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Tube Head

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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Reeves Amplification Releases the Space Cowboy

June 6, 2014
The amp features a slightly modified preamp of the highly regarded Custom 50, adjustable boost, and two knob reverb controls.
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Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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Siegmund Amplifiers Announces the Sound King

May 2, 2014
A five-way rotary switch allows you to vary the intensity of the resonance control.
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Ask Amp Man: Removing Output Tubes to Reduce Power

April 21, 2014
Want to reduce the power in an amp with four output tubes? Here’s how to do it right.
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Musikmesse '14 - Two Rock Coral Demo

April 14, 2014
The crew from Rohnert Park, CA, unveiled their new two-channel, 22-watt, head that's loaded with a pair of 6V6s and a 5AR4 tube rectifier.
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Musikmesse '14 - Palmer Amplification Blutsturz Demo

April 14, 2014
The German company brought a bloody mess of an 20-watt amp to Frankfurt that's loaded with a single KT88 power tube.
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Musikmesse '14 - TubeArt Amplification V6 Demo

April 11, 2014
The Netherlands company brought a new three-channel head that nails California tones, AC/DC-style crunch, and hard-rock saturation with punch and dynamics.
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Musikmesse '14 - Dörrer Amps Maori and Sumo Demos

April 9, 2014
These German tube heads exude minimalist cool. See and hear the low-watt machines in action.
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Musikmesse '14 - Gladius MC30 Demo

April 7, 2014
This handwired two-channel head's two voices go from a AC30 to a 50-watt plexi.
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Musikmesse '14 - Ampete Engineering One and Two Demos

April 3, 2014
The Colonge-based amp builder released his first two heads that are derived from classic British designs.
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Musikmesse '14 - Friedman Amplification Small Box & Jerry Cantrell Signature Demos

March 25, 2014
See and hear Dave Friedman's newest Marshall-inspired amps.
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PRS Archon Review

March 13, 2014
Paul Reed Smith enters the heavy rock amp arena with a 100-watt beast.
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