June Issue

Reviews: Amps

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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Winfield Dust Devil Review

April 25, 2017
A classy, well-crafted, and creatively recombinant distillate of classic Vox and Fender sounds.
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Marshall 2525C Mini Jubilee Review

April 4, 2017
A legendary brute is reborn as a bantamweight bruiser.
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Studious Moseley Review

March 28, 2017
An ultra-minimal amp with two EL84s—and a unique voice.
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Positive Grid BIAS Rack Review

March 23, 2017
We take a look at the ambitious, amp-matching power amp version of the popular iOS modeler.
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Phil Jones Bass Session 77 Review

March 14, 2017
A pair of 7" ferrite drivers helps a wallet-friendly 100-watt bass combo deliver the goods.
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Line 6 Spider V 120 Review

March 10, 2017
The Spider evolves and takes inexpensive modeling tones and functionality to new and better levels.
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Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 Review

March 3, 2017
This Finnish company’s debut bass amp harnesses thunder aplenty in a smart-looking, light package.
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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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PRS Sonzera 50 Review

February 15, 2017
A potent amp of many personalities—from blackface to brawny high gain.
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Bullhead Matador Review

February 12, 2017
Nashville builder Scott VanFossen’s red-cape sleight of hand puts exquisite twists into a form that’s far more than it seems.
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Epifani Piccolo 999 Review

February 1, 2017
This 1,000-watt head won’t break your back at 4 1/2 pounds, but it might add molto bene to your vocabulary.
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