Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Tube Head

Builder Profile: Voodoo Amps

November 14, 2014
Trace Davis’ road to rock-star glory began with a Def Leppard bus driver—and quickly progressed to modding and building amps for the likes of Bill Kelliher, Billy Gibbons, Vivian Campbell, and Richard Fortus.
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Ventura Valve Amplifiers Announces the VVA50 Head and VVA Speaker Cabinets

October 30, 2014
The 50-watt head is available in 6L6-GC or EL-34 power tube configurations.
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Park Amplifiers Introduces the Park 75

October 29, 2014
A unique version of the classic British four-hole, two channel amplifier.
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Ask Amp Man: Dean Markley Signature Series Amps

October 22, 2014
Clapton, Lifeson, and Summers used them, but 30 years later, these innovative amps are largely forgotten.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 25

September 24, 2014
The amp’s 10-Watt mode utilizes two tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes.
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BC Audio Unveils Updated Version of Amplifier No. 10

September 19, 2014
This major update gives the amp a more modern voice.
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Siegmund Updates the Midnight Special Amplifier

September 10, 2014
The new head will be available in three different configurations.
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Hughes & Kettner Celebrates 30th Anniversary with NOS Tubemeister Series

August 29, 2014
The amps feature Soviet “New Old Stock” EL84 power tubes that were built long before Hughes & Kettner was even born.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Jackson Ampworks Fullerton, Bakersfield, Britain 30, and McFly Demos

August 15, 2014
The Fort Worth crew unleash four new '50s- and '60s-inspired heads.
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Rig Rundown: Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Vincent Accardi

July 30, 2014
The Long Island alt-rockers spill the dirt on their beloved Fender guitars, outrageous fuzzboxes, and why they both prefer boutique cabs.
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