August

Solid-State

Musikmesse '14 - Koch Amps Jupiter, 59' OD, and High Tide Demos

April 1, 2014
The Netherlands company brought a new head, and overdrive pedal and a stomp that has both reverb and tremolo.
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Acoustic Image Unveils Flex Series

September 13, 2013
The Flex system is designed for all instruments that would benefit from high fidelity amplification. Specifically, it can be used for bass (electric or upright), guitar (acoustic or electric), keyboards, voice, violin, accordion and more.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Quilter Labs Steelaire Demo

August 16, 2013
Check out Quilter's newest amp, designed for steel players - the Steelaire.
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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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Roland Cube 80GX Amp Review

June 28, 2013
The 80GX builds on with the company’s COSM (composite object sound modeling) audio software to hone a formula that’s always delivered a lot of bang for the buck to players who need to cover a lot of musical ground on a budget.
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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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Musikmesse '13 - Orange Amps Twin Channel CR60C Demo

April 16, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse Show, where PG's Shawn Hammond visits the Orange Amps booth. In this segment, we get to hear a demo of their newest amp, the Twin Channel CR60C.
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Quilter MicroPro 200 Full-Range 8" Amp Review

February 20, 2013
The founder of QSC turns his pro-audio expertise to crafting a stellar-sounding, portable solid-state amp.
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Overton Flyweight 500 Micro Amp Review

January 9, 2013
With so many well-thought-out features in such a budget-friendly package, Overton has taken a step in the right direction with the Flyweight 500 micro amp.
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Kustom K 100

January 9, 2013
Probably best known for their unique tuck-and-roll amp covering that was offered in a variety of sparkly colors, Kustom was one of the first amp manufacturers to find success with solid-state technology in the 1960s.
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Junior Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Weighing only five pounds and armed with a couldn’t-be-easier control set, the solid-state ZT Junior sounds deceptively tube-like in terms of response and warmth.
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Music Man 112RD-50 Combo

August 10, 2012
I have an old Music Man amp and I’ve always wondered about the connection between Music Man and Fender amps.
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Diago Little Smasher Guitar Amp Review

August 10, 2012
Diago’s Little Smasher is an achievement in amplifier portability with some decent tones, including some crunchy sounds that will make you believe you’re using something much bigger.
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1968 Fender Telecaster Custom and 1967 Fender Solid State Super Reverb

August 10, 2012
The 1968 Telecaster Custom pictured this month has a custom olympic white finish with black binding.
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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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The Mysterious Vox Pacemaker

January 10, 2012
Because the Pacemaker was entirely designed and built in the US, many enthusiasts don’t consider it to be a true Vox.
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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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Video Review - Fishman Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amplifier

December 8, 2011
PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the Fishman Artist Loudbox acoustic guitar amplifier, which was a December 2011 web exclusive review, and can be read online, in its entirety for free, here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Fishman_Loudbox_Artist_A....
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