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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
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First Look: Carr Telstar

October 29, 2018
John Bohlinger uses a trio of guitars (a Gretsch Black Falcon, a '60s Tele, and a humbucker-loaded Kiesel) to test this interesting combo that pairs 6L6 and EL84 output tubes.
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Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Telstar Combo

October 12, 2018
The amp design blends the harmonic assertion of EL84s with the deep control of 6L6s.
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Gear Award 2017

Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Carr Mercury V Review

May 3, 2017
A Brit-flavored beauty with remarkable range.
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New Gear Showcase 2017

New Gear Showcase 2017: Pt. 1

March 16, 2017
Check out part one of this year's New Gear Showcase gallery!
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NAMM '17 - Carr Amps Mercury V Demo

January 22, 2017
Amp builder Steve Carr adds some modern flair and tonal heft to an old favorite.
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Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Mercury V

December 20, 2016
A 16-watt combo packed with features.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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Carr Amps Announces the Lincoln

December 8, 2015
An 18-watt combo with a British flavor.
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Carr Skylark Review

October 24, 2014
This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.
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Carr Amplifiers Announces the Skylark

May 8, 2014
The Skylark includes reverb, power attenuator, and a Hi/Low gain switch.
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Carr Impala Amp Review

Carr Impala Amp Review

March 11, 2013
Carr’s new Impala is a take on the great blackface incarnation of the Fender Bassman—and like a lot of Carr amps, they’ve taken a great idea and run in some very interesting directions.
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NAMM '13 - Carr Amps Impala Demo

January 30, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Carr Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Carr's newest amplifier -- the Impala.
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Carr Bloke Amp Review

Carr Bloke Amp Review

December 26, 2012
A powerhouse throwback to raunchy classic rock tones with Carr''s signature quality and responsiveness.
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Winter NAMM 2012

Winter NAMM 2012

February 10, 2012
Editor’s top picks from Anaheim—the cream of the crop in cutting-edge gear.
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Carr Amps Announces the Bloke Amp

January 16, 2012
The Bloke finds its inspiration in both classic British 70s and 80s heads plus late 60s American tube bass amps.
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