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Egnater Tweaker 15-Watt Guitar Amp

Egnater Tweaker 15-Watt Guitar Amp

Love this amp!

Tweaker Features and Information
  • 15 Watts Amplifier
  • 2 x 6V6 Power Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Pre-amp Tubes
  • Master Volume, Gain and 3-Band EQ
  • Modern/Vintage Amp
    Voicing Switch
  • Buffered Effects Loop
  • Selectable AC, British and
    American Tone Controls
  • Clean/Hot Gain Selector
  • Tight & Bright Voicing Switches
  • 100V / 115V / 230V Switchable
  • 14″ (L) x 8.25″ (W) x 6.75 (H)

 

Mark Johnson Egnator Tweaker Guitar Amp

SPECIFICATIONS
Output Power:
Input Impedance:
Output Impedance:
Effects Loop Send Impedance:
Effects Loop Return Impedance:
THD:
Tubes:Switches
Vintage/Modern:USA/AC/Brit:
Clean/Hot Switch:
Tight Switch:
Bright Switch:
Dimensions:
15watts RMS Cathode Biased
1meg Ohm
4 Ohms, 8 Ohms Or 16 Ohms Switch Selectable
600 Ohms
220k Ohms
5% At Rated Output
Three Egnater Premium Selected 12AX7Matched Pair Of Selected 6V6GTA+4db @ 120hz
+4db @ 3.6KHz
Selects American, V-X, British Tone Stack
+9db Gain Boost
-6db @ 180hz
+8db @ 4khz Max
14” (L) X 8.25” (W) X 6.75” (H)

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Pedalboard Power Supplies – Gator G-bus

Pedalboard Power Supplies – Gator G-bus

GATOR G-Bus Pedalboard Power Supply
Mark Johnson Gator Gbus

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1700 Milliamp Regulated 9V & 18V Multi-Output DC Power Source for Pedals

  • Multi-Output Power Supply for Guitar Effects Pedals
  • Built-In Short Circuit Protection with Reset
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Housing
  • 4 Holes for Mounting to Any Pedal Board
  • Brass Cylinders Within Mounting Holes Protect Circuitry
  • Eight (8) 9v Outputs and Three (3) 18v Outputs
  • Can Power Up to 11 Standard Stomp Box Pedals
  • Includes Eight (8) 9 Volt 24″ Straight End Cables
  • Includes One (1) 18 Volt 24″ Straight End Cable
PALMER POCKET AMP MK 2

PALMER POCKET AMP MK 2

Featuring a durable die cast aluminium enclosure with balanced XLR and unbalanced 6.35 mm outputs in addition to 3.5 mm AUX input and headphones jacks the Palmer Pocket Amp MK 2 is more than just the go-to tool for direct recording. It doubles as a practice amp, overdrive and distortion pedal, standard guitar DI box when bypassed and replaces your stage amp when used with a sound and monitor system. The Pocket Amp MK 2 works on a 9V battery or optional power adapter, e.g. Palmer PW9V.

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Product type: Guitar Amplifiers
Technology: solid state
Power: n.a. W
Inputs: 1
Input connectors: 6.3 mm Jack
Input impedance: 1 M Ohm(s)
Outputs: 3
Output connectors: 3.5 mm jack, 6.3 mm Jack, XLR
Output impedance: 510 Ohm(s)
Channels: 1
Indicators: on/off
Controls: mic position, mode, Treble, amp select, Bass, Drive, Gain, ground lift, level
FX loop: no
Operating voltage: 9 V DC, 9 V block
Cabinet material: die-cast aluminium
Width: 100 mm
Depth: 100 mm
Height: 55 mm
Weight: 0.36 kg
BluBOX Impulse Response Speaker Emulator

BluBOX Impulse Response Speaker Emulator

Stumbled upon the BluBOX today. Here’s the video and specs.

Tech Specs
Connections:Line In, Line Out, Speaker In, Speaker Through (Jacks),
Transformer Balanced XLR Mic Out
Voltage:9V-18V DC 200mA
Dimensions:120 x 95 x 38 mm (4,72″ x 3,74″ x 1,49″)
Weight:350g / 12.35oz
Latency:
Ultra low latency
~1 ms = Distance of 30cm to a cabinet

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Cabinets
NANOCAB™BluGuitar® 1×12“
FATCAB™BluGuitar® 1×12“
STACK 1965Original Marshall® 4×12”Celestion® (Alnico 15Watts)
STACK 1967Original Park® 4×12” Celestion® (Greenback 25 watts)
STACK 1970Original Marshall® 4×12” Celestion® (Greenback 25 Watts 55 Hz)
STACK 1971Original Marshall® 4×12” Celestion® (G12h30)
STACK 1980Original Marshall® 4×12” Celestion® (G12h75)
METAL V30Mesa/Boogie® Rectifier® Standard 4×12” Celestion® V30
METAL CL80Celestion® Classic Lead 80 in custom built 4×12” cabinet
JAZZ 120Roland® Jazz Chorus® 120
TWEED 1x12Vintage ´57 Fender® Tweed Deluxe®
SILVER 1x12Fender® Princeton® Silverface 1×12“
BLACK 2x10Fender® ´64 Vibroverb® 2×10“
BLACK 2x12Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12” orange JBL®
mixed with Jensen® C12K
Black 4x10Vintage 60s Fender® Super Reverb® 4×10“
BLUE 2x12Original Vox® AC30 JMI® 2×12” Celestion® Blue Bulldog

PDI 09 – PASSIVE DI BOX FOR GUITARS

PDI 09 – PASSIVE DI BOX FOR GUITARS

The PDI09 can be connected between an effect device or amplifier and the mixing console. The PDI09 is not suitable for direct connection to a guitar. Integrated filter circuits simulate the authentic “speaker” sound. Tone can be varied between “Mellow”, “Normal”, or “Bright”.

