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Class A

Supro Saturn Reverb Review

March 23, 2015
The smallest of the new-school Supros isn’t based on a vintage model, but it nails that punky, budget-box attitude.
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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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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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How Tube Amps Work

July 15, 2013
From voltage conversion to capacitors, pentodes, and class A operation, we demystify the basics of tube-amp functionality.
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Fargen Unveils Townhouse Micro-Sized Amp

July 2, 2013
Fargen expands their micro-sized series with the Townhouse.
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Rivera Amplification Announces Venus 3

February 26, 2013
Rivera Amplification releases the Venus 3–a Class A, 15-watt amp powered by a pair of 6V6 tubes.
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Brunetti Singleman Amp Review

October 8, 2012
An excellent tribute to blackface Fenders in terms of tonality, Brunetti''s Singleman also features classy looks, roadworthy build quality, and a very reasonable price.
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Marshall JMP-1C 50th Anniversary Combo Amp Review

October 1, 2012
The JMP-1C is perfect for home recordists looking to add the coveted JMP growl and attack to their tracks, collectors looking for a usable and user-friendly piece of Marshall history, and those who are want the Super Lead sound back after putting their 100-watt heads in storage years ago.
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Tweaking a Crate V33

February 10, 2012
Turning a Crate V33 2x12 combo into a more powerful little tone machine.
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Tony Bruno Custom Amps Underground Custom Amp Review

March 15, 2011
The Underground Custom is an evolution of the Underground 30 that incorporates different capacitors and resistors, adds a Mid control, and includes a negative feedback loop that re-voices the amp significantly.
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Demystifying the Master Volume

July 20, 2010
What are the sonic differences between master-volume and non-master-volume amps
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Video Review - Jaguar Amplification Junior

April 15, 2010
PG's Pat Smith takes us through his review of the new Jaguar Amplification Junior combo (the full review can be found in the May issue of Premier Guitar magazine).

The Jaguar Junior is a 17 watt class A amplifier and is loaded with 2-12AX7 preamp tubes, 2-EL84 and 1-GZ34 power tubes. It is a single channel amp with high and low inputs. The controls are simplistic and basic -- Master Volume, Volume and Tone. In the back of the amp there is a pentode and triode switch that enables the guitarist to dial back the amp to 7 watts. The over-sized cabinet is packed with a single Customized Celestion G12H Anniversary speaker and the whole package weighs about 45 lbs.

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Fender '57 Champ Amp Review

December 17, 2009
Fender''s ''57 Champ reissue is five snarling watts based on the 5F1 circuit
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Cicognani Brutus Live and 2x12 DP Cab Review

January 15, 2009
Cicognani Brutus Live offers unique tones from Italy
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