LA AMP SHOW October 2nd & 3rd #6 !!!

Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by Loni Specter, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm in Santa Barbara too - where are ya'll at?

    I'll see you at the show manana anyhow, enjoy Santa Barbara!

    Dana O. 805-570-2062
     
  2. TungstenAmp

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    Hello Los Angeles.

    I am getting setup right now in Room #164. It is in the back corner by the runways.

    No volume restrictions here. :)

    phone # below will reach me all weekend.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. SatelliteAmps

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    Just about to load the trailer and head up. Sadly, the big bass amp is not going to make it. It had an "accident."
     
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    There is also a Hampton Inn on Sepulveda near Burbank Blvd, and a Holiday Inn Express off of Roscoe next to the 405 freeway
     
  5. Jim Soloway

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    Cool. I was hoping you'd be coming. When are you arriving?
     
  6. dougk

    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    Room 155 for me :D Just a few doors down from you Jim ;)
     
  7. LVC

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    We need videos of the Buckwheat!!!!
     
  8. Jim S

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    Otay 'panky!
     
  9. RossNRoll

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    Be sure to say hi to Brandon at Budda Amps! He's a great guy and those amps ain't half bad! ;)
     
  10. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    These were some of my favorite amps at the show. They really responded great to my lap steel.
     
  11. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    The ElectroPlex amps sounded great for my ears. Also the Goodsell stuff was nice and warm. Enjoyed meeting Glenn from Sweetsound guitars too, great guy and nice fiddles he makes.
     
  12. hathisisfunnyha

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    I want to see some pics since I an absent from it!!!
     
  13. Vegas Bob

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    My Crema Wheat arrives on Tuesday! Wish I could have gone to the show but I guess a new amp in the house will hold my GAS!

    Still like everybody I want to see and hear what's going on in LA!
     
  14. Sweetwood

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    Chasmania...Great to meet you too and thanks for taking the time to stop by:)

    It's SWEETWOOD though. You can remember it by my porn star name...Jimmy Sweetwood.
     
  15. JamonGrande

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    newbie questions

    Is there a decent etiquette I should be aware of? It sounds like it's cool to ask to try stuff out. Is it cool to bring my own guitar?

    is it alright to whine obnoxiously if my wife won't let me buy something?

    so many questions

    joe
     
  16. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Definitely bring your own guitar. All of the companies have guitars, but perhaps not what you'd want to play. I had my lap steel, so if I was trying an amp with a guitar, I was at the mercy of what was available. That ranged from great to pretty poor.
     
  17. Wayne Alexander

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    I had a great time there as usual. Larry Scharf, the lead guitar player in my band, and I poked around many of the booths. Things I particularly liked - Jim Seavall's Major Crunch amp, which is 4 6v6s, sounds like ACDC among other things. One of the two channels is simpler, vol treble bass, the other has treble mid bass and there's an elaborate footswitch that gives the cleaner channel, the TMB channel, or the TMB channel with a tone stack bypass. My ears are still ringing. I really loved Dan Boul - 65Amps's new models. There's a London Pro that's got simpler cosmetics and a different set of handwired transformers, and a few more switching/blending options than the original London, that sounded great. It has the 65Amps master voltage circuit, very useful. Dan also demoed an amp that 65 will be releasing soon, which has three voices that will be footswitchable - Hiwatt/Pete Townshend, Classic Marshall / Hendrix, Cream, ACDC, etc, and a third voice Dan was calling the Satan Switch, that sounds like a hot rodded Marshall, like early Eddie Van Halen. The amp has all the balls and crunch and authority of a big Marshall, but the power section is two 6V6's - you'd never guess that hearing it. They worked up a custom set of transformers with Mercury Magnetics, it shows. It too has the master voltage circuit. One more amp really surprised me - the Fender 22W Super Sonic. Apparently it'll retail about $1000. Two channels - one is a Deluxe Reverb with a boost switch, no master volume on that side, it sounded very good. The other channel is cascaded, and has a lot of versatility, and really good tone. Two volumes and a master volume in that channel. The amp also has one-knob reverb that sounds fine. I didn't expect to like this one, it sounds really good. I'm pretty sure the output section is 2 6v6s.
     
