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Amplifiers

Fight Club: Big Amps vs. Little Amps

There seems to be an awful lot of interest these days in tube amps that put out lower amounts of power, especially in more boutique, cork-sniffing circles. Just about every amp company has some kind of lunchbox-sized head or ankle-biter combo that puts out five to fifteen watts of power, it appears, and many players are taking the bait and paying top bucks for these little guys. Devotees of these things claim that “five watts is plenty to gig with” and they are more than able to hang with a drummer. READ THE STORY AT GEAR-VAULT […]

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Amplifiers

VYPYR – Peavey VYPYR Guitar Amplifier [Is It Really Junk?]

Since 1965, Peavey has built a reputation for making awesome guitar amplifiers, and they continue to evolve under the guidance of the company’s founder, Hartley Peavey. Their reputation has been solidified with a series of amazing amps, such as the 6505, JSX Joe Satriani signature amp, the Valve Kings, Triple XXX, the Classic series, the Windsor, and others. In the non-tube amp category, their patented TransTube technology is almost indistinguishable […]

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Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-30 Review

It wasn’t long ago when we first tested the Mesa TransAtlantic TA-15, well now bigger brother, the TA30, is here.  It’s called TransAtlantic because it spans classic British and US tones, specifically Vox-inspired when it […]