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Tube Combo

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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Electroplex Announces The Rocket 42

April 9, 2013
Electroplex Amplifiers unveiled the 6V6-powered Rocket 42 at the Guitar Pedal Expo LA 2013 in Van Nuys, CA.
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Carr Impala Amp Review

March 11, 2013
Carr’s new Impala is a take on the great blackface incarnation of the Fender Bassman—and like a lot of Carr amps, they’ve taken a great idea and run in some very interesting directions.
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NAMM '13 - M I Amplification Aquarius, Duchess, Super Crunch Box, Super Blues Pro Demos

March 5, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Rich Osweiler visits the M I Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Aquarius and Duchess amps, as well as the Super Crunch Box and Super Blues Pro pedals.
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3rd Power Announces Updated British Dream and Dream Solo Amps

March 5, 2013
3rd Power has announced new versions of their British Dream and Dream Solo amplifiers.
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Schertler adds Giulia to Classic amplifier series

March 1, 2013
New single-channel ultra-compact amp offers high quality solution for small venues and home studios
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NAMM '13 - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 36 Combo Demo

February 26, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Charles Saufley visits the Hughes & Kettner booth. In this segment, we get to learn about Hughes & Kettner's newest guitar amplifier -- the TubeMeister 36 Combo.
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Rivera Amplification Announces Venus 3

February 26, 2013
Rivera Amplification releases the Venus 3–a Class A, 15-watt amp powered by a pair of 6V6 tubes.
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NAMM '13 - Engl Amps Retro Tube 50 Combo & Ironball Demos

February 21, 2013
Premier Guitar's Rich Osweiler is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Engl Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their two newest amps -- the Retro Tube 50 combo and the Ironball.
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Adding an Extension Cab to a Fender Combo

February 4, 2013
Fender’s reissue ’65 Princeton Reverb includes a 10” Jensen C-10R, a long-spring reverb tank, a pair of 6V6 power tubes, and a 5AR4 rectifier tube. Photo courtesy of Fender
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Review Demo - Nace Amps M1-18R Combo

January 18, 2013
Read the entire review online for free, here.
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