Amp Crank!

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Something for Guitarists and Bassists…

Laney Amplification has been a longtime supporter of metal4africa and has provided us with kick-ass backline since our first event in June, 2007. Now we are privileged to be able to take that partnership up one level.


Amp Crank is a free workshop inviting all guitarists and bassists (over 18, unfortunately) to meet together at the Eye Of Horus pub for an insight into the practical aspects of solid state versus valve technology – something which still remains a mystery to many!

Additionally, for those who have the courage, members of the public are invited to try out some of these top-of-the-line amplifiers, used by the likes of Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Mattias ‘IA’ Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) and Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath), which will be onsite for the workshop.

Presenters will be Francois ‘Flapper’ Pretorius and Patrick Davidson of Mind Assault. Bassist to be announced.

DATE: 18 July, 2009

TIME: 14:00 till 17:00 (presentation at 14:00, Q&A + tryouts till 17:00)

VENUE: Eye Of Horus pub and restaurant

ADDRESS: Corner of Raglan & John Merriman Street, Bellville (behind M-Kem Pharmacy)

COST: Free Entrance – cash bar trading throughout.

Also on 18 July will be the Shredder Showdown, taking the night time slot at Eye Of Horus. Make a day of it and come see some of Cape Towns top lead guitarists battle it out, also fuelled by Laney Amplification.