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Guitar Gear Review: Celestion V-Type 70 Watt Speaker

Guitar Gear Review: Celestion V-Type 70 Watt Speaker

Celestion says the V-Type “produces a heady, exciting modern vintage sound that just makes you want to keep on playing.”  You saw a brief mention of the V-Type in my earlier evaluation of the Celestion A-Type 50 Watt Speaker.  At one point, the V-Type and the A-Type were in a stereo config X pattern in a 4×12.  Two V-Type speakers together on one channel, and the pair of A-Type on another.  The V-Type were also in a 2×12 open back cab.

Right away, the V-Type stood my up and hit me in the chest with a distinctive authority.  It’s a nice full-sounding speaker with a little more lower-mid girth than the A-Type, for example.  A little more roar, if you will.  Could be it has to do with a bit of a dip in the mids around 1.5 kHz or the slightly elevated headroom.

The V-Type is in the same $99 price range as the A-Type, making them attractive to guitarists wanting to branch out a little.  Thankfully, there’s a much sound packed in here as a higher-priced selection.  And in 8Ω and 16Ω options.

Celestion V-Type Tone Graph
Celestion V-Type Tone Graph

During the time that the V-Type speakers were being evaluated, several guitars and even more pickups were used for testing.  Double hum, hum-single-single, a P-90, and even all singles.  Voiced from classic and vintage to modern and progressive tones.  For a little more fun, I’d also run the cab along with a cab loaded with G12-65s – which share a similar dip around 1.5kHz.

I really like how the V-Type delivers a firmly percussive yet slightly primal grunt toward the lower end when hitting the big chords on a dirty amp setting.  The highs are deliberate and have some open airy cut, but they aren’t shrill or brittle while doing so.

For the inevitable comparison to the A-Type, it’s as if the V-Type has a shift toward the lower mids and the A-Type slants toward the upper mids.  Along with the A-Type’s slightly stringer focus in the highs, both speakers make for a really nice match in a 2×12 or a 4×12.  When together like that, the combination seems to present a stronger sonic footprint in the room.  The pairing also yields a smidge more harmonic content.

Watch Pete Thorn demonstrate the V-Type’s range:

How about some specs:

V-Type Specs
Speaker Size:  12″
Voice Coil:  1.75″
Magnet:  31 oz Ceramic
Power Handling:  70 W
Resonance:  75 Hz
Sensitivity:  98 dB

For reference, this evaluation was conducted with a Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II XL+ through a Carvin DCM200Lpower amp.  Cabs are a Peavey 6505 4×12 closed-back and a Mojotone Slammins 2×12 open-back.

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Darth Phineas is a long time music industry insider who provides his readers with unbiased reviews on musical instrument and guitar gear. You can read more of his reviews and check out industry news on his Facebook community Darth Phineas, Twitter or his website is darthphineas.com

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Rick’s Cabaret New York Celebrated Its 14th Anniversary In The Big Apple With Vip Party

Rick’s Cabaret New York Celebrated Its 14th Anniversary In The Big Apple With Vip Party

Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club famous for its beautiful entertainers and warm hospitality, celebrated its 14th Anniversary with a non-stop party spanning the club’s luxurious three floors and Roof Top Cigar Lounge.

Over 100 entertainers performed for the packed house of VIPs. “There were beautiful girls everywhere you looked,” said Rick’s Cabaret girl Fiona. “The champagne was flowing—it was a wonderful party!”

Rick’s Cabaret girl Monica added, “And don’t forget the great food that Chef Jayson Margulies prepared. I even had some of the anniversary cake. I never eat sweets, but I just couldn’t resist.”

Rick’s Cabaret New York is the club of choice for a diverse clientele including business professionals, numerous celebrities, and pro athletes from all the major sports. It is not unusual to see a sports star or celebrity sitting in the VIP balcony lounge or having a late night dinner in the Rick’s Steakhouse.

Rick’s Cabaret New York
50 West 33rd Street
*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed
*** Over 100 Entertainers Daily
*** Three Floors of Luxury
*** VIP Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes
*** Rick’s Steakhouse, Open Late
*** Businessmen’s Lunch Special

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AB InBev pours $321M into Craft Brew Buyout

Beer behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay $16.50 per share for the remaining 68.8% it does not already hold in Craft Brew Alliance, a Portland, OR-based craft beer group that owns local brands spanning the US, including Kona Brewing, Omission Brewing, Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Redhook Brewery.

The deal, which values Craft Brew at about $321 million, marks a reversal from August, when AB InBev declined an option to purchase the rest of Craft Brew for $24.50 per share. Founded in 2008 via the merger of Seattle’s Redhook and Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing, Craft Brew is the seventh-largest craft brewing company in the US, per its website.

