The introduction of Fender amplifiers almost coincided with the company’s electric guitars in the mid 1940s. The earliest venture into the amp market by Fender was marked by the production of what they named the “Tweed Amps” which had an output ranging from three to seventy five watts. However, these amplifiers had an inbuilt Read moreTags: fender amps history, fender amp, early fender amplifiers, history of fender amplifiers, peavey 410 ultra,
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Of course the electric guitar wouldn’t have developed at all had it not been for amps. And the guitar amplifier would never have come into being had it not been for Mr. Lee De Forest, who invented the vacuum tube Read moreTags: blackheart bh100h craigslist, fender tube amps from the sixties, LEO FENDER AMP IDEA MARSHALL, leo fender bassman 5F6A circuit rca manual, lindert guitar values, marshal copied the fender bass amp, who invented fender bassman,
Since 1965, Peavey has built a reputation for making awesome guitar amplifiers, and they continue to evolve under the guidance of the company’s founder, Hartley Peavey. Their reputation has been solidified with a series of amazing amps, such as the 6505, JSX Joe Satriani signature amp, the Valve Kings, XXX, the Classic series, the Windsor, and others. In the non-tube amp category, their patented TransTube technology is almost indistinguishable from real tube-driven amps, setting the standard for performance, tone, and affordability. And now, with their VYPYR series of amps, Peavey finds themselves at the forefront of the modeling amp race as well. Read moreTags: how many tubes are in a peavey vypyr75, peavey tube power sponge, peavey vypers, peavey vypyr sounds great, vyper verses windsor, who knows anything about peavey amplifiers,
There seems to be an awful lot of interest these days in tube amps that put out lower amounts of power, especially in more boutique, cork-sniffing circles. Just about every amp company has some kind of lunchbox-sized head or ankle-biter combo that puts out five to fifteen watts of power, it appears, and many players are taking the bait and paying top bucks for these little guys. Devotees of these things claim that “five watts is plenty to gig with” and they are more than able to hang with a drummer. Personally, I have a hard time with that statement. Read moreTags: Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15, top five boutique guitar amps -price -deal -deals -buy,
There are a few central debates that continually rage in this thing of ours, topics that never seem to get exhausted during online forum or real time arguing: Gibson vs. Fender, Fender vs. Marshall, Ginger vs. Mary Ann, Bud vs. Miller, and, most importantly, tube amps vs. solid state amps. These are the things guitarists think about. Now, I can’t help you decide to play a Les Paul over a Strat or who to spend Read moreTags: solid state amps vs tube amps, tube amplifier, tube amp vs digital amp, tube vs solid state amps, tube amps vs solid state amps, tube or solid state amp, tube vs digital amplification, tube vs solid state amp, tube amplifier vs solid state, tube amps vs solid state,
Tone is one of those things that guitarists look for, long for and obsess over. Non-guitarists often don’t understand our mania for it and our ability to split endless hairs in pursuit of it. We all have our tonal benchmarks that set our ears ablaze and gave us something to aim for in our lives, and it is always interesting to find out what tones inspire what people out there in Gear-Vault-land. To that end, your ever-grooving staff here at GV has compiled a list of favorite guitar tones from the 1950’s-1980’s classic rock period that got most of us going on the tone questing lifestyle. It will surely cause much discussion and argument amongst all of you, but that is kind of the point. Let us know your favorites, too, as we like to keep these conversations going and see who all of you dig. Read moreTags: best rock guitar rig, acoustic g20 classic rock tone, best hard rock guitar tones, best rock guitar tones, danny cedrones guitar rig, guitar tone on popular music, top classic rock amps,
Following the highly successful 2008 Manson’s Guitar Show, Ampeg and Blackheart amps are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at this year’s show with a host of cool new products and exciting gear on display.
The exhibition will be held at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter on the 24th & 25th October 2009, which promises to be an unmissable event. Ampeg and Blackheart will both be debuting for the first time in the UK, new products including the Ampeg Micro VR Head and SVT-210AV cab, BA300 and 600 combo’s.
Blackheart will be showing the BH100H Hothead amp as well as the entire Blackheart range of amps, cabs and combo’s. Even better there will be special deals at the show and each day there will be a chance to win a BH15-112 Handsome Devil combo worth $449. Read more
For the best part of 50 years the sight and sound of a Marshall valve amplifier has been the envy and dream of many a guitarist. Legendary artists such as Slash, Jeff Beck and the late great Jimi Hendrix, plus rising stars like Ray Torro (My Chemical Romance) and Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) continue to inspire with their raw talent and mighty valve-powered Marshall backlines. So when it comes to tone, it’s clear that professional guitarists love valves.
Now Marshall invites you to experience valve tone for yourself with our most accessible range of valve-driven guitar amplifiers ever – introducing the all-new, all-valve MA Series. Read moreTags: marshall ma reviews, Marshall ma series review, crunch balance control on marshall ma50, marshall MA 100 amp review, Marshall MA 100 Head Review, marshall ma 100wattamplifier, Marshall MA-50 manual, mashall ma100head amp, www 2m marshall ma series,
Don’t believe the hype. After the barre chord, the most important thing I learned as a guitarist was to take any and all advertisements that promise “monster tone at affordable prices” and budget friendly, triple-digit-decibel orgasm” with a grain of salt. After all, what are manufactures suppose to say? “Our product sounds cheesy and tinny, but what do you expect for $500?” I think not. Read moreTags: fender satellite, fender sfx satellite, Fender Acoustasonic SFX II Review, Fender Acoustasonic SFX II, fender sfx satellite amp review, groove tubes sfx 100 stereo keyboard amp, piezo and electric bass, satellite sfx, fender sfx, fender satellite sfx,
Gear-Vault webzine has been rockin’ steadily online for about a year and a half, bringing you new, not so new and vintage music gear news and information. Our contributions to the music- and guitar- world does not stop there.
We also offer a great (and growing) feature where you can buy, sell and trade your music gear for free. We don’t charge any of those pesky listing fees, selling fees (final value fees as eBay calls it) or membership fees. We also don’t force you to use any certain payment methods, how you and the buyer/seller mutually decide to close the deal is entirely between you! What’s more, we don’t constraint information, such as website links listed in your auction. Meaning you are more than welcome to post your banner and/or URL or product reviews in your listing. And last but not least, trust and safety is our #1 goal on Gear-Vault Classifieds. Bullshit is not welcome! Lucky for us, Gear-Vault will not draw in all the sleazebay crowd from eBay, only musician’s equipment and musical gear will be sold at Gear-Vault Classifieds. Read moreTags: GEAR-VAULT CLASSIFIEDS, girls with bc rich guitars, guitar buy sell trade, Guitar Gear Trade, music gear classifieds trade or sell,