November 2018

EL34

ARTICLES

First Look: Marshall Origin 50C

October 11, 2018
Guitarist John Bohlinger uses a '60s Strat, '50s goldtop, and a dual-humbucker Kiesel to hear the various tonal flavors residing in the British rock box.
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Marshall Origin 50C Review

October 11, 2018
A big-toned bargain that’s perfect for pedalboard tone sculptors.
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Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

August 7, 2018
Fifty watts of stunning Marshall-flavored versatility that moves from clean to screaming.
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SNAMM '18 - 3rd Power Kitchen Sink Demo

July 1, 2018
Find out how three distinct (and killer) amp voicings are packed into one box of rock.
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Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII Review

April 24, 2018
A budget-friendly combo with countless crunch tones plus studio-friendly features.
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First Look: Friedman BE-50 Deluxe

March 19, 2018
The Lee Brice sideman busts out his PRS hollowbody, Hahn T-style, and a vintage Les Paul and Strat to properly rock out this 50-watt monster.
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NAMM '18 - Marshall DSL40C & Origin20C Demos

January 31, 2018
Two new tube-driven combos offer different takes on the classic Marshall sound—at lower volumes and lighter poundage.
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NAMM '18 - Friedman BE-50 Deluxe, Vintage-S, Metro-D, Gold-72, DP-OD & Golden Pearl Demos

January 26, 2018
The updated Deluxe head rips three different ways. Plus—find out about the brand's expanding guitar family.
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SNAMM '17 - Bullhead Amplification Paragon Demo

July 14, 2017
Amp builder Scott VanFossen unleashes a head that can come with either 6L6 or EL34 tubes and is equally equipped to handle acoustics.
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Black Wing Amplification Screamin’ Eagle 50 Review

July 10, 2017
A handbuilt setup that combines crystal-clean headroom with more than enough flavors of rich distortion.
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Marshall 2525C Mini Jubilee Review

April 4, 2017
A legendary brute is reborn as a bantamweight bruiser.
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BC Audio JMX 100 Review

March 1, 2017
A reinvented plexi with octal preamp tubes and true point-to-point wiring.
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PRS Sonzera 50 Review

February 15, 2017
A potent amp of many personalities—from blackface to brawny high gain.
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NAMM '17 - BC Audio Grand Prix 100 Demo

February 2, 2017
Get a preview of the power and range this meticulously handcrafted, all-tube head can offer. Bonus: Hear how the amp's footswitch-activated, dual-power function manipulates its tone.
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Parson 1975HW Review

October 31, 2016
A mid-’70s Marshall-style head at a budget-friendly price.
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SNAMM '16 - EVH 5150IIIS EL34 Demo

July 20, 2016
Eddie gets another monster head—this one is loaded with EL34s.
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SNAMM '16 - Bullhead Amplification Matador Demo

July 2, 2016
Hear this handwired, single-channel head that can either come with 6V6s (20W) or EL34s (40W).
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Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
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Marshall JCM 25/50 2555X Silver Jubilee Review

June 2, 2016
An elusive Marshall rarity reappears—reminding us how dynamic and versatile these big Brits can be.
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NAMM '16 - Tone King Amplifiers Royalist 45 MK II Head & Combo, and Ironman II Mini Demos

February 8, 2016
Amp builder Mark Bartel adds some tweaks and updates to an old favorite for more of a sweet, singing JTM45 to raging Plexi/Super Lead sound and downsizes the footprint of his attenuator.
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