A FOH stage hand sent out a couple pictures of Chris Stapleton's live rig on May 27, 2016 in Simpsonville, SC at the Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre. The stage setup clearly matches the setup seen in various videos around the web from early-2016 shows. In the picture, you can clearly see two AmpRx BrownBox's behind his amps, supplying their power.more
right under his Reeves amp on Hiland's gear page you will see a section prefaced with the phrase "Like many guitar players, Johnny is always on the hunt for new effects to enhance his tone. Here is some new gear Johnny has been checking out, as well as the effects that are used on his pedalboards." The second thing on the list is the AmpRX brownbox which ic na only assume he's using with vintage amps in the studio since that's what its for. He may be using it for a van halen brown-out effect toowhere the amp is receiving really low voltages.more
in the USA line votlages have gone up, up up.... not only is this hard on your vintage amp, it also is causing it to run incorrectly. You're not hearing it the way it was designed to sound. Youc an pull a van halen and run a variac, but theyc an be costly, they're heavy as hell and if someone accidentally bumps the voltage up while you're playing you'll fry your amp for good... the BrownBox handles the job of slight line voltage reduction. it has a few settigns getting all the way down into EVH 'sponge out' turf. This device works rally well. I would endorse it. Set and forget. Not too heavy. Well built. Reliable. Safe.