Read the September 2018 Issue

Tube Head

ARTICLES

Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

August 7, 2018
Fifty watts of stunning Marshall-flavored versatility that moves from clean to screaming.
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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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Karma Guitar Amps Unveils the 20T Amp Kit

July 13, 2018
The dual-channel amp is available as a kit or pre-built head.
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Amplified Nation Introduces the Ampliphonix and Gain, Bombshell Amps

July 10, 2018
Both new amps aim to replicate the mythical Dumble-style topology.
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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 - Revv Amplification Generator 100P and G3 Demos

July 8, 2018
The Canadian amp outfit demos both its latest multi-channel, MIDI-controllable head, and its three-mode dirt pedal.
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SNAMM '18 - Supro Black Magick Reverb Demo

July 5, 2018
At the request of superstar Lenny Kravitz, the storied company packs its popular 6973-driven amp with a reverb circuit composed of not just three, but six springs.
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SNAMM '18 - Swart Amplifier Company Stereo Master 20 Demo

July 4, 2018
Check out this demo of the company's new stereo amp that packs an enormous amount of swirl into a boutique box.
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PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 Review

July 2, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitarist's signature amp dishes serious punch and high headroom with just 15 watts.
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SNAMM '18 - 3rd Power Kitchen Sink Demo

July 1, 2018
Find out how three distinct (and killer) amp voicings are packed into one box of rock.
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SNAMM '18 - Vox Mini Superbeetle & AC30S1 Demos

June 29, 2018
Check out the classic EL84 combo packaged in a fresh 1x12 format, and a miniaturized take on a classic setup rocking 'verb and trem.
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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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Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive Review

June 1, 2018
An impressive modern take on a Dumble.
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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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Orange Brent Hinds Terror Review

May 14, 2018
The Mastodon mayhem lord’s signature amp dishes killer clean tones as readily as filthy ones.
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First Look: PRS Mark Tremonti MT 15

April 30, 2018
PG's Review Demo master grabs his PRS hollowbody and solidbody, a '50s Les Paul goldtop, and a '55 Fender Strat to tango with the Alter Bridge guitar star's signature amp.
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Amplified Nation Updates the Dirty Wonderland

April 20, 2018
The company decided to push the limits of the new version with two Dirty switches, an all-tube reverb, and three different flavors of wattage.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Danelectro Model 3923 Doubleneck

March 27, 2018
A classic shorthorn that covers the highs and lows.
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First Look: Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive

March 26, 2018
The ace guitarist brings a '56 Les Paul Custom, Hahn T-style, '55 Strat, and PRS hollowbody to the ring to properly tussle with the 6V6-powered, 100-watt beast.
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First Look: Friedman BE-50 Deluxe

March 19, 2018
The Lee Brice sideman busts out his PRS hollowbody, Hahn T-style, and a vintage Les Paul and Strat to properly rock out this 50-watt monster.
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