June 2020

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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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Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

December 6, 2019
Dave Coleman’s Quilters and Pathfinders are the foundation of his hard-working tone.
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Carvin

Carvin Amps Announces the New MACH100 100-watt Pedal Amplifier

November 20, 2019
A 100-watt amp that can handle two guitar cabs—in the size of a pedal.
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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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Quilter Labs

Quilter Labs Announces the Tone Block 202

June 24, 2019
The amp is the first Block series amplifier to feature an FRFR Voice mode for use with modern modeling systems.
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Fender

Quick Hit: Fender Rumble Studio 40 Review

October 15, 2018
A feature-packed practice amp for low enders, with an impressive network of connections.
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Heptode

Heptode Introduces the Jim '81 Guitar Amp

July 17, 2018
A dual-channel rackmounted amp that aims to hit both British and American tones via a proprietary analog emulation technology.
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vht

SNAMM '18 - VHT Redline 80 S and Redline V Four Demos

July 1, 2018
Get a taste of the new solid-state combo packed with spring reverb and the four faces of dirt residing in a new pedal.
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Laney

Laney Amplification Unveils the Mini Line

April 6, 2018
The company announces two battery powered models that are available in three different flavors.
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GLB

GLB Sound Announces the GIG10 Manhattan Combo

February 26, 2018
The GIG10 Manhattan's tube preamp is a traditional sounding design optimized for maximum clarity, detail, articulation, and headroom.
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FEAT

Tools for the Task: Micro Amps

December 6, 2017
Ten very little amps that won’t blow any doors down, but might inspire more practice.
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Taurus Amp

Taurus Updates Stomp-Head Line with the Classic and High-Gain Models

November 21, 2017
Both units are 2-channel, 60W amps that are revoiced and resized in pedalboard-friendly units.
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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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Hilbish Design Beta Review

July 7, 2017
The spirit of the Sunn Beta is reborn in Nate Hilbish’s loud and lovingly executed homage.
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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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Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan Releases the PowerStage 700

June 30, 2017
A stereo power amp that offers 700 watts of power per channel
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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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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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Trash or Treasure: Sunn Solos II

November 21, 2016
Twenty bucks for a 1970s Sunn combo in excellent condition makes for a Saturday well spent!
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Ask Amp Man: Reviving an Alamo Fury

March 2, 2016
A dead amp bought for next to nothing might—with a few inexpensive fixes—become a new workhorse.
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