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EL84

ARTICLES

Fender Bassbreaker 45 Review

May 20, 2016
Marshall founded its empire on Fender’s Bassman circuit. Now Fender returns the favor with an Anglicized 2x12 combo.
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NAMM '16 - Two-Rock Amplification Cardiff Demo

February 9, 2016
The California tone creators offer an EL84 amp with less compression, fuller/fatter midrange, and a stout low-end sound.
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NAMM '16 - Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 20 & 40 Demos

February 4, 2016
See and hear the new evolution of HK's lunchbox amp by providing a genuine FRFR (full range flat response) tonal experience.
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NAMM '16 - Vox AC15, AC30 & AV Series Amplifiers Demos

February 4, 2016
The chime masters release new EL84-powered heads and unveil a new line of Analog Valve combos with built-in effects.
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NAMM '16 - East Amplification Duality Series Demo

January 23, 2016
Ask Amp Man mastermind Jeff Bober introduces a new 30W combo loaded with EL84s.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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Nace PRO-18 Tolex Combo Review

December 20, 2015
An old-school look and choice modern features make a working player’s dream amp.
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Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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Mastromattei Amps Releases the Combo King

August 25, 2015
The 30-watt version houses four 12AX7 preamp tubes and a quartet of EL84s.
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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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Ask Amp Man: Troubleshooting a Peavey Classic 50

July 27, 2015
The Peavey Classic line included some of the company’s finest amps—but they require special troubleshooting procedures.
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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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Musikmesse '15 - Vox AC10C1 Demo

May 3, 2015
The influential British amp company unleashes a small-but-mighty 1x10 combo that has a Celestion speaker, reverb, and will street for under $500.
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Vox Introduces the AC10C1

April 8, 2015
A 10-watt combo with reverb, a pair of EL84 tubes, and a Celestion VX10 speaker.
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Marshall 1958X 18-Watt Review

August 26, 2014
A high-end, hand-wired version of Marshall’s little giant.
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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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Bradford Sterling Review

July 29, 2014
A deco-styled EL84 18-watter melds Vox and Marshall sounds.
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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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The Mean 18: British-Style 18-Watt Amp Kits from Mojotone and Tube Depot

July 1, 2014
We built two killer Marshall 18-watt amp clones from kits. Which sounds best? Which was more fun to make?
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Peavey ValveKing II 20 Review

April 28, 2014
Classic tube tone and studio-friendly features in an affordable combo.
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