The acquisition underlines Belgium-based AB InBev’s long-time strategy of craft brewery buyouts, a tendency toward consolidation that’s championed by 3G Capital, the Brazilian private equity firm that helped coordinate Anheuser-Busch’s takeover of InBev in 2008. More recently, the combined AB InBev has grappled with changing consumer preference. That includes a push into malt beverage markets, including alcoholic seltzers, amid waning demand for heavy lagers.

Shares of Craft Brew (Nasdaq: BREW) bubbled over on Tuesday, finishing the day trading at $16.23 apiece, up 121% from the previous close.

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Fresh Hops Sent to Korea For Brewing in Just One Day

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a leading global hop supplier, recently exported the largest shipment of freshly harvested hops from the Pacific Northwest to South Korea in just one day for the first time in brewing history.

Providing brewers on the other side of the globe with access to hops in their purest form is a huge milestone for the industry. With a mission to connect brewers worldwide with multi-generational family farms, YCH is focused on building strategic partnerships to increase the accessibility of hops for brewers everywhere.

The hops were used to brew fresh hop ales by three Seoul breweries and were released last month.

Because Fresh Hops are a highly perishable product that must be delivered from bine to brewer in 36 hours, they are typically purchased by breweries located closer to the source, which are the hop farms of the Pacific Northwest where 75% of the nation’s hops are grown. Even American breweries face logistical challenges such as timing and brewing schedule coordination, making fresh hop ales a difficult beer to brew and a highly sought-after style.

That didn’t stop Yakima Chief Hops. Thanks to the YCH sales and logistics staff, the Washington State Department of Agriculture International Marketing team and Plant Services Program; Korean distributor, Brew Source International; and hop breeding partner, Yakima Chief Ranches, 720 pounds of Mosaic® and Ahtanum® brand Fresh Hops were successfully delivered to South Korea in one day.

The Fresh Hops traveled 5,345 miles to Seoul Brewery, Amazing Brewery and Playground Brewery, undergoing export inspections and adhering to strict customs requirements.

“When Jim Lambert, YCH Asia Sales Representative, originally proposed the idea, I really felt the energy,” says Tyler Shearn, Import Export Manager at Yakima Chief Hops. “It proved to be quite challenging, requiring months of preparation, attention to detail, and collaboration. At YCH, we’re encouraged to look past challenges and put that first foot forward towards progress and continuous improvement.”

Yakima Chief Hops

We are a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier. We are beer lovers and farmers who share a culture of partnership and innovation. We’re a network of passionate farm families drawing on multi-generational experience to support and inspire the future of brewing. From learning to logistics, we’re making it easier for brewers around the world to find new ways to use hops for award-winning results shop.yakimachief.com

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Fresh Hops Sent to Korea For Brewing in Just One Day

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a leading global hop supplier, recently exported the largest shipment of freshly harvested hops from the Pacific Northwest to South Korea in just one day for the first time in brewing history.

Providing brewers on the other side of the globe with access to hops in their purest form is a huge milestone for the industry. With a mission to connect brewers worldwide with multi-generational family farms, YCH is focused on building strategic partnerships to increase the accessibility of hops for brewers everywhere.

The hops were used to brew fresh hop ales by three Seoul breweries and were released last month.

Because Fresh Hops are a highly perishable product that must be delivered from bine to brewer in 36 hours, they are typically purchased by breweries located closer to the source, which are the hop farms of the Pacific Northwest where 75% of the nation’s hops are grown. Even American breweries face logistical challenges such as timing and brewing schedule coordination, making fresh hop ales a difficult beer to brew and a highly sought-after style.

That didn’t stop Yakima Chief Hops. Thanks to the YCH sales and logistics staff, the Washington State Department of Agriculture International Marketing team and Plant Services Program; Korean distributor, Brew Source International; and hop breeding partner, Yakima Chief Ranches, 720 pounds of Mosaic® and Ahtanum® brand Fresh Hops were successfully delivered to South Korea in one day.

The Fresh Hops traveled 5,345 miles to Seoul Brewery, Amazing Brewery and Playground Brewery, undergoing export inspections and adhering to strict customs requirements.

“When Jim Lambert, YCH Asia Sales Representative, originally proposed the idea, I really felt the energy,” says Tyler Shearn, Import Export Manager at Yakima Chief Hops. “It proved to be quite challenging, requiring months of preparation, attention to detail, and collaboration. At YCH, we’re encouraged to look past challenges and put that first foot forward towards progress and continuous improvement.”

