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Tools for the Task: Micro Amps

December 6, 2017
Ten very little amps that won’t blow any doors down, but might inspire more practice.
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Taurus Updates Stomp-Head Line with the Classic and High-Gain Models

November 21, 2017
Both units are 2-channel, 60W amps that are revoiced and resized in pedalboard-friendly units.
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7 Sleeper Vintage Amps That Bring the Noise

July 14, 2017
Discover these pawnshop beauties by Airline, Teisco, Yamaha, Harmony, Ace Tone, Hohner, and McKinney.
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Hilbish Design Beta Review

July 7, 2017
The spirit of the Sunn Beta is reborn in Nate Hilbish’s loud and lovingly executed homage.
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Quick Hit: Vox MV50 AC

June 30, 2017
Can a pint-sized hybrid head cop the arena-rocking tones of an iconic amp?
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Seymour Duncan Releases the PowerStage 700

June 30, 2017
A stereo power amp that offers 700 watts of power per channel
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Quilter Labs Announces the OverDrive 200

May 22, 2017
A 200-watt head that features two channels, effects loop, and universal power supply.
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First Look: Vox MV50 AC

May 1, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger play and offer up his initial thoughts on this powerful little Brit-toned head.
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Trash or Treasure: Sunn Solos II

November 21, 2016
Twenty bucks for a 1970s Sunn combo in excellent condition makes for a Saturday well spent!
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Ask Amp Man: Reviving an Alamo Fury

March 2, 2016
A dead amp bought for next to nothing might—with a few inexpensive fixes—become a new workhorse.
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Trickfish Bullhead 1K Amp and BM 212 Cabinet Reviews

November 1, 2015
A new bass rig with standout EQ that makes it easy to dial in tones.
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Tone Tips: Modelers vs. Traditional Rigs

October 15, 2015
To model, or not to model? That depends on what type of player you are.
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Ask Amp Man: Demystifying the Ibanez GX20's Volume Knobs

August 18, 2015
How to make sense of the cascading gain stages in a 1980s solid-state combo.
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SNAMM '15 - Henriksen Amps The Bud Combo Demo

July 27, 2015
See and hear a new jazz combo that tips the scales at 17 pounds, has 120 watts on tap, and features reverb on both channels.
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Acoustic Image Introduces Clarus SL and SL-R Models

July 14, 2015
These single-channel amp heads feature 600 watts of power into just 4 ohms.
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SNAMM '15 - Fuchs Audio Jazz Classic Demo

July 10, 2015
Andy Fuchs takes us through his latest solid-state combo designed for jazz cats.
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Roland Unveils the Jazz Chorus JC-40

July 8, 2015
This 40-watt stereo amp features the famous “JC clean” tone and signature Dimensional Space Chorus effect.
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Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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Henriksen Amps Unveils the Bud

April 29, 2015
A compact, but powerful, amp aimed at jazzers.
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TC Electronic BH800 Review

April 24, 2015
A svelte 800-watt bass amp with a cornucopia of sounds available via free download.
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