– Alvarez, maker of world-class guitars, continues to increase their global reach, teaming with Neworld Music to expand their reach into Latin America and the Caribbean.
“We are really thrilled to partner with Neworld Music,” Says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “Gervasio Goris and his team have been in the business for almost ten years and know the industry very well. We’re looking forward to sharing our knowledge and building Alvarez in Latin America and beyond.”
Established in 2007, Neworld Music has focused on musical product distribution from Argentina to Mexico, and created an expansive network of distributors and boutique stores. Director Gervasio Goris has a deep background in musical performance and recording and is dedicated to premium products and excellent sonic quality.
Alvarez is now sold in over 35 countries around the world by 20 exclusive distributors. To Learn more about Alvarez go to www.alvarezguitars.com
Supro USA is proud to announce an all-tube tribute to rock guitar icon Keith Richards with the release of the 1600 Supreme. This historic “Classic Series” combo is a replica of the Chicago-made 1×10 amplifier used extensively by the Rolling Stones guitarists throughout decades of rock and roll hits.
The original 1959 version of the 1600 Supreme amplifier was sold bearing either the famous Supro lightning bolt or the logo of the Oahu brand—which, at the time, was also manufactured and owned by parent company Valco. Although mechanically similar to the 6973-powered Supro version, the Oahu used a pair of 6V6 power tubes in its Class-A output stage, achieving remarkable projection and clarity for a small- format combo amp.
With ample headroom for use with pedals and plenty of volume on tap for playing live, the new Supro 1600 Supreme carries on this legacy as the the no-frills, grab-and-go amplifier. From warm jazz and clean country twang to dirty blues and hard rock, the Supreme projects loud, clear, punchy tone, with unrivaled clarity, touch dynamics and low noise floor—even when pushed into glorious 6V6 power-tube overdrive.
The legendary Supro preamp found in the 1600 Supreme features a pair of parallel gain stages fed into a shared tone knob. This versatile, dual-input preamp allows two instruments to share the same combo amplifier, as well as providing the convenient option of plugging a single instrument into IN1+2, for double the gain. The two inputs can also be used with an A/B or A/B/Y switch to accomplish channel switching for both clean and dirty tones with one guitar.
The power section found in the 1600 Supreme provides the distinctive attack, touch sensitivity and natural tube compression that has become known as the hallmark of vintage Class-A 6V6 tone. This uniquely American, vintage-correct output stage pushes a custom, high-power 10″ driver that utilizes the same voice coil, enormous magnet and high-end suspension found in the award-winning BD12 speaker found in the Black Magick amplifier. True to the construction of the vintage Oahu, there is no beam blocker in front of the 1600 speaker, facilitating maximum throw and crystal-clear treble response from this vintage inspired tube amplifier. The Supro 1600 Supreme hits the stores this July at $1,249 USD.
– 1959 Vintage Supro Cosmetics and Circuitry
– 2 Channels with Parallel Link and shared tone control
Famous for its noiseless clean sustain, Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone stands out as a uniquely powerful guitar effect in the crowded world of compressor pedals. Ushering in a new generation of futuristic analog technology, the Philosopher’s Tone Micro delivers all of the parallel optical compression and unrivaled sustain of the original award-winning Pigtronix pedal in a micro-size chassis that runs on standard 9V external power.
In addition to VOLUME and SUSTAIN controls, thePhilosopher’s Tone Micro features a parallel BLEND knob that allows the musician to mix their instrument’s original tone with the compressed sound effect. This technique restores natural pick-attack and allows more extreme sustain settings to remain musical. The TREBLE control provides up to 6db cut or boost at 2KHz for fine-tuning the frequency response of the effect. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro features true-bypass switching and 9V operation, with internal 18V power rails for maximum clean headroom, even when used with hot pickups and line-level signals.
Practitioners of the mystical and ancient art of alchemy long sought an element called the Philosopher’s Stone, believing that, if found, it could turn lead into gold and bestow immortality upon the person who wielded it. The Philosopher’s Tone Micro represents an analog musical equivalent to this mythical substance in the world of guitar.
“People have been trying to get clean sustain from a pedal for decades, and the alchemists at Pigtronix seems to have found the secret to make it happen.” – Art Thompson, Guitar Player Magazine
Tim May Plays Jazz on the all tube Rivera Jazz Suprema with a custom Gibson Super 400 thin body and 78′ Gibson Howard Roberts Fushion. Hear how transparent the Rivera Sustain Shaman compression is when used with the Howard Roberts guitar. Learn more b y visiting RIVERA.COM –
Supro presents: Black Magick, a recreation of one of Rock & Roll music’s holy-grail amplifiers. This all-tube, high-gain blues machine hearkens back to the dimensions, cosmetics and circuitry of the Supro amps from 1959, just like the one loaned by Jimmy Page to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. In tribute to this legendary and extensively modified Supro combo, we’ve used the cabinet dimensions from a ‘59 Supro 2×10 and replaced the baffle with a 1×12 and armed this 25-watt combo, with a custom, British voiced speaker that was specially developed for the Black Magick amp.
With more gain on tap than any other Supro reissue, Black Magick absolutely rips for heavy blues and classic rock guitar styles. This amp’s traditional, cathode-biased “Class-A” power section uses 6973 tubes to achieve the instantly recognizable midrange grind and phenomenal touch dynamics that define the Supro sound. A complete range of tones from warm cleans to heavy distortion can be accessed by simply adjusting the volume knob on your instrument. The signature Supro power tube tremolo adds footswitchable depth and dimension to this historic Rock and Roll machine.
The preamp found in the Black Magick features two channels wired in parallel, with independent volume controls and a single, shared tone control. The vintage-correct front-end topology of the original 1959 Supro combos has been streamlined in the Black Magick, with automatic linking of channels 1&2 when using only the first input jack. This flexible arrangement provides double the gain when used with one instrument and also allows for two instruments to share the same Black Magick or for the use of an A/B/Y box to achieve channel-switching on the fly.
1959 Vintage Supro Cosmetics and Circuitry
2 Channels with Parallel Link and shared tone control