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LA Amp Show '10

LA Amp Show '10 - Two Notes Torpedo VM-202 Demo

November 12, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Two Notes Engineering room. In this segment, we get our first look and listen at Two Notes' VM-202.

The VM-202 is a dual-processor guitar/bass cab simulator. It handles both analog (line balanced/unbalanced) and digital signals. For it to work, you simply plug in your bass/guitar preamp (or other instrument with a line output) and you go straight into an exclusive tube stage simulator, along with the acclaimed Torpedo algorithm. You can play two cab + microphone simulations simultaneously and reproduce a multi-microphone miking process. The package includes over 50 speaker simulations, 50 speakers simulations, 8 microphone simulations, and 100 presets.
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LA Amp Show '10 - WhiteBox Engineering Cabinets

November 12, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the WhiteBox Engineering room. In this segment, we get the scoop from Douglas White on what the new company is all about.

WhiteBox builds high-quality, custom guitar cabinets in USA and markets them through the company's online store. Customization of the WhiteBox product range only starts with the colors and fabrics available -- the more important customization comes from the ability to choose from a wide range of speakers. WhiteBox offers the highly-popular Vintage 30 and G12K-100 from Celestion, but they specialize in Eminence Speakers -- of which they offer nearly every model.

WhiteBox went online in September 2010, with three products in the Modern Series at launch, and several other configurations and styles in development. The Modern Series cabinets are made from 13-ply 18mm Baltic Birch and feature convertable rear panels for open, semi-open, or closed-back performance. The Modern Series currently offers 1x12, 2x12, and 4x12 cabinets, all available either loaded or unloaded.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Soloway Guitars Single 15" Demo

November 11, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Soloway Guitars room. In this segment, we get to check out Soloway's brand new hollowbody guitar, the Single 15". Jim Soloway describes his newest model, the Single 15", as the "hollowbody killer." The guitar has a 15" lower bout and a design that involves a neck block that extends to the bottom of the neck pickup. There is also another small block under the bridge. The rest of the body is completely hollow. The guitar is available with a 25.5" or 27" scale length, standard (1 11/16" at the nut) or fingerstyle (1 13/16" at the nut) spacing, and with six or seven strings.
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LA Amp Show - Sweetwood Guitars Comet Surftop Demo

November 11, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Sweetwood Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to check out one of Sweetwood's Comet Surftop Standards in action.

The Comet Signature is similar to other company's Private Stock collections. Only the finest examples of each species of wood are used - the once in a lifetime pieces. Every "Signature Model" is a one off and has unique features.

Inspired by the classic styling's of the 1960's surf era, the Rock-Rite features a classic tone with some modern appointments. The Rock-Rite features our modern 2-bolt neck construction, a method of neck attachment that is simply stronger, more durable and tighter than a four-bolt can achieve. The ergonomically designed heal block allows near seamless access to the upper registers. Tonally, the 2-bolt separates itself by improving string attack and enhancing both note bloom and sustain.

The Comet is their flagship model and features fast and comfortable necks. The Standards come with an Eastern rock maple top on a mahogany body, quarter-sawn multi-lam neck with a pau ferro fretboard, Hipshot hardware, and custom wound pickups.
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LA Amp Show '10-Lapdancer Guitars Solidbody Models

November 10, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Lapdancer Guitars room. In this segment, we get to hear from Loni Spector, creator and the main-man behind the Amp Shows, talk about his line of custom, one-off solidbody electric guitars made under the Lapdancer brand name that started out over 10 years ago as a lap steel guitar company.

Lapdancers electrics are unique takes and spins on classics like T- and S-style guitars, including the Holecaster that is a T-style guitar with dozens of holes in it to reduce the guitar's original hefty body weight, two T-style guitars loaded with TV Jones Filter'Tron pickups, and a S-style guitar that commemorates the Amp Shows that Spector has been running for years.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Zaolla Instrument & Audio Cables

November 10, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Zaolla Cables room. In this segment, we get to check out some of Zaolla and Hosa's guitar, instrument, audio, and multimedia cables that guitarists, producers and audiophiles can use to record and perform.
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LA Amp Show-Far East Electric Phoenix Type 1 Demo

November 9, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Far East Electric room. In this segment, we get to check out their Phoenix Type 1 Overdrive stompbox. The pedal celebrates 6L6GC/5881-based tones and features a Fender Bassman-type tone stack with its controls including Volume, Presence, Treble, and Bass.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Longhorn Amps Texas Blues

November 8, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Longhorn Amplifiers room. In this segment, Joe chats with Longhorn's Terry Wright about their model the Texas Blues. Powered by a pair of KT66 tubes, the Texas Blues head from Longhorn Amps kicks out 50 watts of burly tone. The rear panel provides dual 10-turn pots that allow players to individually bias each output tube. This is especially handy for using non-matched, vintage tube sets. Using the amp's test points, you can quickly re-bias the head for 6L6, 6V6, EL34, KT88, and 5881 power tubes. In addition to a standard input jack, the Texas Blues offers an alternative FET input that adds a clean boost to either the Clean or OD channel.
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LA Amp Show '10-Surreal Amplification Classic Demo

November 5, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Surreal Amplification room. In this segment, we get to check out a custom C.M. 50 head in action.

Surreal's amplifiers are built similar to vintage amps, for instance, when you are running this amp in the non-master volume configuration, you have only two tube gain stages just like the original Marshalls and Fenders. As with the original non-master volume amps, this setting gets nastier as the volume is cranked. Low to medium levels provide a relatively clean bluesy tone. Maxed out is brown tone city with EL34's. There is a Post Phase Inverter Master Volume that can be used in this setting to create additional overdrive. Clean players will love the Jazz Boost option for a smooth, warm, smokey jazz tone perfect for ES335 type guitars.

It can come with a Surreal Stage setting that adds yet another tube gain stage to the party. Now you are entering the realm of hot-rodded and modded, boutique amp heaven. It's called the Surreal stage due to the fact that the classic rock tone is retained but the gain is over the top. Another tonal option is the Slope control that sweeps through the mid range. Using this control in conjunction with the Resonance control, almost any tone you can dream up is at your fingertips. The presence control has a slightly wider range than most presence controls just in case you need more bite. The half way point on this control is equivalent to the full position on most.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Rude Mood Amplifier Demo

November 5, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Rude Mood room. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Rude Mood combo amplifier.

The Rude Mood is a product of nearly 2 years of research, design, and development culminating in a guitar amplifier unlike ANY other on the market today. The Rude Mood was created for the working musician who demands the highest quality performance out of their equipment. Whether you are searching for the perfect classic rock crunch, high-energy modern grind, round full jazz or blues, this amplifier does it all. The magic happens when you blend YOUR signature sound so that the audience can hear you - not just an effects pedal.

The Rude channel is based on a Marshall Plexi with an all-tube, Class A construction with a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and an EL34 power tube powering up to 19 watts.

The Mood channel is based on a classic Fender voicing with an all-tube, true Class A construction with one 12AX7 preamp tube, a 6L6 power tube, and cranks out 20 watts of power.

The cabinet uses two Weber 10" speakers. The Rude side comes through a Weber vintage ceramic speaker and the Mood comes through a vintage alnico speaker.
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