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Reviews: Amps

silktone - homepage

Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
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Gear of the Year - homepage

The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Peavey-MH-homepage

Peavey Invective.MH Review

November 6, 2019
Misha Mansoor’s own mini head is as savage as you want it to be, with a less rowdy side that surprises.
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Vox-Superbeetle-homepage

Quick Hit: Vox Mini Superbeetle Bass Review

October 23, 2019
Sure, it’s a cute little rig, but it can speak quite loudly for its size.
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Mojotone BlackOut - homepage

Mojotone BlackOut Review

October 17, 2019
A killer handwired tweed-style amp for under a grand.
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Winfield Tremor - homepage

Winfield Tremor Review

September 25, 2019
A handwired Harvard post-graduate.
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Revv D20 homepage

Revv D20 Review

August 27, 2019
A direct-recording preamp—and a true 20-watt head.
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MesaBoogie-homepage

Mesa/Boogie Subway WD-800 Review

August 15, 2019
A Mesa bass powerhouse that brings bells and whistles galore, but remains true to the fat tube-based tone of the WalkAbout preamp that helped inspire it.
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Henry SRT+ - homepage

Henry Amplification SRT+ Review

August 13, 2019
A modern take on an obscure Vox gem.
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Blackstar-Slider

Blackstar HT20RH MkII Review

July 25, 2019
The English builder’s affordable mid-wattage star gets leaner, meaner, and more versatile.
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Quick Hit: Laney Mini-Bass-NX Review

July 15, 2019
What’s smaller than a half-loaf of bread, runs on batteries, and just may inspire you to practice more?
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Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
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Marshall-Studio-FEAT

Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

July 3, 2019
Plexi tone in a petite package.
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Taurus

Taurus Vandall-500 Review

May 6, 2019
This dual-preamp class-D bass beast boasts toughness through its build and finesse with its EQ.
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Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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May19-GR Bass-FEAT

GR Bass ONE800 and GR 212 Review

April 14, 2019
A bass rig from Italia that cooks up a tonal dish of tasty low-end flavors with plenty of power.
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May19-Orange-FEAT

Orange TremLord 30 Review

April 5, 2019
Transatlantic tones and tremolo mark a deviation from Orange tradition.
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Apr19-Aguilar-FEAT

Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 Review

March 20, 2019
This svelte class-D powerhouse churns out 700 watts, yet keeps it light and tight at less than five pounds.
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Apr19-IKM-FEAT

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Review

March 6, 2019
This audio interface/MIDI controller is perfect for iOS devices—and lots of other things.
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Mar19-Peavey-FEAT

Peavey Max 150 Review

February 22, 2019
A familiar combo gets a refresh as a stealthy-looking, feature-packed machine.
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