Scottish rock band Big Country begin their UK tour in Manchester tonight using the new Albion guitar amp range.
Guitarist and founding member Bruce Watson (pictured, left alongside Jamie Watson) first discovered the Albion TCT100H and GLS412 at Kennys Music in Dunfermline and had this to say about the new amps:
"In the past I usually had to use two amps to get the clean/dirty tones I used with Big Country. I have tried a few amps that gave both sounds but always thought it was a compromise as I wouldn't want to use the same eq for both channels.
"The Albion now gives me the flexibility to have separate eq per channel, plus if I want I can have both channels at one time, which is great. Well done to the designers/engineers at Albion – plus they look great."
Albion is officially launched in the UK this month, although some dealers have had access to the brand for a few months. The high quality, traditional valve amps are designed by legendary amp maker Steve Grindrod – once of Vox and Marshall – and manufactured and distributed by IAG using completely custom-designed components.
Big Country is currently celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its debut album The Crossing.
For more info call Chris Fearn at IAG: 07770 875981