The 16-watt Trenton and Savannah channel vintage American tones as the newest additions to ValveTrain''s Revolution Series.
Sorrento, FL (September 10, 2009) -- ValveTrain Amplification has announced the release of the latest additions to their Revolution Series, the Trenton and Savannah Amplifiers, along with two new Revolution Series extension cabinets.
Designed in the tradition of the masters, the Trenton features a pair of 12AX7 dual-triode preamp tubes driving the signal through a matched pair of cathode-biased 6V6 power tubes. Inspired by the simplicity of the amp designs of the 1960s, the amp controls are Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass.
The Trenton boasts four distinct switchable voices through its hand-wired all tube circuit. The High/Low Power switchable output stage delivers a smoking 16 watts of dual 6V6 power or a studio-ready 6 watts. The RAW switch disengages the early 60s blackface-era tone controls and takes you back to vintage tweed territory.
The Savannah features hand-wired tweed-inspired voicing matched with All Tube Tremolo. A pair of 12AX7 dual-triode preamp tubes provide the initial gain, and power is handled by a matched pair of 6V6 power tubes in fixed bias. The voice controls are of traditional simplicity, Volume and Tone. The remote foot switch and the Speed and Depth knobs adjust the tremolo from a soft chorus like effect all the way to "Crimson & Clover." The Savannah produces 16 watts of shimmering clean to vintage tweed inspired crunch.
Both of the combo units tell their story through Eminence Wizard 12" speakers. The combos retail for $999. The Trenton and Savannah are also available as head units for $799.
Both the Trenton and the Savannah are very touch sensitive and deliver their varied tonal spectrum with a quick flick of the guitar volume knob and intensity of pick attack. Like all of the Revolution Series amps, the Trenton and Savannah are built with top shelf components. All of the major components including cabinet, transformers, speakers, board and chassis are proudly made in America. The amps are hand wired at the ValveTrain facility in Sorrento, FL.
To offer tonal flexibility with the combos and the heads, ValveTrain is also introducing two new Revolution Series extension cabinets. The Revolution 1x12 is a small (19x19) portable open back 1x12 cabinet that houses an Eminence Wizard 12” speaker at 8 ohms. The retail price of the Revolution 1x12 is $499. The Revolution 2x10 is a convertible back (open or closed) cabinet that is loaded with a matched pair of Eminence Ramrod 10” speakers wired at 4 ohms. The retail price of the Revolution 2x10 is $649.
The Trenton and Savannah will be at local ValveTrain dealers starting in September of 2009.
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Fender honors the indie-legend with signature pickups and accessories.
Fender announces the J Mascis Signature Jazzmaster Pickups, an ode to one of alternative music’s most prolific shredders. Throughout Dinosaur Jr’s twelve album discography and his rich solo career, Mascis has established himself as one of guitar playing’s most tone-savvy and ferocious players.
At the heart of his genre-defining, nearly four decades-long legacy is the Fender Jazzmaster. Not only does the bold and angular design of the Jazzmaster lend itself to a player as subversive as Mascis, but there is no instrument that sounds quite like it. That is, until now.
Compared to the tones on the Fender J Mascis Signature Telecaster and the Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster, Mascis notes,“The new pickups have a sweeter more vintage sound,” and as his hopes for what people might feel when they test out the new pickups, J Mascis adds, “I hope they feel like playing their guitar, ideally they could make a song that could be my new favorite record!”
Key Features Include:
- Neck Pickup: 7.27K and Bridge Pickup: 7.31K DC Resistance
- Neck Pickup: 3.6 Henries, Bridge Pickup: 3.7 Henries Inductance
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- Installation hardware include
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The pickups are being released as part of a larger collection of signature J Mascis Accessories which include J Mascis Magenta Flower Strap, J Mascis Yellow Burst Strap, J Mascis Coiled Instrument Cable and J Mascis Dinosaur Jr. Pick Tin.
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Charvel unveils its new collab with guitarist Marco Sfogli.
Charvel unveils its new collaboration with PFM and Icefish guitarist Marco Sfogli. To pay homage to a guitarist whose sonic capabilities seem to know no bounds, Charvel has sought out to create a signature instrument as limitless as the player who inspired it. A pair of active EMG SA single-coils in the middle and neck positions effortlessly evoke classic Stratocaster bell tones, while an EMG ‘89 bridge humbucker provides a powerful bite. The signature model’s bolt-on maple neck has received a unique “caramelized” heat and drying treatment that imbues the wood with a warmth and comfort that is usually unique to expensive vintage instruments.
- Alder body with quilted maple top
- Scalloped lower back bout and cut heel
- Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 22 jumbo frets, and Luminlay side dot inlays.
- EMG SA single-coil neck and middle pickups, EMG ‘89 humbucking bridge pickup.
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system
- Five-way blade pickup selector, tone control, and volume control with push/pull coil splitting capabilities for the bridge pickup.
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- Signature S1-style guitar designed in collaboration with Marco Sfogli
- Classic alder body with an unmistakable California sound
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A highly versatile sonic tool, the pedal can deliver a broad range of tones – everything from mild, wonderfully organic overdrive to medium-gain crunch with a richly satisfying midrange kick.
The pedal is a collaboration between Shnobel Tone and guitarist, songwriter, composer, and record producer Frank Simes. Based in Hollywood, Simes‘ long list of credits includes work with A-list artists such as Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Warren Zevon, RodStewart, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, and Martha Davis from The Motels. Additionally, Simes was the musical director for The Who for many years.
Its touch sensitivity makes it a perfect choice for guitarists who rely on precise right-hand technique, and it cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar's volume knob.
Frank Simes Overdrive features include:
- Three knobs: Volume, Gain, and Tone controls
- True bypass foot switch
- Top mounted power and in/out jacks
- Hand-built with through-hole components
- Crinkle-coated diecast aluminum enclosure, dimensions 4.7 x 3.7 Inches
- Standard 9v center negative power – no battery compartment
Frank Simes Signature Overdrive
Shnobel Tone’s Frank Simes Overdrive has a suggested retail price and MAP of $249.
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