New Pages and Links
Manufacturers: I'm 2 or 3 years behind in adding the links and fixes you asked for. I'll try to take the time to make these changes. Dec. 2005
Copyright Notice, and why it benefits you to mention Amptone.com -- new July 29, 2006
Eddie Van Halen's rig and Tone techniques -- Updated July 29, 2006. Added note about preamp-centric vs. power-tube-centric distortion voicing, and a more relevant analysis of the Script button on the MXR Phase 90 than any review I've seen.
VOX - Valvetronix AD60VT, AD120VT -- Updated July 29, 2006. Added a summary of how the Valvetronix amp needs to be improved for next-generation valve-based modelling technology.
Amptone.com Excellent Design Awards – broke this out into a separate page July 29, 2006
Native Instruments - Guitar Rig – amp sim software. Link added July 28, 2006. This product didn't exist when I did my early survey of amp sim software.
AxeTrak (ext) - speaker isolation cabinet. new link, 6/17/04
Using 2 EQ Pedals and a Power Attenuator with an Amp or Processor - new page 10/3/03
Kingsley Amplifiers - Overdrive Series (ext) - Slave Out designed to cascade power-tube distortion into another amp
Books about Getting Guitar Sounds - books and videos that instruct guitarists how to hook-up guitar gear and use guitar gear to dial-in, emulate, and reproduce desired sounds. This is the main list of amp tone books. Jan 2003.
Weber - Load Dump (low-power version) (ext) - An elegantly simple inline power attenuator with Volume Control and bass/treble boost. - added Jan 2003.
Weber - Load Dump (high-power version) (ext) - Due Jan. 2003. Has features like the THD Hot Plate, but a different approach to boosting bass and treble. 150-watt unit in the same size enclosure as the MASS. Switchable 2, 4, 8, and 16 impedances, variable balanced DI output, fixed and variable attenuation.
Weber - MASS (ext) - coneless speaker-based power attenuator with adjustable-EQ line-out jack. - added Jan 2003.
True "Secret" of Amp Tone - EQ>Dist and Power Attenuators - using a Tube amp to do practical amp modelling - Jan. 2003
Using a Power Attenuator with a Mic'd Isolated Guitar Speaker in a Home Studio - least compromise, most Tone & Tone range - Jan. 2003
VOX - Valvetronix AD60VT, AD120VT - added notes about tone stack placement, adding outboard EQ pedals, and attenuating below 1 watt. Jan 2003.
"The Auble amp [ext
link]- The 1 1/2 Watt combo amp isn't listed online yet. The other amps in the
series are pentode/triode switchable and vary between 3 1/2 Watts - 12 Watts
depending on mode and tubes. Fat Sound Guitars online might be the only place
you can get Auble amps. Marc Auble lives in
Ruby/Tone Bone - Plug & Play Tube Adapters -- like THD Yellow Jackets. Added Jan. 2002
Metasonix - TM-4 (ext) - pedal-sized, low-power stereo tube power amp. Fall 2002.
Gjika Mini Amp Power Tube Distortion Pedal (Higgins Production Services) - At Picturetrail.com look up Garbud for pics. Pedal-sized. Fall 2002.
Gibson - Goldtone GA-15RV (ext) - 15W/6W tube combo amp
Seymour Duncan - SFX-01 Pickup Booster (ext) - comparable to a quiet 1-band semiparametric EQ pedal, marketed as for pre-distortion placement
Z-Vex - NanoHead (ext) - 1/2-Watt tube power amp, pedal-sized. Announced 11/15/02.
Sequis - Motherload - April 2002
Amplitube plug-in (ext) - 2002 - amp & fx emulation software
DIY Power Soak Bypass Box - 10/1/2001
Emery Sound - Half-Watt Amp - 3/31/2001
LegendaryTones.com - amp tone site, including excellent early Van Halen rig info.
DigiTech - Genesis3 - Jan 2001
BOSS - GP-20 Amp Factory - Jan 2001
Zoom - GFX-4 - floor processor with VAMS, new 1/2001
Fender - Cyber-Twin - Jan 2001
BOSS - EQ-20 Advanced EQ - Jan 2001
Aiken Amps - Afterburner - Feb 2001
Alien Connections - ReValver - Jan 2001