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Jamstack Gears Up to Release Second Generation of the World’s Most Portable Amplifier

Jamstack Gears Up to Release Second Generation of the World’s Most Portable Amplifier

The first model revolutionized the way we think of amplifiers, the second generation will revolutionize the way we think of musical collaboration and creation.

Jamstack is gearing up for the release of the second generation of the portable/attachable Jamstack Amp, with a whole new app and software to change the way musicians play, record, and share their music. The JS2 will interact with your smartphone to control 1000’s of tone settings, creating sound quality and volume you won’t believe can come out of such a tiny amplifier. Jamstack CEO and Dragon’s Den Alumnus Chris Prendergast spent over a year digitally recreating the world’s best gear, circuit by circuit, to create the most realistic virtual gear experience on the market.

The new app will give players the ability to play along to any music on their smartphone, record music directly onto their device, and share and collaborate with other users. Its unique 2-way wireless capabilities turn it into a bluetooth speaker – making it the world’s best Bluetooth speaker for its size and the world’s only stereo wireless amplifier for networked audio – for listening to music from your phone, your home stereo, your entertainment system, or on-the-go. The small speakers pack a punch with their custom 2.5” drivers and 30W output, at a volume you won’t believe can come from a package only weighing 1.78 lbs, earning its place as the world’s smallest true modelling amplifier.

Jamstack 2

With the increase in guitar sales during the pandemic, the folks at Jamstack have kept in mind the needs of players – from beginners to pros – who are learning, practicing, recording, and collaborating from home, and they are the only amp to offer seamless 3rd party app integration. The Jamstack is designed for ‘acoustic-level’ portability, encouraging electric players to pick up and play their instruments with the same ease as an acoustic instrument.

Jamstck 2

About Jamstack:

In 2018, Jamstack’s first portable, attachable guitar amplifier hit the scene after four years of product development. The idea first came to Chris Prendergast – a high school coding teacher and guitar player – who was frequently frustrated by not being able to play his electric guitar without lugging a mountain of gear wherever he went. After a successful crowdfunding and Dragon’s Den campaign, the JS1 ended up earning over $2 million in sales. The Jamstack 2 – which comes with a 3x increase in power, performance quality, and all-around enhanced user experience – was launched on Indiegogo in November 2020, reaching its funding goal in under 10 min, and raising over $200K. Customers can still go to the Indiegogo page to pre-order the JS2 with special perks, and are encouraged to sign up for the newsletter where secret perks are released to their followers.

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
The World’s First Stereo-Direct-Output Reactive Load & Impulse Response Amplifiers – Revv is Back for the Attack with Generator MKIII Series

The World’s First Stereo-Direct-Output Reactive Load & Impulse Response Amplifiers – Revv is Back for the Attack with Generator MKIII Series

Redefining the award-winning Canadian high-gain titans. The Revv Generator MKIII Series took 4 years of research & development based on feedback from world-class touring artists, session guitarists, & audio engineers. Featuring a plethora of tonal updates, all-new noise gate & digital reverb, & integrating advanced Two notes Audio Engineering virtual cabinet & reactive load technology, Revv Amplification is committed to bringing you the most complete amplifier experience available.

Revv’s MKIII Series 120 & 100 watt heads are available as the Generator 120 with all 4 channels, or the 100P & 100R, which each feature a single high gain channel. 

The Generator MKIII Series features:

  • Go Direct with Two notes Torpedo-embedded Stereo XLR Output
  • Utilize Virtual Cabs & Mics, Twin Tracker Stereo Doubler, Reverbs, & More
  • 4 All-Tube Independent-EQ Multi-Voice Channels Take Your Tone from Clean to Scream
    • 4 Channel Generator 120. Available as 3 Independent EQ Channel 100P & 100R Models
  • Updated High Gain Purple & Red Channel Voicings & New Cut Switch 
  • New Clean Blue Channel Wide Switch & 3 Crunch Green Channel Drive Modes
  • Built-in State-of-the-Art Noise Gate & Digital Reverb (Both Fully Bypassable)
  • Dual Master Volumes, Presence & Depth Controls, & Power Scaling Down to 10 Watts 
  • Fully Programmable with MIDI or Included Footswitch. Two notes Editable via Bluetooth
  • Manufactured in Canada to Rugged Quality Standards. 5 – 12AX7, 4 – 6L6GC

View the debut video now.

Revv Generator MKIII amplifier series 


The Generator 120 MKIII is $3299 & the 100P & 100R are $2699. They can be pre-purchased through many fine dealers or directly at www.revvamplification.com starting November 12 2020.

