August

Reviews: Amps

Egnater Armageddon Amp Review

November 5, 2012
The pairing of Egnater''s Armageddon and AR-412 cab is a fantastic setup for the modern metal guitarist who wants extreme gain, total control, and exceptionally tight delivery.
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Andrews Amplification Para-Dyne 50 Combo Review

November 5, 2012
With its copious power and all the easy-to-use tone-control tools that it puts at your fingertips, the Para-Dyne 50 Combo is an amp that will have your back in just about any stage situation you can imagine.
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Electroplex Rocket 35-EL Amp Review

October 8, 2012
The Electroplex Rocket 35-EL dishes out a slew of vintage Brit-tones in an impressively versatile, modernized package.
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Marshall JCM1-C 50th Anniversary Amp Review

October 8, 2012
The tube-driven circuit captures the original JCM800’s feel and aggressive tones astonishingly well, while letting you unleash molten overdrive at much more agreeable volume levels.
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Brunetti Singleman Amp Review

October 8, 2012
An excellent tribute to blackface Fenders in terms of tonality, Brunetti''s Singleman also features classy looks, roadworthy build quality, and a very reasonable price.
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Marshall JMP-1C 50th Anniversary Combo Amp Review

October 1, 2012
The JMP-1C is perfect for home recordists looking to add the coveted JMP growl and attack to their tracks, collectors looking for a usable and user-friendly piece of Marshall history, and those who are want the Super Lead sound back after putting their 100-watt heads in storage years ago.
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Analog Outfitters Sarge Amp Review

September 11, 2012
The Sarge amp is a 15-watt, EL84-powered circuit that uses vintage Hammond organ transformers and a Fender Deluxe-style tone stack.
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Orange Micro Terror Amp Review

September 5, 2012
A 20-watt, tube/solid-state hybrid mini stack that oozes Orange cool and delivers many of the sweet tones that put Orange on the map.
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Hovercraft Dwarvenaut 20 and Andromeda KT88 Amplifier Review

August 29, 2012
The Dwarvenaut 20 and the Andromeda KT88 are built—or rebuilt—to achieve tones from the most hallowed names in stoner and doom rock.
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TC Electronic BG250 Bass Amp Review

August 21, 2012
A great tool for budget-minded bassists who want full tone without backbreaking weight.
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Ampeg Micro-CL Stack Bass Amp Review

August 10, 2012
Ampeg''s new Micro-CL Stack has a simple feature set with a modern SVT look, and boasts a very attractive price tag that’s targeted towards the budget-conscious bassist.
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Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review

August 10, 2012
Instead of designing a modeler that is loaded with preprogrammed emulations of the classics, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier lets you create your own models from real amps—the ones that best suit your own playing style.
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Diago Little Smasher Guitar Amp Review

August 10, 2012
Diago’s Little Smasher is an achievement in amplifier portability with some decent tones, including some crunchy sounds that will make you believe you’re using something much bigger.
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Fractal Axe-FX II Preamp FX Processor Review

July 9, 2012
“This thing is the greatest invention ever for electric guitarists,” Dweezil Zappa told Premier Guitar at last year’s LA Amp Show as he gushed over Fractal Audio’s new Axe-Fx
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Scarlett Bass 200 Amp Review

July 9, 2012
Although guitardom had a brief fascination with solid-state designs around the advent of the transistor, since then the mighty tube has reasserted its authority in 6-string realms and the
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Champions of Chime: The EL84 Roundup

July 9, 2012
Three studio pros test nine EL84-powered amps in the 15-watt ballpark.
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Carvin VL300 Legacy 3 Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Steve Vai and Carvin''s latest collaboration.
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Nocturne Blondeshell Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Run by Tavo Vega out of his shop in Southern California, Nocturne Amplification is one of the few outfits today specializing in 6G6-B Bassman-based designs.
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Gallien-Krueger MB800 Bass Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Featuring a discreet, FET-driven preamp and a backsaving weight of just under 5 pounds, this little beast delivers 800 watts at 4 ohms.
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Fender Super Bassman Pro Bass Amplifier Review

May 30, 2012
Big tube bass rigs will always be a part of the low-end landscape, even as advancements in digital and solid-state technology and performance requirements make smaller rigs more prevalent.
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