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Van Nuys, CA (October 2, 2011) -- Premier Guitar editors are on location at the annual L.A. Amp Show in Van Nuys, California. Even if you can't make it to the show, you can see all of the new amps, guitars, and effects from the show in real time on our social channels: Facebook and Twitter.

Amp builders small and large bring their wares to the L.A. Amp Show every October, descending upon the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, where the public can come and crank up the wares in each exhibitor's room for $20 admission. The show also is home to the Tone Wizards panel of amp builders and the Player's Paradise panel of professional musicians. More information on the show can be found at

Head over to to see our live feed of photos and specs from the show, and Like our page to get the updates in your news feed and participate in the discussion. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates from the show at Then, watch for our video demos in the coming weeks.

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