August

Tube Combo

Devilcat Amps Jimmy Review

September 22, 2013
A burly 50-watt, 1x12 combo, Devilcat Amplifier’s 2-channel, 6L6-powered Jimmy deftly walks the line between operational simplicity and sonic versatility.
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Ask Amp Man: Pumping Up an ’80s Fender Champ

September 20, 2013
These simple mods can nudge a Fender Champ toward a more Marshall-like sound, with increased mids, greater headroom, and improved overdrive tones.
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Vox Unveils Night Train G2 Amps

September 6, 2013
The new Night Train G2 series includes the 15 Watt NT15H-G2 and 50 Watt NT50H-2G amplifier heads, plus the 15 Watt NT15C1-G2 - the first ever combo amp with the Night Train name.
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ToneVille Amplifiers Introduces Four New Custom Amps

August 15, 2013
ToneVille Amps unveil the Beale Street, Broadway, Rio Grande, and Sunset Strip custom amps.
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Fargen Blackbird VS2 Amp Review

August 2, 2013
The Blackbird draws inspiration from Fender’s blackface era (with much in common with the rare Vibroverb) and is an amazing platform for pedal-heavy rigs.
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Gear of the Month: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

August 1, 2013
Zach Smith from the Minor Chord guitar shop in Littleton, Massachusetts, shares a rare mint specimen of the same vintage model that was the bedrock of SRV's “Texas Flood” tone.
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Identifying Vintage Fender Speakers — and Battling Hum

July 29, 2013
What kind of speaker is in a 1965 Deluxe Reverb, and how to switch it out without increasing the amp's volume, plus tackling hum in modern Fender combos.
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1960 Magnatone 213 Troubadour Demo

July 15, 2013
Hear a rare 1960 Magnatone Amps 213 Troubadour in action at the North American Guitar Amplifier Museum.
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How Tube Amps Work

July 15, 2013
From voltage conversion to capacitors, pentodes, and class A operation, we demystify the basics of tube-amp functionality.
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Review Demo - Jaguar HC50

July 3, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos the Jaguar HC50 for the August 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
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Jaguar HC50 Amp Review

July 2, 2013
Jaguar's new HC50 dodges delivers a minimalist, potent, distinctly English-voiced EL34 amp that’s happy dishing immaculate clean tones and more ferocious sounds alike.
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Humphrey Espresso 15 Acoustic Amp Review

June 11, 2013
A stylish, EL84-driven acoustic amp with touch and tones aplenty whether you’re a technique-obsessed finger-stylist or a simple strummer.
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Review Demo - Humphrey Amplifiers Espresso 15

June 11, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos the Humphrey Amplifiers Espresso 15 tube acoustic amp for the July 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
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Tone King Sky King Amp Review

June 5, 2013
A handwired 35-watt combo that can switch between pentode and ultra-linear modes for added versatility.
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VINTAGE VAULT

1952 Fender Precision Bass

May 13, 2013
This well-played, yet beautifully preserved 1952 Fender Precision Bass—serial #0215—rests against a 1952 TV front Fender Bassman 1x15 combo.
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Ignore a Modern AC30’s Standby Switch?

May 11, 2013
This amp has a history of eating power tubes and rectifier tubes.
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Albion Gulfstream 30 Amp Review

May 11, 2013
The GS30C combo from Albion is targeted to the guitarist looking for a boutique amp that bridges the American/British tone divide, but may not have the budget for one.
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Musikmesse '13 - Albion Amps GS Series Demos

April 25, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Albion Amps booth for a demo of their new GS series amps.
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