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Sacramento, CA -- 16 October 2012 Fargen Amplification announced today it has expanded its leading boutique tube amplifier line with the introduction of the Micro Plex, at an entry-level price.


The Micro Plex is a Class A, handwired tube amplifier that offers a versatile range of classic rock tones – from “The Wind Cries Mary” to “Back in Black”. It features a 5 Watt Class A design, with push--‐pull gain and tone shift modes. It’s circuit is similar to that of the Fargen Mini Plex MKII, but in a slightly smaller footprint measuring 16.5 x 9 x 7 inches. Priced at $999 MSRP, the Micro Plex is Fargen’s first production amp available at an entry--‐level boutique price point.

“Players looking to upgrade to the boutique market can grab the Micro Plex’s top--‐shelf tone, at a non--‐ boutique price” says Ben Fargen, founder and CEO. “And boutique customers looking for a compact amp will find a lot of tone in this package. Think of this as the little brother to the Mini Plex; it is a wonderful way to capture your rock vibe.”

The Micro Plex is an amp that retailers can offer in their mix, providing customers with an exciting alternative at an attractive price. It is available for shipment immediately with the 2012 holiday season in mind. Fargen with have this amp, along with its complete line of amps and Sonic Edge pedals, at the upcoming Winter NAMM show, booth 2595.

Ben founded Fargen Amplification in 1998, which has become a thriving boutique company that ships custom--‐built amplifiers to discerning players across the globe. Ben launched the Sonic Edge brand in 2010 to began a line of boutique guitar effects. Ben has developed a reputation as one of the top engineers and visionaries in the amplifier space. He also provides world tour and studio amp support to many of the world’s most celebrated guitarists including Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and in fact, designed Steve’s Legacy II amplifier that was launched by Carvin in January 2009.

Fargen’s current dealer/distributor list can be found at www.sonicedgeinc.com/dealers and dealer inquiries are welcome.

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