PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 NY Amp Show where he visits the Shaman Guitars and Attitube booth. In this video segment, we hear about Attitube's G20 head and cabinet. Its a hand-wired, 20 watt head that features features two EL84 tubes in the output stage and two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp. It provides volume and tone control and a three way mode switch (Moody, Breezey, Naughty). The Shaman JPM Standard is a Korean hand-made guitar that comes with either mahogany or flame maple body. Also, the guitar features Wilkinson WVS50IIK precision-machined vibrato system, a deep-set neck joint for improved sustain and contoured heel for easy upper fret access, Shaman Custom Alumitone humbuckers that are made in the U.S.A. by Lace and are designed to provide a hotter output than traditional pickups and the neck features a 25.5" / 647.7 mm scale length and is available with either a hard maple or rosewood fingerboard with abalone inlays.



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 NY Amp Show where he visits the Shaman Guitars and Attitube booth. In this video segment, we hear about Attitube's G20 head and cabinet. Its a hand-wired, 20 watt head that features features two EL84 tubes in the output stage and two 12AX7 tubes in the preamp. It provides volume and tone control and a three way mode switch (Moody, Breezey, Naughty). The Shaman JPM Standard is a Korean hand-made guitar that comes with either mahogany or flame maple body. Also, the guitar features Wilkinson WVS50IIK precision-machined vibrato system, a deep-set neck joint for improved sustain and contoured heel for easy upper fret access, Shaman Custom Alumitone humbuckers that are made in the U.S.A. by Lace and are designed to provide a hotter output than traditional pickups and the neck features a 25.5" / 647.7 mm scale length and is available with either a hard maple or rosewood fingerboard with abalone inlays.

Can an entry-level modeler hang with the big dogs?

Excellent interface. Very portable. Nice modulation tones.

Some subpar low-gain dirt sounds. Could be a little more rugged.

$399

HeadRush MX5
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The allure of portability and sonic consistency has become too much to ignore for some guitarists, making smaller digital modelers more appealing than ever.

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"'If I fall and somehow my career ends on that particular day, then so be it," Joe Bonamassa says of his new hobby, bicycling. "If it's over, it's over. You've got to enjoy your life."

Photo by Steve Trager

For his stylistically diverse new album, the fiery guitar hero steps back from his gear obsession and focuses on a deep pool of influences and styles.

Twenty years ago, Joe Bonamassa was a struggling musician living in New York City. He survived on a diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and ramen noodles that he procured from the corner bodega at Columbus Avenue and 83rd Street. Like many dreamers waiting for their day in the sun, Joe also played "Win for Life" every week. It was, in his words, "literally my ticket out of this hideous business." While the lottery tickets never brought in the millions, Joe's smokin' guitar playing on a quartet of albums from 2002 to 2006—So, It's Like That, Blues Deluxe, Had to Cry Today, and You & Me—did get the win, transforming Joe into a guitar megastar.

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