EHX Dirt Road Special – Transistor combo with in-house reverbs

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Electro-Harmonix has unveiled a small 40W combo named Dirt Road Special at the Summer NAMM.  EHX Dirt Road Special “Sweet Clean Tone” promises EHX the new Dirt Road Special, a remake of the 1970s amplifier from the company’s past – but with modern improvements. The power amplifier delivers 40 watts via unspecified transistors into a 12 “speaker. Sonically, the amp […]

One Control BJF-S66: A pedal company builds an amp!

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One Control is a Japanese company that has up until now only produced effect pedals, switchers, MIDI gear, Loopers and the like. Now follows the next logical step: an amp designed specifically to take pedals. And an eye-opener it is, too… One Control BJF-S66 One Control has just launched their new BJF-S66 amp. Hmmm, not exactly a catchy name […]

Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200: “The largest-sounding combo ever produced”?

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Not so long ago, Hughes & Kettner introduced the Black Spirit head, rated at 200 Watts. Now comes the logical next step, a sibling amp in combo form. And according to the manufacturer, the Black Spirit 200 Combo is the “largest-sounding combo ever produced.” How about that for a confident claim? Black Spirit 200 Combo The […]

Glou-Glou FX The Pralines boutique modulation pedal combines with filters with fuzz

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French manufacturer Glou-Glou FX has made a new pedal enticingly named The Pralines. It is an analogue effect pedal that offers four independently controllable filters and opens the doors to various modulation effect sounds. But its makers have combined the filter section with a fuzz effect to produce synth-like sounds. The Pralines The Lyon-based company […]

Valve vs. solid state guitar amps: Can you guess which is which?

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Ah yes, that age-old spat among guitarists: What’s better, a valve amp or a transistor amp? Although there are good reasons cited by advocates of both types, the main bone of contention between the two camps is, obviously, the sound.  Can you guess which is which? In the video below, Brian Wampler and Travis Feaster have […]

ZVex Russian Fuzz Factory 7 pedal now with Russian GT308Vs

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ZVex has just announced a new Russian Fuzz Factory 7 pedal, and it sounds pretty dirty and fuzzy in all the right ways. The backstory to this new effect series involves an old stash of Russian transistors… ZVex Russian Fuzz Factory 7 Luckily for us guitar players, boutique pedal builders like ZVex occasionally stumble upon […]

Keeley Germanium Amplifier pedal – handmade by Robert Keeley!

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The new Keeley Germanium Amplifier is a limited edition preamp pedal handmade by Robert Keeley in small numbers. It’s been designed to add some boost to your guitar’s tone. Germanium Amplifier This simple one-knob design is as basic as it gets. Plug the Germanium Amplifier between your guitar and your amp, then dial it in to taste. Ideally, […]