2006 AMP SHOW

Nearly 700 guitar and bass players descended on the one day consumer music expo to plug in and compare the cream of the amplifier world. Some notable manufacturers to show their wares included: Marshall, Mercury Magnetics, Camo Cabs, Vox, Tech 21, Fargen, 65amps, E.V. Komet, Blankenship Amplification, Celestion, Peavey, Bruno Roland, and many more. Also exhibiting were a select few Guitar manufacturers such as; G&L, Minarik, Trussart, Thorn, DeTemple Guitars, U.S. Master, Dusenberg and Lapdancer.

Many talented players including Billy Gibbons, Mark Goldenberg, Carl Verheyen, Al Vescovo, and Greg Leisz were in attendance.

The Amp Show is a one of a kind event for a guitar player. Think about it, when was the last time you walked into a tradeshow packed with amps, plugged into a Bruno Cow Tipper with a 4×10 cab (turned it up to 11) and didn’t get kicked out of the place? And this was happening in about 50+ rooms throughout the day. Walking the halls players were packed into rooms for Marshall, Vox, Matchless Amps, Bruno, Soldano, and the list goes on.

The most notable event of the expo was the Tone Wizards II seminar, an open forum on all things amplifier. This years participants included: Phil Jamison (Matchless), Mitch Colby (Marshall), our man Sergio Hamernik (Mercury Magnetics), Mark Sampson (Star), Gerald Weber, and Myles Rose (moderator).


2nd ANNUAL AMP SHOW PRESENTS:
TONE WIZARDS II

Seminar & roundtable discussion with Q&A session

The panel L-R: Gerald Weber, Mark Sampson (Star Amplifiers), Sergio Hamernik (Mercury Magnetics), Mitch Colby (Vox-Marshall), and Myles Rose (Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting).

PHOTO BY TERRY BUDDINGH (GUITAR WORLD & BASS PLAYER MAGAZINES)

Billy Gibbons with show promoter Loni Specter.

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