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Bringing A Blackface Bassman In From The Cold

November 15, 2011
While the Bassman was designed for amplifying a bass guitar, most players today use them for guitar, since these amps are able to get a nice overdriven tone at a somewhat useable volume.
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Traynor YBA300 Bass Amplifier and TC810 Bass Cab Reviews

November 15, 2011
Traynor amps are prized by their fans for their heady, punchy cleans and ample volume.
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Tweaking a Silvertone 1484

October 18, 2011
The reverb and tremolo work fairly well, but could be stronger. Do you have any suggestions for making this amp all it can be?
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Factory Tour: How to Build a Fender Handwired Amp

October 5, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California at the Fender Amps Factory. In this video we get to follow a Fender Eric Clapton Amp from start to finish. Watch our video demo of all three Eric Clapton signature amps here.
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1966 Fender Telecaster and 1969 Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp

April 19, 2011
By 1966, the Telecaster had changed considerably from its early ’50s incarnation, while still retaining the same basic layout and function.
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Video Review - Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head & 2x12 Cab

April 19, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks and plays through his latest review -- Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head & 2x12 Cabinet.
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Souping Up a Bassman 10

November 16, 2010
Some easy tricks to make a sweet Fender Bassman super
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1959 Ampeg Jet

November 16, 2010
An example of Ampeg''s move to more understated cosmetics in 1958
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3rd Power Amplification American Dream 1x12 Combo Amp Review

October 20, 2010
American-made combo with "blackface" and "brownface" channels
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More Twin-Taming Techniques

September 21, 2010
Digging deeper into impedance issues and capacitor leakage
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Line 6 Spider Valve MKII 1x12 Combo Amp Review

September 3, 2010
Line 6 continues to hone their digitally-designed, tube-powered amp models while attempting to pack even more effects into the latest incarnation of the Spider Valve line.
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Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

August 17, 2010
History and value of the Ampeg Portaflex
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Mesa/Boogie 2010 Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier Amp Review

August 13, 2010
Mesa/Boogie redesigned the Dual Rectifier this year with a new Multi-Watt feature and loads of other goodies.
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Mesa/Boogie Mark V Amp Review

April 15, 2010
Mesa/Boogie''s latest takes feature-packed to a new level
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Gibson's Western Frontier: The 1955 - 1958 GA-70 Amplifier

April 15, 2010
Is the Gibson GA-70 the coolest vintage amp of all time?
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Egnater Renegade Amp Review

March 11, 2010
The Renegade keeps Egnater''s signature feature sets and affordable pricing while moving them into a higher-gain package.
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Load Boxes and Pulling Twin Power Tubes

March 11, 2010
Looking for a simple, inexpensive load box? Make your own.
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Biasing a Bassman

February 11, 2010
Changing the tubes on a pawnshop Bassman 50 - which to get and how to bias?
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CAN YOU TURN THAT THING DOWN?

January 14, 2010
Getting great Fender Twin Reverb tone at volumes that won''t kill your ears
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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