Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Videos

NY Amp Show '09 - Voodoo Amps V-Rock DemoXX

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Voodoo Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to hear and see Voodoo's hand-wired V-Rock Dual Lead Series 100 watt head. It is designed to replicate '80s gain tones with a lush clean channel. It comes packed with EL34 power tubes and 6-12AX7 preamp tubes. In addition, it features a series Effects Loop, switching-circuitry for instantaneous switching-no snaps/pops or drop outs and a new Solo Boost option.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Sommatone Amps Overdrive 35 Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Sommatone Amps booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of their newest amp offering, the Overdrive 35. The Overdrive 35 is a single-channel class A amp that features custom Mercury Magnetics transformers, cathode-biased 6L6s tubes and 3-12AX7s (5-with reverb option). The combos (1x12, 2x10, 2x12) come with Eminence Cannabis Rex speakers.
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NY Amp Show '09 - 3 Monkeys Orangutan Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the 3 Monkeys booth. In this video segment, we get to check out their Orangutan model. The Orangutan is a 4-6V6 power tube amp with a six position rotary "Voice" switch that changes both the gain structure and tone as it is rotated clockwise and runs from 30-35 watts. In addition, it features 3-ECC83 preamp tubes, custom hand-wound transformers by 3 Monkeys, footswitchable "Lift" control for boost and clarity and a Accutrone Reverb Tank.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Tonic Amps D'Art & Torpedo Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Tonic Amps booth. In this segment, we check out two of Tonic's newest offerings, the D'Art and the Torpedo (with optional Reverb). The 50 watt D'Art (as seen in the video) has a 2-channel preamp (clean to mild distortion and then mild to wild distortion) and the standard package comes with EL34 power tubes. However, the amp can come loaded with 6L6, 5881, KT66, and KT77 tubes for greater tone coloring. It also features a 4-8-16 ohm impedance switch. The D'Art is built much like old Hiwatts.

The Torpedo Reverb is a 30 watt head with 4-EL84 power tubes and a full 17" reverb tank. The actual head is based on circuitry similar to an AC30 and contains a mid-boost switch. The reverb circuit is built similarly to that of old Matchless and Fender circuits.

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Ny Amp Show '09 - Goodsell Black Dog 20 Demo

June 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amps booth. In this video segment, we get our first look and sample of Goodsell's Black Dog 20 head. The Black Dog 20 is a close relative of the original Super 17 and features a pair of 7189A output tubes and 2-12AX7 preamp tubes. Also, it typically runs plate voltages around 385-400vdc and is completely cathode-biased.
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NY Amp Show '09-Simple Amps Traveler Series & More

June 22, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Simple Amps room. In this video segment, we get to see two of Simple's newest products; the Traveler Series and the Big Iron 6VAV--the 2nd V standing for Vibrato. The Traveler Series consists of economy-minded portable amps that run on the same circuits as their big brothers, the Big Iron 6VA. All the different Traveler models feature a Jensen 10" MOD speaker and Mercury Magnetics transformers. They also come packed with either 6V6, 6L6 or EL34 tubes.

The Big Iron 6VAV amp comes with 6V6 power tubes, either 12AX7 or 12AU7 preamp tubes and runs hot at about 30 watts. The Big Iron 6VAV is built upon the same platform as its sister amp, the Big Iron 6VA, the difference lies in the second "V," which stands for the added built-in Vibrato feature controlled by knobs on the front panel.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Landry Amps LS100 Demo

June 21, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location for the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Landry Amps booth. In this video segment, we get to check out Landry's LS100 model. Its a 100 watt head (also available in a 50 watt head) that features two independent channels (clean and distortion)--each channel has its own gain, treble, mid, bass and volume controls and the distortion channel has an additional gain stage accessible by the footswitch. Its constructed with EL-34, 12AT7 and 12AX7 tubes. In addition, its on a 16 gauge steel powder coated chassis, mounted in a solid birch cabinet with finger joint construction and features point to point wiring, orange drop capacitors and carbon comp resistors.
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NY Amp Show '09-Cameron Amplifiers CCV-100 & More

June 20, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Cameron Amplifier room. In this video segment, we hear from Cameron's two 100 watt heads; the CCV-100 and CCM-100. The CCV has more of a vintage voicing, while the CCM-100 has more of a modern tone. Both come with 2 channels (w/ Boost on the Lead Channel, which is based on the Jose high gain circuit that Mark has done in his previous mod work) and Effects Loop.
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NY Amp Show '09-Brown Note Jam w/ Chuck D'Aloia

June 20, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Brown Note Amplification booth. In this video segment, we get to watch two blues guitarists - Chuck D'Aloia and Nicky Moroch (David Sanborn) jam through two different Brown Note amps; D'Lite and Bluesmaster.
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NY Amp Show '09 - Attitube 620 Head Demo & More

June 19, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 NY Amp Show where he visits the Shaman Guitars and Attitube booth. In this video segment, we hear about Attitube's G20 head and cabinet. Its a hand-wired, 20 watt head that features features two EL84 tubes in the output stage and two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp. It provides volume and tone control and a three way mode switch (Moody, Breezey, Naughty). The Shaman JPM Standard is a Korean hand-made guitar that comes with either mahogany or flame maple body. Also, the guitar features Wilkinson WVS50IIK precision-machined vibrato system, a deep-set neck joint for improved sustain and contoured heel for easy upper fret access, Shaman Custom Alumitone humbuckers that are made in the U.S.A. by Lace and are designed to provide a hotter output than traditional pickups and the neck features a 25.5" / 647.7 mm scale length and is available with either a hard maple or rosewood fingerboard with abalone inlays.
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