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Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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Trash or Treasure: Peavey Blues Classic

April 28, 2019
This all-tube 15" combo from the mid-’90s was produced for just a couple years, but helped develop an amp series that lives on.
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Signal to Noise: The Sonic Legacy of Tube Amplification

April 23, 2019
Had electric guitar music emerged from transistors, would we even recognize it today?
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Orange TremLord 30 Review

April 5, 2019
Transatlantic tones and tremolo mark a deviation from Orange tradition.
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Mojotone Releases New BlackOut Tweed Select

April 4, 2019
The 5E3-inspired combo builds on the classic circuit but adds a couple of practical updates.
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First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

March 28, 2019
Witness John Bohlinger try a '50s Strat, a Gibson Vegas, and a Filter'Tron-loaded Gretsch to demo the classic-designed, tremolo-rich combo for country music's outlaw superstar.
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First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

March 18, 2019
PG's lovable picker John Bohlinger uses the Page formula (Les Paul and Tele) to test out the new 1x10 combo based on a heralded stadium-filling 1959 Super Lead.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

February 25, 2019
With a 1955 Fender Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul Special, and a humbucker-loaded PRS DGT, John Bohlinger faces off with the 6V6-loaded combo that has spring reverb, five power levels, and includes two operating-classes.
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First Look: Orange TremLord 30

February 21, 2019
John Bohlinger straps on a T-style, vintage Strat, and new Les Paul to test out the EL84 combo that warbles with two separate tube-driven tremolos and rich, lush 'verb.
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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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