SOURCE: Budda Amplification

July 10, 2006 08:00 ET

Budda Amplification Performs on "Rock Star: Supernova" Reality Show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Budda Amplification announced today that their award winning Superdrive Series II amplifier was chosen as the official guitar amplifier for contestants on Tommy Lee's "Rock Star: Supernova" Reality Show. It's frequently said, "every overnight sensation has been ten years in the making," and while the name Budda Amplification might seem new to some, those in the know have been watching Budda become the essential link to the new voice of rock and roll.

"Rock Star" Musical Director, Clyde Lieberman, selected the Budda Superdrive Series II amplifier for its versatility, simplicity, modern look, and exceptional rock tone. With the many diverse styles the performers bring to the stage, the show demands an amp that can faithfully re-create those sounds and still allow the performers an opportunity to express their own individuality.

Scot Sier, President of Budda Amplification, states, "We have always attracted performers with attitude, those who are confident with their playing and know what they want to sound like. That's why the Superdrive Series II is an ideal fit for the 'Rock Star: Supernova' show."

Budda's relationship with "Rock Star: Supernova" began when Rafael Moreira, lead guitarist for the "Rock Star" House Band, expressed an interest in Budda amps at the annual music trade show in Anaheim, CA. Rafael, fresh off the "Pink" tour, heard the Superdrive Series II amplifier and was impressed by the unique quality of the sound and the responsiveness of the amp. After some initial experimentation, Rafael and House Band rhythm guitarist Jim McGorman agreed that the Superdrive was the perfect amp for all contestants who play guitar on the show.

Budda's relationship with the guitarists on the "Rock Star: Supernova" series, along with a long list of Grammy award winning artists and producers, continues to re-define the future of rock. Budda Amplification invites all musicians to check out the Superdrive Series II line of amplifiers and bring some attitude to your style.

Founded in 1995, Budda Amplification has matured into a successful amplifier manufacturing company based in San Francisco, California. The American, handmade, Budda amps are venerated by today's leading artists and producers. The unique one-of-a-kind sound, look, reliability, and roadworthiness led to Budda's participation in CBS's popular "Rock Star" series. For more information about Budda Amplification, visit their website at

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