February 2019

EL84

ARTICLES

First Look: Orange TremLord 30

February 21, 2019
John Bohlinger straps on a T-style, vintage Strat, and new Les Paul to test out the EL84 combo that warbles with two separate tube-driven tremolos and rich, lush 'verb.
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NAMM '19 - Orange Pedal Baby 100 & Trem Lord Demos

January 25, 2019
The storied U.K. outfit shakes things up with a compact, solid-state platform for pedals, and an American-toned combo with the ability to switch between two trem speeds.
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NAMM '19 - Fender '62 Princeton Amp Chris Stapleton Edition 2019 & Bassbreaker 30R Demos

January 25, 2019
Watch an in-depth demo of country superstar Chris Stapleton's signature '62 Princeton along with a new Bassbreaker model.
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Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
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Dimed & Dangerous: So Many Tubes, So Little Time

November 23, 2018
Thinking about a tube swap? Here are four factors to consider.
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First Look: Carr Telstar

October 29, 2018
John Bohlinger uses a trio of guitars (a Gretsch Black Falcon, a '60s Tele, and a humbucker-loaded Kiesel) to test this interesting combo that pairs 6L6 and EL84 output tubes.
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SNAMM '18 - Greer Amplification Supa Cobra & Alliance 20 Demos

July 6, 2018
Nick Greer shows us his new high-gain overdrive with three clipping modes, as well as a swell 2-channel amp that combines tweed Champ-style and Brit-combo topologies.
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SNAMM '18 - Vox Mini Superbeetle & AC30S1 Demos

June 29, 2018
Check out the classic EL84 combo packaged in a fresh 1x12 format, and a miniaturized take on a classic setup rocking 'verb and trem.
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First Look: Vox AC30S1

June 27, 2018
Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.
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Orange Brent Hinds Terror Review

May 14, 2018
The Mastodon mayhem lord’s signature amp dishes killer clean tones as readily as filthy ones.
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Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Review

March 13, 2018
A studio ace's decades of session experience informed this combo's galaxy of tones—and all without a traditional tone stack.
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First Look: Orange Brent Hinds Terror

February 20, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger straps on a hollowbody PRS, a vintage Gibson Les Paul (with P-90s), and a B-bender Tele to prove this metal box can do more than just "Blood and Thunder."
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SNAMM '17 - Todd Sharp Amplifiers JOAT Combo Demo

August 7, 2017
The longtime pro player debuts a combo that features an EL84 output stage at 20 watts into a custom 12” Alnico speaker.
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Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini Review

July 28, 2017
A kid-sister amp with a grown-up voice.
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SNAMM '17 - Magnatone Panoramic Stereo Demo

July 27, 2017
Get a taste of the beautiful, swirling vibrato madness that this EL84-powered head can produce.
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SNAMM '17 - Analog Outfitters Cadet Demo

July 25, 2017
Get hip to the company's hexagon-shaped combo—made from recycled wood from Hammond organs—that cranks out 10 watts of EL84-power.
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Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister Deluxe 40 Review

July 16, 2017
Tube potency meets programmability in a super-flexible 40-watt monster.
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SNAMM '17 - Olsson Amps Studio 18 Demo

July 13, 2017
The Swedish amp company makes a splash at his first U.S. tradeshow with a mighty-little beast that runs on EL84s.
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Winfield Dust Devil Review

April 25, 2017
A classy, well-crafted, and creatively recombinant distillate of classic Vox and Fender sounds.
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Studious Moseley Review

March 28, 2017
An ultra-minimal amp with two EL84s—and a unique voice.
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