December 2016

Tube Head

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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Summer NAMM '14 - Cusack Yummy Delay, Tasty Whirl, and the Hellhound 20:60 Demos

July 18, 2014
Check out three of the Midwest crew's newest products.
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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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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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