Red Iron Amps’ point-to-point-wired
Bronx heads come in a mesquite cabinet
and each features a trio of 6SL7GT
preamp tubes, a simple control scheme
(Volume, Bass, and Treble), and a footswitchable
EQ-bypass function. Their 40
watts of 6550-derived power resounded
with surprisingly muscular, harmonically
rich corpulence through the burly 1x12
cab shown here.
The EAST Amplification Theater 30 head is driven by
four EL84s and features a Master Volume, a 3-band EQ
section, a Timbre knob, and a footswitchable variable Gain knob.
The cab (right) has two custom EAST Amps 10" and two custom
12" speakers in an X configuration, with one of each being
in the open-backed top section.
Famous for its intriguingly
twisted and complex
designs, Pigtronix reversed
that trend with a new pedal that’s
as simple as it gets: The Class A
Boost gooses any signal up to 20
dB with a 96 dB signal-to-noise
Navarro Guitars of San Juan, Puerto
Rico, showed its new Studio Pro
guitar, which features a Gibson
humbucker, Fender Custom Shop
’69 single-coils, on/off toggles for
each pickup, a 5-position rotary
control for various bridge-pickup
tones (including split coils and
phase changing), Volume and Tone
knobs, and a Wilkinson tremolo.