December 2020

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ARTICLES

H&K Nano

First Look: Hughes & Kettner Spirit Nano Series

November 23, 2020
Three mighty miniature amps that crank out three flavors of crunch and up to 50 watts of clobber.
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Hughes & Kettner

Hughes & Kettner Releases the Spirit Nano Series

October 6, 2020
A pint-sized amp that packs up to 50 watts of power and Red Box cabinet simulation.
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To Wreck or to Rock?

July 3, 2020
How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.
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Quilter

Quilter Labs Announces the OverDrive 202

June 29, 2020
A 200-watt head aimed at dirty tones that comes in at a measly three pounds.
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EHX-5MM

First Look: Electro-Harmonix 5MM Power Amp

February 10, 2020
Check out the big amp tones from a little box that won't bust your eardrums (or your bankroll).
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orange

Orange Terror Stamp Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
A devilishly small 20-watt amp that offers two channels, an effects loop, and crushing hard-rock tones.
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Milkman Amps

Milkman Sound Announces the Amp 100

January 2, 2020
The wattage has been doubled and an integrated FET boost circuit and dual control reverb has been added.
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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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vox

Summer NAMM 2019: Vox Amplification Mini Superbeetle Bass & Startstream Bass Demos

July 19, 2019
The famed U.K. amp outfit comes to Nashville with a lovable little 50-watt bass amp outfitted with a 10" speaker, 4-band EQ, and onboard compression and ’60s-style fuzz circuits.
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Slider

Solid-State Smackdown: Six Vintage Transistor Amps

July 11, 2019
Silicon sluggers with brains and brawn for stage and studio.
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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 Review

February 7, 2019
Solid-state circuitry makes this programmable powerhouse light, and super-flexible, too.
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GR Bass

GR Bass Amplification Introduces the ONE800 Bass Amplifier

November 1, 2018
A lightweight bass head that can dish out up to 800 watts.
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BluGuitar

BluGuitar Releases the AMP1 Mercury Edition

February 12, 2018
The new version offers more flexibility, especially for modern players.
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boss

NAMM '18 - Boss GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor Demo & Katana Air

January 31, 2018
The stompbox vets' new tone-stacked board features AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) technology that aims for more nuanced, three-dimensional cab simulations.
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milkman

NAMM '18 - Milkman Sound The Amp Demo

January 26, 2018
Tim Marcus shows off his 50-watt wonder that includes reverb, tremolo, and several smartly designed features.
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FEAT

Tools for the Task: Headphone Amps

August 18, 2017
Ten easy-to-stow—and silent—solutions that’ll keep you practicing when inspired, and keep your family and neighbors happy when they aren’t inspired to listen.
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FEAT

7 Sleeper Vintage Amps That Bring the Noise

July 14, 2017
Discover these pawnshop beauties by Airline, Teisco, Yamaha, Harmony, Ace Tone, Hohner, and McKinney.
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Quick Hit: Vox MV50 AC Review

June 30, 2017
Can a pint-sized hybrid head cop the arena-rocking tones of an iconic amp?
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Trace Elliot ELF Review

June 7, 2017
The wee ELF is small enough to fit in your back pocket, but possesses a voice that defies its size.
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Quilter Labs

Quilter Labs Announces the OverDrive 200

May 22, 2017
A 200-watt head that features two channels, effects loop, and universal power supply.
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