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NY Amp Show '09-Celestion Alnico Gold & Blue Demos

June 24, 2009
PGs Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he stops by the Celestion booth. In this video, we not only get to hear some of Celestions newest speakers, including their to-be-released G10 Alnico Golds, but we get to hear them played through an assortment of drool-worthy amps like a Dumble Special Overdrive (with EL34 tubes), Trainwreck Liverpool and a Bruno Underground 30.

The new G10 Alnico Golds are said to blend unmistakable Alnico class with a rich low-end, creamy midrange and vintage chiming top-end.

Also, we get to hear some Heritage G12-65s, which are known for their fast attack and tightly controlled low-end.

In addition, we get a taste of G10 Greenbacks-low in output but with the weighty low-end balance of a 12 they offer creamy mid-range and smooth, vintage top-end.

And last but not least, we get to demo the Alnico Blue 12 (a favorite of Brian May), which is used for its dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant bell-like top-end.

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NY Amp Show '09 - Red Iron Amps Sarah Jane Demo

June 23, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show where he visits the Red Iron Amps booth. In this segment, we check out Red Iron Amps' newest prototype, tentatively titled "Sarah Jane." This Red Iron rendition features their signature custom mesquite cabinetry with 6SJ7 preamp tubes (which haven't been used since Valvco and National used them the '40s) and features true point-to-point circuitry.
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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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