Amplifiers

Blackstar Unity 250 & 500 Bass Amps Review

A range of brand-new bass combos introduces the Blackstar name to lovers of low frequencies. We look at the most powerful members of this united front…

Orange Terror Bass Review

Almost 10 years on from its introduction, Borehamwood’s finest resurrects the original lunchbox bass head for 2018.
Honeyboy 30

Honeyboy 30 Review

When it comes to Bandmaster-style amps, it’s true what they say: good things really do come in threes. Huw Price gets a taste of Honeyboy’s unique new take on the classic Fender circuit…

Marshall Origin 20C Review

A player-friendly update on the amps that made Marshall great, the Origin series aims to prove that vintage can be modern. Richard Purvis puts the 20-watt combo under the microscope…

Rift Amplification Hawker Review

Having forged a fine reputation building replicas of the classics, Rift is moving into the boutique market with an original design based on the best of British. Huw Price takes the Hawker for a test flight…

Fractal Audio systems Axe-Fx III Review

The high-end digital modelling phenomenon returns with a third version that promises significant upgrades both inside and out. Darran Charles plugs in…

Two Notes Torpedo Captor Review

The Torpedo Captor is a multi-function tool for direct recording, cabinet simulation and attenuation. Huw Price discovers cheap doesn’t necessarily mean DSP chips…

Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box Review

Universal Audio’s OX promises to be the answer to all of your attenuation, cabinet emulation and recording needs. Will you ever need to mic up your amplifier again?

Rift Amps Tweed Vee Review

Fender’s V-Front cab was so complex to construct that it outsourced production before simplifying the design and bringing cabinet building in-house.

Lazy J J10LC Review

Many discerning pro and amateur players consider Jesse Hoff’s amplifiers to be among the finest on the planet. We meet a new model that might be the best Lazy J yet…
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