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Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five Amp Review

January 10, 2012
Despite its tiny size, the Mini demonstrates why the Recto sound has endured through waves of musical trends and fads.
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1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

January 10, 2012
When the Fender Precision bass was introduced in late 1951, almost immediately it had a dramatic and lasting effect on how music was heard and played.
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Video Review - Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five

January 2, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five amplifier that is featured in the February 2012 issue, which is also available to be read online for free, here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Feb/Mesa_Boogie_Mini_Rectifier_Twenty_Five_Amp_Review.aspx.
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Video Review - 65amps Empire

December 27, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the 65amps Empire guitar amplifier that is a January Web Exclusive print review, which can be read for free in its entirety, here - .
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CEC Amplification Toll-Free Express Amp Review

December 20, 2011
The Express is Wildenradt’s answer for the travelling musician who likes a little kick and growl from an amp, no matter how small.
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Venturing Inside A Vintage Carlsbro

December 20, 2011
Carlsbro amps were built in Nottingham, England, and seem to be more rare in the USA than any other British amp.
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Verellen Meat Smoke Amplifier Review

December 7, 2011
Verellen’s 300-watt behemoth is a monster offering to the rock gods, with a vintage tinge in its voicing, an extremely clean power-section, and a design that enables use with both guitar and bass.
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Video Review - Ampeg GVT15H Guitar Amplifier

November 29, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ampeg GVT15H guitar amplifier that was a December 2011 Web Exclusive review, which can be read online in its entirety, for free -- .
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Video Review - Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100

November 17, 2011
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 guitar amplifier that was a November 2011 Web Exclusive review, which can be read online, in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Mesa_Boogie_Royal_Atlantic_RA_100_Amp_Review.aspx.
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Bringing A Blackface Bassman In From The Cold

November 15, 2011
While the Bassman was designed for amplifying a bass guitar, most players today use them for guitar, since these amps are able to get a nice overdriven tone at a somewhat useable volume.
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Egnater Tweaker-88 Amp Review

November 15, 2011
The Tweaker-88 is built to satisfy those who need a little more kick, with enough volume on tap to cover the biggest gigs.
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Video Review - Egnater Amplification Tweaker 88

November 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Egnater Amplification Tweaker 88 guitar amplifier that is featured in the print magazine December 2011 issue, which can be read online, in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Egnater_Tweaker_88_Amp_R....
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Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 Amp Review

November 9, 2011
Even though the Royal Atlantic is an evolution of the TransAtlantic series, it’s an amp with its own unique tones.
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Gabriel Stinger Amp Review

November 1, 2011
The Stinger is a point-to-point, seven-watt beast with switchable EL84 and 6V6 power tubes for instant metaphorical leaps across the Atlantic.
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Orange Dark Terror Amp Review

October 18, 2011
Forbiddingly dubbed the Dark Terror, Orange’s newest low-power amp builds upon its predecessor’s winning recipe, while piling on heaps of molten gain and smoking overdrive that can stretch your notions of just how huge tiny can get.
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Tweaking a Silvertone 1484

October 18, 2011
The reverb and tremolo work fairly well, but could be stronger. Do you have any suggestions for making this amp all it can be?
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Video Review - Orange Dark Terror

October 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Orange Dark Terror amplifier. You can read Jordan's full print review for free in its entirety online -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Orange_Dark_Terror_Amp_Review.aspx.
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Ampeg Lee Jackson VL502

September 20, 2011
The Ampeg VL502, along with all the amps in the VL Series, was designed by amp guru Lee Jackson.
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Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 Amp Review

September 20, 2011
The EL84-powered TubeMeister 18 marks an interesting deviation from the company’s usual medium-to high-wattage fare.
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Video Review - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18

September 12, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner reviews the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 head in the October 2011 print issue. You can read the entire written review online, here --
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