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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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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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