’re pissed about is the Japanese copies, not the American copies. If they set the precedent with the Japanese copies, then certainly they’ll be able to come after everybody else. But I don’t believe they’ll ever get away with it. Because their design patent or trademark is how I think they’re going after it, is two cutaways and all six tuners in a line. That’s so goddamn nebulous, give me a break. If they made their stuff right, they wouldn’t have to worry about me. Seriously. If they made great guitars, they’ve got the name, all they’ve got to do is make it right. Nobody would buy a Charvel; nobody would buy a Schecter; nobody would buy a Tokai. They’d buy a Fender because it’s the name, it’s the heritage; the only reason they have to chase people legally is ‘cause they’re not willing to make it right.

How long has it been since Fender made a truly great guitar?

I got real definite opinions about that and I’ll tell ya – I don’t think they ever made it right; I think they got lucky. I’ve been around Leo Fender’s people enough now and people that were connected with early Fender … Leo Fender was a genius to a certain extent. I think genius and success are a real combination of things. Right place at the right time; having the smarts; and being aggressive enough to go after it. And he was those things but I don’t think he ever really understood what the magic of a Telecaster was; I don’t think he ever really understood. I think the proof of that is the G&Ls and the MusicMans that he made; they’ve never been right. If he was so smart, if he was such a genius, why couldn’t he ever reproduce the simplistic perfectness of a Telecaster? That’s the greatest guitar ever made; I just love ‘em. Telecasters and Les Pauls are it; my own personal favorite guitar is an Esquire I made for myself that sits at home that I wouldn’t take a million dollars for. It’s a perfect, perfect design.

The instruments that were great in the 50s were great because of a combination of things and then not even every one of them piece to piece. I think if you go to your oldies dealers, Norman (Norm’s Rare Guitars), Frank Lucido,any of those guys, they’ll tell ya, ‘This one will be great and the next one won’t be so great.’ And go to your great players and they’ll tell you the same thing.

It’s a real combination of things: they happened to have a lot of the components and the people and the spirit of the time and everything going on right then. And got some great instruments made but it was not planned; it wasn’t thought out or intellectualized. It was luck more than anything.

You can’t deny that a ’59 Les Paul is still the standard of a great instrument to this day?

It is but they’re not all great. I’ve owned a lot of old Les Pauls; I’ve probably owned as many Flying Vs, Explorers, and sunburst Les Pauls – excluding the big time dealers – as anybody you’ll ever meet. I’ve probably owned 25 sunburst Les Pauls; I’ve owned 3 Explorers and 4 Vs. Original ones; this was in the early 70s when I still played for a living. Yeah, some were real great; some were real turds.

The best, the prettiest Les Paul that I ever had was not that great a guitar; I mean it was OK, it was a guitar. The worst one I ever had was the greatest one; I mean it was thrashed but that guitar had more soul and more heart than anything I’ve ever played.

I don’t think Gibson or Fender, either one, ever got close enough to instruments to identify the factors that made a great guitar from a regular guitar. I think they happened to manufacture a line of instruments and within that line of instruments, some of ‘em stuck up like peaks and were real great. But it wasn’t planned; if anybody is going to do that, it’s the Japanese. They scare me to death; the only thing missing for the Japanese is the heart. They don’t have the heart for it. It’s all intellectual, there’s no emotion; there’s nothing from in here (taps over his heart).

There are very few American makers that even understand the concept. I’ll tell you who could get close to it; it’s Peavey (intriguingly, years after Edward Van Halen experimented with Charvel, he would align himself with Peavey in creating the Wolfgang brand guitars). Because he has the resources to do it; once he sets a goal, he will do it. He just hasn’t decided to do that yet; if he decides to do it, he’s the only person who can give the Japanese a run.

There are one or two little companies who could do it – like Charvel – if we can grow fast enough and hard enough and learn enough to do it. It’s like, right now, Charvel makes good guitars but we wanna make great guitars. It’s finding the resources and the ability to make ‘em consistently. That’s the reason I hate Fender; Fender has the resources to make great guitars. They’ve got the money, they’ve got the history, they’ve got everything they should have except the determination. They don’t want to make good guitars; they want to make stuff that makes money and that’s all. They don’t have any love for the instrument at all; they’re not in the music business, they’re in the money business.

I think I’ve got this all thought out; I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy. Maybe I’m ready for a straightjacket, I don’t know.

The reason someone would buy a guitar from Charvel as opposed to Fender is quality control?

Quality control I would think, yeah. Even at Charvel, a small company like Charvel … I’m shootin’ you all this stuff straight from the hip the way I really believe, OK? (Inhalation of breath and a brief pause) Charvel can make shitty instruments because we’re not big enough … there’s a lot of quality control but it’s people quality control. That doesn’t mean somethin’ can’t slip under the wire and we have, in fact, turned out shitty instruments. We do our best to catch ‘em and not let ‘em get out of here and we stand behind ‘em. If somebody has a problem and it really is a problem and not somebody’s egocentric paranoia, we’ll remake it from the ground up if necessary.

That’s why I mean by resources; like Fender has the resources to turn out, instead of 300 crappy guitars a day, they could turn out 100 great guitars a day. Where Charvel doesn’t have those financial resources; we have to do the best we can every day and just get what we can out and try to check them and make sure they’re the best.

We’re constantly trying to slow down as we speed up. Because everyone that wants a Charvel, it’s like anything – when somebody wants something, they want it now. And what we do is penalize that customer; if he calls up and says, ‘Man, I want a Jackson and I want this and I want this.’ We say, ‘Oh, well, that’s two months, that’s three months.’ Immediately we’re penalizing this guy that’s already pre-sold and we have to do that. If we had a lot more money, if we were a more heavily capitalized company we could embark on a heavier training program without worrying where the money was going to come from to pay the bills while we were training more people to make more guitars.

How many people are currently employed by Charvel?

20: 5 in the paint shop, 4 in the assembly shop, 9 in the woodshop, and Jo (Grover’s wife/administrator).

As you touched on earlier, the custom paint on your guitars is a huge attraction. Where did these painters come from?

I’ve had several hot rod painters who have worked for me that have come and gone and left some of their technology or their knowledge. I learned a lot of it the hard way; I’ve gone in and hung out at body shops and custom painters; I’ve read books; and then I’ve spent a lot of nights here until 12 o’clock trying this and trying that. Trial and error.

Bruce, the head painter right now, is a hot rod painter, although in his last job he worked at a place where he was painting panels for rockets and stuff; military stuff, airplane control panels, it’s crazy. He happened to come by and we got to talkin’ and it worked out and he’s been here three or four months.

Is there a standardized timetable for painting a guitar?

It’s not done in a one-step kind of thing; it’s done in a series of applications that may only take 15 minutes per application and it’s sanded in-between which may go over a three-week period. Graphics when they’re laid out usually take from 1 to 5 hours. There’s a spiral checkerboard graphic and that’s a 4 to 5 hour layout, that one guitar; there’s a surcharge added on to the instrument according to how many hours of graphics time we put in.

Are there basic graphics templates you work from? A certain number of designs?

No; it’s not always new ideas, I like for it to be new ideas. Unfortunately not everybody out there is real creative. We’re so different than most companies that a lot of people don’t understand and it takes a little bit of dialog to make them understand. We have a little brochure that is supposed to say, ‘This is what could be done,’ not ‘What is done.’ Invariably we sell a lot of bulls eyes and a lot of spider webs and we sell a lot lightning bolts. Personally I’m so sick of all of those, I wish I’d never have to do another one in my life. It’s very interesting, a lot of people will call with a specific idea and then you go through the dialog and say, ‘Anyway you want it to.’ And we’re literally like pushing them away; they come back, they call back two weeks later and they say, ‘You know, I’ve been thinkin’ about it and if you could do dah dah dah dah dah color, that would be great.’ And you say, ‘No problem’ and they go away so happy.

Two things: Everybody knows how they want it, how it should be. And, if we’d just shut up and listen, they’ll tell us. And it’s amazing the creativity of some of these people; some of the simplistic ideas that people come up with that are really graphically very interesting. So one of our jobs is to not talk too much but rather shut up and let ‘em tell us what it is.

So, any idea I have in terms of color and graphic, you’ll put on a guitar? And depending on the complexity, that’s how it would be priced?

Yeah. It’s not cheap; you get crazy, it’s not cheap. I make no bones about that. But you name it … I almost dare people to come up with something we can’t do. A dealer called up and said, ‘I know what you can’t do’ and we said, ‘Oh, fuck you.’ A Heineken bottle; we said, ‘Sure, we can do it.’ The paint job cost him $350 and that’s wholesale; our normal guitar is only $440 for the whole guitar wholesale. So it was a lot of money but it was an investment of his ego to say, ‘This is real important to me.’ And I literally got on the phone and I said, ‘You don’t want this; you don’t want me to do this because it’s gonna cost a lot of money.’ He says, ‘Nope, I want it, I gotta have it; I don’t believe you can do it.’ (claps hands for emphasis) ‘Screw you, we can do it’ and we did it; it turned out real bitchin’. It was the color of a Heineken bottle. (Pulls out a slide of the completed guitar). There was a lot of work in the graphics of that; that’s not laminated, that’s hand painted. It’s not a decal or an applique or any kind of bullshit like that.

When someone comes in with a graphic that is moderately difficult, what will the cost of the guitar be?

The basic guitar, single humbucking basic guitar (with) maple neck, DiMarzio pickup is $880 retail without a case. A lightning bolt, spider web, bulls eye, is $70 more so $950. I don’t know what he would have done if he was selling that guitar because his cost on the guitar was $440 and $350 which is $790; if he was selling that to a retail customer, that would have been a $1550 guitar.

I don’t see that as being wrong or bad at all; I don’t feel bad about that at all. That’s real custom work; I don’t know anywhere in the world where you could go and get that done.

Most of your sales come from the individual calling Charvel and ordering a guitar? Or are you selling directly to guitar shops?

We’re trying to transfer this thing into a dealer type program and it’s working pretty good. What it does is it psychologically sucks people in because it’s something they can talk to their friends about. ‘Oh, I’m getting one like this’ or ‘I’m getting one like that.’ And the dealers are really falling into it; it’s like a new item and they can get the kids in the store to talk about.

And in these recessionary times, we’re so loaded with work we don’t know what to do. Psychologically you’ve got someone by the throat when you’re not telling ‘em how it is but rather asking ‘em how they want it.

One of the cornerstones of this company: How everybody else does it, we want to turn it 180 degrees out of synch with that. Let’s say, ‘I don’t know shit, I’m stupid, you tell me how is it supposed to be?’ And they’re invested at that point because it’s their ego.

Consequently we don’t have to advertise very much; word of mouth does it for us. Plus the fact that it’s a small company undercapitalized; I don’t have the money for a lot of advertising.

But your guitars are in a lot of shops across the country?

More and more but we don’t solicit those sales which is a very enviable position to be in and I don’t expect it will be there forever. For one thing, it’s unfair: these people in these music stores are building us, supporting us, making us bigger and we don’t do anything to help ‘em. So at some point we’ve got to start holding some seminars in their stores which is something I want to try and do this year; we have plans to do that going out with somebody. Randy Rhoads, before he died, was going into stores and doing seminars for us without us even knowin’ it. Joanne (Grover’s wife) will be going into some stores to try and show people what we can do and what’s available and how they work. We have a hot, young LA guitar player who’s going to go with her and play some stuff; Mitch Bronstein who is a monster.

There are about 40 or 45 stores who now carry out guitars and distributors in 7 European countries. It looks like it’s the year of Charvel.

How much of your business comes from people like Edward Van Halen using your instruments?

The story with Van Halen is a long story; I don’t sell anything to Ed. Ed and I don’t get along. It might be interesting from my side of the story for it to be told although he’s never … Ed just doesn’t like me, personally. We’ve never gotten along. It’s like one of those things where have you seen somebody and you immediately didn’t like ‘em? He immediately didn’t like me. Everything I tried to do with or for Ed, he somehow turned it 180 degrees out of synch.

Before the first album ever came out, I helped him build some of their Anvil cases. They needed cases, they’d never been on the road, they were a local band, and I was over trying to help. I have a ring modulator, one that Oberheim made for Maestro, and I took it over because it’s an odd effect and he’s probably never seen one. He got real intimidated and thought I was trying to tell him how to play. I was just trying to show him something. Everything I’ve ever done for him has been that way.

Even then I recognized him as a great guitar player and thought that he would be big; nobody had any idea how big they would be.

"One of the cornerstones of this company: How everybody else does it, we want to turn it 180 degrees out of synch with that."

The taped guitars and that graphic was originally Ed’s idea?

The first one, the white and black one on the first album, absolutely it was him. There was another guy around town at that time that did that according to some stories, first. He was the guy in the band in the Cheech and Chong movie, Up In Smoke (this may have been Michael Caldwell). There’s a scene in the movie where they are playing in a punk club, which was really the Roxy, and the guy had a Les Paul taped up. And that guy is now in some San Francisco group as a drummer.

But anyway, Ed was the first guy who popularized that; I don’t even know that he saw that guy or maybe the other guy saw him. I don’t know. They were a huge local band for a long time before they got signed; they were big shit around town. They were real good then, too. I went around and saw a lot of the local bands at that time and they were so dramatically more professional. And I told a lot of local bands this, so cohesive in their effort. It was unbelievable. They put on a show. Other local bands come out tune their guitars and start to play their songs or something. I mean when they hit the stage, they were there to kill; they wanted blood. You could see it, the fire in their eyes was incredible. There was never one bit of doubt that they were stars; it hadn’t happened yet, it was just a matter of time.

I’m starting to get an awful lot of that stuff and I’m not real happy about it. This is a company of investments; a lot of quote unquote stars that come your way are just lookin’ for more free stuff. They’ve become, boy, do I want to say this? Manufacturer’s whores. They will whore out their name for some free stuff and those are the kind of guys I don’t want any part of.

For one thing, if I had an endorsement from Jesus Christ today, what would I do with it? I don’t advertise, it wouldn’t do me any good. What I am interested in is finding artists that are looking for somebody that will interpret what they want in an instrument. That’s my little contribution to the arts.

I worked with Randy for a year on that shark fin guitar thing; we never talked endorsement, we never talked nothin’. And he played it when he felt like playing it and he didn’t play it when he didn’t feel like playing it. And we worked towards that thing of a great guitar that he would play. He was playing what he called the Concord guitar with no advertisement, and we were literally getting one to two requests a day to buy that guitar. There were only four in existence: he had two and I got the other two. We were just starting to talk about manufacturing that guitar as a Randy Rhoads guitar and selling it; I still may do that. I want to wait and give his record company people and his poor, dear mother time.

Randy walked in a year-and-a-half ago with a drawing of this thing; he conceived the idea himself. The only thing I added was a head design. He said, ‘Can you make this?’ Just like every other kid on the block. And I said, ‘Yep, I can do it.’

Once his people have a little bit of time to accept that he’s gone, I want to get a hold of ‘em and kind of as a memorial to him and because it’s a good guitar, it’s a valid design, if they don’t have objections I’m going to market the guitar as a Randy Rhoads guitar. If they have objections, I’ll never make another damn one of ‘em. I don’t care how many kids want it; they can find some Japanese company to make it.

Randy was the nicest, quietest little guy you could ever want to meet. Amazing unaffected by the whole stardom thing. Real stupid way to die; real dumb.

Who else is playing your guitars?

I’m supposed to see Billy (Gibbons) on Friday. Billy I don’t know about, I think he’s pissed at me. Billy was already buying stuff from Wayne Charvel before I came on the scene and then he and I got acquainted and stuff. We’ve made about 6 or 7 of those Telecaster basses for Billy and Billy gives ‘em to Dusty or gives them to other people as gifts. We’ve also made a couple of guitar for Billy that I’ve never seen him play; they were like Telecaster basses but they had one Strat pickup in ‘em. Then the last instrument I made for Billy was a quilted maple Telly bass and the history of Billy had always been to get him to write us one of those little corny notes that he does that are so great. He used to send those all the time and he would always say something after he got an instrument. I never heard another word; I don’t know if he hated it, I still to this day don’t know what the problem was. We just got a telegram about four days ago telling us that there were tickets there and passes waiting for us at the concert. So I don’t know, I guess we’ll see. But it’s been like two years since I’ve seen him or heard from him.

One of the people that I’m real committed to is Allan Holdsworth. Steve Blucher, who is one of the owners of DiMarzio, has been a real Holdsworth fan and friend for several years. Holdsworth is really getting shit on. So I asked Blucher if it would be alright to call Holdsworth up when I got to London. Holdsworth has an album done and nobody in England will take a shit on him. It’s incredible. Blucher was talking about a small group of fans getting together and paying for the pressing of the album and distribute it ourselves.

Allan gave me a copy of the tape and I’m going to make some guitars for him, some real crazy stuff. He got me drunk as a skunk and what I am doing with this tape is to try and get it to record company people or even people that may be influential. It’s some of the most interesting music Holdsworth has ever done; it’s a three-piece band, one or two tracks has piano on it. Allan Holdsworth plays chords which he’s never done; no band he’s ever been in has allowed him to play chords.

Right now, David Lindley has the tape. I know David pretty well and so that was my first person to take it to. I asked him if he would listen to it and he said, ‘Yeah.’ He was amazed; that’s not his style of music at all.

Has Jeff Beck ever played Charvel?

Most of the people who have Charvel stuff have paid for it; Randy Rhoads paid for the first guitar he got. Gary Moore has some Charvel stuff he paid for. But Beck has been my personal hero since about 1966. When they came over and did the There and Back tour, you know from The Beck Book (a biography I wrote about Jeff Beck in 1978 that was published in Japan), the two 32s (Fords) have flames on them. The yellow one has flames on it and the black one has flames on it.

I said, ‘I’ve got to do somethin’ for this asshole.’ So I made a Strat body, two humbuckings in it, painted it with flames and when I was with Anvil, I met one of the guys in the (Beck’s) crew, John Dodd. So we went to the show the first night and the guitar wasn’t quite done and I was all panicked and freaked out. I saw him and he was amazing. The second day I got the guitar done, put it together, took it down there (Greek Theater) and went to the stage before the show. And I said, ‘Is John Dodd here?’ Just right in front of the stage. He comes over and I said, ‘I’m Grover Jackson, I met you at Anvil, I made some cases for you’ and he’s, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah.’ I said, ‘I own Charvel now’ and he never even heard of it, didn’t know anything about Charvel. I said, ‘I’ve got this guitar I’d like to give Jeff.’ He looks at me like, ‘Yeah, what kind of hustle is this?’ He said, ‘Come around to the side of the stage when the show is over.’

Well he got detained in breaking down (the gear) but there was a friend of mine there that was doin’ some drum stuff for him. I told him what I was there for after the show; he says, ‘Oh, well, I’ve got a pass, I’ll take it back there.’ I give him the guitar and we’re kind of standin’ around kind of all nervous and not knowing what to do. And he’s gone about 15 minutes and here comes this procession of people with Beck at the front of them, right? He comes out and he’s got this look in his eyes like, ‘What in the world are you all about?’ And so I very clumsily said this is not an endorsement trip or anything; you’ve been my hero since I was a kid and I am in a position in my life where I have some little tiny way to say thank you for the music that’s meant a lot to me.

‘If you like it, fine, if you wanna break it, fine, I don’t give a shit. It’s just that simple.’ He said, ‘It’s great, it’s beautiful, thank you a lot, I really appreciate it.’ And invited us into the party and so I never talked to him again. I talked to Mo Foster (Beck’s bassist) quite a bit that night. That’s almost two years ago that they were here (for the There and Back tour), right?

Last year at the June NAMM Show, this English guy who works for Rosetti, Mighty Mite’s distributor over there, basically a competitor employee, comes up to Joanne at the booth and says, ‘Oh, yeah, Jeff Beck’s got one like this’ and she says, ‘How’d you know that?’ ‘Cause we’d never heard a word from him; he hadn’t played anywhere. And he said, ‘Oh, well, a friend of mine was over at his house the other day. He had a big party and Jimmy Page was there and all these other people and he was jammin’ out on the lawn, and he was playing the guitar.’

Joanne called me from Chicago, I didn’t go to that show, and she told me that and you couldn’t touch me for about two weeks. I was too perfect for anybody to touch. There’s the Secret Policeman’s Other Ball (DVD). He didn’t play it on that; he played a Telecaster Seymour Duncan made for him. But at least I know he did play it some. That right there is gratifying enough for me.

(Note: Some 6 or 7 years later, Grover would make a Jackson Strat for Jeff that would become one of his main guitars).

You touched earlier on Fender and what they do; how would you distinguish Charvel from Schechter, a company that is much closer to what you do in terms of manufacturing essentially custom guitars?

They’re much more into a real earthy, natural thing with the exotic woods and stuff; we’re into a gaudy, high-tech painting graphic kind of a thing. Although we do make exotic wood guitars too, we just don’t make very many of them. We’re much more of a rock and roll-oriented guitar company. Most of the people who buy our guitars are heavy metal monsters. Although we’re making some inroads and headway into the studio players set which is where Schecter has made a lot of inroads. A lot of the Hollywood session people who were playing Schecters are now playing Charvels.

The shape of the neck that we do is not like what they do; they’ve tried to reproduce a lot of the early 50s Fenders kind of feel and we do that but we don’t do much of that. We’ve tried to take some of the things from early 50s Fenders and some of the things from late 50s Gibsons and mix it all together and come up with this real Frankenstein kind of a guitar that still looks like a normal Stratocaster. But the shape of the neck is more like a ’59 or ’60 Les Paul or an early 335; it’s a wide flat neck. It’s wider at the nut than Fenders are; it’s thinner. It’s more of a Les Pauly kind of neck.

How many frets?

21 or 22; we’re making 22-fret necks now which is another thing Schecter doesn’t do. The only other company making a bolt-on 22-fret neck is ESP.

What types of woods do you typically use?

We use a variety of woods; alder is what I personally prefer although we use poplar; we use eastern hard maple. One of the two guitars that was being manufactured for Randy Rhoads which are neck-through body guitars like a BC Rich which Schecter doesn’t do at all. That’s what Randy wanted; he didn’t want a bolt-on neck guitar, he didn’t like ‘em.

Randy, even though he was a tiny little guy, was into real solid feeling guitars, real heavy guitars, so that they had a real substantial kind of feel. I personally don’t think those guitars sound as good. That’s been substantiated by a lot of real good players: Lindley, Ry Cooder, even though I don’t know him, Albert Lee according to Seymour, will not play a Telecaster if it weighs over 3 pounds. Real light guitars seem to have a more buoyant, voice-like tone; warmer. Where real hard, heavy-wooded guitars seem to have a more nasal quality; it’s almost as if the wood is magnifying certain frequencies.

And where do the tailpieces for your guitars come from?

We’re making some of our hardware ourselves and we buy it from a company called the Brass Factory. It was one of the major suppliers of hardware for the whole music industry; they were making Fender stuff for a while.

"Randy was the nicest, quietest little guy you could ever want to meet. Amazing unaffected by the whole stardom thing. Real stupid way to die; real dumb."

How different are the vibrato assemblies you use as opposed to Fender tremolos?

At one point, it was not different at all; it was made off the same tooling. It’s not so much the unit but the way the unit is set up. At Fender where I’d assume they have some union lady sitting there with an air screwdriver going, ‘Zip zip zip zip,’ and it’s on, it takes about 20 or 30 minutes for us to put a tremolo unit on. It’s balanced and it’s made sure there are no points where there is friction or it’s binding; that’s what makes one work well. Our tremolo unit still doesn’t work perfect; nobody does. What ours does, I can make a stock inexpensive Fender do, I can make a Japanese tremolo unit do, I can make anything do. When you get into a tremolo unit that really works, you’re talking about a Floyd Rose which I don’t like either. There are some real inherent problems with a Rloyd Rose; if you like flat fingerboards, you’re shit out of luck with a Floyd Rose because it has a pre-arched thing and there’s no way you can change that unless you get in there and do some heavy modifications with the bridge. Economically the Floyd Rose bridge is a disaster; he set up, like a moron economically, because he penalizes me for using his product and he penalizes the end customer price-wise. There’s no way I can make any money on a Floyd Rose bridge. I break even. The only reason I put some of them on is because it exposes me to a better clientele; a lot of people really need to use tremolo and really need for it to stay in tune without any messin’ about and the Floyd Rose is the best unit on the market as far as that goes. Even though I have real problems with it on the other end, it works.

I’m workin’ on a unit right now myself; I’ve seen a couple of units other people have invented that worked and we’re workin’ on one ourselves. I would assume by the end of the year, I’ll have my own tremolo unit that works better than the Fender style that will be on all Charvel guitars. That’s one of the reasons I’m starting to build my own machine; I can’t be at the mercy of these suppliers.

On an average, how many guitars come out of Charvel each week?

It’s about 65 to 75 a month; 15, 20 a week. And that’s goin’ up as rapidly as possible. Basses are a little easier (than guitars); you don’t have to spend the time fooling with a tremolo to balance it.

Have you thought about hollowbody guitars?

Once again, the dinner plate philosophy: I’ve already got so much on my dinner plate, why would I want anything else? I would start doing one thing half-assed so I could do two things. Right now, there’s a lot of pressure to start doing these neck-through-body guitars and I’m trying to resist that. I don’t want to end up spread so thin that we don’t do anything good.

We’re doing this MusicMan thing; has anybody told you about that? We’re making Stingray basses for MusicMan which seems to be fairly common knowledge. We do job shop work as well as other stuff; like I said, we make all of DiMarzio’s bodies, I make Modulus’ bodies, at least some of’ em. I make components for a lot of different people. One of those job shop activities is making painted bodies and necks for MusicMan.

Are you satisfied with the way Charvel has progressed and improved? The quality of the instruments you’re turning out?

I’m satisfied for today; it’s gotta be better tomorrow. We’re constantly looking for ways to make this slicker. The basic things are all under control here: We’re making a fairly consistent, a fairly clean instrument. It’s little things, little parts that might fit a little nicer or little things that look a little cleaner; a little shinier paint job, a little better fretwork, whatever. The basics are all here, now it’s just honing. I don’t want to become complacent.

Sometimes complacency accompanies success.

That’s the reason I’m out there sanding bodies; I am real not comfortable with Grover Jackson as an executive. I don’t like that a lot. At least once a week, I try to go in the shop and do some real bottom line physical labor. It’s very gratifying to sand a fuckin’ body and see it done and you walk away and you say, ‘Yep, I sanded that son of a bitch good.’ Because you sit in here (his offices) and you talk to people and it’s fine and good and here I am doing this now, it’s fine, it’s great, and I do all this paperwork crap … it’s much more gratifying to be I the shop. But I can’t allow what’s more fun for me to stop the company; this is stuff I have to do, this is part of growing and being part of a bigger company and stuff. It’s just that I can’t turn completely loose of that. Because I think that’s when I will get complacent; if I lose touch with how hard it is to sand a body, I’ve lost touch with this company.

We’re friends; this is a good, good group of people. There’s almost nobody that I couldn’t leave the keys to this place with. I know the place is completely safe; it’s just the way it is. The people who are here help weed out bad people. They’ll come and say, ‘Hey, this guy is an asshole, get rid of him.’ If I hear that from one person, it could just be a personality thing but when I start hearing it from 2 or 3 people, he’s gone. It’s a real close knit, clannish, cliquish little group of people we’ve got here; they’re real proud of what goes on.

We work a 4-day, ten-hour day so we work Monday through Thursday and then Friday about half the people come in and work overtime. Some because they need the money, some because they just like to work. They’re involved with the people that are using our stuff. When Randy would come out here, or anybody, they stand around and talk with the guys as much as with me. Randy had been out here several times and hung out with the guys. Last Friday when they heard on the radio that he was dead, they all got sick and left and went home. It was a personal thing for them; he was not my friend, he was our friend.

I don’t know how long we can sustain that and grow much bigger; maybe this is too idealistic but we’ll just have to find out. We have a commitment to try to keeping this place idealistic and I hope it works. The day it stops being idealistic is the day I look for somebody to buy it and I’ll move on to start over.

Another Note: Following this conversation (and it should be stated that I knew Grover pretty well by the time we actually rolled tape for this interview), I sort of half-jokingly/half-seriously asked Grover to build me an instrument. His immediate reply was, “What do you want?” I described a Strat-styled instrument with a whammy bar and painted like the Japanese Rising Sun flag (that sort or red/orange orb from which spokes flare out). He built it and gave the guitar to me. Free. At that time – and you can read about his feelings in the interview above – Grover didn’t give guitars away for free to anyone.

It was truly a work of art. But that wasn’t enough for me. I had asked him to paint the background in a light blue and when I received the guitar, this portion of the graphic was in white. I think I even had the temerity to ask him to repaint it. To which he replied, “No problem.” Never batted an eye, never said, “You selfish asshole. I build you an instrument, don’t charge you one cent, and now you want it redone?”

Grover Jackson did not have to use his resources to build this wonderful guitar. But he did. That was the type of person he was. Don’t get me wrong, Grover could be difficult to deal with at the best of times. He was opinionated and had his own way of doing things. But he never sacrificed quality in the guitars he made (to this day, those instruments are still the archetypes for all the custom pieces that followed) and if he made a promise, he kept it.

Interview by Steven Rosen
Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2012



2974Before The Fall Reviews, The Vindickers, Compact Discs
Before The Fall Recently reviewed by: unregistered, on march 21, 2012
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Sound: On first listen to "Before The Fall" I was quite amazed at the varied style of music you find throughout the album. Songs like "The Love Songs Don't Make Sense" and "Alls Fair" give a very strong pop punk fasted paced amazing feel, then there's songs such as "Bye Bye Mamma" which gives a very classical Country feel to the album.

After playing it to my friends and family anyone from 5 upto the late 60's the album really does appeal to everyone. Its gives a cross from Green Day to Rise Against all the way back to AC/DC and Guns N' Roses feel. // 8

Lyrics and Singing: I must say the lyrics are what really impressed me about the whole album, very meaningful you kinda of feel apart of the Vindicker family after listening to the album a few times! The Octaves on the vocals are very strong and give the whole album a different feel vocally than you get from alot of other Rock/Punk Rock Albums. // 9

Impression: Amazing, that's the only word I can really give for it, for a debut album from a unsigned band its no wonder these guys are getting signed. Appearing in local press, alot of hard work all around is really starting to pay off for The Vindickers. If it was a Physical CD I Owned it. Definitely buy it again but as its a download album off iTunes I guess I'd just download it again! But definitely worth every penny spent on the album, and have recommended too all friends and family and followers. Keep up the good work Vin's and hope to hear more from you and hope to get a big internet following!!! // 10



2975PS-1A Phase Shifter Reviews, Maestro, Guitar Effects
PS-1A Phase Shifter Recently reviewed by: SpanishYanez, on march 21, 2012
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Price paid: $ 20

Purchased from: Indiana Loan Company (Pawn Shop)

Ease of Use: Okay first thing first, this is a Vintage phase shifter from the 70s. If you want to change the speed of the phasing you have to lean down and change it yourself. Stepping on the switch might be too much pressure for the switches (The pedal does come with a footswtich but I have not yet to find one for this pedal). However it is a fairly easy to use pedal, plug it in and set up your input and output, turn on the power swtich and flip the speed switch you desire. However make sure the Slow phase switch is left on because that is the bypass switch. Other than that, that's pretty much it. // 9

Sound: Currently I run my Stratocaster, Jazzmaster, and Les Paul Custom through this. Because the pedal is not true bypass, the tone does warm down dramatically but I actually do enjoy the tone warm down, it gives it an analog sort of sound to it with my Fender Blues Jr amplifier. The phasing does not provide much options other than Slow, Medium, and Fast but the tone is amazingly effective and lush. I bought this due to the fairly low price I saw when I was at the Pawn Shop. I recommend this pedal is played by itself or with another analog pedal or else it will make that pedal sound very thin and metallic. // 8

Reliability & Durability: Because this pedal is from the 70s, I only use it for home and future studio use. As far as live sound, I will prefer to use another phase shifter due to the fact that I cannot change the speed without a separate pedal and that I would love to keep this for a very long time. So my live pedal will be my EHX Phaser. I do depend on it for the sound but as far as the durability and the price for a NOS Phaser of this year, I prefer not to use it for extreme use. // 7

Impression: By far the best lush phase sound I have ever heard in a pedal, great for those Vintage tone freaks that want to collect something from the past. I do not recommend this pedal for live use, instead I would rather suggest studio or for the sake of collecting it as a treasure of the past. If it was stolen I would be very upset because I bought this for 20 dollars and on eBay they run for 200-300 for the same pedal in the condition I have. I hope to collect other Vintage pedals in the future and hope they are as impressive as this huge box. // 8



2976PS-2 Performer Reviews, Jackson, Electric Guitars
PS-2 Performer Recently reviewed by: uncle_sprinter, on march 21, 2012
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Price paid: $ 170

Purchased from: guitarcenter.com

Features: The Jackson PS2 is a pretty good guitar. It could use a better route for superior pickup replacement capabilities. The H-S-S pickup routes are new to me, I'm use to H-H. The Floyd is alos new to me, having a locking system is cool and all, but mine came all worn out so it don't stay in tune real well. With a better trem it would be a much better guitar. The neck is so comfortable, it was just made for my hand I swear. My hands are not very big either, but a 5 fret stretch from the 1st fret up is real easy. 24 frets so you have like 12 more notes total from the regular 22. I personally wish it was a 22 fret guitar with a fret marker at the first fret like my DR-7. The overall shape is pretty damn good too, just some chinser parts. But not as bad as today's mid range guitar (the ps2 use to sell for like 350 brand new).

The electronics were real decent, besides the pickups. I have replaced 2 and hucked the middle pickup. I'll get more into that later. But the pots were both A500K's and the wiring was really clean. It did have a plastic 5 way switch though, I found that a little offensive and have replaced that with a good quality 3 way. The input jack at first worked fine but with some use it worked it's self to be scratchy, I re soldered it and it hasn't been a problem yet. I also replaced the strap buttons with DiMarzio cliplock straps in, bright yellow. Goes good with the reddish color paint with a little sparkle in it lol. Korean made with Korean made tuners which kind of suck, they could use a swappin out with grovers, they'll go in with out modification. I believe the body is made from Alder, it's got some weight that's for sure. // 6

Sound: Sounds great! Now at least after I did some work to it, blocked off the floyd because it was useless, but the blocks thicken up the tone. I play with 9's but the pickups still sound real dark and heavy. I use Elixir Nano Webs I love how slick they are, but I wired in a Guitar Heads Mini Rails (humbucker in the size of a single coil) for the neck and a DiMarzio Super 3 DP150 in the bridge, the neck is great for necky sounds but for me the bridge is where I stay. I play all sorts of metal and sense I got this guitar I have had it in a full step down from standard tuning. Primarily I'm trying to play Death songs and she's thick and punchy enough to match the X2N used in Chuck Shuldiner's B.C. Rich Stealth. Metal is what I play and this guitar my metal machine. // 9

Action, Fit & Finish: The setup was fine when I got it, but sense then I have fiddled with it and had to re set it up when I blocked the trem off with wood blocks. The finish was pick scarred but that's not the guitar's fault it's who ever owned it before me. They must have been 12 or something... A tad bit of tarnishing on the machines but the bridge was squeaky clean. One of the strap buttons had it's finish wear right off but the other one was black as the day it came out of the factory in Korea where it came from. // 8

Reliability & Durability: I wouldn't chuck it around no, but if taken care of it'll be fine. The paint will probably last me forever really, the neck is very secure and the frets could use a little bit of work, but I still play it every day! I would never gig w/o a backup this thing's got a floyd one string break and your out man. // 7

Impression: The only things I can complain about is the floyd (which is pretty important and it does need to be replaced). But that'll be worked on when I have some more denaro to spear. And I like 22 fret guitars better, plus that little no marker at the first fret malarkey I was sayin eariler. With the pickups upgraded and the floyd blocked it's become exactly what I wanted. A Metal Machine, thank you for reading. If you get one, I hope you love it as much as me. // 8



2977Ex-Metallica Bassist Says Mustaine Was 'Dissing' Him In Interviews

According to Blabbermouth.net, Ex-Metallica bassist Ron McGovney has slammed his former bandmate, ex-Metallica guitarist and current Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, for "dissing" him in interviews and "minimizing" McGovney's contributions to Metallica.

Mustaine and McGovney joined Metallica on stage on December 10, 2011 for the fourth and final intimate show at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the group's week-long celebration of its 30th anniversary as a band for fan club members only (see video below).

Mustaine, who was one of the original members of Metallica, was fired from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form Megadeth and achieve worldwide success on his own.

Earlier this month, Mustaine was asked by noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones what it was like to perform with Metallica again more than 25 years after he was fired from the band. "It's very cathartic, what took place," Mustaine replied. "When we started off, it was three guys that, we didn't know what we were gonna do. We just loved playing together, we loved fast and heavy music. If you would have told us we [were going to] change the world and that every guitar-playing kid from here to Timbuktu would be playing my style of guitar playing, I would have said you were out of your mind. But that's how it started. We were a three-piece - James [Hetfield] sang, I played guitar, Lars drummed and we had a bass player at the time that we changed for Cliff Burton, who we really wanted."

Writing on his official Facebook page late on Monday, March 19, McGovney addressed Mustaine's comments by saying, "I really don't understand why a certain former lead guitar player of a band that I played bass in still disses me in interviews. Saying that they were a 'three-piece' is just ridiculous."

He added, "I thought we got along well when we saw each other in December. We even shared a dressing room.

"He can minimize my contribution to the band all he wants. Sometimes he doesn't even mention my name. What he needs to realize is that he came to MY garage to try out for this band. The first song he learned was a song that the singer and I had already played in a previous band. He even got kicked out of the band when I was still a member, even though it only lasted a couple of days.

"I wish he would just tell the whole story if he is going to talk about that part of his career."

In a 2004 interview with AllMetallica.com, McGovney stated about his time with Metallica, "All of the songs that are found on [Metallica's debut album] 'Kill 'Em All' were written in my garage and we played all of them when I was in the band. We also did Diamond Head covers: 'The Prince', 'Sucking My Love', 'Am I Evil', and 'Helpless'. We covered 'Blitzkrieg' by Blitzkrieg, 'Let It Loose' by Savage and 'Killing Time' by Sweet Savage. All of those songs can be found on bootlegs, but I have a practice tape of us doing some of those songs. I am going to put a copy up on eBay soon. I did do some arranging of the songs, but I was never credited with anything. I played at least 28 gigs with the band in the first year."



2978Stone Sour Begins 'Constructing' New Album

According to Blabbermouth.net, new tweet from Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor reveals that "construction" on the band's new album began today. He added, "It's gonna be a motherf--king MONSTER."

Taylor previously said that Stone Sour's follow-up to 2010's "Audio Secrecy" would probably be recorded in Iowa with producer David Bottrill, who has previously worked with Tool, Muse and Peter Gabriel, among others.

"I am looking forward to basically becoming a mad scientist in the studio and creating an album that no one wants us to make," Taylor told ARTISTdirect. "I pretty much got permission to do whatever I wanted, which means that I'm essentially going against the grain in an age where people are fucking trying to simply put out singles. We're looking to do a double concept album and really make it destructive."

He added, "Picture [Pink Floyd's] 'The Wall' meets [Alice In Chains'] 'Dirt' on steroids, and that will give you a taste of what I'm shooting for right now. The stuff we have right now is nuclear. It's pretty much going to go all the way. It's dark as sh-t. There's so much balls out rock on it as well as some good headpunchers and some really cool f--king dark pieces. I'm really excited about it."

Taylor said about the storyline for the next Stone Sour record, "It's basically the story of a man who's trying to figure it out. He can't figure out if he's happier when he's miserable, or if he's miserable about not being happy. It's almost like a mid-life crisis in a way. He's young enough that he knows that there's still a lot of life to live, but he's old enough to realize that he can't be hung up on the romance of teenage depression and youthful aggression."



2979John 5 To Guest On Adler Album

Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 will be making a guest appearance on the new Adler album. The session is scheduled to take place today (Wednesday, March 21st) at a studio in Los Angeles.

Adler is the new band led by former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler. The line-up features frontman Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric), and Lonny Paul (Adler's Appetite).

"I love the music that we're creating!" states Adler. "I haven't been this excited about my band since the GN'R days. Jacob is exactly the singer I have been searching for. He has an amazing range and is a great writer and frontman. Lonny is an amazing guitarist and songwriter and the vibe is amazing!"

The band is currently in a Los Angeles recording studio working on their debut album with producers Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, ex-Dokken) and Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther). The album feature a guest appearances from Adler's former Guns N' Roses band mate Slash. A photo of the group has hit the internet and is available below.

In 2010, Adler collaborated with Slash on the latter's self-titled debut solo album, appearing on the track "Baby Can't Drive", along with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Alice Cooper and Nicole Scherzinger. The song was featured on an expanded edition of the album released by Classic Rock magazine.

Slash, Adler, bassist Duff McKagan, singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin will all be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month in Cleveland, along with later members, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Matt Sorum.

Thanks for the report to BraveWords.com.



2980Chris Rock To Induct Chili Peppers Into Hall Of Fame [News]

Typically, at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, acts get inducted by people who fit into one of three categories. Either it’s a younger artist who was influenced by the inductee (Metallica for Black Sabbath), an older musician with an appreciation for the "new guys" (Bruce Springsteen for U2) or a musical contemporary of the act (Eric Clapton and The Band).

Things are going to be a little different this time around with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who have never been ones for falling into one distinct category. They will be inducted into the Rock Hall by comedic superstar Chris Rock. The choice is not completely out of left field – Rock is good friends with the band and directed one of their videos. Regardless, Rock’s speech is the odds-on favorite to be the funniest of all time.

Other presenters include Public Enemy’s Chuck D (for the Beastie Boys), John Mellencamp (for Donovan), Bette Midler (for Laura Nyro) and Steven Van Zandt (for the Small Faces/Faces). Robbie Robertson will welcome producers Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa into the Hall, while Smokey Robinson will helm a tribute to legendary backing groups, including the Miracles.

There is no word yet on who will be inducting Guns N' Roses, just to add to the mystery surrounding which band members will appear and perform at the event.

The induction ceremony will take place April 15 in Cleveland, Ohio. HBO will air highlights on May 5.

Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.



2981'Yellow Submarine' To Be Re-Released In May [News]

"Yellow Submarine" is full speed ahead for a re-release. Over the course of four months, the animated Beatles film was painstakingly restored, frame by frame. The new edition will be available on DVD (and Blu-ray, for the first time) on May 28, according to The Associated Press.

The colorful fantasy – featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo on a quest to save Pepperland from the hated Blue Meanies to the tune of several Beatles classics and George Martin’s score – was originally released in 1968. Although the Fab Four didn’t voice their cartoon doppelgangers, (SPOILER ALERT) they did make a spirited cameo at the movie’s end. The movie was released on DVD and VHS in 1999, but has been out of print for several years.

It has been reported that the new edition will include a slew of bonus materials, including a making-of documentary and a 16-page essay by John Lasseter of Pixar. The movie’s soundtrack also will be re-released on May 28.

In the meantime, Beatles fans will continue to hold their breath for "Let It Be" to be finally issued on Blu-ray, DVD, VHS or anything.

Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.



2982Metallica Drummer Is Not Chasing Acting Career [News]

According to Blabbermouth.net, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has shown up in a new trailer for the upcoming HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn". After appearing as himself in the 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" and the 2010 comedy "Get Him To The Greek", Ulrich plays an actual character in this film, which is a fictionalized account of the relationship between author Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The couple are played by Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, while Ulrich portrays Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens.

The original HBO Films production is scheduled to premiere on May 28.

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that while he enjoys appearing in movies, he's not interested in pursuing a full-fledged acting career. "The acting thing is not something that I'm chasing," he said. "The couple, three, four things I've done are all people that have come to me and asked me if I wanted to partake. I'm certainly interested in film, I'm passionate about film, but I can't tell you that it's something that I'm chasing, and I don't have any sort of aspirations about being some next-level actor or anything like that."

Metallica is also getting into the movie business on its own, producing its own 3D film to be directed by Nimród Antal, best known for the movie "Predators".

The movie, which will be some sort of combination of concert footage and storyline, will begin shooting this August and is tentatively scheduled to arrive in theatres in the summer of 2013.



2983Getting A Grip on Turbulent Tuning

Playing a guitar that easily slips out of tune is like taking a flight with a lot of turbulence. Whether you’re a player or an audience member listening to poor tuning, or a passenger on the bumpy flight, the dissonance and turbulence can greatly interfere with your ability to enjoy the respective experience. In the sonic hierarchy, tuning is king and several of the elements that affect your tuning also affect your tone. Most tuning problems I’ve encountered are related to the string nut.

I’ve had the best luck, both tonally and tuning-wise, with nuts that are cut out of bone. Of all the materials I’ve experimented with, bone provides the most lively sound and feel, and is easy to mold and manipulate. If you have a guitar with a cheap plastic nut, upgrading to a bone nut will provide a significant sonic improvement. Plastic has a tendency to produce a “doinky” sound and muffled feeling. In the ’80s, solid brass string nuts were a popular choice among guitarists. Brass nuts have a pleasant brightness in their tonality, but I’ve found the material to be difficult to work with when setting the height of the string slots. Now, let’s address some issues associated with those string slots.

If you ever hear clicking and pinging sounds as you crank the tuning peg, chances are there is a burr or some foreign material in the slot that prohibits the string from moving smoothly. You can remedy this issue by lightly running an appropriately sized file through the slot. Also, string trees can cause tuning slippage and pinging sounds if they are bent out of shape.

Another classic fix to temporarily improve tuning involves applying a small amount of pencil lead in the string slots. Generally, this tactic is more successful on bone nuts than it is on plastic nuts. The lead acts as a dry lubrication for the string to easily glide over the nut slot. I asked my friend John LeVan, of LeVan’s Guitar Services in Nashville, about his thoughts on the old pencil lead trick and he told me that pencil lead is also useful to apply where the string rests on the bridge saddles.

When you install a new set of strings, you’ll want to make a quick checkup in a couple of areas. First, ever wonder what those little screws on your tuning pegs do? Not only do they change how easily the tuning peg turns, but they also ensure that the peg will not drift on its own. Check the screws and gently but securely tighten them to a uniform tension.

If you have locking tuners, make sure the cam collars are securely tightened. These collars play a big role in making sure the whole tuning mechanism doesn’t move around. Some people think that little things like the cam material don’t make a difference to the sound or feel of a guitar, but I disagree. I replaced the stock tuners on my PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow with a set of low-mass PRS locking tuners with brass cams. The swap boosted the overall high end, added some glimmer and sparkle to the guitar’s sustain, and improved tuning.

Installing a quality string is also vital to well-tempered tuning and excellent tone. I know the lure of saving money by purchasing $2 packs of economy strings is appealing, but you can end up paying for it in bad tuning and shorter string-life. Using strings from a reputable manufacturer pays off in the long run.

When it comes to installing your string of choice, there are several schools of thought on winding techniques, but they agree on two things: You want to keep the winds tightly grouped together on the post and you want to avoid string-on-string overlaps. When installed properly, a string should look like a Slinky toy that’s in a resting position. Personally, I like to put three to four winds on the post because I get a little more snarl and rumble out of the string that I don‘t get with fewer winds.

After you stretch your strings, always tune up to pitch whenever you tune. If a note is reading sharp on your tuner, make sure you dip below your desired pitch first and then raise the string back into the note. This will ensure that the tension is properly distributed and the string will be less subject to slippage.

If you’re interested in the system that’ll end all of your tuning problems for good, check out the EverTune bridge. It’s certainly one of the most revolutionary products in the history of the electric guitar. I don’t even take a tuner when I take a guitar with an EverTune to a show or session. (For more technical details, check out the company’s videos on evertune.com. But before you do, be fair warned that you’re going to have a hard time not shelling out the dough for one of these bridges once you see it in action.)

When I flip through the pages of PG, I’m always impressed by how many options we have as players to manipulate our guitar’s tone with different pickups, amps, pedals, and countless other components. We can swap and modify a wide range of parts, but the fact is, all of that is in vain if your guitar is out of tune. I encourage you to take the time to extensively research all the ways you can stabilize your instrument’s tuning so that unwanted dissonance won’t create any turbulence at your next gig.



2984Getting The Best Out of Your Bass Tracks

As bassists, the fate of where our beloved lines land in the mix depends on a number of things. Over the years, I’ve been able to eliminate most of the concerns I used to carry around with me—concerns I’d have from the second the session ended until I heard the final record weeks or months later. I hope these tips can help you avoid those periods of anxiety and be useful to you on your quest for studio bliss.

Know Your Gear
Whatever you do, don’t ever experiment the day of the session. Trying out a new direct box (DI), amp, compressor, or effect 30 minutes before the start of a session is a recipe for disaster. If you have a new piece of gear you’re itching to use, try to get into the studio the evening before the session and test it out.

Studio Cans (aka Headphones)
I suggest always bringing your own headphones to a session because they’re all different. Some provide superior isolation and some allow for a good bit of bleed from the drums if you are in the same tracking room. Whatever studio I’m in, I use the same set of cans every day. I know what my bass is supposed to sound like in my cans, and that’s an invaluable advantage. If your bass doesn’t sound right in your headphones, you won’t be as comfortable and it could affect your performance. I’ve learned that if my bass sounds great in my cans, it probably sounds great in the control room, too.

Communicate with the Tracking Engineer
On the day of the session, the tracking engineer is your best friend. Working together is key because you are both there to achieve the exact same goal—a great track. As soon as the engineer is finished getting the drum sounds, be in your chair ready to go. This buys you a little more time with the engineer. You’ll be further ahead of the game by being ready to get to work as soon as possible, rather than wasting time on your phone or sitting around the studio lounge.

Let the engineer know if you’re using a compressor. Typically, I let the engineers do their thing and won’t compress on my end because they’ll often have a compressor they love and use every day. As soon as I get my sound up and the engineer says we’re good, I’ll ask him to record about 30 seconds of me playing. Then I’ll come into the control room and listen to my playback to make sure we’re on the same page. This takes very little time and I’ve never met a tracking engineer who doesn’t want to make the musicians happy. By working together with the occasional give-and-take, you’ll both be satisfied.

Tone
No doubt, tone is one of the greatest weapons in your arsenal and one of the elements that keeps the phone ringing. Just don’t make things too complicated. Before I had the luxury of more time to tinker with different bass sounds in the studio (such as different amp and DI combinations), I spent most of my time playing on song demos in Nashville. You have to get your bass sound up quickly and it has to sound good. I always made getting a great DI sound my priority because it will always record well. I truly believe that getting the tone you want lies in your fingers and the feel you play with, and that the DI or amp is just the delivery device. Use a good, simple DI (or amp if you choose) that won’t get in the way of what is coming from your hands.

Make sure your bass is speaking well. I usually keep my action a little on the high side, just to eliminate any fret buzz and make sure all the notes translate well on the track. But don’t go jacking your saddles up to the ceiling because I said so. Be comfortable— if your bass is playing clean and it feels good with lower action, then it’s right. Every player and every bass is different.

Also, oddly enough, I never track with new strings. They always record brighter than I like, and they make my bass sit differently in the mix. If I need to put new strings on a bass I plan on using for a session, I’ll do it when I have at least a couple of hours the night before to really play and stretch them out. Otherwise, in my opinion, they won’t tune and intonate correctly. That said, never change flatwounds … never! Well-loved flatwounds deliver a classic sound you can’t get any other way.

Quality Control
It didn’t take me long to realize that nobody is going to care about my bass track as much as I do. When the track ends and the last note is struck, I never assume or take for granted that it’s right, no matter how good I feel about it. Once the track is cut and all the other musicians head to the control room to listen to it, I stay in my chair and listen through my headphones instead. I know it may sound kind of antisocial, but it has proven to be the best way for me to scope out my part and make sure it’s right.

Let me explain. When I listen down to the track in my headphones, I can hear my part clearly and am able to make sure the feel is great with the drums. Plus, I can decide if the part worked right for the song. Depending on the control room’s playback mix, it can be difficult to really hear all the intricate pieces of your bass line. Remember, all the other musicians are trying to scope their parts as well. Trying to hear your part through all the drums and guitars on a playback mix can be challenging. This little trick lets me make sure nothing slips through the cracks. I don’t want any surprises when I hear the final product! There is no better feeling for a musician than hearing a finished, mixed track and knowing you nailed your part. Remember, what you play on a track is there forever.

I hope these tips will prove to be helpful. Being in the studio is a never-ending learning experience. Be on your game by showing up with a great attitude, gear that you know sounds good, and check your ego at the door. You should also be willing to try different things. Whoever called you for the session— be it the producer, artist, songwriter, or fellow musician—hired you to make them happy. That is your main gig. As a producer as well, I can tell you that all of these things really do matter. Happy tracking!



2985How to Build A Recording Rig, PT. 2

Last month’s column [“How to Build a Recording Rig, Pt. 1,” March 2012] focused on determining the best possible centerpiece for your rig—the actual recording device. We looked at using computers as a primary recording device.

But a computer alone will not get the job done. You need to have a way to route your audio in and out of your machine. It’s true that many computers have rudimentary audio inputs and outputs, and it’s possible to use them to get some sounds down. But for quality recording, you must have an audio interface. This is a device that accepts incoming signals from microphones, instruments, or other sources, and then converts them into digital data that the computer can digest.

Audio interfaces come in many, many flavors. In fact, interfaces and microphones are probably the two categories of gear for which I’m most often asked, “Which is best?”

Consider the following questions to help you narrow the choices:

What type of computer are you using? This will only narrow things slightly, as most interfaces work with both Mac and PC computers. Still, there are some that only support one platform.

How does the interface connect to the computer? There are three options (with a fourth, Thunderbolt, now rising on the horizon). Some computers support all of them, while others support just one or two, which can help narrow things down.

An internal card slot is a type of audio interface that is usually not compatible with laptops, as many do not have card slots. Some desktop computers, like Apple’s iMacs, also don’t have card slots. Audio interfaces that are cards themselves, or that connect to a card in the computer, offer some advantages. One is higher throughput, and some have extra features for reducing latency, powering plugins, and for expanding the interface system. However, you have to be comfortable opening up your computer to install the card (or have a computer-savvy friend do it for you).

USB interfaces are external boxes that connect to the computer via a USB cable. These are easy to connect and can be used with most types of modern computers— laptops, desktops, and towers. The original USB 1.0 interfaces were limited in some cases, and tended toward the low end. But today’s USB 2.0 interfaces offer great quality and capability.

Like USB, FireWire interfaces are external boxes that connect to the computer using a FireWire (surprise, surprise) cable into a FireWire port. The two types of FireWire—400 and 800—are primarily distinguished by transmission speed. While the more common FireWire 400 is the slower of the two, don’t take this to mean that FW400 isn’t capable of recording and playing tons of channels— it can handle more than most of us need.

A few of the newer interfaces support FireWire 800, which is the only type of FireWire connector on today’s Macs. However, FW800 is backwards compatible with FW400 through the use of an adapter, so you can still use an FW400 interface with an FW800- equipped computer. Be aware that the FireWire bus will drop in speed to FW400 rates, which could affect performance if you also have FW800 hard drives connected in the same chain with the interface. This shouldn’t be a big deal unless you are really pushing the limits of what FireWire can do, which few of us ever do.

A USB or FireWire interface is the most convenient. If you’re like me and have both laptop and desktop/tower computers, you can easily move the interface from computer to computer.

How does the form factor in? A compact and portable interface is excellent if you don’t have much space. It’s also a great option if you want to record on location and capture rehearsals, gigs, or performances in unique acoustical spaces (like a classical guitar performance in a beautiful-sounding church). Throw it into your laptop bag and you can record just about anywhere, with many being able to draw power from the computer, thus eliminating the need to be plugged in. However, there are compromises. A small interface means there won’t be room for many inputs and outputs, limiting the number of sources you can record at once. Likewise, you won’t have much flexibility when it comes to multiple-headphone feeds.

The second interface form-factor is desktop. These units can range from fairly compact with a number of inputs and outputs, all the way up to larger units that resemble mixing consoles, chock-full of sliding faders for controlling volume and knobs for controlling other mix parameters. While generally too large to fit into a laptop bag, many are portable enough if you need to have a good number of inputs and outputs for a location recording and you don’t mind hauling a larger piece of gear around. Larger desktop interfaces often have monitor controls, multiple headphone outputs, more extensive metering, and other handy features.

The third form-factor is rackmountable. These interfaces have flanges on their sides that bolt into a rack. While a rack can certainly be portable, most rackmounted interfaces end up being used in the studio. These generally have the most inputs and outputs, and like desktop interfaces, may have controls for monitor speakers, more than one headphone output, bigger/more meters, and other features that are useful for larger-scale recording situations.

Next month we’ll explore other essential studio gear as we continue our quest for the perfect recording rig!



29861968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2

By the mid 1960s, the Stratocaster— Fender’s top model of 1954—had taken a backseat to the higher priced Jaguar and Jazzmaster in Fender’s catalog. By 1967, Stratocaster production was at its lowest. But thanks to the appearance of the charismatic Jimi Hendrix, who arrived on the scene that same year, the Stratocaster became and remains one of the world’s most popular electric guitars.

The 1968 Strat pictured this month shares features common to other Strats from that year, including the enlarged “bell bottom” headstock (December ’65 through September ’81), and the conspicuous black headstock logo (’68 though ’83). The rare, firemist gold finish on this guitar was almost overlooked when this instrument was on the Dave’s Guitar Shop sales floor in the late ’90s. At that time, this guitar was masquerading as a poorly refinished Strat in a dulllooking white color. An eagle-eyed customer spotted some gold where the white was chipped away and alerted Dave. The excruciating task of wet-sanding off the white finish was given to Davey Reinders. Thanks to his agonizingly careful work, this guitar can be seen today in its full golden splendor.

Holding up the Strat is an icon of late-’60s amplification, the Kustom K 100 2 head and matching 2x12 cab. Kustom, founded in the mid ’60s by Bud Ross in Chanute, Kansas, offered amps with state-of-the-art solid-state technology and eye-catching tuck-and-roll naugahyde upholstery that was available in seven attractive colors, including gold, silver, charcoal, white, blue, “cascade,” and red. (A large array of late-’60s Kustom gear in this vibrant red color can be seen on the television series Glee.) This head offered “resonant treble boost” circuitry, reverb, and tremolo, and the cab sported a pair of 12" Jensens.


Left: This firemist gold finish is a rare custom color. A previous owner had covered the original gold paint on this Strat with a dull white refin, which had to be painstakingly removed. Right: In 1968, Strats had an enlarged “bell bottom” headstock and black logo. Middle: This sparkle red K 100 2 was built in Chanute, Kansas.

This Strat and Kustom amp have appreciated at different rates over the last four decades. The 1968 Fender pricelist shows a Strat with tremolo and custom finish at $330, plus $57.50 for the case. The current estimated value is about $10,000. The 1970 Kustom pricelist has a K 100 2-12J-2 at $465. The current value is much the same—about $500 in excellent condition.

Nearly all you need to know about Fender Stratocasters is in The Fender Stratocaster by A.R. Duchossoir. You can research Kustom Amps at vintagekustom. com and broadwaymusicco.com.

Original price: 1968 custom color Strat with case, $387.50; Kustom K 100 2-12J-2, $465.
Current estimated market value: 1968 custom color Strat, $10,000; Kustom K 100 2, $500.



2987Gretsch Bikini Bass and Guitar

Hey Zach,
I enjoy your column every month and I have an oddball guitar I’d like you to “Trash or Treasure.” It’s the unique and undeniably cool Gretsch Bikini. I’m a Gretsch junkie and I bought this guitar many years ago, but I really don’t know much of the story behind it. Why did Gretsch make such a strange guitar and what is it worth today?
Thanks,
George in Trenton, New Jersey

Hi George,
You’re right, this is definitely an oddball, but it’s instruments like this that grab our attention at guitar shows. Gretsch is a relatively traditional company when it comes to building guitars, but every now and then, they throw us a curve. This is evident with models like the TK 300, Bo Diddley, Traveling Wilburys, and the Super Axe.

Friedrich Gretsch founded the Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company and began building instruments in 1883. They offered a variety of instruments through the first half of the 20th Century—including acoustic guitars, banjos, ukuleles, and percussion—but by the early 1950s, Gretsch was dedicating most of its time to the electric Spanish guitar. Several wellknown Gretsch electrics emerged from the 1950s, including the Corvette, Streamliner, Electro II, Country Club, Duo Jet, and the first Gretsch signature guitar—the Chet Atkins model.

Charles Savona, a local New York guitarist, suggested the Bikini concept to Gretsch in 1960. Savona’s design idea was to create a guitar that would fold up and feature interchangeable guitar and bass necks for both versatility and portability. The Bikini production model featured a winged, piano-hinged body referred to as a “butterfly.” The body-mounted, aluminum receiver tracks allowed the “bikini” necks to slide on. Production models from 1961 included a single-neck guitar (Model 6023, $175 MSRP), single-neck bass (Model 6024, $195 MSRP), and a double-neck guitar/ bass (Model 6025, $355 MSRP). The butterfly back could be purchased separately for single- and double-neck models for $25 and $35, respectively.

According to the 1961 Gretsch catalog, “The butterfly back can be used interchangeably with either guitar or bass shafts [necks]. Each instrument can be played separately. With the complete guitar- in-bass ensemble, the double-butterfly back takes both guitar and bass shafts [necks] at the same time—allowing the artist to double on bass without changing instruments!”

The butterfly backs were made of poplar and finished in black lacquer. The bikini necks were constructed of solid maple with an adjustable, steel truss rod that was adjusted at the body-end of the instrument. Electronics included a single Hi-Lo’Tron pickup with volume and tone controls, and an adjustable ebony bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and standard threeper- side tuners completed the hardware. Because every workable part of the guitar was mounted on the bikini neck, the butterfly body was unnecessary for playing— most likely making it similar to playing Les Paul’s infamous Log!

The concept of the Bikini showed merit, especially for the untapped market for portable guitars, but according to Dan Duffy from Gretsch’s quality-control department, “It was a great idea, but in my estimation it wasn’t really engineered correctly.”

The Gretsch factory manager, Bill Hagner, had this to say about the Bikini’s downfall: “You talk about a hard guitar to make, forget about it! Headache! To get that thing on correctly and sliding up and down—it was awful. We didn’t make that many of the Bikini, thank god.” Estimates put the total production of the Bikini at 50 instruments.

While these guitars are rare, they are mostly novelty items to Gretsch collectors and not considered to be players. Today, the Bikini single-neck models are worth between $800 and $1,000 in excellent condition, while double-neck models are worth between $1,800 and $2,250 in excellent condition. In my opinion, this is a treasure to any Gretsch collector who appreciates the company’s oddball offerings!



2988My Gibson J-45 Skull Guitar


This was once a Gibson J-45—we think. Now, it looks like a cross between Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” and the townspeople in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Pretty cool, wouldn’t you say?

I have an artist friend named Brian Davis with whom I used to trade guitars when I lived in L.A. One day he showed me a Gibson J-45 flattop he had acquired in a trade. Brian said, “Some idiot painted it refrigerator white. Got something you wanna trade for it?”

We both looked at it and laughed at the kind of fool who would take a ’60s or ’70s Gibson acoustic and not just paint the body appliance white, but paint over the entire headstock too, forever obscuring the logo and serial number—jeez!

So I ended up trading him some guitar parts for it, not completely sure it even was a Gibson. However when I got it home and played it, I was pleasantly surprised that it actually did play and feel like the other Gibson acoustics I had owned over the years. But it sure was ugly.

In a moment of inspiration (or temporary insanity), I decided what the guitar really needed was some black skulls to offset all the white. So I borrowed some paint from my artist wife Gayle and spent the afternoon painting skulls all over it. It seemed like a good idea at the time, plus it was really fun to do.

Next I found a local guy who sprayed what amounted to many layers of lacquer clear coats over my sloppy, uneven paint job that I was now strangely proud of. What little acoustic tone it had before was diminished even more after all the clear coats dried.

I then decided to mount an inexpensive Martin Thinline pickup under the bridge saddle so I could amplify it at gigs. The only problem is, I never had the balls to gig with it.

So how does it sound? Acoustically, not as bad as you would think. And when plugged into an amp, the sound is actually pretty decent. The neck is straight, the action low, and it’s actually a dream to play. It’s also quite a nice conversation piece.

Bottom feeder tip #239: If a guitar is really ugly and you have nothing to lose, go ahead and have some fun with it. Get creative and see what happens. You can always find a good therapist or repairman later if need be.



2989Album Review: Will Bernard - "Outdoor Living"
Will Bernard
Outdoor Living
Dreck to Disk Records

It’s hard to describe guitarist Will Bernard’s latest album, Outdoor Living, without using at least a few hyphens. Is it jazz-funk or funk-jazz? Either way, Bernard has become a mainstay on the Brooklyn scene since moving there from the Bay Area a few years ago. Even though Bernard’s previous albums found him in larger and more diverse ensembles, the organ trio is where he really shines. Joining him on this effort are NOLA-based drummer Simon Lott and one of Bernard’s old SF collaborators, organist Wil Blades.

