December 2016

Reviews: Amps

Quilter MicroPro 200 Full-Range 8" Amp Review

February 20, 2013
The founder of QSC turns his pro-audio expertise to crafting a stellar-sounding, portable solid-state amp.
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Blackstar ID:60TVP Amp Review

February 13, 2013
See how Blackstar is using new technology to emulate different tube responses in their new programmable amp.
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Roland GA-112 Amp Review

February 4, 2013
Roland’s new 100-watt GA-112 combo provides a blank slate for sculpting sounds, from pristine clean to metal mayhem via a super-simple control set.
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Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Amp Review

January 9, 2013
Even with a recipe that''s concocted from familiar old-school Fender elements, the Vibro-King sings with a unique voice that’s suited to a variety of blues and classic rock settings.
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Overton Flyweight 500 Micro Amp Review

January 9, 2013
With so many well-thought-out features in such a budget-friendly package, Overton has taken a step in the right direction with the Flyweight 500 micro amp.
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Nace M1-18R Amp Review

January 9, 2013
Though the Nace M1-18R will exceed the budget of most casual players, it verges on being a work of art and can be a dangerous weapon in the studio and small-to-medium sized stages.
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Carr Bloke Amp Review

December 26, 2012
A powerhouse throwback to raunchy classic rock tones with Carr''s signature quality and responsiveness.
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Ashdown Classic Tube Magnifier CTM-300 Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Capable of delivering clean and responsive to overdriven tones, Ashdown''s CTM-300 is an an all-tube, 300-watt beast that boasts some modern enhancements, while still giving a nod to the amps of old.
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Junior Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Weighing only five pounds and armed with a couldn’t-be-easier control set, the solid-state ZT Junior sounds deceptively tube-like in terms of response and warmth.
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KW Cabs ST-2m Cab Review

December 10, 2012
The ST-2m 2x12 cabinet from KW Cabs uses a combination of select hardwoods, finely tuned porting, non-braced baffles, and handpicked speakers to create a cabinet that packs a huge wallop and can easily hold its own next to larger 4x12 units.
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Markbass Big Bang Bass Amplifier Review

November 5, 2012
The recently released Big Bang—a 500-watt, solid-state amp head—represents the next step in Markbass’ continued pursuit of providing full, warm, bass tones from a unit that’s as light and small as possible.
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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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