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Category Archives: Guitar Amplifiers

Guitar Amplifiers are incredibly important to us electric guitarists, here you will find all the latest news on amplification developments whether that is tube amps, solid state amps or modelling amps.

Mesa Boogie’s new Mark Five Twenty-Five

Written on September 19, 2014 at 9:33 am, by Jon

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The Mesa Boogie Mark Five is a modern day classic, it includes the best tones from the company’s history combined with modern day metal tones enjoyed by the likes of John Petrucci. In short it’s a monster amp.

Well now …

Fender release new ’68 Custom Vibrolux® Reverb amp

Written on September 11, 2014 at 8:14 am, by Jon


I love the sound of Fender’s Vintage Modified Series amplifiers, this new ’68 Custom Vibrolux® Reverb amp sounds fantastic. It’s definitely on my list to try ASAP.

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Press release
Fender is proud to announce the release of the latest Vintage …

PRS Announces Archon 50/25 Watt Head & Combo Amp

Written on August 22, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

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The Archon amplifier was introduced by PRS Guitars in 2013 and has had a lot of praise from some very high profile Metal guitarists.

“The 100 watt, high gain amp head offered musicians a new tool that could achieve lush, …

Philip Sayce Demonstrates The Yamaha THR10 Amp

Written on August 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm, by Jon


In this video Phillip Sayce demonstrates how the tiny Yamaha THR10 amp sounds when mic’d and run through a P.A. system. The video description also states that “While most modelling amps struggle to work well with effects in the front …

Jensen Loudspeakers announce the P10R-F

Written on August 5, 2014 at 8:43 pm, by Jon

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Press Release
Jensen® Musical Instrument Speakers is pleased to announce the addition of the P10R-F to our speaker offerings. The P10R-F is for those who desire the tone of a classic broken-in 10” Alnico speaker.

The P10R-F was designed by …

Summer NAMM 2014: Roland announce the Blues Cube Combo Amps

Written on July 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm, by Jon

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Now these look very cool! I think the original Roland Cube amps sound great, I know there are plenty of purists who hate modelling amps but you can get some seriously good tones out of them. The only thing I …

Jerry Cantrell demos his new signature Friedman Double J Amp

Written on June 20, 2014 at 8:46 am, by Jon


Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has teamed up with LA Amp builder extraordinaire Dave Friedman of Friedman Amplification to create a new signature amp called the “Double J”. Jerry says he has been working on this amp with Friedman …

Randall Amplifiers Announces Signature Series with Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah

Written on June 5, 2014 at 11:55 pm, by Jon

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Something tells me the Randall Amplifiers Fredrik Thordendal Signature Series is going to be a little but popular, not just for Meshuggah fans but anyone who uses extended range guitars for heavy music. Wow, Mike Fortin really has turned Randall …

Taurus Stomp-Head 2.HG – Portable Guitar Amp in Stompbox Format

Written on May 13, 2014 at 11:22 am, by Jon

You’ve probably already seen demos of the Taurus Stomp Head which is an amplifier in a stomp box enclosure but I didn’t realise that there were so many variations available! Above (and the demo below) is the Taurus Stomp-Head 2.HG

Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Pickup Demo

Written on May 12, 2014 at 11:54 am, by Jon


Check out this fantastic demo from Danny Young doing a stunning tribute to Jason Becker with the new Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Pickups. That is possibly the best Jason Becker impersonation I have heard both in terms …