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EL84

NAMM '13 - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Combo Demo

February 26, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the Hughes & Kettner booth. In this segment, we get to learn about Hughes & Kettner's newest guitar amplifier -- the TubeMeister 36 Combo.
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Review Demo - Nace Amps M1-18R Combo

January 18, 2013
Read the entire review online for free, here.
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Nace M1-18R Amp Review

January 9, 2013
Though the Nace M1-18R will exceed the budget of most casual players, it verges on being a work of art and can be a dangerous weapon in the studio and small-to-medium sized stages.
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Analog Outfitters Sarge Amp Review

September 11, 2012
The Sarge amp is a 15-watt, EL84-powered circuit that uses vintage Hammond organ transformers and a Fender Deluxe-style tone stack.
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Hovercraft Dwarvenaut 20 and Andromeda KT88 Amplifier Review

August 29, 2012
The Dwarvenaut 20 and the Andromeda KT88 are built—or rebuilt—to achieve tones from the most hallowed names in stoner and doom rock.
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Champions of Chime: The EL84 Roundup

July 9, 2012
Three studio pros test nine EL84-powered amps in the 15-watt ballpark.
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Jackson Ampworks Newcastle Amp Review

May 11, 2012
This amp has amazing synergy with whatever you plug in to it, giving your fingers and axe power to take you from muted, complex jazz tones to perfect ’70s crunch and everything in between.
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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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Dr. Z Maz 8 Studio Amp Review

March 9, 2012
While some companies have been around longer, Dr. Z is arguably one of the kingpins of boutique amplification. The Cleveland, Ohio, amp builder has some seriously heavyweight customers, including
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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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Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five Amp Review

January 10, 2012
Despite its tiny size, the Mini demonstrates why the Recto sound has endured through waves of musical trends and fads.
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Video Review - Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five

January 2, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five amplifier that is featured in the February 2012 issue, which is also available to be read online for free, here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Mesa_Boogie_Mini_Rectifier_Twenty_Five_Amp_Review.aspx.
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Venturing Inside A Vintage Carlsbro

December 20, 2011
Carlsbro amps were built in Nottingham, England, and seem to be more rare in the USA than any other British amp.
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Gabriel Stinger Amp Review

November 1, 2011
The Stinger is a point-to-point, seven-watt beast with switchable EL84 and 6V6 power tubes for instant metaphorical leaps across the Atlantic.
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Orange Dark Terror Amp Review

October 18, 2011
Forbiddingly dubbed the Dark Terror, Orange’s newest low-power amp builds upon its predecessor’s winning recipe, while piling on heaps of molten gain and smoking overdrive that can stretch your notions of just how huge tiny can get.
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Video Review - Orange Dark Terror

October 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Orange Dark Terror amplifier. You can read Jordan's full print review for free in its entirety online -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Orange_Dark_Terror_Amp_Review.aspx.
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Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 Amp Review

September 20, 2011
The EL84-powered TubeMeister 18 marks an interesting deviation from the company’s usual medium-to high-wattage fare.
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Video Review - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18

September 12, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner reviews the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 head in the October 2011 print issue. You can read the entire written review online, here --
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Video Review - Crimsontone Amps SE mini

August 17, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Crimsontone Amps SE mini. The full print review can be found in the September issue of Premier Guitar or online here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Crimsontone_SE_Mini_Amp_....
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Crimsontone SE Mini Amp Review

August 16, 2011
The single-ended, all-tube head is powered by a Sovtek EL84 coupled to a JJ ECC803 preamp tube and a Mercury Magnetics GA5-P power transformer for a maximum of four watts.
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