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Louis Electric Introduces the Gattone Amp

May 5, 2014
The 35-watt 2x12 combo was designed in tribute to the late Danny Gatton.
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PRS Archon Review

March 13, 2014
Paul Reed Smith enters the heavy rock amp arena with a 100-watt beast.
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NAMM '14 - Peavey Vypyr Pro-100 Demo

March 4, 2014
Pushing their modeling technology further, they advance the amp series by including analog distortion, instrument models, and over 100 effects and amps.
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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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Crimsontone Releases the SE Meany, Scarlet Mini, and Moro

June 17, 2013
Crimsontone announces two new models in their mini line and a 15-watt, EL-84 powered Moro.
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EVH 5150 III 50-Watt Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Fender has once again joined forces with Eddie Van Halen to expand the 5150III amp family. This time the result is a smaller 50-watt version of the master’s signature amp.
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Engl Fireball 100 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Fireball 100 builds upon the simple, no-frills approach established by its 60-watt predecessor.
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Randall Thrasher Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Randall’s all-tube Thrasher amp head is the company’s new flagship—the result of a recently forged partnership with boutique amp guru Mike Fortin.
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Colby Amps Announces dtb50 and dtb100 Amps

April 5, 2013
COLBY Amps, a new line of boutique guitar amplifiers created by accomplished guitarist, amplifier aficionado and industry veteran Mitch Colby and renowned guitarist Jim Weider (The Band), announces the launch of its product line.
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Fargen Amplification Unveils Micro Plex Amp

March 26, 2013
Fargen Amplification announced today it has expanded its line of tube guitar amplifiers with the introduction of the Micro Plex.
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Carr Impala Amp Review

March 11, 2013
Carr’s new Impala is a take on the great blackface incarnation of the Fender Bassman—and like a lot of Carr amps, they’ve taken a great idea and run in some very interesting directions.
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