PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear their new Metropoulos 1967 Pinstripe Cab Demo played through a '66 Replica 45/100 head. The 1967 True Era Replica Cabs are contructed from their proprietary reverse engineering of vintage Marshall speaker cabinets. The addition of EC Collins' reproduction pinstripe grillcloth fabric completes the 1967 cosmetics. Cabinet structure, hardware, and parts are based entirely on a set of vintage 1968 Marshall straight and slant cabs. Precise measurements of every part of the vintage cabinets were converted to CNC plans that allow them to produce true replicas. In addition, they fabricate their own proprietary cabinet hardware and metal parts. The process, hardware, and finished product are completely exclusive to Metropoulos True Replicas.



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Metropoulos Amps room. In this segment, we get to see and hear their new Metropoulos 1967 Pinstripe Cab Demo played through a '66 Replica 45/100 head.

The 1967 True Era Replica Cabs are contructed from their proprietary reverse engineering of vintage Marshall speaker cabinets. The addition of EC Collins' reproduction pinstripe grillcloth fabric completes the 1967 cosmetics. Cabinet structure, hardware, and parts are based entirely on a set of vintage 1968 Marshall straight and slant cabs. Precise measurements of every part of the vintage cabinets were converted to CNC plans that allow them to produce true replicas. In addition, they fabricate their own proprietary cabinet hardware and metal parts. The process, hardware, and finished product are completely exclusive to Metropoulos True Replicas.

A bone nut being back-filed for proper string placement and correct action height.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to change your acoustic guitar’s tone and playability.

In my early days, all the guitars I played (which all happened to be pre-1950s) used bone nuts and saddles. I took this for granted, and so did my musician friends. With the exception of the ebony nuts on some turn-of-the-century parlors and the occasional use of ivory, the use of bone was a simple fact of our guitar playing lives, and alternative materials were simply uncommon to us.

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While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

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