boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 31 2017

Jaguar Amplification JAGUAR Jr 17 watt boutique amp with a Fender Road Worn Stratocaster guitar demo

check out http://www.jaguaramplification.com for info on all their tone monsters! Just got this amp, and haven’t really put it through it’s paces yet, but with only 3 …

Bootlegger Guitar: Tube Amp

Builder of high quality electric guitars, tube amps and pedals. Retro styles
inspired by the great music and whiskey of the south. 98 proof.
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Milkman Sound

Made by Hand in San Francisco, CA USA. Shop Amplifiers Featured guitar amplifiers Trusted by Pros, Loved by all “Just got one of the best new guitar amps I’ve heard in a long time” “This is the best amp I have, and I own like 20” “This amp sounds udderly amazing” “Just got one of the best new guitar amps I’ve heard in a long time” John Mayer. “This is the best amp I have, and I own like 20” Joel Hamilton. “This amp sounds udderly amazing” Leslie Feist. Featured from the custom shop New Moon Walnut Handcrafted Dovetailed Walnut Cabinet with black trim.
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Savage Audio, Inc.

Since 1990, Savage Audio has been the premier amplifier repair service center for the Twin Cities. We also repair vintage and new home stereo equipment, effects pedals, keyboards and perform guitar setups! We are also happy to do mods on your amp! Best of all, we get it right the first time! Check out our REPAIR AND RESTORE section for more info!
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“The amp arrived safe and sound and I love it. It’s like a wild beast”. “I’m honored! You amps just KILL man. I just used a Ric12 during an all day recording session. No other amps I’ve played give me such control… and by only using the guitar’s tone control, volume control…and my fingers”. “Its now 1:00 Am in New Orleans. Didn’t eat dinner. Wife is irked. Didn’t even switch guitars. Stayed with my favorite 335. It was soo good the amp is really something. It has far exceeded my expectations! Thanks so much. It really is amazing how much bottom end the thing has for such a small speaker and cab. very full and big sounding”. Unbelievable attention to detail for what I consider a top of the line custom boutique amp at a fantastic price……….All hand made in the U.S.A. with a true appreciation for what it truly defines as a vintage…. yet…” new” amp. The extra tubes are a great option not available with a any new amp I have seen on the market. Fantastic with my Gibson ES-339… as well as my Fender Telecaster………. “Also thanks for your personal time and input on the phone…. and sharing your stories of your vintage reproduction amps used by professionals you serve in the music world. Now I just have to decide which one I want next…….”. Sean H. “The workmanship is excellent and the amp is stunning to look at. Well constructed, high grade components; no skimping anywhere. Now for the tone: excellent. The amp responds beautifully to string attack with a sweet, slightly compressed signal that records like a dream”. “WOW! What a freaky thing to take one of these out of the box NEW. It is so cool. I love what you are doing. Also, it sounds so authentic. Jumping two of the inputs really steps it up a notch, too. Running yours through an Amp Maniac sounded terrific too, more refined. Really, I just love this amp”. Thanks for the amp, I couldn’t be more pleased”. “Hey David, WOW. I gotta tell you this amp kicks ass. LOVE THIS AMP!”. “Anyway the amp arrived today. I’m impressed. You are not misrepresenting your work when you call your cabinets works of art. As I unwrapped the amp I know I let out more than a couple”wows”. Your amp nails that dark but articulate slide tone that to me is lap steel blues. “I just wanted to thank you for the tremendous customer service and incredible craftsmanship!! The amp far exeeds my expectations for sound, build quality, design, etc… The packing job was also first rate,. First impressions are huge!! You were totally right about the Bass practice amp capability. Sounds way better than my big 15” enclosed bass combo amp. “Been playing baby hard. Love the sound. That little amp puts out and sounds fat and bluezz just what I need. Thanks again” Bob.
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Hands-On Review: PRS 2-Channel “H” Tube Guitar Amplifier …

Check out our expert hands-on review of the PRS 2-Channel “H” Tube Guitar Amplifier at The Hub from Musician’s Friend. Shop confidently.
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New Orleans Guitar Company

New Orleans Guitar Company is where sweat and sawdust combine to become inspired musical instruments that are precise tools of the trade …
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Bass Amp Buying Guide

