ASG Amps Launches “Hybris” All-Tube Amplifier at Winter NAMM

Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2012) – Artist Series Guitar and CEC Amplification have teamed up to create ASG Amps, with the intent to bring a fresh and original,

Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2012) – Artist Series Guitar and CEC Amplification have teamed up to create ASG Amps, with the intent to bring a fresh and original, USA-made alternative to the world of affordable all-tube guitar amplifiers. ASG Amps’ first offering, the Hybris, will launch at Winter NAMM this month.

The Hybris is a two-channel, 100 watt, high gain amp head that packs distinctive tone and broad-range versatility into a simple, user-friendly control set. The amp will retail for $999. Primary specs at a glance:

• 100 watts, all tube
• Tube complement: 4x 6L6GC, 5x 12AX7
• Two channels (clean and lead), footswitchable
• Separate gain and master volume controls for each channel, shared EQ, global presence and resonance controls
• Tube buffered, serial effects loop
• Accepts 4, 8, or 16 ohm speaker loads
• Made in the USA

For more information:
www.artistseriesguitar.com

Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

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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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

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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