Yakima Chief Hops

We are a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier. We are beer lovers and farmers who share a culture of partnership and innovation. We’re a network of passionate farm families drawing on multi-generational experience to support and inspire the future of brewing. From learning to logistics, we’re making it easier for brewers around the world to find new ways to use hops for award-winning results shop.yakimachief.com

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Coors Light and Jonas Brothers Announce a Limited Edition Batch of Brothers’ Favorite Beer

Coors Light and GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers have teamed up to create a limited edition batch of Coors Light that the guys helped to brew. The bottles will feature a custom label that nods to the brothers’ album art and will be available for 21+ fans to purchase in mid-November in select markets.

The release of a limited edition beer is another key moment in Coors Light and Jonas Brothers’ long history of love for each other. This year alone, Joe had Coors Light bottles with custom labels at his wedding and Coors Light and Kevin had a fun cameo in the band’s “Only Human” video.

“We are long-time fans of Coors Light and were really excited to be invited out to the Coors brewery,” said the Jonas Brothers. “We can’t wait for our fans to try the limited edition six-packs of Coors Light that we helped to brew. And it’s pretty amazing that our faces are on the iconic mountains on the bottle.”

During their time in Colorado on their sold out Happiness Begins tour, Jonas Brothers made a dedicated stop at the Coors Brewery in Golden to see where their favorite beer is made and be part of creating their own batch.

“We loved hosting Kevin, Joe and Nick out at the Coors Brewery. It’s exciting to see how they make Coors Light part of their life moments both big and small,” said David Coors, President of AC Golden Brewing.

Coors Light Brewed with the Jonas Brothers will be available in mid-November, while supplies last in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Nashville and Tampa.

About Coors Brewing Company
Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (Coors.com, Facebook.com/CoorsBanquet, YouTube.com/OfficialCoorsBanquet), still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (CoorsLight.com, Facebook.com/CoorsLight, @CoorsLight on Twitter, YouTube.com/CoorsLight) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (KeystoneLight.com, Facebook.com/KeystoneLight) is one the country’s most popular economy beers. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

GRAMMY® is a trademark of the National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

SOURCE Coors Brewing Company

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Next Batman Arkham Game Being Teased

Videogame Roundtable Episode 381: World of Batman

This week’s episode takes a look at the success of World of Warcraft Classic and maybe yet another Batman game. News:

World of Warcraft Classic increases subscription revenue by 223% in August
Grandia 1 and 2 HD remasters get October release date on PC
Next Batman Arkham game being teased

Let us know what you think.

Jonah Falcon is a blogger for TMRzoo.com and GameStooge.com and covers all gaming consoles and platforms including Sony Playstation 3 and PS4, Microsoft XBOX One and XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and computer games designed for Mac OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. Jonah provides his readers with reviews, previews, release dates and up to date gaming industry news, trailers and rumors.

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Switch Could be Getting a Bizarre VR Headset

Videogame Roundtable Episode 380: NBA 2K20 Problems

Jonah goes absolutely off on NBA 2K20, not just on its buggy launch, but it’s decline into microtransactions in the form of Virtual Currency. The news includes:

NBA 2K20 devs “working around the clock’ on patch to address gameplay issues
Civilization VI adds Red Death Battle Royale mode
Switch could be getting a bizarre VR headset

Let us know what you think.

Jonah Falcon is a blogger for TMRzoo.com and GameStooge.com and covers all gaming consoles and platforms including Sony Playstation 3 and PS4, Microsoft XBOX One and XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and computer games designed for Mac OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. Jonah provides his readers with reviews, previews, release dates and up to date gaming industry news, trailers and rumors.

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Rick’s Cabaret New York Girls Welcome The Football Season

Rick’s Cabaret New York Girls Welcome The Football Season

The beautiful Rick’s Cabaret Girls welcome the football season and invite all NFL fans to watch the games with them at the world-famous Rick’s Cabaret New York gentlemen’s club. The three-story club features over 100 dancers performing daily and is known for its warm hospitality, luxurious setting, unmatched VIP treatment, and top-rated Rick’s Steakhouse.

“Enjoy the football games while surrounded by lots and lots of hot babes! You will have an awesome time,” promises Rick’s Cabaret girl Roxanne.

“Hope you like the pics,” cooed Rick’s Cabaret girl Diana, “Come see us and we will celebrate when your team wins, and make you forget if your team doesn’t do so well. Ha!”

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan (50 West 33 Street), Rick’s Cabaret is proud to have earned a number of awards reflecting the finest in world-class entertainment and service. The upscale club is a favorite with business professionals, sports fans, and numerous celebrities.

