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Post  DACE on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:02 pm



The Blackstar HT Club 40's highly flexible 2-channel design features a comprehensive control set, yet it is simple and intuitive to use.

View all items from this brand Equipped with 2 channels and 4 modes the Blackstar HT Club 40 is an ideal gigging tube amp for club-sized venues. The 40W EL34-driven power amplifier has amazing punch and dynamics that will easily cut through in a full band situation. Switching to the amazing overdrive channel—equipped with ISF (Infinite Shape Feature)—accesses 2 more modes: 'classic crunch' and 'super saturated lead.'

The Clean Channel on the Blackstar Venue tube amp has 2 modes, 'boutique' and 'modern' and its own Tone control provides a wide range of clean tones. The Voice switch reconfigures both the preamplifier voicing and gain structure, and the power amplifier damping, to reproduce either ringing Class A Performance in the 'boutique' mode, or very clean and tight Class AB tones in the 'modern' setting.

The Overdrive Channel has its own EQ section and a Voice switch that allows the character of the channel to be changed, providing a wide variety of overdriven tones.

The channel is characterized by a tone that's high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end 'fizz' often found in similar designs. This is a result of unique preamplifier and power amplifier shaping techniques, which cleans up the overdrive beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced. Even at the most extreme settings, the overdrive channel remains natural sounding. The ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility. The Blackstar amplifier's ISF control shifts the response of the 3-control tone stack between a US-type response at one end, and at the other a UK-type response. The tube amp provides an infinite number of alternative tone choices in between the 2 extremes that would be otherwise unavailable.

The Blackstar HT Club 40 tube amp also features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones. A Dark/Bright switch allows the overall reverb characteristics to be modified to suit different tastes and playing styles.

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The versatile tone of HT tube pedals in a great 1x10 combo amp.

View all items from this brand The Blackstar HT-5 is a 1x10" combo amp ideal for studio work or practice, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT tube pedals into a 2-channel, footswitchable tube amp format. The tube amp's patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes your tone from the USA to the UK and any where in between. So now you can effectively design your own tone and finally find "that sound in your head."

In making the Blackstar HT-5 guitar amplifier ideally suited to home and studio use, the aim was to develop a tube amp that sounded full and toneful even at the lowest volume level. With this in mind Blackstar designed a brand-new tube power amplifier topology. The HT-5C power amplifier is a low-powered, push-pull design which producing the crunch and breakup characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage but at a much lower volume via its 12BH7 dual-triode in push-pull configuration producing 5 watts output, which is rich in tube harmonics and compression.

The Blackstar HT-5 guitar combo amp also has a fully specified speaker-emulated output, further enhancing its studio credentials and allowing any guitarist to get amazing tube tone straight to tape or disk, or through headphones. It also features the unique 4x12/1x12 voicing switch, allowing you to change the tonal characteristics of the emulated signal between 2 emulated cabinet types.

Add to this an effects loop with switchable level, along with 16-ohm and 8-ohm speaker outputs allowing you to run the guitar amp into an external speaker cabinet of your choice, and you have everything you need for recording or practicing right here in the Blackstar HT-5 tube amp.



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Post  DACE on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:06 pm

((((VERY INTERESTED IN THESE! I must go play one SOON!))))))


Raw power in a bite-sized package.

View all items from this brand The Jet City JCA2112RC is a "combo" of the JCA20H and JCA12S, with tube-driven reverb included. Easy-access speaker connectors on the rear panel allow the JCA2112RC combo amp to drive external speaker cabs either with or without the internal Jet City Eminence Custom driver. Stacked on an additional JCA12S, the speaker volume doubles and the added height brings the controls to arm's length in a small club. For ease of use at live gigs controls are top-mounted, and all Jet City combos include real, tube-driven spring reverb.

Jet City's keep-it-simple approach to tube amp design speaks for itself. With simple controls, cool cosmetics, and sensible pricing, this 20-watt Jet City amplifier offers a taste of the good life, at a fraction of the cost. Each tube guitar amp is meticulously hand-built and rigorously tested, ensuring 100% legit tone, and unflinching reliability.


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Post  DACE on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:33 pm



Take your tone anywhere from dignified blues to garage-leveling madness.

