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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.

Taurus Stomp-Head 2.CL 60 Watt Guitar Amp

Written on November 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm, by Jon


I’ve posted about a couple of Taurus Stomp-Head amps before, the high gain 2.HG , check the link for an awesome demo, and the 1.BL 50 Watt Amp, again check the link for a great demo. The 2.CL is …

PRS Announce the Archon 25 Combo

Written on October 15, 2014 at 9:02 am, by Jon

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A couple of months ago PRS announced that they were adding to the range of their new high gain amp, The Archon, with a 50/25 Watt Head and Combo. PRS obviously decided that there would be a benefit of …

EVH 5150 III 1×12 50 Watt Combo amp

Written on October 15, 2014 at 8:12 am, by Jon

EVH 5150 III 1x12 combo
The Eddie Van Halen signature model 5150 amp has had more success than I ever imagined it would when it was first released in the early 90’s. It has become one of the most recorded amps for metal in history …

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

Jensen P10R-F
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 …