Guitar amplification articles

  • Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review
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    Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review - The Thing!

    05/20/12

    The world of amp modeling is merciless. It's been a long way since the first 6U rack processors came out with their utterly obscene prices and a sound that would make every POD Mini owner laugh out loud today.

  • Yamaha THR10 Travel Amp Review
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    Yamaha THR10 Travel Amp Review - Small But Powerful

    02/29/12

    Yamaha's new amplifier range now includes a brand new product: the THR10. It looks like a standard compact amp head. But in fact, this product holds some surprises...

  • Ampeg GVT52 112 & GVT15H Review
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    Ampeg GVT52 112 & GVT15H Review - Ampeg Adds a Pair of Strings

    02/22/12

    The name Ampeg makes bass players' ears stand up and tails wag. There is a good reason for that: launched during the 1969 NAMM, their SVT amp still has a leading position in the hearts and minds of most bass players. However, today we won't review a bass amp, but an amp conceived for six-string players. Focus on the GVT52-112 & GVT15H.

  • Hiwatt T20 Review
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    Hiwatt T20 Review - Hiwatt It All

    01/04/12

    Hiwatt has launched its tube series, a full range of compact amps presented as offering the typical British sound of their legendary brothers in spite of their small dimensions and their more affordable price. You can currently choose between three different output powers: 40, 20 or 10 watts. Every amp is available as a combo or head. Let's check …

  • Orange Dark Terror Review
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    Orange Dark Terror Review - The Dark Pack

    11/27/11

    At AudioFanzine, we are acutely aware of all the small terrors unleashed by Orange. We already reviewed the Tiny Terror (the first model), the Dual Terror (two channels) and the Bass Terror (four-string player version) — now comes the Dark Terror.

  • Fender Super-Sonic 100 Review
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    Fender Super-Sonic 100 Review - Fender TwinMan

    07/18/11

    We reviewed the Fender Super-Sonic 22 combo in September 2010, and it seduced us with its numerous positive features. A few months later, the American manufacturer decided to complete its range and launched the 100 Series including a 100-watt amp head, two speaker cabinets and a combo amp. Today, we want to examine the head closely...

  • Fender Mustang V Review
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    Fender Mustang V Review - Headlong

    06/22/11

    About one year ago Fender released the small modeling guitar combo Mustang II. Ever since, they have extended their product line with more powerful products, including an amp head we want to try out now...

  • Eagletone Raging 5H Review
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    Eagletone Raging 5H Review - Small Brute

    06/05/11

    Compact tube amps are definitely "in" nowadays. They are conceived to provide a classic sound in spite of their affordable price and compact dimensions. So, when Eagletone decided to launch a small 5-watt tube amp head for €179, we couldn't resist plugging in our guitars...

  • Multi-Channel Micing for Live Sound
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    Multi-Channel Micing for Live Sound - Capturing Guitar Amps in the Wild

    02/10/11

    There are almost as many ways to capture guitar amplifier sound with a microphone as there are for a piano. And as with piano (and kick and snare drum, for that matter) single-mic approaches can’t always provide the best solution for guitar amps - we must also explore multiple-mic approaches.

  • Two Notes Torpedo VB101 & VM202 Mini-Reviews
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    Two Notes Torpedo VB101 & VM202 Mini-Reviews - Hasta La Convolution, Baby!

    11/25/10

    When a young and groundbreaking manufacturer puts his efforts on digital convolution to emulate the sound signature of speaker cabinets, the result looks something like the Torpedo VB-101 & VM-202 guitar and bass speaker simulators.