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New Blackstar ID-Core - Awesome!!

The new Blackstar ID:Core guitar amplifiers were introduced at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, winning Best in Show.

These amps have an intuitive controls set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of being programmable, allowing you - the guitarist - to custom design your own sound: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar’s patented ISF control you can get the exact tone your hearing in your head. The effects are stunning stereo modulation, delay and reverb.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community and the USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer.

We took these amps for a "test drive" this month and they really are the most surprising new amplifiers we have ever heard.  Terrific sounds that are absolutely huge in a small, affordable package.  From $99 to $199 - what a screaming deal!  And they're on their way to Avalon Music.

Here's a couple of videos from Blackstar to start the excitement!

New Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe Lands!

The new Fender George Benson Signature Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier is here! Take a few minutes to listen to a wonderful video of George talking about his connection with Fender and this new amp.  George Benson is so cool!


The GB Hot Rod Deluxe is a 40-watt 1x12" combo. It has the full bottom end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp—including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone; especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen speaker and the solid-pine cabinet increases clarity and resonance.  This wonderful amp has clean and "drive/more-drive" channels, Fender spring reverb, an effects loop, and a deluxe padded cover and two-button footswitch.

New Blackstar ID Amplifiers

Our friends at Blackstar have hit a hoe run with the new ID series of solid state amps.  Yes.  Solid state.  But you won't believe it when you hear them.

The new ID: Series represents a truly groundbreaking achievement, combining unique innovations, an intuitive, traditional control set and the versatility of programmability.

Blackstar's patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88. When engaged it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break-up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp. This means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of amplifiers, these products deliver live without compromise - True Valve Power means loud as valve™.

The Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of.

The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer.

An emulated output, MP3/line input and midi footswitching functionality complete the package.

And they are on their way to Avalon Music!  Here's a video for more on the ID Series.



Hot August Rebates from Mackie and Ampeg

August has been a scorcher and we've got some hot rebates from Mackie and Ampeg!


Macke SRM450v2 Active PA Seakers  $50 Mail-In Rebate ($100 per pair with no limit)

Mackie ProFX22 Mixer           $75 Mail-In Rebate

Mackie ProFX16 Mixer           $50 Mail-In Rebate  

Ampeg BA-115HP Bass Amp            $75 Mail-In Rebate

Ampeg BA-115 Bass Amp                 $50 Mail-In Rebate

Ampeg BA-112 Bass Amp                 $30 Mail-In Rebate

New Tube Amps Have Arrived!

The Fender Excelsior and Fender Greta guitar amplifiers we've been waiting for just arrived.  These amps were at our Anniversary Celebration in May and everyone who checked them out was amazed.  We also finally got in our shipment of the Vox Tony Bruno tube amps. I took the Vox Bruno 18 watt for a test drive. All I'll say is . . . "absolutely awesome!" Come down to Avalon Music with your guitar and take 'em for a spin.

And here's a great video from Fender that will make you smile!


The Korg MMA-130 Portable Amp Rocks!

The Korg MMA-130 has arrived at Avalon Music and it rocks!  This compact portable amplifier has 4 inputs, XLR and 1/4", plus RCA and 3.5mm inputs, thumping bass response and operates on AC or battery power.  Battery operation can last for up to 24 hours.  

This portable amplifier/PA sounds fantastic for vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboard and even percussion instruments. Check out the MMA-130 at Korg's website and these product videos.



Fender Summer Sonic Boom - Instant Rebates!

From now until July 31, 2012, it's the Fender Summer Sonic Boom at Avalon Music! Get a $25, $50 or $100 Instant Rebate at the cash register on Fender gear! Here's a link to the details at Fender's website.



Weekend Anniversary Celebration Schedule!


Avalon Music is proud to invite you to our 20th Year Anniversary Celebration!!

It is THIS Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  We'll have some of the best product specialists Fender, Gretsch, Roland, Boss, Seagull and Godin . . . and more!  We'll have new products you can try, with special pricing all day long.  Free BBQ hamburgers and soft drinks!  We'll have drawings and special "blowout prices" announced every hour.  This is a chance to buy - or win - the gear you've been wanting!