Best High-End Bass Amp Head: When you really want to fine-tune your bass tone, there’s no better tool to use than a bass amplifier head. There are many of these available on the market, and they all do a fine job at completing this task. Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy 8:88 Bass Amp head. The Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy 8:88 bass amp head provides an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to crafting tone. Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL 2011 Bass Amplifier Head. True to its name, Ampeg’s Heritage SVT-CL bass amp head harkens back to the classic sound of the world’s most famous bass amp, while also adding some modern flourishes to the mix. Best Budget Bass Amp Head: There’s no denying that the bass amp head plays a crucial role in the sound of a bassist’s overall tone, but these units can sometimes be very expensive. Hartke 2500 Bass Amplifier Head. Hartke’s HA2500 bass amp head offers 250 watts of power to bass rigs both small and mid-sized.
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AXNâ„¢ Boutique Guitar Mahogany Neck & Body … – eBay

AXNâ„¢ Boutique Guitar Mahogany Neck & Body Maple Top P-90 Pickup Custom USA | Musical Instruments & Gear, Guitars & Basses, Electric Guitars | eBay!
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 30 2017

Utah Amp Sho’ Tons of Vintage and Boutique Guitar Amps

2011 Amp Sho’ VI will be held on Sat May 7th. Sale / Clinic / Jam / Raffle Prizes / Concert… 10:00 a.m. to midnight. Check www.boothemusic.com often for details …

Boutique Guitar Amps | Tube Amps | Handwired Amps

We specialize in the finest boutique tube amplifiers from the world’s best builders,
people that share our true passion for the instrument. We’re proud to be the …
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What Is A Boutique Guitar Amp?

What does the term really mean? Perform a Google search on the term “What is a boutique amp” and you will find many threads from many gear related forums where members debate the meaning of the term and the criteria by which a boutique amp is defined. It appears to have come to prominence worldwide in reference to the fashion industry: boutique fashion designers and boutique clothing stores that sold pieces made by boutique designers. The Boutique DebateIf you spend any time at all browsing online forum threads that address this topic you will see a number of different criteria discussed relative to defining a boutique amp and/or amp company. Virtually every participant in the online boutique debate agrees that to be considered a boutique amp company small or limited production capacity is a requirement. There are some fine amps that are mass produced – many by Mesa – but, that is not the essence of a boutique builder as will be discussed below. Don’t worry! A few thoughtful forum dwellers brought up the idea that boutique amp companies have a different mission than non-boutique companies. You don’t see boutique builders going after widely divergent market segments as some ‘big’ companies do: $200 entry level amps all the way to multi-thousand dollar, hand wired reissues! Hand wired vs. printed circuit boards: There is much lively debate concerning the authenticity of boutique amps that use printed circuit boards. There are many amp companies that are generally considered to be boutique, such as Soldano, Rivera, Fuchs and THD to name a few that use PCBs. Note that while these amps use PCBs, they are hand assembled and, in at least the case of the Gem, are hand wired to the chassis mounted components. There is a growing segment of boutique builders who offer amps at prices in the $1,000 range and sometimes less. Location: Most if not all participants in the boutique debate seem to agree that to be considered a boutique amp builder, production must take place locally – not in Asia or other areas of the world where labor rates are low. To my knowledge there is no small amp building company from these areas that claims boutique status. Tone: It’s interesting to note that in all of the online forum threads that I studied, VERY few participants mentioned tone as a defining factor of a boutique amp! A few commented that not all boutique amps sound good to them. Most did not mention relative tone quality at all!I think this reflects the reality that while many boutique amps produce exceptional tone, there are mass produced amps that sound good too – or at least ‘good enough’. What Is A Boutique Amp?I believe that a boutique amp is made by a small manufacturer who follows their own philosophy of how to build amps that are better than mass produced products.
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frenzeltubeamps.com

If you like it loud…these 50 and 100 watt “Tone machines” will get you and your fans rockin’ ! They were inspired by the classic Fender Deluxe, Twin, Bassman and the Marshall Plexi amps. All have custom dual voiced preamps with separate gain controls. The combination of voice, gains, and tone stack settings is almost unlimited…plus you can use different types of preamp and output tubes and choose solid-state or tube rectifiers…plus a passive buffered effects loop! Think of these amps as the ultimate weapons for the serious creative player. All the amps are full frequency range amps and work great with guitar, bass, keyboard and harp. Retro Cage head or Classic head cab and matching speaker cab options.
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Tremcaster USA Custom Vintage Guitars and Amplifiers

