In this part of the 2011 NY/NJ Amp Show “review” I take a look at the other two builders and amps that really stood out for me. Part 3 will take a look at some other amps/builders – still killer – as well as a few pedals I liked (and I don’t like pedals!).
The Amp Show was AWESOME. Walk into any room, plug in and you get sho-nuff T-O-N-E of the Woody variety. And there most definitely was variety, all of it woody. I didn’t hear a bad amp or even anything approaching a bad amp, and didn’t expect to – though there was one that was a [...]
A scenario: You live near a busy highway. The noise outside your apartment/flat bugs you, but you get used to it. When your lease is up you move a few blocks away, and man, it seems a lot quieter. Years later you move to the country, beyond the suburbs, and the first day there you [...]
If you care about your tone (and I know you do), the Amp Show is an incendiary sensory explosion – and yet, it’s also like meditation. It’s a ride through lollipop fields and gumdrop mountains (or whatever) for tone-fiend, gear-head adults. If there was an F ticket at Disney, this would be it. Get the [...]
If you live, I don’t know…8? 6? hours or less one-way from Piscataway, NJ, DO NOT miss the “New York” (like the Giants, it’s really New Jersey) Amp Show. It’s this weekend, June 5 and 6. If you care about, are curious about or aren’t totally happy with your tone and amp(s), definitely go. If [...]
Coming To a City Near You? In case you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 of the NY/NJ Amp Show “review” yet, read those first: here and here. Would I go to another Amp Show? Hell yes I would. But next time I’d do it a bit differently. First, I’d show up right as the [...]
Part 2: Egnater, Sommatone, Industrial Amps In case you haven’t read part 1 yet, read that first. Just as a reminder, unless otherwise noted I’m playing through these amps with a P-90-equipped Epiphone Gold Top.
Part 1: Metro, Carol-Ann, Lollar I went to my first Amp Show on Saturday, the 3rd annual “New York” show, really held about an hour from New York City in Jersey – which was great because getting in and out of NYC is a b**ch! Show doors opened at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and closed [...]