After listening to the first track, “Nature Walk,” you immediately sense that these musicians understand the history of groove-based music, but are willing to push it forward. You can hear traces of Grant Green and George Benson in Bernard’s solos, but you also feel this sense of urgency combined with a dirty twang that has elements of pure garage rock— check out the opening to “Implitude” for proof. The secret weapon, however, is Lott. His feel for everything from a second-line shuffle to balls-out rock makes him the rightful heir to the New Orleans drum crown that has been passed down from Johnny Vidacovich to Stanton Moore.

The most experimental track is “6B,” an electronica-inspired, medium-tempo tune that allows Bernard to finally use all those pedals that he probably found in a closet somewhere. Even with the varied influences, the trio does bring the greasy heat that organ trios are known for. “Nooksack” is a laid-back groove that gives Bernard some room to show off his slide chops and “Squeaky Chug Chug” demonstrates that Blades spent many hours checking out Larry Young’s Unity album. Even though the framework sometimes wanders off path, make no mistake: The groove on Outdoor Living is here to stay. —Jason Shadrick

Must-hear tracks: “Nooksack,” “Implitude”



2990Ansir Imperial SL Bass Review

First things first: Grab your bass, strap it on, stand up, play a few of your favorite licks, and observe the angle it’s positioned at. Next, sit down and play those same licks, again noting the playing angle. You’ll most likely notice a difference. If this difference bothers your fretting-hand technique or causes you discomfort, there may be an answer—or Ansir—to your problems.

Ansir basses are named after the acronym “ANSIR”—which stands for “angled neck string instrument resource”—and they’re built by Jody Michael and a team whose design philosophy concentrates on ergonomics. Because electric basses have traditionally been designed around a linear playing dynamic, Ansir believes players must manipulate their bodies to accommodate them, thus increasing the potential for repetitive stress injuries. To avoid this, Ansir’s basses are designed to maintain a consistent playing angle whether you’re seated or standing.

Building custom basses according to an individual’s playing angle and providing them with a truly customized instrument has brought some success to Ansir. From this success, they have very recently diversified with a new production model known as the Imperial Series Stream Line (or SL). It provides some of the benefits of a custom angled-neck design, as well as unique looks and straightforward tone.

Imperial Features
If Salvador Dali created a bass, it may have looked like the unique-looking Imperial SL. Shaped from multiple tonewoods, it features ingrown-bark-maple wings that conceal a basswood core adorned with walnut appointments. The wings connect to a wenge tone block with the assistance of a pair of zebrawood splines. The company says these splines improve stability and help transfer vibrations through the body. Finally, the bolt-on, twopiece neck is constructed of wenge and is topped with a pau ferro fretboard.

Opening the back plate (which is carved from an attractive piece of zebrawood) reveals a clean and well-shielded interior. The people at Ansir say they spent a significant amount of time experimenting with different capacitors and potentiometers, all with the intention of creating a passive-toned system that would bring out bassists’ playing nuances. Other quality features of the Imperial SL include a solid KSM Foundation bridge, Gotoh tuners, an aluminum nut, and a heavy duty input jack. Overall, the instrument is aesthetically striking and solidly built.

The Imperial SL is also offered in fretless versions, or with 21-, 22-, or 24-fret necks. Other neck angles are available, as are 34"- or 35"-scale 4- or 5-string versions. Other pickup options include P-bass style, P/J style, and J style.

Imperial Analysis
Our test bass had an excellent setup, accurate intonation, and little to no fret buzz. One of the interesting things we noticed when we unpacked the Imperial SL was that, while it definitely doesn’t look “normal” when you first lay eyes on it, the extent of its ergonomic angles have a bit of a deceptive, Escher-like visual quality when you look at it on a stand. But when you turn it to horizontal playing position, the curvaceous body and unique tilt of the angled neck become much more evident.

Because this is a production model, the 40-degree neck angle is based on the most popular measurements of Ansir’s previous customers. While the bass felt a bit heavy when I first picked it up, the shape evenly distributes the weight when you’re wearing it on a strap. Overall, it felt quite balanced—regardless of its position when standing up—and I did not experience any shoulder or back discomfort when playing for long periods of time.

The benefits of the angled neck were equally apparent whether you’re standing or sitting. While I would have preferred a more pronounced playing angle for my playing style, the stock Imperial SL angle still required fewer adjustments to my fretting- hand technique than the linear dynamic on most electric basses. This resulted in effortless movement around the substantialbut- smooth-playing neck. Nearly every note was accessible on the fretboard, though some hand extension was required to reach notes on the upper four frets.

Although everyone has a different level of tolerance for imperfections in a handmade instrument, it should be noted that the SL had a few. Running my hand along the instrument, I felt minor inconsistencies in the finish, with a few rough spots along the bottom curve of the body and where the wenge tone-block transitioned to the walnut stringers. All said, one may argue that these finish issues are inconsequential.

Imperial Acoustics
The Imperial SL employs a pau ferro-covered Seymour Duncan SMB-4D humbucker (a pickup that was originally designed for the Music Man StingRay). On our test bass, the control knobs extend far enough from the body to expose external parts of the pots, so care should certainly be taken to avoid any damaging them. Ansir explains that the knobs are intentionally high both so one can easily reach them when playing and for ease of tightening after repetitive use.

I tested the SL through a Phil Jones D-600 head driving a Glockenklang Quattro 410 cabinet, as well as an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 head powering two Glockenklang 112 cabinets. Plugged in, the Imperial SL could be described as the tonal offspring of a StingRay and a Warwick Streamer. It serves up highend crunch, combined with a tight low end and a modern, articulate growl. When I wanted more punch, the SL took to EQ adjustments quite well: A boost in the amps’ low mids yielded notes that were like a punch to the gut. Slap tones shared the StingRay vibe, but with a woodier snap. Additionally, the bass was very impressive when playing harmonics. They came out with clarity and authority, even on the second fret.

While Ansir says the Imperial SL affords many tones by simply adjusting the tone knob, this single-pickup configuration has one inherent tone. The knob performed like a treble roll-off, and as it neared the end of its rotation it infused the sound with some midrange honk. I found this midrange emphasis worked best with a pick and a little amp overdrive, which created a grinding, Chris Squire-like tone like in “Roundabout.” Live, the Imperial sat well in the mix, with the fundamental of each note being quite present and the dual-coil pickup conveying string bends and slides with ease.

The Verdict
The Ansir Music Imperial SL combines significant ergonomic considerations with boutique looks and an articulate, aggressive sound. It’s great to find a US-made instrument at a price that rivals some factorymade imports. The Imperial SL would be an excellent choice for bassists with back and shoulder issues, or for those trying to prevent future injuries. It would also be ideal for those who often play while sitting. It isn’t the most versatile bass, and it does have some minor cosmetic imperfections, but the Imperial SL is a bass of great value and might just be the answer for you.



2991BilT Guitars S.S. Zaftig Electric Guitar Review

Fender’s also-ran guitars of yesteryear aren’t such also-rans these days. While vintage Stratocasters and Telecasters are out of reach for most folks who don’t have a CEO after their name, Jazzmasters, Telecaster Customs and Thinlines, and oddities like the Starcaster are now hunted and hoarded by less affluent collectors looking for a slice of the classic Fender pie.

For a lot of adventurous players, however, these guitars—which were relatively easy and cheap to get a few decades back—became pillars of their sound. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood used the big, orchestral qualities of the semihollow, humbucker-equipped Starcaster to shape Radiohead’s equally expansive sound. Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo used a Telecaster Deluxe and Jazzmasters fitted with Telecaster Deluxe pickups to help craft the band’s signature banshee howl. And the legions of vanguards and geniuses— from Tom Verlaine to Kevin Shields, J Mascis, and Nels Cline—who embraced the off-kilter expressive potential of the Jazzmaster and Jaguar are, at this point, well chronicled.

But it’s taken the demented genius of Iowa-based BilT Guitars to figure out how to bring together elements of all four in a single instrument. And it’s far from a gimmick: This is a guitar of expansive sonic possibilities, if not the ones you might ordinarily associate with such a Fenderinspired instrument.

Going Green
Zaftig is a Yiddish/German word that, depending on context, can translate to “voluptuous.” And to be sure, the Zaftig is big—deceptively big. Perhaps the offset waist gives it a visually slimming affect, and the sherwood green metallic finish may also be an effective slenderizer, but parked next to a Rickenbacker 330 and a Gibson ES-345— neither of which is particularly petite—the chambered, semi-hollow Zaftig looked only slightly smaller across the lower bouts.

If you’re a fan of Fender’s left-ofcenter designs, the Zaftig will look like a Sunday feast. The body profile is a melted, stretched, and manipulated take on a Fender Bass VI with a Stratocaster-/ Jazz-bass-like upper horn on top of an otherwise Jazzmaster-like figure. The chrome switch plates are a direct lift from the Jaguar, while the humbuckers, outsized and ornate headstock, and f-hole are an amalgam of Telecaster Custom, Tele Thinline, and Starcaster motifs.

The hardware is a combination of refinements and twists on Fender parts, too. The brilliant, beautifully machined, and highly effective Mastery bridge transforms the much-maligned Jazzmaster-/ Jaguar-style vibrato into a smoother, steadier rig. The Lollar Regal humbuckers, meanwhile, are the Northwest pickup master’s take on Fender’s Seth Lover-designed Wide Range humbuckers.

For all its disparate design elements, the Zaftig is a very well-balanced guitar when you strap it on. But while you certainly won’t feel like you’re wrestling with a 335 or some girthier semi-hollowbody, it’s less comfortable for not having the body contours of a Jazzmaster or Jaguar. The neck, however, is as comfortable as you’ll find—a super-playable C profile that feels like a really nice ’60s Fender neck with a slightly flatter radius.

Brawny and Bossy
One of the first things you notice when you plug in the Zaftig is that it rarely sounds like you would expect it to. If you’re a fan of more Gibson-like tones and the resonant potential of a semi-hollow guitar, that’s a good thing. Even through a blasting Twin Reverb—the essence of Fender clean— the bridge pickup sounds anything but Fender-y. There’s a deep, throaty, rotund quality to the pickups’ output—even with the tone cranked—that no one is likely to take for a Telecaster. If anything, the bridge Lollar woofs and barks more like a Gibson SG, but with more body resonance. Single notes are colorful and exhibit great sustain, but they’re huskier and have less of the focus a single-coil fan might listen for. With the guitar’s volume and tone wide open and the Twin in the upper half of its volume range, the Zaftig delivers a sweet and smooth, but rambunctious Mick Taylor tone. Rolling back the tone and volume a notch gets you a little closer to a smooth, spectral Allmans or Garcia-type tone, though you do end up sacrificing some of the knife edge that equally defines those player’s signature tones. For janglier work or brighter Clapton/Bluesbreaker tones, I had the best luck dialing up a little extra treble and rolling off the bass a touch on both the Twin Reverb and a 2x10 Vibroverb.

The middle pickup position is the source of some of the Zaftig’s most beautiful tones. And while things don’t get much brighter with the neck pickup blended in, the combination creates an overtone playground that sounds fantastic through a clean amp, and even more expansive with a touch of stompbox overdrive. Open tunings sound gorgeous, too. And whether you’re stabbing away at growling, Keith Richards-style chords in open G, or shaping Page-style electric filigrees in DADGAD, it’s hard not to dig the blend and detail and richness of harmonics and overtones in this position.

The neck pickup inhabits the unlikely world where 335 and Jazzmaster meet. As with Fender’s offset cousins, the neck pickup can be used in two totally different configurations: When you select the neck pickup from the 3-position switch on the treble-side horn, it’s controlled via the same potentiometers you use for the bridge pickup. But when you switch to the neck pickup with the slider switch in the upper horn, you engage the pickup through a set of pots adjacent to the switch that have a much darker set of values. On a Jazzmaster or Jaguar—which are wired in virtually identical fashion—this setup is known as the rhythm circuit, and the tone variations you can derive from switching between the two is impressive. Through the brighter pots, the Zaftig takes on a surprisingly 335- like character—perfect for B.B. King leads that you can punctuate with a wiggle of the tremolo. It’s also great for Malcom Youngstyle rhythm through a Marshall, and it will drive a fuzz into delightfully huge, woolly lead zones, particularly when you roll the tone control back. Because of the deeper tonality of the Lollar Regals, the darker rhythm circuit might prove less appealing for rockers than the same circuit on a Jazzmaster or Jaguar where you retain more single-coil focus. Even so, this configuration can yield some beautiful jazz tones that are both subdued and full of deeper-shaded overtones, and the color you can achieve via such a basically smoky sound is pretty impressive.

The Verdict
Guitarists that savor the unexpected will relish the Zaftig. The combination of chambered body, Lollar humbuckers with a really wide tone spectrum, Jazzmaster-style circuitry and vibrato, and a great-feeling neck add up to a highly playable guitar of uncommon expressive potential. Even if you’re not likely to delve into wild vibrato work as you teeter on the edge of feedback, you can easily tap into expansive, authoritative blues tones and classic-rock crunch. And if you’re an SG or 335 player looking for something a little familiar but with a twist, the Zaftig is worth a concerted listen. If the Zaftig will disappoint anybody, it might be Fender-philes looking for something a little more prototypically Fullerton from this mélange of Fender design inspirations. But just as the Jaguar, Starcaster, and Telecaster Custom tended to be axes for outcasts, this BilT may be the inspiration for a new generation of mold breakers.



2992Roundup: 5 Hand-Held Multitrack Recorders Reviewed

While much of the buzz in the mobile recording market of late has revolved around iPhones and iPads [see our cover story, March 2012], portable stand-alone multitrack devices have quietly gotten better and better, while offering a more stable and arguably higher-performance platform than their smart-phone counterparts. What’s more, the field is awesomely varied: Some devices, like the Korg SOS, combine multitracking with onboard effects and jamming tools, while others, like the Olympus LS-100, add multitrack options to their solid footing as pro field recorders.

In this roundup, we’ll look at the Korg and Olympus units, as well as the latest incarnations of two of the most popular devices in this category—Zoom’s feature-rich H4N and Boss’ smartly designed Micro BR, both of which boast amp and pedal models, as well as worthy master effects. Finally, we’ll catch up with home-recording pioneers Tascam, and their simple, classic-looking DP-004. In every case, you’ll encounter advantages that these dedicated units have over iPhone or iPad setups, including vastly longer battery life, quality built-in microphones, better output levels, independent level controls, slick ergonomics, USB ports for connection to a computer, up to 24-bit/96kHz audio, and expandable storage capacities by way of SD or Micro SD cards.

Just don’t expect to take a call from your mom on one of these babies.

Korg SOS

• Light, truly “palm-sized” recorder with stripped-down menu set.
• “Sound On Sound” overdubbing makes for unlimited track count.
• Massive range of drum patterns and amp/effect models.

Not much bigger than a smartphone, the Korg SR-1 SOS ($145, street) combines a light, streamlined physical design with an inspired concept: Instead of the typical multitrack system, it “thinks” in terms of infinite overdubbing—the way one might approach capturing sound in a looping environment. With its ramped profile, the jet-black SOS sits on your desktop with its front panel at a slight angle toward you, like a proper mixing desk. And that front panel not only contains a 1" LED display, but also the SOS’ built-in stereo microphone and speakers, along with the main function, menu, and transport controls. Small pads on the back panel—which stores the two-AA battery compartment—keep the SOS from slipping around, while stereo mini input jacks for mic and line in, a stereo mini headphone/line out, and a ¼" jack for guitar can be found on the right side. A MicroSD card slot and 4.5V AC jack are on the left.

Much as you might use a tiny Dictaphone to capture the very first impulse of a song idea, you can use the SOS’s built-in mic to capture that vocal idea in stereo with a quality reverb, and then throw down some quick harmony ideas. No worries if you screw up—the easy undo function will wipe out as many past clunkers as you choose from the arrangement. Using one of the 200 drum tracks as a tempo guide, you can also record guitar with one of the SOS’s 100 amp/effect models. (While overdubbing, you can loop subsections of your song to record over, or simply overdub to the entire song.) That looping-type approach adds a certain casual feel to the SOS, so you may surprise yourself with adventurous, off-the-cuff stuff that you’d be unlikely to try in a stiffer recording environment—and that’s good. For such a simple device, the SOS does have something of a learning curve (lots of menus to master), but once you get the hang of it, the SOS genuinely cuts the lag time between inspiration and execution.



299310 Essential Recording Tips

Digital recording has been a boon to music in innumerable and immeasurable ways. And the ubiquity of hi-tech devices in our daily lives today—as well as the incredible rate at which sophisticated features trickle down to the masses—has only compounded the effect. Today, it’s affordable and remarkably convenient for just about anyone to make high-quality recordings on the run, in home project studios, and at rehearsals and gigs.

But while the possibilities are nearly endless with this new technology, that doesn’t mean creating a great recording is simply a matter of having a kick-butt computer, smartphone, or dedicated recorder. Technology only gets you so far. Now, more than ever, you have to know what you’re doing to get great results—because it’s just as easy to make a bad digital recording as it is to make a bad analog recording.

To that end, we’ve compiled this list of 10 must-know tips for digital recordists to keep in mind no matter what platform or interface you’re using. Armed with this knowledge, your guitars, your platform of choice, and an impeccable set of ears, you’ll soon be cranking out digital recordings that are clean, clear, fat, full, and ready to capture the hearts and minds of listeners everywhere. Let’s dive in!

1. Turn it down!
In the analog tape days, the goal was generally to get the hottest signal down to tape as possible, just short of distortion. When presented with high levels, analog tape responds with soft compression and gentle saturation that sounds great, especially on drums and other percussive instruments. But digital doesn’t work that way. It’s not forgiving of peaks, and if you push it too hard you run the risk of digital distortion, which sounds awful. For this reason, and to allow plenty of headroom for later processing and mixing, it’s proven best to record signals to digital at levels in the −18 to −14 dB range on the meters. This allows plenty of headroom for peaks and for later work on the tracks. Some audio interfaces have built-in peak “over” protection, but do yourself (and your tracks) a favor: keep the signals in that −18 to −14 dB range, hard as it may be to resist the temptation to light up those meters! Your reward will be cleaner tracks, better dynamics, way reduced danger of digital distortion during recording, and easier mixdowns.

2. Sample rates matter. 0r not.
The sample rate determines how many “snapshots” of your audio signal are taken in a second. Sample rate determines just one thing: the frequency response of the system—in other words, the highest frequency the system can record. Today’s digital gear is capable of working at 192 kHz sample rates (or even higher), which provide frequency response up to 96 kHz—nearly five times the highest frequency the human ear is generally credited with being able to perceive. There may be situations where those super-high frequencies are worth capturing. Some “golden-ear” listeners claim to hear a difference when those ultra-sonic frequencies are present, but this assumes the music is being delivered to the listener on a DVD or some other medium that supports sample rates over 44.1 kHz. Some recording engineers also feel that certain types of input filters and plug-ins work better at higher rates. But for most of us operating in lessthan- perfect bedroom and basement studios, there are few reasons to use high sample rates. A big drawback is that you have to get that high rate converted down to 44.1 kHz to deliver it on CD, which can potentially impact the audio quality. Another is that high sample rates dramatically increase the size and computer load for a project. If you have a full-on Pro Tools HD or HDX system, that’s no big deal. But if you’re running a native digital audio workstation (DAW), then that extra load can be a problem. Personally, I record at 44.1 kHz if the project will end up on CD or MP3. I rarely work at high sample rates.

3. Bits matter.
The number of bits in a digital signal affects its resolution and dynamic range. Each additional bit doubles the resolution of the signal. The difference is dramatic. A 4-bit signal has 16 steps of resolution to “measure” and represent the signal—sort of like using a tape measure only marked in one-foot increments to measure something. Moving to eight bits gets us 256 steps. Sixteen bits get us 65,536 steps. And 24 bits jumps us to a whopping 16,777,216 steps! That’s like using a ruler marked off in 100,000ths of an inch—we’re talking super-fine measurements.

For this reason, it’s best to track at 24 bit, then convert to 16-bit for CD or to MP3 as the last step in the process. Having all that resolution also allows us to record at conservative levels (see number 1, above) while still having plenty of resolution and dynamic range to make a great recording. If you have a 24-bit system and you record at −18 dB, you’re still getting 21 bits worth of dynamic range (each bit adds 6 dB of dynamic range) and 2,097,152 steps of resolution. That’s plenty for excellent quality.

4. Watch plug-in gain.
It’s so easy to drop plug-ins onto a track to EQ, compress, or otherwise process a signal. But be careful—many of those addictive little software processors can change the gain or level of the signal, which often leads to clipping (distortion) that’s easy to miss in the heat of mixdown. Be sure to double-check the meters and clip indicators inside each plug-in to ensure that no overloads are slipping past you. Boosting the gain in the plug-ins too much can also force you to have to pull down the channel and master faders later, which isn’t good gain staging and can impair the audio quality.

5. Choose where the color comes from.
Analog tape and processors color your recording signal in a slightly different way—that’s part of their beauty. Today, we can emulate a lot of those colors with modeling software that recreates the sound of the original gear, including the coloration it provides. By selectively choosing the modeled processing you use, you can carefully add analog-style coloration exactly where you want it and where it can be most useful. Drums, for example, often benefit from analog-tape-style or analog-compressor-style coloration. Delicate acoustic guitar, on the other hand, may not fare so well if you hit it with a highly colored processor.

6. Get it right at the source.
Just because we can do so many things with digital audio, doesn’t mean we should—it doesn’t relieve us of the responsibility to capture great sounds at the source. Life is so much easier, projects come together so much faster, the process is far less painful, and the final product is so much better when the original tracks are in tune, are tonally solid, are recorded well, and aren’t plagued by background noise. “Fix it in the mix” is just as much of a negative with digital as it was with analog.



2994Bonnie Raitt: Return of the Blues Baroness

While teaching herself to play acoustic guitar as a teenager in the late ’60s, Bonnie Raitt—now world-renowned for her sultry voice and bracing electric slide prowess— dreamt of leaving her native California and joining the Greenwich Village beatnik scene. As soon as she was old enough, she left her parents—Broadway star John Raitt and pianist Marjorie Haydock—behind to head east and plant her musical roots in the burgeoning folk activist movement.

From there, Raitt tapped into a wide array of influences, with a big turning point coming when she befriended influential blues promoter Dick Waterman while she was in college. Waterman gave her the opportunity to share stages with blues gods like Howlin’ Wolf and Mississippi Fred McDowell, which no doubt left an indelible impression on the blossoming slide player.

Despite such beginnings, Raitt’s road to superstardom was anything but easy. While a 1970 gig with McDowell led to a record deal with Warner Bros., she experienced only moderate commercial success with the label. Her first hit didn’t come until 1977’s “Runaway,” and she was eventually dropped in 1983. She struggled with addiction until Stevie Ray Vaughan’s own recovery in the mid-’80s prompted her to get clean. Not long afterward, Raitt released the album that changed everything. Released in1989, Nick of Time won her three of her nine Grammys to date and set her on a path toward her 2000 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the process, Raitt went on to become the first woman to have a signature Fender—an offer she originally turned down because she was uneasy about putting her name on a product. (Ever the activist, Raitt used the profits to create the Bonnie Raitt Guitar Project, providing guitars to underprivileged kids in more than 200 Boys & Girls Clubs of America.)

Slipstream, out this month on Raitt’s new Redwing Records label, is her first album in seven years—although she’s been far from dormant in the interim. Much of that time was spent on the road, including on a stint with Taj Mahal before her brother was diagnosed with a second brain tumor. She took care of him until his passing, and soon afterward one of her good friends passed away, prompting Raitt to take time off for the first time in more than a decade.

The incessant road warrior’s hiatus lasted only a year before things started pulling her back toward her creative muse. She ended up in the studio much sooner than originally planned after meeting with producer Joe Henry to see if their styles blended. What was originally supposed to be a couple-song jam turned into an entire album. “Halfway through the first song,” Raitt recalls, “we knew we had something very magical.”

Raitt says she can’t put into words exactly how she knows when a song is right, but she recently told Premier Guitar her approach always seems to have a way of illuminating her life. She also shared why the guitar is her vehicle of choice, how newer artists like Bon Iver inspire her as much as Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, and what her advice is for guitarists trying to find their voice.

You picked up your first guitar—a Stella acoustic—at age 8. What made you stick with it?
I grew up in a very musical household, with my mom playing piano all the time for my dad’s rehearsals. So there was a role model for me, with my dad singing these great Broadway scores. Him being a Broadway star was a great gift for us to be able to see what that world was like. And the message of playing music and getting paid for it— doing something that you not only love, but that doesn’t even seem like work—was not lost on me. I must’ve tucked it away and then remembered it when the opportunity came years and years later to play music for a gig.

You’ve said before that electric guitar burns inside of you. What still turns you on about the instrument?
It really sounds like a human voice. The electric guitar will sustain a note, especially a single note, much longer than an acoustic will. And then when you play slide—which is so much like a human voice—you can work the amplifier and the overdrive. Now I use a compressor when I play slide, and with that you can sustain a note as long as your emotions will hold. It’s like surfing— you can ride that wave of emotional intensity and taper it off and build it up, depending on how you work your volume knob. It’s really an exciting way to express yourself. So electric guitar, for me, has the raunch and the beauty that more openly reflects the range of emotions I want to get when I’m singing and playing. It’s much more expressive to me. And that’s what keeps me going back.

The solos on your new rendition of the Dylan tune “Standing in the Doorway” have that same lyrical quality— they sound like someone crying.
Yeah, and then to have pedal steel behind me. I rarely get to do that. Greg Leisz is one of my heroes, and to be playing with Bill Frisell and those guys was such an honor. One of the great things about slide guitar is that I found I could go to Cuba and play with musicians there, and then I went to Mali, Africa, where the blues was born, and within a day I was playing with those musicians—because it doesn’t matter whether you know all the chords if you know your way around with a slide. It’s such a monophonic instrument: You can sit in with the Chieftains on slide as well as you can Cuban and African music. When your own lungs literally run out of air, you can take the slide guitar and add that other voice.

Bonnie brings at least three of her signature Fender Strat prototypes on tour to accomodate the open slide tunings she uses on different songs. Photo by Sioux Nessi

You cut three tracks with Frisell. Did you have him in mind originally or was that something you and Joe Henry [who produced four Slipstream songs] decided together?
Joe first suggested we work with Bill. When we were getting to know each other on the phone, we were talking about mutual friends and people we love, and I was complimenting him on his Scar record. I love Bill’s playing on that, so he said maybe we should get Bill in on the sessions.

Slipstream is your first release in seven years, and around 2009 you decided to take some time off. What was that like for you after working for so many years straight?
We did a two-year tour after [2005’s] Souls Alike, and then a year before the Taj Mahal tour my brother was diagnosed with a second brain tumor and I took a break to care for him. I hadn’t really had a break since my parents passed away. In 10 years, I had been on the road or recording pretty nonstop or going through my brother’s terrible illness and passing, so I needed to take a break and step back. In the past, “taking a break” really meant writing songs and looking for new material. But I had been doing that basically since 1970 without a real break. Sometimes you need to clear the deck and let the field go fallow and not think every time you’re playing a song, “Is this something I want to record?”

Sometimes you just have to live.
Yeah! I got to listen to other kinds of music. I went to a lot of shows and didn’t sit in— didn’t even tell [the performers] I was there. I love doing yoga, and I love hiking and biking. For somebody who’s on the road all the time, just being home is really the vacation you want to have. So I got to balance some of the other aspects of my life and be with my family and friends and really enjoy some time at home, watching what fours seasons look like changing in a row from the same place.

How did you know you were ready to go back into the studio?
After a year at home, little sprouts poked their head up. I was listening to songs when I called Joe about working together. This was months earlier than I was expecting to go back in the studio, but those sessions were so exciting that it really jumpstarted the record for me.

So you got the itch?
At a certain point, you just want to go back and do the other thing—you don’t want to do anything too much. I don’t know if you have members of your family or have known people whose mom or dad retire or got laid off after many years of going to the job, and they don’t know what to do with themselves. It’s not the music part I was tired of—it’s the promotion, clothes, sets, tours, interviews, marketing, and monitoring the distribution. All the business of being in this business is what gets wearing, not the music. But without all that, you can’t go on tour.

How did you go about determining which songs to put on this album?
It’s pretty much the same as it’s been since my first album: I listen to a lot of different song ideas that I’ve written, and the ones I like I put in this pile. Ninety-nine percent of the stuff I listen to isn’t right, but I know when I have to do a song. I’ve already said a lot of stuff in previous records, and you don’t want to repeat yourself musically or lyrically. I don’t plot it—I don’t conceptualize it—I just let the music speak to me, and when I have a enough songs that I think are going to go well together, then I go into the studio.

What makes a song one you have to do?
It’s hard to put into words. It just has to speak to me personally. I mean, I’m probably not going to cut polkas or disco or speed metal [laughs], but other than that I don’t have any limitations on the kind of music it can be. I mean I like listening to that stuff, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to do it. There are definitely veins of styles that I stay in. I just let that mysterious process wash over me than rather than try to analyze it.

What are your favorite slide tunings?
I play in open A [E–A–E–A–C#–E, low to high], or I go down to G [D–G–D–G– B–D, low to high], which is the same but everything is one whole note lower. The reason I use so many guitars onstage is because songs are in different keys—open D, open E, open E%—and it saves time between songs. Sometimes I use capos, too—if I’m singing in C, I’ll put the capo on the third fret.

Which guitars are you going to tour with this time around?
I’ve got a really great collection. My brown Strat—the body is a ’65 and the neck is from some time after that. It’s kind of a hybrid that I got for $120 at 3 o’ clock in the morning in 1969. It’s the one without the paint, and I’ve used that for every gig since 1969. I also have two or three of my signature Fenders. Those guitars are a metallic blue to indigo, and they have Texas Specials pickups—which are really great— and jumbo frets like my other Strats. Then I have a ’63 sunburst Strat that used to be owned by Robin Trower. I have Seymour Duncan pickups in that.

You also use a Gibson, right?
Yes, I have an old Gibson ES-175 cutaway. I went to the cutaway because I use a capo on the third and fifth frets, and I can’t get the octave unless I have a cutaway. That’s part of the reason I went to electric, as well. Partly for sustain and partly to be able to get the octave when I have a capo on.



2995The Shredder’s Guide to the Double Upstroke

Throughout my life, there have been many incidents that caused me great grief and embarrassment.

When I was about 12 years old, my parents took me to Disney World, aka The Magic Kingdom. More specifically, to the Epcot theme park portion of The Magic Kingdom. Now, for those of you who haven’t been there, it’s really quite a lovely place. It’s full of magic, talking animals, and expensive stuff. And when you’re a 12-year-old boy, straining to grow out of your King Diamond falsetto voice and smacking face-first into the hard wall of puberty at 100 mph, it’s also a lovely place to view and attempt to impress young ladies.

Naturally, as with any self-respecting little heavy-metal kid of the ’80s, I had spent weeks—perhaps even months—preparing to unleash myself upon the ladies (read: girls) of sunny Florida. This involved, you see, decking myself out in my cutoff Ratt T-shirt, a pair of gym shorts that fit like Huggies diapers on my scrawny pale legs, and those awesome stripy tube socks we used to wear pulled up to our knees. My electric blue Puma low-top sneakers completed the whole ensemble.

Then there was my “almost” metal haircut. It curled like the wings of an angel around and behind my ears, gently falling the unfortunate too-short distance to my lower neck. The only way this could have been any better was probably a steel retainer in my mouth and a crash helmet. But, boy, I was heavy metal incarnate. (I must remind you all at this point that this was the ’80s and I was 12. Don’t use any of this against me in the future.)

So, as the story goes, we were walking into the Universe of Energy, I believe. It was the big, shiny, silver building with all the dinosaurs. I suppose I wanted to give the park visitors the idea that blood-spitting wolves of demonic origin raised me—this is very metal, you see. So, I walked a solid several paces behind my parents, thus hoping no one would make the connection of relation. (This is also very metal when you’re 12.)

I walked boldly and with great decision in my stride, as if I were carrying the giant metal banner for all to see.

I. Was. Metal. METAL, I tell you.

Now, as fate would have it I soon spotted a delightful young girl working the fruit slurpy stand, just a bit in front of the entrance. My metal-born adrenaline surged. This was what I had spent all those months in preparation for. This is what I practiced my best Dave Mustaine sneer in my bathroom mirror for. This was why I’d hiked my socks so far up my legs and taken scissors to my best t-shirt. I was called to action. The time had finally arrived.

I should briefly explain at this point in our adventure that, in order to accommodate the long lines, amusement parks put out heavy steel poles in front of exhibits, which they firmly secured into the cement with some magic locking system. These poles, in turn, are connected by strong nylon ropes and form a labyrinth of sorts, which within the period of what feels like years of slowly milling along like sheep, will eventually lead you to the attraction you came for. Sometimes when there are tons of people, you can imagine the line runs very slowly.

On this cheery sunny day we zipped through at an alarmingly quick pace. The place was practically empty. My skinny little legs pumping up and down in the hot Florida sun, my big stripy knee socks hanging on for dear life, my Mustaine scowl aimed at every passing happy park patron, the big Ratt logo on my t-shirt screaming at the world that I was a force to be reckoned with.

So cool. And so very metal.

I walked forcefully, quickly, and proudly. Then I decided to make my move. Now was the time. I abandoned my Mustaine sneer and put on my best Kip Winger pout, glancing purposefully at the hot chick. I was so in the zone. And then, she looked back and smiled at me!

Right as I ran smack dab into one of those metal poles I mentioned before.

Now, as you can imagine, those poles come just short of exactly the height of a very sensitive area. I’m talking about Wee Willy here, people. Captain Jack and the sparrows. Right in der kielbasa und sauerkraut.

Unfortunately, not only did I suffer the pain one encounters from smashing one’s twig and berries directly into an impenetrable obstacle, but I also managed to perform a complete flip over the pole and into the open arms of the hard concrete of the Disney street in front of spectators. It was in front of the Universe of Energy, in Disney World, and most importantly—in front of the object of my desire.

Ouch.

And so my friends, the moral of the story is: Never smash your Bilbo Baggins into a metal pole in front of a girl. Well, never do it in front of anyone, for that matter.

At this point, I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “What the hell does this have to do with guitar?” Nothing, really, I just needed cheap therapy from you all, thanks.

Seriously, though. This story always reminds me of the grief and embarrassment I suffered with the dreaded double upstroke—on guitar that is.

I can remember the first time I heard about the clever idea of crossing strings, ascending, with double downstrokes or the opposite version of descending and crossing strings with a double upstroke. I don’t know why, maybe it was gravity, but the ascending version was always easier. The descending, well, it became my Disney pole, so to speak. And just when I thought I was cool and started getting it under control, I hit the proverbial pole.

So, I put to use one of my practicing philosophies: Always use a wind machine to look cool like Steve Vai. Then I put to use another one of my practicing philosophies: divide and conquer. When things seem really too hard to do, find the most crucial element and practice it incessantly. Don’t think about the huge insurmountable mountain of doom.

In this case, it was the upstroke. So, rather than failing time and again by trying to apply it to an entire scale or arpeggio, I came up with a short exercise shown in Fig. 1. Three notes—very simple. The crucial element here is the wind machine I mentioned before and also to make sure you drag the two upstrokes across the strings and not individualize them by using a regular picking movement. Another helpful thing was use of the metronome. Start it slowly, practice for five minutes, focus.



Later, I began to use the exercise to make some cool licks, like the one in Fig. 2. Basically just moving it around, using the top note of each grouping as a guide to outline whatever scale I’m going for.



Finally, as the lick got faster and sounded more and more like a video game, I tried adding in more notes. This one (Fig. 3) is a three-note-per-string version through E Aeolian (E–F#–G–A–B–C–D).



So, good luck with this! I’ve also submitted for your approval a short, but very metal song to demonstrate these ideas. I’ve affectionately nicknamed it "The Metal Pole of Doom, Opus 1 in E minor.” I have fiendishly disguised the licks in my improvising, so keep an ear out. It will be kind of like the Where’s Waldo? of shred. The trauma of the original event at Disney that inspired this song probably made me play a few too many notes. Forgive me. But, to make up for it I’ve also included “The Metal Pole of Doom” without me soloing, so you can try the ideas. Do it. Do it now.

If you’re working on sweep picking for arpeggios or applying the double ups and downs to scales and feeling frustrated, try working small. These licks helped me gain control of my nemesis, the dreaded double upstroke. And soon after, I began to apply the technique to all sorts of black-hearted guitar debauchery.

And if you ever find yourself in front of the Epcot’s Universe of Energy, observe a moment of silence for my youthful misfortunes and then hum “The Metal Pole of Doom, Opus 1 in E minor.” And whatever you do, watch out for those poles!


Terry Syrek has been teaching guitar for over 25 years and is a senior faculty member of the National Guitar Workshop. He is the author of Shred Is Not Dead and continues to punish all comers with a combination of blistering speed, over-the-top distortion, and boyish charm. For more information, visit terrysyrek.com.



