Jon Bloomer at Demos a Texas Heat and Swamp Thang

Jon Bloomer knows a thing or two when it comes to guitar tone. He's been playing since he was 12 years old, and since 2007 he's been the brains behind, a website that is loaded with everything a guitar enthusiast loves. This video features one of our most popular combinations of classic American tones, the Texas Heat and Swamp Thang, both from our Patriot Series of guitar speakers. "In this demo I loaded an Eminence Texas Heat and an Eminence Swamp Thang speaker into my Blackstar HTV-212 Cab and setup a single Audix i5 on each speaker. There are two rhythm tracks panned 50% left and right (Texas Heat on the left) and then 2 lead tracks which alternate and I have made it clear in the video which speaker is being used when by switching the title and speaker graphic. " "The Texas Heat is a little darker than the Swamp Thang and creates some great Eric Johnson style lead tones. The Swamp Thang breaks up nicely when you play hard and has a little more presence and as you can hear combined they are a perfect match for a great rhythm tone." - Jon Bloomer | Check out more of Jon's great posts at