Dwarfcraft Love Buzz
The quasi flower-power styling
of the two-channel, 50-watt
Love Buzz might not be everyone’s cup o’ tea (for the record,
we love it), but its EL34-driven,
class AB tones are stellar.
(Using a Squier Classic Vibe
’50s Duo-Sonic, Dwarfcraft’s
Ben Hinz nailed the gritty, de-tuned glory of Radiohead’s “I
Might Be Wrong.”) It features
that aims for Bassman-about-to-explode tones, and its
controls include Fuyamater
(gain), Trebles, Mids, Bass,
Presence, and Master.
Watch our NAMM 2011 video of the
Panama at premierguitar.com/video
The new 4-watt, 6V6-powered Panama offers ’80s-style high-gain tones at bedroom levels and features Volume and Schizo
knobs—the latter has four EQ presets—a Mode toggle, and a
Hi/Standby/Low toggle that lets you power down to 1. 5 watts.
3rd Power British Dream
This handwired, all-tube 45-watt combo offers two
channels—one inspired by a ’ 59 Vox AC30, the other
by a ’ 68 Marshall plexi—and a half-power switch.
The 12" Celestion Alnico Gold is housed in 3rd
Power’s proprietary Switchback triangular enclosure.
rivera rockCrusher Power Attenuator
The RockCrusher allows you to attenuate the
speaker output from any amp while controlling
equalization characteristics with Edge and Warm
switches. Ideal for capturing the full bloom of tube
amps at workable volumes, it also features a balanced XLR out, a 1/4" unbalanced out, two 1/4"
speaker outs, variable Studio and Line Out controls,
8 or 16 ohm impedance control, and true bypass.