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http://www.premierguitar.com This is the syndication feed of videos from PremierGuitar.com. PG's Andy Ellis talks with guitar repairman and setup technician John LeVan of LeVan's Guitar Services in Nashville, TN, about how to properly set up and intonate a flattop acoustic guitar. This video is a complemenatry piece that goes along with an already existing print feature (complete with step-by-step instructions and photos) that is in Premier Guitar's April 2012 issue and can be read online, in its entirety, here - <a href="../../Magazine/Issue/2012/Apr/DIY_How_to_Intonate_a_Flattop_Guitar.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Apr/DIY_How_to_Intonate_a_Flattop_Guitar.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Apr/DIY_How_to_Intonate_a_Fl...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120313/1896/DIY_How_to_Set_Up_and_Intonate_an_Acoustic_Guitar.aspx Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the PRS SE 30 amplifier and matching 2x12 speaker cabinet, which is featured in Premier Guitar's April '12 issue and can be read online, in its entirety for free, here - . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120309/1893/Video_Review_PRS_SE_30_2x12_Cabinet.aspx Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ebebeb; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the TV Jones booth. In this segment we get hear about new mounting pickups.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120308/1888/NAMM_12_TV_Jones_New_Pickup_Mounting_Options.aspx Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Sonuus booth. In this segment we get a demo of the Wahoo.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120308/1889/NAMM_12_Sonuus_Wahoo_Demo.aspx Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Catalinbread booth. In this segment we get a demo of the Octapussy, Unnamed Prototype, and Nautilux.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120308/1890/NAMM_12_Catalinbread_Octapussy_Unnamed_Prototype_and_Nautilux_Demos.aspx Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fender Machete 1x12 combo guitar amplifier, which is a complementary video to a print review featured as March 2012 Web Exclusive and can be read online in its entirety, here - . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120308/1891/Video_Review_Fender_Machete_1x12_Combo.aspx Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Yamaha booth. In this segment we get a demo of the THR 5 and the THR 10.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120308/1892/NAMM_12_Yamaha_THR_5_and_THR_10_Demos.aspx Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Vigier booth. In this segment we get a demo of the Excalibur Special 7 and Excalibur Surfreter.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120307/1880/NAMM_12_Vigier_Excalibur_Special_7_and_Excalibur_Surfreter_Demos.aspx Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">&nbsp;PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Fret-King booth. In this segment we hear about the Black Label Series Jerry Donahue, Country Squire and Eclat models.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120307/1881/NAMM_12_Fret_King_Black_Label_Series.aspx Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Brown Guitar Factory booth. In this segment we hear about the Lil' Joey Bass and Midi Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120307/1882/NAMM_12_Browns_Guitar_Factory_Lil_Joey_Bass_and_Midi_Bass.aspx Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Normandy Guitars booth. In this segment we get a demo of the O-CB Overdrive pedal and we hear about the Alumicaster Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120307/1883/NAMM_12_Normandy_Guitars_O_CB_Overdrive_Pedal_Demo_and_Alumicaster_Bass.aspx Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment Jason talks to George Benson about his new signature model the George Benson LBG300.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120307/1885/NAMM_12_Ibanez_George_Benson_LBG300.aspx Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Aguilar booth. In this segment we get a demo of the Tone Hammer 350 and AG 4J-70 pickups.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120306/1874/NAMM_12_Aguilar_Tone_Hammer_350_and_AG_4J_70_Demos.aspx Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Tessa Jeffers is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she meets up with Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba who gives us the scoop on all his touring guitars, amps, and effects that he's using on the current US tour in 2012. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120306/1875/Rig_Rundown_Guns_N_Roses_DJ_Ashba.aspx Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. In this segment, we get to see what Fortus is currently using for guitars, amps, effects, and cabinets during the most recent GN'R US tour in early 2012. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120306/1876/Rig_Rundown_Guns_N_Roses_Richard_Fortus.aspx Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal who shows and discusses all the guitars, amps, and effects pedals he's been using on the US Tour in early 2012. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120306/1877/Rig_Rundown_Guns_N_Roses_Ron_Bumblefoot_Thal.aspx Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Cusack Music booth. In this segment we get a demo of the SubFuzz and the Kingsnake.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120306/1878/NAMM_12_Cusack_Music_SubFuzz_and_Kingsnake_Demos.aspx Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Dwarfcraft booth. In this segment we get a demo of the Zhago and Total Spack Vibes.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120306/1879/NAMM_12_Dwarfcraft_Zhago_and_Total_Spack_Vibes_Demos.aspx Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Amptweaker booth. In this segment we get a demo of the SwirlPool.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120305/1873/NAMM_12_Amptweaker_SwirlPool_Demo.aspx Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Dingwall Guitars booth. In this segment we get hear about the Super P.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120302/1870/NAMM_12_Dingwall_Guitars_Super_P.aspx Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Peavey booth. In this segment we get hear about the Headline amp and cabs, Max 115, and the Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120302/1871/NAMM_12_Peavey_Headliner_Max_115_and_Rudy_Sarzo_Bass.aspx Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Whirlwind booth. In this segment we get hear about the Bass Ten and the OC Bass optical compressor.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120301/1868/NAMM_12_Whirlwind_Bass_Ten_and_OC_Bass.aspx Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">&nbsp;PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Planet Waves booth. In this segment we get hear about the American Stage cables.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120301/1869/NAMM_12_Planet_Waves_American_Stage_Cables.aspx Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the John Page Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of John Page's DLS electric guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120229/1862/NAMM_12_John_Page_Guitars_DLS_Demo_AJ_Custom_P1SV.aspx Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Sugi Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of two variations of their DS499R model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120229/1863/NAMM_12_Sugi_Guitars_DS499R_Demo.aspx Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufleys is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Line 6 booth. in this segment, we get to see and learn more about Line 6's StageScape M20d Digital Mixer. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120229/1864/NAMM_12_Line_6_StageScape_M20d_Digital_Mixer.aspx Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Zoom booth. In this segment we get hear about the G5.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120229/1866/NAMM_12_Zoom_G5.aspx Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="color: #333333; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Modulus Guitars booth. In this segment we get see and hear the Q5TBX.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120229/1867/NAMM_12_Modulus_Guitars_Q5TBX_Demo.aspx Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT G's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Giffin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Giffin's Vikta solidbody guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120228/1849/NAMM_12_Giffin_Guitars_Vikta_Demo.aspx Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Overton booth. In this segment we get hear about the TonLink and Flyweight 500.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120228/1858/NAMM_12_Overt_333_n_T_333_nLink_and_Flyweight_500.aspx Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the ESP Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about ESP's newest guitars -- H-208 LTD, H-308 LTD, H-338 LTD, V-307 LTD, EX-307 LTD, MH-300FR LTD, EC-300 LTD, MH-330NT LTD, Viper 300 LTD, Horizon Series Standard collection, and Eclipse II Series collection models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120228/1859/NAMM_12_ESP_H_208_H_338_LTD_Horizon_Series_Standard_Models_Eclipse_II_Series.aspx Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fishman's Triple Play Guitar Controller, which allows the guitar to play as several different instruments (b3 organ, piano, drums, etc) without permanent modification. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120228/1860/NAMM_12_Fishman_Triple_Play_Guitar_Controller_Demo.aspx Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Line 6 booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Line 6's StageSource L3t Loudspeaker System. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120228/1861/NAMM_12_Line_6_StageSource_L3t_Loudspeaker_System.aspx Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, Ill, at the House of Blues where she catches up with Trivium's Corey Beaulieu to check out Corey and Matt's gear.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120228/1865/Rig_Rundown_Triviums_Corey_Beaulieu_Matt_Heafy.aspx Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Viktorian Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Viktorian's Ruth guitar model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120227/1854/NAMM_12_Viktorian_Guitars_Ruth_Demo.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Marleaux Bass booth. In this segment we get hear about the Votan XS and Soprano Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120227/1856/NAMM_12_Marleaux_Bass_Votan_XS_and_Soprano_Bass.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Avian Guitars booth. In this segment we get hear about the Condor Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120227/1857/NAMM_12_Avian_Guitars_Condor_Bass.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Spector Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new instruments -- Coda-4 Deluxe Bass, ARC6, RX, Webcaster, and Podcaster. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120226/1852/NAMM_12_Spector_Guitars_Coda_4_Deluxe_Bass_ARC6_RX_Webcaster_and_Podcaster.aspx Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the VHT Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest amplifier -- the Special 12/20 RT. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120226/1853/NAMM_12_VHT_Amplifiers_Special_12_20_RT_Demo.aspx Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Cort Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Cort Guitars Acoustic models: L1200P, Earth 1200, MR 1200, AS-S5. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120225/1850/NAMM_12_Cort_Guitars_Acoustic_Models_L1200P_Earth_1200_MR_1200_AS_S5.aspx Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fano Guitars booth within the Premier Builders Guild area. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fano's newest bass guitars -- the Alt de Facto PX4. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120225/1851/NAMM_12_Fano_Guitars_Alt_de_Facto_PX4_Bass_Demo.aspx Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Markbass Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest bass amps - Big Bang Bass Amp &amp; TTE 800 Randy Jackson Signature. In addition, we get to see and learn about some bass effects pedals, including the MB7 Booster, MB7 Distorsore, M8 Mini Booster, M8 Mini Distortion. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120224/1847/NAMM_12_Markbass_Big_Bang_Bass_Amp_TTE_800_Randy_Jackson_Signature_Demos.aspx Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Bedell Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Bedell's newest line of acoustic guitars -- the Discovery Series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120224/1848/NAMM_12_Bedell_Guitars_Discovery_Series_Models.aspx Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Xotic Effects booth. In this segment we get a demo of the BB Preamp comp.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120224/1855/NAMM_12_Xotic_Effects_BB_Preamp_Comp_Demo.aspx Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Bourgeois Guitars booth. In this segment we get to see the Ray LaMontagne Signature model and the Luthier's Choice model.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120223/1844/NAMM_12_Bourgeois_Guitars_Ray_LaMontagne_Signature_and_Luthiers_Choice.aspx Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Saga booth. In this segment we get to see the Blueridge BG-2500 Super Jumbo.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120223/1845/NAMM_12_Blueridge_BG_2500_Super_Jumbo.aspx Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in West Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballrom where she catches up with blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. In this Rig Rundown, Shepherd walks us through all his Stratocasters, Fender Amps, and Dumble custom combo, and his expansive pedalboard that includes a TS808HW Tube Screamer, a Tycobrahe fuzz, and Jim Dunlop Uni-Vibe among other stompboxes. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120223/1846/Rig_Rundown_Kenny_Wayne_Shepherd.aspx Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the RainSong booth. In this segment we get to see and hear the RainSong Shorty guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120222/1843/NAMM_12_RainSong_Shorty_Demo.aspx Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Malekko. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Helium, Chaos and Plus Ultra pedals. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120221/1838/NAMM_12_Malekko_Helium_Chaos_and_Plus_Ultra_Demos.aspx Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Santa Cruz Guitar Company booth. In this segment, Richard Hoover shows Charles some of the great Santa Cruz guitars you can find at the local dealers.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120221/1839/NAMM_12_Santa_Cruz_Guitar_Company_Sustainable_Wood_Acoustics.aspx Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">&nbsp;PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Egnater booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Rebel 20, Rebel 30, Renegade, Overdose, and Holy Driver.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120221/1840/NAMM_12_Egnater_Amplification_Overdose_and_Holy_Driver_Demos.aspx Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the EBS booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Reidmar and the Session 120. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120221/1841/NAMM_12_EBS_Reidmar_and_Session_120_Demos.aspx Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the LSL Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Topanga and Bad Bone. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120221/1842/NAMM_12_LSL_Instruments_Topanga_and_Bad_Bone_Demos.aspx Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest acoustic guitar models -- 00-45SC John Mayer, D-18, 000C Nylong, D-28 The Mamas and the Papas, and the GPCPA Mahogany. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120217/1836/NAMM_12_Martin_Guitar_00_45SC_John_Mayer_D_18_000C_Nylon_D_28_The_Mamas_and_the_Papas.aspx Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Source Audio booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Source Audio's new Soundblox 2 Dimension Reverb and HotHand Controller. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120217/1837/NAMM_12_Source_Audio_Soundblox_2_Dimension_Reverb_Demo.aspx Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Traynor Amps. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Traynor's new bass amps -- the DynaBass 400. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120216/1833/NAMM_12_Traynor_Amps_DynaBass_400H_Demo.aspx Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Boucher Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Boucher's acoustic guitars and their gold touch finish option. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120216/1834/NAMM_12_Boucher_Guitars_Acoustic_Models_and_Gold_Touch_Option.aspx Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Line 6 booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new iPhone and iPad app -- the Mobile POD. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120216/1835/NAMM_12_Line_6_Mobile_POD_App_Mobile_IN.aspx Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Hagstrom booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Hagstrom's Viking Baritone, Viking DLX 12, and Northen Swede. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120215/1828/NAMM_12_Hagstrom_Viking_Baritone_Viking_Deluxe_and_Northen_Swede_Demos.aspx Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the AXL Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of AXL Guitars USA Bulldog electric guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120215/1829/NAMM_12_AXL_Guitars_USA_Bulldog_Demo.aspx Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the b3 Guitars booth within the Premier Builders Guild area. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Earth and Phoenix electric guitar models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120215/1830/NAMM_12_b3_Guitars_Earth_Phoenix_Demos.aspx Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Tanglewood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Tanglewood's new electric guitar -- the TSB59. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120215/1831/NAMM_12_Tanglewood_Guitars_TSB59_Demo_TSB57_and_TSB58.aspx Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Gallien-Krueger booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the MB Fusion 800 Demo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120215/1832/NAMM_12_Gallien_Krueger_MB_Fusion_800_Demo.aspx Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Framus booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Framus newes guitar and bass models -- the Vintage 5/120 Billy Lorento, the Vintage 5/150 Star Bass (famously used by the Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman in the early '60s), and the Earl Slick Signature Artist Series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120214/1823/NAMM_12_Framus_Vintage_5_120_Billy_Lorento_Vintage_5_150_Star_Bass_and_Earl_Slick_Signature.aspx Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest bass guitars -- the 25th Anniversary SR Basses, SR Premium 6-String Bass, BTB Series Basses. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120214/1824/NAMM_12_Ibanez_25th_Anniversary_SR_Basses_SR_Premium_6_String_Bass_BTB_Series_Basses.aspx Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the MXR booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of MXR's new Bass Fuzz Deluxe pedal. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120214/1825/NAMM_12_MXR_Bass_Fuzz_Deluxe_Demo.aspx Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Jens Ritter Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of&nbsp;</span><br style="color: #333333; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb;" /> <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">Jens Ritter's Monroe guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120213/1820/NAMM_12_Jens_Ritter_Instruments_Monroe_Demo.aspx Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <h1 id="watch-headline-title"><span title="NAMM '12 - Asterope Pro Stage Series, Pro Artist Series, and Pro Studio Series Guitar &amp; XLR Cables" dir="ltr" class="long-title" id="eow-title"><span style="font-size: 11px;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Asterope booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Asterope's newest cables -- Pro Stage Series, Pro Artist Series, and Pro Studio Series Guitar &amp; XLR Cables.</span><br /> </span></h1> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120213/1821/NAMM_12_Asterope_Pro_Stage_Series_Pro_Artist_Series_and_Pro_Studio_Series_Guitar_XLR_Cables.aspx Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Epiphone booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Epiphone's new products, including the ES-339 Pro, Les Paul Ultra-III, Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom, Prophecy Les Paul Custom EX, and Wilshire Phant-o-matic. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120213/1822/NAMM_12_Epiphone_ES_339_Pro_Les_Paul_Ultra_III_Ace_Frehley_Les_Paul_Prophecy_Les_Paul_Custom.aspx Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Rivera Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Rivera's Sustain Shaman Compressor, 3-D Shaman Chorus and the Sedona Lite.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120213/1826/NAMM_12_Rivera_Amplification_3D_Shaman_and_Sustain_Shaman_Demos.aspx Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fender's 50th Anniversary Jaguar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120212/1819/NAMM_12_Fender_50th_Anniversary_Jaguar.aspx Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Taylor's updates to existing acoustic models, Koa Series, redesign on Nylon-string guitars, and the Builder's Reserve Sets III &amp; IV. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120211/1818/NAMM_12_Taylor_Guitars_2012_Acoustic_Model_Updates_Builders_Reserve_Sets.aspx Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the ESP Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about ESP's new signature models for 2012, including the Kirk Hammett Signature KH-DC &amp; KH-25 models, LTD Slayer-2012 South of Heaven model, Jeff Hanneman Signature EC &amp; LTD JH-600EC, Rob Caggiano Signature and LTD RC-600 models, and Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120210/1816/NAMM_12_ESP_Guitars_Kirk_Hammett_Signature_KH_DC_KH_25_Models_LTD_Slayer.aspx Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Tech 21 booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their new line of Boost Series stompboxes, incluind the Boost Overdrive, Boost Distortion, Boost Fuzz, Bass Boost Fuzz, and the VT Bass 1000 amplifier.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120210/1817/NAMM_12_Tech_21_Boost_Overdrive_Boost_Distortion_Boost_Fuzz_Bass_Boost_Fuzz_Demos.aspx Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Vox Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest tube amp -- the Tony Bruno TB18C1 18-watt 1x12 combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1808/NAMM_12_Vox_Amps_Bruno_TB18C1_Combo_Demo.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Red Monkey Straps booth. In this segment, we get an interview with Red Monkey founder Torry Pendergrass and Red Monkey endorsee John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1809/NAMM_12_Red_Monkey_Straps_John_5_Interview.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Lag Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Lag's new TN200A14CE Auditorium Nylon Acoustic/Electric. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1810/NAMM_12_Lag_Guitars_TN200A14CE_Auditorium_Nylon_Demo.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Koll Guitars booth inside the Premier Builders Guild compound. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Koll's Troubadour model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1811/NAMM_12_Koll_Guitars_Troubadour_Demo.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the PRS Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their latest guitars -- P22, Signature Limited, and the SE Acoustic. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1812/NAMM_12_PRS_Guitars_P22_Signature_Limited_and_SE_Acoustic_Demos.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Audio-Technica booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest guitar-specific mic -- the AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1813/NAMM_12_Audio_Technica_AT2005USB_Cardioid_Dynamic_USB_XLR_Mic.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1814/NAMM_12_Carr_Amps_The_Bloke_Demo.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT &nbsp;PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Carr Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of The Bloke. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1815/NAMM_12_Earthquaker_Devices_Rainbow_Machine_Organizer_and_Tone_Job_Demos.aspx Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Check out Mike Cramer play Delta Acoustic Blues in his February 2012 lesson column "Style Guide: Acoustic Blues" for Premier Guitar. <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Mar/Style_Guide_Acoustic_Blues_Guitar.aspx">Click here to read the full lesson online, with free notation.</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1797/Video_Lesson_Acoustic_Blues_Delta.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Check out Mike Cramer play Boogie-Woogie Acoustic Blues in his February 2012 lesson column "Style Sessions: Acoustic Blues" for Premier Guitar. <a href="../../Magazine/Issue/2012/Mar/Style_Guide_Acoustic_Blues_Guitar.aspx">Click here to read the full lesson online, with free notation.</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1798/Video_Lesson_Acoustic_Blues_Piedmont.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Check out Mike Cramer play Delta Acoustic Blues in his February 2012 lesson column "Style Sessions: Acoustic Blues" for Premier Guitar. <a href="../../Magazine/Issue/2012/Mar/Style_Guide_Acoustic_Blues_Guitar.aspx">Click here to read the full lesson online, with free notation.</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1799/Video_Lesson_Acoustic_Blues_Boogie_Woogie.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show visiting the BC Rich Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest models for 2012 -- The Mockingbird SL Deluxe, Mockingbird 10 Supreme, Bich Double-neck, Matt Tuck Signature V, Pro X Series models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1800/NAMM_12_BC_Rich_Mockingbird_SL_Deluxe_Mockingbird_10_Supreme_Matt_Tuck_Signature_V.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the DV Mark Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest guitar amplifiers and pedals, including the DV 403 CPC amp, the Triple 6 amp, the DV7 Distorsore Distortion effects pedal, the DV7 Booster, DV Fuzzer, DV Mini Boost, and the DV Mini Drive. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1801/NAMM_12_DV_Mark_DV_403_CPC_Triple_6_and_DV7_Distorsore_Demos.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fender's new Corona, CA-made tube amplifier for guitar -- the Machete. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1802/NAMM_12_Fender_Machete_Amplifier_Demo.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Hughes &amp; Kettner booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest amp -- the TubeMeister 5. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1803/NAMM_12_Hughes_Kettner_TubeMeister_5_Demo_TubeMeister_Combos.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Jet City Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of The JCA20HV, JCA22HW Wedge, and the Earhart 50 http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1804/NAMM_12_Jet_City_Amplification.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California where she interviews Stephen Stern about the Gretsch custom shop and takes a look at some of the custom guitars that he and his crew have built.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1805/Gretsch_Custom_Shop_Tour.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; background-color: #ebebeb; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Diezel booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Hagen amp.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120208/1806/NAMM_12_Diezel_Amplification_Hagen_Amp_Demo.aspx Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Diamond Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Diamond's two newest guitar effects pedals -- the Cornerstone Overdrive and Quantum Leap Delay/Flanger. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1790/NAMM_12_Diamond_Pedals_Cornerstone_Overdrive_Quantum_Leap_Delay_Flanger_Demos.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show visiting the Pigtronix booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Pigtronix's newest guitar effects pedals -- the Fat Drive and the Infinity Looper. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1791/NAMM_12_Pigtronix_Fat_Drive_Infinity_Looper_Demos.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the LR Baggs booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of LR Baggs' new acoustic guitar pickup -- the M80. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1792/NAMM_12_LR_Baggs_M80_Acoustic_Pickup_Demo.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show visiting the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the Sensei RA (which features Reverend's newest pickups -- the Rail Hammers) and the Pete Anderson Signature Eastsider S. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1793/NAMM_12_Reverend_Guitars_Sensei_RA_Pete_Anderson_Eastsiders_Demos_15th_Anniversary_Flatroc.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Schecter Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Schecters two new collection of guitars -- the Blackjack SLS and the Hellraiser Extreme. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1794/NAMM_12_Schecter_Guitars_Blackjack_SLS_Collection_Hellraiser.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the SKB Cases booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the new SKB Waterproof Cases for various electric guitars/basses and acoustic models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1795/NAMM_12_SKB_Cases_Waterproof_Guitar_Cases.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Warwick booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest bass guitars -- Artist Series models from Robert Trujillo, Steve Bailey and Jack Bruce; Signature Series models from Jimmy Earl and Jack Bruce Survivor Fretless, Streamer Stage 1 Pro Series, Alien Acoustic 6-string, and the 30th Anniversary Streamer. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120207/1796/NAMM_12_Warwick_Artist_Series_Robert_Trujillo_Steve_Bailey_Jack_Bruce_Alien_Acoustic_6_string.aspx Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Parker Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear more about Parker's newest models -- MaxxFly PB12 Bass &amp; MaxxFly 7-String. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120206/1785/NAMM_12_Parker_Guitars_MaxxFly_PB12_Bass_MaxxFly_7_String.aspx Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Gibson Acoustic USA booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about Gibson's newest acoustic models -- the J-200 Ray Whitley Special, Golden Age SJ-200, 50th Anniversary Dove N, and the Sheryl Crow Signature Southern Jumbo Special Edition prototype. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120206/1786/NAMM_12_Gibson_Acoustic_J_200_Ray_Whitley_Special_Golden_Age_SJ_200_50th_Anniversary_Dove_N.aspx Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Jaguar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amplifier -- the Briton prototype. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120206/1787/NAMM_12_Jaguar_Amplification_Briton_Prototype_Demo.aspx Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fuchs Audio Technology booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Fuchs' newest guitar and bass amplifiers -- the Casino Series Blackjack 21 MK II guitar amp and the Bruiser Bass Amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120206/1788/NAMM_12_Fuchs_Audio_Casino_Series_Blackjack_21_Mk_II_Bruiser_Bass_Amp_Demos.aspx Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their new Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120205/1780/NAMM_12_Fender_Johnny_Marr_Signature_Jaguar_Demo.aspx Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits Two-Rock Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Two-Rock's newest amp -- Matt Schofield Signature Amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120204/1779/NAMM_12_Two_Rock_Amplification_Matt_Schofield_Signature_Amp_Demo.aspx Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Bugera Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest tube amplifier -- TRIREC Infinium. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120203/1781/NAMM_12_Bugera_Amps_TRIREC_Infinium_Amp_Demo.aspx Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about Breedlove's newest collection of acoustic guitars -- Custom Shop Master Class Revival Series Models &amp; Voice Series Models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120203/1782/NAMM_12_Breedlove_Guitars_Custom_Shop_Master_Class_Revival_Series.aspx Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where she visits the Music Link's booth to get the latest on acoustic guitars from The Loar and the Recording King brands. In this segment, we get to see and learn about the Loar's LO-216 and the Recording King's RD-310, RD-316 &amp; RNJ-26. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120203/1783/NAMM_12_Loar_LO_216_Acoustic_Recording_King_RD_310_RD_316_RNJ_26_Acoustics.aspx Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Cort Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar -- the Sunset I. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120203/1784/NAMM_12_Cort_Guitars_Sunset_I_Demo.aspx Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Jim Dunlop Way Huge Red Llama Overdrive MkII stompbox for guitar. It is a complementary video review to an already existing print review featured as a February 2012 Web Exclusive, which can be read in its entirety, for free, here -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Way_Huge_Red_Llama_Overdrive_MkII_Pedal_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Way_Huge_Red_Llama_Overdrive_MkII_Pedal_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Way_Huge_Red_Llama_Overd...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120202/1777/Video_Review_Way_Huge_Red_Llama_Overdrive_MkII.aspx Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of Lollar Guitars' El Rayo Humbuckers. This video review is a complementary part to an already existing print review featured in PG's March 2012 print issue, which can be read online, in its entirety for free, here -- . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120202/1778/Video_Review_Lollar_Guitars_El_Rayo_Humbuckers.aspx Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Godin booth. In this segment, we get to see Godin's Session Plus, Session Custom, Left Handed Session, Shifter Classic Bass, and Mahogany Set Neck<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1769/NAMM_12_Godin_Session_Plus_Session_Custom_Left_Handed_Session_and_Shifter_Classic_Bass.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Engl Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Retro Tube 100 http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1770/NAMM_12_Engl_Amps_Retro_Tube_100_Demo.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Taylor's new T3 pickups -- the Vintage Alnico Humbuckers. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1771/NAMM_12_Taylor_Guitars_SolidBody_T3_Vintage_Alnico_Humbuckers_Demo.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Knaggs Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest acoustic model -- the Kipawa. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1772/NAMM_12_Knaggs_Guitars_Kipawa_Acoustic.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest guitar products -- 25th Anniversary RG &amp; S Models, 25th Anniversary Steve Vai JEM/EVO, M8M Meshuggah 8-String, and RG 8-String models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1773/NAMM_12_Ibanez_25th_Anniversary_RGs_and_Steve_Vai_JEM_EVO_M8M_Meshuggah_8_String.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of T-Rex's newest guitar effects pedal -- the Hobo Drive overdrive stompbox. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1774/NAMM_12_T_Rex_Effects_Hobo_Drive_Demo.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Jack Deville Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Jack Deville Electronics latest guitar-related products -- the Deuce Coupe Overdrive, Click-Less Audio Control System, and Click-Less 3-Button Auxiliary Switch.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1775/NAMM_12_Jack_Deville_Electronics_Deuce_Coupe_Overdrive_Demo_Click_Less_Audio_Control_System.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Sean Halley demonstrates some of the incredible versatility of the new James Tyler Variax&reg;. All JTVs come loaded with 25 electric and acoustic guitar models and 11 alt tunings saved to the guitar. Free Variax&reg; Workbench&trade; software is your virtual guitar workbench, with 28 guitar body models (solid-body, semi-hollow, or hollow), which can be mixed and matched with 17 neck and bridge pickup models (single-coil or humbucker). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120201/1894/SPONSORED_James_Tyler_Variax_Overview_Line_6.aspx Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Red Witch Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Red Witch's newest analog guitar pedal -- the Synthotron. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1760/NAMM_12_Red_Witch_Pedals_Synthotron_Demo.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of several new guitar offerings, including EBMM's Cobalt strings, John Petrucci JP12 Signature Model, and Steve Lukather's Luke III Signature Model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1761/NAMM_12_Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_Cobalt_Strings_JP12_and_Luke_III_Demos.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Eminence Speakers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest speaker -- the Eric Johnson EJ1250 Signature model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1762/NAMM_12_Eminence_Speakers_Eric_Johnson_EJ1250_Signature_Speaker_Demo.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fender's newest guitar-related product -- the Mustang Floor Multi-Effects and Amp Modeling unit. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1763/NAMM_12_Fender_Mustang_Floor_Demo.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Godin booth. In this segment, we get to see the Natural Elements guitars in the Simon &amp; Patrick and Seagull lines.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1764/NAMM_12_Simon_Patrick_and_Seagull_Natural_Elements_Acoustics.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Moog booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Moog's Lap Steel and Custom guitars.<br /> <br /> <br /> For more NAMM 2012 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1765/NAMM_12_Moog_Lap_Steel_and_Custom_Guitar_Demos.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Matchless Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Matchless' newest product -- the Hot Box 3 preamp pedal. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1766/NAMM_12_Matchless_Amplifiers_Hot_Box_3_Demo.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Tone King Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Tone King's newest guitar amp -- the Falcon combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1767/NAMM_12_Tone_King_Amplifiers_Falcon_Demo.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Eric Johnson, George Alessandro and Eminence have teamed up to create the EJ1250, a 50 watt alnico guitar speaker that delivers amazing vintage tone. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120131/1895/SPONSORED_Eric_Johnson_on_the_Eminence_EJ1250_Guitar_Speaker.aspx Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Columbia, MO, where he catches up with Brian Setzer's tech Tyler Sweet who shows us all of Brian's Gretsch guitars, his Roland Chorus Echo RE-301, and Fender Bassman amps. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120130/1758/Rig_Rundown_Brian_Setzer.aspx Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Vox Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the DelayLab delay pedal for guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120129/1757/NAMM_12_Vox_DelayLab_Demo.aspx Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show videos where he visits the Budda Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amps -- the Verbmaster &amp; Baby Budda. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120128/1755/NAMM_12_Budda_Amplification_Verbmaster_Baby_Budda_Demos.aspx Sat, 28 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #333333;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, Rich talks to Nathan East about his love of TC's Bass TonePrints.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120128/1756/NAMM_12_TC_Electronic_Nathan_East_on_TonePrints_for_Bass.aspx Sat, 28 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Solid Cables booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new GT Series Premium Cables. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120127/1751/NAMM_12_Solid_Cables_GT_Series_Premium_Cables.aspx Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Blackstar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest products -- HT-Metal Pedal &amp; HT Club 50 amplifier head. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120127/1752/NAMM_12_Blackstar_Amplification_HT_Metal_Pedal_HT_Club_50_Head_Demos.aspx Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Godin booth. In this segment, we get to see Godin's Ambiance and Oud. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120127/1753/NAMM_12_Godin_Multiac_Ambiance_and_MultiOud.aspx Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Godin booth. In this segment, we get to see Godin's 5th Ave Jazz and 5th Ave Uptown http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120127/1754/NAMM_12_Godin_5th_Ave_Jazz_5th_Ave_Uptown.aspx Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Washburn's newest acoustic guitar -- the FLB26SCE Acoustic Bender.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120126/1749/NAMM_12_Washburn_Guitars_FLB26SCE_Acoustic_Bender_Demo.aspx Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Fender's Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120126/1750/NAMM_12_Fender_Kurt_Cobain_Signature_Mustang_Demo.aspx Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fano Guitars booth (Premier Builders Guild). In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fano Guitars newest model -- the Stratosphear. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120125/1747/NAMM_12_Fano_Guitars_Stratosphear_Demo.aspx Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Bad Cat Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Bad Cat's Bobcat 100 combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120125/1748/NAMM_12_Bad_Cat_Amplification_Bobcat_100_Demo.aspx Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in West Des Moines, IA, where she catches up with Wilco lead guitarist Nels Cline who walks us through his entire rig including Fender Jazzmasters, Schroeder Amps, and an expansive pedalboard. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120124/1746/Rig_Rundown_Wilcos_Nels_Cline.aspx Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Z. Vex Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the J Mascis Double Rock, Sonar, Loop Gate, and Sonar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120123/1742/NAMM_12_Z_Vex_Effects_J_Mascis_Double_Rock_Sonar_Loop_Gate_Demos.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Electro-Harmonix booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest guitar effects pedals -- the Analogizer and the Deluxe Memory Man 550-TT. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120123/1743/NAMM_12_Electro_Harmonix_Analogizer_Deluxe_Memory_Man_550_TT_Demos.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the 65Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest amp--the Ventura. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120123/1744/NAMM_12_65_Amps_Ventura_Demo.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Carvin booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the Allan Holdsworth Signature HH2 &amp; Steve Vai Legacy III amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120123/1745/NAMM_12_Carvin_Allan_Holdsworth_Signature_HH2_Steve_Vai_Legacy_3_Amp_Demos.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Gibson booth. In this segment, we get to see SG Jr, 50th Anniversary Jeff Tweedy SG, Derek Trucks Artist SG, SG Diablo, Les Paul Studio Shred, Zakk Wylde Vertigo, Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul, Moderne, Les Paul Jr B Bender. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120122/1741/NAMM_12_Gibson_Moderne_Les_Paul_Jr_B_Bender_Jeff_Tweedy_SG_Derek_Trucks_SG_LP_Studio_Shred.aspx Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Fender's Select Series HHS Stratocaster and Koa Top Tele http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120121/1734/NAMM_12_Fender_Select_Series_HSS_Stratocaster_and_Koa_Top_Tele_Demos.aspx Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear DigiTech's new iStomp offerings. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120121/1735/NAMM_12_Digitech_iStomp_and_Stomp_Shop_Demo.aspx Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2012 NAMM Show where we get to check out a video demo of 3rd Power Amplification's new series of amps -- the Dream Solo Series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120121/1736/NAMM_12_3rd_Power_Amplification_Dream_Solo_Series_Demos.aspx Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Dunlop booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Dunlop's Joe Bonomassa Wah, M77 Modified Overdrive, and Erich Johnson Fuzz Face http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120121/1737/NAMM_12_Dunlop_Joe_Bonamassa_Wah_MXR_M77_Modified_Overdrive_and_Eric_Johnson_Fuzz_Face_Demos.aspx Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Dunlop booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Red Llama http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120121/1739/NAMM_12_Way_Huge_Red_Llama_Demo.aspx Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120121/1740/NAMM_12_Orange_Amplifiers_OR50_OR15_Micro_Terror_and_Signature_4_Jim_Root_Terror_Demos.aspx Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Lakland booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Lakland's prototype 60-11 6-String Prototype Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120120/1731/NAMM_12_Lakland_60_11_6_String_Prototype_Bass_Demo.aspx Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Bogner Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Lafayette and the Mephisto http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120120/1732/NAMM_12_Bogner_Amplification_Lafayette_and_Mephisto_Demos.aspx Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear two of Fender's newest amps -- the Pawn Shop Special Excelsior and Greta. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120119/1726/NAMM_12_Fender_Pawn_Shop_Special_Amps_Excelsior_Greta_Demos.aspx Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Anaheim, California, at the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Boss Roland booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar product -- the Roland V-Series G-5 VG Stratocaster. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120119/1727/NAMM_12_Roland_G_5_VG_Stratocaster_Demo.aspx Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, California, at the NAMM 2012 Show where he visits the Peavey Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar -- the AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120119/1728/NAMM_12_Peavey_AT_200_Auto_Tune_Guitar_Demo.aspx Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Marshall Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Marshall's 50th anniversary amps the JTM1, JMP 1, JCM 800, DSL 1, and JVM 1 http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120119/1729/NAMM_12_Marshall_50th_Anniversary_JTM1_JMP_1_JCM_800_DSL_1_and_JVM_1_Demos.aspx Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ampeg booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amplifier -- Heritage R-12R Reverbrocket. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120119/1730/NAMM_12_Ampeg_Heritage_R_12R_Reverbrocket_Demo.aspx Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five amplifier that is featured in the February 2012 issue, which is also available to be read online for free, here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Mesa_Boogie_Mini_Rectifier_Twenty_Five_Amp_Review.aspx. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120102/1724/Video_Review_Mesa_Boogie_Mini_Rectifier_Twenty_Five.aspx Mon, 02 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of Two-Rock Amplification's Exo-15 guitar amplifier that is featured in the February 2012 print issue of Premier Guitar and it also can be read online, in its entirety, here - <a href="../../Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Two_Rock_Exo_15_Amp_Review.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Two_Rock_Exo_15_Amp_Review.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Two_Rock_Exo_15_Amp_Revi...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120102/1725/Video_Review_Two_Rock_Amplification_Exo_15.aspx Mon, 02 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the 65amps Empire guitar amplifier that is a January Web Exclusive print review, which can be read for free in its entirety, here - . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111227/1722/Video_Review_65amps_Empire.aspx Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Iowa City, IA, at the Englert Theatre where he catches up with pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph who walks us through his current touring rig consisting of Fender amps, Fender guitars, Fuchs amplifiers, Electro-Harmonix effects, and various other products. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111227/1723/Rig_Rundown_Robert_Randolph.aspx Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Schecter Hellraiser Solo 6 E/A, which is a complementary video to the already existing print review featured in the January 2012 issue of Premier Guitar that can be read online, for free, in its entirety, here - . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111215/1721/Video_Review_Schecter_Hellraiser_Solo_6_E_A.aspx Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she catches up with guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen who walks us through his touring rig that he used during the Relentless 2011 tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111212/1720/Rig_Rundown_Yngwie_Malmsteen.aspx Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the Fishman Artist Loudbox acoustic guitar amplifier, which was a December 2011 web exclusive review, and can be read online, in its entirety for free, here - <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Fishman_Loudbox_Artist_Acoustic_Amp_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Fishman_Loudbox_Artist_Acoustic_Amp_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Fishman_Loudbox_Artist_A...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111208/1718/Video_Review_Fishman_Loudbox_Artist_Acoustic_Amplifier.aspx Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond takes Uli Teuffel's unconventional creations for a test drive. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111208/1719/Teuffel_Guitars_Niwa_Tesla_and_Birdfish_Demos.aspx Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Santa Ana, California, where he visits the Rickenbacker Guitars factory and headquarters. In this segment, Rickenbacker's CEO/Chairman John Hall walks us through the process of building a Model 330 guitar and Model 4003 bass at their US Factory. <br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111207/1717/Rickenbacker_Guitars_Factory_Tour.aspx Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111206/1716/Tour_Rickenbacker_Guitars_Vintage_Instrument_Archive.aspx Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111201/1768/SPONSORED_Get_Your_Own_Mic_Audio_Technica.aspx Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up with Steely Dan's guitarist Walter Becker. In this Rig Rundown video, we get to see what guitars, amplifiers, and effects pedals he used during the band's Shuffle Diplomacy 2011 US tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111130/1714/Rig_Rundown_Steely_Dans_Walter_Becker.aspx Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up with Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington, who shows us through his current arsenal of touring equipment including the guitars, amplifiers, and effects he played through the Shuffle Diplomacy US tour in 2011. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111130/1715/Rig_Rundown_Steely_Dans_Jon_Herington.aspx Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111130/1759/SPONSORED_MusicCord_Endorsing_Artist_Quintin_Berry_Performs_Glide_At_Essential_Sound_Products_NAMM.aspx Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ampeg GVT15H guitar amplifier that was a December 2011 Web Exclusive review, which can be read online in its entirety, for free -- . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111129/1713/Video_Review_Ampeg_GVT15H_Guitar_Amplifier.aspx Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with The Aristocrats' bassist Bryan Beller who walks us through his current live rig that includes two Mike Lull basses, Gallien-Krueger amps, and various stompboxes from Suhr, DigiTech, Electro-Harmonix, Boss, MXR, and Dunlop. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111122/1712/Rig_Rundown_The_Aristocrats_Bryan_Beller.aspx Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with The Aristocats' guitarist Guthrie Govan who walks us through his entire live rig on the band's US summer tour, which includes his Suhr signature guitar, Suhr amplifier and cab, and a pretty extensive pedalboard with stompboxes from TC Electronic, Providence, Dunlop, and Ernie Ball. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111121/1710/Rig_Rundown_The_Aristocrats_Guthrie_Govan.aspx Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG columnist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Racer-X, Big Sir) talks about the basics and philosophy of approaching the fretless bass in his December 2011 print magazine column, which can be read in its entirety online and for free <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/The_Rumble_Seat_A_Fretless_Bass_Manifesto.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111121/1711/Video_Lesson_The_Rumble_Seat_A_Fretless_Bass_Manifesto_by_Juan_Alderete.aspx Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span class="yt-uix-hovercard-card-content">http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 guitar amplifier that was a November 2011 Web Exclusive review, which can be read online, in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Mesa_Boogie_Royal_Atlantic_RA_100_Amp_Review.aspx.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111117/1708/Video_Review_Mesa_Boogie_Royal_Atlantic_RA_100.aspx Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Charvel Desloation Skatecaster SK-1 ST electric guitar that was featured as a November 2011 Web Exclusive review, and can be read online, in its entirety -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Charvel_Desolation_Skatecaster_SK_1_ST_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Charvel_Desolation_Skatecaster_SK_1_ST_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Charvel_Desolation_Skate...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111117/1709/Video_Review_Charvel_Desolation_Skatecaster_SK_1_ST_Electric_Guitar.aspx Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Egnater Amplification Tweaker 88 guitar amplifier that is featured in the print magazine December 2011 issue, which can be read online, in its entirety for free -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Egnater_Tweaker_88_Amp_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Egnater_Tweaker_88_Amp_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Egnater_Tweaker_88_Amp_R...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111114/1707/Video_Review_Egnater_Amplification_Tweaker_88.aspx Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Traynor YBA300 Bass Amps and the TC810 Bass Cab that is featured in Premier Guitar's December 2011 print issue, which can also be read online, in its entirety for free - <a href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Traynor_YBA300_Bass_Amplifier_and_TC910_Bass_Cab_Reviews.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Traynor_YBA300_Bass_Amplifier_and_TC910_Bass_Cab_Reviews.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Traynor_YBA300_Bass_Ampl...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111111/1704/Video_Review_Traynor_Amps_YBA300_Bass_Amp_TC810_Bass_Cab.aspx Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Red Witch Analog Pedals room. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the new pint-sized line of stompboxes being shipped by Red Witch called the Seven Sisters, which include Delay, Fuzz, Compressor, Overdrive, Distortion, Tremolo, and Boost. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111111/1705/LA_Amp_Show_11_Red_Witch_Analog_Pedals_Seven_Sisters.aspx Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, where he visits the Tungsten Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amp -- the Creme Brulee. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111111/1706/LA_Amp_Show_11_Tungsten_Amplification_Creme_Brulee_Demo.aspx Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of ESP Guitars James Hetfield Snakebyte Guitar that is featured in the December 2011 issue of Premier Guitar, which also can be read online here - . http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111110/1703/Video_Review_ESP_Guitars_James_Hetfield_Snakebyte_Guitar.aspx Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Sandberg Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar -- the California Series ST-S 6. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1696/LA_Amp_Show_11_Sandberg_Guitars_California_Series_STs_6_Demo.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Red Plate Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amplifiers -- the Kirk Fletcher Signature Amplifier demoed by Pete Anderson and the Chuck D'Aloia Signature Amp demoed by Chuck D'Aloia. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1697/LA_Amp_Show_11_Red_Plate_Amps_Kirk_Fletcher_Signature_Amp_Chuck_D_Aloia_Signature_Amp_Demos.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Tomaszewicz Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the TZZ-17 Overdrive. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1698/LA_Amp_Show_11_Tomaszewicz_Amplifiers_TZZ_17_Overdrive_Demo.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Satellite Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amp -- the Moonshine Prototype. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1699/LA_Amp_Show_11_Satellite_Amplifiers_Moonshine_Prototype_Demo_and_Amplifireplace.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Morgan Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Morgan's newest amps -- the GOAT 40 demoed by guitarist Josh Smith and the AC20 Deluxe demoed by guitarist Kirk Fletcher. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1700/LA_Amp_Show_11_Morgan_Amps_GOAT_40_Demoed_by_Josh_Smith_AC20_Deluxe_Demoed_by_Kirk_Fletcher.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Margasa Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amplifiers -- the Baby Deadlock and the Lady Deadlock. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1701/LA_Amp_Show_11_Margasa_Amplifiers_Baby_Deadlock_and_Lady_Deadlock_Demos.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the KOZM Guitars. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest guitar models -- SB-3, AW-6, MT-4, and BB-3. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111109/1702/LA_Amp_Show_11_Kozm_Guitars_SB_3_AW_6_MT_4_and_BB_3_Demo.aspx Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Six String Effects room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest guitar effects pedals -- the Cobbles Tone Boost, Blue Stone Boost, and the Sea Breeze Modulation pedal. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111108/1689/LA_Amp_Show_11_Six_String_Effects_Sea_Breeze_Modulation_Cobbles_Tone_Blue_Stone_Boosts_Demos.aspx Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Surreal Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos for Surreal's two newest amplifier heads -- the Atomica 100 and the C.M. 100. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111108/1690/LA_Amp_Show_11_Surreal_Amplification_Atomica_100_C_M_100_Demos.aspx Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Sweetwood Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Sweet T guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111108/1692/LA_Amp_Show_11_Sweetwood_Guitars_Sweet_T_Demo.aspx Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Retro Channel room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the RR1 Amplifier and the Fuzz and the Trouble Booster pedals. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111108/1693/LA_Amp_Show_11_Retro_Channel_RR1_Guitar_Amplifier_The_Fuzz_and_Trouble_Booster_Demos.aspx Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Mr. Big's guitarist Paul Gilbert (also a Premier Guitar columnist) who walks us through his live rig containing his signature Ibanez guitars, Marshall amps and an expansive pedalboard. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111108/1694/Rig_Rundown_Mr_Bigs_Paul_Gilbert.aspx Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where he catches up with Mr. Big's bassist Billy Sheehan who walks us through his current live touring rig and setup including his Yamaha signature bass and his arsenal of Hartke bass amps and cabs. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111108/1695/Rig_Rundown_Mr_Bigs_Billy_Sheehan.aspx Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the LSL Instruments and Red Jones Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the LSL Instruments Badbone T-Style guitar with dual humbuckers and a Red Jones Amplifier 1x12 combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111107/1686/LA_Amp_Show_11_LSL_Instruments_Badbone_T_Style_Red_Jones_Amplifiers_Demos.aspx Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Glaswerks Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amps -- the Super Overdrive II and the Zingaro. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111107/1687/LA_Amp_Show_11_Glaswerks_Amplifiers_Super_Overdrive_II_Zangaro_Demos.aspx Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Crimsontone Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and a demo of their newest amplifier -- the Vermillion. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111107/1688/LA_Amp_Show_11_Crimsontone_Amplifiers_Vermillion_Demo.aspx Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Suhr Guitars and Rasmus room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest amplifier and guitar -- the Badger 35 head and the Rasmus Guthrie Govan Signature Model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111107/1691/LA_Amp_Show_11_Suhr_Badger_35_Rasmus_Guitars_Guthrie_Govan_Signature_Model_Demos.aspx Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Metro-Friedman amplifier, which is a collaboration between amp builders Dave Friedman and George Metropoulos. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111106/1685/LA_Amp_Show_11_Metropoulos_Amplification_Metro_Friedman_Amplifier_Demo.aspx Sun, 06 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Mooresound room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Mooresound's 1013 amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111105/1684/LA_Amp_Show_11_Mooresound_Amplification_1013_Demo.aspx Sat, 05 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Bill Asher Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo the Marc Ford Signature model by guitarist and namesake Marc Ford. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111104/1681/LA_Amp_Show_11_Bill_Asher_Guitars_Marc_Ford_Signature_Model_Demoed_by_Marc_Ford.aspx Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys at the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fretted Americana/Evil Robot/Kasha room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the Evil Robot Amplifier, Kasha Reverb, Chime Chorus, Overdrive Demoed by Phil X. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111104/1682/LA_Amp_Show_11_Evil_Robot_Amplifier_Kasha_Reverb_Chime_Chorus_Overdrive_Demoed_by_Phil_X.aspx Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago were we catch up with Steel Panther's lead guitarist Satchel. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111102/1680/Rig_Rundown_Steel_Panthers_Satchel.aspx Wed, 02 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Luxxtone Guitars and Friedman Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Luxxtone Guitars El Machete model, Chopper Series, Friedman Amplifiers Naked, Dirty Shirley, and Speaker Cabinets. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111101/1679/LA_Amp_Show_11_Luxxtone_Guitars_El_Machete_Chopper_Series_Friedman_Amplification_Cab_Demos.aspx Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Rosemont, IL at the Dream Theater show. Here we catch up with Dream Theater tech John Zocco to see the bass rig of John Myung. Don't miss our John Petrucci Rig Rundown here:&nbsp;http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111025/1678/Rig_Rundown_Dream_Theaters_John_Petrucci.aspx</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111025/1677/Rig_Rundown_Dream_Theaters_John_Myung.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Rosemont, IL at the Dream Theater show. Here we catch up with Dream Theater tech Maddi to see the guitar rig of John Petrucci. Don't miss our John Myung Rig Rundown here:&nbsp;http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111025/1677/Rig_Rundown_Dream_Theaters_John_Myung.aspx</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111025/1678/Rig_Rundown_Dream_Theaters_John_Petrucci.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Jacques Effects Black Mamba Fuzz effects pedal, which is featured in Premier Guitar's November 2011 issue, and can be read online, in its entirety, for free --<a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Jacques_Stompboxes_Black_Mamba_Pedal_Review.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Jacques_Stompboxes_Black_Mamba_Pedal_Review.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial;border-width: 0px;">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Jacques_Stompboxes_Black...</a>.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111024/1675/Video_Review_Jacques_Effects_Black_Mamba_Fuzz.aspx Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Voodoo Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo Voodoo's newest amplifier -- the 10-watt Texas Heat 1x12 combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111023/1673/LA_Amp_Show_11_Voodoo_Amps_Texas_Heat_Combo_Demo.aspx Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Egnater Amplification room and gets to see and hear demos of their two newest amps -- the Vengeance and Armageddon. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111022/1672/LA_Amp_Show_11_Egnater_Amplification_Vengeance_Armageddon_Demos.aspx Sat, 22 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Electroplex Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Electroplex's newest amplifier -- the Rocket 100-B bass and guitar amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111021/1671/LA_Amp_Show_11_Electroplex_Amplifiers_Rocket_100_B_Bass_Guitar_Amp_Demo.aspx Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the BC Audio room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of BC Audio's two newest creations -- the No. 9 and No. 10 Amplifiers. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111021/1674/LA_Amp_Show_11_BC_Audio_No_9_and_No_10_Amplifier_Demos.aspx Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Z. Vex Effects Instant Lo-Fi Junky guitar effects pedal, which is featured in Premier Guitar's 2011 November print magazine, and can be read online, in its entirety for free - <a target="_blank" href="/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Z_Vex_Instant_Lo_Fi_Junky_Pedal_Review.aspx">Z. Vex Instant Lo-Fi Junky Pedal Review</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111020/1667/Video_Review_Z_Vex_Effects_Instant_Lo_Fi_Junky.aspx Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Empress Effects Compressor pedal, which is featured in Premier Guitar's November 2011 issue, and can be read online for free in its entirety -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Empress_Effects_Compressor_Pedal_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Empress_Effects_Compressor_Pedal_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Empress_Effects_Compress...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111020/1668/Video_Review_Empress_Effects_Compressor_Pedal.aspx Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the JB Guitars room and gets to see and hear demos of the Supertone SD &amp; Supertone XXL electric guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111020/1669/LA_Amp_Show_11_JB_Guitars_Supertone_SD_and_Supertone_XXL_Demos.aspx Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Kauer Guitar room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Kauer Guitars' Daylighter Express model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111020/1670/LA_Amp_Show_11_Kauer_Guitars_Daylighter_Express_Demo.aspx Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Levana Effects Mellow-D Digital Delay, which is featured in PremierGuitar's November 2011 issue that can be read online, in its entirety for free -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Levana_Mellow_D_Pedal_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Levana_Mellow_D_Pedal_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Levana_Mellow_D_Pedal_Re...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111019/1666/Video_Review_Levana_Mellow_D_Delay.aspx Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fuchs Audio Technology Plush FX Jersey Thunder Bass Boost/EQ pedal, which is featured in the 2011 November issue of Premier Guitar, and can be read online in its entirety for free -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Fuchs_Plush_FX_Jersey_Thunder_Pedal_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Fuchs_Plush_FX_Jersey_Thunder_Pedal_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Fuchs_Plush_FX_Jersey_Th...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111018/1665/Video_Review_Fuchs_Plush_FX_Jersey_Thunder_Bass_Boost_EQ.aspx Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ibanez TS9B Bass Tube Screamer, which is reviewed in PremierGuitar's November 2011 print magazine and can be read online for free in its entirety, here -- <a href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Ibanez_TS9B_Bass_Tube_Screamer_Pedal_Review.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Ibanez_TS9B_Bass_Tube_Screamer_Pedal_Review.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Ibanez_TS9B_Bass_Tube_Sc...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111017/1664/Video_Review_Ibanez_TS9B_Bass_Tube_Screamer.aspx Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Orange Dark Terror amplifier. You can read Jordan's full print review for free in its entirety online -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Orange_Dark_Terror_Amp_Review.aspx. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111014/1662/Video_Review_Orange_Dark_Terror.aspx Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass, which is featured in the November issue of Premier Guitar and can be read online in its entirety for free -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Gibson_Les_Paul_Junior_DC_Bass_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Gibson_Les_Paul_Junior_DC_Bass_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Gibson_Les_Paul_Junior_D...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111014/1663/Video_Review_Gibson_Les_Paul_Junior_DC_Bass.aspx Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Echopark Guitars room. In this segment we get a look at the Downtowner, Triphonic, and Triphonic Rose guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111013/1660/LA_Amp_Show_11_Echopark_Guitars.aspx Thu, 13 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Cardinal Instruments room. In this segment we get a look at the Magpie, Zenith, and West guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111013/1661/LA_Amp_Show_11_Cardinal_Instruments_Magpie_Zenith_and_West.aspx Thu, 13 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amplifiers room. In this segment, guitarist Phil X demos Goodsell's Black Series Super 17 and Dominatrix 18 models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111012/1658/LA_Amp_Show_11_Goodsell_Amplifiers_Black_Series_Super_17_Dominatrix_18_Demoed_by_Phil_X.aspx Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Immix Eleven Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of the company's newest amp models -- the HT-30 combo and the HT-15S head. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111012/1659/LA_Amp_Show_11_Immix_Eleven_Amplifiers_HT_30_HT_15S_Demos.aspx Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with Maroon 5's guitarist James Valentine. In this video Valentine talks to Chris about the gear they use while out on the road on the 2011 Summer Tour with Train. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111011/1656/Rig_Rundown_Maroon_5s_James_Valentine.aspx Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Carp Amplifiers room and gets to see and hear a demo of their newest amp, the MoonFish 42. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111011/1657/LA_Amp_Show_11_Carp_Amps_MoonFish_42_Demoed_by_Steve_Trovato.aspx Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, California, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fractal Audio room to see and hear Dweezil Zappa demo several new settings and models on the Axe-Fx II.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111008/1655/LA_Amp_Show_11_Fractal_Audio_Axe_Fx_II_Demoed_by_Dweezil_Zappa.aspx Sat, 08 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the 65 Amps room to see and hear a demo of their newest amp prototype -- the Producer. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111007/1654/LA_Amp_Show_11_65_Amps_Producer_Prototype_Demo.aspx Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Fender Visitor Center for an exclusive first look at Fender's first ever signature amp line. Listen to the EC Vibro-Champ, EC Tremolux, and EC Twinolux in our demo.<br /> <br /> All three amps are handmade in the United States (<a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111005/1653/Factory_Tour_How_to_Build_a_Fender_Handwired_Amp.aspx">watch our video of one being made inside the factory</a>), with interesting mods under the hood specified by Clapton himself. These include a &rsquo;50s-era output tube bias tremolo circuit (which produces a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator that reduces speaker output (and can disable one speaker in EC Twinolux for even lower output). <br /> <br /> Vibro-Champ MSRP $1,399 (MAP $999)<br /> Tremolux MSRP $2,799.99 (MAP $1,999)<br /> Twinolux MSRP $4,199.99 (MAP $2,999) http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111005/1652/Fender_Eric_Clapton_EC_Vibro_Champ_EC_Tremolux_and_EC_Twinolux_Amp_Demos.aspx Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California at the Fender Amps Factory. In this video we get to follow a Fender Eric Clapton Amp from start to finish. Watch our video demo of all three Eric Clapton signature amps <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111005/1652/Fender_Eric_Clapton_EC_Vibro_Champ_EC_Tremolux_and_EC_Twinolux_Amp_Demos.aspx">here</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111005/1653/Factory_Tour_How_to_Build_a_Fender_Handwired_Amp.aspx Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location Des Moines where he catches up with Umphrey's McGee. In this video Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Ryan Stasik talk to Jason about the gear they use while out on the road. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111004/1651/Rig_Rundown_Umphreys_McGee.aspx Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS '11 where he sits down and talks with company founder and CEO Paul Reed Smith. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110928/1647/Experience_PRS_11_Paul_Reed_Smith_Interview.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where he interviews Opeth's Mikael &Aring;kerfeldt &amp; Fredrik &Aring;kesson about their new album Heritage, developing and using PRS SE Signature models, and other gear they're currently using on the Heritage World Tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110928/1648/Experience_PRS_11_Artist_Interview_with_Opeths_Mikael_Akerfeldt_Fredrik_Akesson.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where they capture a performance of the Al Di Meola Band. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110928/1649/Experience_PRS_11_Al_Di_Meola_Band_Performance_Pt_2.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT PremierGuitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where they capture this performance of Robert Lee Coleman and Davy Knowles play "Somebody Loves Me." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110928/1650/Experience_PRS_11_Robert_Lee_Coleman_and_Davy_Knowles_Somebody_Loves_Me.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PremierGuitar is On Location at Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where Ricky Skaggs and Cody Kilby perform "You Can't Shake Jesus."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110927/1644/Experience_PRS_11_Ricky_Skaggs_Cody_Kilby_You_Can_t_Shake_Jesus.aspx Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PremierGuitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where they capture Davy Knowles and David Grissom performing "Tear Down the Walls."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110927/1645/Experience_PRS_11_Davy_Knowles_David_Grissom_Tear_Down_the_Walls.aspx Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PremierGuitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 and capture guitarists David Grissom &amp; Davy Knowles performing the Storyville song "What Passes For Love."<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110927/1646/Experience_PRS_11_David_Grissom_Davy_Knowles_What_Passes_For_Love.aspx Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where he gets to see and hear a demo of PRS' newest line of acoustic guitars -- the SE Angelus.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110926/1643/Experience_PRS_11_SE_Angelus_Acoustic_Demo.aspx Mon, 26 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, at Experience PRS 2011 where we get to see and hear a demo of PRS' newest product -- the SE Amplifier line, including amplifiers SE 20, SE 30, and SE 50 models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110925/1642/Experience_PRS_11_SE_Amplifier_Line_20_30_50_Demos.aspx Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where they capture a performance of the Al Di Meola Band. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110924/1639/Experience_PRS_11_Al_Di_Meola_Band_Performance_Pt_1.aspx Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT PremierGuitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where they capture this performance of Cody Kilby and Ricky Skaggs. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110924/1640/Experience_PRS_11_Cody_Kilby_Ricky_Skaggs_Performance.aspx Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT PremierGuitar is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where they catch a performance with bluegrass artist Cody Kilby playing his song "The Iron Road." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110924/1641/Experience_PRS_11_Cody_Kilby_The_Iron_Road.aspx Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location at Stevensville, MD, where they capture a video of Paul Reed Smith Band and Davy Knowles perform a cover of the Neville Brothers' "Fiyo on the Bayou." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110923/1638/Experience_PRS_11_Paul_Reed_Smith_Band_w_Davy_Knowles_Fiyo_on_the_Bayou.aspx Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-width: 0px;" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" href="http://www.premierguitar.com/">http://www.premierguitar.com</a>&nbsp;PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California with Fender CEO Larry Thomas. In this video Larry Thomas takes Rebecca on a tour of the new Fender Visitor Center and explains the pride and dedication that goes into the crafting of Fender's guitars. See more great videos at&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-width: 0px;" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/video" target="_blank" href="http://www.premierguitar.com/video">http://www.premierguitar.com/video</a></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110921/1637/Fender_Visitor_Center_Tour.aspx Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial;border-width: 0px;">http://www.premierguitar.com</a>&nbsp;PG's Shawn Hammond walks through his latest review of the Gretsch G6128 T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet<br /> <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /> </span></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110920/1636/Video_Review_Gretsch_G6128_T_GH_George_Harrison_Signature_Duo_Jet.aspx Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location Iowa City, Iowa with Los Lonely Boys. In this video Henry Garza and guitar tech Ish Flores talk to Rebecca about the gear they use while out on the road.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110913/1633/Rig_Rundown_Los_Lonely_Boys_Henry_Garza.aspx Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location Iowa City, Iowa with Los Lonely Boys. In this video Jojo Garza and guitar tech Ish Flores talk to Rebecca about the gear they use while out on the road.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110913/1634/Rig_Rundown_Los_Lonely_Boys_Jojo_Garza.aspx Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jordan Wagner reviews the Amptweaker Pedals TightMetal Distortion stompbox in the October 2011 print issue of Premier Guitar. The full print review can be read online here --&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110912/1631/Video_Review_Amptweaker_Pedals_TightMetal_Distortion.aspx Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jordan Wagner reviews the Hughes &amp; Kettner TubeMeister 18 head in the October 2011 print issue. You can read the entire written review online, here --</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110912/1632/Video_Review_Hughes_Kettner_TubeMeister_18.aspx Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jordan Wagner reviews the Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass, which was built in conjunction with Sandberg Guitars and Basses. The full written review is a September 2011 Web Exclusive and can be read in its entirety online here -</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110907/1630/Video_Review_Cort_Arona_5_Electric_Bass.aspx Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with guitarist Eric Johnson.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110906/1629/Rig_Rundown_Eric_Johnson.aspx Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Charles Saufley is in Deidesheim, Germany where Jens Ritter gives him a tour of his winery that he's converted into a workshop where he makes some of the best bass guitars in the world.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110830/1493/Ritter_Instruments_Shop_Tour.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is in Rodgau, Germany where Nik Huber gives him a tour of his workshop where he makes some of the best guitars in the world.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110830/1625/Nik_Huber_Guitars_Shop_Tour.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago with guitarist Omar Rodrigues-Lopez and check out his live rig</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110830/1626/Rig_Rundown_The_Mars_Voltas_Omar_Rodriguez_Lopez.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago with bass guitarist Juan Alderete, who talks to Chris about his bass guitars and demonstrates some of his favorite pedals.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110830/1627/Rig_Rundown_The_Mars_Voltas_Juan_Alderete.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jordan Wagner walks through his latest review of the Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-59 guitar. The full written review is a September 2011 Web Exclusive review and can be found online here -<a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Line_6_JTV_59_Variax_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Line_6_JTV_59_Variax_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial;border-width: 0px;">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Line_6_JTV_59_Variax_Ele...</a></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110830/1628/Video_Review_Line_6_James_Tyler_Variax_JTV_59.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">All right, Premier Guitar YouTube fans&mdash;you've enjoyed our gear and artist videos for years now. It's time we offered you a glance at the material left on the cutting room floor, so to speak. Here we give you our Video Bloopers reel # 2. Enjoy!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110829/1624/Video_Bloopers_Reel_2.aspx Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks visits the Boutique Tone shop where Jeremy Stern gives her a tour of the store and all of the guitar wares you can find there.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110823/1620/Guitar_Shop_Tour_Montreals_Boutique_Tone.aspx Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ibanez RG920QM Electric Guitar, which was a web exclusive review featured in August 2011 and can be read online here -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Aug/Ibanez_RG920QM_Premium_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Aug/Ibanez_RG920QM_Premium_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial;border-width: 0px;">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Aug/Ibanez_RG920QM_Premium_E...</a>.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110822/1623/Video_Review_Ibanez_RG920QM_Electric_Guitar.aspx Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PremierGuitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture Kaki King performing "Goby" during the Montreal Jazz Festival.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110818/1621/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Kaki_King_Goby.aspx Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood featured in the September issue of Premier Guitar magazine. Also, you can read the full review online here -<a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Vigier_Guitars_G_V_Wood_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Vigier_Guitars_G_V_Wood_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: #4272db; text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial;border-width: 0px;">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Vigier_Guitars_G_V_Wood_...</a>.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110818/1622/Video_Review_Vigier_Guitars_G_V_Wood.aspx Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Crimsontone Amps SE mini. The full print review can be found in the September issue of Premier Guitar or online here - <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Crimsontone_SE_Mini_Amp_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Crimsontone_SE_Mini_Amp_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Crimsontone_SE_Mini_Amp_...</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110817/1619/Video_Review_Crimsontone_Amps_SE_mini.aspx Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location backstage at a Def Leppard show to catch up with guitarist Phil Collen and check out his live rig. Phil details his many Jackson PC1 guitars, and later demonstrates how he uses the Floyd Rose and Sustainer pickup.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110816/1615/Rig_Rundown_Def_Leppards_Phil_Collen.aspx Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Gander Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Ray Gander's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110816/1616/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Gander_Guitars.aspx Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Teuffel Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Ulrich Teuffel's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110816/1617/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Teuffel_Guitars.aspx Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the XXL Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Marc Lupien's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110816/1618/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_XXL_Guitars.aspx Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the BM Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about BM Guitars' works.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1608/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_BM_Guitars.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Henman Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Mod, Rocka, and Rolla guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1609/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Henman_Guitars.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Spalt Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Michael Spalt's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1610/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Spalt.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Koll Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Saul Koll's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1611/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Koll_Guitars.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Nik Huber Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Blue Whale and the creative and technical process used to make it.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1612/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Nik_Huber_Guitars.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Dingwall Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Sheldon Dingwalls's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1613/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Dingwall_Guitars.