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Yes, big guitar amplifiers are selling now !!!

Just when you thought it was time to consider that digital practice or apartment sized guitar amplifier, or some sort of modeling or profiling device, I'm here to tell you that BIG 35 watt - 180 watt tube driven guitar amplifiers are IN FACT SELLING very well right now. 

Face it, after the newness wears off on that modeling or profiling amp as good as they may be, you realize that you only do this once.  Life is not a dress rehearsal.  Buy what you really want.  Play what you really want.  Enjoy that gorgeous guitar with the right amplifier.  Make inspirational music regardless of what genre' you dig.  After all, that's why we do this.  Enjoyment.

Blues City Music has 44 guitar amplifiers ON THE SALES FLOOR and LIVE VENUE BAND STAND every day of the week.  NO ONE touches what we do in guitar amplification.

Come see for yourself, but you will only see vacuum tube driven guitar amplifiers.  TURN IT UP....

Lynn Burke / BCM Owner

Diamond Amplification 327SD guitar amplifier demo by Blues City Music is now available

Blues City Music is proud to announce that we have uploaded a killer new 1920 x 1080 HD guitar amplifier video of the Diamond Amplification 327SD.  You can find it on either the Diamond or Soldano amp collections here, the Blues City Music Face Book page, or on the Blues City Music You Tube channel.

We recorded this clip via a Yamaha 2 channel mixer with Darlington mic preamps, a Shure SM57 instrument mic mounted off center off axis into a Diamond Amplification 4x12" straight front cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30's in 8 ohms, and a Canon 5D Mark III full frame DSLR camera at 24 frames per second in Manual, F8 aperture, 1/50 shutter speed, and ISO of 800.  NO STUDIO TRICKS at all.  The video was edited with the latest version of iTunes 10 using an iMac with 10.10.2 Yosemite operating system. 

Enjoy.  This amplifier is available now, with predicted shipping of 30 April 2015.  Give us a shout for any more details or check it out here on the Diamond or Soldano amplifier pages.

Keep rockin'... and thanks to Sam Austin, Diamond manager for playing these killer riffs for the video.

Lynn Burke

Diamond Amplification/Diamond Guitars/Diamond Tactical visit 25 March 15'

Blues City Music will be in Houston, Texas, 24-25 March 2015, to meet with owner Jeff Diamant and shop manager Sam Austin. I'm hoping to shoot 4 videos.

1.  Introduction to Diamond Amplification and how, when, and where this company is going.

2.  Introduction to Diamond Guitars what the future holds as far as models and pricing.

3.  Introduction to Diamond Tactical gig bag, guitar, effects, etc. MOLLE system products.

4. *** Live video of the just released Diamond Amplification 327SD guitar amp.  Sam Austin will demo this amp for me covering all aspects including Clean, Crunch, and Overdrive channels.

I'll be bringing my portable photography and video rigs with me to capture both days visit.  I'll be using my Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera with a 24/105 mm L lens, Speedlite 600 external flash, Manfrotto tripod, and IR shutter release for pristine pictures.  I'll be shooting in RAW and will edit later in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements 12.

For video, I'll use the same DSLR camera in Manual settings of 1/50 shutter speed, F8 aperture, and 1600 ISO +/-, in ALL AI, for stellar 1920 x 1280 HD video files.  Next will be a 1/8" or 3mm TRS plug from the camera to an XLR microphone cable to a Yamaha 2 channel mixer with Darlington mic preamps.  Out from the mixer will be an XLR cable to a Shure SM58 BLX wireless hand held vocal mic for narration during the videos, and another XLR cable to a Shure SM 57 for hookup to guitar amplifiers.  All will be monitored by a 19" LCD monitor to make sure audio and video is perfect.

Standby, I hope to have these videos edited and up on the BCM website, BCM Face Book, and BCM You Tube channel ASAP.