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Tube Combo

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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Axes & Artifacts: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez & 1962 Ampeg Reverberocket

July 1, 2015
In the debut episode of our new video series, Gruhn Guitars' Greg Voros gives us the lowdown on an ultra-rare guitar and amp, while John Bohlinger demos their luscious tones as only he can.
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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Ask Amp Man: Beefing Up a Vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb

May 27, 2015
Can you turn a vintage Fender Vibrolux Reverb into a mini Super Reverb?
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Dr. Z Unveils the Z-LUX

May 11, 2015
The company's latest box-of-rock delivers that big, warm vintage tone of a handwired, tube amp.
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Benson Amps Introduces the Monarch Combo

May 4, 2015
A 15-watt combo full of British- and American-inspired tones.
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Musikmesse '15 - Vox AC10C1 Demo

May 3, 2015
The influential British amp company unleashes a small-but-mighty 1x10 combo that has a Celestion speaker, reverb, and will street for under $500.
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Fryette Aether Review

May 1, 2015
Not quite head and cab, not quite combo, this bizarrely configured amp’s active EQ and engulfing reverb deliver uncommonly delectable tones.
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