June Issue

Tube Combo


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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Dr. Z Z-PLUS Review

April 17, 2018
A versatile low-watt monster with a whole lotta roar.
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Fender Releases the Joe Bonamassa '59 Twin-Amp

March 28, 2018
The amp features a classic 80-watt Fender 5F8A circuit, hand-wired eyelet board, and Fender vintage-style “yellow” paper-foil-resin tone capacitors.
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Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Review

March 13, 2018
A studio ace's decades of session experience informed this combo's galaxy of tones—and all without a traditional tone stack.
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B&G Guitars Unveils the Prototype Amp

February 20, 2018
A 2x10 combo that's fueled by a pair of 6V6 tubes.
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Swart Amplifier Co Introduces the Antares Combo

February 16, 2018
A 22-watt combo packed with both 6L6 and 6V6 tubes.
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NAMM '18 - Benson Amps The Sorcerer Ryan Adams Signature Amp Demo

February 15, 2018
A collaboration with Ryan Adams and Chase Bliss Audio’s Joel Korte yields one of the coolest-sounding amps of the entire NAMM show.
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NAMM '18 - Bigtone Studio Plex 22, Studio Lux 22 & Club 20 Demo

February 15, 2018
Three new Spanish-built 6V6 designs—including one built at the behest of Billy Gibbons.
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NAMM '18 - Bartel Amplifiers Roseland Demo

February 4, 2018
Former Tone King designer Mark Bartel makes his NAMM debut with a luscious, JTM-inspired combo.
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NAMM '18 - Fender Hot Rod IV Amp Series: DeVille 212, Blues Junior & Pro Junior Demos

February 1, 2018
Get a taste of three of the updated tube combos that all street for under $1k.
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EVH Introduces the 5150III 6L6 50W Head and Combos, Adds New Wolfgang Special, Wolfgang Standard and Striped Series Guitars

January 31, 2018
Channels one and two each have dual concentric gain/volume controls with shared EQ.
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NAMM '18 - Marshall DSL40C & Origin20C Demos

January 31, 2018
Two new tube-driven combos offer different takes on the classic Marshall sound—at lower volumes and lighter poundage.
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NAMM '18 - Morgan Amplification Tweed 20 and JS12 Demos

January 26, 2018
The headroom-packed Tweed 20 gets a broader release, and we check out the company's first 4x12, and the new Josh Smith signature model.
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Orange Amplification Unveils Brent Hinds Terror, Crush Mini, and PPC212V Cabinet

January 24, 2018
The Terror features two channels and a new gain structure.
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Nolatone Club Master Review

January 18, 2018
Paul Sanders’ compact and excellent pedal platform delivers much more than mere headroom. It also sounds awesome, all by itself.
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Carstens Amplification Announces the Black Flag

January 3, 2018
A 22-watt combo packed with 6V6 tubes and a Celestion Gold speaker.
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First Look: Dr. Z Amplification Z-PLUS

November 27, 2017
PG's Review Demo specialist John Bohlinger plays a pair of Les Pauls and a T-style to see how good this 6V6-combo co-designed by Joe Walsh truly sounds.
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