Six new electric guitar and bass amplifiers: November 2018

Our favourite new amp and speaker announcements, releases and rumours from October to November 2018.

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.

Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass

orange amps terror bass

After a decade, Orange Amplifiers has decided to bring back the Terror Bass. The redesigned head unit is a 500-watt hybrid bass amp with an all-tube preamp and a solid state power amp.

Orange Amplifiers OBC112 cabinet speakers


Orange Amps OBC112

The OBC112, announced alongside the Terror Bass, is a cab with a dynamic Lavoce neodymium 12-inch bass speaker under its hood. Weighing in at just 11.8 kg, this is a powerful yet portable tool.

Mesa Boogie Fillmore 25

mesa boogie fillmore 25 amp

If the Fillmore 50 is too big for you, Mesa Boogie has introduced a more compact alternative: the Fillmore 25. It’s powered by two Mesa 6V6 power amp tubes and five 12AX7 preamp tubes, and is available either as a head or a 1×12-inch combo.

BC Audio Bel Air 40

BC Audio Bel Air 40 Amp

Boutique amp maker BC Audio’s Bel Air 40 is a five- to 40-watt, all-tube guitar amplifier that offers you unique control over the power section. Configuration switches toggle between various modes to deliver a variety of voices.

Carr Amps Telstar


carr amps telstar

Carr Amps’ latest creation, the Telstar, is a 17-watter that uses a unique combination of 6L6 and EL84 power amp tubes integrated via a push-pull Class A circuit.

TC Electronic BC208

TC Electronic BC208 Bass Cab

Described by TC Electronic as a “bass tour de force”, the BC208 is a portable cab that can handle 200 watts of low-end punch.