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Lutherie Quatre-Temps Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Francois Beausejour's guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110815/1614/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Lutherie_Quatre_Temps.aspx Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest Video Review of the Peavey Void 4-String Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110812/1607/Video_Review_Peavey_Void_4_String_Bass.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Benado Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Benado's Multi Effects Pedal Board which includes Compressor, Distortion, Overdrive, Delay, and Reverb units housed in one ready-to-go package. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110810/1601/Summer_NAMM_11_Benado_Effects_Multi_Effects_Pedal_Board_Demo.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar techs Louis Williams and Chris Rugulo who give us a look at Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, and Mark "Sparky" Matejka's gear for their Rebels and Bandoleros tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110810/1602/Rig_Rundown_Lynyrd_Skynyrds_Gary_Rossington_Rickey_Medlocke_Mark_Sparky_Matejka.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT &nbsp;PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Fibenare Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Fibenare Guitars' Erotic, Rahan, and Classic models.&nbsp; http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110810/1603/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Fibenare.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <p><span style="font-family: arial;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Dudley Custom Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Paint Splatters, Snow Flakes, and Butterflies guitars.</span></p> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110810/1604/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Dudley_Custom_Guitars.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Branch Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Branch's 33 1/3 guitar.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110810/1605/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Branch_Guitars.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Alexander James Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Xylon Curly Maple, Xylon African Blackwood, Ursa Macassas Ebony, and Teraux Fretless Bass models.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110810/1606/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Alexander_James_Guitars.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the 3rd Power Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the new patent-pending HybridMASTER circuitry built within 3rd Power's British Dream guitar amplifier.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110809/1598/Summer_NAMM_11_3rd_Power_Amplification_HybridMASTER_with_British_Dream_Demo.aspx Tue, 09 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM where he visits the Juliet Collective Effects and Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from their latest products -- Memory Bliss Delay, This Kingdom by the Sea Fuzz, Circadia Auto Wah, and Crashoverride Fuzz. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110809/1599/Summer_NAMM_11_The_Juliet_Collective_Memory_Bliss_Delay_This_Kingdom_by_the_Sea_Fuzz_Demos.aspx Tue, 09 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Warrior Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their Isabella '59 solidbody electric guitar model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110809/1600/Summer_NAMM_11_Warrior_Guitars_Isabella_59_Demo.aspx Tue, 09 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. in this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest models--Ukuleles, OMM John Renbourn, 000-15SM, and the DC-15ME. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110808/1596/Summer_NAMM_11_Martin_Guitars_Ukuleles_OMM_John_Renbourn_000_15SM_DC_15ME.aspx Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Gitane Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Gitane Guitars DG-560 Nylon String acoustic gypsy-jazz guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110808/1597/Summer_NAMM_11_Gitane_Guitars_DG_560_Nylon_String_Demo.aspx Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the ModTone Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of ModTones new series of guitar effects -- the Mini-Mod Series (including delay, chorus, flanger, fuzzer, overdrive, and distortion). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110805/1593/Summer_NAMM_11_ModTone_Effects_Mini_Mod_Series_Demos.aspx Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in the Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Flaxwood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a video demo of the Flaxwood Voima HSH model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110805/1594/Summer_NAMM_11_Flaxwood_Guitars_Voima_HSH_Demo.aspx Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Jens Ritter booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Benson Tribute, Cora, and Bone.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110805/1595/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Jens_Ritter_Instruments.aspx Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Ruokangas Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Unicorn, Mojo, Hellcat, and Steam Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110804/1589/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Ruokangas_Guitars.aspx Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is on Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Potvin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the Super Bee, Killer Bee, and Swing Bee. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110804/1590/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Potvin_Guitars.aspx Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Santa Cruz Guitars booth to capture a video demo of the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110804/1591/Summer_NAMM_11_Santa_Cruz_35th_Anniversary_Limited_Edition_Demo.aspx Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM where he visits the Mahalo Amplification booth to get a video demo of their Katy 66 and DR20 while using the Delaney Guitars Jagata model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110804/1592/Summer_NAMM_11_Mahalo_Amplification_Katy_66_DR20_Demos_w_Delaney_Guitars_Jagata.aspx Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Dean Markley booth. In this segment, he learns about the Carl Verheyen Balanced Bridge Helix HD Strings.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1576/Summer_NAMM_11_Dean_Markley_Carl_Verheyen_Balanced_Bridge_Helix_HD_Strings_Demo.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Levana booth. In this segment, she gets a demonstration of the EQ Booster and the Mellow D.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1577/Summer_NAMM_11_Levana_EQ_Booster_and_Mellow_D_Demos.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Waterstone Music booth. In this segment, he learns about Waterstone's new Trilby guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1578/Summer_NAMM_11_Waterstone_Music_Trilby_Guitar_Demo.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Godin/SR Technology booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the SR Technology Jam 100 Acoustic Amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1579/Summer_NAMM_11_SR_Technology_Jam_100_Acoustic_Amplifier_Demo.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the Summer NAMM 2011 show where she visits the Amptweaker booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest stompbox -- the TightRock Distortion which has the SideTrack effects loop feature. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1580/Summer_NAMM_11_Amptweaker_TightRock_Distortion_Demo.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Lakland Basses and Pickups booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Lakland's new series of basses -- the Skyline Series (4451, 55AJ, and 44AJ models). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1581/Summer_NAMM_11_Lakland_Basses_Skyline_Series_4451_Demo.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Crossrock booth. In this segment, he learns about Crossrock's various guitar cases.&nbsp; http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1583/Summer_NAMM_11_Crossrock_Guitar_Cases.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT &nbsp;PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the PMC Guitars booth. In this segment, we learn about the Byblos. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1587/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_PMC_Guitars.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the King Blossom Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Riffguy's guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110803/1588/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_King_Blossom_Guitars_Riffguys_Guitar.aspx Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the Summer NAMM 2011 Show where he visits the Alvarez booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their new Artist Series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110802/1571/Summer_NAMM_11_Alvarez_Guitars_Artist_Series_Demo.aspx Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the SKB Cases booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest pedalboard product -- the Footnote Amplified Pedalboard. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110802/1572/Summer_NAMM_11_SKB_Cases_FootNote_Amplified_Pedalboard_Demo.aspx Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the Summer NAMM 2011 show where they visit the Cole Clark Guitars booth to capture a performance segment of guitarists Brent Mason and Randy Kohrs. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110802/1573/Summer_NAMM_11_Cole_Clark_Guitars_Brent_Mason_Randy_Kohrs_Performance_Pt_2.aspx Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Bite Me Electric Guitars booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of their handbuilt "super strat" style electric guitar.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110802/1574/Summer_NAMM_11_Bite_Me_Electric_Guitars_Handbuilt_Super_Strat_Style_Demo.aspx Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the Vic Theatre where he catches up with Thin Lizzy guitar tech Coty Allinson who walks us through guitarists Vivian Campbell and Scott Gorham's current touring rigs. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1565/Rig_Rundown_Thin_Lizzys_Vivian_Campbell_Scott_Gorham.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Bad Cat Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amplifiers -- the Cougar 50 and Cougar 5. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1566/Summer_NAMM_11_Bad_Cat_Amplification_Cougar_50_and_Cougar_5_Demos.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Bedell Guitars / Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest products -- Bedell Guitars Art Discovery Series, Encore Series, Performance Series &amp; Breedlove Parlor Prototype. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1567/Summer_NAMM_11_Bedell_Art_Discovery_Encore_Performance_Series_Breedlove_Parlor_Prototype.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Bootleg Guitars booth. In this segment, he gets a demo of the new Dawg Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1568/Summer_NAMM_11_Bootleg_Guitars_Dawg_Bass_Demo.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;PG's Joe Coffey is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Crystal Frets booth.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1569/Summer_NAMM_11_Crystal_Frets_Demo.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Joe Coffey is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Cupit Music booth. In this segment, he gets a demo of the Travel Guitar.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1570/Summer_NAMM_11_Cupit_Music_Travel_Guitar_Demo.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110801/1635/SPONSORED_Bugera_Infinium_Valve_Life_Multiplier_Technology.aspx Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Ambrosonic Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see demos of their newest products--the DSP-45 Analog, the DSP Preamp &amp; Surround-Sound Mini Amps. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110731/1562/Summer_NAMM_11_Ambrosonic_Guitars_DSP_45_Analog_DSP_Preamp_Surround_Sound_Mini_Amp_Demos.aspx Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the VHT Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the VHT Amps Special 12/20. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110731/1564/Summer_NAMM_11_VHT_Amps_Special_12_20_Demo.aspx Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Locationa in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Ego-Rizer booth. In this segment, we get to check out and learn more about Ego-Rizer Stage Lighting and Pro Sound setups. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110730/1561/Summer_NAMM_11_Ego_Rizer_Stage_Lighting_Equipment.aspx Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Little Walter Tube Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Little Walter Tube Amps' SB5 amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110730/1563/Summer_NAMM_11_Little_Walter_Tube_Amps_SB5_Demo.aspx Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Walden Guitars booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of Walden's Concorda Stage CS640CE and Supernatura G1012EQSH.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110729/1557/Summer_NAMM_11_Walden_Guitars_Concorda_Stage_CS640CE_and_Supernatura_G1012EQSH.aspx Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, Rich gets a little info on the Manta Ray 390 2011 Limited Edition guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110729/1558/Summer_NAMM_11_Reverend_Guitars_Manta_Ray_390_2011_Limited_Edition_Demo.aspx Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of DigiTech's Whammy DT and iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110729/1559/Summer_NAMM_11_DigiTech_Whammy_DT_and_iPB_10_Programmable_Pedalboard_Demos.aspx Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Nik Huber Guitars booth. In this segment, he gets a demo of the Rietbergen Semi Hollow Prototype. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110729/1560/Summer_NAMM_11_Nik_Huber_Guitars_Rietbergen_Semi_Hollow_Prototype_Demo.aspx Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110729/1582/SPONSORED_Dunlop_Strings_Inside_A_Modern_String_Company.aspx Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM show where she visits the Wechter Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Wechter Guitars Roundneck Cutaway Resonator guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110728/1549/Summer_NAMM_11_Wechter_Guitars_Roundneck_Cutaway_Resonator_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM show where he visits the Rainsong Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Rainsong Guitars Studio Series WS model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110728/1551/Summer_NAMM_11_Rainsong_Guitars_Studio_Series_WS_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110728/1584/SPONSORED_Inside_Collings_Guitars_Instrumental_by_Tim_Edwards.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110728/1585/SPONSORED_Lyle_Lovett_and_Collings_Guitars_The_Road_to_Ensenada.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110728/1586/SPONSORED_Inside_Collings_Guitars_Applying_the_Sunburst_Finish.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Ansir booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of The Ansir bass and guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1542/Summer_NAMM_11_Ansir_Guitars_Demo.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Nashville, TN, where he visits the Burly Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of a Burly Custom Guitar by guitarist Lou Pallo (Les Paul). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1543/Summer_NAMM_11_Burly_Custom_Guitars_Demo_with_Lou_Pallo.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Andy Ellis is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Eastman Guitars booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of E20P and E10P guitars. For more Summer NAMM videos or to view Premier Guitar's COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1544/Summer_NAMM_11_Eastman_Guitars_E20P_and_E10P_Demos.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <div id="radePasteHelper" style="border: 0px solid red;position: absolute; top: 0px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden;">&nbsp;http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Gallien-Krueger booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of MB800 Ultralight amp head. For more Summer NAMM videos or to view Premier Guitar's COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com</div> <div id="radePasteHelper" style="border: 0px solid red;position: absolute; top: 0px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden;"><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span></div> <div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"><br /> </span></div> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1545/Summer_NAMM_11_Gallien_Krueger_MB800_Demo.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, at the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the ValveTrain Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the ValveTrain Amplification Bennington Reverb. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1546/Summer_NAMM_11_ValveTrain_Amplification_Bennington_Reverb_Demo.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <!--StartFragment--> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Andy Ellis is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Beard Guitars booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of the Odyssey A.</span><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <!--EndFragment--> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1547/Summer_NAMM_11_Beard_Guitars_Odyssey_A_Demo.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT &nbsp;PG's Andy Ellis is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Ansir booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of Speaker Cranker, Bit Commander, and the Dispatch Master.&nbsp; http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110727/1548/Summer_NAMM_11_EarthQuaker_Devices_Speaker_Cranker_Bit_Commander_and_Dispatch_Master_Demos.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Vox Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest combo--the AC15C2 Twin. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110726/1538/Summer_NAMM_11_Vox_Amplifiers_AC15C2_Twin_Demo.aspx Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT &nbsp;PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Schneider Guitars booth. In this segment, Shawn gets a demonstration of the Seymour Duncan Zephyr pickups that are on the Schneider Turquoise model.&nbsp; http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110726/1539/Summer_NAMM_11_Seymour_Duncan_Zephyr_Pickup_Demo_with_Schneider_Turquoise_Guitar.aspx Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the AXL Guitars/Loar booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest products--the AXL Guitars 1216 Badwater Junior and the Loar Guitars LH-309 Archtop. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110726/1540/Summer_NAMM_11_AXL_Guitars_1216_Badwater_Junior_Loar_Guitars_LH_309_Archtop_Demos.aspx Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Samick booth. In this segment, he gets a demonstration of Greg Bennett's Torino TR30 and TR33.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110726/1541/Summer_NAMM_11_Samick_Torino_TR30_and_TR33_Demos.aspx Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN, where he visits the Electro-Harmonix booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar stompbox -- the Ravish Sitar pedal. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110725/1536/Summer_NAMM_11_Electro_Harmonix_Ravish_Sitar_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the HeliArc Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo from the aluminum-bodied HeliArc Guitars Drop Tail Bomber model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110725/1537/Summer_NAMM_11_HeliArc_Guitars_Drop_Tail_Bomber_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Teuffel Guitars booth where he gets a demo of the new Tesla Prodigy Demo.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110724/1533/Summer_NAMM_11_Teuffel_Guitars_Tesla_Prodigy_Demo.aspx Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Source Audio booth. In this segment, Will Cady shows us the company's latest pedal: the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110724/1534/Summer_NAMM_11_Source_Audio_Soundblox_Pro_Bass_Envelope_Filter_and_Hot_Hand_Wireless.aspx Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show, where he visits the Larriv&eacute;e Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Larriv&eacute;e's new Bakersfield solidbody guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110724/1535/Summer_NAMM_11_Larrivee_Guitars_Bakersfield_Demo.aspx Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Traynor booth. In this segment, we get to see their newest amp- The QuarterHorse.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110722/1527/Summer_NAMM_11_Traynor_QuarterHorse_Microamp.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the PreSonus booth. In this segment, we get to see them demonstrate the AudioBox VSL.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110722/1528/Summer_NAMM_11_PreSonus_AudioBox_VSL_Demo.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the ArtGuitars booth. In this segment, artist Doug Vokes shows Shawn some of his unique artwork.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110722/1529/Summer_NAMM_11_ArtGuitars.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where they visit the Cole Clark Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a performance by guitarists Brent Mason and Randy Khors using Cole Clark Guitars Talisman acoustic and lap steel models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110722/1530/Summer_NAMM_11_Cole_Clark_Guitars_Brent_Mason_Randy_Kohrs_Performance_Pt_1.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the BA Ferguson Guitars booth. In this segment, "Boots" Arreola shows Joe some of his unique artwork.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110722/1531/Summer_NAMM_11_BA_Ferguson_Guitars.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Fishman Loudbox Artist Amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110722/1532/Summer_NAMM_11_Fishman_Loudbox_Artist_Amplifier_Demo.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Morpheus FX booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Morpheus FX's Bomber Polyphonic Pitch Shifter Demo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110721/1523/Summer_NAMM_11_Morpheus_FX_Bomber_Polyphonic_Pitch_Shifter_Demo.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Voodoo Lab booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about Voodoo Lab's Pedal Power Digital power supply. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110721/1524/Summer_NAMM_11_Voodoo_Lab_Pedal_Power_Digital_Demo.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Mario Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest models--the T-Style and Serpentine. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110721/1525/Summer_NAMM_11_Mario_Martin_Guitars_T_Style_Serpentine_Demos.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Sandberg Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest models -- Bullet Special 5-string bass, California TT 5-string bass, and the "Photoshopped" California TM bass that was made by combining 4 different basses into one. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110717/1522/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Sandberg_Guitars_Bullet_Special_5_String_Photoshopped_California_TM_Bass.aspx Sun, 17 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the EverTune booth. In this segment, we see and learn more about EverTune's custom bridges. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110716/1521/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_EverTune_Guitar_Bridges.aspx Sat, 16 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Jean-Yves Alquier Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Jean-Yves Alquier building philosophy and his handmade Electro-Acoustic Custom guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110715/1520/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Jean_Yves_Alquier_Guitars_Gnossienne_Electro_Acoustic.aspx Fri, 15 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Fernandes V-Hawk Deluxe solidbody guitar. The full print review can be found in the August 2011 print issue of Premier Guitar or here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110714/1515/Video_Review_Fernandes_V_Hawk_Deluxe.aspx Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Metal Pedals Hard Core XXX Distortion stompbox. The full review is available in the August 2011 print issue and online here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110714/1516/Video_Review_Metal_Pedals_Hard_Core_XXX_Distortion.aspx Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone. The full print review can be found in the August 2011 issue of Premier Guitar or online here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110714/1517/Video_Review_Gibson_Les_Paul_Studio_Baritone.aspx Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Pagelli's Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Claudio Pagelli's newest unique guitar and the creative and technical process used to make it.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110714/1518/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Pagelli_Guitars_Interchangeable_Top_Guitar.aspx Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Prohaszka Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Balazs Prohaszka's Mickey Mouse and the creative and technical process used to make it. For more Montreal Guitar Show videos or to view Premier Guitar's COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110714/1519/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Prohaszka_Guitars_Mickey_Mouse.aspx Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Godin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Robert Godin's Guitars' Acoustic Multiac, 5th Ave Uptown, and 5th Ave Jazz.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1508/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Godin_Guitars_Acoustic_Multiac_5th_Ave_Uptown_and_5th_Ave_Jazz.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px; font-size: 12px; font-family: arial,sans-serif;">&nbsp;PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Widman Custom Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Widman's Gigmaster, Set Neck, and Electric Banjo.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1509/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Widman_Custom_Electronics_Gigmaster_Set_Neck_and_Electric_Banjo.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the GIM Music &amp; Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about GIM's Guitars' and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1510/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_GIM_Music_Instruments_10_String_Acoustic.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Michael Dunn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Michael Dunn's Guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1511/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Michael_Dunn_Guitars_Cubism_Reoux.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the DMT Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about DMT's Guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1512/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_DMT_Guitars_Double_Cutaway_Thin_line_Archtop.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the DGN Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about DGN's Guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1513/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_DGN_Guitars.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the William Laskin booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about "Grit" Laskin's Guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110713/1514/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_William_Grit_Laskin_Blue_Trumpet_and_Blueprint_For_Curves.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the the Jean Lamarche Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Jean Lamarche Guitars' Sprint and Marathon models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110712/1504/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Jean_Lamarche_Guitars_Sprint_Marathon_Models.aspx Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PremierGuitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture Eric Bibb performing "New Home" during the Montreal Jazz Festival. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110712/1505/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Eric_Bibb_New_Home.aspx Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the guitars that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 2 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of amps and effects!&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110712/1506/Rig_Rundown_Keith_Urban_Pt_1_Guitars.aspx Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the amps and effects that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 1 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of guitars!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110712/1507/Rig_Rundown_Keith_Urban_Pt_2_Amps_and_Effects.aspx Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture California Guitar Trio performing "Prelude Circulation." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110711/1499/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_California_Guitar_Trio_Prelude_Circulation.aspx Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bass legend Stanley Clarke for a Rig Rundown segment that has Stanley showing off his Alembic basses, Ampeg amps, and various effects and stompboxes he is currently using on tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110711/1501/Rig_Rundown_Stanley_Clarke.aspx Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Marc Saumier Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Saumier's Awasos Acoustic Bass, Steel-String Acoustic, and Archtop models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110711/1502/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Marc_Saumier_Guitars_Awasos_Acoustic_Bass_Steel_String_Acoustic_Archtop.aspx Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PremierGuitar was On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar show where they captured Eric Bibb performing "Pockets" at the Montreal Jazz Festival. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110711/1503/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Eric_Bibb_Pockets.aspx Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Hahn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Hahn's new 229, Strat-style guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110710/1500/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Hahn_Guitars_229_Demo.aspx Sun, 10 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Show where he visits the Manzer Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Manzer's Pikasso Archtop. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110709/1496/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Manzer_Guitars_Pikasso_Archtop.aspx Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture California Guitar Trio performing "Chacarera." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110709/1498/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_California_Guitar_Trio_Chacarera.aspx Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Ken Parker Archtop booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about Ken Parker's Stella Archtop model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110708/1494/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Ken_Parker_Archtops_Stella_Archtop.aspx Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture Jake Shimabukuro performing "Blue Roses Falling." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110708/1495/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Jake_Shimabukuro_Blue_Roses_Falling.aspx Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PremierGuitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture California Guitar Trio performing "Melrose Avenue." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110708/1497/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_California_Guitar_Trio_Melrose_Avenue.aspx Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where they capture a performance of Jake Shimabukuro playing "Dragon." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110707/1491/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Jake_Shimabukuro_Dragon.aspx Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rich Osweiler is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where he visits the Tom Ribbecke Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Ribbecke's Private Label Halfling 16" Archtop and a 15" Archtop. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110707/1492/Montreal_Guitar_Show_11_Ribbecke_Guitars_Private_Label_Halfling_16_Archtop.aspx Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, where he catches up with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Jason talks to Grace and bandmates Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco about their equipment on their 2011 Summer Tour.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110701/1490/Rig_Rundown_Grace_Potter_and_the_Nocturnals.aspx Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of Black Cat Pedal's Mini Trem tremolo stompbox. You can read the text Web Exclusive review here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110630/1489/Video_Review_Black_Cat_Pedals_Mini_Trem.aspx Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar tech Trevor Cole who gives us a look at Disturbed's Dan Donegan's array of guitars and lets us in on how Dan has everything set up for their tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110628/1488/Rig_Rundown_Disturbeds_Dan_Donegan.aspx Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and Jaguar Special Short Scale Bass Reviews. These basses were a July Web Exclusive review and the full print reviews can be read here - <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Jul/Squier_Vintage_Modified_Jaguar_and_Jaguar_Special_Short_Scale_Bass_Reviews.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Jul/Squier_Vintage_Modified_Jaguar_and_Jaguar_Special_Short_Scale_Bass_Reviews.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Jul/Squier_Vintage_Modified_...</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110627/1485/Video_Review_Squier_Vintage_Modified_Jaguar_and_Jaguar_Special_Short_Scale_Basses.aspx Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster. This review was a July 2011 Web Exclusive article and can be read in its entirety here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110627/1486/Video_Review_Fender_60th_Anniversary_Telecaster.aspx. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110627/1486/Video_Review_Fender_60th_Anniversary_Telecaster.aspx Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px; font-size: 12px; font-family: arial,sans-serif;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, where he catches up with Dan Donegan. In this segment, Dan Donegan does a Track Breakdown on two of Disturbed's latest tracks "Warrior" and "Animal"</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110627/1487/Track_Breakdown_Dan_Donegan_on_Warrior_Animal.aspx Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px;">http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Pigtronix room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest products--The Keymaster pedal and the Class A Boost pedal. For more NY Amp Show video demos or to view Premier Guitar's COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110624/1481/NY_Amp_Show_11_Pigtronix_Keymaster_and_Class_A_Boost_Demos.aspx Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; border-collapse: collapse; line-height: 14px;">http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Markbass Amplifier room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest products--TTE 500 Randy Jackson Signature head, Alain Caron Signature 121 Combo Lite, and a Bass Tube Marker distortion pedal. For more NY Amp Show video demos or to view Premier Guitar's COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110624/1482/NY_Amp_Show_2011_Markbass_TTE_500_Randy_Jackson_Head_Alain_Caron_Signature_121_Combo_Lite_Demos.aspx Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show, where he visits the TomasZewicZ Amps room. In this segment, we see and hear a demo of the TZZ-17H Overdrive</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110624/1483/NY_Amp_Show_11_TomasZewicZ_Amps_TZZ_17H_Overdrive_Demo.aspx Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="line-height: 18px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show, where he visits the Two Notes room. In this segment, we see and hear a demo of Two Notes Torpedo PI-101.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110624/1484/NY_Amp_Show_11_Two_Notes_Torpedo_PI_101_Demo.aspx Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show, where he visits the EAST Amplification room. In this segment, we see and hear a demo of EAST Amplification's newest amp, the Theater 30. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110622/1463/NY_Amp_Show_11_East_Amplification_Theater_30_Demo.aspx Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Peter Malinoski Art Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest guitars -- the Toro and Rodeo models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110622/1475/NY_Amp_Show_11_Peter_Malinoski_Art_Guitars_Toro_Rodeo_Demos.aspx Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Navarro Guitars room. In this video segment, we get to hear and see a demo of the Stage Pro guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110622/1476/NY_Amp_Show_11_Navarro_Guitars_Stage_Pro_Demo.aspx Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Sandberg Guitars room. In this video segment, we get to hear and see a demo of the Umbo Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110622/1480/NY_Amp_Show_11_Sandberg_Basses_Umbo_Bass_Demo.aspx Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Kauer Guitar room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a video demo of Kauer's Daylighter JR Guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110621/1472/NY_Amp_Show_11_Kauer_Guitars_Daylighter_JR_Demo.aspx Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Tonic Amplifiers room. In this video segment, we get to hear and see a demo of the Tonic's Torpedo Reverb Combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110621/1473/NY_Amp_Show_11_Tonic_Amps_Torpedo_Reverb_Combo_Demo.aspx Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Booya Amplifiers room. In this video segment, we get to hear and see demos of the Booya's custom, one-off handbuilt guitar amplifiers. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110621/1474/NY_Amp_Show_11_Booya_Amplifier_Services_Custom_Amp_Demos.aspx Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Joliet, Illinois, where he catches up with blues guitarist Buddy Guy. His guitar tech Gilbert Garza talks about and shows off Buddy Guy's current equipment and signal chain that's being used on the Living Proof 2011 tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110621/1477/Rig_Rundown_Buddy_Guy.aspx Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Robert Godin gives Premier Guitar a tour of the Electric Guitar Factory in Richmond, Quebec http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110621/1478/Godin_Guitars_Factory_Tour_Electrics.aspx Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Robert Godin gives us a tour of his acoustic guitar factory in Princeville, Quebec. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110621/1479/Godin_Guitars_Factory_Tour_Acoustics.aspx Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Soloway Guitar room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a video demo of Soloway's Loon Guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110620/1471/NY_Amp_Show_11_Soloway_Guitars_Loon_Demo.aspx Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Anacon Technology room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a video demo or Anacon Tech's newest amp -- the Zagray! 2x10 combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110618/1468/NY_Amp_Show_11_Anacon_Tech_Zagray_2x10_Combo_Demo.aspx Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Freekish Blues Pedals room. In this segment, we get to see and hear video demos of three of their newest pedals -- the Davey Knowles Signature Chubb! Up Octave Fuzz, M22 Rock Crusher Overdrive, and the Thaddeus Hogarth Signature Alpha Drive. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110617/1467/NY_Amp_Show_11_Freekish_Blues_Chubb_Up_Octave_Fuzz_M22_Rock_Crusher_Alpha_Drive_Demos.aspx Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Wampler Pedals Leviathan Fuzz stompbox, which is featured in Premier Guitar's July 2011 print magazine, and online at <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/jul2011" target="_blank" href="../../jul2011">http://www.premierguitar.com/jul2011</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110616/1465/Video_Review_Wampler_Pedals_Leviathan_Fuzz.aspx Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review on the Bogner Amplification Brixton head, which was featured on Premier Guitar's website as a June 2011 Web Exclusive review. The print review can be read in its entirety at <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/jun2011" target="_blank" href="../../jun2011">http://www.premierguitar.com/jun2011</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110616/1466/Video_Review_Bogner_Amplification_Brixton.aspx Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Bogner Amplification Panama head, which was featured in Premier Guitar's Web Exclusive content in June 2011 -- read the full review here -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/jun2011" target="_blank" href="../../jun2011">http://www.premierguitar.com/jun2011</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110615/1464/Video_Review_Bogner_Amplification_Panama.aspx Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick walks us through his latest video review of the Hardwire HT-6 Tuner pedal featured in the July 2011 issue of Premier Guitar magazine http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110614/1460/Video_Review_Hardwire_HT_6_Tuner.aspx Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Strymon Lex Rotary effects pedal featured as a June 2011 Web Exclusive review http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110614/1461/Video_Review_Strymon_Lex_Rotary_Pedal.aspx Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest Video Review of the Bogner Amplification Barcelona 1x12 combo that is featured in the July 2011 print issue of Premier Guitar magazine and also at <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/jul2011" target="_blank" href="../../jul2011">http://www.premierguitar.com/jul2011</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110614/1462/Video_Review_Bogner_Amplification_Barcelona_1x12_Combo.aspx Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Celestion room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of a Trainwreck head formerly owned by Billy Gibbons, as well as a new Avatar handwired 18-watt head, both through a Lynchback-loaded 2x12. We also hear a new Komet Songwriter 30 head&mdash;which is based on Ken Fischer's last Trainwreck design&mdash;through a cab with two 10" Celestion Golds. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110613/1458/NY_Amp_Show_11_Celestion_12_Lynchback_10_Gold_Speaker_Demos.aspx Mon, 13 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the 3 Monkeys Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of 3 Monkeys' newest amps -- the Virgil and Grease Monkey GM II. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110613/1459/NY_Amp_Show_11_3_Monkeys_Amps_Virgil_Grease_Monkey_GM_II_Demos.aspx Mon, 13 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Fractal Audio / Atomic Amps booth. In this segment, we get see and hear a video demo of Fractal Audio's newest product -- the Axe-Fx II Preamp / FX Processor.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110610/1457/NY_Amp_Show_11_Fractal_Audio_Axe_Fx_II_Preamp_FX_Processor_Demo.aspx Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bassist Victor Wooten and his brother Regi Wooten (guitarist) to find out what they are currently using for guitars, amps, and effects during their tour with the Stanley Clarke Band. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110607/1452/Rig_Rundown_Victor_Wooten_Regi_Wooten.aspx Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Red Iron Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Red Iron's newest amp, the Bronx. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110607/1454/NY_Amp_Show_11_Red_Iron_Amps_Bronx_Demo.aspx Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT All right, Premier Guitar fans&mdash;you've enjoyed our gear and artist videos for years now. It's time we offered you a glance at the material left on the cutting room floor, so to speak. Here we give you our first Video Bloopers reel. Enjoy! http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110607/1455/Premier_Guitar_Video_Bloopers_Reel_1.aspx Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Rebecca Dirks is On Location with Elwood Francis, guitar tech for Billy F. Gibbons to check out Billy's live rig. See the Gretsches and Les Pauls, check out the detailed settings on Billy's Marshal JMP-1s, and learn what strings, picks, and slides Reverend Willy G. uses night after night. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110607/1456/Rig_Rundown_Billy_F_Gibbons_ZZ_Top.aspx Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Park West where he catches up with guitarist Warren Haynes and talks with him about his new album 'Man in Motion,' the gear he uses on the record, and some of the licks and riffs featured in some of the songs. In this video segment, Haynes conducts Track Breakdowns for his songs "Man in Motion" and "A Friend to You." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110601/1449/Track_Breakdown_Warren_Haynes_Man_in_Motion_A_Friend_to_You.aspx Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Joe Coffey is On Location at the Schecter Guitar Research setup shop and custom shop. See how Schecter import guitars get set up, and what kind of things Schecter does in their USA Custom Shop. Also, check out the company's home offices. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110525/1448/Schecter_Setup_Shop_and_Custom_Shop_Tour.aspx Wed, 25 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review in the June 2011 issue of Premier Guitar -- the VHT Special 6 Ultra. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110512/1444/Video_Review_VHT_Special_6_Ultra.aspx Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review featured in the June 2011 issue of Premier Guitar -- the Satellite Amps Mudshark. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110512/1445/Video_Review_Satellite_Amps_Mudshark.aspx Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Yamaha Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of several of their newest acoustic models from their A1 &amp; A3 Series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110511/1442/Musikmesse_11_Yamaha_Guitars_A1_Series_A3_Series_Acoustic_Guitar_Demos.aspx Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA, where he catches up with North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson. In this segment, Luther Dickinson talks about the gear he's currently using on the North Mississippi Allstars' tour, which includes Fuch Amps, Gibson, Hagstrom, Epiphone, and Hofner hollowbody guitars, and Radial Engineering, Boss, and other guitar effects stompboxes. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110511/1443/Rig_Rundown_Luther_Dickinson.aspx Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the DV Mark Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear three demos of their newest guitar amplifiers -- Little 40 L34, Galileo 15, and Triple 6. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110510/1441/Musikmesse_11_DV_Mark_Amplifiers_Little_40_L34_Galileo_15_Triple_6_Demos.aspx Tue, 10 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the True Temperament booth. In this segment, we see and learn more about True Temperament's custom fretting system that was designed to battle intonation problems on guitars and basses. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110509/1440/Musikmesse_11_True_Temperament_Fretting_System.aspx Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Kala Ukulele booth. In this segment, we get to check out Kala's newest uke -- the Solid Body U Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110507/1439/Musikmesse_11_Kala_Ukulele_Solid_Body_U_Bass_Demo.aspx Sat, 07 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Koch Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amps -- Jupiter and Starrooper. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110506/1437/Musikmesse_11_Koch_Amps_Jupiter_Startrooper_Demos.aspx Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location is Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Laney Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out a demo of their newest amp -- the Ironheart 120 head. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110506/1438/Musikmesse_11_Laney_Amps_Ironheart_120_Head_Demo.aspx Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Vibesware booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Vibesware's newest product -- the GR-1 Guitar Resonator. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110505/1436/Musikmesse_11_Vibesware_GR_1_Guitar_Resonator_Demo.aspx Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Hiwatt Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out Hiwatt's newest head -- the Custom 50. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110504/1432/Musikmesse_11_Hiwatt_Amplifiers_Custom_50_Demo.aspx Wed, 04 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Cicognani booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest amp -- the Imperivm Luxury H120. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110504/1433/Musikmesse_11_Cicognani_Amps_Imperivm_Luxury_H120_Demo.aspx Wed, 04 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Madison, WI, at the Majestic Theater where he catches up with G. Love. In this segment, we get to hear and see a Track Breakdown of G. Love's newest single "Just Fine" from his brand new album 'Fixin' to Die.' http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110504/1434/Track_Breakdown_G_Love_Just_Fine.aspx Wed, 04 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI, where he catches up with guitarist G.Love. In this Rig Rundown, G.Love shows off his pedalboard (Electro-Harmonix Wiggler, EHX Q-Tron, RC Booster, Keeley Compressor, Boss Digital Delay, Boss Flanger), amps (Ampeg J-20 Jet and Fender Deluxe Reverb), and guitars (Gretsch G.Love Signature Corvette, Gretsch Black Penguin, Gretsch Black Falcon, Gretsch 60th Anniversary, and several Gibson acoustics). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110504/1435/Rig_Rundown_G_Love.aspx Wed, 04 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Jet City Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from two of their newest products -- the JCA22H amplifiers and Roberts Retro Valves. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110503/1430/Musikmesse_11_Jet_City_Amplification_JCA22H_Roberts_Retro_Valves_Demos.aspx Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Elmwood Amps. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Elmwood's newest products -- the M20 Modena Amplifier and their prototype of the Woodpecker Overdrive stompbox. The demos of both products are played by Europe guitarist Kee Marcello. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110503/1431/Musikmesse_11_Elmwood_Amps_M20_Modena_Head_Woodpecker_Overdrive_Pedal_Demos.aspx Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Stark Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest amps -- the Stark 1 and Stark 2. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110501/1429/Musikmesse_11_Stark_Amplifiers_Stark_1_Stark_2_Demos.aspx Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Lehle Basswitch booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest bass-specific product -- the Basswitch IQ DI preamp box. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110430/1428/Musikmesse_11_Lehle_Basswitch_IQ_DI_Preamp_Demo.aspx Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Fibernare Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their Basic Jazz SInglecut Rahan solidbody. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110429/1427/Musikmesse_11_Fibenare_Guitars_Basic_Jazz_Singlecut_Rahan_I_Demo.aspx Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the T-Rex Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of two of T-Rex's newest pedals -- the Gull wah and an updated version of the Spindoctor. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1426/Musikmesse_11_T_Rex_Effects_Gull_Wah_Spindoctor_Update_Demos.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1550/SPONSORED_Peterson_StroboClip_Strobotuner.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1552/SPONSORED_Glenn_DeLaune_Traynor_DynaBass_300T_Video_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1553/SPONSORED_Glenn_DeLaune_Demos_the_Quarterhorse_25W_Microamp.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1554/SPONSORED_Glenn_DeLaune_Traynor_Custom_Special_50_Video_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1555/SPONSORED_Boss_GT_10_Traynor_K_4_Video_Demo_by_Glenn_DeLaune.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110428/1556/SPONSORED_Glenn_DeLaune_Demos_the_IronHorse_40W_Tube_Amp.aspx Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Duesenberg Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from their new line of analog effect pedals: Gold Boost, Green Comp II, White Drive, Blue Move, Red Echo, Violet Tremolo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110426/1425/Musikmesse_11_Duesenberg_Pedals_Demos_Boost_Compressor_Overdrive_Delay_Echo_Tremolo.aspx Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Jet City Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo from Shaman's AttiTube G20 amplifier and cabinet. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110425/1423/Musikmesse_11_Shaman_AttiTube_G20_Amplifier_Cabinet_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Palmer booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Palmer's new Drei Amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110425/1424/Musikmesse_11_Palmer_Drei_Amplifier_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse Show where he visits the Lag Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Lag Imperator solidbody electric guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110424/1422/Musikmesse_11_Lag_Guitars_Imperator_Solidbody_Demo.aspx Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse where he visits the Orange Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Orange's Dark Terror head. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110423/1421/Musikmesse_11_Orange_Dark_Terror_Demo.aspx Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Carl Martin booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Carl Martin's newest products -- the Roadie Amplifier and HeadRoom Reverb Effect Unit. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110422/1419/Musikmesse_11_Carl_Martin_Roadie_Amplifier_HeadRoom_Reverb_Effect_Unit_Demos.aspx Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Palmer booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Palmer's new line of bass guitar effects -- Bazz Fuzz, Ubertreiber Overdrive &amp; Deepressor Compressor. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110422/1420/Musikmesse_11_Palmer_Bazz_Fuzz_Ubertreiber_Overdrive_Deepressor_Compressor_Bass_Effects_Demos.aspx Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Hughes &amp; Kettner booth and gets to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amplifier -- the Tubemeister 18. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110420/1417/Musikmesse_11_Hughes_Kettner_Tubemeister_18_Head_Demo.aspx Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Ampeg booth and gets a demo of their relaunched line of GVT guitar amps. In this segment, Pytor of Ampeg takes the GVT52-112 combo for a spin. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110420/1418/Musikmesse_11_Ampeg_GVT52_112_Combo_Demo.aspx Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Dan Berkowitz talks and plays through his latest review -- Lakland 44-AJ Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110419/1411/Video_Review_Lakland_AJ_44_Bass.aspx Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks and plays through his latest review -- Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head &amp; 2x12 Cabinet. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110419/1412/Video_Review_Tone_King_Amplifiers_Galaxy_Head_2x12_Cab.aspx Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Blackstar Amplification booth and catches a demo of their newest amp -- the HT-5R. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110419/1415/Musikmesse_11_Blackstar_Amplification_HT_5R_Demo.aspx Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse show where he visits the Chunk Systems Mode Machines booth where he gets to see and hear a demo of their newest stompbox for guitar -- the KRP-1 Krautrock Phaser. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110419/1416/Musikmesse_11_Mode_Machines_KRP_1_Krautrock_Phaser_Demo.aspx Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 Musikmesse Show in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the Duesenberg Guitars booth and gets to see and hear a demo of their new Rezobro Hollowbody model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110416/1414/Musikmesse_11_Duesenberg_Rezobro_Hollowbody_Demo.aspx Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the United Center where she talks with Rush's Alex Lifeson's tech Scott Appleton about the gear Lifeson is using on Rush's 2011 Time Machine tour. Appleton shows off all Lifeson's gear, including Gibson Les Paul Axcess Alex Lifeson Signature models, a ES-355, a Fender reissue '52 Tele, and two '90s PRS models. Lifeson uses Hughes &amp; Kettner TriAmp MKII Alex Lifeson Signature heads, Steam Punk Statesman 2x12 Cabinets, and a Hughes &amp; Kettner Coreblade. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110414/1413/Rig_Rundown_Rushs_Alex_Lifeson.aspx Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner talks and plays through his latest review -- the PRS Guitars Studio solidbody electric guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110413/1410/Video_Review_PRS_Guitars_Studio.aspx Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the IMU Lounge at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, where she talks with the Roots' guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas and bassist Owen Biddle.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110411/1409/Rig_Rundown_The_Roots_Captain_Kirk_Douglas_Owen_Biddle.aspx Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with the Dropkick Murphys before their show. In this Rig Rundown segment, we get to hear from Ken Casey (vocals, bass), Tim Brennan (guitar), Jeff DaRosa (acoustic guitar, banjo, flute, piano, mandolin), and James Lynch (guitar). http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110405/1408/Rig_Rundown_Dropkick_Murphys_Ken_Casey_Tim_Brennan_Jeff_DaRosa.aspx Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley walks us through his latest review, a world exclusive first look at the brand new Fender Pawn Shop Series including the '51, '72, and Mustang Special. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110401/1407/Video_Review_Fender_Pawn_Shop_Series_51_72_Mustang_Special.aspx Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the EMG Pickups booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest set of pickups--the James Hetfield Signature set. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110324/1353/NAMM_11_EMG_James_Hetfield_Signature_Pickups.aspx Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Mack Amps GEM 2G head.<br /> <br /> If you'd like, the full print review is available here -- <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Apr/Mack_Amps_Gem_2G_Amp_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Apr/Mack_Amps_Gem_2G_Amp_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Apr/Mack_Amps_Gem_2G_Amp_Rev...</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110317/1406/Video_Review_Mack_Amps_GEM_2G.aspx Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick walks us through his latest review of the Soloway Single 15" Hollowbody guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110316/1405/Video_Review_Soloway_Single_15_Hollowbody.aspx Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the title track of his newest album <em>Dust Bowl</em>.<br /> <br /> Click here to get the free download of "Dust Bowl" -- http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&amp;utm_medium=Banner&amp;utm_campaign=JBPremier http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110311/1402/Track_Breakdown_Joe_Bonamassa_Dust_Bowl.aspx Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the "You Better Watch Yourself" off his newest album <em>Dust Bowl</em>.<br /> <br /> Click here to get the free download of "Dust Bowl" -- http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&amp;utm_medium=Banner&amp;utm_campaign=JBPremier http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110311/1403/Breakdown_Joe_Bonamassa_You_Better_Watch_Yourself.aspx Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the "Slow Train" off his newest album Dust Bowl. <br /> <br /> Click here to get the free download of "Dust Bowl" -- <a href="http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&amp;utm_medium=Banner&amp;utm_campaign=JBPremier" target="_blank" title="http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&amp;utm_medium=Banner&amp;utm_campaign=JBPremier" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link">http://www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl?utm_source=Premier%2BGuitar&amp;utm_medium...</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110311/1404/Track_Breakdown_Joe_Bonamassa_Slow_Train.aspx Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110304/1526/SPONSORED_Eric_Krazno_Demos_the_Pigtronix_Class_A_Boost_Pedal_Soulive_Kraz.aspx Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110303/1451/_SPONSORED_MusicCord_Power_Cord_Demonstration_with_Bass_Amplifiers_by_Michael_Rhodes.aspx Thu, 03 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110302/1450/SPONSORED_MusicCord_Power_Cord_Demonstration_with_Guitar_Amplifiers_by_Eric_Struthers.aspx Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos on some of their newest guitar effects stompboxes--the ToneBug Disortion, ToneBug Sustainer, ToneBug Chorus/Flanger, ToneBug Phaser, Reptile 2 Delay, and Twister 2 Chorus/Flanger. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110301/1401/NAMM_11_T_Rex_Effects_Reptile_2_Twister_2_Demos.aspx Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; color: #000000; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span">EMG Pickups President and Founder Rob Turner sat down with Metallica front man James Hetfield a few weeks before The Big 4 show in Indio California to talk about the new EMG JH Signature Set, guitars, tone, and the process of creating the "Het Set".</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110301/1447/SPONSORED_EMG_James_Hetfield_Interview_Part_1.aspx Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Tech 21 booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of two of their newest guitar pedals--the Roto Choir and the Boost Chorus. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110226/1398/NAMM_11_Tech_21_Roto_Choir_Boost_Chorus_Demos.aspx Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the VHT Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest products--Special 6 Ultra Head &amp; V-Drive Overdrive. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110226/1399/NAMM_11_VHT_Special_6_Ultra_V_Drive_Demos.aspx Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, guitarist Doyle Dykes talks about and demos his new Doyle Dykes Deluxe model. Also, Bob Taylor talks about his new book--Guitar Lessons: How an Obsession with Craft Turned Into a Global Icon. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110225/1392/NAMM_11_Taylor_Doyle_Dykes_Deluxe_Demo.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Gretsch Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest model--the Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute Duo Jet. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110225/1393/NAMM_Gretsch_Custom_Shop_George_Harrison_Duo_Jet.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the PRS Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest model--the Signature Limited Run Private Stock. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110225/1394/NAMM_PRS_Signature_Limited_Edition_Private_Stock.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Huss &amp; Dalton booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest dreadnought model--the 15th Anniversary TDR. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110225/1395/NAMM_11_Huss_Dalton_15th_Anniversary_TDR.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get to check out all their new products for 2011--Liberator Solderless Pickup Change, Blackouts Modular Preamp, Blackouts Coil Pack, 35th Anniversary JB/Jazz set, Antiquity JB/Jazz Pickup Set, Antiquity Gold Explorer Humbuckers, Custom Shop '53 Tapped Tele, Vintage Broadcaster Pickup Set, Epiphone Pickup Sets, Trembucker P-Rails, and Zephyr Custom Pickups. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110225/1396/NAMM_11_Seymour_Duncan_New_Products_2011.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Jackson Guitars Custom Shop booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about some of their newest artist models coming out of the custom shop--the Chris Broderick Soloist, the Scott Ian T-1000 Soloist, and the Phil Collen PC Supreme. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110225/1397/NAMM_11_Jackson_Chris_Broderick_Soloist_More.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the PRS Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about the new PRS Custom Amp Design Program that is launching and will be spearheaded by chief amp designed Doug Sewell. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110224/1387/NAMM_11_PRS_Custom_Amp_Design_Program.aspx Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Xotic Booth and talks with Xotic's Ben Leck and Xotic endorsee Andy Timmons. In this segment, we get to hear about Xotics new reissue--the BB Preamp Andy Timmons Signature model. Also, Timmons talks about his upcoming Andy Timmons Band project titled "Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110224/1388/NAMM_11_Xotic_BB_Preamp_Andy_Timmons_Reissue.aspx Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Tascam booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Tascam's guitar and bass accessories--TC-1S Solar Rechargeable Tuner &amp; GB-10 Guitar/Bass Trainer/Recorder. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110224/1389/NAMM_11_Tascam_TC_1S_Tuner_GB_10_Recorder.aspx Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Solid Cables booth. In this segment, we get to check out Solid Cables newest guitar products--GT Series Silent Plug, Ultra Series Right Angle, GT Series Patch Cable Kit. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110224/1390/NAMM_Solid_Cables_GT_Series_Silent_Plug_Cable_Kit.aspx Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Seymour Duncan about the legendary TeleGib (Jeff Beck owns the original), and developing the JB and Jazz humbucking pickups. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110224/1391/NAMM_11_Seymour_Duncan_Talks_TeleGib_JB.aspx Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop. In this segment, we get to check out some of the new offerings from Fender's Custom Shop for 2011, including the Pro Collection Closet Classic Pine Telecaster Pro, Pro Collection Closet Classic Pine Stratocaster Pro, Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro, Custom Collection Custom Deluxe Stratocaster, Custom Collection Custom Deluxe Telecaster, Time Machine Relic 1960 Stratocaster, Time Machine 1967 Relic Telecaster, and Time Machine 1953 Heavy Relic Telecaster. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110223/1385/NAMM_11_Fender_Custom_Shop_Teles_Strats.aspx Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Premier Builders Guild booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of products from two of their companies--Tone King's Galaxy amplifier and the b3 Fire solidbody. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110223/1386/NAMM_11_Tone_King_Amps_Galaxy_b3_Fire_Demos.aspx Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Wilkins Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Wilkins new line of guitars--the Justin Hampton Custom Art series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110222/1382/NAMM_11_Wilkins_Guitars_Justin_Hampton_Custom_Art.aspx Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Wilkins Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Wilkins new line of guitars--the Justin Hampton Custom Art series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110222/1383/NAMM_11_Rivera_Blues_Shaman_Double_Shaman_More.aspx Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the QSC booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest PA/Sound System product--the KLA Active Array Line System. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110222/1384/NAMM_11_QSC_KLA_Active_Line_Array_System.aspx Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Gibson USA Custom Shop. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Gibson's newest models for 2011--Eric Clapton 1960 Les Paul, Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess with Floyd Rose, Marc Bolan Les Paul, 1959 Les Paul Reissue, Don Felder Hotel California Les Paul, EDS-1275 Hotel California double-neck, and the F-G5 Mandolin. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110221/1377/NAMM_11_Gibson_USA_Clapton_1960_LP_59_LP_Reissue.aspx Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Budda Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar amplifier combo--the Twinmaster 40. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110221/1378/NAMM_11_Budda_Amplifiers_Twinmaster_Demo.aspx Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Carr Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their new line of tube multi-effects pedals--one is a analog delay/boost/tremolo unit and the other is a reverb/boost/tremolo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110221/1379/NAMM_11_Carr_Amps_Tube_Multi_Pedal_Demos.aspx Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Jensen Speakers booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest speaker--the JC10-40A Jet Falcon 10" Speaker. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110221/1380/NAMM_11_Jensen_JC10_40A_Jet_Falcon_10_Speaker.aspx Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the RJM Music Technology booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest product--the Mastermind GT Prototype assingable/custom switcher. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110221/1381/NAMM_11_RJM_Music_Tech_Mastermind_GT_Prototype.aspx Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Eventide Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest stompbox guitar effects unit--the Space &amp; Beyond Reverb. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110220/1373/NAMM_11_Eventide_Space_Beyond_Reverb_Demo.aspx Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Dean Markley booth. In this segment, we get to check out Dean Markley's newest pickup--the ProMag XM. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110220/1374/NAMM_11_Dean_Markley_ProMag_XM_Pickup.aspx Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Diamond Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their three newest amps--the Hammersmith, the Assassin and the Heretic. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110220/1375/NAMM_11_Diamond_Hammersmith_Assassin_Heretic.aspx Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Carvin booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about some of Carvin's newest products--TLB60, CT624, V3M Amplifier &amp; V3MC Combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110220/1376/NAMM_11_Carvin_TLB60_CT624_V3M_Amplifier.aspx Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Krank Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see a demo of their newest head--the Nineteen80 Jr. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110219/1368/NAMM_11_Krank_Amplification_Nineteen80_Jr_Demo.aspx Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Rivera Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out Rivera's new RockCrusher Attenuator / Load Box. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110219/1369/NAMM_11_Rivera_RockCrusher_Attenuator_Load_Box.aspx Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the BC Rich booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about some of their newest models--Master Built Gunslinger, Mike Learn Custom Gunslinger &amp; C.J. Pierce Signature. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110219/1370/NAMM_11_BC_Rich_Master_Built_Gunslinger_More.aspx Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Flaxwood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo on their newest model--the Hybrid. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110219/1371/NAMM_11_Flaxwood_Guitars_Hybrid_Demo.aspx Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Xotic Effects booth. In this video segment, we get to see and learn more about Xotic's line of Custom Shop stompboxes. In addition, we get to see and hear a demo of their Custom Shop Wah. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110219/1372/NAMM_11_Xotic_Custom_Shop_Effects_Wah_Demo.aspx Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the ESP / LTD Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see some their newest models for 2011--the James Hetfield Snakebyte Signature Model, Kirk Hammett KH-2 SE Signature, and Slayer's 'Reign In Blood' 25th Anniversary model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110218/1363/NAMM_ESP_James_Hetfield_Snakebyte_Slayer_Models.aspx Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Jack Deville Electronics. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new Mod Zero Chorus/Vibrato/Trem &amp; Flange Stompbox. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110218/1364/NAMM_11_Jack_Deville_Electronics_Mod_Zero.aspx Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of their newest amps--Mustang IV, G-DEC 3 Thirty Blues, Country, and Metal models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110218/1365/NAMM_11_Fender_Mustang_IV_G_DEC_3_Thirty_Demos.aspx Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Peavey booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from two of their newest products--the Trace Eliot TA200 Acoustic Amp and the Composite Acoustic GX Model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110218/1366/NAMM_11_Trace_Elliot_TA200_Composite_Acoustic_GX.aspx Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Premier Builder's Guild booth and checks out products from Fano Guitars and Gjika Amplifiers. In this segment, we get to see and hear more demos of the Fano Guitars TC6 &amp; Gjika SE-30 Amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110218/1367/NAMM_11_Fano_TC6_Gjika_Amps_SE_30_Demos.aspx Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Planet Waves booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new products and guitar accessories for 2011--Custom Designer Leather Straps, Beatles Signature Woven Straps &amp; the Flat Surface Guitar Rest. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110217/1359/NAMM_11_Planet_Waves_Beatles_Woven_Straps.aspx Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Rockbox Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest stompbox--the Baby Blues Overdrive. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110217/1360/NAMM_11_Rockbox_Baby_Blues_Overdrive_Demo.aspx Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Schecter Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new models for 2011--Solo Spitfire Special Edition, 35th Anniversary C-1 Models, Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) Signature, Gary Holt (Exodus) Signature V, Chris Garza (Suicide Silence) Signature, and the TSH-1. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110217/1361/NAMM_11_Schecter_Solo_Spitifire_Sp_Edition_TSH_1.aspx Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest bass guitars for 2011--SR1200 &amp; SR1400 Series &amp; Grooveline Series Models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110217/1362/NAMM_11_Ibanez_SR1200_SR1400_Series_Basses_More.aspx Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Tech 21 booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their two newest bass-specific products--Bass Boost Chorus Pedal &amp; VT 1969 Bass Amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110216/1356/NAMM_11_Tech_21_Bass_Boost_Chorus_VT_1969_Demos.aspx Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Jaguar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest products--200 Bass Amp, 2x10 Bass Cab &amp; Retro 2x10 Combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110216/1357/NAMM_11_Jaguar_Amps_Bass_200_Retro_2x10_Combo.aspx Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Cream T Pickups booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest pickups--Custom '52 SP/DG &amp; Custom Billy Gibbons RevG Prototype.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110216/1358/NAMM_11_Cream_T_Pickups_Billy_Gibbons_RevG.aspx Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Red Witch Analog Pedals where we see and hear demos of their new line of pedals--the Seven Sisters, which is comprised of Tremolo, Boost, OD, Comp, Distortion, Delay, &amp; Fuzz. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110215/1351/NAMM_11_Red_Witch_Seven_Sisters_Pedals_Demos.aspx Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Dean Markley booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Dean Markley's newest strings--the Helix HD sets. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110215/1352/NAMM_11_Dean_Markley_Helix_HD_Strings.aspx Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the VOX Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their two newest guitars--the 22 Series and 55 Series models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110215/1354/NAMM_11_Vox_Guitars_22_Series_55_Series_Models.aspx Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Joe Meek Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest pedals--gbQ1 Guitar Processor, floorQ Optical Compressor, gbdB Guitar Preamp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110214/1346/NAMM_11_Joe_Meek_gbQ1_Processor_gbdB_Preamp.aspx Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the ESP Mr Scary Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear and learn more about Mr Scary Guitar's from the co-creator guitarist George Lynch. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110214/1347/NAMM_11_Mr_Scary_Guitars_George_Lynch_Interview.aspx Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--JET Guitars Caldera Solidbody. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110214/1348/Video_Review_JET_Guitars_Caldera_Solidbody.aspx Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review--Martin Grand Performance GPCPA1. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110214/1349/Video_Review_Martin_Grand_Performance_GPCPA1.aspx Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Gig-FX Peter Frampton Signature MegaWah. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110214/1350/Video_Review_GigFX_Peter_Frampton_MegaWah.aspx Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest models for 2011--1.5 Millionth Model, D-45 Authentic 1942 Model, Grand J-28 LSE, Custom Shop models, and JS060 &amp; JSO1260 Pete Seeger Baritone models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110213/1344/NAMM_Martin_1_5_Millionth_Model_Authentic_D_45.aspx Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Epiphone Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about their newest instruments--the Les Paul Acoustic/Electric Uke, 1960 Les Paul Reissue, Joe Bonamassa Goldtop, Nighthawk Custom Reissue, Dave Navarro Signature Acoustic/Electric, Series 220 Flattop Solid Top Acoustic models, and Robb Flynn Signature Flying V. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110213/1345/NAMM_Epiphone_Joe_Bonamassa_Goldtop_LP_60_Reissue.aspx Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the ESP George Lynch Mr. Scary Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear from George Lynch and Tony Ortiz, the two men behind Mr. Scary Guitars, about their new line of custom, handmade guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110212/1341/NAMM_11_George_Lynch_Mr_Scary_Custom_Guitars.aspx Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their 60th Anniversary Telecaster and the 12 Telebration Telecaster models. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110212/1342/NAMM_Fender_60th_Anni_Tele_12_Telebration_Models.aspx Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Cole Clark Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about their new line of acoustic guitars--the Talisman and Triumph. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110212/1343/NAMM_11_Cole_Clark_Special_Edition_Talisman_Demo.aspx Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits SKB Cases. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new 3i Injection Molded Guitar &amp; Bass Cases. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110211/1337/NAMM_11_SKB_3i_Series_Injection_Molded_Cases.aspx Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Blackstar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out and see some demos of their newest amps--the Series One 50 &amp; the Series One 1046L6. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110211/1338/NAMM_11_Blackstar_Series_One_50_1046L6_Demos.aspx Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Red Monkey booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their custom guitar straps. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110211/1339/NAMM_11_Red_Monkey_Custom_Guitar_Straps.aspx Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Audix Microphones booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Audix's newest accessories--CabGrabber-XL &amp; CG-BOOM Boom Arm for CabGrabber. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110211/1340/NAMM_11_Audix_CabGrabber_XL_CG_BOOM.aspx Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Orange Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest 100 watt head--the TH100. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110210/1336/NAMM_11_Orange_Amps_TH100_Demo.aspx Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Tanglewood Acoustic Guitars booth. In this segment, we see and learn more about their new series of acoustics--the Sundance Historic Series.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110209/1334/NAMM_11_Tanglewood_Sundance_Historic_Series.aspx Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the Providence Effects (Godlyke Distributing) booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from two of their newest effects--the Flame Drive and the Chrono Delay. In addition, we get to see and learn about their new PEC-2 Routing System. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110209/1335/NAMM_Providence_Flame_Drive_Chrono_Delay_Demos.aspx Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Randall Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest amps--the George Lynch Lynchbox LB103 &amp; LB50 Demos. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110208/1332/NAMM_11_Randall_Lynchbox_LB103_LB50_Demos.aspx Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Godlyke Distribution booth to check out a new guitar effects pedal from TWA (Totally Wycked Audio). The pedal demoed in this video is TWA's new Great Divide Multi-Voice Octaver. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110208/1333/NAMM_11_TWA_Great_Divide_Multi_Track_Octaver_Demo.aspx Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Traynor Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their new products--Ironhorse, YGL2 Combo, YGL1 Combo, YBA300 Bass Amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110207/1329/NAMM_11_Traynor_Ironhorse_YGL2_Combo_YBA300.aspx Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about two of their newest artist signature model guitars--Paul Stanley Signature PSV &amp; Nuno Bettencourt Signature N4 Exotic Koa. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110207/1330/NAMM_11_Washburn_Paul_Stanley_Nuno_Bettencourt.aspx Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Dunlop booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of their newest accessories--Derek Trucks Signature Slide, Tortex TIII, Ultex Jazz III 2.0, Hetfield Black Fang &amp; Kirk Hammett Jazz III Picks. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110207/1331/NAMM_11_Dunlop_Hetfield_Black_Fang_Tortex_TIII.aspx Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the NAMM Show 2011 where he swings by Premier Builders Guild booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Two-Rock Amplification Eric Gales Signature Amp &amp; Jason Z. Schroeder Guitars Edge model demoed by guitarist Eric Gales.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110206/1316/NAMM_11_Two_Rock_Eric_Gales_Signature_Amp_Demo.aspx Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the Whirlwind booth. In this segment, we see and learn about some of their newest stompboxes--Perfect 10 &amp; Bass 10 Graphic EQs, WT2000 Chromatic Tuner, Bomb Volume Boost. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110206/1326/NAMM_11_Whirlwind_Perfect_10_Bass_10_Graphic_EQs.aspx Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Randall Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of two of their newest amps--RG8040 Combo &amp; RD50H Diavlo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110206/1327/NAMM_11_Randall_RG8040_RD50H_Diavlo_Demos.aspx Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Samson Zoom. In this segment, we see and learn about their new product--the R8 Multi-Track Recorder/Interface/Controller. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110205/1323/NAMM_11_Zoom_R8_Multi_Track_Recorder_Interface.aspx Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Mesa Boogie Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the TransAtlantic TA-30. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110205/1324/NAMM_11_Mesa_Boogie_TransAtlantic_TA_30_Demo.aspx Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn about their newest addition to their bass amp and cab lines--Blacksmith Bass Amp, BH500 Bass Amp &amp; BC Bass Cabs. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110205/1325/NAMM_11_TC_Electronic_Blacksmith_BH500_Bass_Amps.aspx Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT <p id="eow-description"><a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" href="../../">http://www.premierguitar.com</a> PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest print review--the Stadler Goldtop Solidbody electric (featured in the February 2011 issue of Premier Guitar magazine).<br /> <br /> The Stadler Goldtop features a butternut body with ivoroid binding, a choice of either one or two singlecoil pickups, a two-piece, 25.625" scale maple neck with a maple fingerboard (that Wagner describes as being as "fat as a baseball bat...and one of the best riffing necks I've ever played." In addition it features replica Kluson tuners and includes a Cedar Creek case.<br /> <br /> For more Video Reviews, or to view all the guitar-specific news, updates, videos, photo gallerys, features, and reviews you can handle, be sure to visit <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" href="../../">http://www.premierguitar.com</a></p> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110205/1328/Video_Review_Stadler_Goldtop_Solidbody.aspx Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Cole Clark Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest electric guitar model--the Hollow Baby. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110204/1318/NAMM_11_Cole_Clark_Hollow_Baby_Electric_Demo.aspx Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Gibson booth. In this segment, we get to check out Gibson Custom Memphis' alternative take on a classic model--the ES-355. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110204/1319/NAMM_11_Gibson_Custom_Memphis_ES_355.aspx Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Bugera Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos from two of their newest amps--the TRIREC INFINIUM &amp; the MAGICIAN INFINIUM. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110204/1320/NAMM_11_Bugera_TRIREC_MAGICIAN_Demos.aspx Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits Maxon Effects (Godlyke Distributing) booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their three newest pedals from the Real Tube Series--Compressor/Limiter, Overdrive &amp; Overdrive/Distortion. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110204/1321/NAMM_11_Maxon_Real_Tube_Series_Pedal_Demos.aspx Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Fishman booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their Black Stack pickup. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110204/1322/NAMM_11_Fishman_Black_Stack_Pickup_Demo.aspx Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Samson Zoom booth. In this video segment, we get to see and learn more about Zoom's G3 Guitar Effects &amp; G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature multi-FX. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110203/1313/NAMM_11_Zoom_G3_Effects_G2_1DM_Dave_Mustaine.aspx Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Jarrell Guitars booth. In this segment, we get demos of Jarell's NAMM '11 - Jarrell Guitars ZH-1 B&amp;R Flame &amp; Gold Rush Mini Series Amps. Also, they show off their line of effects pedals and studio microphones. