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[12 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Fit Marshall Stacks Together And Win Stuff | 2,066 views]
Fit Marshall Stacks Together And Win Stuff

Stack Attack.  That’s what Marshall and Guitar World are calling their online game.
You might recognise the concept – differently sized and shaped things (Marshall heads, cabs and stacks) descend the screen and have to be moved and rotated in order to fit them in at the bottom with no gaps.
Yeah, it’s a Tetrisy thing.  “What’s the point?”, you ask.
The point, my dear fellow, is that the top scorers win Marshall kit.
Top scorer overall will win a JVM205H – that’s a 50-watt amp head with six channels.  Six frickin’ channels.
Second highest …

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[9 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Free Stuff: Orange Dual Terror Giveaway | 1,787 views]
Free Stuff: Orange Dual Terror Giveaway

Fancy winning yourself a spanking new Orange Dual Terror amp?  Of course you do.  You’re not mad, are you?
All you have to do is pop off to Premier Guitar, answer some easy-peasy questions, fill in your details and you could be plugging this little baby in.
Who wouldn’t want that?
We loved the Tiny Terror and the Dual Terror seems set to be just as good, if not better.  It’s an all valve 30-watter boasting two channels (labelled Fat and Tiny Terror)for a bit more versatility.  Each channel has an independent volume, …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Weekend Field Trip 5 – Marshall Amplification | 2,268 views]
Weekend Field Trip 5 – Marshall Amplification

We’ve had a few tours of guitar manufacturers up to now.  How about visiting an amplifier manufacturer?
Yeah?  Great.  That being the case, where else could we go but to Marshall.
Here you go, then.  The home of the Marshall Crunch.
Let’s ROCK!.
Too much?  Sorry.  Anyway, this is a long one but well worth it.  Check it out…

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[19 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on 3rd Power – Amp And Triangular Speaker Cabs | 3,596 views]
3rd Power – Amp And Triangular Speaker Cabs

Weird, eh?  This is the 3rd Power HD100 amplifier head sitting atop three separate HLH 312 speaker cabinets.
The HD100 is a US-made, 100W, all-valve amplifier head.  It’s built with point-to-point construction and has two, foot-switchable channels.  A ‘voicing’ switch can toggle from ‘smooth’ (classic, vintage tones) to ‘bold’, which we’re told provides a more lyrical quality.
Each of the HLH312 speaker cabinets (and remember, there are three in this image) contains three Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.  3rd Power claim that the design of the cabinets eliminates the beaming and comb-filtering associated …

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[16 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on PRS Ampire Expansion – Sweet 16 Amp | 1,956 views]
PRS Ampire Expansion – Sweet 16 Amp

Ahhh, sweet, low-wattage valve tones.
Paul Reed Smith’s efforts to take over the world continue apace with this, the Sweet 16.
We’re talking a 16 watt head powered by 6V6 valves.  It’s a master volume amp with a full treble/middle/bass stack and a built in reverb.  The amps are handwired (albeit to printed circuit boards) in the US.
All pots, switches, jacks, and power tube sockets are chassis-mounted which bodes well for reliability.
Tube-wise, the 6V6s are cathode biased, in push-pull, to near class A.  The preamp tubes are a little unusual.  There are …

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[2 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Whole Lotta Backtracks | 2,707 views]
Whole Lotta Backtracks

It’s an AC/DC box set.  It’s got CDs, DVDs, an LP, book and a bunch of badges ‘n’ stuff.
That’s not all.  See the image over there?  That’s the box it comes in (and it’s a biggie – 12 inches on a side).  The top bit is an actual, working amp.  You can plug in and rock out while listening to the tracks.  Ok, of course it’ll sound terrible, but that’s not really the point – it’s still cool and very fun.
You get three CD’s.  The first contains a bundle of …

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