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Budget Gear Reviews
Attention gearheads on a budget! We’re
reviewing an 18-watt, hand-built tube amp
that’s just $650 dubbed The People’s Amp,
builder Karl Wohlwend is a professor who
seems intent on debunking the boutique
mystique. Also in the queue for penny-pinchers are Danelectro’s Cool Cat pedals.
These colorful little tone-benders can be
had for $29 to $69. We have the scoop on
which ones are worth the change in your
Peavey Custom Amp Demos
Peavey’s new Custom Amp Shop is bridging the gap
between a history of solid amps and the future of specialized tone monsters. Check out our video demos of
what the first run of these babies sound like.
Steve Ouimette’s “Hey, You Can’t
Do That” has tips to open your
mind and open your tone, while
Mike Campese and Jeff Beasley
present lessons that keep your
shred chops in tip-top shape.
Notes From Your Repairman
Tim Schroeder runs his own repair shop in Chicago,
Illinois, where he oversees the repairs of guitars and amps,
all the while building custom archtops, amplifiers and pedals.
Simply put, this guy knows his way around the insides of
your instrument. Luckily, he’s game to share, so starting this
month, Tim will be writing a monthly online-only column on
premierguitar.com. Head there now for the first installment.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last month, we rounded up a number of vintage
dealers to comment on the state of the vintage guitar
market. Log on to premierguitar.com/video and click
on Gear Education to find our report.