Growing weary of the ‘same old same old,’ DoleSonic has created a boutique style, hand wired, all tube genuine Class A tube amp with a sound that rivals both the old and new. Even though these are considered low power tube amps, they pack an amazing punch and won’t break your back or budget. The exterior is a beautiful hand rubbed stain, available in a number of color hues which accent the natural grain of each amp. Inside the amp, every component is top quality, from the Sprague filter capacitors to the Malory signal caps. Over-sized, single-ended output transformers assure you that you can crank up your DoleSonic without overheating your amp. Standard pre-amp and output tubes are JJ’s, and the tube rectifier is always a NOS USA manufactured tube. All in all, the flexibility of this amp is one of the features that make it a standout in a world of hand-wired, boutique, Class A tube amps, starting at a price point that won’t break the bank. Many Options Available:Since each DoleSonic Woody Series amp is custom built, many options are available as upgrades; including your choice of speakers, finish colors, tube configurations, and grille cloth. Have a special idea or request? Send it to us and I’ll bet we can build your Woody Series amp just the way you want it. Ready to Order?A 30% non refundable deposit is required for all orders for custom built amps. “The DoleSonic”Woody Series” Vintage 108 is an extremely versatile, hand wired, True Class “A” boutique guitar amp. Together, both speakers give a fullness and chime of some of the most beloved vintage amps of all times. Tight power tube distortion sings with some of the most beloved vintage amp sounds of all times. This amp loves to be pushed to its limits, just like its big brother, the Vintage 108.
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Guitar Boutique

Due to popular demand we’re back to opening Sundays and we wanna do it the right way, with a giveaway. Stop by Calaveras Guitar Boutique this Saturday or Sunday and register to win this awesome little combo by TWA, Fly Boys Overdrive & Delay. The giveaway is only for people visiting the shop and with the ability to pick up the prize at the shop, we’ll do the raffle this Sunday June 28 at 4:30pm, if you’re here and win cool, if not we’ll send you an email and let you know.
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PedalsPlus Effects Warehouse

Enter Thomas Guldmanns Octa-switch II. Your eight effects plug into the eight effects-loops on the back of this unit, and then by turning on or off the numbered switches in each of eight DIP Bank switches, you determine which effects you wish to use simultaneously in each Bank. You can use it as a True-Bypass box by putting one or more FET-switched effects in the loops, and turn the effect(s) off via the True-Bypass Double Loop A/B Pedals On/Off switch. You can also use the True-Bypass Double Loop A/B Pedal to switch between two different sets of series effects – turn on 10 different effects with one stomp! Also can be used for amp switching and will not “POP” when switching between two different amplifiers. RADIAL BIGSHOT EFX. The BigShot EFX is a true-bypass effects loop switcher that lets you set up two separate effects loops and insert them into your pedal chain at will. Do you have several effects in your signal chain that you like to use together during a part of a song? With the Dual Loop E.L. Selector you’re able to preset your effects before hand and punch them in or out at will by hitting either switch.
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Mahalo AEM50 Boutique Tube Guitar Head. Hand Built in USA

Run the gamut of clean to classic rock gain with the Mahalo AEM50 45W tube guitar head. Dynamics, a usable master volume, and Mahalo’s unique preamp design that loves pedals make the AEM50 one of the most versatile amps you’ll play. A true players amp the AEM50 has a great sounding master volume and presence control to keep you sounding great even at lower volumes. The AEM50 runs 6L6 power tubes and produces British flavored gain while producing about 40 watts. Three 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp and a master volume make the AEM50 a true players amp. Very touch sensitive, the AEM50 cleans up by simply rolling off a little volume on your guitar.
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Dream Guitars – Fine Handcrafted Instruments, Vintage …

Offer a range of guitars from manufacturers and craftsmen; product details and information about their repair services. [N Carolina, US]
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 29 2017

Vintage Fender VibroVerb Tube amp Super tone boutique Clone by D-lab

Great amp. Built it a few years back for my blues player. Time for it to sell to make room for more toys. If your looking for the right one, you found it!

Boutique tube amps demystified: guitar amp primary colors.

There are tons of Wufoo features to help make your forms awesome.
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Bad Cat – Tube Amplifiers Bad Cat Amps

The Official Bad Cat website features our USA manufactured premium, all tube, hand built, hand wired, and point to point guitar amplifiers.
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Guitar Silencer Boutique Series Stomp Box

No matter what style of playing you do, from pop to metalhead madness, the Guitar Silencer is your swiss army knife for wiping out hiss and silencing those changes in your music. The Guitar Silencer allows you to go from heavy all out distortion to SILENCE by muting your guitar strings! All this WITHOUT changing your tone! That’s right, we said your tone will not be changed! As an incredible bonus, you can add True Bypass to your favorite distortion pedal when adding the Guitar Silencer to your setup! Controls for the Guitar Silencer include GATE, which is the Threshold at which the noise gate portion of the effect will clamp to silence. The footswitch on the Guitar Silencer controls On/Off status.
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Rickenbacker, Fender, Gretsch, Martin, Deusenberg, Vox and more. Its all fab gear!