  18. dougk

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    :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao Gorgeous guitars buddy, was an absolute treat to check them out in person finally!

    looking forward to today again. I'm hoping my "help" shows up so maybe I can finally wander around a bit and play. Adam from Satellite was awesome enough to loan me an amp for my room (filling out the spread of the pro reverb, the d-clone, Greer Thunderbolt 30 and Adam's amp) ... that's going to be bad for my wallet. It ROCKS!

    Oh Jim Soloway's new single cut 15... :love::love::love: We need a serious drool icon. Just gorgeous visually and tonally. Amazing guitar and an absolute class act. Was great meeting Jim in person finally as well.

    Thanks to everyone who came by yesterday, especially Dana Olsen who walked in 2 minutes before Premier did. I just about locked Dana in the room and forced him to play so I wouldn't have to on camera :rotflmao
     
  19. Jim Soloway

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    A few random thoughts before day two gets underway ....

    First, my thanks to Loni for doing a great job and coming up with a wonderful concept. The amp shows have been consistently the most successful promotional events I've ever participated in and after one day, this one looks to be the best so far. For any small builder who's thinking about it, my suggestion is to just do it. Either do it on your own or in partnership with an amp or pedal maker, but either way, just do it. If any of you are interested, you're welcome to call me and I'm happy to give you a blow by blow of my experiences with the show and with Loni.

    Second, thanks to Glenn form Sweetwood for bailing me out. I'm really glad that someone was better prepared than me and willing to give me some help. :)

    Hanging with Doug Kauer last night was a real pleasure. We had dinner and then hit the street for some serious ice cream at a place that appears to be something of a legend among the folks in the neighborhood (I'm definitely going back tonight for another 1000 calories:)). Then we came back here and I got a chance to play a couple of Doug's guitars. It was especially nice getting to play them through my own rig so I was able to know what was the guitar and what was the amp. They sounded really good and one in particular stood out as being really musical in a way that worked for me very well.

    And finally, I have to acknowledge the quality of the players I heard yesterday. There were some true monsters that came by, including several of my favorite players on TGP. And while I hate to play favorites, the best of them may well have been TPG's zenguitarguy. What a #$%^&'ing monster. He clearly learned his lessons from Ted Greene very well and has used the inspiration from the master to carve out his own thing. Hearing him play our guitars was a real joy and certainly one of the high points of the show.

    Time to get ready for today's action so that's it for now.
     
  20. JiMB

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    I went Saturday. This is my favorite show by far.
    Finally got to meet Adam from Tungsten Amps. Hanging and chatting and demoing the new Buckwheat was a blast. It had a little more headroom and was a little more open than the Crema. Another great amp. If he had a Blue Point there I probably would have went home with it!
    Tomaszewicz Amps were nice. Very nice guy too. I especially liked an EL34 model with a built in sustainer/compressor.
    Glen Sweetwood was really nice and his guitars are indeed sweet!
    Doug from Kauer Guitars was very cool too. I loved the goldtop with P90's.
    Got a chance to meet my Michigan brethren in the Metro Amps room. I liked the '67 100 watter and the JTM45 was quite the tone monster. George and the guys were great!
    The Rude Mood amp and guys were really nice. Cool electric sounds and acoustic sounds with the amp.
    Got to meet Pete Thorn and Dana Olsen too. Dana was kind enough to let me check out his Asher T Deluxe. Boy, was that nice, love to get one in the future.

    I'm sure there's more I'm not remembering and sorry, but I didn't take any photos.

    The vibe of this show is laid back and friendly. Thanks Loni!

    Jim
     

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