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Orange OR50H Reissue Amp Review

May 11, 2012
Based on the legendary Pics Only amp, the OR50H is one of the most versatile Oranges ever—an amp that delivers a wide range of sounds in addition to the muscle and headroom typically associated with the brand.
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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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