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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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Mesa/Boogie Introduces the Fillmore 25

October 4, 2018
A compact 25-watt combo powered by a pair fo 6V6 tubes.
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Supro and Keeley Electronics Collaborate on New Amp

September 19, 2018
A 25-watt combo designed specifically to be a versatile pedal platform.
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Trash or Treasure: Danelectro Centurion

September 2, 2018
A groovy dorm-room amp from the early ’60s finds its way back to its owner—ready for rock, and a little repair.
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Tone King Unveils the Sky King Combo

August 24, 2018
Tone King Amplifier Company has unveiled the new Sky King 35w, 1x12 two channel combo amplifier.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

August 23, 2018
John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.
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Mesa/Boogie Introduces the Fillmore 50

August 7, 2018
A vintage-voiced, 6L6-powered combo that features a simple two-channel platform.
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Sound City SC30 Review

July 17, 2018
This ’60s-inspired combo is a minimalist monster.
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All the World’s a Gain Stage

July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.
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SNAMM '18 - Park Amplifiers Park 18 Demo

July 15, 2018
Former Marshall guru Mitch Colby drives his new British-style 18-watter (which is also equipped with lovely tube-driven tremolo) with both a Tele and humbuckers.
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EVH 5150III 1x12 50W 6L6 Combo Review

July 10, 2018
Improvements to this 6L6 combo mean tone variation and versatility that transcend Van Halen sound templates.
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SNAMM '18 - Square Amps The Doyle Combo Demo

July 8, 2018
Austin's builder of one-off amps shows off his lone standard model—a Champ-style 1x10 with a little extra gain and a transformative back-panel presence control.
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SNAMM '18 - Greer Amplification Supa Cobra & Alliance 20 Demos

July 6, 2018
Nick Greer shows us his new high-gain overdrive with three clipping modes, as well as a swell 2-channel amp that combines tweed Champ-style and Brit-combo topologies.
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SNAMM '18 - Elliott Guitars Halocaster and Pine Top Demos

July 5, 2018
A mashup of two classic models results in fun, twangy tones. Also, check out two powerful combos that harken back to gritty tweeds.
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SNAMM '18 - Koch Amps The Greg Demo

July 5, 2018
The unoffical mayor of NAMM finally gets his own signature model that is packed with harmonic vibrato, deep reverb controls, and an all-tube boost.
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First Look: Vox AC30S1

June 27, 2018
Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.
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Supro Launches the Black Magick Reverb Amplifier

June 21, 2018
Developed in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz, the amp features two independent preamp channels that can be linked together.
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Notone Amps Unveils New SE50 Line

May 15, 2018
A new line of tube amps that hit both British and American voicings.
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Ask Amp Man: Adding Gain to a Tired Regal R-1160

May 11, 2018
Transforming a vintage pedal platform into a powerful player.
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Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII Review

April 24, 2018
A budget-friendly combo with countless crunch tones plus studio-friendly features.
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