PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Scarlett Amplifiers Screamer 70. The Screamer 70 is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding two Tung-Sol 6550 power tubes. The 70's front panel controls include Presence, Bass, Mids, Treble, Master, and Gain.



PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--the Scarlett Amplifiers Screamer 70. The Screamer 70 is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding two Tung-Sol 6550 power tubes. The 70's front panel controls include Presence, Bass, Mids, Treble, Master, and Gain.

This 1964 Vibrolux Reverb arrived in all-original condition, right down to a two-prong power cord and a death cap wired to the ground switch. The author’s well-worn Strat is the perfect companion.

How our columnist’s risky purchase turned out to be a dusty pre-CBS jewel.

This month, I’d like to share the story of my 1964 Fender Vibrolux Reverb. It was a really risky purchase that had some big surprises.

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While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

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