Meet The EVH 5150III 15W LBX Head

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Aww, look at this widdle cutie. EVH has squeezed a version of the venerable 5150III into a teensy tiny lunchbox amp that packs a sonic wallop while being small enough that you could probably carry it around by biting down on the strap while you carry your guitar case in one hand and a 2X12 with the other. probably. I don’t know how strong your teeth are. Here’s some info from the website: Read More …

Tony Iommi and the Laney TI15-112

Check this out! Laney’s new TI15-112 Tony Iommi Signature Amp. Laney says it takes all the raw power and tone of the TI100’s high gain channel and crams it into a compact single channel all tube amp. Laney’s unique dual wattage input option means you can push the EL84 output section hard and get 15 watts RMS of full on tone or plug into the “less than 1 watt” and get exactly that – your same great tone but at less than 1 watt. There’s also a speaker-emulated recording out. More info here.

EVH, Up Close And Personal

PRESS RELEASE: EVH is proud to announce the release of a brand new exclusive video of Eddie Van Halen personally demonstrating the new limited edition EVH Brand 5150 IIIS “Stealth” amplifier. Filmed at 5150 studio exclusively with GoPro video cameras, fans will for the first time be able to see what Eddie sees when he’s playing and experience Eddie’s own perspective through the eyes of multiple GoPro cameras. Read More …

NAMM 2015: New Supro Amps

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PRESS RELEASE: Building on the breakout momentum generated by their triumphant return to the guitar gear scene, Supro USA is now set to launch another trio of vintage-inspired amp models with reverb and tremolo at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. These new, American-made, vintage-derived combo amps feature independent bass and treble controls, tube-driven spring reverb and power-tube tremolo. The authentic Supro circuit topology found in these models puts the tremolo after the reverb, re-creating the ethereal, haunting shake of amplitude-modulated reverb that is central to the unique character of the original Valco/Supro designs. These vintage-styled, all-tube amps feature custom-voiced, US-made speakers, distinctive Blue Rhino Hide tolex and most importantly, the stunning atmospheric quality of the mid 60s Supro reverb amps.

1650RT Royal Reverb: This 2×10″ vintage reissue with Reverb and Tremolo is the heavy hitter of the bunch with headroom to spare and a huge, punchy tone. The Royal Reverb’s stout 6L6 output stage can be configured for Class A or Class AB power at 35, 45 or 60 watts with selectable 5U4 tube or solid state rectifier modes. Street price on the Royal Reverb is $1499 USD.

1648RT Saturn Reverb: This 1×12″ future-retro combo with Reverb and Tremolo is both lightweight and easily coaxed into raucous tube overdrive. The Saturn Reverb shares the same 6973 based, Class-A power plant as the top selling Supro Dual-Tone amplifier, but a slightly lower power rating of 15-watts due to its use of a vintage-correct 5U4 tube rectifier. Street price on the Saturn Reverb is $1399 USD.

1622RT Tremo-Verb: This 1×10″ combo with Reverb and Tremolo is the ultimate compact vintage tone machine. Small and lightweight enough to carry around town, the Tremo-verb reissue uses 6973 power tubes to push 25-watts of pure vintage American Class-A tone. Despite its small size and single 10″ speaker, this modern incarnation of the Tremo-verb is easily loud enough to keep up with a drummer and be clearly heard in a club setting. Street price on the Tremo-verb is $1299 USD.

Adrian Belew and members of Snarky Puppy will join Supro president David Koltai at 3:30 pm on Friday at Booth 5218 to make a special announcement from the NAMM show floor. Stay tuned for more new product info from Supro!

For regular updates on the rebirth of Supro, stay tuned to:
Official Supro Website: www.suprousa.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/suprousa
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SuproUSA (@SuproUSA)

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REVIEW: Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40

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Blackstar amps are famously versatile and user-friendly, but there’s always room for any company to innovate. And innovate they have, with their ID:Series amps and now the ID:Core line. The thing that’s so revolutionary about the ID:Core line (and there are stereo combos available in 10 watt, 20 watt and 40 watt configurations) is that on the surface they’re as easily controllable as any other Blackstar amp, especially due to the handy ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control which gives you a range of tones from UK to US and any point in between. But the free Insider software lets you fully unlock the potential of the amp by plugging it into your computer and taking your preset-editing to a whole other level.

Buy Blackstar ID:Core amps on Amazon.com

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The Mesa/Boogie Mark Five: 25

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Whoa! Mesa/Boogie is just smashing it lately. First there was the Cab Clone guitar speaker cabinet emulator that I raved about a few months ago and still find myself coveting on a daily basis. And now there’s… this! The Mesa Boogie Mark Five: 25, combining elements of some of Mesa Boogie’s greatest amps, switchable 10/25 watt power, inbuilt Cab Clone, 5-band EQ… in short it’s got everything you want from a Mesa/Boogie and more, plus it’s tiny and adorable.

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Randall Fredrik Thordendal Signature Series

thordendalPRESS RELEASE: Randall Amplifiers is pleased to announce the commencement of an exciting new signature series and design collaboration with one of the most innovative and progressive artists of our time, Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah. Fredrik’s, and in turn, Meshuggah’s impact on heavy music in general is massive. Ever since Meshuggah started, they have been at the leading edge, continuously evolving and becoming one of the most influential and widely respected bands in modern metal. Randall Amplifiers and Fredrik have now joined forces on a mission to take the next steps in high gain amplification for modern metal and beyond…

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