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NY Amp Show '09-Little Walter Tube Amps 15W Demo

NY Amp Show '09-Little Walter Tube Amps 15W Demo
NY Amp Show '09-Little Walter Tube Amps 15 Watt Combo & 30 Watt Head

PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2009 New York Amp Show

where he visits the Little Walter Tube Amp booth. In this video

segment, we get to hear and see their 15 watt combo and 30 watt head.

The 15 watt combo has a chassis similar to the 1945 Tweed Deluxe and a

Jensen P12N Alnico 5, 12" speaker. It uses a pair of 6SC7 octal tubes

as a pre-amp driver and a phase inverter (PI). It also uses two 6V6

push pull power tubes and a 5Y3 rectifier tube.

The 30 watt head

uses a similar configuration to Fender amps of the '60s and '70s. It

comes loaded with a 6SC7 and a 6SL7 in the preamp circuit and a pair of

6L6's power tubes. It also utilizes a 5U4 rectifier tube and uses a

simple Volume and Tone control that covers both input channels.

This 1968 Epiphone Al Caiola Standard came stocked with P-90s and a 5-switch Tone Expressor system.

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (

The session ace’s signature model offers a wide range of tones at the flip of a switch … or five.

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Mdou Moctar has led his Tuareg crew around the world, but their hometown performances in Agadez, Niger, last year were their most treasured.

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

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