Mesa Boogie Fillmore 50 Hotone Loudster

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

1Mesa Boogie Fillmore 50

mesa boogie fillmore 50 combo amp


Mesa Boogie’s new line of guitar amps harks back to the brand’s earliest ever models. The first out of the blocks, the Fillmore 50, is a two-channel tube amp—with a full-tank spring reverb—that’s voiced for classic rock.

2Mooer Preamp Live

Mooer Preamp Live

It’s more a stompbox than amplifier, but Mooer’s Preamp Live is worth mentioning here. Twelve independent channels, each assignable to more than 50 amp models, including raucous American-style amps to creamy British ones.

3Benson Vincent 30

benson vincent 30

This 30-watt tube amp packs a Vinny 1 Watt power amp circuit within its preamp section to yield grinding distortion at any level.

4Hotone Loudster

Hotone Loudster

The Loudster is a diminutive, stompbox-sized power amplifier that provides 75 watts of power at the tips of your toes. Ideal for traveling guitarists—all you need to do is plug it into a cabinet.