PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Carr Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Carr's newest amp, the Artemus. The Artemus is a 30W (switchable down to 15W) combo that features a control panel with Volume, Edge (toggle switch, bright and upper mid-boost), Bass, Mid (toggle switch between '60s American mid voice to a British AC voice), Treble and 30W/15W switch. Its loaded with EL84, 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube and 12AX7 (emulates a EF86thickness and gain) preamp tubes. Available in a 1x12, 2x12, 1x15 and head configurations.



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Carr Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Carr's newest amp, the Artemus.

The Artemus is a 30W (switchable down to 15W) combo that features a control panel with Volume, Edge (toggle switch, bright and upper mid-boost), Bass, Mid (toggle switch between '60s American mid voice to a British AC voice), Treble and 30W/15W switch. Its loaded with EL84, 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube and 12AX7 (emulates a EF86thickness and gain) preamp tubes. Available in a 1x12, 2x12, 1x15 and head configurations.

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When power cables and signal paths tangle, the results can be noisy. Here are some easy fixes.

In my previous State of the Stomp ["The Shocking Truth About Ground Loops," October 2021], I discussed how ground loops can be formed between the amplifiers in a multiple amp setup, and how to safely address them with an isolation transformer. As a brief reminder, a ground loop is created whenever two electrical circuits that theoretically have the same ground potential actually have a non-zero potential between them in practice, and that often results in hums and buzzes that are harmonically related to the mains voltage frequency in your part of the world.

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We've reviewed a ton of cool gear over the past 12 months, but these stood above the rest and won our coveted Premier Gear Award.

This year more than 40 guitars, basses, effects, and amps from a diverse group of gear makers earned the coveted Premier Gear Award from our discerning editors. Here is our gear of the year.

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