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Epiphone

Epiphone Zenith Bass Wins Gold Award!

The Epiphone Zenith acoustic-electric bass has won Guitar World Magazine's prestigous Peak Performer Gold Award!

The Zenith bass blends well with acoustic instruments and has the capability to produce high volume without feedback.  It is surprisingly beefy and would hold it’s own on a reggae gig.  This might be just the bass you need when your band goes “unplugged.”

 Check out a Zenith bass - fretted or fretless - at the Epiphone website and then come down to Avalon Music for a test drive.

New Low Watt Tube Amps Rock!

Remember the days when a guitarist used a 100 watt amplifier full-stack or half-stack for performing or a “compact” 50 watt 2x12” combo.  I do.  Back in the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s I used a 100 watt Marshall full-stack and a Fender Twin Reverb with a Dual Showman 2-15” extension cabinet.  I drove a van just so I could get my gear to practices and gigs.

There are still venues and musical styles that require these volume monsters, but manufacturers are now providing guitarists with truly compact tube amps that have terrific tone and provide all the volume needed for practices and stage monitoring.  Put a classic Shure SM57 mic or a Sennheiser E609 or E906 on the amp and get all the performance volume that’s needed.  Plus, the prices for these little tone monsters have made great amps affordable.

Class A tube amps with 5 watts of power are made by Marshall, Vox and Epiphone.  And using digital technology there are terrific sounding 15 watt and 30 watt tube hybrid amps, like the Vox Valvetronix and Valve Reactor series, that replicate the sound and responsiveness of true tube amps.

Avalon Music has a great selection of these compact amps and here’s some video links to learn more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrdfjSkWu4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2mYsD0y1aE

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVIAX8Ifsmg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RefBZ7jkxE

More New Amps!

Avalon Music has just received more new amp shipments!  Vox has sent us the brand new Valvetronix amps.  From a 15 watt practice amp to a 100 watt monster, these amps have tube tone at a solid state price.  Vox has also sent us the new 4 watt head and 12" speaker cabinet that has adjustable output from 1/4 watt to 4 watts, with sparkling clean tone to intense high gain overdrive.  Check out the new Vox video demos we've posted.

And for those of you looking for pure Class A tone in a small, affordable package, we now have the Epiphone line of Valve Junior amps in stock!

Come down to Avalon Music and take these new tone wizards for a test drive.