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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5pDKjkWqfM&list=PLoD7IPnT73tMcY4A0nlw5qQd-eo6wpYGh&index=1

 

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-R1pMp7iwg

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Dm1IVoSjk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D9qJw72zXk&feature=related

 

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.

http://youtu.be/vVbLyxKcxCI

http://youtu.be/LiswaxAq5ws

http://youtu.be/nx2eNRijv6s

http://youtu.be/djHXbyV1fVY

A Legend Lands at Avalon Music!

Avalon Music has just received our first shipment of Ampeg bass amplificaiton gear.  We could go on and on about  Ampeg.  How it put the first reverberation unit in a guitar amplifier.  How it designed the first bass amplifier that could be used at large venues.  How it is the most used and endorsed bass amplificaiton system by recording and performance artists around the world.  But instead, we're going to let you read it all by sending you to Ampeg's home site.  After you drool over the gear, be sure to check out the articles under History and the endorsers under Artists.

This gear is incredible - from practice amps to huge thunder makers.  We're proud to be an Ampeg dealer.  Let's make some serious bass sound!       

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.