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Victory Amplifiers Duchess V4 Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 14, 2020
Rabea Massaad digs into a stompbox-sized amp boasting a whopping 180 watts—plus reverb, tremolo, and a quartet of unusual tubes.
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A Rock ’n’ Roll Survivor Beats the Odds Again

July 12, 2020
Time and a tornado can’t stop this 18-watt Gibson GA-20 Minuteman—or the little Nashville guitar shop that’s selling it.
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Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Twin Reverb

May 25, 2020
PG's Music City demo maestro uses a bender Tele, a vintage Strat, and an old cherry 355 to get clean, loud, and bubbly with his blackface tonal bedrock.
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Iso lab: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

May 11, 2020
Channeling his inner SRV, John Bohlinger enlists a trio of axes to dance with the blackface combo popularized by Texas Flood.
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Orange Crush Acoustic 30: The Premier Guitar Review

April 5, 2020
The British amp manufacturer’s first acoustic combo is smart and small, with plenty of juice.
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A High Five for an Underappreciated Fender

March 20, 2020
Handwired by amp guru Paul Rivera, this ’80s Concert rules for everything from blues to rock, and Americana.
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AC30 Tones for the 21st Century

March 3, 2020
A lighter, more flexible take on a British-voiced ’60s stalwart: The PG Victory VC35 "The Copper" review.
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First Look: Victory Amps VC35 The Copper

January 27, 2020
Ride with an AC-style overachiever that dishes punch and sophistication from a light, compact head.
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Blackface Tones in a 3.5-Pound Head?

January 21, 2020
It's a tall order, to be sure, but Bjorn Juhl’s petite, grab-and-go head packs a ferocious punch. The PG One Control BJF-S66 review.
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Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
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Blackstar HT20RH MkII Review

July 25, 2019
The English builder’s affordable mid-wattage star gets leaner, meaner, and more versatile.
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ZT Amps

ZT Amplifiers Introduces Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp & Cab II

June 9, 2019
Their new flagship compact combo is a complete redesign, with increased output, expanded tone controls, the addition of reverb, and a fresh look featuring the trademark “swoop” grill of the ZT Custom Shop line.
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Mesa/Boogie Adds the Fillmore 100

June 7, 2019
The big brother aims to offer a higher-powered Fillmore with increased dimensional width, greater headroom and other sound benefits typically associated with their higher wattage designs.
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Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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Orange TremLord 30 Review

April 5, 2019
Transatlantic tones and tremolo mark a deviation from Orange tradition.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

February 25, 2019
With a 1955 Fender Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul Special, and a humbucker-loaded PRS DGT, John Bohlinger faces off with the 6V6-loaded combo that has spring reverb, five power levels, and includes two operating-classes.
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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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NAMM '19 - Sound City | Fryette SC20 Head & Classic 30th Anniversary Edition Demos

January 26, 2019
Circuit-savant Steven Fryette continues his Dave Reeves-inspired amp evolution with a phenomenal-sounding 6V6 head and a paint-peeling power amp.
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First Look: Tone King Sky King

October 22, 2018
John Bohlinger challenges this 6L6-powered combo with P-90s, single-coils, and humbuckers to see what luscious tones are lurking in this beaut.
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Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50 Review

October 22, 2018
Tweed Fender-style tones form the foundation of a flexible clean-to-mean Boogie beast.
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