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Roland Cube Lite – Stylish Amp With iOS Interface

Roland-Cube-Lite-Red-2The Roland CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier combines COSM guitar tones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system. With this setup, you can play and record at home along with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Just connect your iOS device to the i-CUBE LINK jack and launch the free CUBE JAM app, then play along with backing tracks and record your playing to share your music and archive song ideas.

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New From Roland & BOSS

January 21, Winter NAMM – Roland and BOSS have just announced new products for this year’s Winter NAMM Show in Anahiem, CA. For now, let’s look a three: Cube Lite Guitar Amplifier, DA-2 Distortion Pedal, and the V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard.

The new Roland CUBE Lite guitar amplifier lets you play and record at home along with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It combines COSM guitar tones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system. Simply put, its a cool guitar amp with a built-in iOS interface.

The CUBE Lite blends in seamlessly with any living space, home, dorm, whatever, and and looks more like a consumer audio system than a typical manly guitar amp. Also, it’s not only a versatile guitar amp, it doubles as a high-quality playback system for your digital music library.

The BOSS DA-2 guitar effects pedal features Multi-Dimensional Processing with multiple distortion processors to seamlessly adapt the sound in real time and create the ideal tone for every register. It’s not like standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with one effect. As a result, the DA-2 delivers a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs for lead playing. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is dramatically responsive to your playing dynamics, and every note is heard with clarity and definition.

The V-Combo VR-09 is loaded with ready-to-play synthesizer sounds, from vintage analog classics like JUNO strings and ‘80s synth brass to textured, modern-era digital tones and beyond. Front-panel controllers allow you to tweak the synth tones intuitively in real time, including convenient ADR and cutoff/resonance adjustment with the harmonic bars in the ORGAN block. Onboard effects like “Bit Crash” provide the ability to create modern synth voices for current dance music.


New Roland GA-212 and GA-112 Guitar Amplifiers

Roland GA-212 Guitar Amp

Roland GA-212 Guitar Amp

Roland has just announced the GA-212 and GA-112 guitar amplifiers for stage and studio. These new Roland amps are designed to meet the rigorous demands of performing guitarists.

The new GA series guitar amps leverage Roland’s versatile COSM technology to create newly-voiced amplifiers with expressive tones and simple, intuitive operation. They deliver a natural playing experience characteristic of top-level tube designs, with all the advantages that modern digital processing brings, including memory, low noise, and more. From the arena to the club, the GA amps deliver world-class power and tone.

Roland GA Amp Features:

GA-212: 200-watt amp with two 12″ speakers

GA-112: 100-watt amp with one 12″ speaker

COSM amp model (Progressive Amp) with incredible feel, attack, natural compression, and sustain

Morph through clean to super-extreme tones with the DRIVE knob and BOOST button

Intuitive operation with simple, fast-access structure; two volume controls, three tone controls, presence, and reverb

Smart Channel memorizes the current position of knobs in all four channels without programming or saving

LEDs in the knobs show current settings in any channel, great for dark stages

New Yamaha THR Guitar Amplifiers

Yamaha just announced the new THR10 and THR5 concept guitar amplifiers with speakers. In the typical Yamaha fashion, these new guitar amplifiers are based on extension research and development, and feature modern design, functions, and sound.

To develop these new concept amps, Yamaha conducted extensive research on what appeals to guitarists, their perspective, and the environments where they like to play. Based on these findings, Yamaha created the THR Series to offer the optimal designs, functions, and sound quality.

Because the THR has a small footprint and classy design, you can take it anywhere – bedroom, backstage, and even to the beach or park. Obviously it runs on batteries, in addition to AC. The THR guitar amps feature genuine tube amp sound, industry-leading high-quality stereo output, battery-operated option, on-board chromatic tuner and eight no-brainer effects – all in one box. And if that’s not enough, it can be used as an audio interface for home-recording, using the included Cubase AI software.

For more information on the Yamaha THR Series guitar amps, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Fender Mustang Amplifiers

Fender Mustang III

Fender Mustang III Modeling Guitar Amp

January 4, 2011 – Fender has recently announced three new Mustang amps, Mustang III, Mustang IV, and Mustang V head. The Mustang III is available now, while the remaining models will be available in 4-6 weeks.

Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Fender Mustang amplifiers come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender FUSE™ software, allowing your musical creativity and imagination to run wild. The new Mustang amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle.

Mustang III is a 100-watt open-back combo with a 12” Celestion® speaker. It sounds great and pumps some serious volume. It features 100 amp presets from 12 different amp models and delivers tones from vintage Fender sparkle to outrageous modern metal distortion. In addition, 37 different effects in four categories (stomp, modulation, delay and reverb), are easily and instantly accessed.

The Mustang IV differs from the Mustang III, with 2-12″ Celestion speakers and 150 watts (2 x75 watts stereo). It also includes a 4-button footswitch.  The Mustang V head is like the IV, without speakers.

For additional information on Fender guitar amplifiers, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit Fender guitar amps.