Rick’s Cabaret New York
50 West 33rd Street
*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed
*** Over 100 Entertainers Daily
*** Three Floors of Luxury
*** VIP Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes
*** Full Menu Rick’s Steakhouse, Open Late
*** Roof Deck Cigar Lounge and Garden
*** Businessmen’s Lunch Special
*** Newly Designed 2nd Floor VIP Lounge

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Rob De Luca Checks In On UFO, Bach Touring, New Spread Eagle Album

Hey everybody, what a fantastic year this has been! Three amazing UFO European tours and next up is USA with SEBASTIAN BACH. Very excited to get back with Baz, Bobby and Brent and do some serious damage!!!

Also, SPREAD EAGLE have finally released our new album “Subway To The Stars” via Frontiers Music SRL. “We are beyond excited to get back into the game of writing, recording, releasing and touring new music. The fans and press seem ecstatic about it and so are we!”.

Check out what the press are saying about “Subway To The Stars”:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR. Rating- 5 OUT OF 5 – Power Chord Podcast.

Contender for ALBUM OF THE YEAR. – The Rockpit Australia.

A hard rock masterclass. They now have two stunning records. Rating- 9 OUT OF 10 – Maximum Volume Music.

Omnipotent, mastery in song composition, appeals to any soul that is attracted to talent. Rating- 8 OUT OF 10 – Ghost Cult Magazine.

TOP 5 August Hard Rock Releases – Ultimate Guitar.

A triumphant return. Rating- 8 OUT OF 10 – CGCM Podcast.

The band’s most convincing album, so far. – Metallus.

As relevant as any defining album of this era. – Fireworks Rock & Metal.

Breathtaking. Welcome to rock n’ roll of the 21st century. Long live Spread Eagle and Frontiers Music. – Rock’n’Reviews.

Check out the new music video for “Sound Of Speed”

Also check out Spread Eagle on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spreadeaglenyc/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/spreadeagleband?sub_confirmation=1
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7zHsOl9ubyE9f0sKiCOfet
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spreadeaglenyc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/spreadeaglenyc/

SEBASTAN BACH TOUR:
8/29/19 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
8/30/19 – Anderson, SC @ Operation Music Festival
8/31/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend (SOLD OUT)
9/02/19 – Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
9/03/19 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s (SOLD OUT)
9/04/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy
9/06/19 – Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater (SOLD OUT)
9/07/19 – New Shoreham, RI @ Ballard’s
9/09/19 – Laconia, NH @ Granite State Music Hall
9/10/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
9/11/19 – Portland, ME @ Aura
9/13/19 – Harrison, OH @ The Blue Note
9/14/19 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (SOLD OUT)
9/15/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9/18/19 – Kansasville, WI @ 1175
9/19/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
9/20/19 – Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
9/21/19 – Dubuque, IA @ Q Casino (SOLD OUT)
9/22/19 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
9/25/19 – NY, NY @ Sony Hall
9/26/19 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL LIve
9/27/19 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
9/28/19 – Waterloo, NY @ The Vine at Del Lago
9/29/19 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s (SOLD OUT)
10/01/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/03/19 – Wichita, KS @ WAVE
10/05/19 – Golden, CO @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
10/06/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

At this point Baz continues on to L.A., but I’ll be jumping off to join the UFO USA tour. I’m unsure who will be coming in on bass…Kevin Chown? Rachel Bolan?

UFO TOUR:
10/9/19 – SF, CA @ Great American Music Hall (Armored Saint support) (SOLD OUT)
10/10/19 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove (Armored Saint support)
10/11/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (Armored Saint support)
10/12/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon (Armored Saint support)
10/14/19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Armored Saint support)
10/15/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pressroom (Last In Line support)
10/17/19 – SA, TX @ Aztec Theatre (Last In Line support)
10/18/19 – Stafford, TX @ RCC (with Blue Oyster Cult)
10/19/19 – Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey Live (with Blue Oyster Cult)
10/21/19 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s (Last In Line support)
10/22/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s (Last In Line support)
10/24/19 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center (Last In Line support)
10/25/19 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater (SOLD OUT)
10/26/19 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater (SOLD OUT)
10/27/19 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel (Last In Line support)
10/29/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s (Last In Line support)
10/30/19 – New York, NY @ Sony Hall (Last In Line support)
10/31/19 – Staten Island, NY @ St George Theater (with Blue Oyster Cult)
11/1/19 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak (with Blue Oyster Cult)
11/2/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun

Kind regards,
Publicity Department
Tompkins Square Station
#20352
New York, NY 10009

https://SpreadEagle.us
https://www.facebook.com/SpreadEagleNYC
https://www.youtube.com/SpreadEagleBand

NEW ALBUM “SUBWAY TO THE STARS” OUT NOW!
get your copy here: https://SpreadEagle.us

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