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Blackstar Artist 15 Review

May 6, 2016
This stealthy, streamlined 15-watter sings from both sides of the Atlantic.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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NAMM '16 - Bogner Goldfinger 54 Phi Demo

February 15, 2016
Check out Reinhold Bogner's new head that can switch between 6L6 and 6V6 power tubes.
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Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
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NAMM '16 - Blackstar Amplification Artist 15 and ID: Core 150 Demos

February 3, 2016
Get a taste of what the 6L6-powered, 1x12 combo and how the UK-brand juiced up their beloved practice line of amps for the stage.
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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

July 2, 2015
Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic traits is essential reading.
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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Musikmesse '15 - Gurus Amps Tritone and 5015 Demos

May 15, 2015
Check out two new 6L6-powered heads that feature a three-way "sexytone" voicing control.
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Musikmesse '15 - Randall Amplifiers Thrasher 50 and EOD 88 Demos

May 13, 2015
The US Music brand unleashes two more devastatingly heavy heads.
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Dr. Z Unveils the Z-LUX

May 11, 2015
The company's latest box-of-rock delivers that big, warm vintage tone of a handwired, tube amp.
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NAMM '15 - Fryette Amplification Aether, Valvulator GP:DI, & Power Station Demos

February 6, 2015
See and hear the company's new combo—with preamp and power amps housed in separate chassis to reduce hum and noise—that is loaded with 6L6s and has reverb and tremolo.
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NAMM '15 - Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKIII Demo

January 24, 2015
The German company adds another model to their signature line of versatile amps.
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ValveTrain Brandywine Review

December 29, 2014
Inspired by vintage American studio bass amps, the Brandywine packs enough punch to get you tone-drunk.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Jackson Ampworks Fullerton, Bakersfield, Britain 30, and McFly Demos

August 15, 2014
The Fort Worth crew unleash four new '50s- and '60s-inspired heads.
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Louis Electric Amplifiers Releases the Black Line Series of Amps

July 31, 2014
The Black Line is the result of requests from longstanding customers to build a “black line” series to emulate the beautiful sounds of the pre-CBS blackface amplifiers.
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Summer NAMM '14 - ValveTrain Charleston HP and Brandywine Demos

July 30, 2014
See and hear demos of VT's new bass amp head and a head derived from the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe circuit.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Devilcat Amplifiers Jimmy Jr & CMG Guitars Bubba Blue Demos

July 23, 2014
See and hear a new 6L6-powered combo and sexy singlecut solidbody in action.
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Boom Boxes: 5 Amps That Define the Music We Hear—and the Gear We Play

July 3, 2014
These game-changing amplifiers helped create the sounds of rock ’n’ roll.
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Dr. Z Amps Introduces the Therapy

June 27, 2014
A modern spin on a 6L6-based design.
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Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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