The AGA30 acoustic amp shares many of the features of the current AGA70 and AGA150, and provides 30 Watts of power, while the AGA4-AT is a 4-Watt, Class A, all-tube acoustic amp.
Anaheim, CA (January 26, 2012) -- VOX Amplification has announced two new additions to their AGA Acoustic Guitar Amplifier lineup. The AGA30 acoustic amp shares many of the features of the current AGA70 and AGA150, and provides 30 Watts of power. Also new is the AGA4-AT, a 4-Watt, Class A, all-tube acoustic amp. In addition to acoustic/electric guitars, the versatile amps in this line preserve the acoustic tone of nearly any acoustic instrument. Players can also connect an MP3 player to jam along with their favorite tunes.
The AGA30 is a two-channel amp featuring both a Normal channel and a Tube Pre-amp channel, complete with a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube. The Tube Pre channel provides a standard guitar input, as well as an XLR microphone input with selectable phantom power. The Normal channel offers a standard 1/4” guitar input. An additional Lo-Z / Hi-Z switch on each input accommodates a variety of signal levels. Each channel offers Bass and Treble EQ controls. Using a single knob, the Chorus or Reverb effect can be added in any amount, and both may be used together. The Anti-Feedback control minimizes acoustic feedback, allowing the AGA30 to be used for stage monitoring. The AGA30 provides 30 Watts of power through a full-range speaker. Equipped with a Direct/Tuner output, the AGA30 offers a convenient way to send the sound to a larger PA system. This output is also ideal for recording, using the AGA30 as a preamplifier. An MP3 player, laptop, keyboard or other audio source can be connected to the AUX input to enjoy a jam session. The optional VFS2 provides footswitch control of the Effect Bypass or All Mute functions, offering great flexibility during a live performance.
The AT stands for “All Tube,” and the single-channel AGA4-AT uses a 12AX7 preamp tube and a single EL84 power tube to create 4 Watts of Class A power delivered through full-range VOX speaker. In addition to separate Tone and Volume controls, the AGA4-AT offers a control for adding just the right amount of Reverb; creating a complete full-bodied acoustic tone. The AUX IN jack can be connected to any external audio source such an MP3 player, or even backing tracks on a laptop computer, allowing the player to jam along to their favorite tunes.
Both are expected to have an MSRP of $400.
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.