Black Volt Amplification Hawk Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

Handmade in Los Angeles, the Black Volt Hawk features reclaimed wood and grille cloths and aims to meld Fender and Marshall tones in a low-wattage design that can accommodate any octal power tube without re-biasing.


The ultimate stage, studio, and home amp.

Completely hand-wired, point to point circuitry.

Entire amp completely handmade in LA California

A groundbreaking new amp offering limitless tonal variation due to its' versatile single-ended power section.

Use any single octal base power tube including:

6V6 - 6L6 - EL34 - KT66 - KT77 - KT88 & EL84 with available adapter

Swap all of the classic power tubes with NO RE BIASING REQUIRED required to realize your desired tone.

Range from 3 to 15 Watts of output with 1/2 Power Switch

Includes the Black Volt “TRUE ATTENUATOR" to retain the true tone of your amp even at lower SPL / volumes and engineered to keep your amp safe and running cool even at 1/2 power.

The bright channel allows for higher gain and extra top end similar to a presence and gain boost.

Solid Pinewood cabinetry all built in house.

10" Speaker

The HAWK is opening the door to a price point that has never been available before to fans of the Black Volt sound.

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.



• 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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