PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the 65Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear our first demo of 65Amps' new Empire 3-channel amp. The new Empire from 65Amps is packed with a trio of classic high-gain British voices from different eras. The first voice mirrors those from the early '60s, the second is from the '68-'72 era, and the third is a hot-rodded '80s tone. Interestingly enough, the tone chefs at 65 challenged themselves to accomplish this feat with 6V6 tubes. The amp is a very loud 22 watts but features a Master Voltage control that lets you bring the volume down to bedroom levels. MSRP approx. $2900. For more NAMM 2011 videos, or to view guitar-related news, reviews, demos, videos, artist interviews, and continuous updates, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the 65Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear our first demo of 65Amps' new Empire 3-channel amp.

The new Empire from 65Amps is packed with a trio of classic high-gain British voices from different eras. The first voice mirrors those from the early '60s, the second is from the '68-'72 era, and the third is a hot-rodded '80s tone. Interestingly enough, the tone chefs at 65 challenged themselves to accomplish this feat with 6V6 tubes. The amp is a very loud 22 watts but features a Master Voltage control that lets you bring the volume down to bedroom levels. MSRP approx. $2900.

For more NAMM 2011 videos, or to view guitar-related news, reviews, demos, videos, artist interviews, and continuous updates, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com

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