November 2020

EL34

Blackwing-FEAT

Black Wing Amplification Screamin’ Eagle 50 Review

July 10, 2017
A handbuilt setup that combines crystal-clean headroom with more than enough flavors of rich distortion.
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May17-Marshall-FEAT

Marshall 2525C Mini Jubilee Review

April 4, 2017
A legendary brute is reborn as a bantamweight bruiser.
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Apr17-BC AUdio-FEAT

BC Audio JMX 100 Review

March 1, 2017
A reinvented plexi with octal preamp tubes and true point-to-point wiring.
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Mar17-PRS-FEAT

PRS Sonzera 50 Review

February 15, 2017
A potent amp of many personalities—from blackface to brawny high gain.
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BC-FEAT

NAMM '17 - BC Audio Grand Prix 100 Demo

February 2, 2017
Get a preview of the power and range this meticulously handcrafted, all-tube head can offer. Bonus: Hear how the amp's footswitch-activated, dual-power function manipulates its tone.
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Parson

Parson 1975HW Review

October 31, 2016
A mid-’70s Marshall-style head at a budget-friendly price.
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EVH

SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150IIIS EL34 Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
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bullhead

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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Aug16-Laney-FEAT

Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
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Jul16-Marshall-FEAT

Marshall JCM 25/50 2555X Silver Jubilee Review

June 2, 2016
An elusive Marshall rarity reappears—reminding us how dynamic and versatile these big Brits can be.
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tone king

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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laney

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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Feb16-Siegmund-FEAT

Siegmund Doppler Stereo Combo Review

December 29, 2015
An unconventional combo amp with unique trem/vibrato tones.
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3rd-feat

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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marshall-feat

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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Tubes FEAT2

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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Aug15-Trash or Treasure-FEAT

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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Jul15-Orange-RockerverbMK3-FEAT

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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Engl-FEAT

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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FEAT

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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