October 2016

Diamond

NAMM '15 - Diamond Guitars & Amps 327SD Amp, Hailfire EX, Zoltan Bathory Signature Halcyon ZB

February 11, 2015
The Houston brand unveils a handful of new models and updates, plus show off their newest head—the company's first one with 5881 tubes—that was designed and built with Mike Soldano.
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NAMM 2015: Editors' Picks – Day 4

January 25, 2015
Some highlights form the final day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2015 - Day 4

January 25, 2015
A wrap up of the final day of NAMM 2015.
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Diamond Amplification and Soldano Custom Amplification Team Up for the 327SD

January 20, 2015
The 327SD starts with Diamond’s tried-and-true, and very road-tested platform, along with their heralded clean channel.
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Diamond Guitars Introduces Zoltan Bathory Signature Model

December 8, 2014
The Halcyon ZB models will come in two colors with slightly different configurations.
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GALLERY: 2014 NAMM Day 4

January 26, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the final day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.
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DBZ Diamond Hailfire SM Electric Guitar Review

May 1, 2013
Since launching in 2008, DBZ Guitars has introduced some of the most eye-catching instruments in the industry, quickly garnering the attention of players like John Corabi, Kid Rock’s Jason
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NAMM '11 - Diamond Hammersmith, Assassin, Heretic

February 20, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Diamond Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their three newest amps--the Hammersmith, the Assassin and the Heretic.
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The Pinkburst Project

January 17, 2011
Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French commissions a who’s-who of guitar and bass manufacturers to create 25 custom “pinkburst” guitars and amps to benefit research into uveitis—a disease responsible for 10 percent of blindness in the US.
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Diamond Amplification Positron Amp Head Review

November 16, 2010
A class A tube head with simple features and portability that''s both low-watt and loud
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The Monsters of High Gain

November 16, 2010
We gathered 13 of the hottest high-gain amps on the market, brought in ace guitarists Misha Mansoor (Periphery) and Ty Dietzler (Thousand Foot Krutch), and let the cameras roll.
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Summer NAMM '10 - Diamond Amps Positron Demo

July 12, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where she swings by the Diamond Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to check out their newest head--the Positron.

This little Class A rocker is loaded with 2-EL84s and clocks in at 22 watts. It isn't as big or gnarly as its big brother Diamonds, but this is a no-joke tone machine with only two controls--Tone and Volume. It has crystal cleans, but it begs to be dimed so it can create some Mike Campbell-esque rock 'n' roll.
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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 1

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, Diamond Amplification founder/owner Jeff Diamant walks us through the process of hooking up the circuit board, installing the board into the chassis, final assembly and where Diamond employees spend a lot of time jamming on all their amps. In addition, we get to check out some of Diamond's history as Jeff shows off some of the first Diamond heads ever made.
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How To Build A Diamond Amp Pt. 2 - Cabs, QC

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In the second installment, we get to check out not only how Diamond cabs, heads and now road-cases are hand-built, but also how they break in their speaker cabs prior to shipping them out. In addition, we get to see and hear the final QC on one of Diamond's finished heads.

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Diamond Amplification - Spitfire Demo

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he checks out the Spitfire head at Diamond Amplification factory. In this video, we get personal with Spitfire as we get a chance to hear and see this amp is all about. It is a 100 watt hand-built head featuring 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 tubes, 6-12AX7 tubes [2-channel version] and 4-12AX7 tubes[1 channel version]. It also includes Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence control knobs and comes with tube-driven effects loop and a 2-button footswitch.
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Diamond Amplification-Spitfire II & Phantom Demos

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, we get to hear two of Diamond's flagship heads; Phantom and Spitfire II. The 100-watt Phantom comes with 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 and 6-12AX7 tubes. In addition, the front panel features two fully independent channels with Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence controls. It also comes with a 2-button footswitch, tube-driven effects loop and a "low focus switch on the rear panel. The low focus switch provides 3 positions low, mid, high. Moving from low to high, the player gets to focus the low end, tailored to his/her needs, with low end increasing relative to the highs allowing for more low end with more focus.
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Diamond & Blankenship - New Partnership, New Amps

June 8, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond/Blankeship Amps factory. In this video segment, we hear from Diamond Amps' Jeff Diamant and Terry Martin and Blankenship Amps' founder Roy Blankenship talk to us about their newly formed partnership. Both companies will retain their name and own projects, but Jeff Diamant did say that this alliance will breed new vintage-esque Diamond-style amps, including the Diamond's Balinese and Del Fuego models, both low-wattage amp offerings. In addition, we hear about the birth of this partnership and what we can expect from both companies in the future.
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