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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.

Andy Timmons & Doug West Demo The MESA Mark Five: 25

Written on May 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm, by Jon


Ok MESA you win, the best demonstration of an amp I’ve seen in a long time. Mesa’s Director of R&D, Doug West, explains each of the modes on the insanely great sounding mini head, the MESA Mark Five: 25 with …

Greg Howe demos his new Signature Carvin Guitar & DV Mark amp

Written on May 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm, by Jon


Greg Howe, one of my personal favourite guitarists on the planet (and probably of lifeforms on other planets) demonstrates his gear for 2015 including his new signature Carvin GH24 and his signature DV Mark Maragold amp.…

Fender Blues Junior made from old whiskey casks

Written on May 7, 2015 at 11:36 pm, by Jon

Red Dog Music have reported that “The Fender Custom Shop have hinted at the release of a super-limited edition “80 Proof” Blues Junior guitar amp, made from reclaimed oak whiskey casks.” And while the Fender Custom Shop are showing no …

Victory Amps ‘Red Dwarf’ Single Channel Lunchbox Amp

Written on May 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm, by Jon

victory-red-dwarf
UK based Victory Amps have teamed up with Rob Chapman for a second signature amplifier, this time a 1 – 20 Watt bright red lunchbox amp called the ‘Red Dwarf’ which is apparently named after the stars rather than the …

MusikMesse 2015: Orange Amplification Introduce New Rockerverb MKIII Series

Written on April 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm, by Jon

More big news from Orange Amplifiers for MusikMesse 2015!

Press Release
Orange Amplification is proud to announce the launch of the third generation of its British built Rockerverb Series guitar amplifiers. This latest incarnation, the Orange Rockerverb MKIII, sees the …

Carl Martin Announce Signature “Greg Howe’s Lick Box” Pedal

Written on April 9, 2015 at 9:15 pm, by Jon

carl martin lick box
I must be out of touch at the moment because I haven’t heard even a whisper about Greg Howe working on a new pedal but here it is, the Carl Martin “Greg Howe’s Lick Box” which is certainly a unique …

DV Mark Multiamp FG – Frank Gambale Signature Amp

Written on March 21, 2015 at 10:57 pm, by Jon

DV Mark Multiamp FG
There’s not a lot of info on the DV Mark website about the special edition Multiamp FG other than that the tones of Frank Gambale’s signature amp called Ampli-tude are now added to the virtual amps, effects, features and programmability …

Eddie Van Halen demonstrates the EVH 5150IIIS

Written on March 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm, by Jon


You’ve all seen gear demos on YouTube, there are literally thousands of people demonstrating guitar products these days. This however is something very special, one of my guitar heroes and original inspirations for playing guitar and in my opinion one …

NAMM 2015: Duesenberg Announce The Berlin Amplifier & Cabinet

Written on February 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm, by Jon

duesenberg berlin
I don’t understand why I’m not reading more about this amp on other guitar sites, this is the coolest looking amp I’ve seen released in a long time but I have to say I had no idea Duesenberg were even …

NAMM 2015: Randall Release New RD DIAVLO Combos

Written on February 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm, by Jon

randall rd diavlo
The Mike Fortin designed Randall DIAVLO tube heads and combos were announced at NAMM 2013 and helped to relaunch Randall as a brand. This year at NAMM 2015 Randall have announced an updated version of the 5 watt combo which …