February 2019

Tube Combo

ARTICLES

Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet, Part 2

February 15, 2019
Solid advice to search and destroy those unwanted noises coming from amps, pedalboards, and wireless units.
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First Look: Dr. Z Nova

February 4, 2019
John Bohlinger test-drives this 5881-powered, tweed-Twin-inspired combo that lets you blend thick overdrive with its clean signal.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the California Tweed Series 6V6 4:40

February 1, 2019
The all-tube California Tweed is powered by four 6V6 power tubes and its preamp features five 12AX7 and one 12AT7 preamp tubes.
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NAMM '19 - Blackstar JJN20, HT20, & Super Fly Demos with Jared James Nichols

January 27, 2019
Blues-rock badass Jared James Nichols wails through his impressively versatile—and loud—new signature head and cab.
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NAMM '19 - Supro Blues King 12, Silverwood, Analog Delay Demos with Richard Fortus

January 26, 2019
The revived brand of yore demos a 6L6-powered, tweed-toned 15-watter, and their most affordable solidbody ever.
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Port City Amps Announces the Soulstice Combo

January 26, 2019
The 50-watt combo offers tube-driven spring reverb and pitch-oscillating vibrato.
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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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Sundragon Amps Announces Collaboration With Jimmy Page

January 22, 2019
A faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on Led Zeppelin 1.
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Signal to Noise: The Brown Sound

January 11, 2019
How did EVH achieve his signature tone?
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Supro Announces the Blues King 12 Amplifier

January 3, 2019
Front-end gain in the Blues King is supplied by a 12AX7 tube preamp and a FET-driven, fat boost function.
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Signal to Noise: Demystifying the Tube Rectifier

December 16, 2018
Exactly how does this glowing bottle affect your tone?
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Vanflet Unveils the Ultra-Clean Amp

December 11, 2018
A circuit designed for players who need ample amounts of headroom.
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Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
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Dr. Z Amplification Introduces the Nova

November 30, 2018
The new dual-channel amp is designed to emulate a tweed Twin.
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Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
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J. Chester Amplification Releases the Wave Walker

October 31, 2018
This 13-watt amplifier is inspired by the band Citizen Way and their latest single “Wave Walker.”
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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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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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Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Telstar Combo

October 12, 2018
The amp design blends the harmonic assertion of EL84s with the deep control of 6L6s.
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