Dave Gonzalez of The Paladins explains what it is like to play the Elektra amp.
His personal favourite is the 15" Combo - the model that it all started with.
More videos of Dave Gonzalez and the Paladins can be found on the artists page, where you'll also find their new album that was recorded fully with the Elektra Amplifiers The 185 15" Combo.
Visit our artists page for tonnes of videos of live performances and links to albums recorded with Elektra Amplifiers.
We could tell you how great we think our amps are, but hearing the amplifier in the hands of good players in live and recorded settings tells the story all on its own!
Be sure also to check out Walter Broes' comments on his first real live encounter with the Elektra Amplifiers 15" Combo.
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Elektra Amps on national TV
On may 14th 2017, VPRO Vrije Geluiden aired the interview with Dave Gonzalez and two new songs of the Paladins on Dutch national TV.
Chasing Charlie's Tone with Ray and Michiel
In this vid we explore, together with Ray Nijenhuis, how close the Elektra 185 gets to the original tone of a vintage EH150 & ES150 setup, when combined with a Slaman DS-250 guitar. In the video Ray concludes that the original tone is there completely and that the Elektra Amp has a lot more tunable range than the originals. This video was originally a Facebook live event, so it's long - we didn't leave out any details! Ray Nijenhuis is an expert on Charlie Christian's style and tone.
Also, he recently published a course on Western Swing guitar on Truefire.
Slaman Guitars interviews Elektra Amplifiers
Since we both build instruments from the same era, it seemed like a good idea to get together with Daniel Slaman of Slaman Guitars. What followed was an inspiring meeting that lead to this spontaneous interview, where Mr. Slaman interviews Michiel Helsloot of Elektra Amplifiers Europe.
The voices got very noisy after they got boosted to audible levels. The amplifier tone is unprocessed, exactly as it was recorded during the session.
Where to Try & Buy
Elektra Amplifiers Europe is based in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
Visits by appointment only - send us an email!
Retailers contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dutch Camber of Commerce (KvK) registration no. 61136999
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