October 2020

 

Preamp

ARTICLES

Hilbish

Hilbish Design and Red Fang Introduce the Night Destroyer Preamp Pedal

September 25, 2020
The limited-edition pedal is limited to 150 units and is based on the Sunn amps that Red Fang have used throughout their career.
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Rangemaster Boost Meets Marshall Muscle

September 23, 2020
If you dig English non-master-volume amps, this "foundation preamp" will drive you straight to heaven. The PG Dry Bell Engine review.
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IK Multimedia AXE I/O Solo Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 14, 2020
The digital-recording outfit's latest features a Rupert Neve-designed preamp, a Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit for transforming your guitar's voice from single-coil-like to humbucker-esque (or vice versa), and Amp Out jack, and a host of free software, including AmpliTube 4 Deluxe.
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Victory Amplifiers Duchess V4 Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 14, 2020
Rabea Massaad digs into a stompbox-sized amp boasting a whopping 180 watts—plus reverb, tremolo, and a quartet of unusual tubes.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs APE - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 13, 2020
See how you can add analog warmth and Echoplex-style drive to your sterile digital delay.
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Darkglass

Darkglass Electronics Announces the Element

July 1, 2020
A cab sim and headphone amp wrapped inside a minimalist design.
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Hilbish

Hilbish Design Introduces the Sol-Invictus Preamp Pedal

June 29, 2020
A dual-channel preamp with roots in the classic SUNN Beta Lead and Bass amplifier.
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When Bass Tone Shaping and OD Align

June 28, 2020
Potent overdrive plus solid EQ-ing capabilities equals old-school grit. The PG Tritonlab Equinox review.
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Drybell

DryBell Musical Electronic Laboratory Announces the Engine

June 3, 2020
A fully analog foundation preamp pedal inspired by classic British tones.
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Nux

Nu-X Unveils the Optima Air

April 16, 2020
A dual-switch acoustic guitar simulator inspired by 3 Sigma Audio.
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Engl

Synergy Amps Announces the ENGL Powerball Module

March 30, 2020
The module features a 3-band EQ and separate gain and mid boost switches on each channel.
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J. Rockett APE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 17, 2020
Liven up your lame digital delay with the ultimate EP-3-style booster.
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Synergy

Synergy Amps Introduces the Steve Vai Signature Module

March 4, 2020
The all-tube, dual-channel preamp is the company's first signature model.
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orange

Orange Bass Butler & Little Bass Thing Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Want the flexibility of a dual-amp bass rig without the doctor bills? Here's an oversized stomp that gives you a wealth of different routing options.
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L.R. Baggs

L.R. Baggs Soundscape Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
With a smartphone and a pedal, you can accurately capture the profile of your acoustic guitar’s tone and use it to replace your pickup’s signal in performance, for a sound that’s truly real.
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MXR Pork and Pickle and Thump

Way Huge Pork & Pickle Smalls and MXR Thump Demos | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
A smaller version of a classic bass overdrive and a mini preamp that offers a wealth of tonal options.
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Victory Amps

Victory Amps Releases the Duchess V4

January 16, 2020
The amp combines an all-tube preamp with a solid-state, 180-watt, class D power amp.
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Orange

Orange Amps Releases the Bass Butler and Little Bass Thing

January 6, 2020
The British amp company's latest offerings are a slender 500-watt head and a pedal-sized bass rig.
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JHS

JHS Pedals Announces the Colour Box V2

November 26, 2019
The updated version includes expanded EQ controls, hi/lo switch, and the ability to pass phantom power.
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J. Rockett

J. Rockett Audio Announces the APE

November 25, 2019
A pedal-sized recreation of a classic preamp.
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