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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

Westwood is a mild-mannered light- to medium-gain translucent overdrive manipulator that’ll still knock the socks right off your trusty low-wattage combo amp, pushing it into anything from cutting, edge-of-breakup rhythm tones, all the way to articulate, singing lead tones stacked high with pleasing even-order harmonics and sweet, sweet sustain.
Its powerful active EQ section has up to 20dB of cut/boost to tame icepick-y single coils, give humbuckers some airy top end sparkle, or cut the mud out of a dark sounding rig.

Controls

Level: Adjusts Westwood’s output level. Clockwise is loud, counterclockwise is quiet.

Drive: Adjusts the amount of overdrive. Clockwise is dirty, counterclockwise is clean.

Bass: Selects amount of low frequencies around 80Hz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to cut.

Treble: Selects amount of high frequencies around 2kHz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to cut.

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Alvarez Expands to Latin America with Neworld Music

– 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.”

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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

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Supro releases 1600 Supreme

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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 Story:
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.
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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.
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Tech Details:
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.
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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.


Specs:
– 1959 Vintage Supro Cosmetics and Circuitry
– 2 Channels with Parallel Link and shared tone control
– 25 Watts Cathode-Bias “Class-A” Power Amp
– Ample headroom for live performance with pedals
– 1×10″ Custom Voiced Supro BD10 speaker
– EXT Speaker jack for matching extension cabinet
– 3x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes
– 2x JJ 6V6 power tubes
– Gold Faceplate
– Black Rhino Hide Tolex
– 17 5/8″ x 7 1/2″ x 15 1/2″
– 33.6 lbs / 15.3 kg
– Assembled in NY, USA
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Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone goes Micro at NAMM

Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone goes Micro at NAMM

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, the Philosopher’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

Features:
  • Noiseless Clean Sustain
  • Blend control for Parallel Compression
  • Treble EQ for Boost or Cut at 2kHz
  • Runs on standard 9V external power
  • Internal 18V power for max headroom
  • True Bypass switching
  • Size = 3.75″ x 1.5″ x 1.75″0
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Supro Black Magick

  • 1959 Vintage Supro Cosmetics and Circuitry
  • 2 Channels with Parallel Link and shared tone control
  • Output Tube Tremolo with footswitch jack
  • 25 Watts Cathode-Bias “Class-A” Power Amp
  • 1×12 Custom Voiced Supro BD12 speaker
  • 4x 12AX7EH
  • 2x 6973 power tubes
  • Gold Faceplate
  • Black Rhino Hide Tolex
  • Assembled in NY, USA
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