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LA Amp Show '10

LA Amp Show '10-Ugly Amps Ugly 100, BIGFOOT Demos

November 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where we get to check out Ugly Amps two newest product--the Ugly 100 head and the BIGFOOT Gain Booster pedal. Ugly Amps generally produces small wattage amps like their popular Ugly 18, but at this Amp Show they stepped into the full-size amplifier arena with their Ugly 100. Also, they showed off their first pedal creation the BIGFOOT. The BIGFOOT is a gain booster with a full EQ also a bypass for the tonestack and an extra boost can be added. They say it works well with the Ugly 18 like adding the high gain channel those amps don't have.

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LA Amp Show - VHT Special 6 Ultra,AXL Badwater USA

November 2, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the VHT Amplifiers and AXL Guitars room. In this segment, we get to see a prototype from both companies--a VHT Special 6 Ultra head and a Badwater USA S-style guitar.

The VHT Special 6 Ultra is based on the Special 6 head that was released at last Winter NAMM, but has an EL34 power tube. The Badwater USA prototype is based on the popular Badwater import series created by AXL last year, but now they are bringing the guitars from their privately-owned Chinese factories and having them assembled, fret-dressed, and fitted with high-quality components in their California shop.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Metro Amps 1967 Replica Cab Demo

November 2, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear their new Metropoulos 1967 Pinstripe Cab Demo played through a '66 Replica 45/100 head.

The 1967 True Era Replica Cabs are contructed from their proprietary reverse engineering of vintage Marshall speaker cabinets. The addition of EC Collins' reproduction pinstripe grillcloth fabric completes the 1967 cosmetics. Cabinet structure, hardware, and parts are based entirely on a set of vintage 1968 Marshall straight and slant cabs. Precise measurements of every part of the vintage cabinets were converted to CNC plans that allow them to produce true replicas. In addition, they fabricate their own proprietary cabinet hardware and metal parts. The process, hardware, and finished product are completely exclusive to Metropoulos True Replicas.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Jule Amps Paycheck 15 Demo

October 28, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Jule Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get the chance to get up close and personal with Jule's Paycheck 15 head.

Boasting some of the most unique heads at the show, Jule Potter showed off his Paycheck amps. Hand-built in California, the all-tube Paycheck is available in 40 or 15 watts with an all-steel, powder-coated chassis. The 40-watt features dual 6L6s, while the 15-watt uses dual 6V6s. Both amps use Russian 6SL7 preamp tubes. The amps retail for $1285 (40-watt) and $1185 (15-watt).
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LA Amp Show '10 - Egnater Amps Tweaker 40 Demo

October 27, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Egnater Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear about the newest additions to the Tweaker line--the Tweaker 40 and Tweaker 88 heads.

Known for bringing prototypes to Amp Shows and using experienced player feedback to further tweak their latest designs, Egnater did more of the same by unveiling prototypes of new versions the company's popular Tweaker amp. The Tweaker 40 is a two-channel head with dual 6L6s. The channels are identical and each features a set of the standard Tweaker controls (Tight/Deep, Bright/Normal, and Hot/Clean), while adding a Mid Cut/Normal mini toggle, plus a Master Volume with Vintage/Modern mini toggle. The two channels share an EQ with a USA/AC/Brit mini toggle. The Tweaker 88 features the same preamp with two KT88 power tubes. The Tweaker 40 and 88 are set to retail around $600 and $800, respectively.
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LA Amp Show '10 - GNI Pedals Phaser/Flanger, Fuzz

October 26, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the GNI Pedals room. In this segment, we get to hear two of their pedals in action: the Phaser/Flanger and the Multi Fuzz/Vintage Distortion. GNI Pedals made their first splash at an Amp Show this past weekend in LA. Showcasing their entire line of original pedals including the Shred Pro SP1, Multi Fuzz/Vintage Distortion, Amp Simulator, Xtreme Distortion, Phaser & Flanger, Analog Stereo Dual Chorus, Dual Drive DD1, Bass Shaper, and Path Finder. Most of these analog boxes feature two pedals built into one. The company's line of true bypass micro pedals will be launched in January with a lower price-point.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Tungsten Amps Buckwheat Demo

October 26, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Tungsten Amps room. In this segment, we get up close and personal with Tungsten's 30 watt combo, the Buckwheat.

Tungsten's approach to building amplifiers is to follow in the footsteps of the Fender tweed designs of the mid- to late-50s focusing on compression, sag, and a complimentary mid-range tonality with various dynamic levels.

The Buckwheat is a 30 watt combo driven by 6L6 power tubes and shares the same preamp and voicing as Tungsten's smaller combo--the Crema Wheat by having 2-12AX7 preamp tubes and a GZ34 rectifier tube.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Celestion G12H30 75 Hertz Demo

October 25, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Celestion room. In this segment, we get to see and hear guitarist Steve Trovato demo the new G12H30 75 Hertz speaker. Based on the classic G12H30 55 hertz speaker labeled the "Hendrix speaker," the new 75 hertz model gives players just another option within Celestion's lineup of exceptional speakers.

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LA Amp Show '10 - Tonic Amps Vapour Demo

October 25, 2010
G's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Tonic Amps room. In this segment, we get to check out Tonic's Vapour head.

The Vapour is tone machine for small to medium sized clubs with a 20 watt Push-Pull, class AB output section (EL84 or 6V6) utilizing a clean to mean single channel preamp. This amp can be tonally controlled with a Treble, Mid, Bass tone stack with a presence and bright switch. This amp will give you tremendous gain felxibility in both your volume control and pick attack. As opposed to using channel switching you can easily set up the amp and use the volume knob on your guitar as a gain control. This amp also features a 4-8-16 ohm impedance switch so that it can be better matched with your speaker cabinet.

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LA Amp Show '10 - Goodsell Valpreaux 40 Demo

October 22, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Goodsell Amplifiers room. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Valpreaux 40 (a prototype) in action compliments of guitarist Phil X. The Valpreaux 40 is a 40 watt combo inspired by certain Valco, Supro, and Gretsch combos of the '60s. It features the relatively obscure 6973 power tube that imparts a different sonic signature from the EL84-based models that comprise the bulk of the Goodsell product line. The Valpreaux has a simplified front-end similar to the Super 17/33, with the same award-winning tremolo and non-intrusive reverb, as well as an ultra-transparent post-phase inverter master volume. Richard Goodsell believes that this amplifier, if for no other reason, should exist to be matched with a Telecaster in the bridge position because of its ultra-high clean headroom.
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