The Supro Galaxy is a 50-watt badass

The Supro Galaxy is a 50-watt channel-switching tube amp, designed to deliver more clean tone and more tube overdrive than any Supro ever made. The Galaxy amplifier combines the cleanest Supro preamp channel from our pedal-friendly Keeley model, with a Zinky-designed overdrive channel that has more than enough gain to seamlessly transition from the edge of breakup into complex tube saturation and sustain—without sacrificing dynamics or losing tonal balance at stage volume.

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 …

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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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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Dean Markley USA Debuts 30th Anniversary Guitar Amplifiers

jpegPRESS RELEASE: For the past three decades, the Dean Markley CD30 and CD60 tube guitar amplifiers have been used and sought after by studios and elite guitarists around the world. Due to their limited production runs over the years, they have been hard to come by but their high headroom clean channel and warm lead channel have made them a go to choice for artists such as Eric Clapton, Alex Lifeson, Andy Summers and many others. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of these amps and Dean Markley has committed to full time production to celebrate the occasion. The amps will debut at NAMM and be available worldwide in February.

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Fargen Releases Demo Video for High Gain Amps

Ben Fargen, founder of Fargen Amplification in Sacramento, California has created a demonstration video in response to consumer requests. After the initial launch of the High Gain Anniversary amps at NAMM, inquiries came pouring in wanting to know more. Here, Ben Fargen demonstrates the versatility of the new amp. There are no pedals in the signal chain, just the amp and a small collection of guitars to demonstrate what can be achieved. Read More …

NAMM: Line 6 AMPLIFi Series

Line 6 AMPLIFiPRESS RELEASE: Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A), leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians, today unveiled AMPLIFi, an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier. By combining a high-performance guitar amp, a streaming Bluetooth® speaker system and a breakthrough iOS app into one powerful device, AMPLIFi will change the way guitarists practice, perform and enjoy music. “Eighteen years ago, Line 6 revolutionized the guitar amp market by releasing the world’s first modeling amplifier,” said Paul Foeckler, CEO of Line 6. “And now we’re doing it again. AMPLIFi completely redefines the guitar amplifier, bringing together our customers’ musical and personal lives like no other device.”

Victory Amplification Officially Launched

victoryWe had a little peek at them the other day, but Victory Amplification has officially launched now, so there’s plenty of new info to drool over. Designed by noted amp builder, Martin Kidd, Victory Amplifiers launches with three all-valve models: the V10 10-watt 1×12 comboV50 50-watt two-channel head and V100 100-watt two-channel head plus associated 2×12 and 4×12 speaker cabinets. All Victory Amplifiers will be hand-built in the UK using the very highest quality components and built to exacting specs. And I strongly suggest that if they’re good enough for Guthrie Govan, Glenn Proudfoot and Rob “Chappers” Chapman well… Read More …