After earning raves from players and critics alike for the tone, feel and flexibility of its first series of digital guitar amps, the DG80-112 and the DG100-212, Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Guitars, unveils the DG60-112. This latest addition to the flock makes top-flight tone more affordable than ever before and opens up the power of digital modeling to working musicians, students, studio rats and beyond.
"This simple, digital guitar amp is perfect for budget-minded guitarists who want to achieve the same killer tone as our DG80 without the bells and whistles at an affordable price," states Gary Cook, product manager, Guitars.
Versatility is the name of the game with the DG60-112-you'd need a vanload of conventional amps to even come close to the sonic flexibility of this ultra-portable, capable combo. The DG60-112 is equipped with two independent channels, and each offers a choice between eight amp models designed to dish out the full spectrum of classic and cutting-edge tones needed by today's pro player. The models are created with the same acclaimed ECM (Electronic Circuit Modeling) technology found in the earlier DG amps, which are noted for their tube-like tone and realistic feel.
The DG60-112 packs it in when it comes to sonic horsepower. The combo puts out 60 watts into a single 12-in. Eminence speaker that has the powerful, punchy sound and versatility needed to bring the DG60-112's wide range of killer tones to life, both on stage and in the studio.
Other key features include Yamaha's specially designed digital "Spring Reverb," which gives the DG60-112 a sparkle of authentic vintage flavor; Speaker Simulation, which can be activated separately for each channel (ideal for direct recording); and an Effects Send and Return with a Blend knob, which lets users add external effects without disrupting the DG60-112's core tone. This is a feature normally reserved for amps costing much, much more. There is also a headphone jack designed for silent late-night practicing.
Combo Group marketing manager, David Bergstrom, notes, "The DG60 will make Yamaha digital-amplifier technology available to a wider segment of the guitar-playing market. You can trust the technology from Yamaha."