Amps

Park debuts 1800 combo

Park debuts 1800 combo

The new Park P1800 is based on the classic Watkins Dominator, really shines in its throaty overdriven sound and its smooth tremolo circuit, and also brings it to an even new level of aggressive rock tones.  more...
Metropoulos debuts the 100-watt DVL-1

Metropoulos debuts the 100-watt DVL-1

The Metropoulos DVL-1 utilizes an all-tube EL-34 two-channel, four-mode design. Each of the four modes is named for the year of Plexi-fueled rock awesomeness that it sonically represents.  more...
Choice cuts from Winter NAMM

Choice cuts from Winter NAMM

THE GREAT NAMM Booth Shuffle was in high gear at this year’s Winter NAMM show in Anaheim. A new addition to the Anaheim Convention Center meant the organizers could experiment with lumping like brands and instruments in the same area with one another.  more...
At home with Dusky

At home with Dusky

CHRIS ROSSI is a freelance software developer by day and a tone seeker by night. He started Dusky Electronics over three years ago when he found he spent more of his downtime in the garage building amps than working on software projects. Today, Dusky remains on a slow, measured growth curve with its long-term sights on greater dealer representation, a bevy of new products and bringing on staff.  more...
Swart Smarts

Swart Smarts

INSPIRATION CAN come at you from all different angles. For Wilmington, North Carolina’ Michael Swart, chief gear guru at Swart Amps, it can come from something he found in the street, at a thrift shop or in the destruction left by a hurricane. After a storm hit the coastal area a few years back, a storage building next to his house was destroyed. Swart took that adversity and parlayed it into a new-build, two-level shop — the first floor houses his amp/pedal workstations along with a stray scooter or two and a vintage VW bug from collecting days past. The second floor is a testing lounge complete with comfy couches and a tiki bar.  more...