Y Babiuk’s Fab Gear is a boutique guitar shop located in Rochester, NY. The shop specializes in guitars, amps and associated musical equipment. Fab Gear sells new and vintage equipment from the top manufacturers in the industry, from iconic brands like Fender, Gretsch, Martin, Rickenbacker, Gibson, Epiphone, Vox, Marshall, and Ampeg… to name a few.
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 28 2017

Mad Professor Amp / Stevenson Guitar – Boutique Tone Demo

Boutique Tone demo of a Mad Professor CS40 amplifier through a Two-Rock 212 speaker cabinet, and a Stevenson T guitar. Demo by Plear …

Hand Built All Tube Guitar Amplifiers

Each Mojave amp built incorporates a “Line Level Output” on the back of the amp. Just recorded this new Rocking Zeppelin Tone with the Mojave Coyote HG. New Coyote HG Sound Demo exploring the ULTIMATE Chime tone! Exploring the ultimate guitar tones for the professional Hit maker studio guitarist. Sometimes it’s best to fight fire with fire, so why not cure those Monday blues with the fiery guitar work of Texas bluesman Lance Lopez? Stream his new Album “Handmade Music” and listen as he rocks the Mojave Scorpion and Plexi 45. We pride ourselves in bringing you the highest in quality, service and the best built amps in the industry that bring you our unique Mojave tone. In September 2011, Premier Guitar did an interview with Def Leppard where both Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell were asked a lot of question about the work they were doing and the gear they were using, Although Vivian does not use Mojave amps in Def Leppard, he was eager to detail his Mojave rig and his first choice and true Continue reading.
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SVL Custom Guitars & Amplifier Service

SVL Guitars. Simon Law set up SVL Guitars after having worked as a professional guitar repairman and amp tech for over 16 years he became more disappointed with the …
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Thomas VST18 Combo Guitar Amplifier – musical instruments …

Selling my Thomas VST 18 guitar amp. This amp is as good as it gets, on par with any boutique amp out there today. This is a KILLER hand-wired, boutique take on an 18 …
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GuitarBassPro!, Bass Guitars Amplifiers Pro Audio and …

Bass Guitars Amplifiers Pro Audio and accessories lessons and repair
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 27 2017

Small Tube Amp Build, Start To Finish

Original circuit all tube amp build. About 10 watts, 2x 12AX7 preamp tubes, 1 EL84 output tube. Cabinet is made from Puriri wood/Carbon fibre shell. 1 Bright …

Guitar Amp Deals & Auctions Online Directory ~ Stratocaster Guitar Culture

Stratoblogster’s eBay Amp Finder is a consolidated directory of Guitar Amplifier searches on Ebay. Results sort from highest price down, so you don’t have to wade thru t-shirts, misc parts, amp covers and cheesy lower end stuff. This article may not be reprinted, distributed or duplicated without author’s written permission.
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The Music Boutique – Music and DJ Store | Pomona, CA

From electric guitars to keyboards and amps, we can provide you with a wide variety of instruments and accessories. Layaway available. … The Music Boutique …
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Divided By 13 Amplification

We start with the basic SJT 10/20 format and first change the entire back end of the amplifier, both the circuit and the output iron and choke to accommodate using a pair of KT66s, and KT66s specifically because they produce a really nice American amp style of clean with more of a glassy/shimmery type of high end…. Learn More. The 10/20 offers 20 Watts in the Class AB1/A mode, and 10 Watts in the Hard Class A mode for more of your 50’s style Tweed tones…. Learn More. >The JJN 50/100 offers a wide range of the sounds we’ve come to expect from several models of our favorite amps from England, from the mid 60s through the mid 80s, but with extended and tighter available low end, more variable and refined midrange…. Learn More. Addressing the issues of maintenance costs and practicality involved in owning a large tube bass amp, efforts were made to design an amp that not only captured and exceeded the tones offered by our favorite large tube bass amp…. Learn More. I made these amps to be more suited for what i call “Bass guitar” players rather than “Electric bass” players – guys that may also play with a pick and need the amp to be a little more “Urgent” and with a little more “Hair” and “Distortion”, and that like to be more dynamic and expressive, players…. Learn More.
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Victoria 35115 |

