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GALLERY: L.A. Amp Show 2011

The latest boutique amps, guitars, and pedals on display at the annual Van Nuys gear gathering.

Satellite Moonshine prototype
"Adam Grimm of Satellite Amplifiers likes building new amps and using various tubes to get the job done. This year, Satellite launched the Moonshine prototypeяnamed after the corn whiskey in the amplifireplace seen later in this galleryяwhich has a pair of 7591A tubes that push about 32 watts, plus a pair of 12AX7s and a 5U4 rectifier. Bearing Satelliteуs standard control setup with Volume and Tone, the Moonshine has high and low inputs, and 4, 8, or 16 O speaker outputs. рSonically, it is close to our Mudshark amp [reviewed by PG in the June 2011 issue] with a bit more oomph and a tiny bit more output,с says Grimm. рIt has a lot of note definition while still being pissed.с"