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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.

65amps Producer prototype
"This is based on a new concept of building tube amps around modern tubes and making them sound as good, or in this case better, than old tubes,с says 65ampsу Dan Boul. рWeуre running a pair of EL34s in an extremely safe and unconventional way that should make a pair last for a couple of decades. We had the guys at both Mercury Magnetics and Avedis help us come up with a new way to run EL34s that not only makes them outstandingly reliable, but actually gets great, old tone out of them. Much to our surprise, there came an amazing and clean sound.с The Producer is a 2-channel amp that includes an independent, 65 Bump control, allowing players to use four voices that are all accessible through a standard 2-button footswitch. The 28-watt head has 65уs proprietary Master Voltage circuit, which allows players to get the classic EL34 distortion and the now-improved clean sound at reasonable volumes."