“The narrow panel Fender Pro embodies the under-appreciated virtues of a good 15” speaker nestled in a pine box. The Victoria 35115 has an uncommonly open and airy feel that’s perfect for swingin’ blues. Contrary to what you may believe about 15’s, the top end is chimey and stout. The 35115 is a big favorite here in the City of Big Shoulders, and you’d have to pry Jimmy Vivino’s 35115 from his cold, blue fingers.
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 26 2017

Vogel Duo Boutique Tube Amp with Eddie Aguas

Eddie shows off the sounds of the Vogel Duo combo amp. Class A, point to point hand wired, made in California, Vintage Celestion speaker, tube powered 3 …

NEW Matchless Spitfire 15 watt Hand Wired Boutique …

NEW Matchless Spitfire 15 watt Hand Wired Boutique Amplifier Elk Beige Tolex
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Guitar Amplifiers in CA | Hotfrog US

Find guitar amplifiers in CA today on Hotfrog US! Looking for guitar amplifiers services or Electric Guitar services in CA? Find over 42 guitar amplifiers business …
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Guitars, Pedals, Instruments and Equipment Online Shop: Manchester, UK

Founded in 1977 the store remains the music retailer both amateur and professional musicians choose for best value, expert advice and one of the widest ranges of instruments available – in stock, in-store and online! As the UK’s founding and leading boutique guitar and effects specialist and with over 2500 products extending to keyboards, pianos, percussion, brass and woodwind, you are sure to find what you need at Sounds Great Music. We take pride in our customer service and expert knowledge and invite our visitors online to meet the team and get the help and advice you need to ‘sound great!
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Musical Instruments, Guitars, Bass Guitars, Pro Audio, Effects and Amplifiers

Thanks for visiting ProAudioLand! We offer the best music gear at the lowest prices on the web. We have a huge selection of popular and hard to find guitars, basses, recording equipment, live sound equipment and accessories anywhere on the planet. You’ll find the best deals on guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers, guitar pickups, bass pickups, guitar effects and bass effects from boutique brands like Matchless, Suhr and Tom Anderson to storied icons like Fender, Marshall and Seymour Duncan. Do you need to set up your studio or club with top of the line speakers, microphones, headphones, audio interfaces, cables from brands like JBL, Electro-Voice, Monster Cable or AKG? Then look no further PAL has what you need.
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 25 2017

Mad Professor Amps / Interview / NAMM / Vintage&RareTV / Boutique Amps

http://www.vintageandrare.com/builder/Mad-Professor-Amplification-Ltd-335 On this video Harri Koski, Mad Professor Amplification, is taking us through some of …

Boutique amp builder Love Tree Amplifiers use Eminence guitar speakers

ES: How did Love Tree Amplifiers get started and what got you interested in building amplifiers? LTA: Love Tree was started by high school friends Jon-Paul Painton and Zach Sowel, along with Zach’s father Greg. Eventually this question made it’s way to Jon-Paul and from that question came the next question of “Why not?” So began the idea of Love Tree Amplifiers. Love Tree gets its name from the combination of both the craftwork and the belief that drives the company. “We build enclosures that show appreciation to the trees that they come from. The belief is that of the original ‘Love Tree’ on which our transgressions were paid for. Love Tree is based on Christian values. By Grace and through Faith we launched this company.” ES: What makes Love Tree different from other boutique amps? Anything in particular that sets your company apart? Your amp is 50% of your tone and we feel it should look as nice. LTA: The LT12 is purely a tone amp that is perfect for pairing with pedals. ES: Are there any particular tonal characteristics that you work toward when building an amp? LTA: We have been researching wood properties, speaker characteristics and artist preferences to determine how we proceed with an amp. LTA: We have tried several companies and pretty much realized that Eminence has one of the largest selections, was used in countless amps that we own and enjoy, and is a tone seeking company. We heard several of the speakers through our amps and that was the answer we needed. If we don’t have an Eminence listed then we will get it for you, it is your amp and we want to help you have an amp you will cherish for a long time. ES: Where can people find out more about Love Tree online?
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DeGeorge Bros. Guitars Louisville, KY

Guitars sells new, used and vintage guitars, amps and accessories. Expert
Repair Service. … Boutique imports and Made in USA​. Guitars Amps &
Accesories.
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Hand-built, point-to-point, vacuum tube guitar amplifiers

Trinity Amps Inc. custom builds, point-to-point, vacuum tube guitar amplifiers and offers them for sale at reasonable prices. Our hand built amps have been enjoyed by some very notable musicians. The HiFi Channel featured Trinity Amps in an episode of HD Guitar Picks hosted by Kim Mitchell. Our custom built cabinets have been used by Prince and Donna Grantis. Since 2004, Trinity Amps has sold to musicians spanning the globe.
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6 Jazz Amps for a Clean Jazz Guitar Sound

