Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp

Marshall DSL40CMarshall DSL40C Combo Amp

The Marshall DSL40C is an all tube, a 40-watt combo amp that’s ready to play small to medium sized venues and still do its job in practice. It features a single 12′ Celestion seventy 80 speaker, that’s designed to be detailed, with controlled low-end, aggressive upper mid-range, and subtly increased highs. This Marshall uses four 12AX7 tubes in the pre-amp, and two EL34 tubes in the power section. Continue reading “Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp”

Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup

Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge PickupSeymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup

The Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup is the company’s highest output pickup available for the Telecaster. This pickup gets its name from its over-sized quarter-inch ALNICO 5 magnets, which are responsible for the great gain that these pickups produce. The hand-polished large-diameter magnets also allow for a special coil winding. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup”

Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge from Lindy Fralin

split steel poledLindy Fralin Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge

The Lindy Fralin Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge pickup is a direct replacement for the stock pickups in your Telecaster and you won’t have to make any modifications to the guitar itself. This is a split steel poled pickup, i.e., two coils sitting side by side. The two coil design gives this pickup humbucking qualities that cancel out the noise and leaves you with a crystal clear P90 sound. Continue reading “Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge from Lindy Fralin”

Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup

Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge PickupSeymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup

The Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup, as the name suggests, is a stacked pickup. A stacked pickup is one pickup physically placed on top of another, giving it humbucking qualities such as noise canceling, while still fitting into a single coil spot. This pickup is designed to still have all of the twang of the original Telecaster, but in a noise-free pickup. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup”

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster

Lindy Fralin Blues Special TelecasterLindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster Pickups

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster pickups are a great choice for upgrading your Telecaster guitar. They give the bridge pickup a thicker, more full-bodied sound while reducing the treble just a little. These pickups use a beveled ALNICO V magnet for a tighter low end and smoother highs. Each one is 5% over-wound, for a slightly hotter signal that drives the amp a bit harder and gets more crunch. Continue reading “Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster”

Keeley Aurora Digital Reverb Pedal

Keeley Aurora Digital Reverb PedalThis pedal features a 24-bit, high-fidelity reverb processor and is very low noise

The Aurora Digital Reverb Pedal is Keeley’s first digital reverb pedal. There are three types of reverb built into the pedal and they include Hall, Plate, and Room. The three types are selectable by using a center-mounted three-way toggle switch. The sound of each type of reverb can be dialed in by using the four control knobs. Decay adjusts the amount of time it takes for the reverberated sound to disappear, Slapback adjusts the pre delay time up to 100 ms, and Blend adjusts the amount of reverb that is added to the dry signal. The Warmth knob adjusts the tone of the reverb, and turning the it up actually rolls off the high end.

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Pignose 7-100 Portable Amplifier

Pignose 7-100 Portable AmplifierPignose 7-100 Portable Amplifier

The Pignose is the only solid state amp on this list, but don’t let the lack of tubes fool you; this amp is legendary! This combo amp is portable, weighs less than five pounds, and runs on six AA batteries. It’s not too clean, and not too dirty, just bluesy. The Pignose’s five watts and five-inch speaker are loud enough to produce some nice reverb in that back alley littered with garbage, and it doesn’t drain the batteries too fast so you can get plenty of playing time in between changes. Continue reading “Pignose 7-100 Portable Amplifier”

Fender Blues Junior 15W 1×12 Combo

Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 ComboFender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1×12 Combo

The Fender Blues Junior is a perfect example of a big thing in a small package. It packs a serious punch (sometimes it’s hard to believe that this amp is only 15 watts). Using three 12AX7 tubes in the preamp stage and two EL84 tubes in the powers stage, the Fender Blues Junior keeps it simple and delivers a warm and buttery tone, with lots of sustain. Continue reading “Fender Blues Junior 15W 1×12 Combo”

Fender ’68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2×12

Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2x12Fender ’68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2×12

The ’68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp is a tribute to the legendary late ’60s Fender Twin Reverb featuring that retro “silver face” design. Two Celestion G12V-70 speakers are driven by 85 watts of tube power, perfect for any small to medium venue. It is a little bit heavy at 64 pounds, but that is to be expected with the two 12-inch speakers and added bracing. Continue reading “Fender ’68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2×12”