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June 29, 1999 | RICK HOLGUIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando Valley area has long been home to makers of quality guitar amplifiers. But now an upstart company is changing the rules of the game by inserting a computer chip into the heart of its amps. Line 6 Inc. has turned heads in the industry by using a computer chip and digital modeling to enable a single amplifier to emulate the signature sounds of more than a dozen amps, including Marshall and Fender amps that derive their classic sound from the use of old-fashioned vacuum tubes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999 | RICK HOLGUIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando Valley area has long been home to makers of quality guitar amplifiers. But now an upstart company is changing the rules of the game by inserting a computer chip into the heart of its amps. Line 6 Inc. has turned heads in the industry by using a computer chip and digital modeling to enable a single amplifier to emulate the signature sounds of more than a dozen amps, including Marshall and Fender amps that derive their classic sound from the use of old-fashioned vacuum tubes.
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October 20, 2002 | James Flanigan
Philip Linssen, co-owner and manager of the San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa, always figured that a few outside players could have a big effect on his small business: the local banker and maybe Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. But now, he has another name to add to that list: Osama bin Laden. The awful truth is that terrorism is becoming a permanent factor in the U.S. and world economies. The terrorist bombing that just killed more than 180 people in Bali, Indonesia, drove that point home.
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February 17, 2000 | MICHAEL P. LUCAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The digital revolution has made Thousand Oaks-based Line6 Inc. a hit performer in an intriguing new music industry category: "smart" guitar amplifiers that, among other things, can turn a country musician into a heavy metal performer with the twist of a few knobs. Technically known as digital modeling amplifiers--and resembling oversized stereo speakers--the high-tech devices were introduced three years ago by Line6, then a high-tech start-up.
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