New Roland Cube XL Guitar Amplifiers

Roland Cube Guitar Amps With Effects

Roland Cube XL Guitar Amps

Roland has recently announced four new Cube XL guitar amplifiers: CUBE-15XL, CUBE-20XL, CUBE-40XL, and CUBE-80XL.

The CUBE-XL amplifiers include new ultra-heavy COSM amp models, updated effects, and onboard phrase looping in the 40XL and 80XL. There are wide range of sounds from crystal clean to crushing metal, along with the addition of extra-powerful amp models such as Extreme, and Metal Zone.

New features found in the CUBE-XL guitar amplifiers are onboard effects (including a new COSM vintage Spring Reverb effect), an Acoustic Guitar Simulator, and Solo and Memory functions. These new Roland amplifiers come in many different sizes and feature sets to suit any practice or performance scenario.

For more information on the new Roland Cube XL guitar amps, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Fender G-DEC 3 Guitar Amps

Fender G-DEC 3 Guitar Amp

Fender G-DEC 3 Guitar Amp

Fender introduces the next step in the ongoing evolution of its acclaimed G-DEC (Guitar Digital Entertainment Center) amp series, the G-DEC 3. Available in the G-DEC 3 30-watt and G-DEC 3 15-watt versions, the G-DEC 3 takes an exciting leap forward in technology and content, with easy computer connectivity and with many of its 100 presets and audio performance loops created by the world’s top artists and session aces.

The G-DEC 3’s wealth of backing tracks consist not of generic presets and loops, but rather a stylistically diverse sonic smorgasbord of tracks created specially for Fender by top rock, blues, metal and country artists and session players. Consequently, the G-DEC 3 can be easily configured as an “all rock,” “all metal,” “all blues,” “all country,” guitar amp that’s personally tailored to your own musical tastes.

Other versatile G-DEC 3 features include:

  • Digital amp and effects models that let the user create a personalized arsenal of guitar tones suited to every style of playing.
  • Onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback.
  • Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording and editing software.
  • AmpliTube® Fender LE modeling software, which recreates classic Fender amp tones and delivers ultra-realistic speaker, mic and effects models.
  • Multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content.
  • Rugged Fender Special Design speaker (plus high-frequency tweeter on 30-watt model).
  • Onboard phrase sampler with overdub and export functions.
  • Onboard chromatic tuner.

Fender guitars, basses and amplifiers are available from Andy’s Music, or from

New Peavey Nano Vypyr Portable Amp

Peavey Nano Vypyr Portable Guitar Amp

Peavey Nano Vypyr Portable Guitar Amp

The Peavey Nano Vypyr portable guitar amp advances the tones and technology of the award-winning Vypyr Series in a compact modeling guitar amp that can be powered by AC adapter or four D batteries.  This 15-watt amp houses a 6 ½” loudspeaker in a 10″ cube enclosure engineered with a sophisticated, true transmission line porting system that greatly enhances bass response, sound projection and volume.

Peavey has packed 11 amp models and 32 effects combinations into the new Nano Vypyr, the ultimate grab-and-go, portable modeling guitar amplifier.

The Nano Vypyr features 11 exclusive analog amp models—two clean models, two overdrive models, two rock models, two metal models, two lead models and one acoustic model—plus global bass, mid, treble and gain controls to adjust the tones of each model. The amplifier also has a built-in DSP section that includes chorus, wah, compression, compression/chorus, flanger, octaver, tremolo, rotary speaker, reverb, and delay with tap tempo, with 32 possible combinations. An effects control knob adjusts multiple parameters for each effect at once, while the optional expression pedal gives users real-time parameter control over the effects.

Additional features include a microphone input with level, chromatic tuner, auxiliary input, headphone output, adjustable handle, and strap buttons on each side for grab-and-go playing.

The Peavey Vypyr Series has won prestigious awards for its tone and technology, including Product of the Year and Instrument Amp of the Year from the Music & Sound Retailer; the Gold Award for Overall Value from Guitar World; and Amp Line of the Year two years in a row from Musical Merchandise Review.

The Peavey Nano Vypyr battery powered or AC guitar amp will be available from Andy’s Music in Q1 2010. Visit for more information.

Peavey Vypyr Modeling Guitar Amplifiers

The Peavey VYPYR modeling guitar amplifiers – Vypyr 15, Vypyr 30, Vypyr 75 – are some of the most technologically advanced and affordable guitar modeling amplifiers available. The Vypyr guitar amps have double the processing power and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers. These new Peavey modeling guitar amps dramatically redefine the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. VYPYR amplifiers are based on a combination of powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors and patented TransTube analog circuitry. 

When used with the optional Peavey Sanpera™ II foot controller, the possibilities further expand from 12 in-amp presets to 400 programmable presets, with an on-board looper and more. 

Peavey VYPYR modeling guitar amps also act as their own computer audio interface, with a built-in studio-quality USB 2.0 output on most models. The entire six-model VYPYR Series features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

For additional information on Peavey Vypyr modeling guitar amps, visit