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