Here's the schedule

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 noon - Live radio remote broadcast by Dan Kuntz and THE QUAKE 102.1 FM
  • 12:00 noon– 2:00 pm  Live Blues Jam (outside) with various groups and artists from around the valley – come sign up!
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  SHRED GUITAR – Contest: 60 seconds to play as many notes as you can – limited space, come sign up!  Grand prize is a Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal!
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Back outside for more Blues Jams
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Final prizes given away

 There are thousands of dollars in prizes to be given away!

  • LTD Viper 300M Electric Guitar ($599)
  • Fender Standard Dtrat HSS ($499)
  • Boss BR-800 Digital Multi-Track Recorder - ($450)     
  • Yamaha FG-700S Acoustic Guitar ($199)      
  • Grand Teton Acoustic Guitar ($329)      
  • Marshall MG15FX guitar Amp ($139)    
  • Fender Champion 600 guitar Amp ($239)      
  • TC Electronic VioceLive Vocal Processor ($249)      
  • Fishman AFX Delay Pedal for Acoustic guitar ($249)
  • Dozens of shirts, hats, stickers, mugs, lanyards, posters, banners, drumheads, music books, guitar strings . . . and more!

Everything kicks off FRIDAY night at 6:00 pm with a Fusion Drumming Clinic by GAREY WILLIAMS – cost is $5.00 and a chance to win a SABIAN 15” AAXpolsion Crash.  Lots of door prizes as well -  Get signed up TODAY!

We would like to take this time and THANK EVERYONE for your continued support!!  We look forward to the next 20 years!

Fender is Coming to Our Anniversary Celebration!

We've just got our official notice that Mike Madlener, our very knowledgeable and wild and crazy Fender representative, will be at our 20th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, May 19.  Besides having a Fender Standard Strat SSH as a gift for one of our lucky friends and customers, Mike is bringing samples of lots of new awesome Fender products.  

This is your opportunity to play the new gear from Fender and make your purchase at our 20th Anniversary Celebration Sale!  Check out these photos and click on the photos to get more information from Fender.com

   Fender Offset 

   Fender Jaguarillo

   Fender Select Strat HSS

  Fender Reverse Jaguar Bass

Fender Excelsior Amp                                       Fender Greta Amp












 So come down on Saturday, May 19, eat some hot dogs, meet Mike and many of the representative from our other business partners, and celebrate!

New Fender Super Champ X2 Rocks!

The most versatile amplifier Fender has ever made WAS the Super Champ XD.  Incredbile tones all in a compact tube amp.  The Super Champ XD has become a "cult amp" with a huge following on YouTube.  Check out all the homegrown Super Champ XD videos on how to set-up or how to complete mods.  Awesome stuff!


Well now Fender has released the new, improved Super Champ X2 combo - with a USB interface and Fuse software technology.  But there is also a new Super Champ X2 head and a new Super Champ speaker cabinet.  Here are some videos.  You'll be impressed.




It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! NAMM!

Well it's the most wonderful time of the year for Avalon Music . . . . the annual NAMM show in Anaheim , California, where 50,000+ people gather to see over 5,000 exhibitors of everything new in the music world!

And to get you started, here's the latest from Fender . . . the new Fender Machete and Fender Super Champ 2 tube amps, the new Fender Mustang multi-effects pedal, the new line of retro style Bassman amplifiers harkening back to the 1960's vibe, but with modern power and features, the new Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang and 50th Anniversay Fender Jaguar guitars . . . and so much more!  Here's the link.



Line 6 DT25 Amplifier - Awesome!!!

 Our fabulous Line 6 rep, Mark, stopped by Avalon Music this morning to show us some terrific new products.  Included in the show as the new Line 6 DT25 amplifier.  We were blown away!  They have been ordered and we can't wait to be able to show off what these amps can do!  In the meantime, here is a link to the Line 6 website and some video clips to whet your appetite for amazing tone.





