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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 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 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:

http://youtu.be/wGbxaXk9DG8

New Fender Amplifiers - The Mustang Series

High Speed, Amped-Up, And Loud

The new Fender® Mustang™ amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang™ amplifiers come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender® FUSE™ software, allowing your musical creativity and imagination to run wild.  Choose from 20 watts to 40 watts of Fender tones and VOLUME. Want to create a complete shredmaster, a country jangler, or a blues monster amp set?  You can do it through the Fuse computer interface, making all 24 pre-sets the style, tone, volume and FX patches your want.

Find out all the details on the New Mustang series at Fender.com, including videos introductions and tutorials.

And while you're on the website, also check out the new generation Hot Rod III amplifiers.  They've been the most popular tube amplifiers in the world for years and the new features are fantastic!!

Marshall MA and New Vox Acoustic Amp Here Now

Well, the new Vox AGA70 Acoustic Amp was released and has arrived at Avalon Music! What makes this amp so unique?  A huge acoustic sound in a small package, with tone that is shaped by a 12AX7 vacuum tube preamp.  Plus, it has a ton of features, like:

  • Two channels: Normal and Tube Pre, each with Guitar (phone) and Mic (XLR)
  • Lo-Z and Hi-Z level switch on each input, with phantom power
  • Three-band EQ on each channel Bass, Middle, Treble
  • COLOR control feature single-knob control of the overall sound
  • Each channel has Chorus and variable Reverb,
  • Anti-Feedback control suppresses acoustic feedback
  • Line inputs (Left and Right) allow a keyboard or other instrument to be connected directly
  • Stereo mini-jack MP3/CD input for jamming along, or for use as a portable PA system
  • DI output (balanced XLR) is available for using the AGA with a larger sound system; a tuner output is also provided.

And not to be outdone, Marshall has finally sent us MA Series amplifiers.  Pure Marshall two-channel tone, with 3 ECC84 and 2 EL34 tubes, overdrive boost, crunch balance, an FX loop, reverb.  Wooo-hooo!  Shred!

 

 

 

Come down and see us at Avalon Music while we're having our Spring Cleaning Sale and pick-up a guitar at an unbelievable prices to go with your purchase.  150 guitars by the end of April!

Korg, Marshall and Vox is On the Way!

Our NAMM order is in! And after a terrific 2009 we're replenishing our 2010 inventory from Korg, Marshall and Vox.  A shipment of new Korg tuners and metronomes is on its way, as well as another shipment of the incredibly popular Korg SP-250 digital pianos.  If you want to be on our waiting list for one of these $699 gems, which includes the stand, music holder and piano-style foot switch, please call.  

In addition to Korg products, we'll be receiving some exciting new products from Vox.  One of our favorites is the Vox Amplug Cabinet.  Instead of using headphones with your Vox Amplug, create a portable mini amplifier!  For under $50!        

 

 

For those you who love the classic sound of  Vox AC15 and Vox AC30 guitar amplifiers- and who doesn't? - we'll have the brand new Vox AC15VR and Vox AC30VR "Valve Reactor" versions of the classic amps.  All Vox.  All Vox AC tone.  But at half the price! 

And we haven't forgotten our acoustic guitar players and singer-songwriters.  The brand new Vox AGA70, a 70W, two channel acoustic guitar amp, featuring a tube pre-amp, will be here in February.  With two true channels for guitar and mic, phantom power, anti-feedback, chorus and reverb FX, stereo inputs for backing tracks, and a built-in DI.  Whew!  That's a lot of amplifier for the Avalon Music price of under $400.00!   

 

 

Last but certainly not least are the Marshall amplifiers we have coming for all you tone monsters out there.  The Class 5 tube screamer and the MA50C all tube combo amp are Marshall tone at its finest.   Both at very affordable prices.

 

But the big surprise is the new line of modeling amps from Marshall, and we have our order in when they are released in February!  These amps combine digital technology with tube power and incredibly duplicate the tone and dynamic response of 16 Marshall amplifiers and effects, including the historic 1959, 1974, JCM800 2203, DSL100, JVM410H and JMP-1.  Plus there is on-board effects.  With the JMD Foot Controller you'll have configurations that include 6 "stomp boxes," 28 preset channels of amplifier and FX, as well as FX Loop and Tap Tempo, all at your feet.

