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DIY Workshop: Rift Amp Modifications Part One

We like tweed, brownface and blackface amps, but can one amp do it all? We find out if three goes into one with G&B’s Rift PR18…

DIY Workshop: ’59 Fender Bassman

Like a fine wine, tweed amps often improve, aesthetically at least, with age. Huw Price takes a ’59 Fender Bassman housed in a reproduction cabinet and finds out if he can give it some much-needed vintage vibe…

Vintage Bench Test: 1950 5B4 Fender Super & 1956 5E4-A Fender Super

While the Twin and Deluxe grab the headlines, 1950s Fender Supers are among the best-sounding tweed amps of them all. Huw Price sets up an enviable head to head…

The History of the Fender Twin

Over seven decades, the Fender Twin has been one of the great guitar amplifiers. From the coveted tweeds of the 1950s to digital modellers, it has continued to evolve but always bears testament to the invention and dedication of one man: Leo Fender, amplifier genius.

DIY Workshop: ’56 Fender Super restoration

If you enjoyed our ’57 Vibrolux restoration article, you’re in for another tweedy treat as we solder something Super…

DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Vibrolux Project

Huw Price restores a tweed classic to its former glory and sends it back out onto the gigging circuit.

Carr Skylark Review

With evocative styling, a lush spring reverb, a mighty clever power attenuator and the ability to swerve from righteous tweediness to chiming sparkle, the Skylark may be Carr’s best yet.
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