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Reviews: Amps

Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

November 9, 2017
A long-overdue handwired classic knocks it out of the park with tones and no-brainer mods that more than justify the price.
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Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

November 7, 2017
A mainstay rock ‘n’ roll amplifier maker delivers an impressive acoustic surprise.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Quick Hit: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

November 2, 2017
Look ma! There’s an amp on my guitar!
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Boss Acoustic Singer Live Review

October 2, 2017
Impressive value and features add up to a versatile acoustic amplification solution.
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Supro 1685RT Neptune Reverb Review

September 6, 2017
Supro teams with SIR to create a unique and potent backline workhorse.
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David Nordschow Amplification DNA-800 Review

August 9, 2017
A light and tight bass powerhouse with an impressive design pedigree.
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Victory V40 Deluxe Review

August 1, 2017
Bridging the blackface/plexi gap.
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Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini Review

July 28, 2017
A kid-sister amp with a grown-up voice.
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Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister Deluxe 40 Review

July 16, 2017
Tube potency meets programmability in a super-flexible 40-watt monster.
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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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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: Traynor SB106

July 5, 2017
Clean bass tones from a small, stout combo that can go from desktop to practice to gig with grace.
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Glockenklang Steamhammer Review

July 4, 2017
Glockenklang brings down the bass sledge with a precision-engineered, 700-watt class-D powerhouse.
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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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Trace Elliot ELF Review

June 7, 2017
The wee ELF is small enough to fit in your back pocket, but possesses a voice that defies its size.
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AER Compact 60/3 TE Review

June 6, 2017
Aussie fingerstyle wizard Tommy Emmanuel gets a clear, lush, and expansive-sounding signature acoustic amp.
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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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Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 Review

May 16, 2017
A versatile, powerful, and portable amplifier handles analog pedalboards and digital multi-effects with equal ease.
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Carr Mercury V Review

May 3, 2017
A Brit-flavored beauty with remarkable range.
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