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EL34

ARTICLES

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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NAMM '16 - Laney GH50R-212 Combo Demo

January 28, 2016
The UK brand designs a new combo that allows players to blend the amount of output and preamp sections are in a guitarist's signal.
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Siegmund Doppler Stereo Combo Review

December 29, 2015
An unconventional combo amp with unique trem/vibrato tones.
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SNAMM '15 - 3rd Power Amplification Dual Citizen Demo

August 5, 2015
See and hear how this EL34-driven head delivers authentic British- and American-inspired tones.
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SNAMM '15 - Marshall Astoria Series Classic and Custom Demos

July 16, 2015
The father of loud creates a new handwired series of amps and combos.
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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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Trash or Treasure: Vox V125 Bass

June 21, 2015
A rare early-’80s bass amp model sometimes used by Paul McCartney.
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Orange Rockerverb 50 MKIII Review

May 18, 2015
Improved reverb and scalable power make an Orange stalwart more versatile than ever.
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Musikmesse '15 - Engl Artist Edition, RockMaster, and MetalMaster Demos

May 14, 2015
Check out three new amps from the German company—including one built with input from Ritchie Blackmore, Doug Aldrich, and others.
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Ask Amp Man: Taming a Hiwatt DR-201

April 6, 2015
When it comes to super-powerful tube amps, can you have too much of a good thing?
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DV Mark Maragold Review

March 25, 2015
Greg Howe’s signature DV Mark is a wildly adaptable two-channel, 40-watt head.
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NAMM '15 - Bugera Amps T50 Infinium Demo

February 17, 2015
Get a taste of what this cage-style, 50-watt, EL34-powered beast has to offer.
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NAMM '15 - Carp Amps Moonfish Demo

February 5, 2015
See and hear their newest dual-EL34, 50-watt head in action.
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NAMM '15 - Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKIII Demo

January 24, 2015
The German company adds another model to their signature line of versatile amps.
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BC Audio No. 10 Mk. II Amplifier Review

January 22, 2015
Not just another plexi clone!
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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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NAMM '14 - Vox Night Train 50 Demo

February 10, 2014
Ditching the EL84 tubes, the 50-watt head is beefed up with EL34s delivering not only the traditional british clean chime sounds, but also modern high-gain sounds, too.
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Traynor Introduces the YBA1 Mod 1 Amp

January 31, 2014
The YBA1 Mod 1 uses three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL34 power tubes in a Class-AB design.
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Tone Tips: Tube Talk

September 12, 2013
Electric guitar gets much of its sonic mojo from vacuum tubes. Get the lowdown on those glowing glass bottles and learn how to coax the best sound from your amp.
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Trash or Treasure: Hiwatt DR103

August 24, 2013
Gear guru Zachary Fjestad appraises a PG reader's iconic half-stack—the same type used by Pete Townshend and other legends.
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