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Diezel Schmidt Amp Review

November 12, 2010
Blending vintage class-A British tones with modern feel in a heavy, rugged package
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Jet City Amplification JCA20H-BES Friedman Mods Amp Review

November 5, 2010
What happens when an already-impressive (and affordable) head with Soldano circuitry goes on the workbench of legendary amp guru Dave Friedman and gets one of his Brown Eye mods?
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Egnater Tweaker Amp Review

October 4, 2010
A variety of tweakable tones in a small box with a small price tag
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Video Review - Egnater Tweaker Amp

October 4, 2010
PG's Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond walks us through his latest review--Egnater Tweaker head and 1x12 extension cab. The Tweaker is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6V6 power tubes. The Tweaker is an ultra-compact and versatile all-tube amp that offers a unique and sophisticated tone with an abundance of tonal variations via the on-board "Tweaker" selector switches. The Gain, EQ and Master sections each have a Tweaker switch providing a wide-range of tones from the ultra smooth and satisfying to fully over-saturated lead tones. The Tweaker's front panel controls include Vintage/Modern switch that controls the Master Volume, a USA/AC/Brit switch that coincides with the 3-band EQ (Treble, Middle, Bass), Hot/Clean switch that works with the Gain knob, a Bright/Normal switch, and a Tight/Deep switch. Click here to read the full written review...
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Krank Nineteen80 Amp Review

September 27, 2010
The Nineeen80 captures the vibe of modded amps of the ''80s at a reasonable price
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Scarlett Amplifiers Screamer 70 Amp Review

September 21, 2010
The screamer is a high-gain head with great overdrive
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Matamp Amplification MiniMat II Amp Review

September 21, 2010
Matamp''s lunchbox amp offers ''70s rock tones with reasonable volume
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Video Review - Matamp MiniMat II Head

September 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner takes us through one of his latest review--the Matamp Minimat 2 head. The Matamp Minimat 2 is a 4 watt, all-tube that features one Edicron 6V6GT power tube and two JJ ECC83 S preamp tubes. The Minimat 2 controls include Gain, Boost, Volume, and Tone. The Boost knob lets you preset additional gain and turn it on and off with a footswitch.
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Video Review - Scarlett Amplifiers Screamer 70

September 21, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Scarlett Amplifiers Screamer 70. The Screamer 70 is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding two Tung-Sol 6550 power tubes. The 70's front panel controls include Presence, Bass, Mids, Treble, Master, and Gain.
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Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

August 17, 2010
History and value of the Ampeg Portaflex
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Rack Systems Brown Eye and Naked Amplifier Reviews

August 17, 2010
Dave Friedman''s two debut production amps are reviewed.
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Mesa/Boogie 2010 Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier Amp Review

August 13, 2010
Mesa/Boogie redesigned the Dual Rectifier this year with a new Multi-Watt feature and loads of other goodies.
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Ibanez Tube Screamer Amp TSA15H Review

August 5, 2010
Ibanez''s Tube Screamer Amp provides 15 watts of all-tube power with a built-in Tube Screamer circuit for around $300.
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Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead Amp Review

July 20, 2010
The Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead is backed with versatile tones that are easy to use
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Mesa/Boogie Trans-Atlantic TA-15 Amp Review

July 20, 2010
Mesa''s entry into the lunchbox market delivers both British and American tones
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Port City Sahana Amp Head and Wave 2x12 Cab Review

July 20, 2010
The Sahana is an EL34-flavored amp with great midrange rock tones.
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Demystifying the Master Volume

July 20, 2010
What are the sonic differences between master-volume and non-master-volume amps
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Wallace Abaddon Amp Review

July 7, 2010
Wallace''s Abaddon is a classic Marshall-flavored head that can be pushed into more modern territory
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Mesa/Boogie Mark V Amp Review

April 15, 2010
Mesa/Boogie''s latest takes feature-packed to a new level
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