New Fender Eric Clapton Signature Amps

Fender has just released it's new line of Eric Clapton Signature amplifiers!  

These amplifiers are handwired and built in Corona, California.  The EC Twinolux™, EC Tremolux™ and EC Vibro-Champ®—are fascinating variations on their original '50s-era ancestors (the '57 Twin™, '57 Deluxe™ and '57 Champ®, respectively), and are Fender's answer to the call for special models with distinctive features.

All three amp models feature 1950's era output tube bias tremolo (which produces a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator that reduces speaker output, in addition to other premium features. 

Check out Fender's announcement.  And here's a video of Buddy Guy playing the Fender EC Twinolux:


British Invasion - Blackstar Arrives!


Blackstar amplifiers and pedals have arrived at Avalon Music!  You have to come down and take them for a test drive!








Test Drive the Roland JS-8 eBand

Come Down and Try Out the Ultimate Jam-Along Companion for Guitarists

For “bedroom guitarists” who love jamming along with their favorite songs, eBand the ultimate musical companion.  eBand is a portable all-in-one audio player that’s packed with big features. WAV and MP3 files can be loaded and played by eBand, and the tempo and pitch can be changed. Plug in your guitar and jam along using the powerful onboard COSM® preamp and BOSS effects. You can minimize the pre-recorded vocals or guitar parts with the Center Cancel feature for minus-one play, and record and save your jams. There’s even a library of backing tracks and rhythms onboard, plus a built-in tuner and metronome.

  • Imports and plays audio files (WAV and MP3)
  • Pitch and tempo control of imported songs
  • Guitar/Mic input with dedicated input control; headphone output
  • Custom-tuned speakers for powerful playback
  • COSM Preamp and 100+ effects derived from BOSS GT-10
  • EZ Tone function provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
  • 300 audio-loop phrases onboard for backing tracks and rhythms (some include companion guitar effects pre-programmed to match the loops)
  • Tuner and metronome built in
  • Records and saves your guitar performances
  • USB audio interface for direct link to and from PCs
  • Import and Play songs from USB flash drives
  • Import your favorite songs from audio CD to eBand with included utility software (PC/Mac)
The Roland JS-8 eBand is set up for demos at Avalon Music.  Come on down and take a test drive.  Here's a video on the JS-8 eBand to get you started.

Line 6 Holiday Promotion!

Line 6 is running a terrific holiday promotion.  

Purchase a Spider Valve MKII combo amp for its muscular, Bogner-designed tube tone and get a free FBV Shortboard™ Mkll foot controller plus Spider FX Infusion 2.0 free!! A $279 value!

Purchase a qualifying Spider IV 75, 120, 150 or HD150 amp and get a FREE FBV Express MKII controller and 50 additional effects! A $200 value!

This promotion starts now and will last through December 31, 2010.

New Vox Satriani AmPlug - Cool Video

Our friends at Vox have just released the new Satriani AmPlug.  We took it for a test drive today and . . . Wow!  This little sucker it awesome.  Joe Satriani's tone is perfectly modeled.  There's EQ adjustment  . . . and a setting for Joe's signature delay.

Here's a video with a "mystery player" who is using the new Satriani AmPlug and plugging it straight into his home office desktop speaker system.  Hearing is believing!  Oh yeah, the price?  How about $59?  Woo-hoo!



I'm a Believer!

Fender told the world that the new Fender Mustang series of guitar amplifiers would change the standard for solid state, digital effect amplifiers. 

We received our shipment of Fender Mustang amps yesterday and all we can say is, "Wow!"  The tone is incredible.  Troy was jamming on one and we thought he was using a high-end tube amp.  And that was "out of the box" without using the USB interface and absolutely creative Fuse software.  Go to Fender.com for more info.

These amps are perfect for churches, home studios - as well as the gigging musician.

Fender's initial production and shipment for this new amplifiers series is sold out.  If you're interested, come down to Avalon Music now.  Once you plug into one and hear what it can do you'll buy it.  (And under Fender's GE Money program you could qualify for 12 months "no interest" financing.)