Bilco Amps News for 04-15-2018

Live performance of original song “Stay Home Cinderella”

Global Hotel Management Company

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is a recognized leader with a 500-property global portfolio of franchised branded hotels, resorts, conference centers, and independent/boutique hotels under management. Hotel owners entrust us to provide exceptional service to guests and outstanding performance results, each and every day. Our shared core values, an innovative culture, and commitment to serve are essential to our client’s success. Whether for a single hotel, multi-hotel portfolio, or your next project yet to come, our deep management experience and dedicated teams will optimize hotel owner investment objectives in any market cycle. As the leading global management company specializing in third-party hotel management, we have developed a successful operating strategy that combines scale with agility in deploying resources focused on achieving hotel owners’ investment goals. 

These efficiencies consistently produce strong financial results for our clients, making Interstate the preferred operator of choice. Recognized as the leader in hotel and resort management, acquisition, and development, Interstate optimizes the broad spectrum of issues related to development. Our significant resources are applied to investment and growth strategies at every stage of the process. With over 20 years of experience in international markets, Interstate has vast hotel operating experience abroad and we have successfully replicated superior operating systems and methodologies in both established and emerging markets worldwide. 

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Gold Jewelry, Diamond Jewelry, Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands.

We carry the largest selection of fine jewelry and wristwatches under one roof. Our selections include everything from classic diamond solitaire engagement rings and striking gold jewelry to exquisite fancy yellow diamonds and pre-owned Rolex and Breitling wristwatches. They will be more than happy to assist with choosing the perfect engagement ring or other piece of jewelry for that special someone. You can bring your jewelry in for an appraisal, or take advantage of our cash for gold mail-in program to get a quote free of charge. Our selection of loose diamonds is truly breathtaking, and we invite you to examine our collection of shimmering cuts. 

Whether you are looking for the perfect ring, tennis bracelet, diamond earrings, or pendant, you are sure to find your ideal piece in our collection. We also have a spectacular selection of Fancy Yellow Diamonds set in engagement rings, tennis bracelets, pendants and earrings. When you decide to make a purchase, you will be pleased to know we offer a lifetime trade in policy on diamond solitaries and diamond earrings. That way you can always upgrade to a bigger, better diamond and receive the full amount you originally paid for your trade in towards a new diamond. We carry pieces created by the top designers in the jewelry industry. 

In addition to our diamond collection, we carry a full line of semi-precious and precious gemstone jewelry. When you choose to shop at the Gold & Diamond Source, you will always receive the finest jewelry guaranteed. 

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Valvetrain Thunder/Train

Ly/ThunderTrainRev. The original Supro Thunderbolt is the red wolf of amps-a noble beast with a legendary snarl that, while rarely seen, is regarded with reverence. Unlike the red wolf, the essential DNA of amps can be duplicated. The popularity of tones generated with Valco-made Thunderbolt by Jimmy Page, Ry Cooder, and other masters saved the bloodline from the endangered species list. Now, Florida-based boutique amp-builder ValveTrain makes its own genetically modified, 3-knob take on the Thunderbolt called the Thunder/Train. 

The Thunder/Train has vintage-style gumption and a welcome touch of extra versatility. It also has a Valco-spec’d American-made transformer set from ClassicTone that’s made in the same Schiller Park, Illinois factory-using the same winding machines-as the originals. Thunder/Train’s circuitry is point-to-point hand-wired on an eyelet board, which is nice to see in this price category. Clearly, all these bottles were selected with an ear for authentic ’60s Supro tone. The Thunder/Train is switchable between pentode and triode operation, thanks to a toggle on its back panel. 

That’s a big deal for players that need fast, organic Valco-style break-up and the option of Fender-like warmth and headroom in a single amp. Comes with an Eminence Wizard for an additional $300, or as a 2×10 combo with an Eminence Ramrod and a Ragin Cajun or a pair of custom Weber Red Baskets for $350 more. Sturdy as it is handsome, the head has an aluminum chassis and pine walls. 

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Peavey Classic 50 410 II 50-watt 4×10 Tube Combo

The Peavey Classic 50 410 tube combo amplifier lets you take your tone further. Three 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL84 power tubes give you the power and headroom needed for everything from singing cleans to aggressive, over the top distortion. Kick on the sweet spring reverb, and you’ll wonder where the Classic 50 410 has been all your life. You can’t deny there’s a ton of value packed into the Peavey Classic 50 410 tube combo amplifier. Peavey Classic 50 410 Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:Gigging musicians love this amplifier Real spring reverb for classic guitar tones A quality amp by PeaveyGigging musicians love this amplifier. 

Footswitchable channels give you a wide tonal range to play with, and a speaker output for an extension cab makes it easy to expand your rig. It can be hard to find a combo amplifier that’s adept at many musical styles while still being affordable for the average musician, but the Peavey Classic 50 410 nails it. On the Classic 50 410, you’ll find a genuine spring reverb, giving you access to iconic guitar tones. Even if you don’t play surf rock, you’ll find this combo amp’s reverb to be a cut above the stock reverb found in most amplifiers in this class. The reverb is even switchable with an optional footswitch. 

