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Recapping A Vintage Gibson GA-79RTV Stereo Combo

May 11, 2012
The Gibson GA-79RVT is pretty cool—a true stereo amp with two discrete output stages, each feeding a 10" speaker.
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Video Review - Orange Amps OR50H

May 11, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of Orange Amps' OR50 guitar amplifier head. http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Jun/Orange_OR50H_Reissue_Amp_Review.aspx
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VHT Special 12/20 RT Amp Review

March 26, 2012
This little beast offers much more tweakability than the vintage Fenders it’s based on.
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CEC Amplification Toll-Free Express Amp Review

December 20, 2011
The Express is Wildenradt’s answer for the travelling musician who likes a little kick and growl from an amp, no matter how small.
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Tube Talk

December 20, 2011
If you’re new to the world of power tubes and their respective sounds, lets begin with a crash course in two of the most popular power tubes—6L6s and EL34s.
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Video Review - Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100

November 17, 2011
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 guitar amplifier that was a November 2011 Web Exclusive review, which can be read online, in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Mesa_Boogie_Royal_Atlantic_RA_100_Amp_Review.aspx.
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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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DV Mark DV40 212 Amp Review

September 20, 2011
While the DV40 pumps out tones that run a wide gamut, it regularly—and impressively—evoked at least four of my favorite tones: a 1980s Jim Kelley combo, Ty Tabor’s Gretchen Goes to Nebraska tones, Sheer Heart Attack-era Brian May saturation and sustain, and the sounds of a cranked ’70s Orange OR120.
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Ampeg Lee Jackson VL502

September 20, 2011
The Ampeg VL502, along with all the amps in the VL Series, was designed by amp guru Lee Jackson.
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3rd Power Amplification British Dream Amp Review

June 14, 2011
The combo features ''59 AC and ''68 Plexi channels.
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Jackson Ampworks Britain 3 Amp Review

February 24, 2011
The 12/25/50-watt head packs dual EL34s and dual EL84s into a compact, versatile, and stylish British-flavored head.
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Line 6 DT50 112 Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Without scores of onboard digital effects, the DT50s ostensibly offer a simpler path to classic, authentic tube tones, response, and feel— everything from clean Fender and Vox flavors to high-gain Marshall tones.
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Diamond Amplification Positron Amp Head Review

November 16, 2010
A class A tube head with simple features and portability that''s both low-watt and loud
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Diezel Schmidt Amp Review

November 12, 2010
Blending vintage class-A British tones with modern feel in a heavy, rugged package
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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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Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead Amp Review

July 20, 2010
The Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead is backed with versatile tones that are easy to use
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Port City Sahana Amp Head and Wave 2x12 Cab Review

July 20, 2010
The Sahana is an EL34-flavored amp with great midrange rock tones.
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Wallace Abaddon Amp Review

July 7, 2010
Wallace''s Abaddon is a classic Marshall-flavored head that can be pushed into more modern territory
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Matchless Avalon 35 1x12 Combo Amp Review

June 16, 2010
Matchless'' Avalon incorporates partial PC-board construction for more affordable boutique sound
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Video Review - Matchless Amplifiers Avalon 35

June 16, 2010
PG's Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond walks us through his latest review of the Matchless Amplifiers Avalon 35, which is featured in the July 2010 issue of Premier Guitar.

The Avalon 35 is an EL-34 powered combo that incorporates top-shelf components in a design with partial PC-board construction. In addition, it's loaded with 5-12AX7s, a 5AR4 tube recitifier, and a robust transformer. The cabinet is loaded with a 12" 30 watt Celestion G12H speaker. The front panel controls on the Avalon 35 include Volume, Bass, Treble, Cut, Master Push/Pull, and Reverb.
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