The amp wizards: how Reinhold Bogner, Paul Rivera, Michael Soldano and Jose Arrendondo advanced amp technology, and gave the world great tone

When you walk into your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash in need of a high gain amp, or an amp with channel switching, or an amp that can handle the thunderous bottom end of a seven or eight string guitar, chances are pretty good you can find what you’re looking for. This wasn’t always the case.

For many years, guitar players were demanding more than their stock amps could give them. Why couldn’t they get a great, distorted sound without cranking their amp to oblivion? Why couldn’t their amp have more gain, or switchable channels? Why can’t they replicate the tones of their favorite players?

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