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Satellite Mudshark Amp Review

May 17, 2011
The Mudshark’s design specs owe a lot to the famed Supro Thunderbolt amplifier from the mid ’60s.
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VHT Special 6 Ultra Amp Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, Jazzy Download Example 2 Clean, Picked Download Example 3 Ultra Channel, Rhythm Clips recorded with a 2008 Fender American Stratocaster (clean) and 1978 Gibson Les
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Video Review - Satellite Amps Mudshark

May 12, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review featured in the June 2011 issue of Premier Guitar -- the Satellite Amps Mudshark.
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Video Review - VHT Special 6 Ultra

May 12, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review in the June 2011 issue of Premier Guitar -- the VHT Special 6 Ultra.
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Rockin' A Bassman 50

April 19, 2011
Can you apply our original Bassman mods to a ''70s Bassman 50?
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1964 Fender Bassman Head and Cabinet

April 19, 2011
A late blonde-era Fender Bassman and cabinet, which were famously used by the likes of Pete Townshend, George Harrison, and of course, Brian Setzer.
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Video Review - Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head & 2x12 Cab

April 19, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks and plays through his latest review -- Tone King Amplifiers Galaxy Head & 2x12 Cabinet.
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Video Review - Mack Amps GEM 2G

March 17, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Mack Amps GEM 2G head.

If you'd like, the full print review is available here -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Apr/Mack_Amps_Gem_2G_Amp_Rev...
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Mack Amps Gem 2G Amp Review

March 15, 2011
Their new, super-lightweight and tiny Gem 2G is an overhaul of the company’s original Gem
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Tony Bruno Custom Amps Underground Custom Amp Review

March 15, 2011
The Underground Custom is an evolution of the Underground 30 that incorporates different capacitors and resistors, adds a Mid control, and includes a negative feedback loop that re-voices the amp significantly.
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Jackson Ampworks Britain 3 Amp Review

February 24, 2011
The 12/25/50-watt head packs dual EL34s and dual EL84s into a compact, versatile, and stylish British-flavored head.
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Schroeder Audio DB7 Amp Review

February 15, 2011
The 45-watt, 6L6-driven amp favored by Wilco''s Nels Cline
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson EB-2 With 1967 Sunn 200s

February 15, 2011
Gibson''s second bass shared its its double-cutaway, semi-solid design with the ES-335 unveiled that same year.
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Jule Amps Paycheck 15 Amp Head Review

February 9, 2011
The Paycheck 15 is a surprisingly loud, handwired, 6V6-powered boutique amp
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Encounters With The Mad Professor

January 17, 2011
It’s amazing how unusual circumstances can connect players with great guitar equipment.
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Burriss Amps Dirty Red Amp Head Review

December 21, 2010
Greasy, gritty, low-wattage fun
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Video Review - Burriss Dirty Red Head

December 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review on the Burriss Dirty Red head, which is featured in Premier Guitar's January 2011 print issue. Read the full review here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine...

The Burriss Dirty Red head is a little 18-watter that is fired by three Mullard reissue 12AX7 preamp tubes, an Electro-Harmonix EZ81 rectifier tube and two JJ EL84 tubes in the power section. Burriss, hot off the heels of the release of their popular Royal Bluesman, packs a lot of both qualities in their newest little monster, the 18-watt, EL84-driven Dirty Red. It's also built around a cascading preamp design that enables higher-gain sounds at lower volume, which gives it the goods to stand tall in the mini-amp crowd. On the front panel, you'll find a familiar 3-band equalization section consisting of Bass, Middle, and Treble knobs, along with separate Gain and Master volume controls. But nestled between the Middle and Treble controls, you'll find another knob called Top Cut. Burriss says the control is designed to tame the high end and warm the signal at higher gain settings. Anyone familiar with a presence control will find it works in a similar fashion. Finally, there's a Loop switch for engaging the effects loop, which can also be activated using a footswitch inserted into a rear-panel TRS 1/4" jack.
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Video Review - Orange TH30 Head

November 19, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Orange Amplification TH30 head (also available in a 1x12 combo), which is featured in the December issue of Premier Guitar.

The TH30 head is a 30 watt head running on EL84 power tubes. The simple control layouts of Orange amplifiers have always been a design strength. In the case of the TH30, that philosophy remains very much intact. Each of the amp's two channels—which you can select using a front-panel toggle—is controlled by just three knobs, which means you can dial in both clean and dirty sounds with very little fuss. The Clean channel features a Volume knob and Bass and Treble EQ controls, while the Dirty channel features Gain, Volume, and Shape knobs.

The amp's overall wattage can be cut from the maximum of 30 watts to 15 watts, using the 3-way standby switch on the front panel. And if you're in the mood for some low-wattage, greasy-amp goodness, another rear-panel switch lets you knock the wattage down to a tiny seven watts by bypassing two of the four power tubes. Rounding out the modern options are a series effects loop and a jack for an optional channel footswitch.
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Orange TH30 Amp Head Review

November 16, 2010
Modern overdrive tones and vintage-flavored cleans from Orange
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Diamond Amplification Positron Amp Head Review

November 16, 2010
A class A tube head with simple features and portability that''s both low-watt and loud
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