weren't any substantial changes in the Guitar Amps Department in 2001,
apart from some price fluctuations and new photography/layouts in the
catalog. The Vai series was building up a fan base, and the MTS
Master Tube Series, Vintage Tube Combos and SX combos continued going
strong. The AG100D was redesigned, and reintroduced as the
AC100D Series II, adding many more effects on two channels.
pictures and prices shown here are from the Fall 2001 catalog.
each picture for a larger version.
The Vai Legacy was
unchanged, but got a new catalog layout for 2001. The Legacy head
remained at it's introductory price of $799.99 (well, OK, it was 4 cents more,
as the "cents" changed from 95 to 99 on all models), as did the
VL412 single stack at $1199.99, and the VL812 double stack at $1699.99.
The Legacy VL212 increased to $969.99, and the C212E extension cabinet
The MTS3212 212 Combo and MTS3200
head (an it's associated stacks) were unchanged, although the prices
had increased. The Combo had a direct price of $699.99, while
the MTS3200 head was $599.99. The MTS412 single stack was
$899.99, and the MTS812 double stack was $1249.99.
The 212 Bel Air and 112 Nomad
Vintage Tube Combos (right) were unchanged. Price on the Bel Air was
$559.99, and the Nomad was priced at $499.99.
The SX Series combos
unchanged, and the SX100 had the same price as the reengineered model of
1997, at $379.99. The SX200 increased slightly to $439.99.
(right) was reengineered and
given the "Series II" badge that had been used on
second-generation Red Line bass amps. The new model was basically
the same as the previous one, but this one had dual 24-bit digital
effects, with 256 different effect (versus 16 on the Series I).
Despite this significant upgrade, the price was only slightly higher, at