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SNAMM '16 - Bullhead Amplification Matador Demo

July 2, 2016
Hear this handwired, single-channel head that can either come with 6V6s (20W) or EL34s (40W).
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SNAMM '16 - Fender '57 Classic Tweed Champ, Deluxe, Pro, and Twin Demos

July 1, 2016
Check out three old favorites with modern updates, and get introduced to a brand-new reissue.
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SNAMM '16 - Revv Amplification Dynamis Demo

June 29, 2016
See what this 6V6-loaded combo can do with its 2-channel platform and three reverb-decay options.
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SNAMM '16 - Broken Crow Amplification BC-T20 and BC-B30 Demos

June 29, 2016
The Kentucky tone hunters enjoy their first NAMM show by introducing a head powered by 6V6s and another working with EL84s.
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NAMM '16 - Mojotone '58 Quiet Coil S-style Pickup Set, Deacon, and MT Pilot Demos

February 25, 2016
Hear a new, vintage-inspired set of S-style pickups and two new tube heads—one loaded with 6V6s and another with KT66s.
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NAMM '16 - Bogner Goldfinger 54 Phi Demo

February 15, 2016
Check out Reinhold Bogner's new head that can switch between 6L6 and 6V6 power tubes.
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NAMM '16 - Tone King Amplifiers Royalist 45 MK II Head & Combo, and Ironman II Mini Demos

February 8, 2016
Amp builder Mark Bartel adds some tweaks and updates to an old favorite for more of a sweet, singing JTM45 to raging Plexi/Super Lead sound and downsizes the footprint of his attenuator.
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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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Axes & Artifacts: '55 Fender Stratocaster and '59 Deluxe

August 11, 2015
In our second installment, Gruhn Guitars’ Greg Voros shows and tells us about two rare ’50s Fenders—a tweed Deluxe and a Strat with Bakelite parts—while PG’s John Bohlinger mesmerizes us with stellar playing on these fascinating pieces.
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SNAMM '15 - Park Amplifiers Rock Head 50 and Little Head 18 Demos

July 24, 2015
See and hear two new vintage-inspired amps with stripped-down features and a whole lot of rock.
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SNAMM '15 - Bullhead Amplification 10th Anniversary Custom Shop Amp Demo

July 19, 2015
See and hear what this special-edition, 20-watt, 6V6-driven beast can crank out.
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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

July 2, 2015
Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic traits is essential reading.
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Panama Guitars Announces the Conqueror 5

March 12, 2015
A 5-watt tribute to the legendary tweed Champ.
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Carr Skylark Review

October 24, 2014
This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.
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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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Louis Electric Amplifiers Releases the Black Line Series of Amps

July 31, 2014
The Black Line is the result of requests from longstanding customers to build a “black line” series to emulate the beautiful sounds of the pre-CBS blackface amplifiers.
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Rivera Venus Deux Review

July 7, 2014
The Burbank amp gurus’ latest is one of the most expressive and versatile 6V6 combos available today.
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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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Undervalued Gear: The Gibson Les Paul Junior GA-5 Amplifier

June 26, 2014
Classic vintage amps typically come with hefty price tags. But if you know what to look for, you might find a bargain hiding in plain sight.
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Electroplex Rocket 42 Review

May 18, 2014
Is it possible to capture the sweet tones of small, classic Fender amps at louder levels?
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