November 2020

Hybrid

ARTICLES

Feb18-Vox-FEAT

Quick Hit: Vox Adio Air BS Review

January 7, 2018
A compact and suave bass amp with a Vox full of useful goods inside.
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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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First Look: Vox MV50 AC

May 1, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger play and offer up his initial thoughts on this powerful little Brit-toned head.
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NAMM '17 - Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 20 V2 Demo

February 17, 2017
The Brit amp makers update their popular digital practice amp, as well as other pint-sized offerings.
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Engl Rackhead 1060 Review

April 14, 2015
Two independent amps join forces in a rackmountable bundle of low-end goodness.
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Peavey ValveKing II 20 Review

April 28, 2014
Classic tube tone and studio-friendly features in an affordable combo.
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NAMM '14 - Peavey Vypyr Pro-100 Demo

March 4, 2014
Pushing their modeling technology further, they advance the amp series by including analog distortion, instrument models, and over 100 effects and amps.
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Musikmesse '13 - Taurus Stomp-Head 4.SL, Stomp-Head 2, and Dexter Octaver Demos

May 6, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Taurus booth for a demo of their Stomp-Head 4.SL, Stomp-Head 2, and Dexter Octaver pedal.
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Musikmesse '13 - Koch Amps Jupiter 45 Demo

April 27, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Koch Amps booth for a demo of their Jupiter 45 combo amp.
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Musikmesse '13 - VHT Melo-Verb and Super 16 Demos

April 24, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the VHT booth for demos of their Melo-Verb and Super 16.
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Blackstar ID:60TVP Amp Review

Blackstar ID:60TVP Amp Review

February 13, 2013
See how Blackstar is using new technology to emulate different tube responses in their new programmable amp.
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Orange Micro Terror Amp Review

Orange Micro Terror Amp Review

September 5, 2012
A 20-watt, tube/solid-state hybrid mini stack that oozes Orange cool and delivers many of the sweet tones that put Orange on the map.
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Music Man 112RD-50 Combo

Music Man 112RD-50 Combo

August 10, 2012
I have an old Music Man amp and I’ve always wondered about the connection between Music Man and Fender amps.
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1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

January 10, 2012
When the Fender Precision bass was introduced in late 1951, almost immediately it had a dramatic and lasting effect on how music was heard and played.
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Line 6 DT50 112 Combo Amp Review

Line 6 DT50 112 Combo Amp Review

January 17, 2011
Without scores of onboard digital effects, the DT50s ostensibly offer a simpler path to classic, authentic tube tones, response, and feel— everything from clean Fender and Vox flavors to high-gain Marshall tones.
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Line 6 Spider Valve MKII 1x12 Combo Amp Review

Line 6 Spider Valve MKII 1x12 Combo Amp Review

September 3, 2010
Line 6 continues to hone their digitally-designed, tube-powered amp models while attempting to pack even more effects into the latest incarnation of the Spider Valve line.
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Marshall JCM-800 Combo

Marshall JCM-800 Combo

February 11, 2010
Background and value of a JCM-800 1x12 combo
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Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 Combo Amp Review

Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 Combo Amp Review

June 30, 2009
Peavey''s Vypyr boldly goes where no modeling amp has gone before
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Anacon Technology Louder & More Amp Review

Anacon Technology Louder & More Amp Review

April 21, 2009
Louder & More is a boutique hybrid amp that''s the brainchild of Tubewonder''s Aleksander Niemand and Mad Professor''s Björn Juhl
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