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110203/1314/NAMM_Jarrell_Guitars_ZH_1_B_R_Flame_Gold_Rush_Amp.aspx Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Avid Digidesign booth. In this segment, we get to check out a demo of their newest addition to the Eleven Rack--its new Expansion Pack.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110203/1315/NAMM_11_Avid_Digidesign_Expansion_Pack_Demo.aspx Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where swings by the Ibanez Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Ibanez's newest line of guitars--Artcore Series, RG Premium Series, Japan Custom RG Series, and ARZ Series. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110203/1317/NAMM_11_Ibanez_Artcore_Series_Japan_Custom_RGs.aspx Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Takamine booth. In this segment, we see and hear about their newest models--the 2011 Limited Edition &amp; TF77PT. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110202/1310/NAMM_11_Takamine_2011_Limited_Edition_TF77PT.aspx Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender Guitars booth. In this segment, we get an up close and personal look at their newest signature guitar--the MC5's Wayne Kramer Stratocaster. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110202/1311/NAMM_11_Fender_Wayne_Kramer_Signature_Strat.aspx Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Visual Sound booth. In this segment, we get a demo of Visual Sound's Dual Tap Delay. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110202/1312/NAMM_11_Visual_Sound_Dual_Tap_Delay_Demo.aspx Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Ashdown Engineering Bass Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to hear about the new Ashdown Drophead 200 &amp; LB 30 Bass Amps. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110201/1306/NAMM_11_Ashdown_Drophead_200_LB_30_Bass_Amps.aspx Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Electro-Harmonix booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest products, including the Neo Mistress Flanger, Killswitch, Memory Man Deluxe Tap Tempo Delay &amp; Talking Machine. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110201/1307/NAMM_EHX_Neo_Mistress_Killswitch_Talking_Machine.aspx Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Albion Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Albion Amplifiers' TCT100H. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110201/1308/NAMM_11_Albion_Amplifiers_TCT100H_Demo.aspx Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Source Audio booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their new Bass &amp; Guitar Envelope Filters. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110201/1309/NAMM_Source_Audio_Bass_Guitar_Envelope_Filters.aspx Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Fret King Guitars booth. In this segment, we get our first look and listen of Fret King's newest model--the Matt Smith Matt-matic Signature guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110131/1303/NAMM_11_Fret_King_Matt_Smith_Matt_matic_Demo.aspx Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Genz Benz booth. In this segment, we get to hear about Genz Benz's new Streamliner Bass Series Amps &amp; Uber Quad Bass Cabinets. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110131/1304/NAMM_11_Genz_Benz_Streamliner_Bass_Series_Amps.aspx Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Collings Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear our first demos from their 290 DC S &amp; I-35 LC. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110131/1305/NAMM_11_Collings_290_DC_1_I_35_LC_Demos.aspx Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the Gibson Acoustic booth. In this segment, we hear about Gibson Acoustic's ackson Browne Signature &amp; Billie Joe Armstrong Signature. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110130/1300/NAMM_11_Gibson_Jackson_Brown_Billie_Joe_Armstrong.aspx Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Guild Acoustics booth. In this segment, we get hear and learn all about their newest series of acoustics--the USA Standard series, which are all handbuilt 6- and 12-string acoustics made in CT. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110130/1301/NAMM_11_Guild_USA_Standard_Series_Models.aspx Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Vox Amplification booth. In this segment, we get a demo and overview of the new Vox VL1 Dynamic Looper. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110130/1302/NAMM_11_Vox_VL1_Dynamic_Looper_Demo.aspx Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Santa Cruz Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear about their newest models for the 2011 year. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110129/1297/NAMM_11_Santa_Cruz_Custom_OOO_Skye_OO_Signature.aspx Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get our first look at Taylor's new SolidBody Classic. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110129/1298/NAMM_11_Taylor_SolidBody_Classic_Standard.aspx Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Electro-Voice booth. In this segment, we get to hear about their new products for 2011 including the Live X Loudspeakers, R300 Wireless Mic &amp; RE320 Dynamic Mic. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110129/1299/NAMM_11_Electro_Voice_Live_X_Loudspeakers_RE320.aspx Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Jim Dunlop Guitar Products booth. In this segment, we get first-time demos of the Way Huge Ring Worm Ring Modulator, MXR Bass Compressor &amp; '78 Distortion. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110128/1293/NAMM_Way_Huge_Ring_Worm_MXR_Bass_Comp_78_Demos.aspx Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get the lowdown on the forthcoming YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Head. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110128/1294/NAMM_11_Marshall_YJM100_Yngwie_Malmsteen_Amp.aspx Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the DigiTech Hardwire booth. In this segment, we get a demo of their latest stompbox--the Hardwire HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110128/1295/NAMM_11_DigiTech_Hardwire_HT_6_Polyphonic_Tuner.aspx Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Brown Guitar Factory booth. In this segment, she talks with John Brown of BGF and bassist John Payne about their new collaboration on the John Payne Signature Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110128/1296/NAMM_11_Brown_Guitar_Factory_John_Payne_Bass.aspx Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Vox Amplification booth. In this segment, we get demos of the Tony Bruno Series Combo &amp; Night Train 50. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110127/1286/NAMM_11_Vox_Tony_Bruno_Combo_Night_Train_50.aspx Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Squier by Fender booth during the NAMM 2011 Show where Rick Heins of Fender and Chris Wilson of Harmonix walks us through a demo of the new Squier Stratocaster &amp; Rock Band 3 Controller. Read our review of the controller here: <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Jan/Squier_Stratocaster_Guitar_and_Rock_Band_Controller_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Jan/Squier_Stratocaster_Guitar_and_Rock_Band_Controller_Review.aspx</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110127/1290/NAMM_11_Squier_Strat_Rock_Band_3_Controller_Demo.aspx Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Matchless Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear PG's first demo of the Matchless' Excalibur 30 &amp; 35 combos. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110127/1291/NAMM_11_Matchless_Excalibur_30_35_Demos.aspx Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get a demo of the all-tube, TH-150 amplifier. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110127/1292/NAMM_11_DigiTech_TH_150_Amplifier_Demo.aspx Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Misa Digital Technology booth. In this segment, we get a demo of their newest invention--the Kitara. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110126/1287/NAMM_11_Misa_Digital_Kitara_Demo.aspx Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Fryette Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their new line of pedals: S.A.S Distortion &amp; Boostassio Boost. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110126/1288/NAMM_11_Fryettes_As_Boostassio_Pedals.aspx Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the PRS Guitars booth. In this segment, Paul Reed Smith walks us through demos of the new Studio Model Electric &amp; 2-Channel H Combo Amp. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110126/1289/NAMM_11_PRS_Studio_Model_2_Channel_H_Combo_Demos.aspx Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Kemper Amps booth. In this segment, we get an overview and demo of their new Profiling Amp.<br /> <br /> The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is a new concept for guitar amplification in the digital domain. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier "learns" the sonic behavior of any guitar amplifier and offers exactly the tone and feel the player knows from his "real" amp. The times of struggling to "re-find" that magic mic position in front of the speaker are over. Now there will be a profile available of basically any sonic condition the tube amp setup can provide.<br /> <br /> That is why the Kemper Profiling Amplifier will come stacked full with profiles of classic tube amps: the british, the californish, the germish ... of course including the classic speaker cabinets which are a part of the profiling result.<br /> <br /> The Kemper Profiling Amplifier will come as a lunchbox size device ,with all the professional connections for home, studio and on stage use. It is completed with a stomp box section, a master FX section and a set of unique, before impossible parameters for shaping the amp profiles further, from classic architecture to modern. A realistic power amp sagging, which is normally only available at very high volume, is also "a part of the stack".<br /> <br /> The retail price for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier is not decided yet, availability is expected to be in the second quarter of 2011. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110125/1284/NAMM_11_Kemper_Profiling_Amp_Demo.aspx Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she swings by the Ampeg booth. In this segment, we get some demos of the new Portaflex heads and cabinets, and the Heritage B-15 reissue. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110125/1285/NAMM_11_Ampeg_Portaflex_Series_Heritage_B_15.aspx Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to hear about the new 9-series pedals--TS9B Bass Tube Screamer, BB9 Bottom Booster, JD9 Jet Driver.<br /> <br /> The TS9B is equipped with controls to allow bassists to produce the sound they want while still maintaining the feel of the Tubescreamer. Experimenting with the mix and tone controls allows for creation of a limitless number of sounds. Players can get a tight, fuzzy sound with mix control or a mid-scooped, funky sound with 2-band control.<br /> <br /> The Ibanez BB9 is a booster that provides a fat bottom end and a powerful sound. This pedal is designed to help clean tones reverberate even more and bring more intensity to a player's sound. It is a true bypass stompbox.<br /> <br /> The Ibanez JD9 produces a unique sound reminiscent of a high-grade handcrafted effects pedal. From piercing distortion to the warm crunch of a tube amp, this pedal features a wide variety of drive control options. The mid control is capable of producing a vast range of sounds from American hard rock to British heavy metal. The pedal is also designed with True Bypass to keep changes in sound when the pedal is off to a minimum. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110124/1282/NAMM_11_Ibanez_TS9B_Bass_Tube_Screamer_More_FX.aspx Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the 65Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear our first demo of 65Amps' new Empire 3-channel amp.<br /> <br /> The new Empire from 65Amps is packed with a trio of classic high-gain British voices from different eras. The first voice mirrors those from the early '60s, the second is from the '68-'72 era, and the third is a hot-rodded '80s tone. Interestingly enough, the tone chefs at 65 challenged themselves to accomplish this feat with 6V6 tubes. The amp is a very loud 22 watts but features a Master Voltage control that lets you bring the volume down to bedroom levels. MSRP approx. $2900.<br /> <br /> For more NAMM 2011 videos, or to view guitar-related news, reviews, demos, videos, artist interviews, and continuous updates, be sure to visit <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" href="../../">http://www.premierguitar.com</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110124/1283/NAMM_11_65Amps_Empire_Demo.aspx Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up with guitarist John McLaughlin. In this Rig Rundown video segment, McLaughlin talks to us about using his Godin Freeway because of its tone and MIDI capabilities which are a big part of McLaughlin's current touring setup. In addition, McLaughlin talks about his use of effects: Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Classic, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, and a MXR Stereo Chorus. Even a guitar pick can't be overlooked, during his 2010 tour McLaughlin was using a Dunlop Jazz 3 picks, but he would scrap down the pick to get a better grip and playability. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110123/1263/Rig_Rundown_John_McLaughlin.aspx Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Roland &amp; Boss booth. In this segment, we get our first look and demo of Roland's GR-55.<br /> <br /> Combining PCM synthesis with digital instrument modeling derived from the respected VG-99 V-Guitar System, the GR-55 represents Roland's latest breakthrough advances in guitar synthesis, offering playability, features, and sound quality that far surpasses the capabilities of previous generations of guitar synthesizers.<br /> <br /> Driven by Roland's newest proprietary digital processing technology, the GR-55 delivers lightning-fast tracking performance and previously impossible sound-making capabilities. It features two independent synthesizer sound engines, each loaded with over 900 of Roland's latest sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage and modern synths, percussion, and many more. A third sound engine is driven by Composite Object Sound Modeling (COSM&reg;), the guitar modeling technology behind Roland's famous VG-99 V-Guitar System. With COSM, the GR-55 can emulate electric and acoustic guitars, basses, and other instruments, as well as guitar and bass amplifiers.<br /> <br /> The GR-55 allows players to combine all three sound engines, plus their guitar's normal input, to create any sound from the familiar to the original. An independent multi-effects processor is available for a huge array of tone-shaping options, plus global reverb, chorus, delay effects and EQ to add final sweetening to any sound.<br /> <br /> The GR-55 puts guitarists instantly in touch with a huge library of amazing sounds, with no editing required. The onboard lineup of ready-to-use presets takes the pain out of the process, from pop to rock and beyond, with quick-access category buttons. Creating and editing sounds is a breeze for guitarists as well, thanks to a large LCD display, simple front panel, and the intuitive EZ Edit and Sound Style features. Also, onboard is a phrase looper that lets players capture on-the-fly recordings with unlimited sound-on-sound style overdubs.<br /> <br /> The GR-55 also features a USB song player that lets users play WAV files stored on USB flash memory, and song playback can be controlled with the onboard pedals. The GR-55 also functions as an audio/MIDI interface for computers, with a rear-panel USB 2.0 port for a quick and easy connection. Users can easily integrate with their favorite digital audio workstation software, recording GR-55 sounds as audio in the DAW and using the GR-55's super-fast pitch-to-MIDI capabilities to trigger MIDI sounds such as virtual synths and samplers with their guitar.<br /> <br /> The GR-55 is equipped with Roland's industry-standard 13-pin GK interface. It is possible to use a GR-55 as an effect processor for a non-GK equipped guitar, but to access the GR-55's enormous palette of sounds, guitarists must use an instrument equipped with a GK-compatible pickup, such as Roland's GK-3 Divided Pickup. The GK-3 can be easily installed on most steel string guitars with no modification to the instrument. In addition, many different GK-ready instruments are commercially available from various top guitar manufacturers. <br /> <br /> For more NAMM 2011 videos, or to view all guitar-related news, reviews, videos, updates, and artist interviews, be sure to visit <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" href="../../">http://www.premierguitar.com</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110123/1281/NAMM_11_Roland_GR_55_Demo.aspx Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Gibson booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Gibson's newest invention--the Firebird X.<br /> <br /> The Firebird X features all new electronics with a Pure-Analog Digital Signal Processing engine with Goldtone FX. The Firebird X features a 2.3 pound chambered Ash body, one-piece asymmetrical maple neck, 23-fret Angelim Rajado (Brazilian Marblewood) 24.75" fretboard with abalone inlays. The guitar feature robot tuners, Tune-o-matic piezo robot bridge, and stop bar robot tailpiece. The Firebird X is loaded with proprietary FBX pickups: alnico II in the neck, ceramic middle, and alnico V bridge humbuckers. The Firebird X electronics control the guitar's built-in effects and include an 11-position Gear Shift Knob rotary knob, effects faders for Modulation/Echo/Reverb (blue) and Compression/Distortion/EQ (red), and three three-position toggles with wet/dry blend: Modulation/Reverb/Echoplex (blue), Compression/Distortion/EQ (red), Pickup programming/Piezo/Tuning (silver). The guitar comes with an accessory pack unique to its electronics including a Bluetooth number controller pedal, Bluetooth continuous pedal, and battery power converter for the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. The guitar also ships with a unique FBX case and Ableton Live 8 and Guitar Rig 4 Pro. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110122/1280/NAMM_11_Gibson_Firebird_X_Demo.aspx Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr"> PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Orange Amps booth. In this segment, we hear from Orange's engineer Adrian Emsley about their new device -- DIVO TubeSync. The DIVO TubeSync technology automatically adjusts the bias of the output power tubes to ensure their full potential is realized. It monitors the amp's performance and will isolate faulty tube failures, by running them at half power until the tubes can be changed. The DIVO system also increases the reliability of amplifiers by maintaining the optimum performance of the tubes by performing an 'in circuit' test every time the amplifier is powered up. DIVO technology opens up a whole new dimensions in tone options allowing for the first time ever the ability to mix and match tubes. You can experiment with an EL34, 6L6, 6550, KT77 or any other tube type all at the same time in the same amp. With DIVO the Tubes are automatically matched. DIVO will extend the lifespan of your tubes and never again pay a tech to re-bias. DIVO can be easily integrated into any almost any guitar tube amplifier. Orange amps will be offering this as option in their new Rockerverb 100 which will be "DIVO Ready." For other Orange amps and most other brands Orange offer the DIVO Orange Tube Sync OV4, a complete standalone unit.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110121/1279/NAMM_11_Orange_Amplifiers_DIVO_TubeSync.aspx Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get a thorough walk-through of their revolutionary new guitar--the Game Changer. The Game Changer fundamentally changes the guitar player's experience. Rather than relying on pre-set pickup configurations traditionally provided by instrument manufacturers, The Game Changer gives guitarists unrestricted access to a vast library of tones via a true analog pickup switching system. Available on select Music Man Reflex models, this patent-pending system electronically rewires a guitar or bass instantly, combining any order of pickup coils in series, parallel, and in or out of phase to create tones unique to the individual creating them. Imagine having complete tonal control of your instrument with more than 250,000 pickup configurations*, without rewiring anything. With The Game Changer, the audio signal is never digitized or modeled in any way, providing a transparent analog signal path for the absolute purist. In conjunction with The Game Changer website, musicians can also create, save and share their tonal selections with other players from around the world.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110119/1275/_NAMM_11_Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_Game_Changer_Demo.aspx Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Peavey Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their new Triple XXX head. The Triple XXX II delivers tones ranging from the Peavey Classic&reg; 50 to vintage British to the modern Triple XXX. The versatile and comprehensive control section supplies a Master Volume pot and independent Volume knobs for each of the three channels (Clean, Rhythm and Lead). Tone shaping is accomplished through passive controls for Bass, Mid and Treble on the Clean channel, while the Rhythm and Lead channels utilize active Low, Mid and High controls. The pristine Triple XXX II Clean channel is the perfect foundation for layering outboard effects. The high-gain Rhythm and Lead channels both include a Noise Gate and exclusive FAT switches that add extra heft, while the master section features our patented tone-sculpting tools, Resonance and Presence, which adjust upper- and lower-end response and damping factor. To top it off, the power amp can use EL34 or 6L6GC output tubes, further expanding the tonal options.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110119/1276/NAMM_11_Peavey_Triple_XXX_II_Demo.aspx Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where he visits the Parker Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the latest in their Maxfly line of guitars--Vernon Reid Maxfly and the Maxfly DF824.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110119/1277/NAMM_11_Parker_Guitars_Vernon_Reid_Maxfly.aspx Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Hayden Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get introduced to their newest guitar amplifier--the MoFo 100. The MoFo is an amplifier that looks every bit as sensational as it sounds - a tradition continued by NAMM debutants the MoFo 100 head, and the MoFo 55 head and 1x12 combo. Beside obvious hikes in power, the new MoFos get 2 channels for even more tonal flexibility, while the 100 head also benefits from the addition of reverb fitted ahead of the FX output.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110119/1278/NAMM_11_Hayden_Amplifiers_MOFO_100.aspx Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the Fishman booth. In this segment, we check out their newest stompbox created for bassists--the Fission Bass Powerchord FX. Fission Bass lets any bassist lay down beds of power by adding stacked harmonies over their bass lines. Through an intuitive set of controls and footswitches, several combinations of octaves, 4th and 5th above the root note combine to produce powerchords or octave-up effects. The four footswitch LEDs give you visible indication of the selected harmony. When the effect is off, the LEDs dim making it easy to set up a harmony before you kick on the chord. It's also a multi-effect pedal with up to 3 voices of harmony, adjustable noise gate, overdrive, tone and effect level. This power-effect combo gives you creative control over anything from subtle octaves to thick, grinding effects that even your guitar player will envy. Housed in a lightweight, yet sturdy metal enclosure, Fission Bass uses state-of-the-art 32-bit signal processing and 24-bit audio conversion. Its monophonic input accepts a wide range of pickups. The mix output is perfect for single amp operation and an effect-only output for feeding a dedicated guitar amp. Featues: * Creates stacked harmonies above the root note: o Octave up o 4th &amp; Octave up o Octave &amp; 5th up o Octave up, 5th up &amp; 2nd octave up * Unique footswitch LEDs let you 'see' the harmony before you kick it on * Noise Gate control * Overdrive control * Tone control * Effect Level control</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110118/1269/NAMM_11_Fishman_Fission_Bass_Powerchord_FX_Demo.aspx Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr"> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get a demo of the new line of TC Electronic effects--the Tone Print stompboxes. These new pedals -- Corona Chorus, Flashback Delay &amp; Looper, Vortex Flanger, Shaker Vibrato and Hall of Fame Reverb -- deliver tones right out of the box and feature a true bypass and analog-dry-through design that guarantees maximum tonal integrity and ultimate clarity. A small footprint, easy battery access and super high-grade components complete these awesome pedals. In short, they combine simplicity and flexibility with unrivaled sound quality. All these new pedals feature a new concept called 'TonePrint' that gives users instant access to the sounds of their favorite guitar heroes. A TonePrint isn't just a static preset, it's a complete re-tuning of the pedal including the sound and how the pots react -- everything that makes a pedal unique. TC Electronic has collaborated with some guitarists in the world -- such as John Petrucci, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Joe Perry, Orianthi and Doug Aldrich -- to create the first batch of TonePrints, but that's just the beginning. The list of contributing artists will expand massively in the future. A simple USB cable connects these pedals to any PC or Mac for the actual Tone Transfusion. Each pedal is capable of holding one TonePrint at a time, but the concept is unlimited as users can swap TonePrints as many times as they want. All of these custom made TonePrints can be downloaded at TC Electronic's website -- it's easy, fast and totally free!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110118/1270/_NAMM_11_TC_Electronic_Tone_Prints_Demos.aspx Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of the new Slash AFD100 Signature Head. Using the original AFD master recordings, Slash and Marshall painstakingly worked together to replicate his AFD sound. "This is an idea I've had for quite some time," the guitarist reveals. "So many fans have been trying to duplicate that sound. I thought, 'who better than to really perfect it other than Marshall?' We spent a lot of time together developing this amp. We stripped a couple of guitar tracks off the original AFD masters and basically got in there with a fine tooth comb so we could suss out exactly what made that sound the way that it was." After countless hours and several prototypes, the AFD100 was born with two distinct, footswitchable modes labeled #34 and AFD, both offering 100% pure Slash sounds. The first is based on the modified JCM800 2203 he's used since the late '80s and had "34" stenciled on the side, hence the "#34" name. The second is, of course, pure, unadulterated AFD. "We used 'Night Train' as one of the man reference tracks and the amp sounds just like it." Slash concludes. "I think we've been totally successful!" The amp boasts a mixture of both traditional and modern Marshall aesthetics -- a unique blend of Plexi, JCM800 and Silver Jubilee cosmetics. In addition to its dual, footswitchable modes, the AFD100 also has the following features: - Two inputs -- high and low sensitivity - Built in Electronic Power Attenuation. Controlled by a front-panel knob, this allows you to adjust the amp's output from 100% to 0.01%, and anywhere in-between, without sacrificing the tone and feel of those all-important power valves. - Footswitchable* Series FX loop with Return Level control. - Valve Fault Indicator: meaning that if one of the output valves develops a fault, a visual indicator on the rear of the amplifier shows which one is working incorrectly. This "roadie friendly feature" will save valuable time getting the amplifier back up and running again, should a valve issue occur. - Auto-Bias &amp; Bias Current Trimmer to ensure correct power valve biasing and optimal valve life and function</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110118/1271/NAMM_11_Marshall_AFD100_Slash_Signature_Head.aspx Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the TV Jones booth. In this segment, we get to hear from TV Jones' Tom Jones about some new accessories for his P-90 pickups and Model 10 guitars. Now available, TV Jones is offering a mounting package that allows players to put TV Jones P-90s into a Gretsch guitar without ripping into the guitar's top. And new for the Model 10 guitars are new pickguard materials and colors.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110118/1272/NAMM_11_TV_Jones_P_90_Pickup_Mounts_and_More.aspx Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she swings by the Bogner Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first demos of the Mephisto and Panama amps. The Mephisto is two amps in one--loaded with two 6V6 and two EL84 tubes. Play each channel separately or blend them together for a unique sound. With both channels cranked, it pushes about 25 watts and has built in attenuation. In addition, the Panama goes falls in line with Bogner's International line of amps. This model is a 6V6-loaded, 4-watt bedroom monster with plenty of gain for any style of player.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110118/1273/NAMM_11_Bogner_Mephisto_Panama_Demos.aspx Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she swings by the Mesa/Boogie booth. In this segment, we get our first demo of the Royal Atlantic 100 RA-100. Packing 100 watts of EL34 Brit-voiced attitude, this Royal Atlantic takes everything you love about Fullerton and Liverpool and brings it all together with rich, chest-thumping high gain in Mesa's traditional manner. The RA 100 also features their revolutionary new Channel Assignable Power Soaks that will redefine for you the concept of Power Expression and put you in total command of playing volume independent of power clip. Dial up a preamp sound in each of the Modes and crank in the perfect amount of power saturation at the right volume - and footswitch between them seamlessly Specifications: - All-Tube Amplifier: 4xEL-34 (or 6L6's), 7x12AX7 - Proprietary Multi-Soak&trade;, Channel Assignable Power Attenuator provides each channel with a 5-position power attenuation switch (-16db, -12db, -8db, -4db &amp; 0db) for Power Ratings ranging from 3 Watts to 100 Watts of Class A/B Power - Bias Select Switch (6L6/EL34) - Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance 2 Channels, 3 Footswitchable Modes Each mode with Independent Channel Master &amp; Multi-Soak Power Controls (Multi-Soak Controls on back panel) - Channel 1 (Clean) features: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master &amp; Multi-Soak (on back panel) - Channel 2 (Footswitchable Vintage Lo-Gain &amp; Vintage Hi-Gain Modes) features: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master-Lo, Master-Hi, Multi-Soak Lo &amp; Multi-Soak Hi (on back panel) - All-Tube, Long Spring Reverb with Auto Reverb Defeat Switch for Vintage Hi or Vintage Hi &amp; Lo Modes ("Defeat" removes Reverb from selected mode/modes -- "On" applies Reverb to all Modes) - Reverb Hard-Bypass Switch removes entire Reverb Circuit from amp (all modes) - Fully Buffered FX Loop w/Automatic Hard-Bypass, which completely removes itself when not in use - Slave Out w/Level Control - External Switching Jacks for Vintage Low/Hi (Clean is default) - 22" Aluminum Chassis - 2 Button Footswitch (Clean, Vintage Low/Hi) </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110118/1274/NAMM_11_Mesa_Boogie_Royal_Atlantic_RA_100_Demo.aspx Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first demo of the Road Worn Player Series' Strat and Tele. All three new Road Worn Player Series guitars&mdash;Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster, Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS and Road Worn Player Series Telecaster&mdash;feature an alder body with a lightly worn lacquer finish, modern "C"-shaped maple neck with a lightly worn urethane finish, three-ply pickguard, aged knobs and switch tip, and deluxe gig bag. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special single-coil pickups, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special neck and middle pickups, Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Telecaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Tex Mex single-coil bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking neck pickup, three-way switching, and Road Worn six-saddle strings-through-body bridge.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110117/1266/NAMM_11_Fender_Road_Worn_Player_Series_Demos.aspx Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out the Imperial Aliento and the Royale models. The Imperial Aliento features: a Set Neck/24.75" scale mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard&bull; mahogany/maple semi-hollow body &bull; Z/Diamond Inlays &bull; scrape binding &bull; USA DBZ Signature Pickups &bull; Vol/Tone/3-Way &bull; Sperzel tuners &bull; satin nickel hardware The Royale features: Set Neck/24.75" &bull; flame maple body &bull; maple neck w/ Z-Glide option &bull; ebony Fingerboard &bull; 22 Frets &bull; Z/Diamond Inlays &bull; Scrape Binding &bull; USA DBZ Signature pickups &bull; Vol/Tone/3-Way &bull; Sperzel tuners &bull; gold hardware The Z-Glide guitar necks, which will be available as an option on DBZ USA Custom Shop Guitars, utilize a surface designed to let your hand glide effortlessly up and down the neck. Dean Zelinsky's Z-Glide necks eliminate the sticky/clammy feeling gloss lacquered necks are known to produce. Invented by company founder Dean Zelinsky, the revolutionary Z-Glide guitar neck is achieved by precisely engraving carefully tested patterns into the back of the neck which reduce surface area while trapping moisture and sweat. The result is an ultra fast neck with a consistent, silky-smooth feel. "This is likely the first real breakthrough in guitar design in many years", explained Dean B. Zelinsky, CEO of DBZ Guitars. "No other company has aggressively addressed the surface feel of guitar necks. For other companies, satin or un-finished necks is the "solution" and has been for years...but neither satin or un-finished comes close to what the Z-Glide achieves in feel and playability. I believe the protection the finish provides is important which was part of the inspiration of developing the Z-Glide neck...the magic happens underneath the finish," concluded Zelinsky.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110117/1267/NAMM_11_DBZ_Guitars_Imperial_Aliento_Royale.aspx Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about the 60th Anniversary P Bass. Introduced in 1951, the Precision Bass was the world's first successful solid-body electric bass guitar; an instrument that revolutionized popular music so thoroughly that it even created a new kind of musician&mdash;the electric bassist. Sixty years later it is still the first word in electric bass and an essential and indispensable instrument in the hands of bass players worldwide. The 60th Anniversary Precision Bass embodies six decades of Fender bass legacy in a collectible U.S.-made instrument. Features include an ash body with Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, maple neck and fretboard with modern 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, vintage Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, black pickguard, high-mass vintage bridge, knurled control knobs, modern tuners, commemorative neckplate and Fender/SKB molded case. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110117/1268/NAMM_11_Fender_60th_Anniversary_P_Bass.aspx Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT <span dir="ltr"> PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--Way Huge Green Rhino Mk II. The Mk II has all the gorgeous classic overdrive that you crave but it has evolved to include cool new features that make it even more rhinoceriffic. In addition to the Volume, Tone, and Drive controls, you get a 100Hz EQ knob to cut or boost your low end by 12dB. Your low notes can either shake the ground like a stampede across the savannah or cut through the mix like a charging rhino's horn. This pachyderm of a pedal also sports a Curve control to fine-tune the corner frequencies of your tone. All this amazing tone shaping makes other overdrives seem boring and one-dimensional by comparison. In front of a clean amp, with the Volume and Drive set at noon, you can go from pristine purity to a punchy, dynamic rhythm tone. Set the Drive low and crank the Volume and add tons of boost to wallop the input of any amp. Turn up the Drive control with the Rhino in front of a distorted channel and hear more gain and sustain than you ever thought your amp was capable of. And no matter how you use it, the Green Rhino Mk II will deliver clean operation, quiet relay-based true-bypass switching, and the rock-solid construction that Way Huge is known for.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110113/1265/Video_Review_Way_Huge_Green_Rhino_MKII.aspx Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Chicago Theatre, in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with guitarist Joe Satriani before his 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards' Winter 2010 tour. In this Rig Rundown segment, Satriani walks us through all the gear and equipment he's using during the tour. Also, he talks about how this rig differs from the one he uses with supergroup Chickenfoot.<br /> <br /> For his effects, Satriani uses a Vox Satriani Big Bad Wah Wah, Vox Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive, Vox Satriani Satchurator Distortion, two Vox Satriani Time Machine Delays, a Voodoo Lab Proctavia, a DigiTech Whammy, and a custom true bypass switch built by amp guru Ben Fargen (Fargen Amplification and Sonic Edge Effects).<br /> <br /> For his amps, Satch is using three Marshall JVM410 heads that have been converted into working prototypes for a future signature Marshall head that should be released sometime in 2011. The heads are based on a JVM410 format, but each one has been tweaked and altered throughout his current tour.<br /> <br /> And for his guitars, Satriani has been using two different Ibanez signature models--the JS1000 and the new JS2400. All of his Ibanez guitars are loaded with DiMarzio pickups. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110107/1264/Rig_Rundown_Joe_Satriani.aspx Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he catches up with producer/engineer Andy Johns and guitarist Frank Infante.<br /> <br /> You may not know Andy Johns by name, but you probably have some of his work in your music collection. He's a prolific producer/engineer/mixer who has worked with such legendary acts like Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin's II, III, and IV), the Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll), Van Halen (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge), and even produced Eric Johnson's new disc Up Close. Johns talks about working with guitarists, earning co-production credits for his 21st birthday from sir Eric Clapton, and what it takes to get good guitar tone.<br /> <br /> Guitarist Frank Infante has worked with Blondie and has just finished recording on the newest New York Dolls effort due out later in 2011. Infante talks about finding your tone, his favorite amps, and some of his signature signal chains from this days in Blondie. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110105/1262/Artist_Interview_Andy_Johns_Frank_Infante.aspx Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at San Luis Obispo, CA, where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man factory. In this segment, Scott Ball (grandson of Ernie Ball and son of Sterling) who specializes in sales and product development for EBMM, shows off new colors, configurations and pickguard options that EBMM are currently mulling over the 2011 production year. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101231/1259/Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_New_2011_Colors.aspx Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man facilities (where they make the guitars and basses). In this video segment, Chief Gear Designer Dudley Gimpel shows off two rare guitars--the #2 Steve Morse Signature guitar and the original Reflex prototype. While the Reflex is currently in EBMM's production line, the Reflex shown in this video is different from those you'd find on the shelves of your local guitar store--but it is the current guitar's namesake! http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101231/1260/Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_Original_Reflex_Steve_Morse.aspx Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man facilities (where they make the guitars and basses). In this video segment, Chief Gear Designer Dudley Gimpel opens the EBMM vault to show off some vintage basses. Here, Gimpel shows off a Leo Fender-built 1976 StingRay bass that preceded the EBMM company. In addition, we get to peek at the original EBMM StingRay bass, an original-run Sabre, a Classic Series StingRay 5 and an original Bongo 6-string. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101231/1261/Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_From_the_Vault_Basses.aspx Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in San Luis Obisbo, CA, where he gets a tour of the Ernie Ball Music Man facilities from EBMM's CEO Sterling Ball.<br /> <br /> In this segment, Sterling takes us through the Ernie Ball Music Man factory that produces the company's guitars and basses. Here, we get to see specific processes on how the guitars are setup, how the necks are carved, shaped, and given EBMM's signature feel and playability, the patented chamber patterns of an Axis, how they do seamless binding, and Sterling talks about how it's hard being a CEO during these shaky economic times. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101230/1257/How_To_Build_Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_Guitars_Basses.aspx Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he tours the Ernie Ball Music Man factory. In San Luis Obispo, CA, EBMM designs and builds their guitars and basses, while their facility in Coachella, CA, handles manufacturing of strings and other guitar-related accessories.<br /> <br /> In this segment, EBMM's Chief Designer Dudley Gimpel gives a personal tour of their historic guitar collection, including rare models and prototypes of the Eddie Van Halen guitar, Nigel Tufnel's (Spinal Tap) Signature Mr. Horsepower guitar, Steve Morse signature, one of the first Silhouettes, and a prototype of Albert Lee's signature guitar. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101230/1258/Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_From_the_Vault_Guitars.aspx Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review on the Burriss Dirty Red head, which is featured in Premier Guitar's January 2011 print issue. Read the full review here - <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Article_Print.aspx?IssueYear=2011&amp;IssueMonth=Jan&amp;ArticleTitle=Burriss_Amps_Dirty_Red_Amp_Head_Review" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Article_Print.aspx?IssueYear=2011&amp;IssueMonth=Jan&amp;ArticleTitle=Burriss_Amps_Dirty_Red_Amp_Head_Review">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine...</a><br /> <br /> The Burriss Dirty Red head is a little 18-watter that is fired by three Mullard reissue 12AX7 preamp tubes, an Electro-Harmonix EZ81 rectifier tube and two JJ EL84 tubes in the power section. Burriss, hot off the heels of the release of their popular Royal Bluesman, packs a lot of both qualities in their newest little monster, the 18-watt, EL84-driven Dirty Red. It's also built around a cascading preamp design that enables higher-gain sounds at lower volume, which gives it the goods to stand tall in the mini-amp crowd. On the front panel, you'll find a familiar 3-band equalization section consisting of Bass, Middle, and Treble knobs, along with separate Gain and Master volume controls. But nestled between the Middle and Treble controls, you'll find another knob called Top Cut. Burriss says the control is designed to tame the high end and warm the signal at higher gain settings. Anyone familiar with a presence control will find it works in a similar fashion. Finally, there's a Loop switch for engaging the effects loop, which can also be activated using a footswitch inserted into a rear-panel TRS 1/4" jack. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101221/1255/Video_Review_Burriss_Dirty_Red_Head.aspx Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond walks us through his most recent review--the Goodsell Valpreaux 21 combo--which is featured in the January 2011 issue of Premier Guitar.<br /> <br /> Read the full print review here - <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Jan/Goodsell_Valpreaux_21_Amp_Review.aspx" target="_blank" href="../../Magazine/Issue/2011/Jan/Goodsell_Valpreaux_21_Amp_Review.aspx">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine...</a><br /> <br /> The 21-watt Valpreaux weighs a very manageable 30 pounds&mdash;roughly three-quarters the heft of a blackface Deluxe Reverb&mdash;and it's available in any covering or grill-cloth option listed on Mojo Musical Supply's website. Ours came in striking red Tolex with a black-and-tan grill. Top-panel features include a delightfully simple EQ section with cr&egrave;me-colored Tone, Volume, and Gain knobs, as well as Reverb, Depth, and Speed knobs for the three-spring reverb and footswitchable, bias-vary tremolo circuit. There's also a metal vent beneath the handle to help keep the tubes cool so they last longer and operate more reliably. Other Valpreaux features include a 12" Goodsell RGH speaker modeled after a Celestion G12H, three 12AX7 preamp tubes, and a 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube that runs approximately 390 volts. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101221/1256/Video_Review_Goodsell_Valpreaux_21.aspx Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Arroyo Grande, CA, at the Premier Builders Guild shop. In this video segment, we get the lowdown on what Premier Builders Guild is all about, what builders are affiliated with the guild (Gene Baker, Dennis Fano, Roger Giffin, Johan Gustavsson, Saul Koll, and Jason Z. Schroeder), and also how these US-made, handbuilt guitars differ from the custom-made instruments built by the guild's luthiers. <br /> <br /> Here, we get to see how PBG enables players to choose from their portfolio of boutique, masterbuilt guitars without the uncertainty, long wait times, and lack of customer support often associated with boutique instruments. The PBG shop is run by master luthier and head engineer Gene Baker and production manager Gil Vasquez who have over 30 years of combined experience and expertise in the guitar-building world. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101217/1253/Factory_Tour_Premier_Builders_Guilds_Guitars.aspx Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at RIBCO Brewing in Rock Island, IL, where he catches up with rockabilly guitar slinger Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath for another Rig Rundown installment. <br /> <br /> In this Rig Rundown video segment, the Rev talks about his signature Gretsch G6120RHH Hollowbody electric guitar, switching from his tried-and-true 1978 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp to a Gretsch Executive combo, and why he uses a rackmount delay during his live shows. In addition to the gear talk, the Rev talks and show off some techniques and playing styles he uses on a nightly basis while performing. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101213/1251/Rig_Rundown_Reverend_Horton_Heat.aspx Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at People's Court where he catches up with country/metal artist Hank Williams III.<br /> <br /> In this Rig Rundown segment, Hank Williams III walks us through both his setups that he uses on a nightly basis--one for his traditional country set and another for his metal set. For the country set, Hank III uses Guild SB-37 acoustics through a Randall head and Port City 2x12 cabs. During the metal set, he uses Guild Nightbird solidbodies through an original VHT Pitbull 2x12. His current pedalboard includes a Dunlop wah, Electro-Harmonix POG 2, and an original ProCo Turbo Rat fuzz pedal. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101208/1250/Rig_Rundown_Hank_Williams_III.aspx Wed, 08 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in September 2010 where she catches up with Jason Mraz's guitar tech JD who takes us through Mraz's current lineup of guitars, amps, and effects.<br /> <br /> Currently, Mraz uses Taylor acoustics exclusively, including his signature model single cutaway acoustic/electric. In addition, Mraz plays through a '65 Fender Twin Reverb reissue 2x12 combo, and he uses a Moollon wah, overdrive and delay. Another effect Mraz leans on during his live sets is a Boss digital reverb pedal. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101122/1249/Rig_Rundown_Jason_Mraz.aspx Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101120/1400/SPONORED_David_Grissom_on_Asterope_Cables.aspx Sat, 20 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Orange Amplification TH30 head (also available in a 1x12 combo), which is featured in the December issue of Premier Guitar. <br /> <br /> The TH30 head is a 30 watt head running on EL84 power tubes. The simple control layouts of Orange amplifiers have always been a design strength. In the case of the TH30, that philosophy remains very much intact. Each of the amp's two channels&mdash;which you can select using a front-panel toggle&mdash;is controlled by just three knobs, which means you can dial in both clean and dirty sounds with very little fuss. The Clean channel features a Volume knob and Bass and Treble EQ controls, while the Dirty channel features Gain, Volume, and Shape knobs.<br /> <br /> The amp's overall wattage can be cut from the maximum of 30 watts to 15 watts, using the 3-way standby switch on the front panel. And if you're in the mood for some low-wattage, greasy-amp goodness, another rear-panel switch lets you knock the wattage down to a tiny seven watts by bypassing two of the four power tubes. Rounding out the modern options are a series effects loop and a jack for an optional channel footswitch. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101119/1244/Video_Review_Orange_TH30_Head.aspx Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Two Notes Engineering room. In this segment, we get our first look and listen at Two Notes' VM-202.<br /> <br /> The VM-202 is a dual-processor guitar/bass cab simulator. It handles both analog (line balanced/unbalanced) and digital signals. For it to work, you simply plug in your bass/guitar preamp (or other instrument with a line output) and you go straight into an exclusive tube stage simulator, along with the acclaimed Torpedo algorithm. You can play two cab + microphone simulations simultaneously and reproduce a multi-microphone miking process. The package includes over 50 speaker simulations, 50 speakers simulations, 8 microphone simulations, and 100 presets. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101112/1242/LA_Amp_Show_10_Two_Notes_Torpedo_VM_202_Demo.aspx Fri, 12 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the WhiteBox Engineering room. In this segment, we get the scoop from Douglas White on what the new company is all about. <br /> <br /> WhiteBox builds high-quality, custom guitar cabinets in USA and markets them through the company's online store. Customization of the WhiteBox product range only starts with the colors and fabrics available -- the more important customization comes from the ability to choose from a wide range of speakers. WhiteBox offers the highly-popular Vintage 30 and G12K-100 from Celestion, but they specialize in Eminence Speakers -- of which they offer nearly every model.<br /> <br /> WhiteBox went online in September 2010, with three products in the Modern Series at launch, and several other configurations and styles in development. The Modern Series cabinets are made from 13-ply 18mm Baltic Birch and feature convertable rear panels for open, semi-open, or closed-back performance. The Modern Series currently offers 1x12, 2x12, and 4x12 cabinets, all available either loaded or unloaded. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101112/1243/LA_Amp_Show_10_WhiteBox_Engineering_Cabinets.aspx Fri, 12 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Soloway Guitars room. In this segment, we get to check out Soloway's brand new hollowbody guitar, the Single 15". Jim Soloway describes his newest model, the Single 15", as the "hollowbody killer." The guitar has a 15" lower bout and a design that involves a neck block that extends to the bottom of the neck pickup. There is also another small block under the bridge. The rest of the body is completely hollow. The guitar is available with a 25.5" or 27" scale length, standard (1 11/16" at the nut) or fingerstyle (1 13/16" at the nut) spacing, and with six or seven strings. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101111/1240/LA_Amp_Show_10_Soloway_Guitars_Single_15_Demo.aspx Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Sweetwood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out one of Sweetwood's Comet Surftop Standards in action.<br /> <br /> The Comet Signature is similar to other company's Private Stock collections. Only the finest examples of each species of wood are used - the once in a lifetime pieces. Every "Signature Model" is a one off and has unique features.<br /> <br /> Inspired by the classic styling's of the 1960's surf era, the Rock-Rite features a classic tone with some modern appointments. The Rock-Rite features our modern 2-bolt neck construction, a method of neck attachment that is simply stronger, more durable and tighter than a four-bolt can achieve. The ergonomically designed heal block allows near seamless access to the upper registers. Tonally, the 2-bolt separates itself by improving string attack and enhancing both note bloom and sustain.<br /> <br /> The Comet is their flagship model and features fast and comfortable necks. The Standards come with an Eastern rock maple top on a mahogany body, quarter-sawn multi-lam neck with a pau ferro fretboard, Hipshot hardware, and custom wound pickups. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101111/1241/LA_Amp_Show_Sweetwood_Guitars_Comet_Surftop_Demo.aspx Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Zaolla Cables room. In this segment, we get to check out some of Zaolla and Hosa's guitar, instrument, audio, and multimedia cables that guitarists, producers and audiophiles can use to record and perform. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101110/1238/LA_Amp_Show_10_Zaolla_Instrument_Audio_Cables.aspx Wed, 10 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Lapdancer Guitars room. In this segment, we get to hear from Loni Spector, creator and the main-man behind the Amp Shows, talk about his line of custom, one-off solidbody electric guitars made under the Lapdancer brand name that started out over 10 years ago as a lap steel guitar company.<br /> <br /> Lapdancers electrics are unique takes and spins on classics like T- and S-style guitars, including the Holecaster that is a T-style guitar with dozens of holes in it to reduce the guitar's original hefty body weight, two T-style guitars loaded with TV Jones Filter'Tron pickups, and a S-style guitar that commemorates the Amp Shows that Spector has been running for years. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101110/1239/LA_Amp_Show_10_Lapdancer_Guitars_Solidbody_Models.aspx Wed, 10 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Far East Electric room. In this segment, we get to check out their Phoenix Type 1 Overdrive stompbox. The pedal celebrates 6L6GC/5881-based tones and features a Fender Bassman-type tone stack with its controls including Volume, Presence, Treble, and Bass. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101109/1237/LA_Amp_Show_Far_East_Electric_Phoenix_Type_1_Demo.aspx Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at in Iowa City, IA, where she catches up with Warren Hayne's guitar tech--Brian Farmer. In this segment, we get to see Warren's amps--Diaz, Soldano and PRS, which all run through Marshall 4x12--his guitars that include some Gibson Les Pauls, ES-335s, Firebirds and a very rare 12-string Les Paul. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101108/1235/Rig_Rundown_Gov_t_Mules_Warren_Haynes.aspx Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Longhorn Amplifiers room. In this segment, Joe chats with Longhorn's Terry Wright about their model the Texas Blues. Powered by a pair of KT66 tubes, the Texas Blues head from Longhorn Amps kicks out 50 watts of burly tone. The rear panel provides dual 10-turn pots that allow players to individually bias each output tube. This is especially handy for using non-matched, vintage tube sets. Using the amp's test points, you can quickly re-bias the head for 6L6, 6V6, EL34, KT88, and 5881 power tubes. In addition to a standard input jack, the Texas Blues offers an alternative FET input that adds a clean boost to either the Clean or OD channel. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101108/1236/LA_Amp_Show_10_Longhorn_Amps_Texas_Blues.aspx Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Surreal Amplification room. In this segment, we get to check out a custom C.M. 50 head in action.<br /> <br /> Surreal's amplifiers are built similar to vintage amps, for instance, when you are running this amp in the non-master volume configuration, you have only two tube gain stages just like the original Marshalls and Fenders. As with the original non-master volume amps, this setting gets nastier as the volume is cranked. Low to medium levels provide a relatively clean bluesy tone. Maxed out is brown tone city with EL34's. There is a Post Phase Inverter Master Volume that can be used in this setting to create additional overdrive. Clean players will love the Jazz Boost option for a smooth, warm, smokey jazz tone perfect for ES335 type guitars.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> It can come with a Surreal Stage setting that adds yet another tube gain stage to the party. Now you are entering the realm of hot-rodded and modded, boutique amp heaven. It's called the Surreal stage due to the fact that the classic rock tone is retained but the gain is over the top. Another tonal option is the Slope control that sweeps through the mid range. Using this control in conjunction with the Resonance control, almost any tone you can dream up is at your fingertips. The presence control has a slightly wider range than most presence controls just in case you need more bite. The half way point on this control is equivalent to the full position on most.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101105/1234/LA_Amp_Show_10_Surreal_Amplification_Classic_Demo.aspx Fri, 05 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where we get to check out Ugly Amps two newest product--the Ugly 100 head and the BIGFOOT Gain Booster pedal. Ugly Amps generally produces small wattage amps like their popular Ugly 18, but at this Amp Show they stepped into the full-size amplifier arena with their Ugly 100. Also, they showed off their first pedal creation the BIGFOOT. The BIGFOOT is a gain booster with a full EQ also a bypass for the tonestack and an extra boost can be added. They say it works well with the Ugly 18 like adding the high gain channel those amps don't have.</span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101103/1231/LA_Amp_Show_10_Ugly_Amps_Ugly_100_BIGFOOT_Demos.aspx Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA, to chat with bluesy rock guitarist Eric Johnson before performing for the Acoustic Masters tour. In this video segment, Eric Johnson talks about his new album Up Close, the reasoning behind selling some of his vintage gear--including an original '62 Strat--going back to his old Marshall cab setup and his signature Martin acoustic.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101103/1232/Artist_Interview_Eric_Johnson.aspx Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear their new Metropoulos 1967 Pinstripe Cab Demo played through a '66 Replica 45/100 head.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The 1967 True Era Replica Cabs are contructed from their proprietary reverse engineering of vintage Marshall speaker cabinets. The addition of EC Collins' reproduction pinstripe grillcloth fabric completes the 1967 cosmetics. Cabinet structure, hardware, and parts are based entirely on a set of vintage 1968 Marshall straight and slant cabs. Precise measurements of every part of the vintage cabinets were converted to CNC plans that allow them to produce true replicas. In addition, they fabricate their own proprietary cabinet hardware and metal parts. The process, hardware, and finished product are completely exclusive to Metropoulos True Replicas.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101102/1229/LA_Amp_Show_10_Metro_Amps_1967_Replica_Cab_Demo.aspx Tue, 02 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the VHT Amplifiers and AXL Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see a prototype from both companies--a VHT Special 6 Ultra head and a Badwater USA S-style guitar.<br /> <br /> The VHT Special 6 Ultra is based on the Special 6 head that was released at last Winter NAMM, but has an EL34 power tube. The Badwater USA prototype is based on the popular Badwater import series created by AXL last year, but now they are bringing the guitars from their privately-owned Chinese factories and having them assembled, fret-dressed, and fitted with high-quality components in their California shop.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101102/1230/LA_Amp_Show_VHT_Special_6_Ultra_AXL_Badwater_USA.aspx Tue, 02 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Jule Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get the chance to get up close and personal with Jule's Paycheck 15 head.<br /> <br /> Boasting some of the most unique heads at the show, Jule Potter showed off his Paycheck amps. Hand-built in California, the all-tube Paycheck is available in 40 or 15 watts with an all-steel, powder-coated chassis. The 40-watt features dual 6L6s, while the 15-watt uses dual 6V6s. Both amps use Russian 6SL7 preamp tubes. The amps retail for $1285 (40-watt) and $1185 (15-watt).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101028/1226/LA_Amp_Show_10_Jule_Amps_Paycheck_15_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Egnater Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear about the newest additions to the Tweaker line--the Tweaker 40 and Tweaker 88 heads.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Known for bringing prototypes to Amp Shows and using experienced player feedback to further tweak their latest designs, Egnater did more of the same by unveiling prototypes of new versions the company's popular Tweaker amp. The Tweaker 40 is a two-channel head with dual 6L6s. The channels are identical and each features a set of the standard Tweaker controls (Tight/Deep, Bright/Normal, and Hot/Clean), while adding a Mid Cut/Normal mini toggle, plus a Master Volume with Vintage/Modern mini toggle. The two channels share an EQ with a USA/AC/Brit mini toggle. The Tweaker 88 features the same preamp with two KT88 power tubes. The Tweaker 40 and 88 are set to retail around $600 and $800, respectively.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101027/1220/LA_Amp_Show_10_Egnater_Amps_Tweaker_40_Demo.aspx Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the GNI Pedals room. In this segment, we get to hear two of their pedals in action: the Phaser/Flanger and the Multi Fuzz/Vintage Distortion. GNI Pedals made their first splash at an Amp Show this past weekend in LA. Showcasing their entire line of original pedals including the Shred Pro SP1, Multi Fuzz/Vintage Distortion, Amp Simulator, Xtreme Distortion, Phaser &amp; Flanger, Analog Stereo Dual Chorus, Dual Drive DD1, Bass Shaper, and Path Finder. Most of these analog boxes feature two pedals built into one. The company's line of true bypass micro pedals will be launched in January with a lower price-point.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101026/1218/LA_Amp_Show_10_GNI_Pedals_Phaser_Flanger_Fuzz.aspx Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Tungsten Amps room. In this segment, we get up close and personal with Tungsten's 30 watt combo, the Buckwheat.<br /> <br /> Tungsten's approach to building amplifiers is to follow in the footsteps of the Fender tweed designs of the mid- to late-50s focusing on compression, sag, and a complimentary mid-range tonality with various dynamic levels.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Buckwheat is a 30 watt combo driven by 6L6 power tubes and shares the same preamp and voicing as Tungsten's smaller combo--the Crema Wheat by having 2-12AX7 preamp tubes and a GZ34 rectifier tube.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101026/1219/LA_Amp_Show_10_Tungsten_Amps_Buckwheat_Demo.aspx Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Celestion room. In this segment, we get to see and hear guitarist Steve Trovato demo the new G12H30 75 Hertz speaker. Based on the classic G12H30 55 hertz speaker labeled the "Hendrix speaker," the new 75 hertz model gives players just another option within Celestion's lineup of exceptional speakers.</span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101025/1216/LA_Amp_Show_10_Celestion_G12H30_75_Hertz_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">G's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Tonic Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out Tonic's Vapour head.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Vapour is tone machine for small to medium sized clubs with a 20 watt Push-Pull, class AB output section (EL84 or 6V6) utilizing a clean to mean single channel preamp. This amp can be tonally controlled with a Treble, Mid, Bass tone stack with a presence and bright switch. This amp will give you tremendous gain felxibility in both your volume control and pick attack. As opposed to using channel switching you can easily set up the amp and use the volume knob on your guitar as a gain control. This amp also features a 4-8-16 ohm impedance switch so that it can be better matched with your speaker cabinet.&nbsp;<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101025/1217/LA_Amp_Show_10_Tonic_Amps_Vapour_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the WattGrinder Engineering room. Now specializing in cabs, WattGrinder is producing cabs loaded with 15" Eminence guitar speakers. The idea is to give players more body and dynamic range a la SRV in the '80s. The cabs are also aimed at 7- and 8-string guitarists who have a larger frequency range. WattGrinder also builds cabs with 12" speakers, and incorporates a Dominator-style split-angle that is aimed to spread sound around a space in a big way.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101023/1215/LA_Amp_Show_10_WattGrinder_Eng_12_15_Cabs.aspx Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Valpreaux 40 (a prototype) in action compliments of guitarist Phil X. The Valpreaux 40 is a 40 watt combo inspired by certain Valco, Supro, and Gretsch combos of the '60s. It features the relatively obscure 6973 power tube that imparts a different sonic signature from the EL84-based models that comprise the bulk of the Goodsell product line. The Valpreaux has a simplified front-end similar to the Super 17/33, with the same award-winning tremolo and non-intrusive reverb, as well as an ultra-transparent post-phase inverter master volume. Richard Goodsell believes that this amplifier, if for no other reason, should exist to be matched with a Telecaster in the bridge position because of its ultra-high clean headroom.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101022/1214/LA_Amp_Show_10_Goodsell_Valpreaux_40_Demo.aspx Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the TomasZewicZ Amplifiers room to check out a demo of the TZZ-40/70 Overdrive. The new 40/70 is switchable between 40 and 70 watts and comes with a footswitchable overdrive. The amp has a Master Volume, Cut, Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Overdrive, Drive, and Preamp level controls. Tubes: 12DW7, 12AX7, 3-12AT7s, and 4-EL34s.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101021/1213/LA_Amp_Show_10_TomasZewicZ_40_70_Overdrive_Demo.aspx Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Iowa City, IA, where he visits the Acoustic Masters tour featuring Andy McKee, Peppino D'Agostino and Eric Johnson. In this segment, we get to hear from Andy McKee on his playing style, his latest album "Joyland," and what it's like for a self-proclaimed EJ-fanatic to tour with Mr. Eric Johnson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1206/Artist_Interview_Andy_McKee.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Iowa City, IA, where he stops by the Acoustic Masters tour. In this segment, acoustic YouTube phenom Andy McKee talks to us about and then performs "Hunter's Moon" -- a track off his most recent album "Joyland."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1207/Artist_Performance_Andy_McKee_Hunters_Moon.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Ron Wood discusses his new album, "I Feel Like Playing," with Premier Guitar Editor-in-Chief Shawn Hammond at the New York Palace Hotel on September 23, 2010. Read the full interview here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Nov/Ron_Wood_The_Can_Do_Man.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Nov/Ron_Wood_The_Can_Do_Man.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="border: 0px;margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: #0033cc; text-decoration: none;">http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine...</a></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1208/Artist_Interview_Ron_Wood_I_Feel_Like_Playing.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at Experience PRS 2010 where he sits down and talks with Paul Reed Smith about all things PRS Guitars for the upcoming 2011 year. In this video interview, PRS talks about the new V12 finish, DC3, NF3, and JA-15 guitars, and the new Recording Amp. In addition, he talks about what it takes to be a guitar innovator and entrepreneur in today's economic climate--and why it's vital to PRS Guitars.<br /> <br /> The DC3 is features a flat alder body, bolt-on neck, steel bridge components, and three proprietary PRS DC3 singlecoil pickups based on PRS's award-winning 513 model platform, the DC3 has a warm, vintage tone and loads of modern appeal.<br /> <br /> The NF3 is named after its versatile pickup configuration (3 pickups paired with a 5-way blade switch), the NF3 utilizes the modern pickup technology of PRS Narrowfield pickups. Narrowfields use the same wire as PRS's coveted 57/08 pickups, but are narrower pole-to-pole and deeper front-to-back. The result is a new sounding pickup system with exceptional clarity. Paired with a "pattern regular" bolt-on neck and flat body design, the NF3 is a modern classic.<br /> <br /> The result of a collaboration between Paul Reed Smith and Paul Jackson, Jr., the JA-15 was originally designed with jazz musicians in mind. Highlights include a "pattern" neck shape, 53/10 pickups, a 2-piece adjustable bridge, and "V12" finish...all newly offered as standard appointments for the first wave of 2011 products. The warmth of the spruce top paired with the high-end clarity of the figured maple back creates a resonance in this guitar that is balanced with tonal clarity.<br /> <br /> PRS is proud to offer a twenty-five piece limited run of Experience PRS 2010 Recording Amps. External switches on many gain and tone components that are normally inaccessible create a nearly infinite tonal and gain palate, making this "universal" amp perfect for recording...as does the amp's ability to go from the hardest of rock to super clean tones and cover everything in between.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1209/Experience_PRS_10_Paul_Reed_Smith_Interview.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at Experience PRS 2010 event where we get to check out guitarist Cody Kilby (Ricky Skaggs, Bryan Sutton) perform a solo acoustic song with a PRS Acoustic guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1210/Experience_PRS_10_Cody_Kilby_Solo_Acoustic_Jam.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Vox Amplifiers booth and checks out the new handwired AC15HW1X. It has a handwired turret board construction, birch-ply cabinets featuring solid bracing and a natural high frequency diffuser, all-tube design, ECC83/12AX7 preamp tubes (x3), EL84 power tube quartet; (AC30 models); EL84 Duet (AC15 models), GZ34 rectifier (AC30 models); EZ81 rectifier (AC15 models), fitted with matched Ruby Tubes that provide extended dynamic range, traditional VOX two-channel design, Top Boost and Normal, High and Low inputs for each channel, and the Normal channel provides an additional BRIGHT switch while the top boost channel provides a HOT/COOL switch to achieve even more gain. The Master Volume/BYPASS switch completely bypasses the Master Volume section, OP mode switch cut the amp's Output Power level in half. It has a vintage fawn-colored vinyl, reminiscent of the 1960 classic AC30, which is either loaded with a Celestion Alnico Blue (AC15HW1X) or Celestion G12M (AC15HW1) Greenback.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1211/LA_Amp_Show_10_Vox_Amplifiers_AC15HW1X.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Arcane Pickups room to check out a demo of Arcane's 60s Tele (bridge) and Alnico 5 (neck). Arcane Inc pickups are custom, hand-wound pickups crafted by Rob Timmons. The company offers vintage-style replica pickups and specializes in distressed and antiqued looks. Timmons takes built-to-order requests. His pickups are standard in James Trussart's steel-bodied guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101020/1212/LA_Amp_Show_10_Arcane_Inc_Custom_Pickups_Demo.aspx Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at Experience PRS 2010 where we captured Orianthi's smokin' rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101019/1205/Experience_PRS_10_Orianthi_Voodoo_Child.aspx Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the WattGrinder room. In this segment, we get to hear the latest WattGrinder ToneGrinder X100 tube devices in action. These tube replacements are neither solid-state or vacuum, but rather what WattGrinder's Daryl Ford describes as non-glass, non-vacuum 12AX7 tube devices. There are four models in two different series&mdash;the Expanded Output Series and the recently released X100 Custom Series. Keep an eye out for our video demo of these devices. "The idea of ToneGrinder is to open up the frequency, the dynamic range, the amplifier's capability to give player's the most out of their equipment," Ford told us.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101018/1204/LA_Amp_Show_WattGrinder_ToneGrinder_X100_Tube_Demo.aspx Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where we get to check out BC Audio. In this segment, we get to check out BC Audio's newest amplifier--Amplifier No. 8. The No. 8, is a class A, single-channel, 25-watter loaded with a 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier, two 5881 power tubes and two 6SL7 octal preamp tubes. The head is available in a vintage green ammo can or a standard cab box in black and red.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101015/1202/LA_Amp_Show_10_BC_Audio_Amplifier_No_8_Demo.aspx Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he checks in at the Kauer Guitars room. In this segment, Doug Kauer of Kauer Guitars shows off his newest prototype of the Double Hollow model. a prototype of his Daylighter hollowbody model. It features a fully-carved Eastern maple back (his Daylighters typically have a flat Spanish cedar back) and a 4" Spanish cedar core block which is attached to the Spanish cedar top. Kauer describes the guitar as having 60-70% more internal volume. Initially, Kauer was disappointed because he was hoping the guitar would be somewhat ES-175-ish, but he was happy to discover the guitar is very much like an ES-335.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101015/1203/LA_Amp_Show_10_Kauer_Guitars_Double_Hollow_Demo.aspx Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Scumback Speakers room. In this segment, we get to check out Scumback's M75 65W speaker demoed by a Friedman Naked head.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Scumback describes the M75 as being a warm, detailed midrange enhanced guitar speaker with smooth overdrive and distortion tones. Great sound right out of the box due to factory aging, design and break-in procedures. This is a superb tone and sound recreation of the G12M Pre Rola era "Greenback" that was used in Marshall stacks and combos, and many other British amps of the era such as Vox, Orange, Sound City.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101014/1201/LA_Amp_Show_10_Scumback_Speakers_M75_65W_Demo.aspx Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Morgan Amplification room and gets the latest scoop on the RCA35 handbuilt by Joe Morgan. Joe Morgan's RCA35 drew constant crowds where it was set up in the Mercury Magnetics room. The amp is a small, 35-watt, full tone stack amp with lots of volume, extremely musical chime, controllable breakup and jazz-ready cleans. Powered by Mercury transformers and two 6L6s (it can also run on 6V6, KT66, KT77 and 5881 tubes), the amp has two 12AX7s in the preamp and has a GZ34 rectifier.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101013/1200/LA_Amp_Show_10_Morgan_Amplification_RCA35_Demo.aspx Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he checks out the newest products from Satellite Amps. In this video segment, we get to hear the loudest amplifier at the LA Amp Show was Satellite's updated Omega MK II. Designer Adam Grimm's goal was to create an amp that is loud and aggressive, even at the lowest of volume settings. This 50-watt beast is loaded with a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and a pair of EL34 power tubes. It has a solid state rectifier and a three-control front panel with Volume, Bass, and Treble.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101011/1198/LA_Amp_Show_10_Satellite_Amps_Omega_Space_Boy.aspx Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Friedman Amplification room. In this video segment, we get to check out Friedman's Dirty Shirley and Naked heads. The Dirty Shirley sounds like Jimmy Page on the early Zeppelin records. Watch our video demo and decide just how accurate that statement is. (We have a mountain of editing to do... keep an eye out, that video is coming soon!)The Dirty Shirley is a 6L6-based head with a tube rectifier. Friedman describes the amp as being loosely based on a JTM45 platform, but the amp does have a Gain control and Master Volume, too. In comparison to a lot of Friedman's other popular amps (Naked, Brown Eye), the Dirty Shirley is a little more "classic" and has no switches and no effects loop&mdash;just great rockin' tone.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101011/1199/LA_Amp_Show_10_Friedman_Amps_Dirty_Shirley_Demo.aspx Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">The worlds first polyphonic guitar and bass tuner - check it out now... (HD-version)<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/PolyTune" target="_blank" title="http://www.tcelectronic.com/PolyTune" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent; color: #0033cc; text-decoration: none;">http://www.tcelectronic.com/PolyTune</a></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101011/1221/SPONSORED_This_is_PolyTune_from_TC_Electronic.aspx Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;" class="Apple-style-span">We hooked up with Peter Thorn at SAE Institute LA for a talk on his use of the TC Electronic Nova System.<br /> See the interview and hear him playing...</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101011/1224/SPONSORED_Peter_Thorn_on_TC_Electronic_Nova.aspx Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;" class="Apple-style-span">G-System crash tested by increasingly heavy vehicles including a Leopard tank...<br /> Don't try this at home!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101011/1227/SPONSORED_TC_Electronic_G_System_v_heavy_vehicle.aspx Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the room shared by LSL Instruments and Red Jones Amplifiers. In this segment, we get to check out LSL Instruments' Paisley T-Bone Pine, T-Bone Aged SA, and a S-style model. In addition, we get to hear these LSL Instrument guitars through Red Jones Liverpool model influenced by the Trainwreck model.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101007/1197/LA_Amp_Show_10_LSL_Instruments_Red_Jones_Amps.aspx Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, where he catches up with Dave Matthews Band's lead guitarist Tim Reynolds. In this segment, Reynolds shows us his Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier, Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinet, his pedalboard featuring a MXR Line Driver, Way Huge Swollen Pickle, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, and a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator pedal. His current lineup of guitars includes a Gibson Flying V, a Gibson Les Paul Standard, and two H-S-S Strats. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101006/1195/Rig_Rundown_Tim_Reynolds_of_Dave_Matthews_Band.aspx Wed, 06 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with Dave Matthews' guitar tech Craig Baker who gives a tour of Matthews' current US touring rig. Dave Matthews' current lineup of gear includes Fender Strats, Taylor acoustic models (6-string and 12) including his new signature model featuring 'Grux' inspired inlays. During songs Dave plays electric guitar, he runs his dual-humbucker Strats through an isolated 1x12 Matchless combo. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101006/1196/Rig_Rundown_Dave_Matthews.aspx Wed, 06 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101004/1193/LA_Amp_Show_10_Fender_Mustang_Hot_Rod_Deluxe_III.aspx Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond walks us through his latest review--Egnater Tweaker head and 1x12 extension cab. The Tweaker is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6V6 power tubes. The Tweaker is an ultra-compact and versatile all-tube amp that offers a unique and sophisticated tone with an abundance of tonal variations via the on-board "Tweaker" selector switches. The Gain, EQ and Master sections each have a Tweaker switch providing a wide-range of tones from the ultra smooth and satisfying to fully over-saturated lead tones. The Tweaker's front panel controls include Vintage/Modern switch that controls the Master Volume, a USA/AC/Brit switch that coincides with the 3-band EQ (Treble, Middle, Bass), Hot/Clean switch that works with the Gain knob, a Bright/Normal switch, and a Tight/Deep switch. <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Oct/Egnater_Tweaker_Amp_Review.aspx">Click here to read the full written review...</a> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101004/1194/Video_Review_Egnater_Tweaker_Amp.aspx Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20101003/1192/LA_Amp_Show_10_65Amps_London_Pro_Demo.aspx Sun, 03 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Calabasas, CA at Line 6 headquarters for the first demo of their new HD amp modeling technology. In this video, we get to listen to some of the models in the POD HD400. The POD HDs include 16 new amp models. The 16 HD amp models offer an incredibly wide array of amp tones, and they do so with previously unachievable realism. They are inspired by* a variety of immortal modern and vintage guitar amplifiers including a Fender&reg; Twin Reverb&reg;, Hiwatt&reg; Custom 100, Supro&reg; S6616, Gibson&reg; EH-185, Divided by 13 JRT 9/15, Dr. Z&reg; Route 66, Vox&reg; AC-30 (Top Boost), Marshall&reg; JTM-45 MkII, Park 75, Mesa/Boogie&reg; Dual Rectifier&reg;, ENGL&reg; Fireball 100, and more. (Recognizable amplifiers modeled for previous POD products have been re-modeled for POD HD using the new HD amp modeling technology.) <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/Daily/News/Line_6_Debuts_HD_Amp_Modeling_in_Three_POD_HD_Multi_Effect_Pedals.aspx">Read the full press release...</a><br /> <br /> Make sure to also check out our <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100917/1191/Line_6_DT50_Amp_Head_Demo.aspx">exclusive video demo of Line 6's new DT50 amp head here</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100930/1190/Line_6_POD_HD400_Demo.aspx Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com - PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at Line 6 headquarters in Calabasas, CA for the first demo of their new flagship amplifier, the DT50. The DT50 is a collaboration with Reinhold Bogner that features two channels that can be switched between four amp voicings, Class A or Class A/B, and Pentode or Triode. The amp integrates Bogner's EL34 tube power section with Line 6's new HD amp modeling and Line 6 LINK technology. <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/Daily/News/Line_6_Announces_New_DT50_Family_of_Guitar_Amps.aspx">Read the official press release...</a><br /> <br /> Make sure to also check out our <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100917/1190/Line_6_POD_HD400_Demo.aspx">exclusive video demo of the POD HD400</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100930/1191/Line_6_DT50_Amp_Head_Demo.aspx Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner takes us through one of his latest review--the Matamp Minimat 2 head. The Matamp Minimat 2 is a 4 watt, all-tube that features one Edicron 6V6GT power tube and two JJ ECC83 S preamp tubes. The Minimat 2 controls include Gain, Boost, Volume, and Tone. The Boost knob lets you preset additional gain and turn it on and off with a footswitch.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100921/1187/Video_Review_Matamp_MiniMat_II_Head.aspx Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Scarlett Amplifiers Screamer 70. The Screamer 70 is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding two Tung-Sol 6550 power tubes. The 70's front panel controls include Presence, Bass, Mids, Treble, Master, and Gain.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100921/1188/Video_Review_Scarlett_Amplifiers_Screamer_70.aspx Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--DBZ Guitars Peacemaker Cavallo V. The 24 3/4" scale Peacemaker features a mahogany slab body and maple top that features precision cut designs harking back to the leatherwork of the Old West and spooky art of H.R. Geiger. It has a 12" radius mahogany neck capped with a ebony fingerboard, and is loaded with PAF-style pickups.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100921/1189/Video_Review_DBZ_Guitars_Peacemaker_Cavallo_V.aspx Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Adam Moore is On Location at the Guitar Town Festival in Copper Mountain, CO, where he catches up with Monte Montgomery. In this video segment, we get to hear from the acoustic master about his most recent album (self-titled), writing music, breaking the Austin conception of guitarists, and his '87 Alvarez that is has been his main guitar for over two decades.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100917/1186/Artist_Interview_Monte_Montgomery.aspx Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham. In this segment, we get to check out Jonny's 1930s lap steel and Mike's 1940s Gibson J-35 in action as they play us a few tunes.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100916/1184/Social_Distortion_Acoustic_Jam.aspx Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Council Bluffs, IA, where he catches up with Social Distortion's Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham and they talk to us about their current live rigs and setups.<br /> <br /> Ness' current live setup includes 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxes (two-goldtops), a '67 Fender Bassman head going through two Marshall 1960B 4x10 cabs. The only pedal in his setup is a Boss SD-1 Overdrive. Wickersham's setup includes original '60s Les Paul Juniors and a '50s Telecaster that run through a Satellite head and two Marshall 4x12 cabs.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100916/1185/Rig_Rundown_Social_D_Mike_Ness_Jonny_Wickersham.aspx Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;" class="Apple-style-span">Lamb of God's Mark Morton and Willie Adler play Mesa Boogie's Mark Five guitar amplifiers in an interview on their tour bus.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100910/1181/SPONSORED_Lamb_of_God_and_Mesa_Boogie_Mark_Five.aspx Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;"> <p id="eow-description" style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quick listen to Rhonda Smith's incredible<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>percussive bass style using Mesa Boogie Amps</span></p> <div id="watch-description-extras" style="border-width: 0px; margin: 1em 0px 0px; padding: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /> </span></div> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100910/1182/SPONSORED_Rhonda_Smith_Plays_Mesa_Boogie.aspx Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).<br /> <br /> In this segment, Rene walks us through John's amps (Dumble Steel Stringer, Two-Rock John Mayer Signature, and Fender Bassman), his cabinets (Alessandro 2x12s with Celestions), his effects (including Eventide TimeFactor, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer, an Ibanez TS-10 Tube Screamer Classic, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn III Beat-Synced Filter Effects Processor, a Korg Toneworks G4 Rotary Speaker Simulator, a Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive, a small Analog Man Comprossor, an original Marshall Bluesbreaker, a Keeley Electronics Katana Clean Boost, a MXR M-108 10-band EQ, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn Groove Filter FX-Amp Modeling-Drum Box Processor, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn II Beat-Synched Filter Effects Processor, a Way Huge Aqua Puss Analog Delay, and an additional Eventide TimeFactor), which is anchored by a custom Bob Bradshaw switching system and controller. Rene even shows off some of Mayer's 40 guitars he currently has on tour. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100909/1183/Rig_Rundown_John_Mayer.aspx Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Tim Reede Guitars played by Nolan James.