Every month, we’ll compile a list of announcements, releases and rumors from amp and speaker makers big and small. Here are our favorites from the past month.
1Vox Mini Superbeetle 25
As a tribute to the British Invasion, this mini amp stack summons Vox’s NuTube technology to replicate the charm and chime of the—what else—AC30.
2ValveTrain PowerTrain Stage 50
Its good looks may scream retro, but this beauty is designed with digital amp modelers and preamps in mind. The PowerTrain Stage 50 is a tube monitor powered by 12AX7s and a 6L6GC, with a 12-inch Eminence speaker to boot.
3Supro 1696RT Black Magick Reverb
This gorgeous amp is a celebration of Jimmy Page’s vintage Supro amp, with a few modern tricks up its sleeve. The footswitchable reverb is the highlight here: It’s a six-spring reverb pan.
4Line 6 Spider V 20
Line 6 calls this “the ideal practice amp for any guitarist,” and with a truckload of effects and emulators built into an 11-pound package, it’s hard to argue with the claim.
A stripped-down AC30, this 1×12-inch combo is a single-channel amp that’s based off the beloved amp’s Top Boost circuit. There’s no tremolo on this, though, but there’s a digital spring reverb to make up for that.