Andrews Amplification Introduces Sepectraverb Models

Andrews Amplification expands their line with the addition of the Spectraverb 40 and Spectraverb 20 combos.

Atlanta, GA (September 9, 2013) -- Joining the company’s existing line of hand crafted amps, Andrews Amplification introduces the Spectraverb 40 and the Spectraverb 20. In keeping with the Andrews tradition, the new amps offer surprising clarity and headroom while delivering a smooth, touch sensitive response and complex warm harmonics.

Both amps are available as 1X12 combos (2X12 and 2X10 combos coming soon) and feature locally built heavy-duty Baltic birch or solid pine cabinets and are hand-wired on heavy-duty turret boards in the USA. Spectraverb amps are upgraded versions of the famous AB763 “Blackface” features include:

  • Upgraded high quality USA built transformers
  • Improved circuitry to reduce noise and flubby low end
  • Lush tube-driven tube reverb with innovative limiter control
  • 40 watts output power for Spectraverb 40 and 20 watts for the Spectraverb 20
  • Good clean headroom provides an excellent platform for pedals.
  • External bias test points and adjustments for easy tube changes
  • Two 12AX7, two 12AT7 one GZ34 and two 6V6 (Spectraverb 20) or two 6L6GC (Spectraverb 40) tubes
  • Optional series effects loop with true bypass
  • Optional half-power switch for reducing volume when “cranked up”
  • Five year limited warranty

The Spectraverb 40 1X12 combo carries a retail price of $1895. The Spectraverb 20 1X12 combo carries a retail price of $1795.

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Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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