(July 29, 2009) – Talos Instruments has announced a limited edition run of the Bill Kirchen Signature Model series tube combo guitar amplifier. Based on the acclaimed Talos Basic, the BKSM offers the same specs and configurations that Bill Kirchen ordered for his personal amp. Lead guitar player for the legendary Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, as well as a very successful solo artist and session guitarist, Bill Kirchen has been playing Talos guitar amps since 2002.
The Talos amplifiers are noted for their excellent made-in-USA design/construction and acclaimed sound quality that allows more of the guitar's sonic essence and harmonics to come through. The BKSM specs and features are voiced to Kirchen’s preference for clear, shimmering lead picking tones as well as fat, warm chords. The features include 6L6 output, custom-wound transformers, premium Jensen neodymium magnet 12-inch speaker, 25 watt/50 watt output modes, redesigned output section, on/off cooling fan switch. Tone-tailoring amp options include Gain and Drive pull controls and “Fat/Bright” switch.
The BKSM comes in a beautifully lacquered poplar cabinet sprayed in a Kirchen-"burst” finish. The amp comes in its own road case with custom cover. Direct pricing for the BKSM is $5000 and orders can be placed by calling 703-764-7005.
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