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Bowes Guitars
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Koch Amps

I haven't seen a single peep about the unforunately named, but beyond awesome amps from Koch. They're from the Netherlands, not on the cheap side, but they sound incredible.

I played the "Powertone" head thru one of their 4x12's and was totally blown away by how much you hear going on in your sound....can't really describe it any other way.

They have this newer head that I'm dying to try called the supernova!

From the site:

The Supernova; the ultimate all tube amp on the market. Modern day technology with all tube sound. Although this amp performs well on its own, for the more demanding user it has the ability to integrate fully with a MIDI controlled set-up. All 5 channels can all be voiced, using the toggle switches on the right, to the personal taste of the user and the settings then can then bestored in the internal memory ready for recall. The FS6-SN footswitch (NOT included) enables you to either use this amp as a channel switching amp (the numbers on the footswitch correspond with the five channels) or you can use the amp as a "sound" switching amp. You can create sounds you want and save them under the footswitch button of your choice, ready for instant recall. As an extra you can add the FS2- SN footswitch which will enable you to switch "mute to tune" and to mute/by-pass all fx-loops with one push of the button. Besides working with the footswitch you can also control the amp with any MIDI controller on the market. You can then create 128 sounds with the Supernova and the rest of the gear you use in combination. Although the front panel has many knobs and switches we have kept the user interface very simple and clear. We wanted the user to be able to create new sounds instantly, without having to read the manual several times.
The key words of this amp are "versatility and ease of use".
 

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Dream Crusher
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Oy... I tend to be a 'plug and play' kinda guy. That would kill me.
 

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Tried a Studiotone once. Very small, very loud (sounded f*ckin' killer) and veeeery expensive for such a small tube combo. :lol:
 

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I tried one of their smaller ones when i was trying out Mesa Express amps, and found i couldn't get enough chunk out of it. But that MIDI-controlled one looks awesome!

One thing i loved about the Koch amps were the quality of all the controls. The pots and switches all felt like they belonged on a very expensive piece of hi-fi gear. Really slick.
 

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Guiterrorizer
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I went on the Koch website a loong while back and listened to sound clips.

that was my first mistake :lol:

I really want to test one out as well.
 
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