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100902/1177/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Tim_Reede_Guitars.aspx Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Thierry Andre Guitars played by Charles Quevillon.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100902/1178/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Thierry_Andre_Guitars.aspx Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Les Guitares Pellerin played by Claude LaFlamme.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100902/1179/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Les_Guitares_Pellerin.aspx Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Dagmar Custom Guitars played by Steve Nullmeyer.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100902/1180/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Dagmar_Custom_Guitars.aspx Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Bill Tippin Guitars played by Peter Janson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1172/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Bill_Tippin_Guitars.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Ervin Somogyi Guitars played by Michael Watts.</span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1173/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Ervin_Somogyi_Guitars.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Jeff Traugott Guitars played by Charlie Hunter.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1174/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Jeff_Traugott_Guitars.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out John Slobod Guitars played by Tony McManus.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1175/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_John_Slobod_Guitars.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Ken Parker Guitars played by Charlie Hunter.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1176/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Ken_Parker_Guitars.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Rick Hall from Ovation Guitars tells us about the Ovation Custom Shop and the many ways you can tailor your guitar just for you.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1246/SPONSORED_Ovation_Guitars_Custom_Shop_Customize.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; font-family: arial; color: #000000;">Explore the sound of Ovation, as professional musicians and experts share what it is exactly that make Ovations such a pleasure to play and listen to. Ovation - It's the Shape.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1247/SPONSORED_The_Shape_of_Sound_Ovation_Guitars.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Professional musicians describe what it is that makes Ovation guitars so special, and why they prefer Ovation second to none when performing. Ovation - It's the Shape.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100901/1248/SPONSORED_The_Shape_of_Performance_Ovation.aspx Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Blanchard Guitars played by Steve Widley.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1160/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Blanchard_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Charlie Hoffman Guitars played by Paul Asbell.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1161/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Charlie_Hoffman_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out German Guitars played by David Thomas Bailey.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1162/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_German_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Erich Solomon Guitars played by Lou Boustani.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1163/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Erich_Solomon_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Poling Guitars played by Steve Widley.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1164/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Poling_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Manzer Guitars played by Tony McManus.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1165/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Manzer_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Kragenbrink Guitars played by Steve Widley.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1166/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Kragenbrink_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Martin Tremblay Guitars played by Martin Tremblay.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1167/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Martin_Tremblay_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Dennis Kwansnycia Guitars played by Dale Butler.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1168/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Dennis_Kwansnycia_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <p id="eow-description" style="border: 0px;margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Alan Carruth Guitars played by Ken Bonfield.</p> <div><br /> </div> <div id="watch-description-extras" style="border: 0px;margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent;"></div> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1169/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Alan_Carruth_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Sheldon Schwartz Guitars played by Ken Bonfield.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1170/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Sheldon_Schwartz_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG is On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Greenfield Guitars played by Tony McManus.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100831/1171/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Greenfield_Guitars.aspx Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Charles Fox Guitars played by Ken Bonfield.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1151/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Charles_Fox_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where get to check out Atelier de Lutherie Moustache played by Lou Boustani.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1152/Montreal_Guitar_Show_Atelier_de_Lutherie_Moustache.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Bernard Vachon Guitars played by Dan Livingston.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1153/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Bernard_Vachon_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Chris Jenkins Guitars played by Michael Watts.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1154/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Chris_Jenkins_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out James White Guitars played by Kinloch Nelson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1155/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_James_White_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Kenji Sugita Guitars played by Kinloch Nelson.</span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1156/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Kenji_Sugita_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out the Marc Saumier Guitars played by Charles Gauvin.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1157/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Marc_Saumier_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out the Richard Baudry Guitars played by Jean-Luc Thievent.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1158/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Richard_Baudry_Guitars.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Saradip Lutherie Guitars played by Ewan Dobson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100827/1159/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Saradip_Lutherie_Guitar.aspx Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal presents a lesson on his song "Strangles" from his 1995 debut, "The Adventures of Bumblefoot. The album is being re-released this year through Shrapnel Records. Check out the entire lesson, including tab, audio, and an interview with Thal <a href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Sep/Shredding_With_Bumblefoot_Strangles.aspx">here</a>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100824/1147/Video_Lesson_Ron_Bumblefoot_Thals_Strangles.aspx Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the T-Rex Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedals--the Mudhoney II and the Octavius.<br /> <br /> The Mudhoney II is a dirty and sweet classic dual distortion pedal. With two channels of vintage gain, you can easily switch between a clean sound from your amp, a nice edgy overdrive from the one Mudhoney channel and a thick warm distortion from the other channel -- delivering deliciously dirty T-Rex tone all the way. Mudhoney II features the same convenient boost function you'll recognize from the original Mudhoney (now one switch for each channel) and even adds a tone control for each channel -- so you can shape the timbre of your drive to create your own signature sound.<br /> <br /> The T-Rex Octavius is their take on this unusual and powerful effect. A tri-tone generator with a perfect set of controls and a Boost function. Octavius lets you get that classic octave-down effect you'll recognize from Hendrix' "Machine Gun" and other recordings. But it also lets you add in a high octave so you can hit your audiences with a sonic wall of three-octave lead lines. You can mix the octaves however you want to create your own signature sound. And the pedal features a controllable boost button to help you lift your solos up above the mix.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100824/1148/Summer_NAMM_10_T_Rex_Mudhoney_II_Octavius.aspx Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Andy Ellis is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Holloway Harp Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their Model 5 in action--demoed by Andy Wahlberg.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Model 5 features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fingerboard and bridge.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100824/1150/Summer_NAMM_10_Holloway_Harp_Guitars_Model_5_Demo.aspx Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of the new acoustic models that Washburn unveiled at this summer's show.<br /> <br /> The WD10 Series model features a solid spruce top, quarter sawn scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides with a satin-finished mahogany neck that is paired with a rosewood fingerboard.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The WD40 Series model features a solid Alaskan Sitka spruce top with quarter sawn scalloped bracing, flame maple back and sides, a satin-finished maple neck with two-way trussrod and is matched with a rosewood fingerboard.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100820/1146/Summer_NAMM_10_Washburn_WD10_WD40_Acoustics.aspx Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Asterope booth. In this segment, we get to learn about the Asterope and see several of the new company's products, including 6', 10', 15', and 20' instrument cables, several types of RCA interconnect cables.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100819/1145/Summer_NAMM_10_Asterope_Instrument_Cables.aspx Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she stops by the Heritage Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to hear about Heritage Guitar's new Alex Skolnick signature model, the 25th Anniversary H535, the 25th Anniversary H150, and the 25th Anniversary H140.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100818/1143/Summer_NAMM_Heritage_Guitars_Alex_Skolnick_H150.aspx Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out J Backlund Design's guitars played by Ricky Paquette.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100818/1144/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_J_Backlund_Design.aspx Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out D'Ambrosio Guitars played by Jim Robitaille http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1132/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_D_Ambrosio_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Galloup Guitars played by Kinloch Nelson. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1133/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Galloup_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Kathy Wingert Guitars played by Kinloch Nelson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1134/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Kathy_Wingert_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Kett Guitars played by David Barrett.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1135/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Kett_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out RS Muth Guitars played by Kinloch Nelson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1136/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_RS_Muth_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Yanuziello Guitars played by Tony McManus.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1137/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Yanuziello_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where we get to check out 3rd Power Amps American Dream 1x12 combo. It includes a Brownface channel, Blackface channel, switchable tube output power (22w/10w), Bright switch on each channel, and global Presence control. The amp also features 3rd Power's proprietary Switchback &nbsp;triangular speaker enclosure to deliver room-filling sound while isolating the chassis and sensitive tubes from vibrations originating with the speaker. It comes loaded with a Celestion Alnico Gold speaker, 2-winged C 6L6GC tubes, and 1-12AT7, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1138/Summer_NAMM_3rd_Power_Amps_American_Dream_Demo.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to see Chatelier Freres Guitars played by Jean-Luc Thievent.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1139/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Chatelier_Freres_Guitar.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out GW Barry Guitars played by Peter Janson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1140/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_G_W_Barry_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Jean-Yves Alquier Guitars played by Zeb Heintz.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100817/1142/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Jean_Yves_Alquier_Guitars.aspx Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Thorell Guitars played by Paul Asbell during one of the Show's mini-concerts.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1122/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Thorell_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where they check out McKnight Guitars played by Peter Janson.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1123/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_McKnight_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where they check out Bamburg Guitars played by Ken Bonfield.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1124/Montreal_Guitar_Show_Bamburg_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where they check out Beauregard Guitars played by Antoine Dufour.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1125/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Beauregard_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out 52 Instrument Guitars played by Oscar Salazar Varela.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1126/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_52_Instrument_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Guitar Mill booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about their newest guitar, the Serpentine.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Serpentine has a paulowina body with a nitrocellulose gun metal Gray finish. It features a one piece quartersawn maple neck with a "soft chunky V-profile and a 9.5" radius. It comes laded with a single TV Jones Power'Tron pickup.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1127/Summer_NAMM_10_Guitar_Mill_Serpentine_Demo.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we check out Bastien Burlot Guitars played by Frank Marino.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1128/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Bastien_Burlot_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <p id="eow-description" style="border: 0px;margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent;">PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where they check out Beneteau Guitars played by Craig D'Andrea.</p> <div><br /> </div> <div id="watch-description-extras" style="border: 0px;margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent;"></div> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1129/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Beneteau_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Christophe Grellier Guitars played by Zeb Heintz. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1130/Montreal_Guitar_Show_Christophe_Grellier_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to check out Craig Anderson Guitars played by Don Ross. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100816/1131/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Craig_Anderson_Guitars.aspx Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Collings Guitars booth. In addition to hanging at the Collings Guitars booth, Jason Lollar stops by and talks about some of his new pickups, including the Johnny Smith-style humbucker found on the Collings Guitars new City Limits Jazz model. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100815/1117/Summer_NAMM_10_Collings_Guitars_Lollar_Guitars.aspx Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100815/1118/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Sergei_de_Jonge_Guitars.aspx Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where we get to see McElroy Guitars played by Michael Watts. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100815/1119/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_McElroy_Guitars.aspx Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where they check out Peter Ciluzzi Guitars played by Peter Ciluzzi. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100815/1120/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Peter_Ciluzzi_Guitars.aspx Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location at the 2010 Montreal Guitar Show where they check out Saradip Lutherie Guitars played by Michel Roy. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100815/1121/Montreal_Guitar_Show_10_Saradip_Lutherie_Guitars.aspx Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the J Backlund Design booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear some of the new company's guitars, including the JBD-800, JBD-400, and the JBD-200. J Backlund Design is company that was formed by a partnership with artist and designer John Backlund and luthier Bruce Bennett--who has the large task of taking Backlund's Jetsonian ideas and make them become real guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100812/1116/Summer_NAMM_J_Backlund_Design_JBD800_JBD400_Demos.aspx Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Hand Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new company's line of guitars including the Strategy, Telepath, Jago, and Tonero.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> While Jon Anderson handles the designs and forming of the polymer clay used to create his artwork, JP Thomas is the man who builds the instruments (aka Anderson's canvas).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100811/1113/Summer_NAMM_10_Hand_Guitars_Strategy_Telepath.aspx Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits Extreme Isolation. In this segment, we get to see and hear about Extreme Isolation's noise-canceling and isolating headphones used by musicians for practice (in conjunction with the JamHub portable studio), live, or even just enjoying music from their personal collection.<br /> <br /> The EX-29 is the perfect headphone for serious musicians and studio engineers. The ultra-fidelity high input speakers integrated with 29dB of passive isolation are incredibly awesome and will not bleed sound into live microphones! The EX-29 is suggested for critical mixing.<br /> <br /> The EX-25 is an excellent choice for project studios, personal audio and travel. Using passive isolation technology, this headphone is enjoyable to use by eliminating the expense and hassles of replacement batteries.<br /> <br /> The HP-25 offers outstanding hearing protection at a very affordable price and can be used for practicing, shooters and anyone wanting to eliminate unwanted noise from their immediate surroundings. No batteries are required. Compact and light weight, the HP-25 offers uses and benefits even for kids.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100811/1114/Summer_NAMM_10_Extreme_Isolation_Headphones.aspx Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Martin Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of their newest guitars--the 00-15 &amp; the 0-18T Nick Reynolds Tenor Guitar.<br /> <br /> Martin's 0-18T is a cool, new tenor model with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and a traditional 18-style rosette. Compared to the other full-bodied Martin models, it's much smaller, but the 0-18T packs a meaty punch.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The 00-15 features a 00-14 fret body style that can be made with either solid sapele or solid mahogany (top, back, and sides). The bridge is either made of Solid Morado or Solid East Indian Rosewood, while the neck can be created from several choice hardwoods that would be matched with a solid morado or solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100810/1111/Summer_NAMM_10_Martin_00_15_0_18T_Nick_Reynolds.aspx Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Peterson Tuners booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest tuning invention--the Stomp Classic Tuner.<br /> <br /> The Peterson Stomp Classic combines the timeless 'mojo' of the legendary Conn ST-11 Strobotuner with the most desired features in a pedal tuner to date. Exclusive Stomp Classic features include Peterson's pioneering true bypass circuitry, a host of new Sweetened Tunings that include support for 7-string guitars, electric violin and mandolin-family instruments, along with our renowned built-in, fully adjustable, active DI.<br /> <br /> The Stomp Classic's unparalleled note detection and a high definition real-time strobe display resolution of 0.1 cent combined with a host of presets allowing for each instrument's individual idiosyncrasies (including string deflection, interval spacing, and harmonic nature and range).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100810/1112/Summer_NAMM_10_Peterson_Tuners_Classic_Stomp.aspx Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100809/1222/SPONSORED_Ibanez_Darkstone_Rikard_Sunden.aspx Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100809/1223/SPONSORED_Ibanez_TK999OD_Demo_with_Rob_Balducci.aspx Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100809/1225/SPONSORED_Ibanez_Artwood_Renaissance.aspx Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100809/1228/SPONSORED_New_RGD_with_Emmures_Jesse_Ketive.aspx Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Sonic Edge Inc. booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from two of their newest pedals -- the J&amp;J Overdrive and the Tumbleweed Booster/Compressor. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100808/1110/Summer_NAMM_Sonic_Edge_J_J_Overdrive_Tumbleweed.aspx Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through Paisley's current lineup of guitars being used on the 2010 H2O World Tour. In this segment, you'll get to see various Bill Crook custom paisley telecasters, a few of Paisley's signature Gibson acoustics, and a newly purchased '65 refinished Stratocaster.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100806/1108/Rig_Rundown_Brad_Paisleys_Guitars.aspx Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Moline, IL, where she catches up with Chad Weaver--PG Columnist and Brad Paisley's guitar tech--and he walks us through the current selection of amps and effects Paisley is using during his 2010 H2O World Tour.<br /> <br /> In this segment, we get to see four of Paisleys Dr. Z heads (Z-Verb, Z-Wrecks) and three Bruno heads. In addition to these heads, Paisley uses an Empress delay pedal, a Aqua Puss delay, a TS-808 Tube Screamer, a Wampler prototype designed for Paisley, and several others.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100806/1109/Rig_Rundown_Brad_Paisleys_Amps_Effects.aspx Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Kala Ukulele booth. In this segment, we check out three of their newest instruments--the Solid Body U-Bass, Hawaiian Koa Soprano, and the Solid Acacia Concert.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Hawaiian Koa Soprano is made with Hand-Selected Hawaiian Koa harvested on the Big Island of Hawaii. Fitted with Maple binding on the top and back, these instruments beg to be played. High quality chrome die-cast tuners will keep your instrument in tune. As with most of our ukulele, active EQ options are available.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Solid Acacia (Mimosa or Shower Tree) Concert are made from tropical trees that are cousins of the Hawaiian Koa tree. They have gorgeous striped patterns of light and dark brown and have a deep colorful tone that match their visual beauty. These solid wood ukes come sized in Soprano, Concert and custom Tenor with a slotted-headstock. They are trimmed with rosewood edge binding and classic herringbone purfling. Custom position markers accent the fretboard. The Soprano has classic friction style tuners. The Concert comes with chrome die-cast tuners with black buttons and the Tenor has vintage geared chrome tuners. The ukes come with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge and an ebony nut and saddle.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100804/1105/Summer_NAMM_10_Kala_Ukes_Solid_Body_U_Bass.aspx Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100804/1106/SPONSORED_Source_Audio_Multitrack_Bass_Effects.aspx Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the D'Angelico Guitars booth. In this segment, we get a rundown on several of their guitars, including the Apache Teardrop, the Apache Solidbody, the Ambassador Flattop acoustic, the Excel-SS and the 16" Archtop.<br /> <br /> The Excel-SS features a laminated flame maple top, back, and sides complete with bound f-holes. Its neck is a two-piece maple with a center stripe and its fingerboard is made of ebony.<br /> <br /> The 16" New Yorker has a carved spruce top and figured maple back and sides.<br /> <br /> The Apache solidbody prototype has Lollar Imperial humbuckers and reconstituted fretboard inlays.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100804/1107/Summer_NAMM_10_D_Angelico_Apache_Solidbody_More.aspx Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Anacon Technology room. In this segment, Anacon Tech's Aleksander Niemand shows us his latest prototype--the Zagray.<br /> <br /> The Zagray is a single-channel amp loaded with one 12AY7 and two 12AX7 preamp tubes. The power section has an ECC82 and two 7591 tubes. Both the power and output transformers are custom-wound toroids. The front panel controls are Bottom, Bass Treble, Gain, Dip - Hump, Drive, Crystal, and Volume. Some noteworthy features include the SC/90/HB switch that is used to engage with a particular guitar/pickup configuration to give the tone a distinct voicing. Also, the Dip/Hump control has four positions set at half-octave frequencies.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100803/1096/NY_Amp_Show_10_Anacon_Tech_Zagray_Head_Demo.aspx Tue, 03 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he swings by the Randall Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out one of their newest heads--the RT503.<br /> <br /> The RT503 is a 50 watt, 6L6-loaded (can also come with EL34s), 3-channel amplifier. Its three channels include, Channel 1 - Classic Clean - from sparkling to highly overdriven, Channel 2 - Classic Overdrive - from mild grit to full saturation, and Channel 3 - Modern Overdrive - full hi gain tone. Each channel's controls include Bass, Middle, and Treble (Channel 1 has a Bright switch) and the master controls are Volume and Reverb.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100803/1097/Summer_NAMM_10_Randall_Amplifiers_RT503_Head.aspx Tue, 03 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Pigtronix room. In this segment, Pigtronix's Dave Koltai walks us through the new Philosopher King.<br /> <br /> The Philosopher King is a compressor, sustainer, distortion and polyphonic amplitude synthesizer. Combining their award-winning Philosopher's Tone circuit with a next generation envelope generator, the Philosopher King takes tone several steps further with a full set of ADSR controls including swell, fade, hold level, speed range, one-shot mode, selectable auto reset, CV i/o and expression pedals for swell and fade times.<br /> <br /> With the Swell and Fade functions switched off, the Philosopher King provides optical compression with endless sustain on tap. Adjustable compression (ratio), sustain (threshold) and treble (2k cut / boost) controls allow the musician to tailor the nature of the effect to meet the needs of the material at hand. From a subtle dash of added punch to massive, over-the-top howling sustain, the Philosopher King delivers clean, powerful optical compression. The grit control blends in a layer of sweet harmonic distortion that plays nice with other gain pedals as well as amplifier-generated tube distortion.<br /> <br /> The Philosopher King's swell function provides a pick triggered volume swell effect. The volume swell can be reset at any moment by muting or held open by continuous playing. This "slow gear" type effect is smooth and controllable with variable timing from extremely fast to very slow.<br /> <br /> The fade function can be used independently of the swell and is also pick triggered. A new feature of the decay cycle in this pedal is the ability to fade out from peak level only partially, bringing the audio down to a predetermined level, set by the hold control. The hold level is then maintained until the player releases the note to close the cycle. With the auto reset turned on, the cycle will begin again immediately, creating undulating amplitude modulation and even pulsating tremolo stutter effects at faster decay settings. With the auto-reset turned off, the player determines the exact timing for the beginning of the next cycle.<br /> <br /> Another new feature is the one shot mode, which causes the Philosopher King to run through the swell / fade / hold / release cycle regardless of what is played after the cycle is triggered. In this mode, the Philosopher King creates complex waves of amplitude modulation on top of the music coming from your instrument. A trigger input jack allows the swell and fade functions to be controlled by an external source such as a band mate or drum track.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100803/1103/NY_Amp_Show_10_Pigtronix_Philosopher_King_Demo.aspx Tue, 03 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Jack Deville Electronics booth. In this segment, we get to check out two their newest pedals--the Dark Echo and the Buzzmaster.<br /> <br /> The Dark Echo produces lush echos trailing into oblivion, progressively darkening with<br /> every repeat. The Dark Echo embodies deep, dark delay with a very smooth, thick, and organic texture. Included are controls for Delay Time, Repeats, Wet Blend, dynamic Sway modulation, and an internal trim-pot for output level.<br /> <br /> The Buzzmaster was created from classic germanium fuzz circuit topology. Its discrete germanium design produces tones ranging from raunchy vintage overdrive to contemporary chewy-fur, and even venturing into tight metal and doom territory, all while maintaining touch sensitivity, note attack and natural decay.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100803/1104/Summer_NAMM_10_Jack_Deville_Buzzmaster_Dark_Echo.aspx Tue, 03 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Santa Cruz Guitar booth. In this segment, Santa Cruz's head luthier Richard Hoover shows us several of their models, including the OM, F Custom, 1929 OO, and 1934 D.<br /> <br /> The 1929's design pays homage to the simple and elegant instruments made for players enduring the Great Depression of 1929. Vintage inspired appointments include scalloped bracing, a period correct script style logo done tastefully in Ivoroid and beautifully executed ebony pyramid bridge, bridge pins, tuner buttons, head-plate and fretboard. The rosette is an exercise in austere elegance with a rich tortoise ring nestled in a vintage Ivoroid border. It is made with a mahogany body, back, and sides and the neck is joined at the 12th fret.<br /> <br /> In the 1920's, the Orchestra Model was originally intended to be a large guitar capable of being heard over other orchestral instruments, hence the OM name. Although it fit the bill, its relatively large body was soon eclipsed by the mighty dreadnought. Fortunately, the OM had secured its place in history as a powerful and versatile voice for public performance. Santa Cruz was among the first modern builders to reintroduce this now smaller bodied favorite at the beginning of the Eighties. Their practice of combining the most desirable attributes of old and new, rather than copying, made for a very successful introduction of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to a whole new audience. The OM provides clean, loud mid-range and trebles that are complimented by a slightly predominate bass. It features an Indian rosewood body, Sitka spruce top and the neck joins the body at the 14th fret.<br /> <br /> The secret to the often superior tone of vintage instruments lies in aged woods (crystallized resins) and the relaxation of tensions built-in during manufacture. This is exactly what we account for in our 1934 D Model. Brazilian rosewood cut in the 1930's, Adirondack spruce top and bracing from the same era and real hot hide glue, that sets glass-like and resonant, give us the foundation for an authentic vintage sound. By applying our singular tuning and voicing talents and taking our time to ensure a relaxed assembly, we consistently access the secrets to the 'Old Bone' sound. The original lacquer formula, nitro-cellulose, is composed of the same stuff as trees; we are protecting and enhancing the sound of the instrument with a fine coating of wood! It is the only choice to complement this heirloom quality guitar.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100802/1095/Summer_NAMM_Santa_Cruz_Guitar_1934_D_OM_F_Custom.aspx Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Cavey's Creations room. In this segment, we get to check out some of Cavey's (Matt Blake) Creations that include custom guitars and basses.<br /> <br /> The new company showed off two basses and one guitar. Matt "Cavey" Blake says he gets most of his design ideas from his other passion in life&mdash;hot rod cars. The guitar model is called Nailed is a 25.5" scale with an all maple body and neck with a paudak and yellow heart fretboard. It has a unique neck design in that Blake describes as "not a neck-thru and not a bolt-on, it's my version of both&mdash;it really seems to work." The Low Rider bass has Nordstrand pickups and is built on a 35" scale. Matt also built the guitar stand holding Cavey's Creations. <br /> <br /> Cavey's Creations neck design uses two different pieces of solid wood for the fretboard and neck, which is also connected to wood surrounding the pickups. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100730/1086/_NY_Amp_Show_10_Caveys_Creations_Guitar_Bass.aspx Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Fargen Amps booth. In this video, we get to check out two of Fargen's amps--the Mini Plex MKII and the AC Duo-Tone.<br /> <br /> The Fargen Mini Plex MKII features English classic rock and high gain crunch tones. It pumps out quality tone on par with a 50 or 100 watt Marshall, and maintains this tone at apartment/bedroom levels.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Mini Plex MKII hand-wired tube amplifier delivers high-energy, cranked tube amp tone at quiet volumes with a mixture of great tube amp design, world-class custom components, and the amazing Kevin O'Conner Power Scaling technology. The power scaling circuit uses voltage manipulation (think variac) to control output volume and power tube overdrives without cutting high-end frequencies like an attenuator does, and allows you to run the amp anywhere from 12 watts down to below a 1/2 watt for the ultimate low volume jamming experience.<br /> <br /> The Mini Plex MKII captures all of your favorite British high gain and classic rock tones with the help of our patented "Decade Switch" technology. The Fargen "Decade Switch" gives you 3 different classic sounds/gain structures and morphs between 3 completely different classic British preamp circuits ... the JTM45, Plexi JMP and JCM 800. It features EL34/KT66 /KT77/6550/6L6/5881/6V6 ECT tubes.<br /> <br /> This new Fargen design features two channels of English vibe that will cover any and all of your EL84 Brit-tone needs. It all starts with the V15 channel. With its complex jangle and chime, it rings out for days with the perfect simplicity you expect from a classic AC-Brit style tube amp. It then follows with the throaty roar of the M18 Channel -- the perfect opposite of the V15 Channel. The Fargen AC Duo-Tone simply covers more sonic ground than any other 2 x EL84 tube amp you have heard, modern or vintage.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100729/1084/Summer_NAMM_Fargen_Amps_Mini_Plex_MKII_Duo_Tone.aspx Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Adam Moore is On Location in New York City, New York, where he visits Rudy's Music. In this video, we get a sneak peek within Rudy's vaults located in his basement. Here, we get to see a vintage 1957 Kay guitar, a vintage 1955 Gretsch Silver Jet, and a vintage Sears Silvertone guitar that is matched with a hardcase that has a built-in amplifier.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100729/1085/Rudys_Music_1957_Kay_Guitar_1955_Silver_Jet.aspx Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Eventide room. In this segment, we get to check out Eventide's Eclipse V4 rackmount effects processor and its new Time Factor &amp; Mod Factor software updates and some of its latest amp models, too.<br /> <br /> Eclipse is one of the only effects processor to feature 24-bit digital conversion and 96kHz sampling. They've packed almost 100 algorithms into Eclipse along with a two effects block design. The dual routing configurations let you use Eclipse as two independent effects processors; ideal for the smaller, budget-conscious studio. The two effects blocks' inputs and outputs can be configured for stereo or mono. Or, select a preset that combines two algorithms or recursive combinations for big multi-effects without sacrificing quality.<br /> <br /> here's quick, seamless pitch shifting including our innovative Micro pitch shift, which FOH engineers and vocalists have come to rely on for turning good vocal performances into great ones. Eclipse boasts no fewer than 11 reverberation algorithms plus four plex algorithms. Originally developed for Eventide's industry-standard Orville&trade; and DSP 7000 series, these reverbs have been carefully and faithfully transplanted into Eclipse. And all reverbs are true stereo in and out, not mono in, stereo out. The vast array of delays lets you design lush, dense soundscapes. You'll find band delays, chorus delays, comb delays, ducked delays, ring delays and pan delays. And with 20 seconds of memory per effects block, Eclipse is a looper's delight. It's easy to get lost in the 20-second mono loop, 10-second dual loops, 20-second reverse loop, and 10-second dual reverse loop. Remember, these looping presets running on one FX block leaves the other FX block available for adding texture or dimension.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100728/1083/NY_Amp_Show_10_Eventide_Eclipse_V4_Model_Updates.aspx Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the EMG Pickups booth. In this segment, EMG's founder Rob Turner talks us through their new solderless pickups which will eventually include most of their pickup models.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100726/1081/Summer_NAMM_EMG_Solderless_Pickups_w_Rob_Turner.aspx Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Two Notes Audio Engineering room and checks out their Torpedo VB-101.<br /> <br /> In studio, on stage or at home, the VB-101 is a solution for quick, easy and silent miking of your bass and guitar amplifiers. Just plug your amplifier to the VB-101 instead of a speaker cabinet, directly at the power output. The Torpedo VB-101 replaces the usual mic'ing process by a powerful simulation of the speaker cabinet, the microphone, the microphone preamplifier, and the studio acoustic environment. The mic'ing process then takes place silently, with perfect control over the most important parameters: choice of speaker cabinet among many models, choice of microphone, and placement of the microphone around the cabinet.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100724/1080/NY_Amp_Show_10_Two_Notes_Torpedo_VB_101_Demo.aspx Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where he visits the Pacer Concepts booth. In this segment, we check out their product the stocker, which protects headstocks when they're stored in gig bags. <br /> <br /> The Stocker is designed to function on 99.9% of all inline tuner guitars. The material selected for the construction is ABS Plastic for durability and flexibility. ABS Plastic is soft enough as to not harm any of your instruments surfaces. They do include two self-adhering felt templates that add extra protection for those who wish to provide a plush interior for their instrument. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100723/1079/Summer_NAMM_10_Pacer_Concepts_Stocker.aspx Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Ark Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out their newest guitar amp--the T Model--and a bass amp prototype--the Rhino.<br /> <br /> The T Model or tARKus head is Ark's attempt to go for a Trainwreck-style, dual 6V6 amp. The tone is described as chimey, crunchy and punchy all at the same time. It's a non-master volume amp with controls including Presence, Power Amp Boost, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Preamp Boost.<br /> <br /> The all new Ark Rhino is a 70 watt all tube bass and jazz guitar amplifier. Continuing with the resonant cab approach they used on the Model B cab they ended up with an organic and "woody" sounding cab that really compliments the unique design of the circuit. The Rhino is a master volume amp that can achieve a light but rich overdrive with the preamp gain at max. A bright switch is added along with the Presence, Bass, Mid and Treble controls. The preamp was originally designed for jazz guitar and we modified it to work well for both bass and jazz guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100720/1076/NY_Amp_Show_10_Ark_Amps_T_Model_Demo.aspx Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Acoustic Editor Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the Vox AGA70 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The AGA70 is ideal for the acoustic performer because it's designed to perfectly project the subtle resonances and sweet, mellow tones of the acoustic guitar. Each of the two channels (Normal and Tube Pre) is equipped with a standard guitar input, as well as a microphone input with selectable phantom power. An electro-acoustic guitar or mic can be connected to each channel, making this the perfect amp for a singer-instrumentalist. An additional Lo-Z / Hi-Z switch on each input accommodates a variety of signal levels.<br /> <br /> The Tube Pre channel preamp features a 12AU7 (ECC82) dual-triode vacuum tube.<br /> <br /> In addition to Bass, Middle, and Treble tone controls, each channel provides an effective COLOR control. Working in harmony with the traditional EQ, the COLOR knob allows you to quickly shift the tonal response to match your performance. This additional control accommodates a broad variety of sounds ranging from thick and robust to sparkling and clean.<br /> <br /> Also, it features onboard Reverb (both channels) and an on/off switch for a Chorus effect.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100720/1077/Video_Review_Vox_AGA70_Acoustic_Guitar_Amplifier.aspx Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out one of the newest DBZ US models--the Peacemaker Cavallo V.<br /> <br /> Another work of art from Dean Zelinsky and his team, and it's stunning. The construction is a traditional mahogany+maple cap combination, with an intricate Wild West-inspired theme carved into the top. It features custom DBZ pickups and hardware.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100717/1075/Summer_NAMM_10_DBZ_Guitars_Peacemaker_Cavallo_V.aspx Sat, 17 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Adam Moore is On Location in New York City, NY, where he visits Rudy's Music in the Soho neighborhood. In this segment, Adam speaks with Robert Kantor of Robert Kantor Custom Guitars about the beautiful artwork and diamonds that go onto certified and sanctioned Fender Custom Shop instruments. In addition, we get to check out some models that feature artwork from the legendary graffiti artist known as Crash, who has created some specific artwork for these guitars that have landed in the laps of Eric Clapton and John Mayer.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100716/1074/Rudys_Music_Robert_Kantor_Custom_Guitars.aspx Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where he visits the Premier Builders Guild booth. In this segment, we learn about the idea behind the guild, the benefits for small-time builders, and some possibilities for other small-time luthiers can join. In addition, we get introduced to guitars from the existing guild, which includes models built by Dennis Fano, Gene Baker, Jason Z. Schroeder, Mark Bartel, Roger Giffin, Saul Koll, and Johan Gustavsson. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100715/1070/Summer_NAMM_10_Premier_Builders_Guild.aspx Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Valient Thorr's guitarists Eidan Thorr &amp; Sadat Thorr. In this segment, both Eidan and Sadat walk us through their rigs which include Marshall JCM800 50 watt heads, Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabs loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s, and the few pedals they use are an Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, Electro-Harmonix POG, and Creation Audio Labs Boost/Overdrive.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100715/1071/Rig_Rundown_Valient_Thorrs_Eidan_Sadat.aspx Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up the Melvins guitarist King Buzzo. In this segment, Buzzo walks through his current live setup which includes a double-cutaway Electrical Guitar Company guitar (based on Les Paul specs), Sunn head, Carver power amps, MXR effects pedals and a Hiwatt 4x12.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100715/1072/RIg_Rundown_Melvins_King_Buzzo.aspx Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Baroness' guitarists Peter Adams and John Baizley. They walk us through their rigs which include custom shop First Act guitars, Gibson Les Pauls, BadCat amplifiers, Emperor and Green guitar cabinets, and effects from companies like Electro-Harmonix, MXR, Boss, Dunlop, Ernie Ball, etc.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100715/1073/Rig_Rundown_Baroness_Peter_Adams_John_Baizley.aspx Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, where she visits the Flaxwood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest models--the 3S-T Haarii Special &amp; DMZ-H Vasara. Plus, watch for the Leon Russell sighting during the video, too!<br /> <br /> The Haarii Special was said to be designed to deliver super, muscular Strat tones while preserving the warmth and deep responsiveness that characterizes all Flaxwood guitars. The Seymour Duncan SP90 pickup in the neck gives the instrument full, jazz box-like tones, while the two Duncan SSL-6's create all the twang and bite you'd ever want. The guitar also features a super stable Schaller LP Tremolo bridge, 5-way switch and a uniquely wired blend knob that adds the bridge pickup in the neck position and the neck pickup in the bridge, or bridge/middle position, allowing for all three pickups to be used at once.<br /> <br /> Fat power chords, screaming harmonics, singing sustain, and a commanding appearance - the Flaxwood Vasara (vasara = hammer) is a true rocker's dream. Features a Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge and pickups by DiMarzio. Ideal for heavier rock and metal.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100714/1067/Summer_NAMM_10_Flaxwood_3S_T_DMZ_H_Vasara_Demos.aspx Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Sweetwood Guitar room. In this segment, we get to check out three of their models - Comet Signature Demo, RockRite &amp; Comet Standard.<br /> <br /> The Comet Signature is similar to other company's Private Stock collections. Only the finest examples of each species of wood are used - the once in a lifetime pieces. Every "Signature Model" is a one off and has unique features.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Inspired by the classic styling's of the 1960's surf era, the Rock-Rite features a classic tone with some modern appointments. The Rock-Rite features our modern 2-bolt neck construction, a method of neck attachment that is simply stronger, more durable and tighter than a four-bolt can achieve. The ergonomically designed heal block allows near seamless access to the upper registers. Tonally, the 2-bolt separates itself by improving string attack and enhancing both note bloom and sustain.<br /> <br /> The Comet is their flagship model and features fast and comfortable necks. The Standards come with an Eastern rock maple top on a mahogany body, quarter-sawn multi-lam neck with a pau ferro fretboard, Hipshot hardware, and custom wound pickups.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100714/1068/NY_Amp_Show_10_Sweetwood_Guitars_Comet_Signature.aspx Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Cordoba Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of their newest models including the Fusion Series 12 Orchestra and 14 Maple.<br /> <br /> The Cordoba Fusion Orchestra 12 is the first full body guitar in the Fusion series. It features Indian rosewood back and sides, a lightweight cedar neck, and an ebony fingerboard and the option of either a solid Canadian cedar or European spruce top. The multiple ringed rosette is made of 100% natural woods and inlaid by hand, along with the Maple and ebony purfling that outlines the soundboard. A light mahogany binding accents the body shape of the Orchestra, which is slightly altered from a traditional nylon string guitar. The tone is dark and punchy in the basses, with strong, round trebles and balanced mids.<br /> <br /> The 14 Maple is very similar to the Fusion 12 Orchestra, but its differences include a joint at the 14th fret, flame maple back and sides, mahogany neck, and a single cutaway body configuration.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100714/1069/Summer_NAMM_Cordoba_Guitars_Fusion_12_Orchestra.aspx Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Tonic Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out their latest amp model--the Absinthe.<br /> <br /> The Absinthe is a high-powered 30W single-ended power section featuring parallel EL34s. It's also compatible with 6V6, 6L6, KT66, KT77, and 5881 power tubes, providing more options for customizing the tone. As with the other Tonic models, it uses a 4-8-16 ohm impedance switch for matching up with a variety of cabs.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100713/1065/NY_Amp_Show_10_Tonic_Amps_Absinthe_Demo.aspx Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where she visits the Blackstar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their newest distortion pedal - the HT-Blackfire Gus G. Signature.<br /> <br /> The HT-BLACKFIRE is the first artist signature product by Blackstar, developed with influential guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind). It's a dual channel valve metal distortion pedal. The channels are named after the fan-favorite Firewind track "The Fire And The Fury." The Fire channel delivers a high gain classic distortion, while the Fury channel takes you to screaming lead and beyond.<br /> With its black finish, orange and red LEDs, black grille and Blackstar designed Gus G. logo, the HT-BLACKFIRE looks as serious as it sounds.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100713/1066/Summer_NAMM_10_Blackstar_HT_Blackfire_Gus_G_Demo.aspx Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Nolatone Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest amps--the Rotten Johnny and the Black Tooth 50 prototype head.<br /> <br /> The Rotten Johnny has two 6V6 (EL84s available upon request) power tubes, two 12AX7 or ECC83 preamp tubes, a Mercury Magnetics transformer, and a 12" 25 watt Warehouse Speaker Green Beret.<br /> <br /> The Black Tooth 50 prototype was literally built a few days before the show. It is the big brother preamp to what is housed currently in the Rotten Johnny. Nolatone's Paul Sanders said he's looking to fill a whole line of Black Tooth heads, including 18W, 22W, 30W, 50W, and 100W. Two noteworthy controls on the prototype are the Stripper Gain and Girlfriend Gain&mdash;you'll have to check out our upcoming demo to hear what those sound like.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100712/1061/NY_Amp_Show_Nolatone_Rotten_Johnny_Black_Tooth_50.aspx Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Mahalo Amplification room. In this segment, we get to check out their prototype head--the Farm 50.<br /> <br /> The Farm 50 prototype features 2-EL34 power tubes and a dynamic preamp section for explosive high-gain tones. Mahalo's Richie Mays says "the preamp on this amp is great for riding the volume knob... it can really clean up and provide crystal cleans with some volume control and harnessed playing."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100712/1062/NY_Amp_Show_10_Mahalo_Amps_Farm_50_Prototype_Demo.aspx Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the D'Angelico booth. In this segment, we get to check out two D'Angelico artists perform--Warren Battiste and Rick Stone.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100712/1063/Summer_NAMM_10_D_Angelico_Guitars_Performance.aspx Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she swings by the Diamond Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest head--the Positron.<br /> <br /> This little Class A rocker is loaded with 2-EL84s and clocks in at 22 watts. It isn't as big or gnarly as its big brother Diamonds, but this is a no-joke tone machine with only two controls--Tone and Volume. It has crystal cleans, but it begs to be dimed so it can create some Mike Campbell-esque rock 'n' roll. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100712/1064/Summer_NAMM_10_Diamond_Amps_Positron_Demo.aspx Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Adam Moore is On Location in New York City where he hangs with Robert Kantor and Rudy Pensa as all three tour Roger Sadowsky's shop. In this segment, we get check out some of Sadowsky's 4- and 5-string basses, old-school influenced archtop and semi-hollow body guitars.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100709/1059/Rudys_Music_Rudy_Visits_Roger_Sadowksys_Shop.aspx Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter and they chat about gear. In this segment, Stephen walks us through both his digital and his analog rig, which includes ZVex, MXR and Dunlop pedals running parallel with the computer program Guitar Rig. In addition, he shows off his two Marshall power amps and his collection of signature ESP guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100709/1060/Rig_Rundown_Deftones_Stephen_Carpenter.aspx Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Tomaszewicz Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear from two of their newest amps--TZZ-40/70 Head &amp; TZZ-17H Overdrive Head.<br /> <br /> The TZZ-40/70 Head is 40/70 watt dual fixed bias head with a Sustain feature and buffered effects loop. Its tubes include 12DW7, 12AX7, 12AT7, 3-12AT7's and 4-EL34's.<br /> <br /> The TZZ-17H Overdrive is a 17-watt cathode bias head with foot switchable overdrive and has the following tube complement: 12DW7, 12AX7, 12AT7, 12AX7 and 2-EL84s. The front panel layout is Master Volume, Cut, Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Sustain, Drive, Pre-Amp Gain, and Input. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100708/1058/NY_Amp_Show_10_TomasZewicZ_Amps_TZZ_17_OD_Demo.aspx Thu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Reinhardt Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their newest head, the SHG 33, while also learning about several other models including, the Talyn, the Sonoma and the Vintage 100.<br /> <br /> Reinhardt's high gain SHG is now in a 33 watt model that comes loaded with two EL34 power tubes and its standard options include power scaling and a built-in effects loop. <br /> <br /> The Vintage 100 has four EL34s, but you can also use four KT66s for their sweet tone, too. The preamp is loaded with three 12AX7s. To keep the '68 feel it features Heyboer power and output transformers that are choke reverse engineered based on the original Drakes.<br /> <br /> The Talyn was built as a special request from Mark Knopfler who wanted an amp styled after the Trainwreck Rocket. Powered by a hand picked blend of three 12AX7 preamp tubes, four EL84 power tubes, and a GZ34 rectifier, the amp's controls are Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Cut, and Presence.<br /> <br /> The Sonoma is a 100 watt head featuring four 6L6 or four EL34 power tubes and is based on the famous Bluesmaster and Overdrive amps from the legendary amp builder H.A.D. It comes standard with a 2-button switch for Boost and Channel switching. Several custom features such as Boost Level Control, and Mid Shaping to give the amp a bit wider range of tone choices. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100706/1057/NY_Amp_Show_10_Reinhardt_Amps_SHG_33_Demo.aspx Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Black Cat Pedals room. In this segment, we get to check out three of their latest fuzz pedals--the Custom MKI Americano, the Professional MKII, and the Bass Octave.<br /> <br /> The MKI Americano built on a similar platfrom to the famous British fuzz circuits of yore, but with all-American components. <br /> <br /> The Black Cat Custom Professional MKII is their take on the iconic 1960s Sola Sound Tone Bender Professional MKII, made famous by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton among others. The Black Cat MKII is wired point-to-point on double turrets, just like the MKI Americano. However, they opted for a more traditional approach, rather than repeating the Americano theme. Their component selection for the MKII reflects an old-school British flair, using a Newmarket NKT274 and two Philips OC75 transistors, and Mullard tropical fish capacitors.<br /> <br /> The Black Cat Bass Octave Fuzz is a modern recreation of the rare and valuable Maestro Bass Brassmaster, which was used in the seventies by bass players such as John Entwhistle (The Who), Chris Squire (Yes), and Kyle Brock (Eric Johnson/Electromagnets). The Bass Octave Fuzz allows the player to blend the clean signal into the mix along with the fuzz. The result is a monstrous roar of fuzz with a thunderous low-end rumble. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100705/1056/NY_Amp_Show_10_Black_Cat_Custom_Fuzz_Pedals.aspx Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Celestion Room.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> They loaded several different cabs with their various speakers and had guitarists play through some of the most sought after amps. The amps included [left to right] Komet 19 combo featured a heritage G12H30 with the 55hz cone, Trainwreck Liverpool "Marge" was on a Bruno 2x10 with Gold G10s, prototype 4- 6V6 Bruno Cow-tipper head was on a Bruno 2x12 with Gold G12s, Bruno Underground 30 was in a Bruno 2x12 with Alnico Blues, the famous tan EL34 Dumble was on a Heritage G1265 loaded Bruno 2x12, and Trainwreck Express "Suzanne"&mdash;originally owned by George Lynch&mdash;was on a Heritage Greenback 20W G12M loaded 4x12.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100704/1055/NY_Amp_Show_10_Celestion_Room_w_Trainwrecks.aspx Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Vox Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get a taste of Vox's AC15 Custom combo.<br /> <br /> The 15 watt AC15C1 has 2-EL84/6BQ5 power tubes &amp; 2-12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes. The cabinet is loaded with 12" 16 ohm Celestion G12M Greenback speaker. <br /> <br /> Equipped with a number of modern features and conveniences the new AC15 Custom offers more control and versatility with features like master volume, global reverb and tremolo. Also on the top panel are bass and trebles controls along with a single guitar input.<br /> <br /> At look at the rear panel will reveal a pair of output jacks for use with external speaker cabinets if desired. When connecting speakers, an impedance selector switch offers 8 or 16 ohm output options. A dedicated jack for use with the supplied VF002 VOX footswitch is also provided. With this so you can turn the Reverb and Tremolo on and off.<br /> <br /> All components have been designed, manufactured or selected so that the performance and sound of the AC15 Custom is second to none.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100702/1053/NY_Amp_Show_10_Vox_AC15C1_Demo.aspx Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Adam Moore<span width="15px" height="12px" class="skype_name_mark" title="adam.moore73"> </span>is On Location in New York City, NY, where he visits Rudy's Music. In this video segment, we get the tour of Pensa Guitar's Custom Shop &amp; Repair.<br /> <br /> While the wood is not cut in NYC, everything else is done by hand in this small boutique shop. Here, we get to check out some Mark Knopfler models featuring quilted maple tops, mahogany bodies, hardtail or Floyd Rose bridges, and various pickup configurations. In addition, we get to see one of the ravaged guitars from the recent flood in Nashville as Keith Urban's Gibson needed some emergency TLC in order to do a performance that night in NYC. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100702/1054/Rudys_Music_Pensa_Guitars_Custom_Shop_Repair.aspx Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Voodoo Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out their latest guitar amplifier-the V-Rock Dual Lead.<br /> <br /> Voodoo describes the V-Rock Dual Lead as being "designed to replicate hot-rodded 80's gain tones - Effortless pinch harmonics, endless liquid like sustain coupled with deep/rich bottom end and lush/chimey clean channel makes the V-Rock a must for fans of 80's shred players."&nbsp;<br /> <br /> It features EL34 power tubes and 5-12AX7 preamp tubes. This amp is either a 2-Channel amp w/ Solo Boost or a 3-Channel amp with shared EQ on the gain channels. It has instantaneous / seamless footswitching without snaps, pops, and pauses. Both channel are 100% discrete from one another and they have their own dedicated circuitry allowing for each channel to be designed &amp; voiced to its maximum tonal potential.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100701/1051/NY_Amp_Show_10_Voodoo_Amps_V_Rock_Dual_Lead_Demo.aspx Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Fractal Audio and Atomic Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out some of their latest gear--the Axe-Fx Firmware 10.0 software updates, MFC-101 Foot Controller, and the Atomic Reator FR Cabinets.<br /> <br /> Audio Systems MFC-101 is an all-new MIDI foot controller. Designed for studio or stage use, the unit is housed in a high quality steel chassis (15.75" x 10" x 3.75"), and features a bright 20-character display, dual-color LEDs, plus 21 on-board switches for bank/preset selection, effect bypass, tap tempo, or any other function that can be controlled via midi. The MFC-101 supports four expression pedals and four switches via rear panel jacks, and an expansion port allows connecting a planned module to increase the onboard switch count to 43. Fractal Audio fans will enjoy a dedicated "Axe-Fx" mode, designed for seamless operation with the company's Standard or Ultra Tone/Effects processors.<br /> <br /> The Reactor FR Wedge is available in a powered and passive configuration. The powered wedge has a 50W power section with one 12AX7 and two EL-6L6GC vacuum tubes to deliver full-rated power over a full frequency response, with high headroom and very low distortion. Both the powered and the passive versions employ a high efficiency speaker system with a ported 12-ply marine grade birch plywood cabinet, a 12" speaker, a 1" tweeter/4" horn, and a crossover network. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100701/1052/NY_Amp_Show_Fractal_Audio_Axe_Fx_10_0_Firmware.aspx Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Hermida Audio Technology room. In this segment, we get to see and hear two of their newest pedals--the Tiki Drive and the Blackface Drive.<br /> <br /> The Tikie Drive was a collaboration with Alfonso Hermida and Elliot Easton of The Cars. They created Hermida's darkest-voiced overdrive pedal yet. Its controls are Volume, Gain 1, Gain 2, Tone, and Voice.<br /> <br /> The Blackface Drive has a voicing more in-line with Hermida's previous overdrive pedals. It is designed to add a little hair and grit to a solid clean signal, but still allow chord definition and single notes to be heard. Also, its voice is based on the 60s Fender Blackface amps. Its controls are Volume, Gain, Tone, and Voice.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100630/1048/NY_Amp_Show_10_Hermida_Audio_Tiki_Drive_More.aspx Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks<span width="15px" height="12px" class="skype_name_mark" title="becca_dirks"></span> is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the TV Jones booth. In this segment, we get to check out the new TV Jones Savalas Telecaster Bridge kit that allows Tele-lovers the chance to drop in Filter 'Tron pickups with minimal routing and damage to American Standard and vintage Telecasters.<br /> <br /> For this demo, we have North of Memphis' guitarist Carl Bradychok. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100630/1049/Summer_NAMM_10_TV_Jones_Savalas_Tele_Bridge.aspx Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Hardwire Effects Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to check out their new pedal--the TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The TR-7 is a true stereo tremolo, rotary, and vibrato pedal. Tones range from traditional tremolo to a highly-detailed rotary cabinet. Vibrato effects finish the mix for the world's most advanced pedal of its kind. With its high-voltage operation, the TR-7 is at home both on a pedalboard or in the effects loop of an amp where standard pedals distort due to the large signal from the amplifier's loop. The TR-7 also features true stereo I/O allowing for complex connections and sounds with extreme flexibility.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100630/1050/Summer_NAMM_10_Hardwire_TR_7_Tremolo_Rotary.aspx Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the AboveGroundFX booth. In this segment, we get to check out their three newest guitar effects pedals--Rocks Hard Distortion, Ropez PH Phaser and Tap Tremolo.<br /> <br /> The Rocks Hard is a rich distortion that offers big, crunchy gain tones without losing definition in chords and single string notes. AbovegroundFX describe the Ropez PH Phaser with rich, clean modulating sounds that maintain guitar level when activated making it great for live use. Its versatile controls allow for a wide variety of sonic possibilities ranging from the hypnotic and dizzying to the spooky and sickening.<br /> <br /> The Tap Tremolo is described as having a clean and full bandwidth sound for the least coloration on an entirely analog signal path. As with all of our effects the tremolo is true bypass. The Ratio knob affects the factor which the tap tempo is multiplied by fixed stepped amounts, from 4x to 1/4x the tapped frequency.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100629/1047/Summer_NAMM_10_Above_Ground_FX_Tremolo_Phaser.aspx Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where he visits the Sonona Wire Works booth. In this segment, we get to check out their latest guitar-centric offering, the GuitarJack.<br /> <br /> The GuitarJack connects instruments, stereo line inputs and microphones to the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod Touch (2nd generation) via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs. GuitarJack makes both level control and input monitoring possible when using a GuitarJack enhanced app like FourTrack.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100625/1045/Summer_NAMM_10_Sonoma_Wire_Works_GuitarJack.aspx Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Adam Moore is On Location in Soho neighborhood of New York City, New York, where he visits Rudy's Music Soho location. In this video segment, we get to check out Rudy's Music Soho collection of basses.<br /> <br /> Within Rudy's Soho collection, their are custom Rudy Pensa original basses and vintage Fender baby blue models. In addition, their are other vintage models from Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, and others.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100625/1046/Rudys_Music_Rudys_Music_Soho_Bass_Collection.aspx Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits the Bludotone Amp room. In this segment, we get to check out their newest amp--the Hi-Plains Drifter.<br /> <br /> The Hi-Plains Drifter is a single-channel, 150-watt amplifier with spring reverb designed for the bluesy rock players of the SRV and Eric Johnson school. Bludotone's Brandon Montgomery describes the amp's tone as "going from a sparkly, spankin' clean to a medium roar overdrive, but still retaining the guitar's original tone. Even though the amp is 150 watts, it still produces those overdriven tones at a reasonable volume... it doesn't have to be loud, but it sure likes to be loud."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100624/1042/NY_Amp_Show_10_Bludotone_Amps_Hi_Plains_Drifter.aspx Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Andy Ellis is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where he visits the Wechter Guitar booth. In this segment, we get to check out their first solidbody model--the Pathmaker SB Maple.<br /> <br /> The Pathmaker SB Maple is a new solidbody from Abe Wechter, a luthier known for his forward-thinking acoustic designs. Equipped with dual Seymour Duncan humbuckers and Graph Tech's Ghost Acoustiphonic saddle-pickup system, this versatile guitar can move from scorching leads to shimmering, quasi-acoustic timbres with a flick of switch. Particularly exciting: It's the first production guitar to offer Seymour Duncan's Triple Shot pickup mounting rings, which have two mini switches that allow you to turn each coil on or off. As a result, you can quickly put the 'buckers in series, parallel, or a tapped single-coil configuration.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100624/1043/Summer_NAMM_10_Wechter_Guitars_Pathmaker_Demo.aspx Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where she swings by the Fret King booth. In this segment, we get to check out the new Trev Wilkinson Fret King Auto Tuning bridge.<br /> <br /> Trev Wilkinson, the brains behind the UK-based Fret King and Vintage brands, debuted a brand-new auto-tuning bridge that can store five user-programmable tuning presets, in addition to the pre-loaded standard E, open G, DADGAD, and open D. It's very easy to use, and tunes very quickly and accurately. The bridge comes installed on the Fret King Super-Matic, but will also be available for all manufacturers to install in their models.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100623/1040/Summer_NAMM_10_Fret_King_ATD_Auto_Tuning_Bridge.aspx Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Laney Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out the low-powered Cub Head.<br /> <br /> The all new CUB HEAD gives players access to British valve tone. The retro styled Cub Head features a top mounted control panel consisting of the following; Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume, Tone and Reverb.<br /> <br /> The Cub Head houses 3-ECC83s in its preamp and 2-EL84s in the power amp section. The Cub Head has two input options, one giving you 15W RMS of valve tone, the other giving you a valve sound, but cutting the output down to .75 of a watt.<br /> <br /> The rear panel of the Cub Head houses two speaker out sockets in 8 &amp; 16 Ohm options, a footswitch socket for switching the reverb and an effects loop consisting of a Send/Line out socket and a return socket. The Cub Head can be paired with any Laney cabinet.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100623/1041/Summer_NAMM_10_Laney_Amps_Cub_Head_Demo.aspx Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 NY Amp Show where he visits a room shared by Audio Kitchen and Probett Guitars. In this segment, we get to hear and see the Probett Rapide and Audio Kitchen Big Chopper in action.<br /> <br /> The first in a line of Audio Kitchen's amplifiers, the Little Chopper was created on a need to record with a small amp that still produced AC30-type tones at a sensible volume. It comes with ECC81 and ECC83 preamp tubes and an EL84 power tube. The head can be housed by an exposed wood enclosure or with standard tolex. The controls include Gain, Bottom, Middle, Top, Stack, and Power. Also, it has Brite and Hi switches.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Audio Kitchen's two-channel Big Chopper is the bigger, bulkier brother to the Little Chopper. The first channel controls are Gain, Bottom, Middle, Top, Stack, and the second channel controls are Gain, Bottom, and Top. It has a Power control for both channels. The Power when turned full clockwise it behaves like a standard non-master volume amp, but as the continuously variable control is wound counterclockwise, it decreases the headroom of the power amp, introducing harmonic distortion in the power amp and reducing the volume. This particular model is currently in the studio with Kings of Leon lead guitarist Matt Followill. Look closely and you can see a few switches with Matt's name on them as they are his preferred tones/settings.<br /> <br /> Damian of Probett Guitars describes his models his twisted take on a few of the classics. All of Probett's guitars are named after vintage European motorcycles. The first is the 25.5" scale International H, with a single-chamber body, under-wound Lollar '50s P-90s and Hipshot trem. The other two models are variations on the Rapide 5.9. The one in the center has a solid carved Honduran mahogany body, Lollar P-90s, a Les Paul-style neck joint and scale length. The other Rapide 5.9 has a Honduran mahogany body, but with a carved maple top, and H&auml;ussel humbuckers.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100622/1038/NY_Amp_Show_10_Audio_Kitchen_Amps_Probett_Guitars.aspx Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Nashville, TN, where he visits the Dynamic Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest amp--the DynaLead.<br /> <br /> They DynaLead pays homage to both "blackface" and "plexi" amplifiers of the '60s, this footswitchable two-channel amplifier takes the art one step further by creating a quasi-third channel, one that links the two, creating a very high gain lead option with its own gain and volume control.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> This amplifier also sports a 6-spring reverb tank with vintage reverb circuit and PowerStep, a circuit that reduces power to 50% or 90%, with no loss of tone quality. Additionally, this class AB amp allows the user to switch output tubes as it is factory biased for 6V6, 6L6 and the EL34 tubes it comes with. This is facilitated with two externally accessed switches. External bias adjustment and unique tone circuits round out the package.<br /> <br /> Dynamic amplifiers are all-tube, turret board construction, hand wired, and fitted with custom transformers. Available in head or combo format.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100622/1039/Summer_NAMM_10_Dynamic_Amps_DynaLead_Demo.aspx Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM show where he visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see the GS Mini and the V Cable.<br /> <br /> The GS Mini features a solid Sitka top, a back and sides of sapele laminate, an ebony fretboard and bridge, and a tortoise shell pickguard. The Mini comes ready to go anywhere in a specially engineered Taylor GS Mini Hardbag and will be available at domestic Taylor dealers starting in late July. The ES-Go and V-Cable will also be available in late July through Taylor's online merchandise and accessories store, TaylorWare. Players can also purchase the Taylor V-Cable through RapcoHorizon, the manufacturer of the V-Cable.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100621/1034/Summer_NAMM_10_Taylor_GS_Mini_Demo_V_Cable.aspx Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100621/1036/Summer_NAMM_EHX_Freeze_Magnum_44_Neo_Clone.aspx Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Ernie Ball Booth. In this segment, we get to check out Ernie Ball's newest product--the Gigbag Amp.<br /> <br /> This new Ernie Ball accessory allows a guitarist to plug and play anywhere. It has a built-in custom two-channel Marshall amp that features three controls--Tone, Volume, and Gain. It also has a dedicated MP3 input so you can jam along to your favorite tracks and a headphone jack so you can practice privately. And to boot, the gigbag doubles as an amp stand because when it is empty the bottom of the bag and be clipped to the top, creating a triangular amp stand that can help project your tones.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100621/1037/Summer_NAMM_10_Ernie_Ball_Gigbag_Amp_Demo.aspx Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT Z.Vex Inventobox review http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100619/1035/Video_Review_Z_Vex_Inventobox.aspx Sat, 19 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100618/1033/NY_Amp_Show_10_Electroplex_Rocket_22_Demo.aspx Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond walks us through his latest review of the Matchless Amplifiers Avalon 35, which is featured in the July 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Avalon 35 is an EL-34 powered combo that incorporates top-shelf components in a design with partial PC-board construction. In addition, it's loaded with 5-12AX7s, a 5AR4 tube recitifier, and a robust transformer. The cabinet is loaded with a 12" 30 watt Celestion G12H speaker. The front panel controls on the Avalon 35 include Volume, Bass, Treble, Cut, Master Push/Pull, and Reverb.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100616/1032/Video_Review_Matchless_Amplifiers_Avalon_35.aspx Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location for the 2010 New York Amp Show where he visits the Sommatone room. In this segment, we get to hear their latest head in action--the Overdrive 75. The Overdrive 75 is handmade and features true point-to-point wiring. It has custom Mercury Magnetics transformers, four 6L6s that are cathode biased, and three 12AX7 preamp tubes (five with Reverb). The controls include blendable Bright and Normal Volume controls, Master Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, and Presence.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100615/1030/NY_Amp_Show_10_Sommatone_Overdrive_75_Demo.aspx Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Acoustic Editor Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic, which is featured in the July 2010 issue.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Lunchbox Acoustic is ZT's first two-channel amp that features a top quality, dedicated microphone channel and separate instrument channel each sport the individual controls. It's loaded supported by 200W of clean amplifier power, anti-feedback circuitry, a pro-grade reverb and a highly flexible signal I/O.<br /> <br /> The amp's controls are Gain, Bass Treble, and Reverb for each channel, a Master Volume, and a three-position anti-feedback control. It houses a 6.5" speaker and weighs about 12 pounds.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100615/1031/Video_Review_ZT_Amplifiers_Lunchbox_Acoustic.aspx Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location for the 2010 New York Amp Show where he visits a room shared by Hahn Guitars and Louis Electric. In this segment, we get to check out products from both companies demoed by Merle Haggard's guitarist Redd Volkaert.<br /> <br /> The guitar Redd is using is based on Hahn's 228 model that has one-piece swamp ash body, one-piece quartersawn maple neck with 6105 frets and is set up with hardware made by luthier Chihoe Hahn. The guitar is loaded with Budz pickups - special wound for Redd.<br /> <br /> The Louis Electric combo is based on Fender's 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, with 6L6 power tubes rather than the traditional 6V6s. The idea behind this amp was to give players more headroom and is designed for medium-sized gigs. The controls include Tone, Volume, and Volume. The speaker in this model is a Celestion G12H30.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100614/1028/NY_Amp_Show_10_Hahn_Guitars_Louis_Electric_Demos.aspx Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2010 New York Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell room. In this segment, we get to check out Goodsell's two newest combos -- the Valpreaux and the Dominatrix 18.<br /> <br /> The Valpreaux is a 21-watt combo inspired by certain Valco, Supro, and Gretsch combos of the '60s. It features the relatively obscure 6973 power tube that imparts a different sonic signature from the EL84-based models that comprise the bulk of the Goodsell product line. The Valpreaux has a simplified front-end similar to the Super 17, with the same award-winning tremolo and non-intrusive reverb, as well as an ultra-transparent post-phase inverter master volume.<br /> <br /> The Dominatrix 18 is same venerable 5E3 cabinet as the Unibox and 17 MkIII, the cathode-biased Dominatrix takes its inspiration from the Watkins Dominator series made in England in the '60s and '70s. It features two EL84s, three 12AX7s, and an EZ81 rectifier tube. Also, it has a 2-stage preamp and is followed by a phase inverter.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100614/1029/NY_Amp_Show_10_Goodsell_Valpreaux_Dominatrix_18.aspx Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100611/1026/NY_Amp_Show_10_Brown_Note_D_Lite_ODR_100_Demo.aspx Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner<span title="lance-a-not" class="skype_name_highlight_offline" height="12px" width="15px"><span class="skype_name_mark"> begin_of_the_skype_highlighting</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="skype_name_mark">end_of_the_skype_highlighting</span></span> is On Location in Madison, WI, where he catches up with High On Fire's guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike. In this segment, Pike walks us through his current live rig that includes a First Act Custom Shop 9-string guitar, a Marshall JCM800 Kerry King head and a Soldano SLO100 head running through 3 4x12 Emperor Cabs. For effects, Pike only relies on one pedal--a MXR Carbon Copy delay.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100611/1027/Rig_Rundown_High_On_Fires_Matt_Pike.aspx Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.&nbsp;</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100610/1024/NY_Amp_Show_10_Satellite_Amps_MudShark_Demo.aspx Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Adam Moore is On Location in Soho neighborhood of New York City, New York, where he catches up with Rudy Pensa of Rudy's Music. In this segment, we get to check out Rudy's Music Soho's Acoustic Room, which features models from Martin, Collings, Gibson, Taylor, Larivee, National, Santa Cruz, and other high-end, handmade acoustic guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100610/1025/Rudys_Music_Stop_Rudys_Soho_Acoustic_Room.aspx Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100609/1023/NY_Amp_Show_10_Carol_Ann_Tucana_2_Demo.aspx Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100608/1021/NY_Amp_Show_10_East_Amplification_Studio_2_Demo.aspx Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT 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.<br /> <br /> For more gear reviews and demos or to view our completely FREE digital edition of Premier Guitar magazine, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100605/1017/Richmond_Empire_Demo_Godin_Tone_Tasting_10.aspx Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100605/1018/Godin_Icon_Type_2_Demo_Godin_Tone_Tasting_10.aspx Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100605/1019/Godin_Progression_USB_Demo_Godin_Tone_Tasting_10.aspx Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100605/1020/Rudys_Music_Stop_Amp_Room_Mesa_Boogie_Manhattan.aspx Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <p id="eow-description">POWER-GRIP EFFECT PEDAL MOUNTING TAPE AVAILABLE AT <a target="_blank" href="http://WWW.GODLYKE.COM">WWW.GODLYKE.COM</a></p> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100602/1115/SPONSORED_Godlyke_Power_Grip_Mounting_Tape.aspx Wed, 02 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT Tosin Abasi with the EMG 808X. This is a performance you can watch over and over. For more information about Tosin Abasi and the EMG 808X, go to www.emgpickups.com http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1087/SPONSORED_Tosin_Abasi_with_the_EMG_808X.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Yes, that's 8 strings!!!! It's the EMG 808X. That is the best low end tone you'll ever hear! Check it out again!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1088/SPONSORED_Tosin_Abasi_Performs_Wave_of_Babies.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">EMGtv visits Zakk Wylde at his private recording studio "The Bunker" to learn how he discovered and uses EMG Pickups. - For more information on the Zakk Wylde guitar contest visit:<a class="smarterwiki-linkify" href="http://www.emgpickups.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent; color: #0033cc; text-decoration: none;">www.emgpickups.com</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>- the buzz has started...</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1090/SPONSORED_EMGtv_Zakk_Wylde_Interview.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;" class="Apple-style-span">CONTEST LINK:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent; color: #0033cc; text-decoration: none;" dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.youtube.com/emgzakkcontest" target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/emgzakkcontest">http://www.youtube.com/emgzakkcontest</a><br /> <br /> EMG ZAKK WYLDE SHRED CHALLENGE 2010<br /> Got the chops to nail some of Zakk Wylde's scorching riffs? Then his rig may be yours for the taking! Capture your performance on video and upload it to YouTube. Zakk will choose his favorite from the top 5 videos.<br /> <br /> Here's the deal:<br /> Step #1. Upload a new (3 minute max) video of you playing your favorite Zakk song or riff in an EMG loaded guitar or bass. Include the word "EMG" somewhere in the title.<br /> <span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;">Step #2. Send an email to<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent; color: #0033cc; text-decoration: none;" href="mailto:contest@emgpickups.com" class="smarterwiki-linkify">contest@emgpickups.com</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>with your name, mailing address and a link to your video.</span><br /> The top 5 videos (based on number of views and overall performance quality) will move to the final round. Zakk Wylde will choose the Shred Challenge Champ! Videos will be accepted from July 2, 2010 to August 27, 2010 with the winners announced by September 10, 2010.<br /> <br /> Grand Prize:<br /> &bull; Gibson Zakk Wylde BFG Les Paul Buzzsaw<br /> &bull; A year's supply of Dunlop Signature Zakk Wylde Guitar Strings<br /> &bull; Crybaby Zakk Wylde Signature Wah<br /> &bull; MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive<br /> &bull; MXR Black Label Chorus<br /> &bull; Red Monkey Zakk Wylde Guitar Strap<br /> &bull; Marshall MA50 head + 4x12 Cabinet<br /> <br /> Runner up:<br /> Guitar Hero World Tour with a Zakk Wylde autographed controller and XBox 360 along with a copy of the new BLS CD.<br /> 3rd, 4th and 5th place prizes will be awarded as well!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1091/SPONSORED_EMG_Zakk_Wylde_Contest_Commercial.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">EMGtv visits Jason Newsted at his private art studio for an update and history of using EMG Pickups.<br /> Jason achieved worldwide recognition as bass guitarist for Metallica from 1986-2001.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><br /> Today, Jason Newsted is an artist with a newly found passion for painterly expression. He remains devoted to his music that is a formative and consistent influence for his painting.<br /> <br /> Art Show Official Site:<br /> <a href="http://www.micaela.com/newsted.html" target="_blank" title="http://www.micaela.com/newsted.html" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent; color: #0033cc; text-decoration: none;">http://www.micaela.com/newsted.html</a></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1092/SPONSORED_Jason_Newsted_EMG_Artist.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;" class="Apple-style-span">While waiting for the volcanic ash cloud to subside, Steve Smyth stopped in EMG HQ to say hi. We pulled him right into the studio and had him rip a song for EMGtv. He made it back to London in a couple of days and left us wanting more</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1093/SPONSORED_Steve_Smyth_performs_live_at_EMGtv.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;" class="Apple-style-span"> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;" id="eow-description"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Rob Turner shows how to install the DG20.<br /> When you hear the tones coming out of his red Strat&reg; you are hearing him play his signature EMG Pro Series system, the DG20.</span></p> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1094/SPONSORED_David_Gilmour_EMG_DG20_Pickup_installat.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Kevin Keith Performs Live using the Chapman Stick at EMGtv</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1098/SPONSORED_Kevin_Keith_Performs_Live_at_EMGtv.