PRS SIGNATURE CABLES
PRS Guitars and Bond Music Research are introducing the PRS Signature Series Cables. In line with Paul Reed
Smith’s quest for uncompromising tone and meticulous quality, the new PRS Signature Series Cable line includes
guitar and speaker cables manufactured to the most exacting specifications. These premiere cables make an ideal
choice for performing musicians and vocalists—both onstage and in the recording studio. The instrument cables are
available in a variety of lengths ranging from 10' to 25' and ship in both standard 1/4" phone plug and right angle
phone plug versions. Speaker cables are available in 3', 6', 10' and 20' lengths.
PRS Signature Series Cable employs an ultra low capacitance design ideal for use in critical audio applications, and they contain ultra-pure, silver-plated and oxygen-free copper elements (with the exception of speaker cables). This design helps counteract conductor saturation, improves signal transmission, and delivers vast, unimpeded high frequency performance with a rich, full-sounding low end versus copper-only cable designs. Incorporating
gold plated Swiss-made Neutrik connectors, the new PRS Signature Series instrument cable also uses close-lapped oxygen-free copper spiral shielding to provide maximum rejection of radio frequency interference and other noises. Similarly, this construction provides outstanding durability on the
road. Polyethylene foam insulation ensures a low dielectric constant—providing extremely low handling noise while retaining the flexibility required for
on-stage use. PRS Signature Series Cables are manufactured from the finest materials by noted UK-based cable stalwart Van Damme and distributed
by Bond Music Research.
MSRP $49.95–$64.95 (instrument cable); $49.95–$89.95 (speaker cable)
VALVETRAIN TRENTON AND SAVANNAH
The latest additions to Valve Train Amplification’s Revolution Series, the Trenton
and Savannah, have arrived, along with two new Revolution Series extension cabs.
All of the major components including cabinet, transformers, speakers, board and
chassis are made in America, and the amps are hand-wired in Sorrento, FL. Both
of the combos feature Eminence Wizard 12" speakers. The Revolution 1x12 is a
portable, open-back cabinet housing an Eminence Wizard 12" speaker at 8 ohms,
and the Revolution 2x10 is a convertible-back cabinet (open or closed) loaded with
Eminence Ramrod 10" speakers wired at 4 ohms.
The cathode-biased Trenton is inspired by the simplicity of the amp designs of the
1960s and boasts four distinct switchable voices through its hand-wired all-tube circuit. The High/Low Power switchable output stage delivers 16W of dual-6V6 power
or a studio-ready 6W. The Raw switch disengages the early-’60s blackface-era tone
controls and takes you back to vintage tweed territory. The fixed-bias Savannah features
hand-wired, tweed-inspired voicing and all-tube tremolo. Controls are the essence of simple: Volume and Tone. The remote footswitch and the Speed and Depth knobs take the
tremolo from a soft chorus-like effect all the way to “Crimson & Clover.” The Savannah
produces 16W of shimmering clean to vintage tweed-inspired crunch.
Street $999 (combo); $799 (head);
$499 (1x12 cab); $649 (2x10 cab)
HAGSTROM TREMAR SERIES
Hagstrom is now shipping the Tremar Series of
electric guitars. Featuring a distinctive vibrato
bar, tailpiece, and matching hardware, the new
Tremar series is perfectly suited for musicians
who play with a vintage feel, and subtle vibratos
that range from smooth to tremulous. A number
of Hagstrom’s classic vintage models have been
“Tremarized” for the new Tremar line, including
the Viking, Viking Deluxe (pictured), Deluxe-F,
Super Swede, Swede, and HJ-500 guitars.
Complete with the exclusive H-Expander truss
rod, resinator fretboard, and vintage voiced
pickups, Tremar guitars provide transcendent
tone and a superb playing experience.
Street $814 (Viking Deluxe)
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