View all items from this brand The stunning Bugera V22 1x12 Tube Combo Amp not only exudes unbelievable sound, but this 22W amplifier also possesses modern flourishes capable of taking it to any corner of the musical landscape. Perfect for practice, home recording, or small club gigs, the Bugera V22 is a loud lad that channels its mojo from 2 EL84 power tubes. These give it the bratty, breakup-prone power amp compression—especially in the its triode mode—its 6L6GC-equipped siblings can only achieve at high volumes.

The Bugera V22 gives you everything that antique amps deliver—without the bloated price tags. Don't be fooled, though; the V22 tube amp packs a special feature that makes it much more than a tribute to the early days of guitar amplification. To explain, we must take a quick step back in time . . .

Before greasy juvenile delinquents hijacked the blues, guitar amps generally came in 2 species: those with triode (having 3 active electrodes) power valves and those with pentode (containing 5 active electrodes) power tubes. Triode valves, which came before pentodes, provide what a lot of guitarists describe as a "gentler" tone. Pentodes, on the other hand, are decidedly more "in-your-face." The Bugera V22 combo is built for power pentode tubes, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for a singular pentode personality. This Bugera amp includes a Mode switch for you to operate the power section as if it had triode tubes—at roughly 40 percent less power. So what'll it be today—old-school or oldest-school?

The sound of the Bugera V22 tube combo begins with a 2-channel (Clean and Lead) preamp. Plug into either the Bright or Normal inputs, then adjust the 3-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble) and Presence control to create a sound all your own. Its 3 12AX7 preamp tubes provide the V22 amp with a feast of fuzz. The dual EL84 valves in the power stage propel its terse cockney tone through a Bugera 12" speaker.

If you need to feed more speakers, the V22 amp's Impedance switch adjusts it to 4, 8 or 16 Ohms—which gives it compatibility with just about any speaker cabinet you can find. You also get reverb, but for utmost durability and sound, this classic effect is derived from a professional quality digital processor. The spring reverb found in antique amps sound great, but they're delicate and expensive to repair. This modern touch on the V22 gives you a vintage sounding reverb sound that's every bit as beautiful, but a million times less breakable. And if all these features weren't enough, you also get an incredibly durable footswitch to select channels and engage the reverb without stopping mid-show.

Whether you're making a record, practicing, or paying your dues on the dive bar circuit, the Bugera V22 Tube Combo Amp complements your guitar-craft with the gold-standard tones of the past—today

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Post  DACE on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:41 pm



Marshall designed the 5W Class 5 combo amp in response to numerous requests from both professional musicians and the public. They came up with a 1x10 tube amp that recreates the Marshall sound heard in the big stacks and does it in a much smaller combo amplifier.

Created in the legendary Bluesbreaker style, the Marshall Class 5 gets back to basics with a top-loaded panel of Volume, Treble, Middle, and Bass controls. This simple feature set is the Marshall Class 5 tube amp's secret weapon. What you get in return is authentic Class A tone, rich in smooth harmonic distortion.

The all-tube signal path offers a wealth of analog tones right at your fingertips. Sparkling cleans, full-bodied crunch and glorious lead are just a dial turn away. The Marshall Class 5 combo also responds well to on-the-fly guitar volume and tone control adjustments, making for a truly dynamic playing experience.

Inside the Marshall Class 5 amp is a 10" G10F15 speaker designed in conjunction with Celestion. Turn the volume up to hear that classic Marshall tube amp break-up tone. Increase the EQ and volume for harder rhythms and soloing. Crank all the dials to 10 for screaming British tone.

The rear panel consists of a selection switch for the headphone jack, which when activated bypasses the internal speaker. On the rear is an extension speaker 16-Ohm out, so you can run your Marshall Class 5 tube amp into a 4 x 12" cabinet.

The Marshall Class 5 amp is simple to use—ideal for home practice, recording, and very intimate settings.


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Post  DACE on Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:45 pm


The single-channel Windsor Studio amplifier features a footswitchable Boost button that increases the preamp level. Now you have the flexibility of a dual-channel amp plus control over the dynamic response. You also get the rich distortion characteristics of Windsor amp's class-A tube power topology. The Boost function can be used as an overdrive feature for the power section or simply as a volume boost for soloing.
This 15-watt amplifier uses two 12AX7 preamp tubes and one EL34 power-amp tube in a single-ended configuration with no negative feedback. The power section is designed to accommodate 6L6GC, 6550, 6CA7, KT88 and KT66 octal power tubes, as well as variations on those types. Peavey's exclusive Power Sponge™ output attenuator incrementally adjusts the power output of the amplifier while maintaining the distortion characteristics of the power amp at any chosen volume level. Also onboard is a transformer-balanced XLR direct output with a unique microphone simulator that allows players to send the amplifier signal to a recording device or front-of-house mix without the use of a microphone. Additional features on this Peavey amp include true spring reverb, preamp volume, master volume, three-band tone equalization, footswitchable effects loop and a single 12" loudspeaker.


