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Carlsbro Shows Classic Tube and New VAC Amp Series Amps at Frankfurt

The revival of the classic British Carlsbro guitar amplifier marque continues apace at Frankfurt, with the company exhibiting the full line up of its classic re-engineered heritage tone amps and the first European showing of the exciting new VAC tube series.

Carlsbro is among the most famous names in British guitar amplification and has been designing and manufacturing guitar tube amps since 1959, selling its early models to Jim Marshall's Denmark Street guitar store in London. The famous 50 Top and TC series revives the Carlsbro tube heritage with uncompromising build quality, hand selected components and authentic vintage tone throughout. The 50 Top head and 4 x 12 cab are available in classic red and black liveries, while the TC series comprises three classic combos and a 15 watt head and 1x12 stack.

The re-issued 50 Top is the classic Carlsbro tube head and cab of the 60s and 70s revamped and re-engineered to even higher standards. The new twin channel amp head has switchable (and footswitacble) channels and two master volumes. The valve complement of 4x 12AXT's and 2x EL84's give 50 watts of incredible power at 8! or 16!'s. The preamp has a host of features including Hi and Low sensitivity inputs, 3 band EQ, using Silvered Mica Capacitors, and 'Sleep Mode' automatic muting with no input present.

For the TC series Carlsbro's British engineering team has carefully selected and pre tested all valves prior to installation; only valves with a very high gain have been chosen to deliver the authentic Carlsbro vintage tone. Selected Celestion drivers have been used throughout, housed in high quality plywood cabinets. New to the range is the TC5, Carlsbro's first 5 watt, single channel combo for over 32 years. The TC5 specs include a clean channel with hi / lo sensitivity inputs, tone and volume controls. The TC30 is derived directly from the highly successful TC60, delivering the same classic tone and features in a smaller 30 watt amp. Clean and Overdrive channels feature Gain / Overdrive, tone and level controls, and 2-band EQ, with Gain Boost in the Overdrive channel. The TC15H / TC112 stack features a head and cab both respected in their own right, which together make a perfect combination. The 15 watt head features twin 12AX7 and 6V6S valves and Clean and Overdrive (with Gain Boost) channels. The single 12 inch Celestion G12M loaded cab delivers all the punch and classic vintage tone.

The all new VAC series comprises the VAC 15, VAC 30 and VAC 60 combos, and the VAC 100H head and matched VAC 412 4x12 cab. The series was designed in response to requests from the company's international distributors for a high performance affordable backline amp range. All amps feature spring reverb.

Commenting on the development of the VAC Series, International Sales Director Andrew Bishop stated: "Carlsbro has a long tradition of working closely with its distributors and retailers in developing product for which there is clear market demand. These amplifiers are the latest example of that relationship, specified to offer an entry level product of exceptional quality and performance, such that they will be valued for their sound and build, even by very experienced players. The VAC Series will be very hard to beat in terms of bang for your buck."

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The Bay Area music community is coming together to produce A Concert for Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration...

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New! 65amps presents high-quality portable amp, The Ventura

New! 65amps presents high-quality portable amp, The Ventura

65amps introduces The Ventura guitar amplifier, the latest addition to its more affordable Working Pro Red Line....

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Sonisphere Knebworth Cancelled

Sonisphere Knebworth Cancelled

The festival promoters of this summer's Sonisphere festival have released a statement to announce the cancellation of the Knebworth...

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Aerosmith Officially Announce 'Global Warming' tour dates with Cheap Trick

Aerosmith Officially Announce 'Global Warming' tour dates with Cheap Trick

Rock giants Aerosmith are back in the saddle again after announcing plans for a US tour and an appearance...

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AmpKit 1.3 Features Trace Elliot, the First Modern Bass Amp Modeled for the iOS Platform

AmpKit 1.3 Features Trace Elliot, the First Modern Bass Amp Modeled for the iOS Platform

The new  version 1.3 of AmpKit, the award-winning iOS guitar and bass amp modeling application from Agile Partners, makes ...

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The Institute presents exclusive masterclass from Guthrie Govan

The Institute presents exclusive masterclass from Guthrie Govan

On Tuesday 17th April, the Institute will welcome Guthrie Govan to give an exclusive masterclass* to Institute students at...

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Roland Announces two new Stage Amps at Musikmesse

Roland Announces two new Stage Amps at Musikmesse

Custom built and supercharged for the stage, the new GA-112 and GA-212 are powerhouse guitar amplifiers. With the...

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Introducing the NEW Matrix GM50!

Introducing the NEW Matrix GM50!

Matrix Guitar Amplification are proud to announce the release of the GM50, a versatile, lightweight, power amp module made...

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Rotosound announce Billy Sheehan, Paul Allender and Michael Amott Messe 2012 Artist Appearances

Rotosound announce Billy Sheehan, Paul Allender and Michael Amott Messe 2012 Artist Appearances

Rotosound are at the 2012 Messe with a select group of endorsees making an appearance at their booth on...

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Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini Now Deliver the Pro Tools Experience

Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini Now Deliver the Pro Tools Experience

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that its ultra-portable, professional-grade Mbox® and Mbox Mini audio interfaces now come with Pro Tools®...

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Ampeg Expands Popular Portaflex Series  With Two New Cabinet Designs

Ampeg Expands Popular Portaflex Series With Two New Cabinet Designs

Ampeg have today extended their Portaflex series, announcing two new cabinets - the PF-115LF and PF-410HLF. These new cabinets...

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New For Messe: Jackson Artist Signature Models

New For Messe: Jackson Artist Signature Models

We're really excited to let you know that there are two new Jackson signature guitars launching at Messe this...

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Vigier at the Musikmesse 2012

Vigier at the Musikmesse 2012

More Musikmesse news in, Vigier, pioneers of carbon fibre technology, will be exhibiting their stunning craftsmanship at the Musikmesse...

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Martin Taylor performing at Musikesse 2012

Martin Taylor performing at Musikesse 2012

Martin Taylor will be performing at Music Messe 2012 in Frankfurt. Its should be a great show so definately take...

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