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LA Amp Show '09
The 10th Anniversary amp is a tube-rectified, 2-channel amp [either 50 watt with 2-6L6 power tubes or a 100 watt with 4-6L6 power tubes] that offers Class A or Class AB operation. Its front panel controls include; Treble, Middle, Bass, Bright, Mid, Deep, Bypass, Gain, a Master and Contour control for each channel. It comes loaded with an Accutronics spring reverb tank(Two Rock's own patent applied for reverb circuit).
The 100 Watt Modern Classic features two inputs (high and low sensitivity) with foot-switching capabilities. Front panel features include; Lead Gain with Pull Channel Select, Lead Master with Pull Lead Boost, Rhythm with Pull Rhythm Boost, Treble, Middle, Bass and Presence controls. It comes loaded with EL34 and 4T50 power tubes.
The S1 is a solidbody guitar that features a Honduran mahogany body with a Northwestern flame maple top. Also, it has a three-piece sapelle neck and headstock with an ebony fingerboard. It comes loaded with WCR pickups (Crossroads-neck; Godwood-bridge) and Sperzel locking tuners.
The Avalon 30 1x12 combo is a one-channel, 30 Watt (switchable to 15 Watt) Class A amp. It has 4-EL84 power tubes, 3-12AX17, 5-12AX7 (reverb) preamp tubes and 1-5AR4 rectifier tube. The Avalon utilizes an innovative new hybrid construction method which combines point to point wiring, circuit tracing, and turret style construction. Also, this model comes packed with a Celestion G12H30 speaker.
The Tuzzia is a 65 Watt Class A amp with 6C33B MiG tubes. For preamp tubes, it comes with 12AX7 and 12AU7. The colorful 2x12 cabinet is loaded with Celestion G12T-75 speakers and the 4x12 cab has with a pair of Celestion Vintage 30s and sledgehammer Celestion K100s.
In this segment, we get our very first peek at 65Amps' newest (unnamed) prototype. The prototype is a 20 watt head that features a unique tone stack and undisclosed power tubes, but 65Amps' Dan Boul says that it is built upon the Lil' Elvis platform by "going vertical with it."
The TZZ-35H is a 35 watt, cathode bias head with a sustain feature and buffered effects loop. It comes loaded with 12DW7, 12AX7, 12AT7,12AX7 and 2-EL34s tubes. The front panel controls include Master Volume, Cut, Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Sustain, Drive and Pre Amp Gain.
The 15 watt Tweaker is said to sit in between the Rebel 20 and Renegade 30 with 6V6 power tubes. The controls include a Vintage/Modern switch, Master Volume, a USA/Brit switch, Treble, Middle, Bass, a Hot/Clean switch, Gain, a Bright/Normal switch and a Tight/Deep switch.
The Unibox 10 is a 1x12 combo loaded with a E3 style solid pine cab and RG12 speaker. It comes with 2-6BM8s (ECL82) with a 12AX7 in the preamp and a 6X5GT rectifier. The demo model has both tube tremolo and reverb. The controls include Volume, Tone, Speed, Length.
We saw and hear from their Custom Mule which features a maple fretboard, Bigsby B5 trem and Lindy Fralin split humbuckers.
They also show off some short-scale Shotgun basses with Lindy Fralin pickups, tone-styler power source, black ash body with a lined finish. The other bass model has the same appointments but a Honduran mahogany body and maple neck.
One of their beautiful guitars is the Supercaster that is all leather trimmed, Fralin pickups, Wilkinson bridge and comes with the old school large headstock.
Next up, the Silver Stallion has a translucent finish over a spalted maple with a Honduran mahogany body.
The D'Lite 22 is a fixed bias amp with 6V6 power tubes, 1-12AX7 preamp, and 1-12AX7 driver producing approximately 22 watts. Also, its controls on the front panel; Volume, Bright Switch, OD Switch, PAB Switch, Treble, Midrange, Bass, OD Drive, OD Level, Master Volume, Presence.
The Jaguar 7 is a class A, single-ended amp with 1-12AX7 (preamp), 1-EL84 (power), 1-GZ34(rectifier) tubes. Its a single-channel amp with low and high inputs. It has a simple layout with only two knobs - Volume & Tone.
The '57 Champ is a small but mighty tone machine crafted within the their '57 Tweed series. It is an all-tube 5 watt comb with a 8" Weber Alnico speaker. It features a 6V6GT power tube, 12AX7 preamp tube and 5Y3GT rectifier tube. It is covered in the traditional lacquered tweed and is hand-wired with two inputs. This little tone monster has been used by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Keith Richards and countless others during recording sessions.
The CL-15 is a 22 watt amp with 2-6V6 tubes, GZ34 rectifier tube and 3-12AX7 preamp tubes. The combo comes loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30.
The CL-15 and CL-30 are the same amp except the CL-30 uses a Celestion Alnico Gold, while the CL-15 uses a Celestion Alnico Blue. They come with the option of switching input tubes between EF86 or 12AX7. They come with 2-EL84 power tubes (CL-30 has four) and EZ81(CL-15), GZ34(CL-30) rectifier tubes. Both designs are based on '60s Voxs, but with more girth and possible crunch appeal with a Mercury Magnetics transformer.
In addition, the Brown Eye mod equipped 50 watt head was recently used by Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains during their last tour and the settings from Jerry's preferences are still there.
The Raven is an all tube amplifier designed for guitarists that want switchable clean and saturated tones from a single amplifier. Any guitarist can command an array of musical textures with this hand-built instrument. The power section is cathode biased and can allow a guitarist to have a variety of different power tubes. High quality matched power tubes such as; 6V6's, 6L6's, EL34's, KT66'setc can be plugged in without re-biasing.
The amplifier has two completely separate channels that are foot switchable. The switching relay is placed outside of the signal path & does not affect the tone.
Channel 1 is on the cleaner side, but can create some rich, overdriven tones, too. However, if you want more crunch, channel 2 delivers the thick and creamy distortion.
The CL30 is a hand-built 30 watt head with 4-EL84 power tubes. The two preamp channels (EF86 channel available as an option), tube rectifier, Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an optional international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).
The CL45 is 45 watt head (used by Jeff Beck) with 2-EL34, 2-6L6 power tubes. It also features two preamp channels (normal, bright), tube rectifier (solid state optional), Mercury Magnetics transformers, custom Unified Turret Board construction, 2-pan chassis design for preamp shielding and can come with an international voltage select power entry module (North America, UK, Europe).