Peavey has been making innovative electronics for musicians since 1965. Found on professional stages around the world, you can count on your Peavey Classic 50 410 combo amplifier. 

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Bilco Amps News for 03-26-2018

Electric Guitars

Whether you are an experienced electric guitar player looking for an upgrade or a beginner ready to learn you will find plenty of models here on eBay. Choose from double necks, semi-hollow, solid and even baritone styles available from a range of different brands including PRS, Gibson, Yamaha, Ibanez and Dean.Telecaster. The guitar features a single cutaway body and two single coil pick ups producing the bright twangy tone that the Telecaster is known for. The Telecaster suits a range of different music genres from rock to jazz. The Les Paul has 3 tuners on each side with the headstock usually being painted. The Les Paul style often has an ebony or rosewood fingerboard, with some alternatives being readily available with a tune-o-matic bridge. The Les Paul style is more suited to rock and roll it can be used to create crystal clear tones, ideal for soloing and lead guitar depending on the pick-ups you have installed. Les Paul guitars have a solid body with paint designs that range from blocks of colour to quilted vinyl and even sunburst. The semi-hollow guitar is based on a block that runs down the middle of the body. This helps to reduce feedback issues and it also helps to boost the woody tone. It is mostly used in jazz and even though the pickups are mounted on a solid body, the other parts of the instrument are in fact, hollow. This provides some resistance feedback and it also allows the guitar to be used at a much higher volume.

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Our steady diet of music, theater, and dance is sustaining us through a real Michigan winter and we have some great picks throughout the month of March to take you into the home stretch. Working just a bit out of sequence because we’re ecstatic to welcome him back, grab tickets early for Billy Cobham on the 22nd, one of the greatest drummers of all time. You’ll take home an incomparable memory of seeing a great artist, up close and personal, in the intimate Jazz Café. The super cool crossover space between theater, movement, and music has a stellar double-header on the 10th-11th, when MOMIX and then Mummenschanz take the Main Stage, telling stories with knockout visuals and the poetic, global language of the human body. Both shows are family friendly; and because we know how restless kids can get in the winter, there’s even more for families this month! Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns on the 18th with ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, and our resident artists of PuppetART present ‘Banana For Turtle’ on the 25th. Brit Floyd will take fans of England’s iconic rockers over the moon via the dark side, with a musical and visual tribute show that takes the utmost care with every detail for an amazing Floyd experience. Save time for the ‘Detroit talent pipeline’ in the Jazz Café, with lots of dates this month for musicians, poets, writers, performance artists and more. There’s more to browse here and on our Jazz Café site.

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Deluxe Guitar Exchange: Custom Guitars and Amps Collings, Grosh

Deluxe Guitar Exchange is the preferred choice to experience the very best small production, hand-made, tone-focused guitars and amplifiers in a comfortable, low-pressure environment. We carry brands like Collings, Tone King Amps, Xotic Effects and Grosh Guitars because they represent some of the finest musical instruments builders on the planet. Deluxe Guitar Exchange is a place for anyone interested in instruments and amplifiers with serious tone. We are here to help you understand the difference between the handmade instruments we have available in stock versus the mass-produced guitars at the big box stores. We offer lots of buying guides and information on our most popular brands and we also offer the very best advice for those interested in ordering a custom designed instrument. Although we stock a good number of models from each of our builders, a significant portion of our business is working with players who want to design their next guitar from the ground up. I have chosen guitar builders such as Grosh, Collings, LSL Guitars, Fano and Melancon carefully based on tone, attention to detail and overall playability. Each amp builder was chosen because of their focus on tone first. Our retail location is in the Historic West End of Greenville, SC at 413 Vardry Street #2 Greenville, SC 29401 which is a short drive from Spartanburg, Asheville, Charlotte and Atlanta. Please see our Location & Directions page for appointment details.

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Peavey Classic 50/410 Reviews

I like to play a variety of different styles, so finding one amp to suit all of my needs was something I had given up on. I was amazed that the Classic 50 could pull off detuned metal riffs with my Jackson just as well as it could pull off a drop-dead Byrds imitation with my 12-string electric. All of the controls on this amp are pretty standard among it’s competitors, but in name alone. The bass, mid, and high tone controls command just the right frequencies, and never make anything too harsh on the top end or too muddy on the bottom end. The Presence knob has range of good things to add to your tone – more functional than most amps I have used. In this day and age of incredible digital reverbs, I think people tend to forget that springs can sound nice in the right setting. In addition to the tone controls, I found the sound of the normal channel played cleanly is pretty transparent. I don’t mean that quite in the recording sense; I mean that it shows off whatever guitar you are playing in front of it. Then you can switch to… the LEAD channel! It was nice to find a set of pre and post gain controls, usually found in high-gain amp heads. That’s a nice feature to include in an open-backed combo amp; well done Peavey. One caveat to recording is that both Classic 50 models have a cooling fan that is always on. The fan is really the only drawback to this amp that I can find, though that’s only about half of the time.

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