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Fuchs Mantis 89 review homepage

Span the Gamut of JCM Sounds in a Single Bound

July 6, 2020
This 50-watt, dual-channel head conjures everything from ’80s metal to ’90s grunge and acres of heaviness in between. The Premier Guitar Fuchs Mantis 89 review.
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To Wreck or to Rock?

July 3, 2020
How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.
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Soldano

Soldano Unveils the SLO-30

July 1, 2020
A 30-watt design that aims to capture the tone and feel of the legendary SLO-100.
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Armored Amps

Armored Amplification Releases the Sabot 6550

June 18, 2020
A single-channel setup based around 6550 tubes, ECC83 preamp tubes, and Hammond transformers.
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AC30 Tones for the 21st Century

March 3, 2020
A lighter, more flexible take on a British-voiced ’60s stalwart: The PG Victory VC35 "The Copper" review.
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Dr Z

Dr. Z Announces the Z Wreck Jr

February 5, 2020
A 15-watt version that comes in at around half the price of the original.
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Victory-V35

First Look: Victory Amps VC35 The Copper

January 27, 2020
Ride with an AC-style overachiever that dishes punch and sophistication from a light, compact head.
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Two-Rock

Two-Rock TS1 & Silver Sterling Signature Demos | NAMM 2020

January 22, 2020
Muscular tones, precision-dialed FET fatness, and gorgeous suede coverings—what’s not to love?
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Revv

Revv Amplification G20 Demo | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
Check out the brand-new, lunchbox-sized gain monster that offers integrated Two Notes cab and mic emulation.
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Revv Amps

Revv Amps Unleashes the G20

January 9, 2020
A high-gain lunchbox amp loaded with Two Notes' virtual cabinets and reactive load.
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Mesa

Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 25 1x10 Combo and 1x10 Boogie Extension Cabinet

November 27, 2019
A combo that comes in a 24 pounds, features two channels, and touches on a few the company's most iconic sounds.
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Rajani

Rajani Amplifiers Releases the VOD-50 Hybrid Guitar Amp

November 18, 2019
A class AB design that features spring reverb, a Jensen Tornado 100 speaker, and a sturdy pine cabinet.
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Peavey Invective.MH Review

November 6, 2019
Misha Mansoor’s own mini head is as savage as you want it to be, with a less rowdy side that surprises.
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Victory

Victory Amplification Introduces the VC35 The Copper

October 18, 2019
An EL84 design that aims to go well beyond AC-style chime.
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peavey invective

First Look: Peavey Invective MH

September 16, 2019
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor’s shrunken signature amp dishes 20 brutally loud watts—plus a boatload of flexible sound-shaping and recording options.
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Victory Amps

Victory Amplification Announces the Richie Kotzen RK100 Custom Limited Edition

September 10, 2019
A 100-watt all-tube head that's individually signed by Richie and limited to just 20 pieces.
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Friedman-Slider

Friedman Unveils the BE100 Deluxe

July 26, 2019
The 100-watt monsters feature three channels, two of which are from Dave's legendary past—BE, HBE, and completely revamped clean channel in the Smallbox Plexi.
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Blackstar-Slider

Blackstar HT20RH MkII Review

July 25, 2019
The English builder’s affordable mid-wattage star gets leaner, meaner, and more versatile.
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Slider

Dial It In: Swapping Tubes

July 23, 2019
Fine-tune your tube amp’s gain structure and headroom by experimenting with preamp and phase-inverter tubes.
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Harry Joyce

Summer NAMM 2019: Harry Joyce Custom 200 & Custom 30 Combo Demos

July 21, 2019
British military-spec wiring robustness and high-headroom U.K. tones converge in these KT88 and EL34 designs.
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