What’s the best jazz amp for guitar? It depends on what type of jazz and what type of guitar you play. The sound associated with Swing and Bebop jazz guitar is a clean acoustic sound coming from a large body archtop guitar. Jazz guitarists searching for that sound want an amplifier that makes the guitar louder but doesn’t color the sound. Jazz artists discovered the clean sound of Fender amps was what they were looking for. The “Blackface” generation of amps were probably the best of Fender amps for Jazz.
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Top Ten Boutique Bass Guitars

Trying to make a list of The Top Ten Boutique Bass Guitars is not all that easy. Then he landed a job with Stuart Spector, working with Ned Steinberger and Ken Smith, all of whom are mentioned in this Top Ten Boutique Basses list. I noticed while I was building this list that six of the top ten boutique basses were American built. In the end, it’s my belief that a great number of the best boutique bass guitars do come from the US, but the results on this list may be skewed due to the fact that the poll I took was taken on a predominantly American bass guitar forum. What is a boutique bass guitar? Read the official 101 Basses Boutique Bass Guitar Definition.
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Norman’s Rare Guitars

On any given day, you can walk into Norm’s and see some of your favorite musicians and artists rocking out. Although Norm’s vintage guitars are the main attraction, he also carries an impressive collection of basses, amps, accessories, and clothing. You can purchase Norm’s popular Lucky Brand shirt that appeared in the hit feature film Forgetting Sarah Marshall or the infamous Norman’s Rare Guitars shirt that Nigel wears in the classic rock comedy Spinal Tap.
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 24 2017

Boutique Amp Vs Peavey

Boutique Amp Vs Peavey by Audio Envy. Pay close attention and you will get the surprise. This video is not intended to disparage one or the other, but for you to …

Making Boutique Amps on Vimeo

Jan 5, 2014 … We did a short piece on Drew Shirley of Switchfoot, about his passion for
boutique guitar amplifiers. Tunes by Mammoth & White.
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Line 6

When the tube guru meets the amp modeling upstarts, the result is an unprecedented pairing of muscular tube tone and sonic flexibility. 16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models to date exhibit sophisticated touch response, complex distortions and a jaw-dropping guitar-playing experience. Sculpt your delays, mods, reverbs, pitch effects, and more with unparalleled control and ease.
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Maker of high-end amplifiers is playing to a small audience

With supplies of these relics dwindling, a wave of amp manufacturers has emerged to serve guitarists willing to pay premium prices for classic sounds. Los Angeles, as a center of the music industry, boasts a concentration of these boutique amp builders. Entrepreneurs focused on niche markets such as boutique amps run an above-average risk of extinction, said Rita Gunther McGrath, an associate professor at Columbia University’s business school. A tough business? That’s not news to the amp builders. “The old joke goes, ‘How do you make a small fortune in the amp business? Start with a big one,'” said Paul Rivera, who designed amps for industry giant Fender Musical Instruments Corp. before putting out gear bearing his own name in the late 1980s. Their leased workshop space is humble, but the company’s amp model called the London has gotten good buzz. The company takes its name from 1965, when old-school amps still dominated the showroom floors of music stores. “Up until 1964, every amp was a handmade, boutique amp,” Boul said at the company’s workshop. To make amps that sound like the old ones, 65Amps and its rivals typically rig the electrical connections by hand in a process known as point-to-point wiring. “There’s really no secret to building these amps,” Boul said. The company has its roots in Stroud’s search for an amp that would produce a big sound but not overwhelm his bandmates on stage. Stroud wanted something that sounded like the legendary 18-watt Marshall, a pint-sized, snarling beast of an amp. Thinking the amp might have wider appeal, the pair obtained $10,000 in seed money from a friend to build 10 amps. Boul and Stroud left the show with orders for 150 amps – and realized they weren’t prepared to build that many.
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JMI Amplification – The Rebirth of a Legend

Tom Jennings founded his UK firm in 1957 and success was assured with the
introduction of the JMI15 and JMI30 being recognised as THE guitar amps to own
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The Best Cheap Tube Amps 2017

Many guitarists are reluctant to buy cheap tube amps because they assume, based on wattage alone, they lack power. Because of the way in which tube amps handle distortion caused by clipping, much of that distortion is simply heard as extra volume and “Warmth”. In other words, tube amps use watts more economically than solid state amps. The below picks range from studio/home combos to more powerful tube amps suitable for the small stage. In/Outputs Line Out / HeadphonesAux inSpeaker Out Speaker Out Speaker Out Speaker OutLine OutFootswitchUSB Speaker OutFootswitchFX Loop blackstar HT-1R. Sometimes a single watt is all you need, and with tube amps such as the HT-1R, that watt goes a long way.
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N-audio Electronics | Handcrafted Boutique Guitar Effects

