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Tube Combo

Musikmesse '14 - Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 18 Twelve and GrandMeister iOS App Demos

April 12, 2014
The German amp giants release and updated version of their award-winning combo with a 12" speaker and unveil an app for their newest amp line.
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Musikmesse '14 - Supro Coronado & Dual-Tone Demos

March 29, 2014
The Valco-brand of the '60s is resurrected with these two retro-themed combos.
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Ask Amp Man: From Silverfaces to Silvertones

March 24, 2014
Making sense of the external speaker jacks on vintage Fenders—and resurrecting a cool old Silvertone.
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NAMM '14 - Mad Professor Old School 20RT & Simble Overdrive Demos

March 7, 2014
The Finnish tone tweaker shows off a new reverb- and tremolo-equipped combo along with a new OD box.
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NAMM '14 - Fargen Amps Townhouse 20, Jazz Custom SE & High Gain Classic Limited Edition Demos

March 6, 2014
See and hear amp-builder Ben Fargen's first combo amp and learn about two more of his newest heads.
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Vox Night Train G2 NT15C1 Review

February 24, 2014
Vox’s compact amp line evolves, growing more versatile.
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Vintage Vault: 1955 Fender Bandmaster

February 17, 2014
One of Fender’s great 1950s amps—and a signature sound of Who’s Next.
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Ask Amp Man: The Vibro Champ Voltage Mystery

February 13, 2014
Why do the schematics differ between two supposedly identical CBS-era Fender amps?
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NAMM '14 - Fender Vaporizer, '57 Deluxe Head, and Ramparte Demos

January 24, 2014
Check out a demo of Fender's three newest tube amps.
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Blackstar Releases HT Club 40 Vintage Pro and Launches ID:Core Series

January 23, 2014
The Limited Edition HT Club 40 is equipped with two ECC83 and two EL34 tubes and features two footswitchable channels
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Marshall Amplification Releases Custom Shop Tattoo Series

January 23, 2014
The company got together with five of the U.K.’s most respected tattooists to lend their art and style to some of Marshall’s British-built products.
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Colby Amps Relaunches Park Amps and Unveils the Mod Machine

January 20, 2014
The first Park by Colby Amplification amp will be a limited edition, true-to-original, top-mount, KT66-loaded Park 45.
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Schecter Amplification Unveils Hellraiser USA 2x12 Combo and Head

January 16, 2014
The Hellraiser amps include normal and active input configuration for different pickup setups.
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Fargen Amps Launches New 2014 Product Line

January 15, 2014
The new lineup includes the High Gain Classic 50, Fargen Townhouse 20, and Jazz Custom SE.
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Marshall Amplification Expands Handwired Series

January 14, 2014
Marshall's four new additions include the 1962HW combo, 2245THW head, 1973X combo, and the 1958X combo.
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Marshall Amplification Introduces the DSL5C

January 14, 2014
It has an all-valve signal path with two footswitchable channels – Classic Gain and Ultra Gain.
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Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb Review

January 14, 2014
Fender subtly updates a classic, delivering value, dynamics, and versatility.
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Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine Review

January 10, 2014
A bold, British-flavored amp with sublime stereo vibrato.
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Electroplex Amplifiers Announces TR Series

January 9, 2014
The new series will include the Rocket 22/TR, Rocket 35/TR, and Rocket 35-EL/TR and will be available in both combo and head versions.
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Ask Amp Man: Better Tones from “Boomy” Tweed Deluxes

January 9, 2014
Fender’s classic 5E3 circuit is prone to “flubbiness” at high volumes. Here are several easy fixes.
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