Five new electric and bass amplifiers: March 2019

Our favourite new amp and speaker announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

Every month, we compile a list of announcements, releases, and rumours from amp and speaker makers big and small. Here are our favourites from the past month.

1Rift Amplification Aynsley Lister signature amp

Rift Amplication Aynsley Lister signature split head cab
The Aynsley Lister signature amp in head/cab configuration

Blues guitarist Aynsley Lister has collaborated with Rift Amplification on a signature model that’s been described as “quintessentially British”. It’s a 35 watt, all-tube amp that comes in head, 1×12” combo and 2×12” combo formats.

2TC Electronic BAM200

TC Electronic BAM200 bass amp

The BAM200 is a truly versatile bass amp that’s designed for anything from bedroom to studio to stage settings. Despite its small size – it’ll fit in your pocket – the amp’s got 200 watts of power, and an XLR DI Out which can connect to recording gear and front-of-house systems.

3Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Signature Amp

This new amp out of Fender’s corner is a Chris Stapleton signature, based a Brownface the country star favoured early on in his career. It’s a 12-watt, 120-volt combo with design features specially requested by Stapleton himself, including an upgraded speaker and an organic tremolo.

4Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 V2

darkglass electronics

Darkglass Electronics fans will recognise this one as an upgrade of the original Microtubes. Under the hood, it has both the drive engines of the B3K and the Vintage Microtubes, so it can handle anything from soft rock to heavy metal.

5Mesa Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40

The California Tweed 6V6 4:40 Amp Head
The California Tweed 6V6 4:40 amp head

One of the main highlights of this new tweed-based amp is Mesa Boogie’s newly patented Incremental Multi-Watt Power Amp with Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies. It’s a mouthful, but essentially this design offers versatility through multiple power and wiring options.