February 2020

6L6

Ask Amp Man: A Space-Age Gibson Titan Gets Relaunched

June 11, 2017
A rare find from 1964 lands on the workbench and is up and running after a little ground control.
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Fuchs ODS Classic Review

May 29, 2017
The latest version of the Overdrive Supreme is almost absurdly versatile.
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Vintage Vault: 1957 Fender Pro

February 5, 2017
A close-up look at the original version of a just-reissued Fender amp.
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NAMM '17 - Aclam Guitars Canivell Modernist Amp Demo

February 2, 2017
The Barcelona company shows off a 30-watt, class-AB head that runs on 6L6s.
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NAMM '17 - Fryette Power Load | Sound City SC30 Demos

January 31, 2017
Steven Fryette introduces a new cab and mic emulation box along with a classic-voiced, 30-watt combo rocking 6L6s.
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NAMM '17 - PRS 509, SC 594 & J-MOD 100 John Mayer Signature Amp Demos

January 25, 2017
See what two high-end axes—with added tonal flexiblity—sound like through a signature amp that was years in the making.
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NAMM '17 - Mojotone '56 Quiet Coil P-90 & Wrightsville Demos

January 20, 2017
Hear a vintage-voiced new pickup in a '58 Les Paul Junior and a combo that divides wet and dry signals between its two speakers.
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Ask Amp Man: Supercharging a Super Reverb

January 13, 2017
Six ways to beef-up the breakup on the classic Fender combo.
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Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp Review

January 6, 2017
A 15" speaker makes this reborn tweed machine a warm, pedal-friendly platform for clean to mean sounds.
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Bogner Goldfinger 54 Phi Review

October 14, 2016
Reinhold's latest yields burly blackface and tweed tones, as well as crazy versatility.
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Blackstar Artist 15 Review

May 6, 2016
This stealthy, streamlined 15-watter sings from both sides of the Atlantic.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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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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Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
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NAMM '16 - Blackstar Amplification Artist 15 and ID: Core 150 Demos

February 3, 2016
Get a taste of what the 6L6-powered, 1x12 combo and how the UK-brand juiced up their beloved practice line of amps for the stage.
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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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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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Musikmesse '15 - Gurus Amps Tritone and 5015 Demos

May 15, 2015
Check out two new 6L6-powered heads that feature a three-way "sexytone" voicing control.
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Musikmesse '15 - Randall Amplifiers Thrasher 50 and EOD 88 Demos

May 13, 2015
The US Music brand unleashes two more devastatingly heavy heads.
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Dr. Z Unveils the Z-LUX

May 11, 2015
The company's latest box-of-rock delivers that big, warm vintage tone of a handwired, tube amp.
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