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VHT Special 12/20 RT Amp Review

March 26, 2012
This little beast offers much more tweakability than the vintage Fenders it’s based on.
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Rare Bird - The Sound City Concord Combo

March 9, 2012
1. The rare Sound City Concord. This dual EL34 2x12 combo even sports an output level meter. 2. Yow! This tube socket has high-voltage burn marks between the pins,
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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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Video Review - Fender Machete 1x12 Combo

March 8, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fender Machete 1x12 combo guitar amplifier, which is a complementary video to a print review featured as March 2012 Web Exclusive and can be read online in its entirety, here - .
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Fender Machete Amp Review

March 7, 2012
For players used to really big sounds, compact high-gain tube combo amps sometimes seem to demand too many tradeoffs to make the convenience and portability worth it. If you’re
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Dean Markley CD60 Amp Review

February 10, 2012
In the music industry, a great sound isn’t always the ticket to surefire stardom. Many artists toil and flirt with success, only to get just a tantalizing taste of
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Tweaking a Crate V33

February 10, 2012
Turning a Crate V33 2x12 combo into a more powerful little tone machine.
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Grammatico Kingsville Amp Review

February 10, 2012
Leo’s great tweed Bassman circuit (known far and wide by amp nerds as the 5F6A) was such a success it has inspired imitators and homages ever since.
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Souping Up A Fender Super 60

January 10, 2012
I recently purchased a Fender Super 60 1x12 with red knobs. I love this little monster’s clean sound and power, however, I’m not happy with the high-gain channel
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Ampeg GVT52-112 Amp Review

December 20, 2011
Ampeg’s new GVT series, which offers a power range more suited to clubs than Yasgur’s Farm, honors this oft-forgotten part of the company’s legacy with authentic vintage rock tone and styling.
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