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Big Rock Tones! - Airbourne – A few months ago we posted that I had spent time in Nashville TN working with Australian based band Airbourne as they were in recording their new record 'Boneshaker' with producer Dave Cobb in RCA Studio A. It was awesome working with such great people, great to hear a record tracked on 2" tape & we had an amazing time all the way around! We restored some older Marshalls & Modded some Marshalls that were used by Joel O'Keeffe & our Voodoo V-Plex 50/100 amp head was used by Harri Harrison. Here's a YouTube video of 'Boneshaker' to give you an idea of the tones that were captured

 



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Joe Perry of Aerosmith – We’ve been super busy & haven’t had a chance to post this until now. Here is a vintage blond Bassman we Modified & can be heard in Joe’s live rig with Aerosmith throughout their Vegas residency. This amp had been in Joe’s storage locker for some time & was strident in the high end, hard to play & in need of some well deserved TLC. For more info please read on!

We performed a CapJob with custom values as well as new 2 watt resistors in B+ / high voltage rail, we converted the stock Bias Supply over to an adjustable Bias Supply, rebuilt the Rectifier & Bias Supply board as it had been poorly worked on by a prior tech. Numerous carbon comp resistors were off tolerance & noisy, Several coupling & signal caps were leaking DC & there were a great deal of cold solder connections from the previous tech. We repaired all the cold solder connections & proceeded forward with Modding the amp to better suit Joe’s playing style as well as blend with the rest of his live rig.

The stock AC Power Cable has been replaced with a thin orange extension cord. We replaced this with one of our Voodoo V50/50 8FT IE Power Cables. We disconnected the Ground switch, Properly cleaned all control pots as well as all tube sockets, grounds & placed the amp on our proprietary break in rig before shipping the amp out to Las Vegas. Over all we rebuilt 90% of the amplifier.

This is just a brief over view of the work performed & we have 2 additional vintage black face Bassmans we are currently finalizing as well as a vintage Vox AC30 combo for Joe. We also have a new product we are working on per Joe's request, more to follow on that soon.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask & I will reply as time allows. Happy 4th of July holiday to those who reside here in the USA! Please feel free to share as you like or tag a friend! Have an amazing day today & don’t forget to do a kindness for someone along the way – Trace Davis, President / Founder




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Chris Traynor of Bush! – Last summer we were out on the road with Bush & took a close up pic of Chris’ Live Rig showing the Platinum Modified JMP-1 Preamp. We also have a rack mount Dual Rectifier in the shop being worked on as well as a Platinum Mod to a Marshall EL34 100/100 power amp. Chris is an amazing guitarist & has played with other acts such as Helmet, Orange 9mm, Blur & has been a session guitarist on countless recordings.

This is the same Mod we've done for other players such as;

Billy F. Gibbons - ZZ Top
Brad Whitford - Aerosmith
Dave Murry - Iron Maiden
Keith Urban
Barry Stock - Three Days Grace
Vivian Campbell - Def Leppard / Whitesnake / Dio
Jason Hook - 5 Finger Death Punch
Neal Schon - Journey
Michael Wilton - Queensryche
Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins & many others!


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Frank Hannon of Tesla! – Back in September of 2018 we designed a Signature Series Platinum Modification for the amazingly talented Frank Hannon. I met with Frank while he was on tour with Tesla & we hung out for a bit. We talked guitars & looked inside a few guitars, talked amps, pedals & more. I was able to watch his hands up close as he played back stage, which tells me volumes about how a player wants an amp to feel as well as respond.

I took a Marshall JCM900 100 watt, model 4100 back with me to the shop. I set about designing a Custom Modification for Frank’s playing style & installed the Mod into the amp. I then drew up specs for a set of Custom Transformers to work hand-in-hand with the circuitry Mods & sent the specs to Mercury Magnetics. The result is a Frank Hannon Platinum Modification that sounds & feels amazing to play on! 

Frank has been gigging with this amp ever since he received it. If you haven not had the pleasure of seeing Tesla live I would highly recommend it as they are truly amazing! Frank Hannon & Dave Rude are among the top guitar duos out there and it’s been a honor to work them.

