April 2020

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Suhr Hombre - homepage

Suhr Hombre: The Premier Guitar Review

March 24, 2020
Brownface Deluxe tones and beautiful bubbling tremolo distinguish this light but loud gigging and studio machine.
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1983 Fender Concert homepage

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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Supro

Supro Announces the Blues King 10

March 9, 2020
A 5-watt combo that features spring reverb, switchable FET boost, and Fat Drive circuits.
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Suhr Hombre homepage

First Look: Suhr Hombre

March 2, 2020
Sweet simplicity meets tasty tremolo in a brownface-inspired tone machine.
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Silver and Black - homepage

How to Get Big Tones on Small Stages

February 25, 2020
Find the sweet spot between volume, sanity, and sonic happiness with classic-style Fender amps.
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Peter Green's 1964 Marshall JTM45

January 29, 2020
Which also happened to be used by David Gilmour, Bob Marley, the Police, the Who, the Rolling Stones, and more!
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The Brit

J. Chester Amplification Introduces the Brit Combo

January 6, 2020
An EL84-powered combo that features digital reverb and a Warehouse speaker.
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Silver-and-Black-Speaker-homepage

Wake Up Tired Amps with New Speakers

December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
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silktone - homepage

Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
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Mojotone

Mojotone Introduces the BlackOut British Combo

November 22, 2019
A hot-rodded version of a classic British 18-watt circuit.
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Mojotone BlackOut - homepage

Mojotone BlackOut Review

October 17, 2019
A killer handwired tweed-style amp for under a grand.
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Love and Sockets: The Dharma of Producer Dave Cobb’s Dumble Ultra-Phonix

October 6, 2019
A much-recorded, highly coveted amp that speaks the language of legendary tone.
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Dr. Z

Dr. Z Amps Launches the Jetta

October 1, 2019
This 30-watt combo is loaded with 7591 power tubes and a UK-made Celestion H30 speaker.
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Winfield Tremor - homepage

Winfield Tremor Review

September 25, 2019
A handwired Harvard post-graduate.
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Oct19_SilverandBlack

Silver and Black: Simple Tube Tricks for Beginners

September 2, 2019
Need more headroom or gain? Spin the bottles.
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3rd Power

First Look: 3rd Power Clean Sink

August 26, 2019
Dylana Nova’s latest doesn’t just offer AC- and blackface-style tones—you can also custom-blend aspects of both iconic amp flavors!
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Henry SRT+ - homepage

Henry Amplification SRT+ Review

August 13, 2019
A modern take on an obscure Vox gem.
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Mojotone Homepage

First Look: Mojotone BlackOut Tweed Select

August 12, 2019
The sweet sounds of screaming tweed and a raft of even bigger tones live in this affordable take on the 5E3 classic.
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Dumble

Axes & Artifacts: Dumble Overdrive Special, Overdrive Deluxe & Modded Fender Bassman

August 6, 2019
Three rare amps worth their weight in gold—one previously owned by Keith Urban, one from Mark Tremonti, and one just sold to Joe Bonamassa.
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Love-sockets-supro-homepage

Love and Sockets: 1964 Supro Tremo-Verb

August 5, 2019
A killer old-school growler once owned by a little old lady from Providence, Rhode Island.
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