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Reviews: Amps

Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Review

November 5, 2015
A svelte little practice combo with loads of onboard features for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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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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Laney Nexus Studio Live Head & Cabs Review

August 4, 2015
A tasty new bass rig from Laney that aims to please equally onstage or in the studio.
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XITS 10 Amplifier Review

August 3, 2015
A 17-watt EL84 box full of bass and brightness.
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Quick Hit: Eden MicroTour

July 7, 2015
A tiny bass amp for plug-and-play practice just about anywhere.
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Orange OB1-500 Review

June 25, 2015
A 500-watt bass powerhouse that delivers clean to nasty with its “split-signal” design.
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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Quick Hit: UAD Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Amp Simulator

May 24, 2015
A great-sounding plexi plug-in for UAD systems.
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