Special thanks to Frank Hannon, Ernie Hudson & the entire Tesla crew for their hospitality & incredibly good times on the road! Feel free to share as you like & do a kindness for someone along the way today – Trace Davis, President / Founder Voodoo Amplification




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Joe Perry of Aerosmith's 2019 Live Rig! See Details Below --- Towards the end of January I traveled to Aerosmith's rehearsal complex in Boston MA to get Joe's Live Rig ready for 2019. The rig photo was taken during the Super Bowl show they played. We have more behind the scenes photos we took as I was working on the rig & we'll post those shortly. Below are the details on the amps & most of the gear we worked on;

1 - Voodoo Custom Modified Marshall Super PA Amp
designed to match Joe's playing style with Voodoo Post Phase Inverter Master Volume.

2 & 3 - Voodoo Custom Modified Fender Dual Showman Head designed to match Joe's playing style with Voodoo Post Phase Inverter Master Volume.

4 - Voodoo Amps Custom 'JP30' - Joe has always loved the sound of a Vox AC30 2x12 mixed with older Marshalls but the AC30's could not keep up with the 100 watt Marshalls. Using a V-Plex chassis & panel set we custom designed a circuit to simulate the tone of an AC30 complete with Voodoo Designed Mercury Magnetics Transformers complete & (4) EL34 power tubes to provide 100 watts. His tech placed the yellow sticker "30" under the V-Plex logo.

5 - Voodoo Amps Hand-Wired V-Plex 100 Watt with Post Phase Inverter Master Volume with EL34's. This is an older V-Plex, which is easy to spot as given the Gold Circle-V emblem, Gold knobs & the gold etched metal panels.

6 - Voodoo Amps 4x12" Speaker Cabinet with matching Gold metal Circle-V emblem. This cabinet is loaded with Celestion G12H-55 30 watt Heritage Greenbacks & wired to 16ohms. Note - Other speaker cabinets have an X-Pattern of Alnico Creambacks & Alnico Golds. Others have original vintage Greenbacks.

7 - Voodoo Custom Modified Marshall 1959. This amp was in rough shape when we first received it as it had been badly Modified several times. We stripped the amp & installed a hand-wired board & with a Custom Circuit designed for Joe's playing style.

Special thanks to Joe Perry, Joe's Guitar Tech Marco Moir, Johnny B, Bobby Schneck, Greg Howard & crew! Photo credit to Marco Moir

"If you have any questions or comments please feel free to list them below & I will respond as time allows. As always please feel free to share as you like & don't forget to do a kindness for someone along the way today." - Trace Davis, President / Founder - Voodoo Amps





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Please helps us welcome the amazing Frank Hannon of Tesla to the Voodoo Family. Please feel free to share with friends & don't forget to do a kindness for someone along the way today - Trace Davis, President / Founder

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Trace Davis Interview! - "This is the 1st audio interview I've done in several years & we covered a great deal including how I got started, life on the road, my design philosophies, amps, life & so much more." The interview is approximately 1.5 hours long so grab a coffee or beverage of choice & let us know what you think! Special thanks to Larry Milburn of Roadie Free Radio!

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We would like to honor the incredible men & women who responded & those who assisted during 9/11 as well the events that followed. Let us remember those lost their lives as well as those who lost friends & family members. Please do a kindness for someone along the way today. - Trace Davis, President / Founder

 



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From Lane Sparber's Facebook Post - "Here’s a shot of me with one of the BEST “bosses” I’ve EVER had: Mr. Trace Davis of (Voodoo Amps) where I’m an authorized warranty/repair center. When you work for great people, it makes you and your work greater. Thanks for everything, Trace!!!" #voodooamps #voodooampsmodified #amptech #tubeamps #amprepair


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"Happy Monday gang! It was 1 year ago yesterday that Cindy passed & we wanted to thank everyone who messaged us. It means a great deal to me personally & I cannot than you enough, truly. On brighter news, it looks like it will be 50 degrees which is a heat-wave for us. We are working away & hope you all have an amazing day!" - Trace Davis, President / Founder [more]
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