Guitar Amp Reviews
The YJM100 was introduced by Marshall as the official signature amp of ‘king of neo-classical shred’, Yngwie J Malmsteen. The amp is being produced as a limited edition run and is based on the power and tone of Marshall’s ‘Holy Grail’ 1959 Plexi head. It’s made in the UK and incorporates some incredible all-valve tone with state of the art features.
Fenderâ€™s Pro Tube series Super-Sonic amplifiers are widely acclaimed as high-performance, no-nonsense tube amps that create unmistakable Fender clean tones and expressive modern high-gain tones without masking the tonal character of the playerâ€™s guitar.
ReValver MK III.V from Peavey is a 64-bit amplifier modeling software package that claims to capture the true characteristics of vacuum tubes while giving players total control over their tone and gain structures. It has 81 linkable sub modules that …
The new Thunder 30 is an all-valve, class A, 30-watt twin channel amplifier that follows the recent trend for high quality low wattage valve amplification. The amp has all the class you would expect from Orange and has an incredible range of gain sounds that will satisfy many hard rock guitarists
The Marshall 2266C Combo is part of the Marshall Vintage Modern Series and is a 50 Watt, 2×12″, all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two ‘dynamic ranges’ selectable by footswitch. The Low range gives the performance you would associate with a stock vintage Marshall amplifier in terms of tone and gain.
There is no mistaking the Class 5′s homage to Marshall’s 1960′s ‘Bluesbreaker’ and 18-watt combos, with its black vinyl and ‘Plexi’ style top-mounted control panel. The Marshall Class 5 is made in the UK at Bletchley and this is reflected in the price. Whilst it may not be the cheapest low wattage amp on the market this is a seriously classy rig with some high quality tonal range.
The Fender Frontman 212R combo is a mainstay of young guitarists and although entirely solid state is capable of producing some classic Fender clean tones as well as plenty of raunchy overdrive. Rated at 100 watts this isn’t a quiet amp by any means and can easily handle most gigs.
This amp is a fun and affordable tribute from Fender to one of their rarest and historical little practice amps. The new Champion 600 is a 5-watt valve amp with a 6″ speaker and vintage 1950 “two-tone” look. It features a higher-gain preamp circuit than the original to let the overdriven tone exceed what was previously capable, and Fender have also added a choice of high or low-gain inputs
The Fender 65 DELUXE REVERB is part of Fenders reissue series and is a 22watt all valve 1X12 combo with a Jensen Speaker. This amp is firmly in the rock, country or blues camp, combines classic retro looks and vintage sounds and is perfect for recording in the studio or small gigs.
Reeves seeem to be making quite a name for themselves engineering a range of class A valve amplification modelled on the classic Dave Reeves designed Hiwatt amps of the seventies. The Custom 10HG is a 10 watt class A valve head featuring a Master Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble and Gain controls. One El-34 power tube, one 12AY7 and one 12AX7 preamp tube.
The VOX Night Train NT15H is a 15 watt All valve head featuring a pair of EL84 tubes that deliver some real kick ass tone. Get everything from glassy clean tones to warm overdrive and high gain grind.
The AC4TVH & V112TV cabinet is an class A all-tube mini practice stack with remarkable simplicity and tone. This Chic amp is a dream for blues and classic rock guitarists looking for a value for money amp that oozes class and tone.
Designed with Bettencourt himself and partner Peter King, the Randall NBKING100 Nuno Bettencourt amp head is a combination of classic regal looks and modern circuitry to reproduce the legendary percussive tone Nuno is known for
Marshall Amplification introduced the Haze line of compact and portable valve-driven performance amplifiers for the musicians who demand an honest clean sound, a driving blues tone and some biting rock