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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.

NAMM 2016: BOSS Announce the WAZA Amp Head & Cab

Written on January 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm, by Jon

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Well this is an interesting release from BOSS, last year they released a few special edition WAZA Craft pedals (more coming this year too) but this year they are taking it a step further with the release of 150 …

NAMM 2016: MESA Boogie JP-2C John Petrucci Signature Amp

Written on January 18, 2016 at 9:41 pm, by Jon

MESA Boogie JP2C limited hero
Well it’s been a long time in the making, John Petrucci has been using Mesa Boogie amps for ever so it is about time he worked with them on a signature model. This is what Mesa say about the upcoming …

The new Blackstar Artist Series Combo Amps

Written on November 3, 2015 at 10:03 pm, by Jon


Blackstar Amps have just announced 2 new all tube combo amps called the Artist 15 and Artist 30. Both amps feature a 2 channel design with 6L6 output tubes and a single Celestion V type speaker in the Artist …

Blackstar to announce new Artist Series on Nov 2nd 2015

Written on October 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm, by Jon

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I am genuinely relieved to see this news because I think Blackstar are a great amplifier company and great innovators but they seem to have concentrated on modelling and low powered amps for a while now. On November 2nd 2015 …

Orange Amplification Creates The Orange Micro Dark By Popular Demand

Written on October 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm, by Jon

Orange Micro Dark
Orange Amplification have responded to thousands of requests and created the Orange Micro Dark Amplifier. The miniature valve/solid-state hybrid head joins the high gain Dark Terror and Dual Dark amps with their distinctive black appearance and sports a single 12AX7 …

Rivera Venus Recording Rack Tube Amp With Built-in Rockcrusher

Written on July 11, 2015 at 11:35 pm, by Jon

This is an interesting development from Rivera Amps, a couple of years ago Rivera introduced a power attenuator/load box/speaker emulator called the Rockcrusher which has the unique inclusion of an EQ to tune the speaker emulation tone. Now Rivera have …

James Ivanyi Demos The Friedman BE-100

Written on July 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm, by Jon


Friedman amps really don’t need any introduction, Dave Friedman has become a legend in the guitar industry thanks to his company Rack Systems Ltd. building incredible rigs for the likes of Steve Lukather, Jerry Cantrell, Slash and Joe Bonamassa. Aside …

Victory Amps VX The Kraken – 50 Watt High Gain Amp

Written on July 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm, by Jon

Victory The Kraken
Victory Amps are continuing to expand their lineup this time with a high gain 50 watt head called the ‘VX The Kraken’. This amp is switchable down from 50 watts to 15, 9 or 2 watts making it a very …

Vox quietly announces their new VX Series Modelling Amps

Written on June 26, 2015 at 12:19 am, by Jon


I say quietly because I haven’t seen any press releases about the new VX Series from Vox amps and usually these kind of announcements are saved for NAMM but instead Vox simply updated their website and posted some videos on …

Carl Martin Roadie Bandmate 15 Amplifier

Written on June 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm, by Jon


The Carl Martin Roadie Bandmate 15 is a 1 x 12, 15 watt Class A combo and is Carl Martin’s latest expansion into the amplifier market. The Danish company are known all over the world for their effect pedals and …