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6.11.2019

Gladius MKIV Versions now available!

The now available MKIV versions of all best selling Gladius amps are now available for JTM65/66/67/68. The new MK IV version opens up an unprecedented power reduction with a modified „Trainwreck“ Post Phase Inverter Master Volume WITHOUT any tone loss on the back and a real Varic on the front. All tubes are now from the expensive manufacturer Mullard, which make an incredible sound difference. The most significant change is the tone harmonization in single notes (also known as Plexi Ghost Notes). These 4 elementary innovations make the biggest difference in the history of Gladius Amps.

22.08.2019

Nice review in G&B in 9/2019 about the amazing Brent Mason VSA Amp from Florida.

In der aktuellen Ausgabe von G&B 9/2019 findet ihr den Testbericht des Brent Mason Signature Amps von VSA. Eigentlich hätte den Bericht unser sehr geschätzter Author Ebo Wagner schreiben sollen. Ebo liegt aber seit vielen Wochen im Krankenhaus - mein lieber Freund - alles nur erdenklich Gute und komm bald wieder auf die Beine. Wir denken an Dich!

10.07.2019

The EuroVolt (by BrownBox) provides professional power consistency control wherever there is 230/240 volt mains power.

After almost a year of work, the time has finally come. The European version of the US Brown Box "EuroVolt" is now available at ProGuitar. Han van den Essenburg was so nice and drove me over 600km from Amsterdam to present the first available voltage reducers for 230V and 50Hz to me personally. Nearly every well-known American guitarist uses the "Brown Box" by Patrick Geraghty in USA! The tone becomes noticeably creamier due to the voltage reduction in the attack, without damaging the amp or the tubes like with a conventional VARIAC.

29.04.2019

Fender Dual Stack (George Blanda)

It's an old dilemma if you want to block single coil and humbucker pickups in one instrument. If you take 250k ohm pots, the humbucker sound too dull, you take 500k ohm pots, the single coil pickups sound too shrill. For me, the best method is the dual stack HS (developed by George Blanda)! Instead of compromise, you have everything twice with the dual stack. 2 staggered volume pots each with 250 / 500k, as well as the same with the tone pot. The Clue is here, now you can use the right Tone Caps. 0.022uF for single coils and 0.5pF for humbuckers! Today I got a Fender HS Tele, where this is installed as standard. Also very popular with JP basses (Jazz Bass & Precission pickups).

24.04.2019

Master Volume available on ALL VSA Amps now!

It's an old dilemma if you want to block single coil and humbucker pickups in one instrument. If you take 250k ohm pots, the humbucker sound too dull, you take 500k ohm pots, the single coil pickups sound too shrill. For me, the best method is the dual stack HS (developed by George Blanda)! Instead of compromise, you have everything twice with the dual stack. 2 staggered volume pots each with 250 / 500k, as well as the same with the tone pot. The Clue is here, now you can use the right Tone Caps. 0.022uF for single coils and 0.5pF for humbuckers! Today I got a Fender HS Tele, where this is installed as standard. Also very popular with JP basses (Jazz Bass & Precission pickups).

25.09.2019

60th Anniversary Gibson 59 Les Paul‘s with Bolivian Rosewood available now

We would like to thank Gibson for officially authorizing ProGuitar as a dealer. After more than 10 years we have decided to offer selected Gibson Custom Shop guitars to our customers. I think Gibson is currently on a good path and learning from the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, this currently only affects the 60th Anniversary 59 Les Paul, where in our opinion many technical improvements have been made by Gibson. Gibson Custom Shop's 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is not just a tribute to those priceless original models - it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail.