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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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Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 5 Amp Review

February 9, 2012
For studio cats that love high gain tones, the Tubemeister 5 is a killer choice.
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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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Two-Rock Exo-15 Amp Review

January 10, 2012
With the new EXO-15, the company focused on capturing that accuracy and transparency in a small, studio-friendly unit.
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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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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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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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Blackstar HT-5R Amp Review

September 20, 2011
Featuring a very cool stereo digital reverb, the amp uses a single ECC83 tube to produce 5 watts of output power.
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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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Blackstar HT-1R Amp Review

May 23, 2011
The HT1-R goes from clean to crunch to a dirty you can really feel in a package small enough to make it all seem impossible.
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Satellite Mudshark Amp Review

May 17, 2011
The Mudshark’s design specs owe a lot to the famed Supro Thunderbolt amplifier from the mid ’60s.
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Dusting Off a Pignose G40V

May 17, 2011
Dear Amp Man, Please write a column about the Pignose G40V. I have not used mine in five years, so I’m curious what’s necessary to get it up and running.
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VHT Special 6 Ultra Amp Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, Jazzy Download Example 2 Clean, Picked Download Example 3 Ultra Channel, Rhythm Clips recorded with a 2008 Fender American Stratocaster (clean) and 1978 Gibson Les
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Video Review - VHT Special 6 Ultra

May 12, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review in the June 2011 issue of Premier Guitar -- the VHT Special 6 Ultra.
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Video Review - Mack Amps GEM 2G

March 17, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Mack Amps GEM 2G head.

If you'd like, the full print review is available here -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Apr/Mack_Amps_Gem_2G_Amp_Rev...
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Nolatone Ampworks Rotten Johnny Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Les Paul dirty rock rhythm tone Download Example 2 Clean Blackface Strat tone Download Example 3 P-90 thick solo tone Clips recorded with an SM57 off-axis
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Burriss Amps Dirty Red Amp Head Review

December 21, 2010
Greasy, gritty, low-wattage fun
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Electroplex Rocket 22 Amp Review

December 21, 2010
Electroplex has jumped back into the fray with the Rocket 22—a 2-channel amp powered by a pair of 6V6 tubes
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1959 Ampeg Jet

November 16, 2010
An example of Ampeg''s move to more understated cosmetics in 1958
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