December 2016

Tube Head

NAMM '16 - Two-Rock Amplification Cardiff Demo

February 9, 2016
The California tone creators offer an EL84 amp with less compression, fuller/fatter midrange, and a stout low-end sound.
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NAMM '16 - Tone King Amplifiers Royalist 45 MK II Head & Combo, and Ironman II Mini Demos

February 8, 2016
Amp builder Mark Bartel adds some tweaks and updates to an old favorite for more of a sweet, singing JTM45 to raging Plexi/Super Lead sound and downsizes the footprint of his attenuator.
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NAMM '16 - Boss | Roland VB-2W, Waza Amp, VO-1, and Blues Cube Hot Demos

February 8, 2016
The stompbox kingpins release two new noise makers—a vibrato and vocoder—and a pair of flexible amps.
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Sioux Guitars Introduces the Needham and Raskin Amps

February 5, 2016
Both models are available as either a combo or head.
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NAMM '16 - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 20 & 40 Demos

February 4, 2016
See and hear the new evolution of HK's lunchbox amp by providing a genuine FRFR (full range flat response) tonal experience.
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NAMM '16 - Vox AC15, AC30 & AV Series Amplifiers Demos

February 4, 2016
The chime masters release new EL84-powered heads and unveil a new line of Analog Valve combos with built-in effects.
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NAMM '16 - EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery, Acapulco Gold, Avalanche Run, & Gray Channel Demos

February 1, 2016
The crew out of Akron, Ohio, highlight eight new stompboxes and an all-tube amp.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman Bill Kelliher Signature Amp Demo

January 24, 2016
The Mastodon guitarist talks about and plays through his labor of love with amp guru Dave Friedman.
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3rd Power Amplification Unveils the Citizen Gain

January 22, 2016
The Citizen Gain boasts big crunch at any volume thanks to patented technology.
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NAMM '16 - Randall Kirk Hammett KH103 Signature Amp Demo

January 22, 2016
Get a taste of what the Metallica lead guitarist's signature head is all about.
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Hughes & Kettner Announces the TubeMeister Deluxe 20 and the TubeMeister Deluxe 40

January 21, 2016
Hughes & Kettner's TubeMeister Deluxe models release first ever tube amps that contain FRFR technology.
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Ampeg PF-50T Review

December 31, 2015
An all-tube, 50-watt bass amp that serves up vintage warmth and classic style.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1957 Gretsch 6120 & 1961 Fender Bassman

December 14, 2015
In this episode we spotlight an iconic cowboy guitar that has DeArmond single-coils and we hear it through an early ’60s blonde head piggybacked on an unusual 1x15 cab.
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Sanford Magnetics Announces the LR-Pro

December 2, 2015
A vintage-inspired amplifier with lush, full clean tones and classic amounts of overdrive.
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Ask Amp Man: Raising the Roof on a Peavey Classic

November 29, 2015
Discover tricks to increase headroom in this popular 20-watt head.
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EVH Announces the 5150III LBX

November 6, 2015
The amp sports two flexible channels: the famous EVH Blue “Crunch” and Red “Full Burn.”
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 35

November 6, 2015
The amp features a completely new Dyna-Watt power section that delivers Multi-Watt Channel Assignable power.
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Dynamo Amplification Introduces the GT120x and GT50Xc 212 Combo

November 5, 2015
Both feature an ultra high-gain overdrive channel, independent channel EQ controls, and global depth, presence, and master volume controls.
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Peavey 6505 MH Review

October 16, 2015
One of Peavey’s most iconic amps is reborn as a brutish little beast.
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Tone Tips: Modelers vs. Traditional Rigs

October 15, 2015
To model, or not to model? That depends on what type of player you are.
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