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Reviews: Amps

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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Milkman Pint Review

January 12, 2017
A 10-watt amp that’s “class A” in every regard.
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Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp Review

January 6, 2017
A 15" speaker makes this reborn tweed machine a warm, pedal-friendly platform for clean to mean sounds.
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Hartke TX600 Review

December 21, 2016
This 7-pound amp rewards bassists with an easy-to-carry design, a tube preamp, and a very nice price.
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Otis Amplification Trudeau Review

November 22, 2016
Craft design sensibilities and rowdy tones come together in a handsome and sometimes savage-sounding amp.
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Two-Rock Cardiff Review

November 14, 2016
Can you have EL84 sparkle and bounteous bottom?
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EBS Magni 500 MA15 Review

November 9, 2016
EBS delivers a new bass combo aimed at working musicians keen on a light load.
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Parson 1975HW Review

October 31, 2016
A mid-’70s Marshall-style head at a budget-friendly price.
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Bogner Goldfinger 54 Phi Review

October 14, 2016
Reinhold's latest yields burly blackface and tweed tones, as well as crazy versatility.
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Quick Hit: Taurus Amplification Stomp-Head 5.CE

October 11, 2016
This ultra-portable 90-watt head has tone-sculpting features galore.
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Panama Fuego X Review

September 25, 2016
A compact, handwired powerhouse that delivers big tones and big value.
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Practice Pals: A 5-Amp Review Roundup

August 23, 2016
PG examines a handful of very different but very portable and flexible amplifiers from Vox, Ibanez, Orange, Marshall, and Roland.
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Peavey Classic 30 Review

August 19, 2016
A dependable road warrior gets a nice boost.
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