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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.

Summer NAMM 2014: Roland announce the Blues Cube Combo Amps

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

roland blues cube combo
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

Fredrik Thordendal
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 …

Rhodes Amplification changes name to KSR Amplification

Written on May 7, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

ksr amplification
Rhodes Amplification, makers of some beastly amps such as the Colossus H-100 demonstrated here by Keith Merrow have changed their name due to “…a series of events, some within our control, and some not”. The company going forward will be …

Victory Amplifiers Silverback – Rob Chapman Signature Amplifier

Written on May 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm, by Jon


English Amplifier company Victory Amplifiers headed up by ex-Cornford Amplification’s Martin Kidd has released four standard models; the V10, V30, V50 and V100 and now they have introduced the Rob Chapman signature amp, the Silverback, which Rob has been …

Fargen High Gain Classic 50w – 15 year anniversary edition demo

Written on May 5, 2014 at 11:32 am, by Jon


Earlier this year I reported on Fargen Amps updating their amplification product line including the limited edition High Gain Classic 50 and Fargen Amps have created a great demo of the amp in action in the video above.

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Atomic Amps + Studio Devil = Amplifire

Written on March 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm, by Jon


Atomic Amplifiers & Studio Devil have joined forces to create a new amp modelling pedal/desktop unit called the Amplifire. Atomic Amps are well known for creating active speaker cabinets used by guitar/bass players that prefer amp modelling units such as …

MusikMesse 2014: BluGuitar presents Amp1

Written on March 13, 2014 at 10:24 am, by Jon

BluGuitar-Amp1
BluGuitar is the new brand from renowned guitarist Thomas Blug. Thomas is introducing his new BluGuitar Amp1 guitar amplifier system At Musikmesse 2014 in Hall 4.0, Stand H10.

Amp1 is a fully analogue guitar amp with four channels amplified by …