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Gabrielle Louise Performs at EMGtv, Showcasing the ACS Active Sound Hole Pickup</span>. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1099/SPONSORED_Gabrielle_Louise_EMG.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Christian Olde Wolbers, performs Beneath the Shades of Gray from Arkaea, live at EMGtv</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1100/SPONSORED_Christian_Olde_Wolbers.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Seasons After perform a live acoustic version of "On Your Own" at EMGtv.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1101/SPONSORED_Seasons_After_On_Your_Own_Unplugged.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #000000;">Seasons After perform a live acoustic version of "Marked" at EMGtv.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100601/1102/SPONSORED_Seasons_After_Marked_Unplugged_At_EMG.aspx Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the L&acirc;g 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 StudioL&acirc;g Plus &amp; Nanoflex Piezo preamp pickup.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100521/1015/Video_Review_Lag_Tramontane_T400DCE.aspx Fri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100521/1016/Video_Review_JamHub_TourBus.aspx Fri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner<span width="15px" height="12px" class="skype_name_mark" title="lance-a-not"> </span>is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, during the Experience Hendrix tour where he catches up with blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. In this segment, we get to hear about the process behind recording Kenny Wayne Shepherd's new music and the Fenders, Fuchs and plethora of effects pedals he used to make it all happen. In addition, we hear a few ways the new KWS material may be released.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100519/1013/Artist_Interview_Kenny_Wayne_Shepherd.aspx Wed, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Pat Smith walks us through his latest review in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar -- the Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Baritone Jazz Guitar.<br /> <br /> The Isabella is Jens Ritter's (renowned bass luthier) take on building a hollowbody-style guitar but with a solid body construction. It also uniquely thin as it only measures 1" thick. Also, it has a very different bridge design/construction, which Ritter describes as "the hand cast bridge foot is mounted into a small hollowed area carved into the body that exactly matches the contour of the bridge foot. The bridge foot is held in place by a friction setting and only makes contact with a 2mm thin elliptical contour ridge along the hollow area. Thus, most of the surface area on the interior side of the bridge foot and the bridge studs float in the hollow area."<br /> <br /> The body is made from a very light swamp ash, the neck is switenia mahogany and the fingerboard is Bavarian maple. The tuners are Gotohs, the bridge is a Schaller and the pickup is a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100518/1011/Video_Review_Jens_Ritter_Princess_Isabella_Guitar.aspx Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Pat Smith walks us through his Web Exclusive review of the ZT Amplifiers' Club combo (the full review can be found on <a dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com)." target="_blank" href="http://www.premierguitar.com%29./">http://www.premierguitar.com).</a> <br /> <br /> The ZT Club is a solid-state combo that rocks out an incredible 200 watts of Class A/B power.Sharing the same proprietary electronics design of the Lunchbox amp, the Club is capable of delivering 200 watts with output over 130dB at only 22 pounds and just a few inches bigger than the custom 12 driver inside. The Club expands on the ZT Lunchbox platform by featuring separate Bass and Treble controls, an effects loop, and a traditional Reverb control.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100506/1009/Video_Review_ZT_Amplifiers_Club.aspx Thu, 06 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he catches with up Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs. In this segment, Matthias Jabs introduces us to his store MJ Guitars based in Germany and its huge collection of guitars. Here, we get to see plenty of Fender Custom Shop models, including several original, rare Fender Candy Apple Red Teles, 12-strings, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Stratocasters and J and P Basses.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100429/1006/Scorpions_Matthias_Jabs_Candy_Apple_Red_Fenders.aspx Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he catches with up Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs. In this segment, Matthias Jabs introduces us to his store MJ Guitars based in Germany and its huge collection of guitars. Here, we get to check out all of Matthias' vintage and rare Gretsch and Gibson guitars, including a J-45, old ES-335s, '50s Les Pauls, original '60s SGs and an original Chet Atkins semi-hollow Gretsch model.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100429/1007/Scorpions_Matthias_Jabs_Vintage_Gibsons_Gretsch.aspx Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he catches with up Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs. In this segment, Matthias Jabs introduces us to his store MJ Guitars based in Germany and its huge collection of guitars. Here, we walk-through Matthias' collection of guitars he uses on tour with the Scorpions. We get up close and personal with his famous 'Hurricane' Explorers, Explorer 90s, Strats and Firebirds.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100429/1008/Scorpions_Matthias_Jabs_Touring_Guitar_Collection.aspx Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner takes the Way Huge Electronics Aqua-Puss Analog Delay for spin in his latest review featured in the May issue of Premier Guitar Magazine.<br /> <br /> The Aqua-Puss MKII has been reintroduced to the wild with a near spot-on recreation of the original delay pedal. The Aqua-Puss' Delay knob controls the speed from 20ms to over 300ms for cavernous tones. The Feedback control regulates delay duration and intensity, but an extreme setting can send the analog delay into self-oscillatingmode (demoed by Jordan), which can create a hysteria of noises and sounds. And the Blend knob lets you set a balance between dry and delayed signal?from mild to wild. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100415/1003/Video_Review_Way_Huge_Aqua_Puss_Analog_Delay.aspx Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Pat Smith takes us through his review of the new Jaguar Amplification Junior combo (the full review can be found in the May issue of Premier Guitar magazine).<br /> <br /> The Jaguar Junior is a 17 watt class A amplifier and is loaded with 2-12AX7 preamp tubes, 2-EL84 and 1-GZ34 power tubes. It is a single channel amp with high and low inputs. The controls are simplistic and basic -- Master Volume, Volume and Tone. In the back of the amp there is a pentode and triode switch that enables the guitarist to dial back the amp to 7 watts. The over-sized cabinet is packed with a single Customized Celestion G12H Anniversary speaker and the whole package weighs about 45 lbs.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100415/1004/Video_Review_Jaguar_Amplification_Junior.aspx Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Engl Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out Engl's newest products for 2010, including the Powerball II, GigMaster 15 combo, Fireball 100 and the Bass Rackhead 1060.<br /> <br /> The Powerball II is a 100 watt head loaded with 4-6L6GC power tubes and 4-ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes. The Powerball II featues include -- 4 Gain control knobs: Clean Gain-1, Crunch Gain-2, Lead Gain-3 and Lead Gain-4. It has two Bottom sound switches, one for Lead-Channel 3 and another one for Lead-Channel 4. Also, it has middle-boosted switching (works on all 4 channels) via front panel button or via footswitch. Another feature is the electronic power tube monitoring system (PTM) with LED indication (new version). Other front panel controls include EQ system Clean and Crunch: Bass, Middle, Treble-Clean, Treble-Crunch, EQ system Lead-Channel 3 and Lead-Channel 4: Bass, Middle or Middle-boosted, Presence and Depth Punch controls in the power amp stage.<br /> <br /> The GigMaster 15 is a combo that has power scaling, an effects loop and the two channels share the EQ. The combo can be set at 15W / 5W / 1W / 0W and the switches are on the back (0W being for direct recording).<br /> <br /> The new ENGL Fireball 100 features a darker, lower midrange focused tone. The new added Midrange Boost (which can be controlled via footswitch) plus the Bottom switch, Engl describes as adding that special fire to your sound. Engl describes the well-dressed gain structures as allowing any sounds from crystal clear, crispy crunch, fat rock rhythm or heavy metal riffs to searing lead lines. With 100 Watts of pure 6L6GC power amp fury, the Fireball 100 delivers more punch than ever before.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100409/1001/Engl_Amps_Powerball_II_GigMaster_15_Demos.aspx Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Line 6 booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from the brand new James Tyler Variax.<br /> <br /> This year, Line 6 introduces the all-new Line 6 Variax James Tyler JTV models there are three JTV models to chose from; JTV 59, JTV 69 and JTV 89.<br /> <br /> The JTV59 is a singlecut (Les Paul) -style; the JTV69 is a Strat-style; the third and final model is the JTV89 shredder. All the guitars are loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups, James Ty'ler-designed custom bridges and a drop tuning dial.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100409/1002/Line_6_James_Tyler_Variax_Demo.aspx Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Framus and Warwick booth. In this segment, we get to check out some new guitars from Framus and new basses from Warwick.<br /> <br /> This year, Framus has re-done several iterations of their popular models - the Diablo and Panthera. In this segment, we get to check out some standard models and custom shop offerings. All the guitars feature Seymour Duncan pickups and Framus' exquisite high-gloss finishes.<br /> <br /> On the Warwick side of things, we get to check out a Jagermeister bass, Robert Trujillo's (Metallica) new signature bass (based of the Streamer LX4 model) and Adam Clayton's (U2) new signature bass.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100408/999/Framus_Diablo_Series_Warwick_Jagermeister_Bass.aspx Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he swings by the Knaggs Guitars booth. In this segment we get to check out Joe Knaggs (formerly of PRS Guitars) new line of guitars.<br /> <br /> The Knaggs Guitars lineup of models includes the Kenai, Patuxant, Choptank, Severn, Sheyenne, Keya and the Choptank bass. All the models (excluding the Choptank bass) are built upon a three-layer tier system providing guitarists a plethora of options, including types of tonewoods, inlay designs, inlay materials, purfling and pickup choices to make sure every choice or preference is covered within the realm of Knaggs Guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100408/1000/Knaggs_Guitars_Kenai_Choptank_Severn_Keya.aspx Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Blackstar Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out some of Blackstar's new HT-Effects pedals; Modulation, Delay and Reverb.<br /> <br /> The Modulation is described as having a tone from gentle tremolo to roaring jet engine flange, it brings you all the musicality of the classic vintage effects pedals. For ease of use the Slow/Fast feature lets you adjust the modulation time of the eight different modulation effects while you are playing. The unique Saturation control then lets you add real valve compression and harmonics.<br /> <br /> The Delay has eight different delays in one pedal and they can take you from vintage and multi-head tape delays to classic analog and linear full bandwidth effects and two loop modes as well. You can then add in real valve compression and harmonics using the unique Saturation control.<br /> <br /> Finally, the Reverb can take you from your room to an arena via hall, plate, spring, gate and reverse-reverb effects. Valve compression and harmonics are added using the Dwell control, and you can switch the reverb time from short to long while you are playing.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100407/997/Blackstar_HT_Series_Pedals_Demos_Modulation_Delay.aspx Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Kala Ukulele booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their U-Bass.<br /> <br /> The U-Bass is a short-scale bass (21") that produces the same pitches as a standard bass and is tuned like a standard bass, too. The U-Bass is made with a one-piece of mahogany and comes with a rosewood fretboard and bridge. It is loaded with four individual piezo element pickups so it works as a fully-functioning bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100407/998/Kala_Ukuleles_U_Bass_Demo.aspx Wed, 07 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he swings by the Bolt Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Bolt's newest amp - the BTH-50.<br /> <br /> The BTH-50 is a 50 watt head loaded with 12AX7 preamp tubes and 6L6 power tubes (which can be exchanged for EL34s). The Lead and Rhythm channels feature Gain &amp; Level Controls three selectable Reverbs, Selectable active &amp; passive EQ with Bass, Mid (swept in Lead Channel), Treble and a three-way position Voicing switch. The Master section features Level, Presence, SoloBoost with amount, On/Off &amp; Gain/Level Select, effects loop on/off and power amp mute switch. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100406/992/Bolt_Amps_BTH_50_Head_Demo.aspx Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Morpheus FX booth. In this segment, we get a demo and walk-thru of their newest effects pedal - the Capo Pedal.<br /> <br /> With the Capo pedal you can electronically capo your guitar and maintain perfect pitch. For example, play an E chord in standard tuning, then use the Capo pedal to up tune your guitar so the chord is changed to an F, F#, G, G#, A, Bb or B. In addition, the CAPO pedal has Full Octave Up Pitch and a great-sounding Octaver/12- string emulator that causes your 6-string to sound like a 12-string, with octaves for strings 3-6, and doubles strings 1 and 2.<br /> <br /> It pedal also features effect-toggling so you can instantly toggle back and forth between the up pitch and the Effect Off for a cool up/down pitch-shift effect during rapid ascending/ descending arpeggios and scale runs.The Capo uses proprietary polyphonic pitch up algorithms that maintain perfect harmonic accuracy and tonally correct overtones.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100406/993/Morpheus_FX_Capo_Pedal_Demo.aspx Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get to check out a demo of TC Electronic's new PolyTune iPhone App.<br /> <br /> The PolyTune iPhone app has everything the PolyTune stompbox has, including polyphonic tunings of all six strings at once, alternative tunings and the ability to adjust the pitch.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100406/994/TC_Electronic_PolyTune_iPhone_App_Demo.aspx Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the TC Electronic booth. In this segment, we get a rundown of TC's new bass amp combo - the BG500. The BG500 is built off the RH450 bass amp platform with a few key alterations and changes. <br /> <br /> TC Electronic's BG500 is 500 Watts of power combined with custom-built Eminence drivers, tone shaping tools and a full list of ground-breaking features, making both BG500s (1x15 or 2x10) a suitable rig for any gig. BG500 shares many of the tools that have made the revolutionary RH450 bass amp such a success. BG500 features the incredible SpectraComp? compressor from RH450 that allows per string compression that evens out the compression across all strings, creating a much more musical sound. BG500s TubeTone? effect has also been taken directly from the RH450 amp, and rather than replicating a tube sound using one small preamp tube, it emulates the characteristics of a tube preamp and true tube power amp section to deliver an unrivaled full tube sound. Yet another feature ported from the RH450 is the user-defined presets. Combined with tone shaping tools, these presets allow bass players to create the tones they need and then switch between them instantly and seamlessly. For quick and instant tuning, BG500 also features a fully integrated bass tuner that automatically mutes when activated, allowing for swift, silenced tuning. Furthermore, BG500 introduces the innovative TweeterTone? control that allows front panel tweeter control, as well as two new Contour shapes that create warm and smooth tones instantaneously.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100406/995/TC_Electronic_BG500_Bass_Amp_Combo.aspx Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: arial;">PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Orange Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to check out the new Orange O PC prototype. A full-functioning Windows machine, the O PC comes with a pre-installed Orange Amp VST plug-in (a custom version of IK Multimedia's AmpliTube), an 8" JBL speaker, a dedicated 1/4" input, an ext. speaker jack (for the optional stereo cab), DVD drive, top-mounted Wi-Fi antenna, amp-style knobs (Volume, Balance, Treble, and Bass), and all the connection ports you'd expect. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100406/996/Orange_Amps_The_O_PC_Demo.aspx Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the AT Metal Guitar Picks booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear two of their guitar picks in action. They are showcased in this video producing sounds like chirping birds, police sirens and DJs scratching (ala Tom Morello). </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100405/991/AT_Picks_Metal_Guitar_Picks_Demo.aspx Mon, 05 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse where he visits the Lundgren Pickups booth. In this segment, we get to see Lundgren's line of pickups ranging from vintage singlecoils for Teles and Strats to modern humbuckers for 7-string and 8-string guitars. In addition, Lundgren offers mini-humbuckers, standard humbuckers, p90s and filter-tron-style pickups. Their pickups can currently be found in custom shop Ibanez 7- and 8-string guitars and Conklin guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100401/989/Lundgren_Pickups_Singlecoils_Humbuckers_P_90s.aspx Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2010 Musikmesse show where he visits the Elmwood Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear about two new Elmwood products - the El Toro 60 watt head and the 2-channel distortion preamp prototype pedal. <br /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/redirect?username=premierguitar&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.premierguitar.com&amp;video_id=rVbvqPfQU6g&amp;event=url_redirect&amp;url_redirect=True&amp;usg=iQgNd7MOc-H2NPJwfzbBxdtDJrw=" dir="ltr" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100401/990/Elmwood_El_Toro_Head_2_Channel_Distortion_Pedal.aspx Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Jam Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to check out their exquisite line of hand-built, hand-painted effects pedals.<br /> <br /> Jam Pedals are hand-made in Greece. They are analog, point-to-point pedals, made from some of the highest available quality materials on the market, including rare NOS chips, specially selected matched NOS transistors and carbon comp resistors. All of their pedals are true-bypass so as not to ruin your hard-earned tone. Circuits are based on classic 60's and 70's vintage pedals that helped built the sound of Rock n' Roll.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100331/986/JAM_Pedals_Hand_Built_Hand_Painted_Effects.aspx Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Maton Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see what is new for Maton as they show us their 808TE Tommy Emmanuel Signature model, the 425/12-string model, the BB1200 and the MS500 50th Anniversary model.<br /> <br /> The 808TE features a Sitka spruce top, Queensland maple back, sides and neck and rosewood fretboard. Its onboard electronics include a piezo pickup and microphone that work together to produce electrified tones with the full ambiance of the acoustic guitar. <br /> <br /> The 425/12-String is made of Queensland walnut back and sides with a solid Sikta spruce top. It has a Queensland maple neck and is loaded with a AP5 pickup.<br /> <br /> The BB1200 has a solid blackwood back and sides, a set rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard on a 25.5" scale. <br /> <br /> The 50th Anniversary Mastersound is a celebration of the original MS500, introduced in 1958. Not just another re-issue this guitar is a tribute to a timeless classic, reflecting the style and feel of the original but designed to fulfil the needs of todays guitarists. It features a silver silkwood body, Queensland maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Its loaded with MV coiltappable humbucker (bridge) and a MV singlecoil in the neck. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100331/987/Maton_Guitars_808_Tommy_Emmanuel_BB1200_MS500.aspx Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, where he visits the VOX Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out the newest effects pedal from VOX - the Joe Satriani Signature Ice 9 Overdrive. The Ice 9 overdrive pedal is fourth in a series of effect pedals created in collaboration between world-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani and VOX. <br /> <br /> With two distinct overdrive modes, versatile tone-shaping, and the ever-popular 'More' switch, the Ice 9 delivers a wide range of inspiring tones, yet remains remarkably easy to use. The Ice 9's controls are Gain, Tone, Bass Volume and it features the aforementioned More switch. In addition, it has another switch that goes between Vintage and Modern voicings. The Vintage mode employs a special op amp and premium diodes to offer overdrive effects that are sweetly warm and classic, with just the right amount of sparkle and sustain. In contrast, the Modern voice utilizes a Germanium diode to kick up a cutting-edge overdrive that is altogether new and aggressive.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100330/983/VOX_Joe_Satriani_Ice_9_Overdrive_Demo.aspx Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the O Nine booth. In this segment, we get introduced to the O Nine Tunator Resonator Cabinet. This invention is said to work like older violins by allowing the user to adjust the tuning of the speaker cab walls, which directly effects the speaker cone giving the guitarist a completely different tone. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100330/984/O_Nine_Resonator_Cabinet.aspx Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Italia Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out several variations within the Maranello Series. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100330/985/Italia_Guitars_Maranello_Series.aspx Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse 2010 where he visits the Ritter Instruments booth. In this segment, we get to check out what is new from Jens Ritter's company. <br /> <br /> Here, we get to see new Ritter basses, including the Roya 5-string, the Raptor, the Jupiter 6-string (Grateful Dead Phil Lesh's signature instrument) and the new brand new Cora. In addition, we get our first glimpse at Ritter's first guitar -- the Princess Isabella. This guitar is a jazz guitar with a very lightweight swamp ash body, Switenia mahogany neck, bavarian maple fingerboard and it has a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz pickup.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100329/981/Ritter_Instruments_Princess_Isabella_Roya_Cora.aspx Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Remote Cab booth. In this segment, we get to check out their Isolation Cabinet (Remote Cab). <br /> <br /> It is a standard isolation cabinet, but with some updated technology -- it has a remote control mic holder that moves the mic from the speaker cone to the outter ridge of the speaker without opening or messing around inside the cabinet. All movements of the microphone are controlled by a joystrick-box. The iso-cab can feature any microphone, microphone holder/clip or speaker combination a guitarist prefers. Its out-going connectors are either XLR or multicore. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100329/982/Remote_Cab_Isolation_Speaker_Cabinet.aspx Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Meridian, MS, where he visits the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. In this segment, we get to check out quite possibly the most important guitar in the world - Jimmie Rodgers' 1928 Martin 000-45 with the charming "THANKS" on its back. This guitar is where it all started -- and where much of today's music can be traced back to. Like Bob Dylan said, "it all started with Jimmie Rodgers." In addition to the '28 000-45, we get to check out a 1996 000-45JR replica # 1 of 100.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100323/975/Jimmie_Rodgers_Museum_Tour.aspx Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Stax Records Museum. In this segment, we get to see where and how some of the most legendary soul music was made. Within this video, we get to check out some iconic Stax studio gear like an Ike Turner Telecaster, a Steve Cropper Telecaster, a Steve Cropper ES-175 and Fender Princeton amp, James Alexander's bass used on "Soul Finger," Duck Dunn's P Bass and much more.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100323/976/Stax_Records_Museum_Cropper_Ike_Turner_Teles.aspx Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Stax Records Museum. In this segment, we get to see where and how some of the most legendary soul music was made. Within this video, we get to check out some iconic Stax studio gear like Booker T's Hammond B2 piano used to record "Green Onions," Pops Staples Gibson, Little Milton's Gibson ES-335, Albert King V, Issac Hayes' Cadillac and the Shaft Wah Wah pedal.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100323/977/Stax_Records_Museum_Albert_King_V_The_Shaft_Wah.aspx Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Gary Holt. In this segment, Gary Holt talks about his upcoming Schecter signature guitar, his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100323/978/Rig_Rundown_Exodus_Gary_Holt.aspx Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Exodus guitarist, Lee Altus. In this segment, Lee Altus talks about his current live setup, the new DVD - Shovel Headed Tour Machine - and their forthcoming album - Exhibit B: The Human Condition.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100323/979/Rig_Rundown_Exodus_Lee_Altus.aspx Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, where he catches up with Arch Enemy's guitarists Christopher Amott and Michael Amott. In this segment, the Amott brothers talk about this current live setup - guitars, amplifiers and effects - and how they recorded The Root of All Evil.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100323/980/Rig_Rundown_Arch_Enemy_Christopher_Michael_Amott.aspx Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the legendary Sun Studio. In this segment, we get a grand tour of one of the most famous studios in the world -- Sun Studio.<br /> <br /> Some may say, this is the birthplace of rock 'n' roll with the recording of the "That's Alright." You get to see where Elvis and Scotty Moore stood during that pioneer recording. In addition, Sam Philips recorded Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. The Studio is a one-room place with a lot of the equipment and appointments the building had back in the '50s. Recently, U2 recorded some tracks in the quaint room.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100319/970/Sun_Studio_Tour.aspx Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to check out how the ES Series guitars are built. Here, we get to see how the wood is cut, pressed, sanded, bound and eventually put together. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100319/971/Gibson_Custom_Memphis_ES_Series_Constructing_Body.aspx Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to check out how the neck is set, the procedure behind preparing the fretboard, the execution of the PLEK machine, the way they paint and finish each guitar and how they install and setup the hardware and electronics.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100319/972/Gibson_Custom_Memphis_ES_Series_Neck_PLEK_machine.aspx Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Memphis, TN, where he visits the Gibson Custom Memphis factory. The Gibson Custom Memphis factory builds all the ES hollow- and semi-hollow bodied guitars, the white Les Paul and the Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck. In this segment, we get to see the final inspection process. Here, we get to see how the technician checks fret height, action, hardware setup and makes sure the guitar plays, sounds and reacts as it should by playing the "Gibson" song.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100319/973/Gibson_Custom_Memphis_ES_Series_Final_Inspection.aspx Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review for the TC Electronic PolyTune pedal--featured in the 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.<br /> <br /> The PolyTune is the world's first polyphonic tuner. You simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. This new tuning technology changes the way players can tune by enabling the tuning feature to apply to all the strings at once. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. The tune works in two modes. First, Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. The other option is for the people that want a little more real-time information, stream-mode measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display. The PolyTune is also a true bypass pedal.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100310/969/Video_Review_TC_Electronic_PolyTune.aspx Wed, 10 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes &amp; Kettner factory. In this video segment, we get to check out the countless tests, trials and evaluations each amp must go through before receiving the final approval. Here, Hughes &amp; Kettner show us several ways they test the amp, the chassis, the sound quality, the tubs, general functions and the "tone" test.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100305/966/Hughes_Kettner_How_To_Test_an_Amp.aspx Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes &amp; Kettner factory. In this segment, we get to check out how each amp is designed, constructed and eventually tested. In addition, we get to see how Hughes &amp; Kettner tests their tubes before they are biased.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100305/967/Hughes_Kettner_Inside_the_Factory.aspx Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's On Location in St. Wendel, Germany, where they visit the Hughes &amp; Kettner and HK Audio factories. In this segment, we get an up close and personal tour of the factories that builds both Hughes &amp; Kettner cabs and HK Audio PAs and wedges. As shown through the video, both companies are diligent on quality, craftsmanship and making sure each product is ready to go with numerous trials and tests.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100305/968/Hughes_Kettner_and_HK_Audio_Building_Cabs.aspx Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the 65Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest amp, the Tupelo.<br /> <br /> The Tupelo is a breakthrough amplifier rooted in the same lost designs as his brother "Lil Elvis" only based on a 6V6 power section. The unique circuitry of the "Elvis" circuit creates a platform that reveals the true character of the power tubes to a surprising level. The 6V6 power section changes the character of the Elvis front end to sound like outstanding examples of American circuitry from the late 50's through the mid-sixties while at the same time removing all the bad behaviors of those old amps. The Tupelo is a must for players whose ears are tuned to American circuits and sounds. Equally comfortable in every music genre, the Tupelo is a super-versatile cousin to the Lil Elvis with more power, an astonishing vocabulary, touch sensitivity and harmonic richness. Again loaded with 65's "Master Voltage" circuitry to make the Tupelo comfortable at any volumes from Bedroom to Coffee House to Small Clubs to the Studio. The Tupelo also features as passive FX Loop, 2 speaker outs and 65's unique bias tremolo.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100224/964/NAMM_10_65Amps_Tupelo_Demo.aspx Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get to check out their two newest JamMan offerings -- the JamMan Solo and the JamMan Stereo.<br /> <br /> In 2005, Digitech crafted the original JamMan, over 6 hours worth of material could be stored on a removable media card. Now, DigiTech? they have the new JamMan Solo Looper/Phrase Sampler with the ability to store 35 minutes of CD-quality loops in 99 internal memories as well as having an SD memory card expansion slot giving you the ability to store over 16 hours of material in an additional 99 slots.The JamMan Solo is designed for guitarists and bassists packing a full-featured looper in a compact form factor.<br /> <br /> The JamMan Solo features USB connectivity and will sync to DigiTechs free JamManager? software that organizes and saves your JamMan Solos loops to PC or Mac. JamManager also lets you quickly create custom JamLists to take to your gig. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100219/963/NAMM_10_DigiTech_JamMan_Solo_Demo_JamMan_Stereo.aspx Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Source Audio booth. In this segment, we get to see three of their newest effects pedals -- the Multiwave Bass Distortion, Multiwave Distortiong (guitar) and the Classic Distortion.<br /> <br /> The Soundblox Multiwave Bass Distortion features the same multi-band process that made the original Multiwave guitar pedal so popular, but this time, the Source Audio engineers adapted the process to compliment the unique frequency range of the bass guitar. Multi-band processing divides a signal into multiple bands then distorts them individually, giving musicians unprecedented levels of sound clarity and note articulation. Bassists can effectively combine complex chords and intervals with distorted tones?the Multiwave eliminates the mush and allows each note to ring clear and true.<br /> <br /> Users have access to 23 distinct and modern sounding distortions that go far beyond traditional sounds. They range from normal, for a somewhat traditional distortion curve, to extreme foldback and octave settings for more aggressive and synth-like tones. Each distortion type is further customizable via the drive control, and separate clean and distorted level knobs. This advanced sound control alleviates the tendency for low-end reduction associated with most bass distortion units. The Multiwave Bass is also compatible with the Hot Hand? motion controller, adding even more expressive possibilities.<br /> <br /> The Multiwave Distortion features 21 distinctive and modern effects not found on typical distortion pedals. Based on new proprietary algorithms, these range from basic overdrive sounds to aggressive synth-like, octave heavy and extreme foldback settings that go far beyond emulations of typical classic distortions.<br /> <br /> The Multiwave Distortions unique Multi-Band mode divides the input signal into several frequency bands, which are distorted separately before being re-combined. Guitarists can play complex distorted chords and each note can be heard with absolute clarity. Several notes can feed back or drone simultaneously while a separate melody is played on top without the typical loss of volume associated with most of other types of distortion. The Multiwave Distortion is also compatible with the Hot Hand? motion sensor. When connected, Hot Hand controls the amount of gain.<br /> <br /> The Soundblox Classic Distortion packs 4 tube amp and 8 fuzz box overdrive tones plus a Clean Boost/Tone mode into one compact and easy to use pedal. Unlike other products, which attempt to digitally clone, model or emulate vintage gear, the organic tones of the Soundblox Pro Classic Distortion are the result of a five-year listening study and iterative algorithm design process involving over 40 classic pedals and extensive artist evaluation. Plus, the Classic Distortion is Hot Hand? ready for even more expressive capabilities.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100218/959/NAMM_Source_Audio_Multiwave_Distortion_Demo_More.aspx Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Radial Engineering booth. In this segment, we get to check out three of their newest products for 2010. <br /> <br /> Here, we get to see and hear from the Bones Vienna Chorus, the PZ-DI box and the F11 Tube Preamp for bass or acoustic guitars.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100218/960/NAMM_10_Radial_Engineering_Vienna_Chorus_PZ_DI.aspx Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the James Trussart Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from three of his latest guitar offerings -- the Steelmaster, the Steel O Matic Gatorskin and Steelcaster Snakeskin. All the demos are performed by rockabilly guitarist Danny B. Harvey.<br /> <br /> The Steelmaster has a '62 maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, alder body with antique snakeskin finish and Arcane Inc. Jazz 90 (P-90 construction and tone in a Jazz Master housing) pickups. <br /> <br /> The Steel O Matic has a Gator engraved top, pickguard and headcap. It features a '62 maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and an alder body. It is loaded with Arcane Inc. singlecoils.<br /> <br /> The Steelcaster has a perforated back, a '62 maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. It has an Arcane Inc. pickups -- Tele (bridge) and a humbucker (neck).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100218/961/NAMM_10_James_Trussart_Steelmaster_Steelcaster.aspx Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Yamaha Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest acoustic models for 2010.<br /> <br /> The new models are the FSX720 and FSX730, which are both derived from the FG series. The FSX720 has mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridge and neck. Also, it features piezo electronics.<br /> <br /> The FSX730 has rosewood back and sides, rosewood bridge and neck. Also, it comes loaded with transducer electronics.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100218/962/NAMM_10_Yamaha_FSX720_FSX730_Acoustics.aspx Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Bogner Amplification booth. In this segment, she catches up with Reinhold Bogner as he walks us through what's new with his company for 2010. The new products include the introduction of the International Series -- the Brixton, the New Yorker, the Mojado and the Barcelona. Next up, we get to check out the high-powered Goldfinger 90. Lastly, we get to see some new rackmount gear from Bogner including the Fish Preamp, Shiva Preamp, Kraftwerk 3, Kraftwerk 2 and Kraftwerk 1 preamps.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100217/957/NAMM_10_Bogner_Brixton_New_Yorker_Mojado_More.aspx Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Dunlop booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several of Dunlop's newest guitar accessories, including the Max-Grip picks, the Dirty Donny picks, Rev. Willy's strings, slides and picks, the Heavy Core strings, the Roadpro String Winder and Lucky 13 &amp; BMF straps.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100217/958/NAMM_10_Dunlop_Max_Grip_Picks_Heavy_Core_Strings.aspx Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the ToadWorks USA Effects booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from two of their newest pedals -- the PipeLine Harmonic Vibrato/Tremolo pedal and the Fat City Dual Overdrive.<br /> <br /> Amplitude modulation, otherwise known as tremolo, is arguably the first 'overt' guitar effect. Amplifiers with built-in tremolo began appearing by the late 40's, and became standard equipment by the late 50's. The first major style of music to adopt tremolo as it's own was surf music - groups like the Del-Tones, the Ventures and the Chantays combined tremolo with reverb to create the definitive surf guitar sound.<br /> <br /> In 1961, the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company released a complex variation on the tremolo effect known commonly as harmonic vibrato. While not technically vibrato (frequency modulation), this new take on tremolo created an effect vaguely reminiscent of a rotating speaker. Due to it's complexity and cost, this form of tremolo was short lived, and no adequate substitute existed - until now. <br /> <br /> ToadWorks Fat City is a Professional Series effect pedal consisting of two unique overdrive circuits, as well as an independently switchable boost. The overdrive has been designed to emulate classic tube amplifier sounds, and each overdrive circuit can be engaged separately or in combination, thus creating the unique "Fat City" sound.<br /> <br /> The clean boost is re-routable via a mini toggle switch located directly above the boost pot. This allows you to place the boost in front of, or after the overdrive circuits, and it's all True Bypass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100216/956/NAMM_ToadWorks_PipeLine_Tremolo_Fat_City_Demos.aspx Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Budda Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest amp for 2010 -- the MN-100.<br /> <br /> The Budda MN-100 is a highly versatile, high-gain amplifier featuring three independent channels, a 100-watt power section driven by four 6L6GC tubes, and a preamp consisting of seven two-stage 12AX7 tubes. The MN-100 also features dual 5U4 rectifier tubes and a solid-state rectifier, with the patent-pending PowerPan? variable rectification control that allows players to open uncharted tone territory by selecting full tube rectification, diode rectification or anywhere between the two.<br /> <br /> All three of the Budda MN-100's independent channels?Clean, Rhythm and Lead?include separate three-band EQ, Reverb, Resonance, Presence, and true bypass effects loop with send and return levels. Each channel also features Overboost, a stompbox-style lead boost that engages an additional tube-driven gain circuit to gives players a supercharged boost. The effects loop on channel 2 can also be used as a global loop for incredible versatility in effects routing. The included nine-button footcontroller digitally switches via MIDI all three channels, effects loops and Overboost functions, as well as Master Reverb and Master Boost, a second Master Volume control that can be used to boost the overall volume of the amp.<br /> <br /> This multi-faceted, innovative amplifier found its aesthetic equal in the custom Italian leathers, signature dragon embellishments and metalwork of footwear designer Mark Nason (www.marknason.com). No stranger to the rock&amp;roll lifestyle, Mark Nason's signature couture creations translate easily from Sunset Boulevard to center stage on the Budda MN-100 and MN-412.<br /> <br /> The Budda MN-100 also features a half-power switch for operating the amplifier in either 50 or 100 watt mode. The back panel also features an amplifier chain section with power-amp inputs and a slave output, impedance selector and MIDI input and output for use in MIDI-switching rigs. The matching MN-412? cabinet features four Budda Phat 12 loudspeakers and Mark Nason leather covering.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100213/955/NAMM_10_Budda_Amps_MN_100_Head.aspx Sat, 13 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she swings by the Red Witch Analog Pedals booth. In this segment, we get to check out two of their newest pedal offerings -- the Medusa Chorus/Tremolo and the Titan Delay.<br /> <br /> The Medusa is a reissue of a popular pedal first built years ago by Red Witch's creator Ben Fulton. Upon popular demand, they re-released the Medusa which is a Chorus and Tremolo pedal that can work as either or a combination of the two.<br /> <br /> The Titan Delay is an analog delay pedal with not one, not two, but three completely independent delay units. The Titan's triumvirate of time tantalizers allows you to create an array of truly unique and original delay sounds. Voiced for the ultimate analog styled sound, the Titan provides three 800m/sec delays. They use the classic analog delay compander to ensure the ultimate recreation of an analog flavored delay, which works hand in hand with their more contemporary delay engines.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100211/952/NAMM_10_Red_Witch_Medusa_Chorus_Tremolo_Demo.aspx Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the SWR Sound booth. In this segment, she catches up with Dethklok and Steve Vai bassist Bryan Beller as he talks about some SWR gear (SM-1500 head) that he's been using on the road with Dethklok and the just-released Steve Vai "Where the Wild Things Are" live DVD.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100211/953/NAMM_10_SWR_Bryan_Beller_Steve_Vai_Interview.aspx Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Ibanez Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out several of their new guitar and bass offerings for 2010.<br /> <br /> First, we get to see the new Steve Vai UV77REMC has a five-piece maple/bubinga neck, basswood body, rosewood fingerboard and DiMarzio Blaze pickups.<br /> <br /> Next, we get to see the new RGD models, which feature three-piece maple necks, basswood body and bound rosewood fingerboards. These guitars are specifically made with the drop-tune player in mind.<br /> <br /> Lastly, we have the Ashula fret/fretless bass. This unique bass has a jatoba/ bubinga neck, light ash body, rosewood fingerboard and features the Mono-Rail IV bridge system. Also, it comes loaded with the Sonic Arch and Sonic Arch mini pickups.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100211/954/NAMM_10_Ibanez_Steve_Vai_UV77REMC_RGD_Models.aspx Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Tascam booth. In this segment, we get to see some guitar-relevent products new to the scene from Tascam for 2010.<br /> <br /> Their new products include a slim and sleek portable recorder (DR-08), a Linear PCM Recorder (DR-2d) and a must for a recording junkie - the DP-008 Digital Portastudio.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100210/947/NAMM_10_Tascam_DR_08_DR_2d_DP_008_Portastudio.aspx Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the PreSonus booth. In this segment, we get to see some of their new recording products for 2010.<br /> <br /> StudioLive is truly a third-generation digital mixer. Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.<br /> <br /> Here, in one portable device, are high-headroom XMAX? microphone preamplifiers, a built-in FireWire recording and playback interface, more than 90 signal processors, a big library of DSP effects, 6 (16.4.2) or 10 (24.4.2) aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback, and more.<br /> <br /> Create live mixes that glisten with clarity and detail?then record and enhance the performance with the power of StudioLive.<br /> <br /> Get creative in the studio. Build mixes, loops, sound effects, and more, then bring them out to your show and mix them with the live performance. Process channels using your favorite plug-ins and completely automate your entire performance. StudioLive revolutionizes music production, opening endless creative possibilities.<br /> <br /> Studio One is a groundbreaking music creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box.<br /> <br /> Its a creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiencyand yet its robust enough for the most complex productions. Its the DAW that a band of leading recording-hardware engineers and a team of industry-defining software-design veterans want to use for themselves. Its incredibly easy to use yet provides a wealth of professional features.<br /> <br /> Far from just another music-production program, Studio One changes the rules of the game. Fresh code, innovative drag-and-drop MIDI mapping and plug-in management, auto-configuration with PreSonus hardware, insanely good audio quality, unlimited tracks and plug-ins per track, and a powerful, inventive Start page that literally puts the whole project right in your hands are just a few of the compelling features of Studio One.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100210/948/NAMM_10_PreSonus_StudioLive_Studio_One_DAW.aspx Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several new products that will be released fully for Taylor during 2010.<br /> <br /> First up, the 8-string baritone, which has a truly unique voice, the 8-string baritone GS complements the baritones lower tonal range by pairing two octave strings with the third and fourth strings, adding a touch of upper-octave brightness without too much 12-string jangle. The result is a guitar with incredible tonal range, perfect for walking basslines and rich melodies. It features a solid Sitka spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides.<br /> <br /> Next, we get to check out the Jason Mraz Signature Nylon model and the Dave Matthews Signature 914ce custom model with "Grux" inspired inlays.<br /> <br /> Lastly, we get to check out some offerings from the Taylor Build to Order section. These guitars are one-off creations built by the Taylor upon request from direct buyers through the website or for dealers who wish to keep some BTO models in their stores.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100210/949/NAMM_10_Taylor_Dave_Matthews_Signature_More.aspx Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Egnater booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see one of their newest heads -- the Tweaker. The Tweaker is a 6V6 tube amp with tonal options galore that includes a voicing switch that goes from VOX to Marshall to Fender.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100210/950/NAMM_10_Egnater_Amps_Tweaker_Demo.aspx Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Guild Guitars booth. In this segment, we get an introduction to the some of the newest Guild models and configurations for 2010. Some of the new items we get to see our several USA models, F-50 Jumbo Koa Custom, D-55, F-50 Jumbo 12-string and many more.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100210/951/NAMM_10_Guild_D_55_F_50_Jumbo_Custom_Koa_More.aspx Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the PRS booth. In this segment, we talk with Paul Reed Smith about what's new from his company in 2010 and the announcement of the 25th Anniversary editions on several of his models.<br /> <br /> First up, we check out the Orianti SE Signature model that has a korina body, maple top and neck with an ebony fingerboard. It also has a PRS-style trem and PRS humbuckers in both positions.<br /> <br /> Next is the Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield, which is the first PRS production model to feature the new Narrowfield pickups. The Narrowfield pickups focus the string attack much like a singlecoil but are hum-canceling. The result is a new sounding pickup system, which blends features of single coil, soap bar, and humbucking pickups. The Swamp Ash Special is a 25th Anniversary model and features shadow bird inlays, anniversary headstock eagle and an optional maple fretboard.<br /> <br /> The Dallas II is a 50-watt boutique amp well suited for the working musician. While the amplifier will support many musical styles, it is well suited for the single coil player as well as anyone looking for a high quality amp with plenty of head room to support their favorite pedals. The half hand-wired and half PC board construction allows for all the quality and sound of PRSs original Dallas amplifier, but the Dallas II fits comfortably into our Tuxedo line of amps. Like the original Dallas, the Dallas II provides the classic, balanced sounds of 6L6 tubes, huge sounding cleans, and moderate overdrive.<br /> <br /> The PRS Signature amplifier is a further refinement of the PRS Original Sewell that has been tweaked to Paul Reed Smiths personal specifications. Paul Reed Smith describes this EL34 amp as the Original Sewell on steroids. It has a simple layout with the only controls being a Bright switch, Treble, Bass and Master Volume.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100209/942/NAMM_PRS_Demos_Swamp_Ash_Special_Orianthi_DallasII.aspx Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Roland BOSS booth. In this segment, we get BOSS' Rob Marcello to demo the new ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects unit.<br /> <br /> The ME-25 is packed with powerful BOSS features to make you sound like a pro, yet its as fun and easy to use as a stompbox. The built-in SOUND LIBRARY gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation, and play. Customize your sound with simple twists of the Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs. With COSM amp models onboard, plus Super Stack and Phrase Loop, the ME-25 is a dream processor for upstart guitarists who want great sound and ease of use.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100209/943/NAMM_10_BOSS_ME_25_Guitar_Multiple_Effects_Demo.aspx Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Bedell Guitars booth. In this segment, we get Bedell's owner/creator Tom Bedell to show us some of their Custom Shop models that can be built and spec'd out per customers requests via their website.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100209/944/NAMM_10_Bedell_Guitars_Custom_Shop_Models.aspx Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop booth. In this segment, she sits down and talks with telemaster Jim Campilongo about his upcoming CD, Orange, his new Fender Custom Shop Signature Top-Loader Telecaster and the Princeton Reverb (appropriately covered in orange tolex) he's using. In addition, they talk all things NYC and Fender and Jim even jams a little on his new telecaster.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100209/945/NAMM_Fender_Custom_Shop_Jim_Campilongo_Interview.aspx Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he swings by the Danelectro booth. In this segment, we get introduced to the newest offerings from Danelectro for 2010, including a '59 Modified that is based on the guitar used by Jimmy Page during the "Kashmir" recordings, a '59 Psychedelic based on a guitar Clapton used in the 70s, Standard '59 reissues, a '58 Longhorn bass and a black 12-string.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100209/946/NAMM_10_Danelectro_59_Reissues_12_String.aspx Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Orange Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see what's new with Orange Amps for 2010.<br /> <br /> This year they have a new Rockerverb, the Rockerverb 50 MKII. The updated head features a new FX Loop with a transparent sound, improved reverb tone, a Mid control on the clean channel, re-designed combos with front-panel controls and a new 1x12 configuration with 2-EL34 tubes.<br /> <br /> Next up, is the Thunder 30, which is their newest head and it aims to replace the 30 watt Rockerverb head. Also, the introduced a new 4x10 cab loaded with G10 Celestions and a new 1000 watt Terror Bass head.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100208/940/NAMM_10_Orange_Rockerverb_50_Thunder_30_Demos.aspx Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the NAMM 2010 Show where he visits the Godlyke Distribution booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear new products from Emma Effects, TWA and Maxon.<br /> <br /> This years from Emma Effects, we get introduced to the StinkBug, ReezaFRATzitz and PsidiYAUwot. The StinkBug is a classic overdrive. The low and high controls gives a great control of the amount of mids in the pedal. Turn them both down, and the midrange comes out, but without being nasal. Turn them up, and the mids gets slightly scooped, still keeping the sound full and punchy. The PsidiYAUwot is Emma's take on a metal pedal.<br /> <br /> The TWA Triskelion is a harmonic energizer that uses vintage Synth technology to re-shape the harmonic structure of the input signal, adding punch, clarity and depth to any guitar tone. The TK-1s specially tuned filter can create glassy clean tones, boost midrange for throaty solos, or tune your rig to the room for a wall of singing, resonant feedback. Massive amp sounds, explosive lead-breaks, infinite sustain, and downright nasty, energy-intense tones are just a few of the uses for the Triskelion.<br /> <br /> The Maxon Super Tube Pro is Maxon's salute to the rare and highly collectible "Super Tube Screamer" from the 1980's, the new Maxon ST-9 Pro+ Super Tube takes the basic design elements of that coveted vintage model and brings them into the 21st century. Loosely based on Maxons classic 808 circuit, the ST-9 Pro+ offers a dedicated midrange control that varies the amount of Midrange boost, creating powerful, fat and heavy distortion sounds akin to a full stack amplifier. A mode switch to select from two different diode types allows the user to fine-tune the ST-9 Pro+ for use with single coils or humbuckers, while switchable 9- or 18-volt operation provides increased dynamic headroom and fuller frequency response.<br /> <br /> The Maxon Super Metal is based on the cult-classic Super Metal pedal from the 1980's, the new Maxon SM-9 Pro+ packs sufficient firepower to accurately reproduce all the tonal evolutions of metal music over the past 30 years. The SM-9 Pro+ features Gain, Level, Scoop, and Edge controls. Gain simultaneously boosts the 1 kHz midrange band by up to 20 dB as Gain is increased. Scoop is a mid-band elimination filter that is variable between 200 Hz 2 kHz. Edge is a hi-cut shelving filter that cuts hi frequencies from 2 kHz to 15 kHz. The SM-9 Pro+ also features switchable 9 or 18 volt operation, providing sufficient heardroom with minimal compression to handle today's high-output pickups and active electronics.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100208/941/NAMM_10_TWA_Triskelion_Maxon_Super_Metal_Demos.aspx Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100207/939/NAMM_10_Warwick_Bootsy_Collins_Signature.aspx Sun, 07 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Yamaha Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see their updated line of SBG Series guitars.<br /> <br /> Some of the changes to the beloved SBG Series guitars include, new hardware from Tune-o-matic and the option of having Seymour Duncan or EMG pickups. In addition, Yamaha is now offering new finishes on various models within the SBG series.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100204/933/NAMM_10_Yamaha_SBG_Series_SBG1820_SBG1802.aspx Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Dean Markley booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a reissue of a 80s Dean Markley amp, the CD60 combo.<br /> <br /> The CD60 combo was built by Ultrasound Amps and it is an all tube, two-channel combo. At the heart of the CD60, you'll find three 12AX7 preamp tubes and a power section fueled by two 6L6s, driving a special Celestion 12 Speaker. Foot-switchable Reverb and Overdrive, variable Effects, Send and Return, along with PA-In and Pre-Out jacks complete this feature rich CD amplifier.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100204/934/NAMM_10_Dean_Markley_CD60_Combo_Demo.aspx Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Yamaha Guitars booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the new line of Signature acoustics for Rodrigo Y Gabriela.<br /> <br /> The line of Signature acoustics span the spectrum of style and price and built upon the platforms of the NTX and NCX series of guitars. The NTX has a more classical approach and a has a 12th fret joint while the NCX has a more modern approach with thinner bodies and thinner necks and has a 14th fret joint.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100204/935/NAMM_10_Yamaha_Rodrigo_Y_Gabriela_Acoustics.aspx Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100204/936/NAMM_10_VOX_Amps_AC30_Custom_Demo.aspx Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100204/937/NAMM_10_Vigier_GV_Wood_P90_Excalibur_Kaos_More.aspx Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> 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). </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100204/938/NAMM_10_Blackstar_Amps_HT_Stage_60_Demo_More.aspx Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/924/NAMM_10_Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_Albert_Lee_Signature.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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 &amp; the Aura Spectrum DI.<br /> <br /> 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).<br /> <br /> The Spectrum DI Aura? Spectrum DI is Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/925/NAMM_10_Fishman_Aura_Sixteen_Demo_Spectrum_DI.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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. <br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/926/NAMM_10_Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_John_Petrucci_JPX.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/927/NAMM_10_Marshall_Amplifiers_50MA_Head_Demo.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/928/NAMM_10_Ernie_Ball_Music_Man_Big_AL_AL_5_Basses.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/929/NAMM_10_Ernie_Ball_Limited_Edition_String_Boxes.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where he visits the Carvin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear from Carvin's Mark Kiesel about some updates, re-designed body styles and new configurations on some of their popular series and models of guitars, including the DC6, CT Series and the Bolt Series.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/930/NAMM_10_Carvin_Guitars_DC6_CT_Series_Bolt.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/931/NAMM_10_Matchless_Amps_Avalon_35_Demo_Plexi_Cab.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> Pedal Power Cables come in various sizes and lengths and are broken down into two different categories - 2 &amp; 2+ cables and AC cables.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100203/932/NAMM_10_Voodoo_Lab_Pedal_Power_Iso_5_Cables.aspx Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Peavey Electronics booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several of Peavey's newest guitar and bass heads. First up, the Nano Vypyr which is the single-speaker, battery powered little brother to the popular line of Vypyr heads and combos. Also, we get to see the new 6534+ that is designed and built similar to their popular 6505 head but features EL34 power tubes. Another guitar amp released at the show was the Butcher, which has two channels (clean and crunch) that both have their own preamp boost switch and master volume. Also, it has a built-in active effects loop. Lastly, we check out their bass amp offerings; the all-tube, 300 watt VB-3 (used by Michael Anthony) and the new 600 watt Headliner.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100202/918/NAMM_10_Peavey_Nano_Vypyr_6534_Butcher_More.aspx Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100202/919/NAMM_10_Peavey_Ecoustic_Series_Demo.aspx Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100202/920/NAMM_10_Fender_Custom_Shop_60th_Anniversary_Teles.aspx Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <div class="watch-video-desc description"> <span>Will Cady uses Source Audio effects to create a sound-a-like of Daft Punk's "Short Circuit" with only his bass and a self-produced drum track.<br /> <br /> For more music and videos: <a dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.sourceaudio.net/videos" target="_blank" href="http://www.sourceaudio.net/videos">http://www.sourceaudio.net/videos</a> </span> </div> <span class="watch-channel-stat"></span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100202/921/SPONSORED_Source_Audio_Short_Circuit_Cover.aspx Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100202/923/NAMM_10_Martin_Performing_Artist_GPCPA1_Demo.aspx Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Electro Harmonix booth. In this segment, we get our first peek and listen to their Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay.<br /> <br /> The Deluxe Memory Boy is an analog delay with tap tempo control. Quality ICs deliver warm and organic analog tones while tap tempo allows you to always be in sync with the groove. Choose five note divisions for metronomic variances. Sweet modulations can be set while the expression pedal input gives you external control. In addition, it comes with a built-in effects loop.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100201/912/NAMM_10_EHX_Deluxe_Memory_Boy_Delay_Demo.aspx Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Mesa Boogie booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their latest amp, the TransAtlantic TA-15 head.<br /> <br /> The TransAtlantic TA-15 is Mesa Boogie's take on the lunchbox amp phenomenon. The TA-15 packs all the footswitchable performance including their patented MULTI-WATT? Channel Assignable Power found in their full-size models and offers classic British and American sounds in a beautiful 12 3/8W x 6 3/4D x 5 7/8H package that weighs only 12 pounds.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100201/913/NAMM_10_Mesa_Boogie_TransAtlantic_TA_15_Demo.aspx Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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).<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100201/914/NAMM_10_EHX_Ring_Thing_Modulator_Iron_Lung_Demos.aspx Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100201/915/NAMM_10_DBZ_Guitars_USA_Snakeskin_Venom_More.aspx Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100201/916/NAMM_10_Framus_New_Panthera_Diablo_Designs.aspx Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>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.<br /> <br /> 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.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100201/917/NAMM_10_Crybaby_Cantrell_Wah_MXR_Micro_Flange.aspx Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Hanson Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from their latest guitar, the prototype for the Firenze T90.<br /> <br /> The Firenze T90 is a take off their standard Firenze model, but comes loaded with "Broadcaster" wound bridge pickup and a Hanson P90. It features an ash body, quilted maple top, aged lacquer neck and maple or rosewood fingerboard.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100128/906/NAMM_10_Hanson_Guitars_Firenze_T90_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the VHT Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of the new Special 6, hand-wired guitar amp.<br /> <br /> The Special features hand-wired, point to point circuit board with 1-12AX7 preamp tube and 1-6V6 power tube. It boasts a footswitchable Gain Boost feature that expands its range of tones--the boost footswitch is advertised to make the Special 6 work/sound like s 2-channel amp with its distinct tonal differences. Also, the Special 6 also features a High/Low power switch that enhances low-volume tones with extra-smooth richness (when in half-power mode) and the High section is said to work at gigging volumes within a competing full-band scenario.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100128/907/NAMM_10_VHT_Amplifiers_Special_6_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Kay Vintage Reissue both. In this segment, we get introduced to Kay's luthier Roger Fritz and he talks to us about the historic line of guitars and where it will go into the future.<br /> <br /> Roger demos a Kay Thin Twin (new at NAMM as it features a Bigsby trem) and also shows off their latest model, the Kay Vintage Jazz II.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100128/908/NAMM_10_Kay_Vintage_Reissue_Thin_Twin_Demo.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the EMG Pickups booth. In this segment, we get introduced to a whole bunch of new products offered by EMG in 2010.<br /> <br /> The new products include SRO Series pickups (SRO SC1-B, SRO, OC1-N), Gold and Chrome X Series pickups, Solderless pickups, ALX Alexi Laiho Signature Series and ZW Zakk Wylde 81 &amp; 85 Combo.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100128/909/NAMM_10_EMG_Pickups_SRO_Series_X_Series_Gold.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Charvel Custom Shop. In this segment, we get to see some of the Charvel Custom Warren DeMartini Custom Series and other custom shop models.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100128/910/NAMM_10_Charvel_Custom_Shop_Warren_DeMartini.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Sony booth. In this segment, we get to check out their latest personal recorder for PCM-M10. In addition, we get to check out their new Digital Wireless Rackmount System.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100128/911/NAMM_10_Sony_PCM_M10_Recorder_More.aspx Thu, 28 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to Fender's 50th Anniversary Jazz bass.<br /> <br /> Their limited edition 50th anniversary Jazz Bass is a distinctive instrument in that it boasts design touches from several periods in Jazz Bass history, including '60s-era lacquer finish, headstock logo, chrome bridge and pickup covers; '70s-era thumb rest and bridge pickup positioning; and modern-era high-mass bridge and graphite neck support rods. It features an alder body, graphite maple neck with C-shape and rosewood fingerboard.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100126/903/NAMM_10_Fender_50th_Anniversary_Jazz_Bass.aspx Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Z.Vex Effects booth. In this segment, we get a thoroughly insightful demonstration from Mr. Z.Vex himself, on his latest effects pedal the Inventobox. The Inventobox is a DIY pedal lover's dream come true as it includes several Z.Vex modules in a non-assembled, build-it-yourself kit.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100126/904/NAMM_10_Z_Vex_Effects_Inventobox.aspx Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Carr Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Carr's newest amp, the Artemus.<br /> <br /> The Artemus is a 30W (switchable down to 15W) combo that features a control panel with Volume, Edge (toggle switch, bright and upper mid-boost), Bass, Mid (toggle switch between '60s American mid voice to a British AC voice), Treble and 30W/15W switch. Its loaded with EL84, 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube and 12AX7 (emulates a EF86thickness and gain) preamp tubes. Available in a 1x12, 2x12, 1x15 and head configurations.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100126/905/NAMM_10_Carr_Amplifiers_Artemus_Demo.aspx Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Normandy Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to Normandy's newest model, a "chicken pickin'" Alumicaster.<br /> <br /> The Alumicaster is Jim Normandy's take on tele-style guitars. Its a hollowbody guitar made of aluminum. There are aluminum blocks under the bridge and where the neck bolts onto the body. The pickkups on this model are a Seymour Duncan Classic Classic (bridge) and '59 (neck), but pickups, pickguards and fretboards can change per player's request.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100125/901/NAMM_10_Normandy_Guitars_Alumicaster_Demo.aspx Mon, 25 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Godin Guitars area. In this segment, we get a taste of all Godin's newest models and upgrades from all their brands, including the Richmond Belmont &amp; Dorchester, Redline Custom Original Art Series, Godin Session Guitar and Shifter Bass, Norman ST40 Folk acoustic and the Simon &amp; Patrick Cutaway GT Series.<br /> <br /> The Richmond Belmont now comes with 3 Seymour Duncan pickups a '59 (bridge) and two lipstick singlecoils, licensed Bigsby trem and a new white body color. The Richmond Dorchester now comes in vintage cream with black binding and natural wood finishes and licensed Bigsby trems.<br /> <br /> The Redline Custom Original Art Series are new graphic finishes within the Redline III framework with Floyd Rose trems and EMG 81 &amp; 85 pickups. The graphic art finishes are designed by Montreal artist Giulio Pampena and the four model names are the Redline III Roadkill HG, Redline III Cherry-Bomb HG, Redline III Carnage SG and the Redline III Celtic-Tatt HG. <br /> <br /> The Godin Session has two Godin singlecoils and a Godin humbucker with push-pull coil-taps and features a Canadian Laurentian basswood body and rock maple neck.<br /> <br /> The Godin Shifter bass features three soapbar pickups with a Canadian Laurentian basswood body and rock maple neck and either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Also, it has a double-functioning bridge for modern or vintage tones.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100125/902/NAMM_10_Godin_Session_Richmond_Belmont_More.aspx Mon, 25 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Dunlop and Way Huge area. In this segment, Jordan speaks with Way Huge Electronics creator Jeorge Tripps, about the reissue of Way Huge's Aqua Puss analog delay. The reissue pedal features all original specs and construction as the original Aqua Puss. This video features Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth demoing the delay through an Orange Amplification 1x12.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100124/900/NAMM_10_Way_Huge_Aqua_Puss_Demo_w_Uli_Jon_Roth.aspx Sun, 24 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Jackson Guitars Custom Shop booth. In this segment, she gets the tour through several of Jackson's newest models, shapes, graphic designs. Also, we get to see some new guitars and appointments for their 30th Anniversary.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100123/898/NAMM_10_Jackson_Guitars_Custom_Shop_Models.aspx Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Taylor Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see some new appointments within the Taylor's solidbody line, including a new trem system, expanded color selections and various pickguard configurations.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100123/899/NAMM_10_Taylor_Guitars_Solidbodies_New_Trem.aspx Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, we get a special treat as guitarist Reeves Gabrels (long-time guitarist for David Bowie among others) demos his signature Reverend Reeves Gabrels model.<br /> <br /> The Reeves Gabrels Reverend features a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, flame maple top on a solid korina body with cream binding. Other appointments include a Reverend humbucker (bridge and DiMarzio Fast Track single-coil (neck) pickups, Tune O Matic stop-tail bridge and the bass contour that is described by Reverend's Joe Naylor as the guitar's "special weapon."</span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100122/896/NAMM_10_Reverend_Reeves_Gabrels_Signature_Demo.aspx Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Tech 21 booth. <br /> <br /> In this segment, we get introduced to a bunch of their newest effects pedals, including the Leeds, Oxford, U.S. Steel, Red Ripper bass distortion and VT Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100122/897/NAMM_10_Tech_21_Demos_Leeds_Oxford_Us_Steel.aspx Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender Amps booth. In this segment we get our first taste of their new G-DEC 3 Thirty.<br /> <br /> The G-DEC 3 Thirty a tool for recording and rehearsing. To begin with, you don't just get the sound of a single amplifier, you get an entire room of amplifiers. No matter your playing style, you'll never be without a ton of incredible tones with 100 presets.<br /> <br /> Start off by using the G-DEC 3 Thirty's simple interface to design and perfect your own signature sounds. Then, dive into the limitless training power of the G-DEC 3 Thirty's incredible play-along function. Some of the greatest guitar players from around the world contributed to the 100 backtracks. The G-DEC 3 Thirty also give you access to MP3 and WAV file storage and playback, so you can play along with all of your favorite music. Use the included version of Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition to record the rest of your band for private practice, or arrange all new tracks and load them up on your G-DEC 3 Thirty to work out the guitars. <br /> <br /> The G-DEC 3 includes 1/4" Guitar input, stereo line-out, USB, Aux input for CD/MP3 player and footswitch (expression pedal) input. The G-DEC 3 Thirty is a solid-state amp packed with 30 watts and features a 10" Fender Special Design with high-frequency tweeter . <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/889/NAMM_10_Fender_G_DEC_3_Thirty_Demo_More.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Line 6 booth. In this segment, we hear what's new from the Line 6, particularly what free upgrades their offering loyal Line 6 customers.<br /> <br /> Line 6 will be offering free upgrades for Spider Valve IV, Spider Valve MkII, POD X3, POD X3 Live and POD X3 Pro. In addition, we hear about their new Relay Digital Guitar Wireless Systems (G30, G50 and G90).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/890/NAMM_Line_6_Spider_Valve_POD_X3_Free_Upgrades.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she stops by the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get to check out their new Vocalist Live 3 pedal, which is a 3-part harmony and pitch correction unit for gigging guitarists.<br /> <br /> The Vocalist Live 3 includes 3-part harmony capability with intelligent, musically correct harmonies using musIQ technology that follows your chord progression no matter what you play. The character of the harmony voices can be altered to either that of male or female backup vocalists. In addition, it features pitch correction, vocal pre-effects: warmth (tube preamp), compressor, 2-band EQ, low cut and noise gate, reverb (with three different room sizes), delay (five settings) and the ability to mix guitar and vocal sounds on the fly.<br /> </span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/891/NAMM_10_DigiTech_Vocalist_Live_3_Demo.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she stops by the Jackson Guitars booth. In this segment, she speaks with Nick Bowcott about the Jackson Custom Shop Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar.<br /> <br /> The Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar will only have 60 exact replica units (30 available in the US). Nick and a handful of others went over to the UK and spec'd out Randy's original Jackson (the first one ever) and brought all the info, pictures and details back to the US and built a dead-on replica ... down to the black duct tape on the back that Rhoads used so he and his Ozzy Osbourne bandmates could be on stage undetected prior to commencing the set.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/892/NAMM_10_Jackson_Randy_Rhoads_Tribute_Guitar.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Shecter Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out the Solo Classic, the Solo Vintage and the Damien Elite Series.<br /> <br /> The Solo Classic has a mahogany body, Duncan HB102 (bridge) and Duncan P100 (neck) pickups, coil-tapping abilities, 22 medium frets and a new version of the Shecter logo and headstock.<br /> <br /> The Solo Vintage features a Bigsby B-50 trem system, Tune O Matic bridge, Duncan HB102 (bridge) and Duncan FG101 (neck) - both chrome covered - coil-tapping capabilities all riding on a mahogany body.<br /> <br /> The Damien Elite Series features several body styles with come with a 24 jumbo fret neck with 81 and 85 EMG active pickups with coil-tapping abilities and a string-thru bridge.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/893/NAMM_10_Schecter_Guitars_Solo_Classic_Vintage.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Ovation booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse at Ovation's Kaki King Signature model.<br /> <br /> It is a carbon fiber guitar, Adamas Fan bracing, 25 1/4" scale, rosewood fretboard, walnut bridge with rosewood stain and Ovation High Output onboard pickup.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/894/NAMM_10_Ovation_Kaki_King_Signature_Model.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he stops by the Ovation booth. In this segment, we get to see their collaboration with Guns 'N' Roses' guitarist DJ Ashba as they've created the Demented Collection.<br /> <br /> The Demented Collection includes four guitars featuring DJ Ashba artwork and tattoos on the top of the guitars with spruce tops and X-style bracing. All the guitars come loaded with Ovation Slimline pickups and has a rosewood fretboard with satin gloss finish.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100121/895/NAMM_10_Ovation_DJ_Ashba_Limited_Collection.aspx Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to check out Music Man's Classic Collection 4-string StingRay Bass.<br /> <br /> This StingRay features several appointments on the original basses from the 70s, including the mute pads, old Music Man logo, 2-band EQ and single humbucker. The bass comes with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard and will come in a variation of colors.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100120/888/NAMM_10_Music_Man_Classic_Collection_StingRay.aspx Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first look and listen of the Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster.<br /> <br /> The Acoustasonic Tele features a ash body with a spruce wedge center block, maple neck with a modern "C" profile, rosewood fingerboard, 21 jumbo frets. The electronics include a neck position Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickup and a Fishman Piezo Pickup in the bridge (which features 4 different acoustic images). </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100119/885/NAMM_10_Fender_Acoustasonic_Tele_Demo.aspx Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Composite Acoustics booth. In this segment, we get to see their brand new line of electric guitars, the semi-hollow Blade series (including the Standard, Studio and Pro models).<br /> <br /> The Blade is an all carbon fiber guitar (except the stainless steel frets) that weighs about six pounds and is about 1 1/4" thick. It has a 25 1/4" scale length with 24 frets, Hip Shot tuning machines, Seymour Duncan pickups (front - SH-1 or 59 model and back - SH-4 or JB) and while they don't currently off a single-coil version, they come with coil-tapping capabilities in order to get those single-coil tones.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100119/886/NAMM_10_Composite_Acoustics_Semi_Hollow_Electrics.aspx Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Breedlove Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to their new American Series guitars built in Bend, OR.<br /> <br /> The two specific models we check out are the American C20 (Sitka spruce top, satin mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge with Gotoh tuners) American C25/CRH (L.R. Baggs electronics, rosewood back and sides, cedar top and ebony bridge and fretboard). <br /> <br /> In addition, we get to see what their custom shop offers, specifically an one-off bass for Governor Mike Huckabee. The bass features "Huck" on the nutcover, bearclaw Sitka spruce top, Oregon murtlewood back and sides, Hawaiian koa binding and "Life is Precious" inlay on the 12th fret.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100119/887/NAMM_Breedlove_American_Series_Mike_Huckabee_Bass.aspx Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Egnater Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see the very first Egnater Armageddon. The Armageddon is a 100 Watt, 3-channel "metal amp" that can be switched down to 60 amps.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100117/884/NAMM_10_Egnater_Amps_Armageddon_100_Watt_Demo.aspx Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Jet City Amplification. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest products; the Stealth USB Iso Cab and the 5212 50 Watt 2x12 combo.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100116/880/NAMM_10_Jet_City_Amps_Stealth_Iso_Cab_5212_Combo.aspx Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to two of their newest models; the OMCE Mahogany and the OMC-LJ Pro - Laurence Juber Signature Model.<br /> <br /> The OMCE features certified mahogany blocks with Mortise/Tenon neck joint, solid certified European Spruce top, maghogany sides and black richlite.<br /> <br /> The OMC-LJ Pro uses big leaf maple as its primary tonewood and has scalloped Adirondack spruce top braces to assure impressive resonance and dynamic range. The Adirondack spruce top, providing the full bottom associated with vintage Martin tone, combined with flamed big leaf maple back and sides, the bass is much more defined and the midrange more prominent and complex.<br /> <br /> Deftly accented by a Style 28 wood fiber rosette, fine herringbone top inlay, fine black/white wood fiber back inlay, HD-style zigzag center strip purfling, and grained ivoroid binding. The grained ivoroid endpiece is framed by fine black/white wood fiber inlay. The ebony belly bridge is fitted with a compensated saddle<br /> <br /> The two-piece maple neck, like that on many archtop guitars, contributes generous sustain and features a "Modified V" profile and a diamond volute at the base of the headstock. The handsome black ebony headplate bears the classic Old Style gold "C.F. Martin &amp; Co." decal and nickel Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs. The ebony fingerboard is unadorned - with no position markers.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100116/881/NAMM_10_Martin_Guitars_OMCE_Mahogany_OMC_LJ_Pro.aspx Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wager is On Location in Anaheim, CA, where he swings by the Ibanez booth. In this segment, we get to see their new Tube Screamer Head 15 Watt, the TSA15H. <br /> <br /> The new TSA15H Tube Amp has a genuine Tube Screamer circuit, built right into the front end, for all the warm tube overdrive punch and crunch youll need. Includes foot-switchable function, with Tube Screamer Overdrive, Tone, and Level controls. TSA112C speaker cabinet and IFS2G footswitch sold separately.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100116/882/NAMM_10_Ibanez_Tube_Screamer_15W_Head_Cab.aspx Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the G&amp;L Guitars booth. In this segment, we get a tour of their newest guitars and basses.<br /> <br /> The new G&amp;L Guitars offerings include Jerry Cantrell US Signature Rampage, Rustic JB Bass, ASAT HB, Rustic ASAT Classic, Legacy HB and more. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100116/883/NAMM_10_G_L_Guitars_Jerry_Cantrell_US_Rampage.aspx Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Audio-Technica booth.<br /> <br /> In this segment, we rundown some of their latest products, including AEW-R4100 Receiver, AEW-R5200 Dual-Receiver, AEW-DA660 Antenna, AEW-T1000 Body Pack Transmitter, 3000 Series UHF Wireless System, AT4080 Ribbon Mic and AT4081 Ribbon Mic.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100115/874/NAMM_10_Audio_Technica_Wireless_Systems_Mics.aspx Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the VOX Guitars booth.<br /> <br /> In this segment, we get introduced to several new VOX guitars. First is the SDC 33, which is a singlecut mahogany body guitar with crazy 3-D contours. It also features VOX's Coaxe pickups in both positions, mahogany necks and rosewood fingerboards.<br /> <br /> Another VOX guitar is the HDC 77 which is similar to the Gibson ES-335 in body style, however, this bad boy has the VOX 3-D contour body with a maple top and mahogany back and sides. This also comes with Coaxe pickups in both positions.<br /> <br /> They also offer a great collection of custom shop options, including a headstock option modeled after the old VOX wah pedal (shown in video). If you can think, the VOX Guitars Custom Shop in California can probably craft it into a great guitar!<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100115/875/NAMM_10_VOX_Guitars_SDC_33_Custom_Shop_More.aspx Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the VOX Amps booth. In this segment, we get introduced into the AGA70 Acoustic Amp.<br /> <br /> The AGA70 two-channel (Normal and Tube Pre equipped with a 12AU7 vacuum tube) amp. Each channel offers two inputs: Guitar (phone) and Mic (XLR), Lo-Z and Hi-Z level switch on each input; Mic inputs can provide phantom power. The controls include Bass, Middle, Treble (on each channel) and a Color feature that provides convenient single-knob control of the overall sound, emphasizing a wide range of performance techniques from picking arpeggios to strumming chords. Also, it has a DI output (balanced XLR), which is available for using the AGA with a larger sound system; a tuner output is also provided. <br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100115/876/NAMM_10_VOX_Amps_AGA70_Acoustic_Amp_Demo.aspx Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first test drive on the JMD: 1 Series 100 Watt head.<br /> <br /> The JMD: 1 Series is a hybrid amp that has 16 digital preamps and 4-EL34 power tubes. It features a modulation FX, delay, reverb, noise gate, serial and parallel FX loop, footcontroller and MIDI In and Thru options. <br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100115/877/NAMM_10_Marshall_JMD_1_100_Watt_Demo.aspx Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Gretsch Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out their latest model from the Gretsch Custom Shop, the G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute Model.<br /> <br /> During his all-too brief life and career, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) only ever owned and played one main electric guitar, an orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body he bought brand-new in 1955 at age 16 from the Bell Gardens Music Center in his hometown, Bell Gardens, CA. The guitar bore the serial number 16942, and his parents helped him buy it. A sharp young guitarist who was particular about his sound and knowledgeable about guitar design and modification, Cochran hot-rodded his Gretsch with a warmer-sounding dog ear neck pickup.<br /> <br /> Virtually indistinguishable from the original, the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model is authentic in every detail, from the aluminum nut and bridge to the famous dog ear neck pickup; from the distressed vintage orange nitrocellulose lacquer finish to the relic gold-plated hardware and Bigsby? B6GPVF vibrato tailpiece. <br /> <br /> Its features include a bound laminated maple body and arched top, a specially shaped three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with a 22-fret 9-radius bound rosewood fingerboard, a Seymour Duncan? Dog Ear single-coil neck pickup, a Seymour Duncan? DynaSonic? single-coil bridge pickup, three-way switching, rosewood bridge base, vintage-style gold Gotoh? SE700-05M tuners, modified plexi pickguard, western block fingerboard inlays (depicting cactus, steer heads and fences), lower body bout G brand, and pearloid steer head/Gretsch logo inlay on the bound headstock.