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TomasZewicz Amplifiers TZZ-15112 Combo Amp Review

October 21, 2009
TomasZewicz delivers classic rock and blues for stage or studio
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Komet 19 Amp Head Review

August 19, 2009
The Komet 19 can be summed up as such: small amp, huge tone.
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Video Review: Vox Night Train NT15H Head

July 22, 2009
Jordan reviews the Vox Night Train head. The Night Train is a single-channel 15 watt head that has a switch for either Pentode (15 watts) or Triode modes (7.5 watts). Another dynamic option is the Bright / Thick switch that accentuates the high-frequency components for a clear, ringing tone (Bright) or bypasses the tone circuit to boost the gain and create a chunkier, heavier sound (Thick). Other features include 2-EL84 power tubes, 2-12AX7 preamp tubes and has knobs for Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Master Volume.

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Pheo Guitars

July 22, 2009
Phil Sylvester is a visual artist, and guitar gear is his medium. Check out his bizarre and beautiful creations.
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VOX Night Train NT15H Head Review

July 22, 2009
The highly-anticipated 15-watt Vox Night Train doesn''t disappoint.
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Diamond Amplification-Spitfire II & Phantom Demos

June 9, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Houston, TX, where he visits the Diamond Amplification factory. In this video segment, we get to hear two of Diamond's flagship heads; Phantom and Spitfire II. The 100-watt Phantom comes with 4-Svetlana Winged C EL34 and 6-12AX7 tubes. In addition, the front panel features two fully independent channels with Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence controls. It also comes with a 2-button footswitch, tube-driven effects loop and a "low focus switch on the rear panel. The low focus switch provides 3 positions low, mid, high. Moving from low to high, the player gets to focus the low end, tailored to his/her needs, with low end increasing relative to the highs allowing for more low end with more focus.
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Backline Engineering Zentone 7 Review

March 17, 2009
The ZenTone 7 packs a number of tones into its 7 watts, alternating between an EL84 and a 6V6
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Orange Tiny Terror Combo Review

March 17, 2009
Orange''s Tiny Terror gets the combo treatment
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Hughes & Kettner Statesman Dual EL84 Combo Review

February 16, 2009
The H&K Statesman packs a bigger punch than you might expect from its size, 20-watts and reasonable price.
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Lone Wolf Outlaw Review

February 16, 2009
A look at Lone Wolf''s dual-channel, EL84-equipped 18-watt head.
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