October 2016

Tube Combo

Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 35

November 6, 2015
The amp features a completely new Dyna-Watt power section that delivers Multi-Watt Channel Assignable power.
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Dynamo Amplification Introduces the GT120x and GT50Xc 212 Combo

November 5, 2015
Both feature an ultra high-gain overdrive channel, independent channel EQ controls, and global depth, presence, and master volume controls.
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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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Blackstar Amplification Announces Artist Series

November 2, 2015
There are two models available: the Artist 15, a 15-Watt, 1x12" combo and the Artist 30, a 30-Watt 2x12" combo.
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Nace Amps Announces the Pro-18

October 1, 2015
An EL84-powered design that can move from one watt to 18 watts.
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Siegmund Amplifiers Releases the Doppler Stereo Guitar Amp

September 15, 2015
A combo loaded with both a 10" and 15" speaker along with a KT66 and EL34.
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Ventura Valve Amplifiers Unveils the VVA50

September 11, 2015
The 50-watt head is available in either 6L6-GC or EL34 power tube configurations.
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Mastromattei Amps Releases the Combo King

August 25, 2015
The 30-watt version houses four 12AX7 preamp tubes and a quartet of EL84s.
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Axes & Artifacts: '55 Fender Stratocaster and '59 Deluxe

August 11, 2015
In our second installment, Gruhn Guitars’ Greg Voros shows and tells us about two rare ’50s Fenders—a tweed Deluxe and a Strat with Bakelite parts—while PG’s John Bohlinger mesmerizes us with stellar playing on these fascinating pieces.
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Blues City Music Relaunches 10th Anniversary Soldano 44

August 5, 2015
The Soldano 44 is equipped with two Sovtek 5881/6L6 power amp tubes, five 12AX7s preamp tubes, and a three-spring Magic reverb tank.
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XITS 10 Amplifier Review

August 3, 2015
A 17-watt EL84 box full of bass and brightness.
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Mezzabarba Amplification Announces U.S. Product Lineup

July 30, 2015
The lineup consists of two single channel combos, the portable two-channel SKILL 30W head, the 100W single-channel MZERO Standard head, and the two-channel 100W MZERO Overdrive head.
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Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Peavey Classic 50

July 27, 2015
The Peavey Classic line included some of the company’s finest amps—but they require special troubleshooting procedures.
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SNAMM '15 - Tone King Falcon Grande Demo

July 22, 2015
Amp wizard Mark Bartel reworks his 5881-powered Falcon with a 12" speaker and spring reverb.
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SNAMM '15 - Marshall Astoria Series Classic and Custom Demos

July 16, 2015
The father of loud creates a new handwired series of amps and combos.
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Port City Amps Announces the Merino

July 15, 2015
10-watt tube amp with simple, but useful, volume and tone controls.
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SNAMM '15 - Supro Tremo-Verb Demo

July 11, 2015
The resurrected brand of yore unveils a small-but-mighty combo with both reverb and tremolo on tap.
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Park Amplifiers Introduces the Little Head 18 and Rock Head 50

July 8, 2015
The Park Little Head 18 features the same preamp and cathode follower driven tone stack as the Park 45.
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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

July 2, 2015
Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic traits is essential reading.
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