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100115/878/NAMM_10_Gretsch_Guitars_Eddie_Cochran_Model.aspx Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she catches up with Fender. In this segment, we get our first glimpse of their American Speical Series Strats &amp; Teles.<br /> <br /> The three instruments in the new series?the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS?are highly-affordable U.S.-made Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One and American Standard series. <br /> <br /> All three American Special guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Fenders best-selling Texas Special? pickups (the Stratocaster HSS also has an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup). <br /> <br /> The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and Three-color Sunburst. American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and white pickguard, and is available in Candy Apple Red and Two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and is available in Black and Three-color Sunburst.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100115/879/NAMM_Fender_American_Special_Series_Strats_Tele.aspx Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 12px; ">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he stops by the Brace Audio booth. In this segment, we get to see their latest product, the Quick String, String Anchor Bracket. This brass anchor bracket allows acoustic players to string and (eventually re-string) their guitars without using (and then removing) the bridge pins. The N-Tune folks stated that this product will not to disturb or hinder the sound quality of the guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100114/871/NAMM_10_N_Tune_Quick_String_Anchor_Bracket.aspx Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 12px; ">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he visits the Brace Audio booth.<br /><br />In this segment, we get introduced to Brace Audio's DWG-1000 wireless units that can range about 100 feet and has a battery life of over 5 hours on AA batteries. Some of the unit's specs; RF Output Power: 16 dbm, Maximum Input Level: 2.75v peak to peak, THD: 2% @ 800 mV pp 1 kHz tone, S/N Ratio: more than 90 dB, Output: 33mm, 1/8 in. mono Jack System gain: 1, Frequency: 2.4 Ghz, FHSS,?Input Impedance: 600K ohm, Operating Power Voltage: 3.0V Typical, Audio Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 15 kHz, Antenna: Internal dome, Units operating at same time: 8-12.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100114/872/NAMM_10_Brace_Audio_DWG_1000_Wireless_Units.aspx Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 12px; ">PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, Seymour Duncan's Frank Falbo walks us through a whole host of new products including signature pickups from Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash and Slipknot's Mick Thomson EMTY. Other new products include the Custom 5, Full Shred, Vintage Staggered and Custom Staggered all for 7-string guitars. And last but not least, SD unleashed a new P-Rails for the bridge position.?<br /><br />The STK-S10 YJM Fury is a hum-canceling single-coil-sized pickup based SD's original Stack. Recommended for rock, neo-classical, shred, hard rock, power metal, and heavy metal. The YJM Fury will directly retrofit most single-coil equipped guitars. The YJM Fury will work well with any bolt-on guitar that utilizes traditional single-coil-size Strat pickups.?<br /><br />The Alnico II Pro Slash is like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which uses an Alnico 2 magnet, however, the Slash model is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterizes Slash's sound as heard on hundreds of tracks. In addition, it comes with some of the same appointments found on the Seymour Duncan pickups in Slash's '86 recording axe, including single-conductor cable, long-legged bottom plate, and wooden spacer.<br /><br />Like its predecessors (The AHB-1 and AHB-2), the Blackouts AHB-3 EMTY provides distinctive, screaming metal tones, packing a serious mid-range punch, thicker, darker chords than other humbuckers and hard-hitting driving leads. Mick asked for tighter bottom, and more searing top end cut, and Seymour Duncan delivered. The AHB series conveys a less compressed tone, with a more extended frequency response helping to cancel hum by using balanced inputs.?<br /><br />The versatile Custom 5 7-string is a moderate to high output humbucker, perfect for pop, country, blues, classic rock and heavy rock with its deeper bottom end and expanded output. Recommended for the bridge position, add an SH-1n 7-string in the neck position for real deal P.A.F. tones. Two symmetrical coils and short Allen head pole pieces produce a more intense, focused magnetic field while the Alnico 5 magnet maintains an organic attack and feel.<br /><br />The Full Shred is perfect for rock, heavy metal, speed metal, and any music featuring fast, aggressive, solo playing. It comes with a four-conductor hookup cable for various switching options.?<br /><br />The Vintage Staggered 7-string delivers a deep punchy tone with bright sparkle for single-coil strat guitars, recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska, classic rock and any player that wants to marry a vintage sound with the new era of 7-stringed guitars. Its complete with hand-ground Alnico 5 magnets.<br /><br />The Custom Staggered 7-string pickup provides a distinct vintage tone with greater sustain and full sounding harmonics that cuts through the mix, but cleans up nicely when you back off the volume. Its 6-string counterpart has been championed by countless artists over its long history for its strong, overwound Strat tone, most recently making an appearance on Fenders David Gilmour Signature Series Strat.?<br /><br />The SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot, delivering the same tonal flexibility as its predecessor, but specifically designed to provide a punchier, more aggressive tone in the bridge position. The P-Rails Hot features a beefed up coil wind and 2 powerful Alnico 8 magnets, which rival ceramic magnets in power but maintain the sweet sustain Alnico is known for. The P-90 coil in the P-Rails Hot is wound with a special wire type, selected for output and clarity.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20100114/873/NAMM_Seymour_Duncan_Yngwie_Slash_Pickups_More.aspx Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Davenport, IA, on 12/07/09 where he catches up with Megadeth's guitarists Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick. In this video segment, both Dave and Chris walk us through their thrash metal setups.<br /> <br /> As we all know, Mr. Mustaine uses signature Dean Guitars (with 6-on-a-side) and Marshall power amps and cabs. To keep things simple and preventing from a lot of moving pieces that could break down, they both use DigiTech GSP1101 preamp. The only thing different in Chris Broderick's rig is his guitar, he currently is using a Ibanez Prestige. While Broderick preferes the RG series, he's rolling with the Prestige because of the trem system.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091223/868/Rig_Rundown_Megadeth_Dave_Mustaine_Chris_Broderick.aspx Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's reviewer Tony Pasko walks us through his latest review - the Hagstrom Swede (found inside the January 2010 issue of Premier Guitar). <br /> <br /> As Tony states, the Swede is based on the vintage model made originally from 1970-1982 by Hagstrom and features a mahogany body with a carved mahogany body and 24.75" set mahogany neck. The neck has a H-Expander truss rod providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors instrumental in making a Hagstrom a fast playing guitar. The fretboard is made from Hagstroms own Resinator wood, a composite wood that is homogeneous in nature and is said to be more stable than any standard wood product. <br /> <br /> The Swede comes loaded with two Hagstrom Custom 58 humbuckers, Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom stop tail piece and 6-individual brass string blocks.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091216/866/Video_Review_Hagstrom_Swede.aspx Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Gayla Drake Paul guides us through her latest acoustic review - the Taylor Baritone 8-String (found within the pages of Premier Guitar's January 2010 issue). <br /> <br /> As Gayla mentions, the Baritone 8-String was created in celebration of Taylor's 35th Anniversary as a company. The "chocolate-peanut butter" sensation features a Sitka spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck is made of a tropical American mahogany with an ebony fingerboard featuring pearl diamond inlays. <br /> <br /> It comes loaded with the Taylor Expression System pickup and onboard bass control and it is equipped with specially made Elixir Baritone strings. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091216/867/Video_Review_Taylor_Baritone_8_String.aspx Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist powerhouse, Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we get to hear from Joe about his current slew of guitars for his current tour.<br /> <br /> Joe walks us through several Gibsons, including his JB model # 001 (which he calms is his favorite), a "Gary Moore" Les Paul, another JB Goldtop model (with traditional white hardware), a cardinal red Firebird and an old Flying V. In addition, he shows off some Ernie Ball models like his Petrucci baritone and Steve Morse loaded with DiMarzios. To top it off, he breaks out a double-neck ... just for good measure!</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091211/863/Rig_Rundown_Joe_Bonamassa_Guitars.aspx Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitar-slinger Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we catch up with Joe as he talks and plays us through the current line up of guitar effects on his pedalboard for the current tour.<br /> <br /> He demos some of his favorite amp and effect setups including a Way Huge Pork Loin, a Fuzz Face (custom-made by George Tripps), a replica of an old Whirlwind phaser, a BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay, a TS-9 Tube Screamer, a Fulltone Tremolo and a rackmounted TC Electronic TC2290 delay.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091211/864/Rig_Rundown_Joe_Bonamassa_Effects.aspx Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing tour. <br /> <br /> In this video segment, Joe shows off his amplifier setup during the 2009 tour. The four amp collection includes a 20 year old custom Bogner Uberschall, a Marshall Jubilee, a JB-100 Carol-Ann (1 of 10) and a Van Weelden Twinkleland, which according to Joe is the only one in the US. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091211/865/Rig_Rundown_Joe_Bonamassa_Amplifiers.aspx Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5. <br /> <br /> In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091204/861/Rig_Rundown_Rob_Zombies_John_5.aspx Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with GWAR's gore-tastic guitarist, Mike Derks - aka "Balsac the Jaws of Death."<br /> <br /> In this segment, Derks walks us through his current live rig which includes his custom ESP EX which features a "Balsac-approved" GWAR decal on the body and on the fretboard. Its loaded with EMG 85 in the neck and 81 in the bridge. He runs the guitar through a Mesa Boogie TriAxis preamp, Lexicon MPX G2 effects processor, a Mesa Boogie Stereo Simul-Class 295 head, which runs through a custom Vader 4x12. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091204/862/Rig_Rundown_GWARs_Mike_Derks.aspx Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Spirit Lake, IA, where he sits down with Tom Bedell of Bedell Guitars within their compound appropriately titled "The Barn." <br /> <br /> Bedell broke into the music industry in 1964 at the age of 14. By taking one of his father's (Berkley Bedell) contacts in Japan, he started importing guitars under the Bedell name. After a short, but successful run pursuing his first passion of music and guitars, Tom followed in his father's footsteps and conquered the fishing world with the line of various Berkley outdoor products and accessories. Now, Bedell is back in with his first love and has two new lines of guitars; Great Divide and Bedell. Oh, and don't forget about the new Bedell Guitars' Custom Shop that allows a guitarist to virtually browse and pick the woods for tops, back, sides, fingerboards and headstocks. You can literally see and pick the EXACT piece of wood for all the parts of your new acoustic.<br /> <br /> The Great Divide line includes four series of guitars; the Solid Cedar, the Summit, the Independence and the Origin. The Solid Cedar has a solid Canadian red cedar top, sapele back and sides, mahogany neck with rosewood binding, fingerboard and bridge. Solid Ceder series offers three body styles, including dreadnought, orchestra and parlor. <br /> <br /> The Summit series guitars have a solid sitka spruce top with sapele back and sides. Also, they come with a mahogany neck with rosewood binding and fingerboard. The Summit series offers four body styles, including dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.<br /> <br /> The Independence series guitars feature a laminated spruce top with sapele back and sides. Also, they come with a mahogany neck with maple binding and rosewood fingerboard. The Independence series offers four body styles, including dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.<br /> <br /> The Origin series features a linden top, back and sides. And is offered in several body styles and colors.<br /> <br /> The line of Bedell acoustic guitars has two different series; the Performance and Inspiration. The Performance series can feature a solid Canadian cedar, solid Alaskan Sitka spruce or African sapele for a top. The sides and backs can be made of solid African sapele, solid Indian rosewood or solid Canadian flame maple. Also, they can feature an ebony fingerboard and bridge (along with other various wood options). The body styles offered are dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.<br /> <br /> The Inspiration series guitars can feature tops made with either solid Alaskan Sitka spruce or solid Canadian cedar. The woods for backs and sides can be solid African sapele, solid Canadian flame maple or solid Indian rosewood. The four body styles offered within the Inspiration series are dreadnought, jumbo, orchestra and parlor.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091203/860/Video_Interview_Tom_Bedell_Bedell_Guitars.aspx Thu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091202/859/SPONSORED_Bose_L1_Setup.aspx Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Two Rock Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse and listen to Two Rock's 10th Anniversary Amp.<br /> <br /> The 10th Anniversary amp is a tube-rectified, 2-channel amp [either 50 watt with 2-6L6 power tubes or a 100 watt with 4-6L6 power tubes] that offers Class A or Class AB operation. Its front panel controls include; Treble, Middle, Bass, Bright, Mid, Deep, Bypass, Gain, a Master and Contour control for each channel. It comes loaded with an Accutronics spring reverb tank(Two Rock's own patent applied for reverb circuit).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091124/857/LA_Amp_Show_Two_Rock_Amps_10th_Anniversary_Demo.aspx Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Wizard Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of Wizard's 100 Watt Modern Classic.<br /> <br /> The 100 Watt Modern Classic features two inputs (high and low sensitivity) with foot-switching capabilities. Front panel features include; Lead Gain with Pull Channel Select, Lead Master with Pull Lead Boost, Rhythm with Pull Rhythm Boost, Treble, Middle, Bass and Presence controls. It comes loaded with EL34 and 4T50 power tubes. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091123/856/LA_Amp_Show_09_Wizard_Amps_Modern_Classic_Demo.aspx Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, for Experience PRS 2009 where he catches up with tonehound Dweezil Zappa. In this interview, Dweezil talks about exploring PRS' wood shop, finding the ideal woods for his one-off guitar and stumbling across an amazing feat of nature - a naturally combined flame and quilted maple piece of wood, which Dweezil uses for the body. In addition, he talks about using a PRS guitar for the very first time during Zappa Playing Zappa's performance at Experience PRS</span>.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091118/858/Experience_PRS_Dweezil_Zappa_Interview.aspx Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Henman-Bevilacqua Guitars booth. In this video segment we get our first peek at their S1 model. <br /> <br /> The S1 is a solidbody guitar that features a Honduran mahogany body with a Northwestern flame maple top. Also, it has a three-piece sapelle neck and headstock with an ebony fingerboard. It comes loaded with WCR pickups (Crossroads-neck; Godwood-bridge) and Sperzel locking tuners.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091117/855/LA_Amp_Show_09_Henman_Bevilacqua_Guitars_S1_Demo.aspx Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Bogner Amplification booth. In this segment, we get an extra special treat from a gearhead-in-training, Anton Oparin. Anton is a shredder all the way from Russia and demos his other-world abilities on his Gary Kramer custom Cathedral Deluxe through a Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva and Uberschall.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091116/854/LA_Amp_Show_09_Bogner_20th_Anniversary_Shiva_Demo.aspx Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Matchless Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of Matchless' Avalon 30 1x12 combo.<br /> <br /> The Avalon 30 1x12 combo is a one-channel, 30 Watt (switchable to 15 Watt) Class A amp. It has 4-EL84 power tubes, 3-12AX17, 5-12AX7 (reverb) preamp tubes and 1-5AR4 rectifier tube. The Avalon utilizes an innovative new hybrid construction method which combines point to point wiring, circuit tracing, and turret style construction. Also, this model comes packed with a Celestion G12H30 speaker. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091115/853/LA_Amp_Show_09_Matchless_Amps_Avalon_30_Demo.aspx Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the DAR Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from DAR's Tuzzia head and two of their unique cabs.<br /> <br /> The Tuzzia is a 65 Watt Class A amp with 6C33B MiG tubes. For preamp tubes, it comes with 12AX7 and 12AU7. The colorful 2x12 cabinet is loaded with Celestion G12T-75 speakers and the 4x12 cab has with a pair of Celestion Vintage 30s and sledgehammer Celestion K100s.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091114/852/LA_Amp_Show_09_DAR_Amps_Tuzzia_Demo.aspx Sat, 14 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the 65Amps booth.<br /> <br /> In this segment, we get our very first peek at 65Amps' newest (unnamed) prototype. The prototype is a 20 watt head that features a unique tone stack and undisclosed power tubes, but 65Amps' Dan Boul says that it is built upon the Lil' Elvis platform by "going vertical with it." http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091113/851/LA_Amp_Show_65Amps_20_Watt_Prototype_Head_Demo.aspx Fri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the TomasZewicz Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the TomasZewicz's TZZ-35H head.<br /> <br /> The TZZ-35H is a 35 watt, cathode bias head with a sustain feature and buffered effects loop. It comes loaded with 12DW7, 12AX7, 12AT7,12AX7 and 2-EL34s tubes. The front panel controls include Master Volume, Cut, Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Sustain, Drive and Pre Amp Gain.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091111/849/LA_Amp_Show_09_TomasZewicz_Amps_TZZ_35H_Demo.aspx Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Egnater Amps booth. In this video segment, we get our official peek at Egnater's Tweaker head and cabinet.<br /> <br /> The 15 watt Tweaker is said to sit in between the Rebel 20 and Renegade 30 with 6V6 power tubes. The controls include a Vintage/Modern switch, Master Volume, a USA/Brit switch, Treble, Middle, Bass, a Hot/Clean switch, Gain, a Bright/Normal switch and a Tight/Deep switch.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091110/848/LA_Amp_Show_09_Egnater_Amps_Tweaker_Demo.aspx Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Mastodon's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher about their current live rigs.<br /> <br /> In this Rig Rundown, Brent talks about his vintage Fender silverface combo and Marshall JMP heads. Also, he talks about his love for Gibson Les Pauls and his newly acquired Electrical Guitar Company's lucite V. <br /> <br /> Bill Kelliher talks to us about his vintage vintage Explorers and Silverbursts and trying to incorporate his First Act 9-string into the live set a little more. In addition, he talks about his two Marshall heads (JMC 800 reissue and Kerry King Signature), Marshall and Mills Acoustic Cabs and his love for the new Morpheus Droptune Polyphonic Pitch Drop and Octave pedal. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091109/846/Rig_Rundown_Mastodons_Brent_Hinds_Bill_Kelliher.aspx Mon, 09 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Des Moines, IA, at the Val Air Ballroom where he visits backstage with Dethklok's (Metalocalypse) Brendon Small about his current live rig setup.<br /> <br /> In this Rig Rundown, Dethklok's Small talks about his Gibson E2 Explorer, Kerry King Signature Marshall head, Marshall 4x12 cabinet and the select few effects pedals he can handle while singing and playing lead/rhythm guitar. Also, Small talks about the upcoming Metalocalypse season, which features all new episodes that now run a full 1/2 hour.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091109/847/Rig_Rundown_Dethkloks_Brendon_Small.aspx Mon, 09 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Red Jones Amplifiers booth. In this segment we get to hear from Red Jones' 18 and 45 watt heads. These guitar amplifier heads are based on Ken Fischer's Trainwreck amplifiers (both in circuitry, vintage parts and cabinetry), but feature many of Billy Yates' own preferences and appointments. Billy Yates (ex-Outlaws guitarist) uses a LSL Instruments 52.5 Aged T-Bone telecaster guitar.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091027/844/LA_Amp_Show_09_Red_Jones_Amps_18_45_Watt_Demos.aspx Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Bogner Amplification booth. In this segment, we see and hear from Bogner's updated Goldfinger guitar amplifier head that now features 3 channels. The Goldfinger head features 6V6 power tubes, reverb controls and two separate effects loops. The head is demoed through two-2x12 cabs with Celestion speakers.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091023/843/LA_Amp_Show_Bogner_Amplification_Goldfinger_Demo.aspx Fri, 23 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's columnist Rusty Cooley demonstrates his November column "Legato" and its corresponding tab. This month Rusty strives to push your legato development in a one octave A Natural Minor scale. Am consists of A, B, C, D, E, F and G, resolving again to A. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091021/842/Video_Lesson_Rusty_Cooley_Legato.aspx Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Unibox 10.<br /> <br /> The Unibox 10 is a 1x12 combo loaded with a E3 style solid pine cab and RG12 speaker. It comes with 2-6BM8s (ECL82) with a 12AX7 in the preamp and a 6X5GT rectifier. The demo model has both tube tremolo and reverb. The controls include Volume, Tone, Speed, Length.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091019/840/LA_Amp_Show_09_Goodsell_Amps_Unibox_10_Demo.aspx Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Pat Smith walks us through his lesson "Open String Fling" published in the November '09 issue of Premier Guitar. <br /> <br /> In this video lesson, Pat gives us some insight, advice and examples to whiz up and down the fretboard with speed and flair by using open string licks and phrases. These types of licks often heard and seen in country chicken-pickin', flamenco, bluegrass and even Pat's hero Lenny Breau. It involves adding in open strings between the fingered notes so that you get "a nutty cascade of coolness" with relative ease. In addition to the cascading coolness, you get a droning effect from the open strings creating an illusion that smear a bit and sound much bigger.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091019/841/Video_Lesson_Open_String_Fling.aspx Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, attending the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Outlaw Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from some of Outlaw Guitars' newest offerings. <br /> <br /> We saw and hear from their Custom Mule which features a maple fretboard, Bigsby B5 trem and Lindy Fralin split humbuckers. <br /> <br /> They also show off some short-scale Shotgun basses with Lindy Fralin pickups, tone-styler power source, black ash body with a lined finish. The other bass model has the same appointments but a Honduran mahogany body and maple neck.<br /> <br /> One of their beautiful guitars is the Supercaster that is all leather trimmed, Fralin pickups, Wilkinson bridge and comes with the old school large headstock.<br /> <br /> Next up, the Silver Stallion has a translucent finish over a spalted maple with a Honduran mahogany body. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091018/839/LA_Amp_Show_09_Outlaw_Guitars_Custom_Mule_Demo.aspx Sun, 18 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Brown Note Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to hear the D'Lite 22 in action through the hands of country guitar legend Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam). <br /> <br /> The D'Lite 22 is a fixed bias amp with 6V6 power tubes, 1-12AX7 preamp, and 1-12AX7 driver producing approximately 22 watts. Also, its controls on the front panel; Volume, Bright Switch, OD Switch, PAB Switch, Treble, Midrange, Bass, OD Drive, OD Level, Master Volume, Presence.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091017/838/LA_Amp_Show_Brown_Note_D_Lite_22_w_Pete_Anderson.aspx Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Jaguar Amplification area. In this segment, the Jaguar 7 is demoed.<br /> <br /> The Jaguar 7 is a class A, single-ended amp with 1-12AX7 (preamp), 1-EL84 (power), 1-GZ34(rectifier) tubes. Its a single-channel amp with low and high inputs. It has a simple layout with only two knobs - Volume &amp; Tone. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091016/837/LA_Amp_Show_09_Jaguar_Amplification_Jaguar_7_Demo.aspx Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fender area. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Fender's little '57 Champ. <br /> <br /> The '57 Champ is a small but mighty tone machine crafted within the their '57 Tweed series. It is an all-tube 5 watt comb with a 8" Weber Alnico speaker. It features a 6V6GT power tube, 12AX7 preamp tube and 5Y3GT rectifier tube. It is covered in the traditional lacquered tweed and is hand-wired with two inputs. This little tone monster has been used by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Keith Richards and countless others during recording sessions.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091014/836/LA_Amp_Show_09_Fender_57_Champ_Demo.aspx Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he stops by and checks out what's new with Kelemen Amps. In this video segment, we get to see Kelemen's Raven and Road Runner heads, but more importantly we get to hear a demo of the Raven.<br /> <br /> The Raven is an all tube amplifier designed for guitarists that want switchable clean and saturated tones from a single amplifier. Any guitarist can command an array of musical textures with this hand-built instrument. The power section is cathode biased and can allow a guitarist to have a variety of different power tubes. High quality matched power tubes such as; 6V6's, 6L6's, EL34's, KT66'setc can be plugged in without re-biasing.<br /> <br /> The amplifier has two completely separate channels that are foot switchable. The switching relay is placed outside of the signal path &amp; does not affect the tone.<br /> <br /> Channel 1 is on the cleaner side, but can create some rich, overdriven tones, too. However, if you want more crunch, channel 2 delivers the thick and creamy distortion.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091013/831/LA_Amp_Show_09_Kelemen_Amps_Raven_Demo.aspx Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Channing Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from both Channing's offerings, the CL30 and CL45 heads.<br /> <br /> The CL30 is a hand-built 30 watt head with 4-EL84 power tubes. The two preamp channels (EF86 channel available as an option), tube rectifier, Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an optional international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).<br /> <br /> The CL45 is 45 watt head (used by Jeff Beck) with 2-EL34, 2-6L6 power tubes. It also features two preamp channels (normal, bright), tube rectifier (solid state optional), Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091013/832/LA_Amp_Show_09_Channing_Amps_CL30_CL45_Demos.aspx Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Oscar Jordan is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he checks out the Satellite Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Satellite's newest amp, the Nveus. <br /> <br /> The Nveus is a 7 watt head (also available as a combo) that can run any octo-based tubes. The demo model in this video came loaded with 3 tubes (a preamp, a 6V6 power tube and 5Y3 rectifier tube). Adam said he's also made Nveus models with EL34s and solid state rectifiers for more gain. Also, the Satellite cabinet used in the demo is a 2x10 loaded with Celestion 10" Greenbacks. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091013/833/LA_Amp_Show_09_Satellite_Amps_Nveus_Demo.aspx Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Nolatone Ampworks booth. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Nolatone's CL-15, 22 Tango and CL-30 combo amps (all available in heads).<br /> <br /> The CL-15 is a 22 watt amp with 2-6V6 tubes, GZ34 rectifier tube and 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The combo comes loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30. <br /> <br /> The CL-15 and CL-30 are the same amp except the CL-30 uses a Celestion Alnico Gold, while the CL-15 uses a Celestion Alnico Blue. They come with the option of switching input tubes between EF86 or 12AX7. They come with 2-EL84 power tubes (CL-30 has four) and EZ81(CL-15), GZ34(CL-30) rectifier tubes. Both designs are based on '60s Voxs, but with more girth and possible crunch appeal with a Mercury Magnetics transformer.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091013/834/LA_Amp_Show_Nolatone_CL_15_CL_30_22_Tango_Demos.aspx Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we attend Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see a hard rock product from down under. The Australian rockers Electric Mary made the long trip and performed a full set, including "Gasoline and Guns" with their dual-PRS guitar attack.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091011/828/Experience_PRS_Electric_Mary_Gasoline_and_Guns.aspx Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we attend Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see a hard rock product from down under. The Australian rockers Electric Mary made the long trip and performed a full set, including "Crashdown" with their dual-PRS guitar attack.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091009/827/Experience_PRS_Electric_Mary_Crashdown.aspx Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where he sits down with Paul Reed Smith. In this video segment, we get to hear from Paul Reed Smith about discontinuing over 10 models of guitars, the new 25th Anniversary line of guitars, PRS Amps (Sweet 16, 30 and Anniversary) and the Narrow Field pickups. We even get to hear and see Paul demo the Narrow Field pickups through their newest amp head, the 50 watt Anniversary. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091009/829/Experience_PRS_Paul_Reed_Smith_Interview.aspx Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>SORRY VIEWERS, BUT THE HAND MIC (SM58) SHORTED OUT, BUT THE AMPS STILL SOUND KILLER. PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where he attends Experience PRS. In this video segment, he talks with PRS guitarist David Grissom and PRS Amp builder Doug Sewell about the new PRS Amp offerings - Sweet 16, 30 and Original Sewell. Cut in throughout the interview are clips of David testing the amps for the first time, dialing up some times and using several different pickup, amp and cabinet configurations. Watch and see how a pro test drives some amps for the first time as the builder/designer nervously sits off in the wings.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091009/830/Experience_PRS_David_Grissom_Demos_New_PRS_Amps.aspx Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in and hang out at Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see guitarist David Grissom jam with the Grainger brothers holding down the rhythm section. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091007/823/Experience_PRS_David_Grissom_Jam.aspx Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where they hang out at the Experience PRS event. In this video segment, we get to tour PRS' Private Stock wood pile. While there are all the usual suspects when it comes to high-grade tonewoods (quilted maple, flame maple, variations of rosewood and cocobolo) but there is a special, one-off piece. It is a piece that was combined by nature which is half quilted maple and half flame maple. Mother nature seems to be looking out for tone-hounds, too.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091007/824/Experience_PRS_Private_Stock_Wood_Tour.aspx Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get a tour of the PRS Acoustic Workshop by PRS President Jack Higginbotham and master luthier Steve Fischer. They walk us through the several meticulous steps that PRS goes through in order to provide high-quality, handmade unique acoustic guitars. As you can see, each finished acoustic guitar has its own voice and distinct tone. Check out the video and see why and how it all happens.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091007/825/Experience_PRS_How_To_Build_An_Acoustic.aspx Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in and hang out at Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see blues legend Buddy Guy cover O V Wright's "Drowning on Dry Land" with the Grainger brothers holding down the rhythm section. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091006/821/Experience_PRS_Buddy_Guy_Drowning_on_Dry_Land.aspx Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in and hang out at Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see Irish guitarist Simon McBride perform an original song, "Down to the River" with the Grainger brothers holding down the rhythm section. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091006/822/Experience_PRS_Simon_McBride_Down_to_the_River.aspx Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we check out Carlos Santana performing his smash hit "Guajira" while using his 25th Anniversary Signature guitar.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091003/820/Experience_PRS_Carlos_Santana_Guajira.aspx Sat, 03 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get a chance to catch up and chat with legendary guitarist Carlos Santana. They talk about musical influences, the importance of "community" within music and Carlos' new PRS 25th Anniversay Signature guitar.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091002/819/Experience_PRS_Carlos_Santana_Interview.aspx Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we watch Tony McManus perform "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" in DADGAD tuning.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091001/817/Experience_PRS_Tony_McManus_Goodbye_Pork_Pie_Hat.aspx Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT PG's On Location in Stevensville, MD, where we drop in on Experience PRS. In this video segment, we get to see legends Buddy Guy and Carlos Santana performParliment-Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain." Both guitar masters are PRS guitars. Buddy Guy is using a Srat-style PRS guitar that has three single-coil pickups. Carlos Santana is using his to-be-released 25th Anniversay Signature guitar.<br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20091001/818/Experience_PRS_Buddy_Guy_Santana_Maggot_Brain.aspx Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom where he catches up with Alice in Chains' guitarist, singer/songwriter Jerry Cantrell. Jerry walks us through his current live rig for the ongoing Black Gives Way to Blue tour where he's using Bogner and Dave Friedman Marsha heads, G&amp;L Rampages, Gibson Les Pauls and of course some effects including his original Dunlop Crybaby wah used on the epic "Man in the Box."</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090929/816/Rig_Rundown_Alice_in_Chains_Jerry_Cantrell.aspx Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Irwindale, CA, where he visits Avid Digidesign HQ. In this video, we get our first look at Digidesign's Eleven Rack. <br /> <br /> The Eleven Rack is a guitar recording system designed to solve the challenges guitarists face in the studio. Eleven Rack uses a unique tone cloning design and custom-designed True-Z input to re-create the experience of playing through a mic'd amp. By combining studio-standard Pro Tools software with a DSP-accelerated high-resolution interface, Eleven Rack puts professional recording into the hands of every guitar player. Whether you're tracking in the studio or playing on stage, this rackmountable multi-effects processor delivers realistic guitar amp and effects tones that will inspire your best performances.<br /> <br /> Additionally, Eleven Rack takes re-amping in a new direction by recording both dry and processed guitar signals simultaneously, allowing you to re-amplify later without patching a single cable. Digidesign even found a way to embed the Eleven Rack amp and effects settings into the audio tracks you record, enabling you to automatically recall those settings from your audio files on any Pro Tools system with the Eleven Rack.<br /> <br /> Eleven Rack also rocks onstage as a standalone amp tone and effects signal processor. The guitar effects processor comes with a classic collection of guitar effects, from must-have stompboxes to world-class rackmount studio processors. Eleven Rack has I/O flexibility that you may need to integrate it into your existing rig, and easily incorporate the tones you've recorded with into your live setup?closing the gap between studio and stage. Eleven Rack rackmount processor also offers incredibly powerful control options using affordable MIDI controllers and expression pedals, giving you full foot control over everything from vintage wah effects to tempo-driven delays and more.<br /> <br /> The tones and effects found with the Eleven Rack are inspired by classics like Marshall, Fender, Vox, Soldano, Mesa Boogie, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez, ProCo, Univox and more. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090923/815/Avid_Digidesign_Eleven_Rack_Demo.aspx Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner's latest review featured in Premier Guitar's October 2009 issue is the BC Rich 40th Anniversary Eagle. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2009/Oct/B_C_Rich_40th_Anniversary_Eagle_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx">Read the written review.</a><br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090917/813/Video_Review_BC_Rich_40th_Anniversary_Eagle.aspx Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Gayla Drake Paul's latest Video Review is the Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2009/Oct/Mattrixx_N_SanGreal_Acoustic_Instrument_Amplifier_Review.aspx">Read the written review.</a><br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090917/814/Video_Review_Mattrixx_N_SanGreal_Acoustic_Amp.aspx Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, where he's backstage at the Ryman Auditorium and chats with surf-guitar legend Nokie Edwards. They talk about Nokie's hand-made signature guitar, the HitchHiker. It features a swamp ash body, quilted maple top, a maple/walnut neck with ebony fingerboard and Sperzel locking tuners.<br /> <br /> Also, Nokie plays us some Chet Atkins, Eagles and Eric Clapton to show off his versatility and love for all types of music.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090909/812/Video_Interview_Nokie_Edwards.aspx Wed, 09 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090903/809/Martin_Owners_Club_Thom_Bresh_Cookie_Jar_Song.aspx Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090903/810/Martin_Owners_Club_Event_Kenny_Sultan_Performance.aspx Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090903/811/Martin_Owners_Club_Event_Thom_Bresh_Performance.aspx Thu, 03 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Diamond Amplification booth. In this video, we get to see and hear Diamond's Spitfire II. In addition, we get a sneak peek at their newest low-wattage head, the Del Fuego.<br /> <br /> The Spitfire II (the two-channel version) sports the Spitfire Is voicing in Channel 1 and a full, rich vintage higher gain Channel 2 with DAs signature dual volume, gain design. Channel 2s voicing is big and tight like the vintage heads with an updated feel featuring plenty of lows and mids. It comes loaded with 4-EL34s and 6-12AX7 preamp tubes.<br /> <br /> The Del Fuego is a hand-wired Class A, 22 watt head that is designed and voiced off boutique amp builder Roy Blankenship's designs, but with a Diamond twist. The Del Fuego uses 3-12AX7, 2-EL84 power tubes, and 1-6CA4 rectifier. It features two-channels (independent controls) with a tremolo effect.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090828/807/Diamond_Amplification_Spitfire_II_Demo_Del_Fuego.aspx Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Visual Sound booth. In this segment, we get to check out three of their newest V2 Series pedals - Vans Warped Distortion, Open Road Overdrive and Truetone Clean Boost.<br /> <br /> The Vans Warped Distortion is limited edition pedal that has three basic controls - Grind, Edge, and Loud (translation: Drive, Tone, Volume). The Vans Warped Distortion is definitely geared towards Warped Tour inspired guitarists. The Visual Sound guys were really proud of its grinding, low-end distortion, which is pertinent to a lot of the Warped Tour artists' tone.<br /> <br /> Based on Visual Sound's Route 808, the Open Road offers that tone but with a more open sounding, amp-like overdrive with less dominant mid-range. It produces clear low end, sparkling highs and none of the mid-range hump. Open Road features a very interactive tone circuit, effecting not only high-end roll-off, but gain structure as well.<br /> <br /> Truetone Clean Boost is a way to push the front end of your tube amp. Then again, it's also a great way to push a good overdrive pedal a bit harder. If you like the tone you already have from another pedal, just put the Truetone after that pedal for a volume boost as the Visual Sound guys said its great for a solo boost or to make a certain part stand out. The Truetone can get up to a 15dB boost, but it runs internally off of 27V - so all of that boost is clean. They bump up the voltage inside the pedal, rather than requiring use of a special external power supply.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090828/808/Visual_Sound_Warped_Distortion_Open_Road_Demos.aspx Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Mark Harris walk us through the Roland VB-99 V-Bass Synthesizer System and the some of the various sounds it can produce. With the VB-99, Roland has devised a product that accurately model the worlds most popular basses ? from classic electrics to upright acoustic bass, fretless bass and more ? and combined them with a range of killer bass amps, synth sounds, and polyphonic effects. Some of the functions and features on the VB-99, include dual independent signal paths, dozens of COSM models, including coveted vintage and modern basses, synth basses, and even electric guitar models, Innovative new String Modeling (apply virtual flat wound, round wound, black nylon, etc.), 12 COSM preamp models and six speaker models, 43 powerful effect types and six compressor types.</span><br /> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090827/805/Video_Demo_Roland_VB_99_V_Bass_System.aspx Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>Roland VB-99 V-Bass Synthesizer System and the some of the various sounds it can produce. He then takes the VB-99 and puts it up against an original Roland GR-33B Synthesizer - the bass guitar version of the GR-300. <br /> <br /> With the VB-99, Roland has devised a product that accurately model the worlds most popular basses from classic electrics to upright acoustic bass, fretless bass and more and combined them with a range of killer bass amps, synth sounds, and polyphonic effects. Some of the functions and features on the VB-99, include dual independent signal paths, dozens of COSM models, including coveted vintage and modern basses, synth basses, and even electric guitar models, Innovative new String Modeling (apply virtual flat wound, round wound, black nylon, etc.), 12 COSM preamp models and six speaker models, 43 powerful effect types and six compressor types.<br /> <br /> The original GR-33B has an all-analog construction. It includes a 4-voice polyphony with two oscillators per voice, 2 presets for Envelope Generator with Attack and Decay Control, Envelope Triggered Low Frequency Oscillator with delay-for vibrato, built-in foot switches control the VCO harmonize pitch and VCF mode and a String Select Feature that can iIndividually engage/disengage synth sound per string.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090827/806/Video_Demo_Roland_VB_99_V_Bass_VS_Roland_GR_33B.aspx Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Sonic Reality booth. In this segement, we get introduced to three of Sonic Reality's digital music and recording products. Downloadable Soundz is a web site where guitarists can preview backing and drum tracks for jam sessions, practice or even recording purposes. The drumming and pre-recorded packages suit players according to sound and genre. Also, Drum Masters is a software that tries to capture the infamous drummers through the history of rock 'n' roll including, Peter Gabriel, John Bonham, Steely Dan and those Motown greats. <br /> <br /> In short, Sonic Reality's motto is "Sample Everything," as they strive to create high quality loops for nearly every genre of music and playable sounds for every instrument category from drums to percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, orchestral, vocal and exotic instruments from all over the world.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090823/804/Sonic_Reality_Downloadable_Soundz_Drum_Masters.aspx Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Gallien-Krueger booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear three of Gallien Krueger's newest offerings. <br /> <br /> First up is the MB500, which is a 500 watt bass head that will easily fit into your gig bag. Coming in at 10.75" x8.5" x1.75" and just under four pounds, the MB500 packs a considerable punch for its compact size. It features a four-band active EQ and contour control, that allows you to tweak your tone before hitting the digital power section. The preamp section also features a footswitchable boost channel with independent volume control.<br /> <br /> Even smaller in size, the MB Fusion is the newest product released by Gallien-Krueger. Built on the success of the MB 500, the new MB Fusion incorporates the same all-tube preamp of the Fusion 550 and maintains a sleek and small design. It comes loaded with 3-12AX7 preamp tubes, four-band EQ and Deep and Bright switches.<br /> <br /> The Fusion 1050 incorporates a six stage tube preamp paired with a 1000 watt version of the high current solid state power amp used in the 2001RB. It comes with three-12AX7 preamp tubes, Gain-Master-Horn controls, four-band active EQ and a variable Contour control with a mid frequency select.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090822/803/Gallien_Krueger_MB_Fusion_Demo_MB_500_More.aspx Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Tanglewood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out their MasterDesign Series - made in collaboration with Michael Sanden. The guitars in this series all feature Michael's special bracing and "swoosh" bridge. In addition, all the guitars feature a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, twin-piece mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard complete with a 0 fret.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090821/801/Tanglewood_Guitars_MasterDesign_Series_Summer_NAMM.aspx Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get an overview of several of DBZ's models from Mr. DBZ himself, Dean Zelinsky. We get to check out the Cavallo (mahogany body, maple top, set mahogany neck and custom DBZ pickups), Bolero (mahogany body with a maple top, set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and custom DBZ hardware) and Imperial (mahogany body with a flamed maple top, set mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and custom DBZ hardware). <br /> <br /> We also get to check out some of DBZ's "Dark Side" models including the Venom (mahogany body, set maple neck w/ ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and original Floyd Rose) and Bird of Prey (mahogany body, set maple neck w/ ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and original Floyd Rose trem).<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090821/802/DBZ_Guitars_Venom_Imperial_Cavallo_More.aspx Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hanson Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several of this Chicago-based guitar company. <br /> <br /> First off, the Cigno features a bound mahogany body, set mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and it comes loaded with Hanson P-90s.<br /> <br /> Another model is the Gatto, which comes with bound mahogany body, set mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and is loaded with Hanson humbuckers featuring coil-tap options. <br /> <br /> Next up, is the Chicagoan. It features bound maple top, back and sides, set maple neck with a ebony fingerboard and its loaded with Hanson mini-humbuckers. <br /> <br /> And the last Hanson model we get to check out is the Firenze. This model features and ash body, maple bolt-on neck, rosewood or maple fingerboards and Hanson "Blade" mini-humbuckers.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090820/799/Hanson_Guitars_Chicagoan_Firenze_Gatto_More.aspx Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the JBovier Stringed Instruments booth. In this segment we get to see some traditional and not-so-traditional mandolins. Jeff Cowherd shows off two of his in-progress projects - electric solidbody mandolins. <br /> <br /> And for a more traditional mandolin, he shows us his F5Z mandolin. It features an engleman spruce top, carved African zebrawood back and sides, solid Canadian flamed maple neck and an ebony fingerboard.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090820/800/JBovier_Stringed_Instruments_Various_Mandolins.aspx Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. In this video segment, we get a grand tour of the acoustic room by the show's organizer Jacques-Andre Dupont. Jacques-Andre shows us several luthers, including Linda Manzer, Alan Carruth, Maurice Dupont, Edward Klein and Michihiro Matsuda.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090819/779/Montreal_Guitar_Show_Acoustic_Room_Tour.aspx Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. In this video segment, we get a grand tour of the Electric Room guided by the show's organizer, Jacques-Andre Dupont. He shows us and introduces us to several builders on the floor including, Patrick Godin of the Godin Custom Shop, Nik Huber, Jean Lamarche, Marc Lupien and several others. Some guitars are traditional, while others are of the bizarre nature - see hockey stick guitar!<br /> <br /> Be sure to check out the video tour of the Acoustic Room and other Luthier videos.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090819/780/Montreal_Guitar_Show_Electric_Room_Tour.aspx Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the TSI Distributing booth, which handles 3rd Power Amplification and G-Lab Guitar Laboratory effects. <br /> <br /> We get to hear 3rd Power's first amp offering from their HLH 100 Series, the HD100 (a 100W head) and their unique HLH cabinets that house Celestion Vintage 30s. The hand-wired, point-to-point HD100 head comes loaded with 4-EL34s, various outputs (16 ohm, 8 or 4) 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The speaker cabinets are designed to remove the beaming and comb-filtering of a typical cabinet. The 3rd Power guys said that when stacking three-3x12 cabinets together, you can attain a high-quality *WET/DRY/WET sound in the same space as two conventional cabinets. <br /> <br /> The G-Lab True Bypass Wah-Pad is a full analog device that makes the use of wah-wah type effects more comfortable. As described to us by the G-Lab fellas, using a traditional wah-wah effect requires switching it ON and OFF, which forces the player to perform an additional operation during which playing is not possible. The wah-pad eliminates this operation. The wah-pad is supplied from included 9V internal battery or an external power supply adapter.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090819/796/3rd_Power_Amps_HLH_100_G_Lab_Bypass_Wah_Demos.aspx Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the DAR Amps booth. In this segment, we get to check out DAR's Superaria head. The Superaria is like no other guitar amp in that it comes loaded with 6C33 tubes, which are the same tubes used in MIG 25 jets and Russian battlefield tanks. It delivers a full 65 watts of rich Class A tone. In Aria mode, this amp delivers an astounding 35 watts of hum free and harmonically accurate Single Ended Class A tone (accomplished while maintaining push pull bandwidth and stability). A switchable tone stack matrix delivers tones from classic American rock all the way to the deepest grinding bone crushing British import sound. The amp is advertised as pushing more gain than anyone could ever want, this beast even comes with a spring reverb. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090819/797/DAR_Amps_Superaria_Head_Demo_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Dan Berkowitz walks us through a video review of the Carvin BX500 and BR410 cabinet. The amp is a 500 watt, Class D head, which weighs a meager six pounds. The tiny head's dimensions are 3"x9"x14" and the preamp is a 3-stage, Class A, which features one 12AX7 tube. The front panel knobs include Contour, Bass, Compressor, Treble, Master Volume and a 9-band EQ. <br /> <br /> The BR410 cabinet is made of a cross grain laminated multi-ply plywood and features internal bracing to eliminate cab resonance. It comes loaded with four heavy-duty, 200w 10" woofers, 1" Titanium HF driver.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090819/798/Video_Review_Carvin_BX500_Head_BR410_Cabinet.aspx Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this video segment, we get a peak at the Dargie Delight Limited Edition run of guitars and basses that feature the "Carmel Apple Delight" green finish. It comes with an ebony fingerboard on a maple neck and can be ordered on all Music Man models except the Steve Morse Y2D, Axis and Axis Super Sport.<br /> <br /> We also get a peek at the StingRay SLO Special which features the traditional StingRay setup but comes with a slimmer, Sterling-style neck. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090818/794/Music_Man_Dargie_Delight_II_StingRay_SLO_Special.aspx Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment we check out several familiar models with a bit of a twist. First up is the 30th Anniversary Musician Bass, which is limited to 15 basses worldwide. The bass made famous by Sting features swamp ash body, 5 piece maple/walnut neck, ebony fingerboard and a MC30TH Special Inlay. Next up is the 20th Anniversary of the Paul Gilbert PGM100RE. It features a basswood body, 5 piece maple/walnut neck, bound rosewood fingerboard and has a H-S-H pickup configuration. Finally, the wait is over as Ibanez has released left-hand Steve Vai and Joe Satriani signature models.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090818/795/Ibanez_Left_hand_Vai_Satch_Signatures_More.aspx Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ernie Ball booth. In this segment, we get introduced to some new Ernie Ball accessories - Coated Bass Strings (several gauges and variations), Day-glow Guitar Pics and Flexfit Ernie Ball hats.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090817/792/Ernie_Ball_Coated_Bass_Strings_Pics_More.aspx Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Ben Friedman is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Sterling by Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to see several new products offered by Sterling. The AX20 features a contoured basswood body, quilted maple veneer top, 2x Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers and a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. <br /> <br /> The AX40 has contoured basswood body with cream binding, quilted maple veneer top, Sterling double-locking tremolo, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and two Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers.<br /> <br /> The JP50 (John Petrucci Signature) has a baswood body, custom Sterling Petrucci Neck carve, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, two Sterling Modern Humbuckers and Sterling Modern Tremolo recessed bridge. <br /> <br /> The SB14 bass comes with a basswood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Music Man-Designed humbucker with a 3rd hidden phantom coil and an active preamp.<br /> <br /> The Ray34 bass features a swamp ash body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Music-Man designed humbucker and a 6-bolt neck joint.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090817/793/Sterling_AX20_AX40_Petrucci_Signature_More.aspx Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Nashveille, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where we visit the Cole Clark booth. In this video, we get a special treat as Jerry Douglas does his thing on Cole Clark's Violap. The Violap is made with the standard Cole Clark carved top and features a hollow neck. The body has a hour-glass shape reminiscent to lap steels in the '30s. Also, it comes loaded with two humbuckers.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090814/790/Cole_Clark_Jerry_Douglas_Lap_Steel_Jam.aspx Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Recording King booth. In this video segment, we get introduced to some of their newest offerings - Custom Shop ROS-697 and the Jubilee Series Classic Small-Body acoustic. The ROS-697 is based on a historic 1927 12th fret 000 design. It features a hand-selected AAA Sitka spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides and a mahogany neck. The ebony fingerboard is inlaid with an elaborate Greg Rich-designed Tree-of-Life M.O.P inlay covering the full fretboard. There will only be 10 of these Custom Shop renditions made. <br /> <br /> The Jubilee Series Classic Small-Body has a solid Sitka spruce top and supported with hand-shaped, fully scalloped x-bracing. The back and sides are made of figured maple. The "C" profile neck is made from a single piece of solid mahogany with traditionally styled inlay on the rosewood fretboard.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090814/791/Recording_King_Custom_Shop_ROS_697_More.aspx Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Ben Friedman is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the AXL Guitars booth. In this segment we get to see several models within their Badwater Series. The guitars within this series feature distressed bodies, antiqued hardware that gives them that beaten and battered appearance. Also, the guitars come equipped with EMG-designed pickups.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090813/785/AXL_Guitars_Badwater_Series_Guitars_Summer_NAMM.aspx Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where we visit the Cole Clark booth. In this segment, we sit back and watch Adam Rafferty rip out some acoustic jams on his Cole Clark Fat Lady acoustic/electric.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090813/786/Cole_Clark_Adam_Rafferty_Acoustic_Jam_Summer_NAMM.aspx Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the LSL Instruments booth. In this segment, we get introduced to some old-school, t-style guitars. T-style picker Matt Rae walks us through some tones that the LSL T-bones can produce. They feautre swamp ash bodies, "C" profile maple necks, LSL custom-wound pickups and all the metal parts, hardware and fretboards are manually aged to create a near authentic played, not beaten appearance.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090813/787/LSL_Instruments_52_5_Aged_T_Bone_Guitars.aspx Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM where he swings by the Santa Cruz Guitars booth. In this segment we get to check out two of Richard Hoover's latest creations - the 1929 OO and 1929 OOO acoustics. The 1929 OO is a 12-fret small bodied acoustic that features all solid mahogany top, back, sides and even mahogany binding. The body and size of the OO is very similar to classical acoustics. The big brother of the OO, the 1929 OOO is a similar in body style and size to the OM, but features 12 frets and a slotted headstock with a "V" neck profile. The OOO also features solid mahogany top, back and sides.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090813/788/Santa_Cruz_Guitars_1929_OO_1929_OOO_Summer_NAMM.aspx Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the VHT Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first look at the hand-wired Standard Series 18 watt combo. The Standard 18 combo is a two-channel amp with classic British-amp voicing. It features 2-EL84 power tubes, 3-12AX7 preamp tubes, 1-5Y3GT rectifier tube and comes with a Celestion G12H30 speaker.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090813/789/VHT_Amps_Standard_Series_18_Watt_Demo_Summer_NAMM.aspx Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get the run down on several new Seymour Duncan pickups including, several new Stack Pluses (Vintage Hot Stack Plus &amp; Custom Stack Plus), the Fat Staple and Blackouts for bass guitars. Blackouts for Bass represents the active bass soapbar pickup specifically voiced for aggressive music. Instead of the radical EQ boosting and cutting required to make flat, sterile pickups come alive, they offer clean highs, deep lows and great dynamic range.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090812/783/Seymour_Duncan_New_Stack_Pluses_Blackouts_for_Bass.aspx Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Delaney Guitars booth. In this segment, we see several of Delaney's hand-built guitars including, the Sonoita (single-cut body with 25 1/2" scale, Amalfitano humbuckers, a Schaller 475 bridge and locking tuners), Jagata (double-cut body with hand-wound Amalfitano pickups and Schaller locking tuners and bridge), Abel Axe (aluminum body guitar that can come with a wood-composite neck) and the Big City Bass (swamp ash body, maple or ebony neck, Seymour Duncan P-style pickup and a Hipshot "A" bridge.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090812/784/Delaney_Guitars_Sonoita_Jagata_More_Summer_NAMM.aspx Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the ModTone Effects booth. In this segment, we hear three of ModTone's pedals-the Clean Boost, Metal Pedal and Funk Filter Enveloper. The Clean Boost is an American designed true bypass boutique style pedal that adds nothing but horsepower to your signal with no added noise or unwanted fuzz. It features a proprietary circuit design to allow up to 25db of boost.<br /> <br /> The Extreme Metal pedal is another true bypass boutique style pedal that delivers insane gain levels that go from subtle to over the top. Their specialized scoop knob covers plenty of metal territory while leaving all the articulate definition intact. <br /> <br /> The Funk Filter Enveloper that recreates vintage envelope or auto-wah type effects. It features High pass, Mid Pass and Low Pass settings that can be used in conjunction with the F-Factor control and Drive settings to deliver a wide range of tones that work on clean or distorted signals.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090811/777/ModTone_Effects_Clean_Boost_Extreme_Metal_Demos.aspx Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Lava Cable booth. In this video segment we get introduced to two of their products, the Right Angle Plug cable and the VOVOX Instrument cable-Lava Cable is now the US Distributor for VOVOX. The Right Angle Cable is the smallest DIY solder-free right angle plug on the market with a body width of .435" allowing for spacing between pedals of less than 1" or less than 1/2" when staggered. The VOVOX Instrument cable is made of pure copper and features jacketing made of natural fibres and high purity polymers.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090811/778/Lava_Cable_Right_Angle_Cable_VOVOX_Cable.aspx Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the N-Tune booth. In this segment, we get to check out N-Tune's newest product, the Artist Series On-board Tuner. Its an on-board chromatic tuner that is specially designed to fit most electric guitars and basses that have a 3-way toggle switch and humbucker pickups. By conveniently placing the N-Tune display ring around the toggle switch, the Artist Series tuner is activated by pulling up your volume control knob, which also mutes the output signal of your instrument while tuning.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090811/781/N_Tune_Artist_Series_On_board_Tuner_Summer_NAMM.aspx Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ultimate Ears booth. Ultimate Ears offers custom-fit in-ear monitors from the famous pros to the weekend warriors. Every custom monitor is individually handcrafted after a professional creates a mold of your ear, which is used to create a full concert speaker system snug for your ear. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090811/782/Ultimate_Ears_Custom_In_Ear_Monitors_Summer_NAMM.aspx Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Red Witch booth. In this segment, Red Witch's Ben Fulton demos the Famulus distortion pedal and the brand new Titan delay The Famulus comes with two totally separate, parallel circuits. Each circuit has its own distinct voicing. You are able to blend between the two for any conceivable combination. The Titan delay houses three completely independent delay units. Voiced for an analog-style sound, the Titan provides 3-800m/sec delays. Red Witch uses the classic analog delay compounder to ensure the recreation of an analog flavored delay, which works hand in hand with their more contemporary delay engines. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090810/776/Red_Witch_Famulus_Titan_Delay_Demos_Summer_NAMM.aspx Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the TV Jones booth. In this segment we get to TV Jones' newest guitar, the Model 10. The single-cut body style comes in three different pickup/tremolo variations - dual pickup (custom wound bridge/classic neck), single bridge pickup and dual pickups with a Bigsby B5 Vibrato. The guitar features an obeche neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 frets and Sperzel tuners.<br /> <br /> The new pickup offered by TV Jones is their take on a P-90--bridge and neck versions. The bridge pickup has thicker highs and more defined lows than what is commonly heard from traditional P-90s. The sound is big with plenty of dynamics. The neck pickup delivers clarity with fullness and is considerably less boomy than others. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090809/775/TV_Jones_P_90_Demo_Model_10_Guitar_Summer_NAMM.aspx Sun, 09 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits Aria Guitars. In this video segment we get to see Aria's reintroduction of their Diamond Series. The guitars feature a retro-style alder body, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, 2-APS-9 single coil pickups and a VFT-2, 2-stud type tremolo. The basses come with a carved alder body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 2-FB-1 single-coil pickups. Also, we get our first glimpse at a guitar not seen since the early-80s when it was rocked by Neal Schon of Journey; the PE-RX80. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090808/774/Aria_Guitars_Diamond_Series_PE_RX_80_Summer_NAMM.aspx Sat, 08 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the D-Tar booth. In this segment we hear about one of their new acoustic pickup offerings, the Multi-Source Pickup-Mic system. The new Multi-Source combines the Wave-Length pickup system with a condenser microphone for versatility and flexibility, which aims to provide a natural sound from your acoustic guitar. The Multi-Source starts with the Wave-Length unitary design, piezoelectric co-polymer under-saddle pickup coupled to an 18-volt, low-noise, high-input impedance preamp with twice the dynamic range of typical 9-volt systems. The D-TAR Multi-Source comes in two versions: one for steel string and one for nylon string guitars. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090807/771/D_TAR_Multi_Source_Pickup_Mic_System_Summer_NAMM.aspx Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hayden and Ashdown booth. In this segment, we get to check out several different models of bass amps from Ashdown including the TourBus10 (bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent practice, a CD/MP3 input and 6.5" driver), Five Fifteen (bass practice amp combines a 100 watt power section with a single 15" Ashdown BlueLine bass speaker and features controls - bass, middle and treble, supplemented by a pre-shaped 'deep' switch), Electric Blue Combo (uses a 180 Watts RMS fan-cooled fast-transient power stage, and a bass preamplifier with inputs for both active and passive, an illuminated VU meter, 5 band EQ with Bright and Deep switches, a front panel-mounted balanced DI output for connection to a PA or recording console, an FX loop and a tuner/line output), MAG 300 (features a fan-cooled 307 watts RMS power section, rotary bass, middle and treble controls, a comprehensive 5 band EQ section. Additionally, front panel push switches for Bright and Deep settings and inputs for active and passive instruments), ABM 500 (575 watts RMS bass amp head, 3-straightforward rotary tone controls, 2-pairs of additional sliders, a single input is switchable for passive and active instruments with a blend of solid state and dual triode tube preamps stages, also foot-switchable is the on-board compressor and the Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower, a front-panel mounted balanced DI out with pre or post EQ switching, a sub-bass output, a tuner output, and a FX loop)<br /> <br /> The Hayden Amps we see include the Peacemaker 40 Combo (Class A, 2-channel 40 watt combo with a 12" Hayden Custom speaker with 4-EL84 power tubes) and the Peacemaker 60 head (Class A, 2-channelThe Peacemaker 60 is a 60 Watt head using a pair of EL34 valves in the output section and 4-12AX7 valves in the preamp stage).<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090807/772/Hayden_Amps_Ashdown_Amps_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits with Everett Wood of RS Custom Guitars LLC. In this video, we get to see a very close copy of a very special guitar - Brian May's Red Special. This guitar was built to nearly every spec of the famous Red Special built by Dr. May and his father many years ago. With a mahogany body with a mahogany (or maple) top, a mahogany neck with ebony (or oak) fretboard, this guitar screams "Queen". The pickups are hand made by Adeson Turner - Tri-sonic versions. They even spec'd the guitar down to the point of having all of the hardware custom made per the original design. Everett and the guys at RS Custom Guitars took designs and schematics from John Page - former Fender Custom Shop builder - who originally took the job of recreating Brian May's epic guitar, but the project lost steam and was dormant until Everett resurrected it with a phone call to John Page.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090807/773/RS_Custom_Guitars_John_Pages_Brian_May_Guitar.aspx Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the JamHub booth. In this segment, we get to see JamHub's Tourbus, a device that allows bands to practice or rehearse anywhere, anytime. It includes 21 audio channels for 7 musicians, 7 XLR and 7 TRS input jacks, SoleMix controls for each musician, R section for mp3 connection or recording and phantom power (48V).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090806/766/JamHub_TourBus_Silent_Rehearsal_Studio_Summer_NAMM.aspx Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Aurora Strings booth. In this segment we hear about the science behind Aurora's coated color strings. Through their proprietary designs, Aurora has developed the ability to wrap strings with a color coating that they say creates the best-sounding, longest-lasting coated string possible. Also, you can set up custom sets and color combinations.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090806/767/Aurora_Coated_Color_Strings_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span> PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the DigiTech booth. In this segment, we get an update on the DigiTech's Integrated Switching System, the RP1000. It includes over 160 stompboxes, choruses, delays, amps and cabinets, a built-in expression pedal that controls the wah wah settings and volume and it has over 200 presets.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090806/768/DigiTech_RP1000_Update_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Framus and Warwick area. In this segment, we get to see several Framus guitar models including, Renegade Custom (swamp ash body, bolt-on neck, maple neck, Seymour Duncan pickups), Diablo Custom (bolt-in ovangkol neck, swamp ash body, AAA flame maple top, tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and Seymour Duncan pickups), Panthera Custom (bolt-in ovangkol neck, mahogany body, arched AAA flamed maple top, Seymour Duncan pickups) and the AK 1974 (neck-through with a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard on a flamed maple neck, AAAA flamed maple top with f-hole, AAA flamed maple body, custom inlays, Seymour Duncan pickups and gold hardware).<br /> <br /> Also, we get to check out some Warwick basses including, the Stuart Zender Signature (neck-through design with an ovangkol neck, French flamed ash top, tigerstripe ebony fingerboard and MEC P/J, active pickups) P-Nut Signature (neck-through design with an ovangkol neck, three-piece body with walnut and purple heart, wenge fingerboard and MEC J/MM-Style Pickups with open pole pieces) and the Streamer Stage 1 (neck-through design with a flamed maple neck, AAA flamed maple body, wenge fingerboard, available as a 4- 5- or 6-string, Warwick tuners and gold hardware).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090806/769/Framus_Guitars_Warwick_Basses_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Overloud booth. In this segment, we get a product overview of Overloud's TH1 Guitar Plug-in software. The software includes 3D positioning of microphones in front of cabinets, VariFire, a Gain-Character control for expanded distortion color control, BREVERB-based reverb effects, 12 factory banks featuring 93 Sound and 462 variations, 10-amplifiers with 19-total channels and 31-operating modes, 21 cabinets, 18 mics and most importantly it has a very low CPU usage.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090806/770/Overloud_TH1_Guitar_Plug_in_Software_Summer_NAMM.aspx Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hughes &amp; Kettner booth. In this video, we get to see and hear their TriAmp MKII and get introduced to a few other amps. The TriAmp MKII is a 100 watt, all-tube head that features 9-12AX7 preamp tubes, 4-EL34 power tubes and it comes with six distinctive channels (Vintage Californian Clean, Vintage British Clean, Classic British Rock, Vintage British Rock, British Hot Rodded, Modern Californian Hi Gain). The other amps we check out include the Duotone Tommy Thayer Signature head, the Switchblade and the Edition Tube 25th Anniversary combo. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090804/763/Hughes_Kettner_TriAmp_MKII_Demo_Summer_NAMM.aspx Tue, 04 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Reverend Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to hear and see Reverend's Buckshot. The Buckshot is a korina solidbody that features a maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fretboard and comes loaded with a Reverend T-style single-coil (bridge) and Reverend Revtron mini-humbucker (neck). The other model we see is the prototype for Reeves Gabrels signature model.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090804/764/Reverend_Guitars_Buckshot_Reeves_Gabrels_Signature.aspx Tue, 04 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Jay Turser Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of their newest acoustic models - the JTA - 530 (Alaskan sitka spruce top, rosewood neck and bridge) and the JTA 560 (double-A grade Alaskan sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge and solid maple binding).<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090803/761/Jay_Turser_Guitars_JTA_530_JTA_560_Summer_NAMM.aspx Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Traynor Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first glimpse at Traynor's newest amp, the reissue of the YGM3 combo. The YGM3 comes with a Jensen P12Q alnico speaker, EH 12AX7 preamp tubes, JJ EL84 power tubes and Accutronics Long-Spring Medium Decay reverb tank. Parts for this Traynor re-issue came from original suppliers and built to the original specs where possible. Also, the YGM3 comes with a foot-switchable amplitude bias tremolo effect. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090803/762/Traynor_Amps_Reissue_YGM3_Combo_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Profile booth. In this video, we get to check out Profile's PT-2800 Tuner and PMT- Tuner/Metronome/Massager.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090802/759/Profile_PT_2800_Tuner_PTM_4000_Tuner_Metronome.aspx Sun, 02 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Olympus booth. In this video, we get introduced to the new LS-11 PCM Recorder, which is an upgraded model from its predecessor the LS-10. Some of the appointments include 24 bit - 96 kHz recording, 8 GB built-in memory and can record in WAV, mp3 and WMA settings. In addition, it has a feature that can set a volume reading and will start/stop recording once it exceeds/recedes that pre-determined point. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090802/760/Olympus_LS_11_PCM_Recorder_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Sun, 02 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the 65 Amps booth and catches up with Dan Boul. In this video, we get a sneak peek at 65 Amps' first bass head, the Apollo. The Apollo is an all-tube, 50 watt head that features 2-6L6 power tubes. In addition to chatting about the new bass head, Joe and Dan take their shots at stand-up comedy.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090801/757/65_Amps_Apollo_Bass_Head_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Sat, 01 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hagstrom and Walden booth. In this video, we get to see several new models from both companies. New offerings from Hagstrom include the Viking (maple body, hard maple set neck, H-Expander truss rod, two Hagstrom custom-wound humbuckers and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom trapeze tailpiece), Ultra Swede (basswood body, flame maple top, maple set neck and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom stop tailpiece and 6-individual brass string blocks) and Deluxe-F Tremar (mahogany body with hollowed bass side, carved maple top, set mahogany neck and 2-Hagstrom Custom 60 humbuckers).<br /> <br /> The Walden models featured are the D710CE (dreadnought body style, solid Engelmann spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and features a Venetian cutaway) and the CG670TB (dreadnought body style, solid Western Red cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and mahogany neck).</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090801/758/Hagstrom_Walden_Guitars_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Sat, 01 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Parker Guitars booth. In this segment, we get our first glance at two new signature Parker DragonFlys - Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) and Vernon Reid (Living Colour). The Adam Dutkiewicz DragonFly features a 5-way pickup switch, a H-S-S configuration and a Parker first, EMG pickups. The Vernon Reid DragonFly comes with a Floyd Rose trem, EMG X-Series (H-S-S) pickups and a Roland MIDI system near the bridge.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090731/755/Parker_Guitars_Vernon_Reid_Dutkiewicz_DragonFlys.aspx Fri, 31 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Eden Electronics booth. In this segment, we check out some new bass amps from Eden Electronics. First up is the ENX260 that is a 500 watt head and weighs under 4 lbs. The next bass head that we see is the WTX-500 that is based on the Golden Ear chip for warmth and musicality. It features a 3-band EQ with dynamic bass boost and mid-shift functions and switchable automatic compression. The last bass head is the 500 watt Navigator 1000 (class-D) which comes with 3 dB of headroom. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090731/756/Eden_Electronics_ENX260_WTX_500_More_Summer_NAMM.aspx Fri, 31 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span><a dir="ltr" rel="nofollow" title="http://www.premierguitar.com" target="_blank" href="../../"></a> PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Washburn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to several new Washburn models including, the Custom Shop WI 595 Idol, a HM Series firetruck red model and several Nuno Bettencourt signature models. The WI 595 comes with a mahogany body, carved maple top and Duncan pickups (Custom - bridge - '59 - neck). <br /> <br /> The HM Series guitar show features a firetruck red gloss finish, all chrome hardware (chrome EMGs and Floyd Rose trem), Grover tuners and a mahogany body.<br /> <br /> The Nuno Bettencourt signature models shown include a 20th Anniversary with an alder body, maple neck, ebony fretboard and Stephens extended cutaway 5-bolt neck joint. The other model is the Nuno N4 Goth, which is the first Nuno model to include active pickups (Seymour Duncan Blackouts).<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090730/753/Washburn_Guitars_Nuno_Bettencourt_HM_Series_More.aspx Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Randall Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get our first peek at the Randall's RM 22 head. The RM 22 is a tube head that features Randall's modular technology. Its a 15 watt head with a 2-channel boost (foot-switchable) and will include up to 24 different modules (for example: Diezel, Orange, Kirk Hammett, etc.)</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090730/754/Randall_Amplifiers_RM_22_Head_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Fryette Amplification booth. In this video, we get to see and hear from Fryette's brand new combo, the Memphis Thirty. The Memphis Thirty is a 30 watt 1x12 combo featuring dual channels - channel assignable power switching (18 watt mode), series/parallel effects loop and a tube-driven Accutronics spring reverb. Other features include a foot-switchable boost, 1-12AX7 (Russia), 4-12AX7 (China), 1-12AT7 and 4-Premium Matched Sovtek EL84 power tubes and a 12" Eminence speaker. The front panel controls (Drive)are Gain, Master Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass, while the Clean channel controls include, Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090729/750/Fryette_Amps_Memphis_Thirty_Demo_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the G&amp;L Guitars booth. In this video, we get our first look at G&amp;L's Jerry Cantrell Rampage (both import and USA models), where were introduced at the show. Both come built to Jerry's specs and feature a a heavily contoured body and a lone humbucker in the bridge position. We also get to see their F-100 reissue guitar that features a mahogany body, the option of Seymour Duncan or EMG active pups and a G&amp;L fulcrum bridge. In addition, we get our first look at the JB Bass which comes with either alder or swamp ash bodies, G&amp;L alnico jazz pickups and hard maple neck (either rosewood or maple fingerboard).<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090729/751/G_L_Guitars_Jerry_Cantrell_Models_F100_Summer_NAMM.aspx Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Guitar Mill Custom Shop booth. In this video, we hear from the Guitar Mill's Mario Martin who gives us the rundown on all the possibilities they can provide guitarists. The small shop located in Murfreesboro, TN, offers bodies, necks, hardware, finished new guitars and relic'd or aged guitars in familiar body styles and color configurations.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090729/752/Guitar_Mill_Custom_Shop_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Cole Clark booth. In this video segment, we get up close and personal with Cole Clark's Fat Lady series and one of their newest models, the Angel. The Fat Lady (on PG's July cover) models all come in a solid timber dreadnought construction that features an internally carved top. In addition, all the Fat Lady models come with Grover tuners and all three models (FL1, FL2, FL3) can come with solid bunya tops. The difference between the Fat Lady models lie in their aesthetics like fretboard markings and binding appointments. <br /> <br /> The Angel is a cutaway model that can come with either qld Maple, blackwood or rosewood backs and all come with "Lattice" rear bracing. The Angel features a 25.5" scale length.</span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090728/746/Cole_Clark_Fat_Lady_Series_Angel_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Kuma's Corner for their 4th Anniversary Block Party where Clutch, Baroness and Lionize performed. In this video segment, we catch up with Kuma's Luke Tobias and he tells us about the conception of the bar, the popular heavy metal themed burgers (Slayer, Neurosis, Mastodon, Clutch, Led Zeppelin), the overall vibe of the bar and what Kuma's does to help out struggling local musicians and music charities.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090728/747/Kumas_Corner_Heavy_Metal_Bar_Grill.aspx Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Chicago, IL, at Kuma's Corner's 4th Anniversary Block Party where Clutch, Baroness and Lionize performed. In this video segment, Jordan catches up with Clutch's Tim Sult (guitarist) and Dan Maines (bassist) and talks all things gear and their new record, "Strange Cousins From the West". Tim's current rig includes an old JMP head, Orange Tiny Terror combo, JCM800 that all go through a 1960 Marshall cab loaded with Vintage 30s. For guitars, he sticks with a 70's LP. As for Dan Maines, he uses an Ampeg Classic Series SVT-VR head and alternates between a 4x10 or 8x10 cab depending on the stage/venue size. For a bass, he generally sticks with a Lakland P-style bass. Both guys keep the effects to a minimum as they only use the occasional wah pedals. </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090728/748/Rig_Rundown_Clutchs_Tim_Sult_Dan_Maines.aspx Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Cole Clark booth. In this video segment, we get introduced to some of Cole Clark's electric guitar models (recently introduced to the US marketplace), ukuleles (Ukelady) and lap steel models. <br /> <br /> First off, we see the Guardian - reminiscent of the Strat - that features a Queensland maple body, rock maple neck and a 25.5" scale length. The Culprit series - a T-style body - can feature a bunya, silkwood, qld maple or quandong body and has various pickup configurations - 2 single coils or 2 single coils with a humbucker (coil tap) option. <br /> <br /> The Ukelady (UL1, UL2, UL3) can feature either a solid blackwood or rosewood body and like their acoustic models, the variations between models resides in the each guitar's aesthetic appointments (binding and abalone fingerboard markings). <br /> <br /> The first lap steel model featured is the Lap Dog that features a solid bunya body with a Cole Clark Horse Shoe single-coil pickup. The other model seen is the Violap that comes with a hollow body, with an internally carved top and back. This particular model has a Cole Clark proprietary pickups built into the top/saddle and two additional humbuckers in the standard bridge and neck positions for those in need of distorted tones.<br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090728/749/Cole_Clark_Electrics_Lap_Steels_More_Summer_NAMM.aspx Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Canada, for the Montreal Guitar Show where he visits with Lukas Brunner. In this video segment, we get to see Brunner's Outdoor Guitar and he shows us how the neck comes off the body and can be easily stowed in transportable case that even fits within FAA carry-on regulations. In addition, we get to see and hear from Brunner's larger, more traditional model, the B-big. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090725/744/Montreal_Guitar_Show_Brunner_Guitar_Outdoor_Guitar.aspx Sat, 25 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he stops by the Mighty Mite booth. In this video, we get to hear the new Mighty Mite C4 active pickup in action. First, Mighty Mite's Jeff Kylloe demos the pickup and then Warlock's Tommy Bolan steps in and takes the active pickups for a ride. <br /> </span> http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20090724/742/Mighty_Mite_C4_Active_Pickup_Demo_Summer_NAMM_09.aspx Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT <span>PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Martin Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see two of Martin's newest guitar offerings, the D12 David Crosby and a Marty Robbins model. The D12 David Crosby is built from specs on a guitar David had altered from a standard 6-string to a 12-string. The D12 features D14 body style, mahogany back and sides and spruce top and a David Crosby signature between the 16th and 17th fret. The Marty Robbins model is made with Adirondack spruce top and has custom inlays