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Randall Thrasher Amp Review

April 15, 2013
Randall’s all-tube Thrasher amp head is the company’s new flagship—the result of a recently forged partnership with boutique amp guru Mike Fortin.
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Blackstar Blackfire 200 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The Blackfire 200 is Gus G’s signature amplifier, and it unites the extra firepower from the guitarist’s signature HT-Blackfire overdrive pedal with Blackstar’s Series One 200 head.
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Monsters of High Gain 2013

April 15, 2013
We''ve rounded up 7 fire-breathing, high-gain heads by Blackstar, Diezel, Engl, EVH, Marshall, Orange, and Randall.
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Electroplex Announces The Rocket 42

April 9, 2013
Electroplex Amplifiers unveiled the 6V6-powered Rocket 42 at the Guitar Pedal Expo LA 2013 in Van Nuys, CA.
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Colby Amps Announces dtb50 and dtb100 Amps

April 5, 2013
COLBY Amps, a new line of boutique guitar amplifiers created by accomplished guitarist, amplifier aficionado and industry veteran Mitch Colby and renowned guitarist Jim Weider (The Band), announces the launch of its product line.
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Orange Announces New Crush Amps

March 28, 2013
Orange Amplification is extending its Crush amps range with the launch of three new professional level products: the CR60C 60 Watt 1 x 12 Combo, CR120C 120 Watt 2 x 12 Combo and CR120H 120 Watt Head.
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Fargen Amplification Unveils Micro Plex Amp

March 26, 2013
Fargen Amplification announced today it has expanded its line of tube guitar amplifiers with the introduction of the Micro Plex.
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3rd Power Announces Updated British Dream and Dream Solo Amps

March 5, 2013
3rd Power has announced new versions of their British Dream and Dream Solo amplifiers.
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Alex Lifeson Introduces Signature Lerxst Omega Amplifier

March 1, 2013
After working with engineers at Mojotone, Alex Lifeson is putting his name on an exact replica of the custom amplifier used in his guitar rig.
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Fuchs Releases Mantis Jr.

February 19, 2013
Available in both 50- and 100-watt versions, the Mantis Jr. is the latest addition to Fuchs'' Mantis line.
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Ashdown Classic Tube Magnifier CTM-300 Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Capable of delivering clean and responsive to overdriven tones, Ashdown''s CTM-300 is an an all-tube, 300-watt beast that boasts some modern enhancements, while still giving a nod to the amps of old.
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Tweaking a Fender Super 60

December 10, 2012
I have a Fender Super 60 head without tubes and was wondering if there’s any way to modify it to get a JTM45 sound.
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Markbass Big Bang Bass Amplifier Review

November 5, 2012
The recently released Big Bang—a 500-watt, solid-state amp head—represents the next step in Markbass’ continued pursuit of providing full, warm, bass tones from a unit that’s as light and small as possible.
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Egnater Armageddon Amp Review

November 5, 2012
The pairing of Egnater''s Armageddon and AR-412 cab is a fantastic setup for the modern metal guitarist who wants extreme gain, total control, and exceptionally tight delivery.
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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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Nocturne Blondeshell Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Run by Tavo Vega out of his shop in Southern California, Nocturne Amplification is one of the few outfits today specializing in 6G6-B Bassman-based designs.
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1963 Fender Bass VI and 1966 Fender Bassman

June 8, 2012
Cream’s Jack Bruce and The Shadows’ Jet Harris were among those who explored the Bass VI’s soloing capability.
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1968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2

March 9, 2012
A swinging ’60s couple: 1968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2 head and cab. By the mid 1960s, the Stratocaster— Fender’s top model of 1954—had taken a
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1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

January 10, 2012
When the Fender Precision bass was introduced in late 1951, almost immediately it had a dramatic and lasting effect on how music was heard and played.
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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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