Goodies From Winter NAMM 2005

April 19, 2005

Vox, CoolTron Pedals

    12AU7 preamp tube
  • Pedals run 20 hours on four AA batteries
  • True-bypass switching
  • Bulldog Distortion: two channels (Gain 1 for vintage tones, Gain 2 for modern, scooped-mid sounds), Bass, Treble, Voice, and Volume controls
  • Brit Boost: Vintage treble or full-range boost, Gain, Tone, and Volume controls
  • Big Ben Overdrive: Responds to picking dynamics, Gain, Tone, and Volume controls
  • Big Ben ($224 retail), Brit Boost ($249 retail), Bulldog ($249 retail)
  • Schecter, Ultra III

    • Mahogany body
    • Mahogany set neck with rosewood fretboard
    • Three mini-humbuckers
    • Bigsby tremolo
    • Available in black, vintage crème, vintage wine red
    • $819 retail

    Ovation, 2005-ES Collector’s Edition

      Lyracord GS composite body
  • Englemann spruce top
  • Five-piece mahogany/maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Abalone rosette trimmed with grained ivory
  • Collector’s inlay at 12th fret
  • OP Pro preamp/Original Patented Pickup
  • $1,999 retail
  • Alesis, RoadFire 15

    • 15-watt portable amp with 8" speaker
    • Onboard effects
    • 80 presets
    • Built-in chromatic tuner
    • RCA inputs for mp3 or CD player, or drum machine
    • $259 retail

    Dean, Michael Schenker Signature Series

    • Custom black and white finishes
    • Electrics: Zebra (Standard) or custom-wound (Custom/USA) pickups, bolt-on maple neck (Standard), rosewood-on-mahogany neck (Custom), ebony-on-mahogany neck (USA)
    • Acoustics: rosewood-on-mahogany necks, spruce tops, maple backs and sides (Exotica), mahogany backs and sides (Performer), 21 frets, Dean electronics
    • Standard Electric ($499 retail), Custom Electric ($1,374 retail), USA Electric ($3,799 retail), Exotica Acoustic ($899 retail), Performer Acoustic ($587 retail)

    Kustom, Coupe Series

    • Designed by James Brown
    • 12AX7 preamp and 6L6 output tubes
    • Accutronics spring reverb
    • KEI Kustom-Eminence speakers
    • ’36 Coupe (36 watts, $799), ’72 Coupe (72 watts, $999)

    Crate, Power Block

    • 150-watt compact amp head (4.6 lbs!)
    • FlexWave clean channel
    • Effects loop
    • CD input (RCA)
    • XLR line out with level control
    • Padded gig bag included
    • $249 retail

    Foxx, Tone Machine

    • Reissue of classic ’70s fuzz
    • Available in six furry colors
    • Volume, Sustain, Mellow/Bright knobs
    • Octave/Sustain switch
    • $249 retail

    Yamaha, SA503 Troy Van Leeuwen Signature

    • Maple/mahogany laminate body
    • Set rosewood-on-mahogany neck
    • Three soapbar single-coil pickups
    • Multi-function switching system
    • Bigsby tremolo
    • Available in black and translucent blood red
    • Price TBD

    Cornford, RK100 Ritchie Kotzen Signature

    • 100-watt single channel tube head
    • Handwired construction
    • JJ Tesla EL34 output stage
    • JJ Tesla 12AX7 preamp stage
    • Tube effects loop
    • Bias switch for output stage
    • Price TBD

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