Samick Motherlode

December 2014

6L6

NAMM '14 - Randall Amplifiers Ola Englund Satan Demo

February 12, 2014
Randall ups its high-gain game by teaming metal-amp guru Mike Fortin with Swedish chugger Ola Englund to create their newest 120-watt tube head.
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NAMM '14 - 65Amps Whiskey and Producer84 Demos

February 7, 2014
Dan Boul plays and expounds about his newest 6L6- and EL84-powered amps. (Bonus: see a picture of Dan in all his '80s glory.)
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PRS Introduces the Archon Amp

December 17, 2013
This dual-channel, high-gain amp is powered by four 6L6 tubes and six 12AX7 preamp tubes.
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Mesa/Boogie Announces the King Snake

December 10, 2013
This tribute model is an exact replica of the amp Carlos Santana toured with in 1972 and 1973.
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Matchless Thunderman Review

November 18, 2013
The triumphant return of a classic bass amp inspired by another classic bass amp.
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Andrews Spectraverb 40 Review

November 16, 2013
A beautiful, blackface-inspired boutique combo.
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Fender Adds Ramparte to Pawn Shop Special Series of Amps

November 1, 2013
Weighing in at nine watts, the Ramparte is a two-channel amp that is powered by a single 6L6 power tube.
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Devilcat Amps Jimmy Review

September 22, 2013
A burly 50-watt, 1x12 combo, Devilcat Amplifier’s 2-channel, 6L6-powered Jimmy deftly walks the line between operational simplicity and sonic versatility.
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Tone Tips: Tube Talk

September 12, 2013
Electric guitar gets much of its sonic mojo from vacuum tubes. Get the lowdown on those glowing glass bottles and learn how to coax the best sound from your amp.
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Fargen Blackbird VS2 Amp Review

August 2, 2013
The Blackbird draws inspiration from Fender’s blackface era (with much in common with the rare Vibroverb) and is an amazing platform for pedal-heavy rigs.
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