December 2020

Combo

ARTICLES

Mojotone BlackOut British review homepage

Mojotone BlackOut British: The Premier Guitar Review

September 18, 2020
This intriguingly flexible take on the 18-watt formula serves up vintage authenticity while upping the EQ power considerably.
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Black Volt Amplification Hawk Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 15, 2020
Handmade in Los Angeles, the Black Volt Hawk features reclaimed wood and grille cloths and aims to meld Fender and Marshall tones in a low-wattage design that can accommodate any octal power tube without re-biasing.
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DIY rescuing vintage amps homepage

To Wreck or to Rock?

July 3, 2020
How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.
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Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Deluxe Amp

June 29, 2020
Watch John Bohlinger get busy with his light-but-loud blackface amp that has become a favorite for recording twangy tunes.
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Suhr Hombre - homepage

Suhr Hombre: The Premier Guitar Review

March 24, 2020
Brownface Deluxe tones and beautiful bubbling tremolo distinguish this light but loud gigging and studio machine.
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Silver and Black - homepage

How to Get Big Tones on Small Stages

February 25, 2020
Find the sweet spot between volume, sanity, and sonic happiness with classic-style Fender amps.
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Fender Tone Master-homepage

Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb: The Premier Guitar Review

February 7, 2020
A DSP-driven blackface Deluxe that dares players to differentiate between tube and digital.
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Vox

Vox Introduces the Cambridge50 Combo

January 7, 2020
A modern modeling guitar amplifier powered by Nutube and Celestion.
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The Brit

J. Chester Amplification Introduces the Brit Combo

January 6, 2020
An EL84-powered combo that features digital reverb and a Warehouse speaker.
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Blackstar Silverline - homepage

Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
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Mooer

Mooer Audio Introduces the Hornet White Combo Amplifier

October 30, 2019
A combo amp that features nine digital amp models, built-in effects, Bluetooth audio, and headphone out.
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Blackstar

First Look: Blackstar Silverline Standard

October 10, 2019
We take a listen to the British amp outfit’s latest, which features six power-tube-mimicking modes and numerous recording and performance options—all in a compact and handsome form factor.
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ToneMaster

First Look: Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb

October 7, 2019
Classic "American" amp tones in a butt-simple modeling amp? You bet—and it sheds 15 pounds in the process!
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Boss

Boss Introduces the Katana MkII Amplifier Lineup

October 4, 2019
The revamped lineup includes three combos and one head.
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Winfield Tremor - homepage

Winfield Tremor Review

September 25, 2019
A handwired Harvard post-graduate.
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Supro

Supro Unveils the Blues King 8

September 10, 2019
An 8" all-tube combo with footswitchable boost.
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Line 6

First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120 MkII

September 9, 2019
Thousands of tone-shaping options and thumping power make the Spider's latest evolution a screaming deal.
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ZT

Summer NAMM 2019: ZT Amps Lunchbox Reverb & Jazz Club Demos

July 21, 2019
Take a look at a revamped mini amp that comes in it at 100 watts, and a custom-shop combo aimed at jazzers.
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Line 6

Line 6 Unveils the Spider V 120 MkII

July 18, 2019
The new version includes vintage-style amp presets voiced by a renowned tube-amp maker and artist and iconic song collections.
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Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
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