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Dusky Mandorla

The Mandorla boost comes from the mind and hands of an accomplished amp builder. Not surprisingly, it lends the feel of a direct link between guitar and amplifier, adding color in doses that still verge on transparency, and tone and gain control that feel like working a simple vintage recording console.

$160 street
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