Click on the products photographs to get to the product website. 

 2010 is starting off with great things at Avalon Music - thanks to our very good and very creative friends at Korg, Vox and Marshall!

Fender Introduces New G-DEC 3 Amp!

Fender is releasing the next step in the evolution of its acclaimed G-DEC (Guitar Digital Entertainment Center) amp series - the G-DEC 3!

Available in 15-watt and 30-watt versions, the G-DEC 3 takes an exciting leap forward in technology and content, with easy computer connectivity and with many of its 100 presets and audio performance loops created by the world's top artists and session aces.

The G-DEC 3's wealth of backing tracks consist not of generic presets and loops, but rather a stylistically diverse sonic smorgasbord of tracks created specially for Fender by top rock, blues, metal and country artists and session players. These include Eric Johnson, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello (Anthrax), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Brad Paisley, Dweezil Zappa, Jim "Rev. Horton Heat" Heath, Keith Urban, Hatebreed, Nils Lofgren, Gary Hoey, Crooked X, Strung Out and many others.

The G-DEC 3 can be easily configured as an "all rock," "all metal," "all blues," "all country," etc., amp personally tailored to the user's own musical tastes.

The G-DEC 3 also includes the exclusive Fender FUSE™ software interface, which lets the amp connect to a computer as easily as a digital camera, without need for any special adaptors or hardware. Fender FUSE lets the user download and upload backing tracks, edit performance parameters and swap files with a worldwide community of players.  Other G-DEC 3 features include: 

  • Onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback.
  • Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording and editing software.
  • AmpliTube® Fender LE modeling software, which recreates classic Fender amp tones and delivers ultra-realistic speaker, mic and effects models.
  • Multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content.
  • Onboard phrase sampler with overdub and export functions.
  • Onboard chromatic tuner.

These incredible amps are being "formally" released next week at NAMM in Anaheim.  We'll be sure to get some ordered!  The enhancements are amazing and these amps will be absolutely wonderful learning tools for beginners to "old pros."  Woooo-hooooo!  Check out the Fender website. Let's get these amps here NOW!

New Marshall Amps Arrive!

Well, we've recovered from the crazy three weeks of getting the building complete, moving and holding our Grand Reopening Celebration.  Now we're back to telling you about the stuff you really care about - music gear!

Click Image for MG Series OverviewWe've just received a shipment of Marshall's newest amplifiers.  Wow!  They are absolutely terrific.  The new MG series has been totally redesigned, with tone, power and digital effects all at an insanely affordable price.  We also have the brand new Class 5 series - 5 watt, all tube, Class A guitar amplifiers with absolutely pure, rich tone, beautiful tube overtones, growling overdrive and VOLUME.  You have to play one to believe it.  Check out Marshall's Class 5 demo video.  Finally, we have the all new Haze all tube series - very affordable all tube tone and power, with tone shaping and channel switching.  Check out Marshall's Haze demo video.  And for those of you who will never compromise, we still carry Marshall's traditional full stacks, half stacks and combos in the Vintage Modern, Super Lead and JVM series.  Come down to Avalon Music and shred!

New Line 6 Spider IV Amplifiers Arrived!

We just unloaded one of the first shipments of the new Line 6 Spider IV amplifiers - and they are absolutely awesome.  These guitar amplifiers redefine what is sonically possible from modeling amplifiers. Feast your ears on the sophisticated touch response, complex distortions, and tube-style compression of the most advanced Line 6 amp modeling ever made.

Inspired by the best of American, British and European amplifiers, (and inspired by the features that made Spider III amplifiers the #1-selling guitar amps in the country) Spider IV amps grant you unlimited access to sparkling clean tones, rich mid-range tones on the verge of breakup, high-gain metal mayhem and more.  Plus you get stunning presets, juicy effects and the unparalleled flexibility that made Line 6 famous.

Over 50 of today's hottest guitarists and bands hand-crafted more than 300 presets for Spider IV 75, 120, 150 and HD150.  And get one-touch access to almost 200 tones based on the best guitar songs of all time.

Check out our Line 6 Spider IV product videos posted on this site, then come down to Avalon Music to take a test drive and then take one home.  They are incredible!