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Steve Vai Signature – Dual Channel All-Tube Synergy Module

Steve Vai Signature – Dual Channel All-Tube Synergy Module

Synergy Amps proudly introduces the first ever signature module, designed with Steve Vai – without a doubt, one of the most iconic artist and guitar players in the guitar industry.
Over the past decades, Steve Vai has become synonymous with tone, technique, and all aspects of the electric guitar with tenacious, creative energy that explodes through his music, performances, and especially his signature gear designs.

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Revv Amps Unleash G20: High Gain Follow-up To The World’s First Torpedo-Embedded Amp

Revv Amps Unleash G20: High Gain Follow-up To The World’s First Torpedo-Embedded Amp

High Gain Tube Tone, Meet Reactive Load & Virtual Cabs

Revv Amplification have returned after a year of research & development to bring you the G20, an all-tube lunchbox amplifier that brings huge high gain tone & Two notes reactive load & virtual cabinets in one portable made-in-Canada package.

“The G20 was the next logical step. D20 was received so well & immediately people were dropping it into their studios, live rigs, modeling rigs – the tube tone & Torpedo-Embedded together can give you great tone in any situation, including some we didn’t even think of ourselves! The D20 worked so great for pedal users so also putting our signature gain sound into that form factor just made sense. It sounds & feels great! It was important to me that we get our high gain Purple Channel tone right, but I also added some quality of life features like recalling different channels & voices with MIDI, as well as ensuring each Aggression Mode sounds very different so you have a lot of distinct tones available to you. The goal was to make something self-contained for guitarists that don’t use a lot of pedals – I’m sure we’ll be surprised again by what people do with this amp!” Continue reading →

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Orange Launch Crush Acoustic 30

Orange Launch Crush Acoustic 30

Orange Amplification is delighted to launch the Crush Acoustic 30, extending its’ range of acoustic amplification products.

The new Crush Acoustic 30 is designed to project clear, distinct sounds with its angled construction and 30 Watts of power. It comes with two channels with built-in reverb and chorus across both. The global notch filter reduces feedback efficiently and precisely with one control. The Crush Acoustic 30 is lightweight, portable and battery powered. True to Orange’s traditions, it is simple, versatile and affordable. Continue reading →

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MOOER Release The Hornet White Amplifier

MOOER Release The Hornet White Amplifier

The MOOER Hornet White is a small, compact amplifier with a modern and easy to use design, ideal for the office or bedroom. Featuring 9 different amp modes, Hornet White allows you to play your guitar, bass guitar, or even acoustic guitar without sacrificing your favorite tone. In addition, the 9 built-in effects allow you to easily plug-in and play without missing your favorite stompboxes. Bluetooth and auxiliary audio input allow you to play music from your device, and the headphone output facilitates silent practice sessions.

Features

  • 9 high-quality digital amp models based on popular guitar amplifiers, featuring bass amp and acoustic guitar models.
  • Built-in Modulation, Delay and Reverb effects with independent tap tempo for both modes of operation (Live/Preset).
  • Store and recall up to 9 presets.
  • Precision tuner.
  • Bluetooth and auxiliary audio connectivity.
  • Dedicated headphone output.
  • Custom 6.5-inch speaker.

Contact your MOOER representative for pricing and availability in your area.

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Boss Introduces Katana MKII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Boss Introduces Katana MKII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Acclaimed Katana Series Updated with More Sounds, More Features, and More Versatility

BOSS introduces the Katana MkII Guitar Amplifier lineup, the next generation of the acclaimed Katana amp series. Katana amps have received worldwide acclaim for their authentic tube tone and feel, onboard BOSS effects, easy sound customization, and exceptional value. Building on the tones and features that made the original series such a players’ favorite, the stage-class Katana MkII amps turbocharge the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and increased versatility. Continue reading →

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EVH Release New 50W EL34 Combo Amps

EVH Release New 50W EL34 Combo Amps

The all-new EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 1X12 COMBO and EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 2X12 Combos deliver signature harmonic overtones with increased dynamic compression and saturation to evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with the sustain and versatility expected from an amp bearing Eddie Van Halen’s name. Continue reading →

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Gear News – Jimmy Page Sundragon Standard Edition To Be Released

Gear News – Jimmy Page Sundragon Standard Edition To Be Released

Hot on the heels of the limited edition Sundragon amp, news has emerged that there will be a standard version being released soon.

Sundragon is the result of a collaboration between Jimmy Page, Perry Margouleff and Mitch Colby. It is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy Page used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on Led Zeppelin 1 and other notable recordings. Continue reading →

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