Tag: Amps

Dumble Steel String Singer: Notes on 1–7

# Notable Owners Circut Clones 1 Henry Kaiser 100W 6L6 with Tremolo None 2 Jackson Browne, John Mayer, Katsutoshi Shirogane 100W 6L6 Two-Rock Oak Cliff Special, Sebago Sound Texas Flood 3 David Lindley 100W 6L6 None 4 Henry Kaiser 100W 6L6 Two-Rock Sterling Signature, Ceriatone SSS 5 Eric Johnson, Carlos Santana 150W 6550 Bludotone High Plains Drifter, Amplified Nation Steel… Read more →

A List of Two-Rock Production Models from the K&M-Era

Since I couldn’t find it elsewhere, here’s a roughly-chronological list of K&M era (pre-PBG) Two-Rock amplifiers. A lot of this info comes from this article by Joe Mloganoski. K&M Amp (April 4th, 1999 to August, 2000) 2 channels, 50 watts, reverb. Emerald (October 1999 to Early 2001) 2 channels, 50 watts, reverb Sapphire (1999 to 2000) 100W version of Emerald… Read more →

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Korg and Noritake Introduce the Nutube

As with previous vacuum tubes, this newly-developed Nutube is structured with an anode, grid, and filament, and operates as a complete triode tube, generating the same rich harmonics that are distinctive of conventional vacuum tubes. By applying technology from Noritake Co., Limited’s vacuum fluorescent displays, the structure of the vacuum tube has been modified, dramatically reducing its size and allowing it to consume less power.

It’s a new sub-miniature vacuum tube that’s pcb mountable and has a life of over 30,000 hours. I see a whole new wave of hybrid amps and analog synths in our future. Now if only they can be used to build a road worthy Hammond Novachord….

Photos from the NAMM Show 2015

NAMM Show 2015