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Post  globaltrancemission on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:50 pm

These smaller tube combos are catching on as people realise that to get the tone you need to drive them hard.......something you can't do with a big valve amp or combo unless you are at a big venue or hall.
These are great for the studio or miked up live for gigs.

Here's another one that is not over expensive although you might find it hard to get in the USA. There are 5 tubes in this baby.....3 in the pre amp and 2 inthe output power amp.....now that should warm you up nicely !!!!





The new CUB12R features great straight ahead vintage valve tone with a splash of high quality reverb. The CUB12R houses a Celestion 12 inch driver and pushes out up to 15 watts RMS of pure vintage valve tone, we say up to 15 watts RMS as it has the option of running at significantly less output but more on that in a moment.

Lets take a look at the preamp, this consists of the following controls from right to left - gain, treble, middle, bass, volume, tone and finally reverb.

The CUB12R's valve complement consists of 3 x ECC83 valves in the preamp giving you the ability to dial in plenty of gain, and the output section consists of 2 x EL84 output valves, which give you that classic British tonality to the amp when they are pushed hard. The CUB12R features a nifty output trick - if you look at the front panel you'll notice two input sockets, one labelled 15W, the other labelled <1W. If you plug into the 15W socket you get the full power of the amp, 15 Watts of wonderfully warm valve tone. Plug into the <1W and you get .75 of a Watt output. This allows you to drive the amplifier as hard as you like, giving you masses of power amp compression and a pleasing break up for that elusive DARK ART tone.

Tony Iommi is a Laney amp user Smile

Price is £239 Gb or £213 Gb without Reverb.....they also make two smaller ones but with less tubes and less controls.....this one looks good.

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Post  DACE on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:18 pm

AWESOME! And yes, it funning LIVE because when you start playing bigger venues you dont need much of an amp because there PA takes over. So BIG amps are for smaller gigs, or HUGH ones.

Small Venue PAs wont cut-it! You have to have at least 50 watts..But the bigger clubs you can bring a mico-cube and sound AWESOME and LOUD..Smile love that.

That one of the things i love about Line6 amps, sound great low, or way-loud....Smile

Im liking the low watt tube amps a ton. played a few. I like about 15 to 20 watts the best. Thats more than enuff with a tube amp for anything. ClassA sounds wonderful tho. But most are 5 watt. But there very loud really. So, yes....

Every brand now has a low-watt-tube amp out..Smile The new FENDER Champs are the best for the price i feel. Very nice sound, very nice price!
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Post  DACE on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:24 pm

Peter..one of my FAVE amps of AL time was a LANEY...Its was just a SS-30watt-1-10, but MAN! Sounded GREAT! I had to use 2 pedals with it, but MAN, awesome sound!

I used a IBANEZ (smashmouth) for dirty, and my digitech for delay-verb, set the Amp clean. GREAT SOUND!

O! BTW, 40 bucks at the fleamarket, sold it for 150..00 on Ebay.

Had it 2 years, should STILL have it...WHAT was i thinking???????????????
O! LOL...now i remember...Got rid of it when i got my very first Line6-Amp, The spider i have talked about...Loved that amp also. Wish i had them both back.

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Post  z on Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:32 pm



Yeah, cool stuff!
There are lots and lots of 30Watt and under tube amps that sound great.

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Post  globaltrancemission on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:25 pm

Don't need an amp myself as I can't use one in my house and I don't play anywhere else.

But if I was going to buy one then these are the amps I would be looking at that are right here.

I have my Korg Toneworks and if I need a super real Tube sound then the Blackstar pedal takes some beating.
I listened to a demo video of the Laney amp and it sounded really good but then I got out my Blackstar pedal and played a bit and it sounded better than the Laney . It has all the crunch and harmonics and it can switch from Type A to Type B and anything in between like a contour control.

