Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Reviews: Amps

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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Fender Pawn Shop Special Excelsior and Greta Amp Reviews

May 23, 2012
And though the Excalibur and Greta differ significantly in terms of look and function, each is a ticket to funky realms that can prompt inspiration and fresh thinking about tone, recording, and performance possibilities.
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Orange OR50H Reissue Amp Review

May 11, 2012
Based on the legendary Pics Only amp, the OR50H is one of the most versatile Oranges ever—an amp that delivers a wide range of sounds in addition to the muscle and headroom typically associated with the brand.
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Peavey Headliner Head and 410 Cab Review

May 11, 2012
The 600-watt Headliner head and Headliner 410 cab represent a modern take on the qualities that have made Peavey products so enduring—robust power, reliability, and impressive construction.
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Jackson Ampworks Newcastle Amp Review

May 11, 2012
This amp has amazing synergy with whatever you plug in to it, giving your fingers and axe power to take you from muted, complex jazz tones to perfect ’70s crunch and everything in between.
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