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Modeling

Line 6 Unveils AMPLIFi

January 24, 2014
AMPLIFi is available in a powerful 150-watt model or portable 75-watt version.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Yamaha THR10C Demo

July 30, 2013
Hear a demo of Yamaha's newest model amplifier -- the THR10C.
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Peavey Vypyr VIP 2 Amp Review

July 10, 2013
This latest iteration of the Vypyr line of amps is designed and built to handle electric 6-string, acoustic, and bass guitars.
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Review Demo - Peavey Vypyr VIP 2

June 27, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos Peavey's Vypyr VIP 2 Variable Instrument Performance amplifier.
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Review Demo - Roland Cube 80GX

June 27, 2013
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick demos Roland's new Cube 80gx.
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Roland Cube Lite and Cube Jam App Review

May 14, 2013
Roland leverages the power of mobile devices in an attempt to create a more perfect practice amp.
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Rig Rundown - Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes

April 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago where she catches up with Animals As Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. In this segment, the guys discuss their 8-string guitars, the patches they use on their Axe-FX, and why they still incorporate a traditional amp head and cab into their rigs.
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Roland GA-112 Amp Review

February 4, 2013
Roland’s new 100-watt GA-112 combo provides a blank slate for sculpting sounds, from pristine clean to metal mayhem via a super-simple control set.
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Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review

August 10, 2012
Instead of designing a modeler that is loaded with preprogrammed emulations of the classics, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier lets you create your own models from real amps—the ones that best suit your own playing style.
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Fractal Axe-FX II Preamp FX Processor Review

July 9, 2012
“This thing is the greatest invention ever for electric guitarists,” Dweezil Zappa told Premier Guitar at last year’s LA Amp Show as he gushed over Fractal Audio’s new Axe-Fx
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The Beauty of DI

October 18, 2011
The fact is that modeling software has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years and—in many real-world situations—it can sound even better and be a more suitable choice than traditional amplification.
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Line 6 Pod HD Review

September 20, 2011
The POD HD is the newest member of the family, and it’s packed with great simulations—including 22 amplifier models based on classics like the Fender Deluxe Reverb, Hiwatt DR103, and Vox AC15, as well as modern and boutique models like the Dr. Z Route 66, Bogner Überschall, and an ENGL Fireball 100.
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Orange O PC Personal Computer Review

August 10, 2011
Software guitar amp emulators have come a long way in the last 10 years and the OPC is built around some of the best advancements.
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Line 6 DT50 112 Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Without scores of onboard digital effects, the DT50s ostensibly offer a simpler path to classic, authentic tube tones, response, and feel— everything from clean Fender and Vox flavors to high-gain Marshall tones.
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Line 6 POD HD500 Review

December 3, 2010
The POD HD500 is the debut of HD amp modeling that promises improved models and more authentic feel.
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Line 6 Spider Valve MKII 1x12 Combo Amp Review

September 3, 2010
Line 6 continues to hone their digitally-designed, tube-powered amp models while attempting to pack even more effects into the latest incarnation of the Spider Valve line.
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Go Ahead and Ask - Line 6

March 11, 2010
You asked, Line 6 answers
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Digidesign Eleven Rack Review

March 11, 2010
Digidesign''s Eleven Rack lives up to its hype as an ultra-useful performing and recording tool for pros
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Boss eBand JS-8 Review

February 11, 2010
BOSS eBand allows you to jam along with an array of backing tracks using COSM-modeled amps and effects.
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Sneak Peek: Line 6 Spider Valve MKII

October 21, 2009
Line 6 Spider Valve MkII 112 40-watt 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp: The Best of Both Worlds
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