With the Jaguar it really bites but if you use a humbucker guitar like my V then you get a superb growl with enhanced harmonics. I really like tubes on full power chords Smile

I must do a demo so that you can hear it in action.

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Post  DACE on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:34 pm

Yes, do so Peter...Im going to do some with the Flextone very soon..Waiting on something in the mail first..Smile Gona start some Amp-mic'ing tomarow.

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Post  DACE on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:50 pm

Im getting one next. I cant really swing the Jet City amp, but really like the Vibro-ChampXD amps. I found one slightly used for 150.00. There about 200 new. What im thinking is get one, then later get a Jet City 1-12 Cab for the FENDER and un-hook the fender speaker, install a jack and plate on the back, and run the JC cab with it..Smile

The JC cab is 200 new..they will put them on sale in few months...As they did the Vibro-Champs..Smile


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Custom Eminence driver in a multi-ply hardwood cabinetry.

View all items from this brand The Jet City JCA12S guitar speaker cab is a straightforward tone box. Use it as the foundation of a 20 watt half stack or even in a full stack configuration. The cabinet packs 70 watts of power, pumping through a 1 x 12" custom Eminence driver for killer Brit-inspired tone.

The Jet City guitar speaker also has the same dimensions as the Jet City JCA2112RC tube amp, so stack them up for increased speaker volume.

Part of the "Design by Soldano" series, this extension cabinet features multi-ply hardwood cabinetry, 16-gauge steel chassis, custom transformers, and 2 oz. copper traces on thick printed circuit board for durable, roadworthy performance.

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The Vibro-Champ XD amplifier takes a winning amp formula into a new era by combining a real tube amp with versatile digital voicing and effects. The Vibro-Champ guitar amp of the 1960s and '70s was an upgraded version of the venerable Fender Champ® amplifier. Its small size, low output, and great tube tone (including tremolo effect) has been enjoyed by countless guitarists... beginners and seasoned pros alike. Recording and practice sessions come alive with the Fender Vibro-Champ XD.


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Post  z on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:38 pm


This place is about 8 blocks from my house....
Can't afford anything they carry... Cool





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Post  DACE on Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:27 pm

z wrote:
This place is about 8 blocks from my house....
Can't afford anything they carry... Cool





Z

Cant get it to stream good right now, check it later.
But i can tell from the first few words, HERE is a man with a passion for gear.
Sometimes, MOST times, its the fact that we (cant) afford something that gives us passion for it.
Im sure we would be dissapointed offten if we could own anything we wanted.
But its cool that in life we can STILL enjoy these we cant have. We can go to stores like this, look, play thru, talk about these things that are out of reach. Money does not not make us "rich"....The lack of money make us very rich in passion.
ART is for the poor in most cases. ART is passion-based.
Z, You are a passion based person. You could have anything in this store if you (wanted) it. You could pay it off, you could sell ALL your gear and get one amp and a guitar, but thats not a "passion" based action. You make good money, but you have many bills, far from rich, but its within your reach for sure.
enrichment of the soul, the art, the passion, is to NOT have some things.
You just go to this store, talk, give them our Albums, ENJOY the place they offer you.
I know you do this, but make it point to go there. Its the company you keep.
I see the amps lined up back there..HOLY CRAP! How can the dude sleep at night?..lol...I guess he is "covered"..lol....MAN! WONDERFUL shop Z!
Your Strat, your Marshall, both would stand tall here. So, you got gear! But yes, I see....Wonderful Amps!

OK..its loaded..Im going to ENJOY this..AND, when I come to see you, you take me there to meet these people..OK?....Smile I will show them how good there amps can sound..Smile You just put a bug in there ear your buddy is coming, and he is LOADED with cash!! LOLOLOL....that way i can play everything..oolololol..Smile
Cant wait to go there..Thanks for some "passion" Z...

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Post  z on Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:12 pm


Yeah, I hardly ever go there anymore.

But I'll stop by to check some gear out and warn them to get ready because a gunslinger is coming to town... Cool

You're right that if I *really* wanted something there I could make it work.
But I'm still pretty happy with my current gear. Lots of possibilities--as you know--with all the amp models in the Line6.
And I can go through a tube pre-amp into it too for even more.

Studio is halfway clean. Hooking up the Marshall again.... Very Happy

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Post  DACE on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:38 am

Great on the studio..Smile

Enjoyed the Vid Z.

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