December 2020

Tube Head

ARTICLES

Carstens

Carstens Amplification Unveils Signature Billy Corgan Grace Amp

November 26, 2020
A 100-watt, single channel design that cops Corgan's articulate, high-gain tones.
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Dr Z

Dr. Z and Carol Ann Amps Collaborate on the CAZ-45

November 25, 2020
The amp's unique design has three different controls over the texture, response, and saturation of the distortion.
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Mesa Boogie

Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Badlander

November 16, 2020
Both the Badlander 100 and 50 are all-tube amplifiers featuring EL34 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and a bias switch provides the option of using either EL34s or 6L6s.
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Revv

Revv Releases the Generator MkIII Series

November 12, 2020
The new amps include Two Notes technology, four independent channels, noise gates, and digital reverbs.
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Revv G20 Review homepage

Restoring Balance to the Blazing Tube-Amp/Digital Galaxy

November 5, 2020
If you’re a diehard devotee of tube-amp filth but want in on IR action, this innovative architecture may be just what you’ve been waiting for. The PG Revv G20 review.
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Friedman

Friedman Amplification Releases the Twin Sister Head & Combo

September 28, 2020
A 40-watt, 5881-powered, dual-channel design based on a modified JTM 45 circuit.
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Revv D20

Revv D20 Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

September 17, 2020
Check out Revv Amps D20—a clean, 20-watt (reducible to 4) 6V6 output section and powerful Two Notes cab-sim capabilities make this 9-pound head (demo'd by Joey Landreth) both a great pedal platform and a conveniently portable gigging amp.
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Revv Amplification G20

Revv Amplification G20 - PG Gear Spotlight

September 3, 2020
The company's lunchbox-sized amp line expands with a high-gain edition that sports high-tech features.
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How to Get Hendrix Tone with Classic Fender Amps

August 24, 2020
How to make a Bassman, Twin, or Super Reverb sound more Experienced.
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Hylight Custom 50 Review homepage2

Massive Headroom, Sweet Cleans & Vintage Style

July 30, 2020
Whether it’s power or an impeccable pedal platform you seek, this upscale take on Dave Reeves’s 50-watt Hiwatt circuit is a rock-solid performer. The PG Hylight Custom 50 VR504H review.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Walls of Amps

July 17, 2020
Deafened is as deafened does—from Sleep’s Matt Pike to EJ, Bonamassa, the Edge and more.
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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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