August

Tube Head

RedPlateAmps Unveils the Magica

December 16, 2014
Includes a blackface-style preamp and a full set of tone controls and the proprietary midrange mode selector.
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Risen Legacy Review

December 12, 2014
This 50-watt head captures the best qualities of coveted non-master volume amps.
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Builder Profile: Voodoo Amps

November 14, 2014
Trace Davis’ road to rock-star glory began with a Def Leppard bus driver—and quickly progressed to modding and building amps for the likes of Bill Kelliher, Billy Gibbons, Vivian Campbell, and Richard Fortus.
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Ventura Valve Amplifiers Announces the VVA50 Head and VVA Speaker Cabinets

October 30, 2014
The 50-watt head is available in 6L6-GC or EL-34 power tube configurations.
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Park Amplifiers Introduces the Park 75

October 29, 2014
A unique version of the classic British four-hole, two channel amplifier.
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Ask Amp Man: Dean Markley Signature Series Amps

October 22, 2014
Clapton, Lifeson, and Summers used them, but 30 years later, these innovative amps are largely forgotten.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 25

September 24, 2014
The amp’s 10-Watt mode utilizes two tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes.
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BC Audio Unveils Updated Version of Amplifier No. 10

September 19, 2014
This major update gives the amp a more modern voice.
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Siegmund Updates the Midnight Special Amplifier

September 10, 2014
The new head will be available in three different configurations.
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Hughes & Kettner Celebrates 30th Anniversary with NOS Tubemeister Series

August 29, 2014
The amps feature Soviet “New Old Stock” EL84 power tubes that were built long before Hughes & Kettner was even born.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Jackson Ampworks Fullerton, Bakersfield, Britain 30, and McFly Demos

August 15, 2014
The Fort Worth crew unleash four new '50s- and '60s-inspired heads.
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Rig Rundown: Brand New's Jesse Lacey and Vincent Accardi

July 30, 2014
The Long Island alt-rockers spill the dirt on their beloved Fender guitars, outrageous fuzzboxes, and why they both prefer boutique cabs.
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Bradford Sterling Review

July 29, 2014
A deco-styled EL84 18-watter melds Vox and Marshall sounds.
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DIY: Amp Safety 101

July 16, 2014
Nashville amp tech and builder Kye Kennedy describes the steps you need to take to protect yourself from potentially lethal voltages before working on a tube amp.
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Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

July 9, 2014
Can you remove half the power tubes in a Mesa Simul-Class head to play at lower volume?
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Boom Boxes: 5 Amps That Define the Music We Hear—and the Gear We Play

July 3, 2014
These game-changing amplifiers helped create the sounds of rock ’n’ roll.
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Staff Picks: Question and Obsession

June 29, 2014
Guitarist Johnny A. joins us in thinking inside the box, as we ponder what type of amp best suits our individual personalities. We also share our current guitar obsessions.
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Dr. Z Amps Introduces the Therapy

June 27, 2014
A modern spin on a 6L6-based design.
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Dynamo Amplification Introduces GTS-C Combo

June 12, 2014
The new amp is available in head, combo, or rackmount configurations.
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