Handbuilt boutique pedals … Then N-audio 6 channel … A combination of a splitter y-box which distributes guitar signal to two amplifiers and a powerful DI …
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Yamaha Boutique Guitar Amp w/ Stereo Hi-Fi Output

Yamaha took some time and put in a little more effort to create something special. The finest tube amps respond to a player’s every touch – with picking dynamics and playing style adding as much to the tone as your guitar and pickups. Using Yamaha’s exclusive VCM technology, THR10C perfectly recreates the unmistakable response and dynamics that only a boutique tube combo can provide. Needing your amp to be small and quiet doesn’t mean sacrificing tone and feel any more. Cubase AI and THR Editor software included for use with USB out.
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The Vox VT40X Valvetronix Guitar Amplifier

The VT40X had one 10″ Vox speaker in a closed back, bass reflex MDF enclosure. This was still the case with the Vox VT40X amplifier, but the VT40X added a 12AX7 to the preamp circuit to further recreate the tone of a tube amp. Amp Modeling Using Virtual Element Technology The VT40X also featured an improved digital amplifier modeling engine called VET, or Virtual Element Technology. Tone Room Software The VT40X included a complimentary download of the Vox Tone Room software application for PC, Max or iOS. Using this software required that the amp be connected to a computer or mobile device via a USB port found on the VT40X control panel. Power AmplifierThe solid state VT40X power amplifier was rated 40 watts RMS at 5 ohms.
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 23 2017

Boutique Guitar Amp Demo

Here are our results from building the LM386 based “Ruby” circuit presented by www.runoffgroove.com. It is housed in an antique radio cabinet from the 1920’s …

The Guitar Sanctuary The finest in boutique guitars, amps, and …

Jan 18, 2016 … Speaker cabinet impedance, and how to properly connect your cabinet to your
amplifier is one of the least understood parts of guitar rigs, and …
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Juketone | Boutique Guitar Amplifiers

Juketone ‘Royal Blood’ 10 Guitar Amplifier 5F2a. Quick view … Juketone Guitar
Amplifier Cabinet 10. Quick view. bottom-banner-2 · bottom-banner-1. Amplified …
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Marsh Amp Kits

Marsh Amp Boutique Models can now be seen, heard and purchased at Wolfe
Guitars in Jupiter Florida, on stage with Chris Condon (Nashville Session player),
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Amps | Benedetto Guitars

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San Antonio Guitar Store: Guitar Tex

A few years back I read a review of the Devilcat Amps and I liked what I read. When I looked into them further I liked them even more. Completely hand made in Statesboro, Georgia Devilcat Amps are designed for the working musician. Premium build quality comparable to far more expensive “Boutique” amps that you wouldn’t want to take to your weekly gig at the local pub. Despite the brand name we’ve sold a few of these to church musicians who report back their pleasure. Owner Chris Mitchell is a gigging musician who knows what the working guitarist needs and hes’s built it all into these superb Class A American made amps.
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DWJ Custom Amplification

Based in Liverpool, the inspirational home of rock and roll, DWJ firmly believe in the science and engineering behind great tone; we are always developing and evolving our designs to deliver world class product. Every aspect of the design and implementation process is given the utmost consideration, with close consultation with the end user. We have proudly provided services to bands such as: The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Real People, The Hyena Kill, The Coral,Badly Drawn Boy, Cast and Liam “Skin” Tyson to name but a few. DWJ brings stunning craftsmanship to a discerning musical clientele.
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boutiqu amp. why such low wattage? | Guitar.com Forum

I would generalize to say that most people that buy the lower wattage boutique amps are more into blues … old Delta blues players referred to guitar amplifiers as …
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Twelfth Fret Guitar Shop New, Used & Vintage Instruments …

Welcome to The Twelfth Fret, Canada’s premiere source for New, Used and Vintage Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Ukuleles and amplifiers. We also provide guitar, banjo …
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boutique guitar amplifiers News for July 22 2017

Demo D-lab Boutique 6AQ5 Clipperton amp Gibson Les Paul by Randy Rheynard

This is a follow up video to the new D-lab Clipperton 8 watt push pull guitar amp. The clipper circuit utilizes a 6AL5 tube with variable Plate voltage. Still working …

BCR Music & Sound – Central Pennsylvania | Guitar, Amp, Repair …

BCR Music and Sound, Central Pennsylvania’s guitar shop and music store …
Our selection ranges from budget to boutique, and will satisfy both beginners and
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Custom guitar amplifiers and cabinets, art, and framing in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood.

