Small Block Series
This series comes in 3 models, all three use the same input circuit using a two stage 6072A/12AY7 circuit with a main gain dial and a full tone stack. Then each one is optimized after that for whatever the output stage is as follows:
MPC Magnetically Phase Coupled Push Pull Amplifier. This 18W 6V6 amplifier uses a unique inductor to create the phasing needed for a well matched push pull signal. Nothing has ever been done like that before. Some people have tried interstage transformers but these act like compressors so the inductor thing has the best results. This design also uses a choke loaded power supply which is also unique in the guitar world of amplifiers. The prototype in Blue back stage @ Red Rocks and used for the Barenaked Ladies Tour. Available with standard output transformers, pinstriped nickel and hyper pinstriped cobalt.
DHT Directly Heated Triode single ended power amplifier. This 12W 300B amplifier is probably the only one of it's kind in the world. The 300B was the original triode power tube used since 1934 all over the world by Western Electric and companies that copied it. Still made in the USA by ATT/Lucent and by many other companies across the globe. Google it, the history is daunting. Shown in Black below before the Barenaked Ladies show in Cincinnati at the Shoe.
RFC Reactor Follower Coupled single ended power amplifier. This 12W KT77 Class A and unto 15W in A2 (grid forward) power amplifier uses my original directly coupled Reactor Follower circuit to give the output tube more than 20% more power than other single ended amplifiers. The direct coupling forces the grid to do it's bidding and therefore has a unique sound. Currently Ed Robertson's touring amplifier.
These are all available now $3500 each, NOS versions available price on request. Variations also available.
Below is a picture backstage in Columbus with Keith Rudyk, Ed Robertson's guitar tech extrodinaire. Amplifiers as follows:
Black DHT 300B
Purple/Black RFC KT77
Burnt Orange MPC 6V6 production version
Light Blue MPC 6V6 prototype used in the 2013 BNL tour.
So Kelly asked Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) for some quotes about the new amplifiers he is using on the tour. Here is what he had to say:
Wavelength (or Gordon's... However you wish to word it) Amps have revolutionized my live stage sound.
My Wavelength Amp is making the sound I've always heard in my head. Not the paranoid voices... The guitar sound.
Once you've played through a Wavelength Amp, you won't want to play through anything else.
Wavelength Amp + Guitar = Rock and Roll Magic Sauce!
I've experimented with a lot of different rigs over the years, and I always felt I had to compromise for one reason or another. My Wavelength Amp settled that problem. I couldn't be happier with what I'm hearing.
My longtime Guitar Tech Keith Rudyk has gotten excited about my playing again... And that's saying something!!
Take everything you love about vintage amps, and add everything you love about evil genius madmen like Gordon Rankin... And you get my Wavelength Amp.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Cause my Wavelength Amp was on the other side.
When I got my Wavelength Amp, I thought my other amps went in to storage. Turns out they all jumped off a bridge.
I've never played through a finer Amp.
I'm not what anybody would mistake for any kind of guitar guru... Buy this amp makes me sound like one!
There are plenty of people who don't play Wavelength Amps. They are all idiots.
I have lots of other amps, which is good cause it gets cold where I live. Get it? Cause I'll need the firewood!! Get it?? Cause all my old amps are firewood now, get it??!!!
Summer NAMM 2012
The attendance for this show was much better than 2011. We were a little short staffed as David Schneider was sick right before we left. But there was a ton of people down from Cincinnati to help out and so the show went on as planned.
Summer NAMM 2011
Compared to 2010 this years show seemed like a whirlwind of activity. The larger booth, better positioning and really cool guitars, amplifiers and 500 series digital stuff really set the tone for the show at 10am day 1.
Premier Guitars Editor Pick Day 2: I would like to thank the whole crew from Premier Guitars. They were at the booth every day commenting on how cool the setup was. Dave’s Gem series guitars featuring the Turquoise and Emerald were a big hit as these were the first to use the new Zephyr series Silver Wired Pickups really brought in the crowd.
Pictures on Dave's site: Schneider Guitars.com
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