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April 2015

Reviews: Amps

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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Quick Hit: Zeppelin Design Labs Percolator

April 12, 2015
A 2-watt head that conjures a variety of rootsy tones via an unusual NOS tube
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Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass BigHead

March 15, 2015
Big bass sound and plenty more from a pocket-sized package.
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Quick Hit: Demeter TGA-1-180D Mighty Minnie Review

March 6, 2015
Few—if any—100-watt heads pack this much power into such a convenient and portable format.
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Crushing Heads: High-Gain Amp Review Roundup

March 2, 2015
Four brutal amps from Mesa/Boogie, Friedman, Randall, and Engl go through the Premier Guitar roundup wringer.
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Schertler Bass Fidelity B10 Review

January 30, 2015
A pint-sized powerhouse 1x10 bass combo that belies its footprint.
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BC Audio No. 10 Mk. II Amplifier Review

January 22, 2015
Not just another plexi clone!
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Park P45 Review

December 18, 2014
A handwired 45-watt head based on a mid-’60s British classic.
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Risen Legacy Review

December 12, 2014
This 50-watt head captures the best qualities of coveted non-master volume amps.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar FLY 3

December 5, 2014
A mean little practice amp that streets under $75 and includes an onboard delay.
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Carr Skylark Review

October 24, 2014
This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.
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