HangFire is really excited about the guitar amplifiers we are building and have released our first model, the Testifyre. We found the guitar on Craigs List and when we went to pick it up the seller, taken by Karsin, lowered the price and threw in a little Peavey amp. We got home and I put the amp in her room and she immediately informed me that she didn’t want a black amp and didn’t want it in her room. Fair enough, I took the amp apart and painted it metallic pink, went to the fabric store and customized the grill cloth with an apple green and multi colored polka dot number and painted the knobs different colors. Not bad. She loved it! The only problem was that after seeing Karsin’s amp I quickly realized that I didn’t want a black amp either. To my delight it came off with nary a hitch and looked totally pro upon completion. I finished it off with a silver sequin adorned grill cloth and ended up with an amp that Dwight Yoakam would die for. Next up I had a little Velocette amp that I thought I’d give a makeover. My knowledge of electronics is about on a par with my nuclear physics expertise so I looked around and happened upon Ben Verellen at Verellen Amplifiers. Ben has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Washington and is producing some really stellar amps. The prototype was called the Revelator and went over in a big way at the Seattle guitar show. Time to build some Revs! But as fate would have it some other genius had already built a boutique amp and stole my name before I thought of it! The Revelator logo that I designed featured a halo and devil’s tail and the clean and dirty channels were thusly dubbed Halo and Horns. I was stoked but wanted the cabinet to be as fetching as the rest of the amp design. Should you love the sound of your own vintage tube amp, but wish it looked as awesome as it sounds? Or want a bad ass display case for that special guitar ? Maybe need a pedalboard that will make other guitarists green with envy? How about a custom guitar hanger straight out of a Dr. Seuss book? Or maybe a 3-D carving of your band’s logo?
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Guitar Riot : We make things louder! Boutique Guitars, Amps, and …

We make things louder! Boutique Guitars, Amps, and Effects Pedals.
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Thermionik Kazrog LLC

Thermionik is Kazrog’s critically acclaimed, ever-growing suite of guitar amp modeling plugins, designed for complete tonal accuracy and control, emulating a wide range of guitar amplifiers spanning all eras of electric guitar from vintage to modern. The recently released Overdrive Legends I pack adds 5 classic stomp box FX models to the lineup. Each model is its own separate plugin, embracing the modular, integrative philosophy of the modern guitarist. Thermionik amp model plugins are designed to be used in conjunction with Recabinet – but you can use any other cabinet simulation plugin. All Thermionik plugins support Windows and Mac OS X platforms, VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats. Each plugin has an options panel that includes options such as preamp and poweramp bypass toggles, wet/dry processing ratio, +/- 24dB input level adjustment, 6 emulation quality levels, force mono, and more! Thermionik supports VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, for both 64 and 32 bit architecture. Easy online and offline authorization – no dongles or challenge responses.
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How to Choose a Guitar Amplifier for Rock Music

This is connected to the preamp, takes the signal the preamp shaped, and gives it serious, speaker-driving power. Like heads, power amps are available in different sizes, from a minimum of 50 watts to monster 400W power amps. As many power amps as you want can be connected in a daisy chain or to different pre-amp outputs to boost the power of the signal, as well as possibly blend the tonal influences of two different power amps.
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The Blue Guitar

The Blue Guitar Page … The past few months I have been converting Crate V18-112 amps to various classic and boutique amp designs.
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Home – Laney

Guitar. View all. CUB. GHR. GS SERIES. IRONHEART. … Uniquely responsive Boutique British Tone Find Out More. … Check out the latest goings on in the land of Laney …
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Soldano SLO-100 Super Lead Overdrive 100W Boutique Tube Amp Head

The SOLDANO 100 Watt SUPER LEAD OVERDRIVE set not only the standard, but the benchmark, for high-gain tube amp overdrive & distortion. Unchanged in over twenty years, the SLO’s remarkable sound, award-winning innovative design, and flawless construction make it simply the finest amplifier money can buy. From Clapton to Van Halen, from Warren DeMartini to Lou Reed – and from you to Mike Soldano himself, the SLO is simply the player’s choice. The SLO-100 offers two channels, Normal and Overdrive, each with independent Preamp gain and Master Volume controls. As is standard with every Soldano amp, the SLO features a specially-designed transformer built right here in the USA, and is assembled using only the finest military grade components.
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