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The Powerball II is a 100 watt head loaded with 4-6L6GC power tubes and 4-ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes. The Powerball II featues include -- 4 Gain control knobs: Clean Gain-1, Crunch Gain-2, Lead Gain-3 and Lead Gain-4. It has two Bottom sound switches, one for Lead-Channel 3 and another one for Lead-Channel 4. Also, it has middle-boosted switching (works on all 4 channels) via front panel button or via footswitch. Another feature is the electronic power tube monitoring system (PTM) with LED indication (new version). Other front panel controls include EQ system Clean and Crunch: Bass, Middle, Treble-Clean, Treble-Crunch, EQ system Lead-Channel 3 and Lead-Channel 4: Bass, Middle or Middle-boosted, Presence and Depth Punch controls in the power amp stage.
The GigMaster 15 is a combo that has power scaling, an effects loop and the two channels share the EQ. The combo can be set at 15W / 5W / 1W / 0W and the switches are on the back (0W being for direct recording).
The new ENGL Fireball 100 features a darker, lower midrange focused tone. The new added Midrange Boost (which can be controlled via footswitch) plus the Bottom switch, Engl describes as adding that special fire to your sound. Engl describes the well-dressed gain structures as allowing any sounds from crystal clear, crispy crunch, fat rock rhythm or heavy metal riffs to searing lead lines. With 100 Watts of pure 6L6GC power amp fury, the Fireball 100 delivers more punch than ever before.
This year, Line 6 introduces the all-new Line 6 Variax James Tyler JTV models there are three JTV models to chose from; JTV 59, JTV 69 and JTV 89.
The JTV59 is a singlecut (Les Paul) -style; the JTV69 is a Strat-style; the third and final model is the JTV89 shredder. All the guitars are loaded with Seymour Duncan pickups, James Ty'ler-designed custom bridges and a drop tuning dial.
This year, Framus has re-done several iterations of their popular models - the Diablo and Panthera. In this segment, we get to check out some standard models and custom shop offerings. All the guitars feature Seymour Duncan pickups and Framus' exquisite high-gloss finishes.
On the Warwick side of things, we get to check out a Jagermeister bass, Robert Trujillo's (Metallica) new signature bass (based of the Streamer LX4 model) and Adam Clayton's (U2) new signature bass.
The Knaggs Guitars lineup of models includes the Kenai, Patuxant, Choptank, Severn, Sheyenne, Keya and the Choptank bass. All the models (excluding the Choptank bass) are built upon a three-layer tier system providing guitarists a plethora of options, including types of tonewoods, inlay designs, inlay materials, purfling and pickup choices to make sure every choice or preference is covered within the realm of Knaggs Guitars.
The Modulation is described as having a tone from gentle tremolo to roaring jet engine flange, it brings you all the musicality of the classic vintage effects pedals. For ease of use the Slow/Fast feature lets you adjust the modulation time of the eight different modulation effects while you are playing. The unique Saturation control then lets you add real valve compression and harmonics.
The Delay has eight different delays in one pedal and they can take you from vintage and multi-head tape delays to classic analog and linear full bandwidth effects and two loop modes as well. You can then add in real valve compression and harmonics using the unique Saturation control.
Finally, the Reverb can take you from your room to an arena via hall, plate, spring, gate and reverse-reverb effects. Valve compression and harmonics are added using the Dwell control, and you can switch the reverb time from short to long while you are playing.
The U-Bass is a short-scale bass (21") that produces the same pitches as a standard bass and is tuned like a standard bass, too. The U-Bass is made with a one-piece of mahogany and comes with a rosewood fretboard and bridge. It is loaded with four individual piezo element pickups so it works as a fully-functioning bass.
The BTH-50 is a 50 watt head loaded with 12AX7 preamp tubes and 6L6 power tubes (which can be exchanged for EL34s). The Lead and Rhythm channels feature Gain & Level Controls three selectable Reverbs, Selectable active & passive EQ with Bass, Mid (swept in Lead Channel), Treble and a three-way position Voicing switch. The Master section features Level, Presence, SoloBoost with amount, On/Off & Gain/Level Select, effects loop on/off and power amp mute switch.
With the Capo pedal you can electronically capo your guitar and maintain perfect pitch. For example, play an E chord in standard tuning, then use the Capo pedal to up tune your guitar so the chord is changed to an F, F#, G, G#, A, Bb or B. In addition, the CAPO pedal has Full Octave Up Pitch and a great-sounding Octaver/12- string emulator that causes your 6-string to sound like a 12-string, with octaves for strings 3-6, and doubles strings 1 and 2.
It pedal also features effect-toggling so you can instantly toggle back and forth between the up pitch and the Effect Off for a cool up/down pitch-shift effect during rapid ascending/ descending arpeggios and scale runs.The Capo uses proprietary polyphonic pitch up algorithms that maintain perfect harmonic accuracy and tonally correct overtones.
The PolyTune iPhone app has everything the PolyTune stompbox has, including polyphonic tunings of all six strings at once, alternative tunings and the ability to adjust the pitch.
TC Electronic's BG500 is 500 Watts of power combined with custom-built Eminence drivers, tone shaping tools and a full list of ground-breaking features, making both BG500s (1x15 or 2x10) a suitable rig for any gig. BG500 shares many of the tools that have made the revolutionary RH450 bass amp such a success. BG500 features the incredible SpectraComp? compressor from RH450 that allows per string compression that evens out the compression across all strings, creating a much more musical sound. BG500s TubeTone? effect has also been taken directly from the RH450 amp, and rather than replicating a tube sound using one small preamp tube, it emulates the characteristics of a tube preamp and true tube power amp section to deliver an unrivaled full tube sound. Yet another feature ported from the RH450 is the user-defined presets. Combined with tone shaping tools, these presets allow bass players to create the tones they need and then switch between them instantly and seamlessly. For quick and instant tuning, BG500 also features a fully integrated bass tuner that automatically mutes when activated, allowing for swift, silenced tuning. Furthermore, BG500 introduces the innovative TweeterTone? control that allows front panel tweeter control, as well as two new Contour shapes that create warm and smooth tones instantaneously.
Jam Pedals are hand-made in Greece. They are analog, point-to-point pedals, made from some of the highest available quality materials on the market, including rare NOS chips, specially selected matched NOS transistors and carbon comp resistors. All of their pedals are true-bypass so as not to ruin your hard-earned tone. Circuits are based on classic 60's and 70's vintage pedals that helped built the sound of Rock n' Roll.
The 808TE features a Sitka spruce top, Queensland maple back, sides and neck and rosewood fretboard. Its onboard electronics include a piezo pickup and microphone that work together to produce electrified tones with the full ambiance of the acoustic guitar.
The 425/12-String is made of Queensland walnut back and sides with a solid Sikta spruce top. It has a Queensland maple neck and is loaded with a AP5 pickup.
The BB1200 has a solid blackwood back and sides, a set rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard on a 25.5" scale.
The 50th Anniversary Mastersound is a celebration of the original MS500, introduced in 1958. Not just another re-issue this guitar is a tribute to a timeless classic, reflecting the style and feel of the original but designed to fulfil the needs of todays guitarists. It features a silver silkwood body, Queensland maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Its loaded with MV coiltappable humbucker (bridge) and a MV singlecoil in the neck.