A little over a year ago I attended my first Summer NAMM show. It was a fun time, and a great deal more laid back than the insanity of the Winter NAMM full-bore batshit fest. I spent some time hanging out at the 3rd Power Amps booth, and it was there I met Andrew Godfrey, a local musician and 3rd Power endorsee, guitarist and singer of the band Navaeh. We kicked around some ideas for doing a Gear Gods feature on the amps, and he gave me a copy of Navaeh’s new EP at the time (And Then… There Was One). I get a lot of music sent to me, and so much of it is crap that I didn’t think much of it. Luckily, it turned out to be a great, solid rock album, and we started up a dialog.
Sometimes, it takes a lot longer for things to come to fruition than you imagine. Fast forward to a year later, and Navaeh is in the studio once again, recording the follow-up (Find A Way, out now) and he finally got a chance to shoot some footage of the Third Power amps in action. The re-amping session for the album was helmed by none other than Demon Hunter‘s Jeremiah Scott, and in this video you get some insight into how the re-amping process works for those unfamiliar, as well as some info on the British Dream amp from 3rd Power. The amp combines the sounds of a Vox AC30 on one channel and a Marshall Plexi on the other.
And here’s what it sounded like when it was done: