Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Amplifiers

Latest News

NAMM 2019: Blackstar launches HT-1R MkII, HT-5R MkII amps

These diminutive, tube-powered units shine as studio and practice companions.

NAMM 2019: VOX expands VX line with VX50GTV and VX15GT amps

These new models come with an AC30 emulation and a suite of in-built effects.

NAMM 2019: Orange launches Pedal Baby 100 and TremLord 30

One’s a lightweight power amp, the other’s a vintage-voiced tube amp.

Reviews

Synergy SYN-50 Review

Could a 50-watt valve head with switchable preamps from boutique makers be the cure for ‘too many amps’ syndrome?

Supro 1696RT Black Magick Reverb Review

Lenny Kravitz is not known as an amp designer, but he helped Supro with this reverbed-up recreation of Jimmy Page’s legendary studio favourite.

Bartel Amplifiers Roseland Review

The man who was once the ‘Tone King’ has struck out on his own to build no-compromise guitar amps under his own name.

Buyer's Guides

Essential Guides

All About… Dick Denney

Dartford in Kent can lay claim to making two lasting and profound contributions to guitar music: The Rolling Stones and Vox amplifiers. We profile the man who helped power the pop…

All About… Speakers

All About… Rectification

DIY Workshop

DIY Workshop: Fender Tweed Pro Restoration

It was listed as a mystery 50s Fender amp, but what turned out to be a 1951 Pro needed a lot of TLC.