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Product type: Speaker Simulators
Channels: 1
Input type: unbalanced
Inputs: 1
Input connectors: 6.3 mm Jack
Output type: balanced
Outputs: 1
Output connectors: 6.3 mm Jack, XLR
Output impedance: 600 Ohm(s)
Controls: voicing, attenuator
Dummy load: no
Max. load: Dependent on load, max. 200 W
Voicing filter: yes
Power attenuator: no
Transformer isolated outputs: yes
Cabinet material: die-cast aluminium
Cabinet surface: powder coated
Width: 120 mm
Depth: 60 mm
Height: 35 mm
Weight: 0.284 kg
EHX Electro Harmonix Mel 9

EHX Electro Harmonix Mel 9

Have you heard about the Mel 9? I’m super excited to see what madness I can create when it arrives this weekend. Playing with these sample sounds on guitar is going to be a blast. Read and watch the video to learn more.

The new MEL9 Tape Replay Machine emulates vintage Mellotron® sounds and uses the same ground breaking technology that powers the award-winning B9 and C9 Organ Machines, plus the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine. Nine of the most famous sounds are included: Orchestra, Cello, Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Brass, Low Choir and High Choir.

Visit their website to learn more. http://www.ehx.com/products/mel9 

Guitar Rig 5: Where Are My User Presets?

Guitar Rig 5: Where Are My User Presets?

By default the database (including the custom tags, etc.) is located in this hidden folder:
C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Local/Native Instruments/Guitar Rig 5

The custom presets here: C:/Users/<username>/Documents/Native Instruments/Guitar Rig 5/Sounds

Here’s a tutorial from NI:

How can I Share my GUITAR RIG 5 PRO Custom Presets Across Different Computers (Windows)?

Bludotone Amp Works

Bludotone Amp Works

Have you heard of Bludotone Amps? Me neither, until I was checking out Jon Herington’s (Steely Dan) guitar rig. He use a Bludotone Bludo-Drive. The amps are about as boutique as you can get since each amp is built specifically for the player.

From their website:
“When you choose a Bludotone you can rest assured that you are not getting any old amp, you are getting an amp that was build JUST FOR YOU! We like to speak to each player, the old fashioned way-over the telephone, before building the amplifier. We ask about your style, Guitars, Choice of speakers (when applicable) and what the “tone you’ve been hearing in your head” is.

Each amplifier is built one-by-one, by hand, by one person start to finish, and we like to have a hands-on personal connection with the player that is getting the amp, sure this way takes longer, and we can produce fewer amps because of it, but after you get your amp we are CERTAIN that you will find that it is worth the wait!”

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Watch a demo below:

Bono and Eugene Peterson

Bono and Eugene Peterson

Bono. Is there anyone who isn’t aware of Bono and U2? Would anyone turn down an invitation to meet with him? Apparently so. And until today, I’d not heard of Eugene Peterson. I had heard of one of his works though, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language.

I watched the Fuller Studios story Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms with the inspiring story of Bono and Eugene Peterson. Experience their conversation.

“Why do we need art? Why do we need the lyric poetry of the Psalms? Because the only way we can approach God is if we are honest through metaphor, through symbol. So art becomes essential, not decorative.

I would love if this conversation would inspire people who are writing these beautiful voices and writing these beautiful gospel songs – write a song about their bad marriage. Write a song about how their pissed off at the government. Because that’s what God wants from you – the truth. Weigh the truth. The truth will set you free – it will blow things apart. Why I’m suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism. And I’d like to see that [realism] in life, in art and in music.” Bono.

“It’s [40] one of the songs that reaches into the hurt and disappointment and difficulty of being a human being. And acknowledges that in a language that is immediately recognizable. There’s something that reaches into a person, stuff we all feel. Many of us don’t talk about.” Eugene Peterson.

Watch the video below:

Prince

Prince

The video below is one of my favorite guitar solos Prince performed. It was at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions during the George Harrison tribute performing the song, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynee and others.

Prince was one of the first “pop” Telecaster guitar players I saw and heard as a kid. He commanded whichever part he was playing and his musical hooks/riffs were genius. I need to study more of his works.

Click here to read the report from the Star Tribune regarding his death. His creative talent will be greatly remembered and missed here on earth.

Rest in peace, Prince Rogers Nelson. The music he created between June 7, 1958 and April 21, 2016 was amazing.

Prince at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame