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Amps

ASG Amps Launches “Hybris” All-Tube Amplifier at Winter NAMM
Artist Series Guitar and CEC Amplification have teamed up to create ASG Amps, with the intent to bring a fresh and original, USA-made alternative to the world of affordable all-tube guitar amplifiers. Read more...
Ashdown Launches New Classic Tube Magnifiers
Perfect for smaller gigs, the CTM 100 pairs the CTM 300 preamp with an all-tube, 100-watt power section. For home/ studio use, the CTM 15 offers 15 watts of stunning tube tone in an unbelievably compact head. Read more..
Burriss Amps Introduces the Dirty Red v2 Amplifier
The new Dirty Red v2 maintains all the qualities of the original with added ability to convert the primary channel to play a warm, clean tone. Read more...
Chandler Limited Introduces the GAV19T Guitar Amplifier
As a cathode biased, class A, all-tube, 19-watt guitar amp designed in the vein of classic English amplifiers, the GAV19T delivers a big, vintage sound. Read more...
Fargen Amplification Announces John Lennon Signature Amp Line
The line launches with limited edition Artist and Imagine amps, followed later by a production version of the amps and two effects pedals. Read more...
Fender Releases the Custom Series '57 Bandmaster
They faithfully reproduced the classic 5E7 circuit, which pumps about 26 watts through three 10" alnico-magnet speakers, and enlisted Jensen to help create the P10R-F driver (a Fender exclusive), which is voiced for warm, sensitive response. Read more...
Hayden Launches New Mofo Range of Heads, Combos, and Cabinets
Combining new looks, increased features and a very special ‘magic eye’ tube creates a range that stands out from the crowd more than ever. Read more...
ISP Technologies Introduces the Stealth Power Amp
The Stealth is based on analog class A/B amplifier design for excellent sonic and saturated clipping performance. Read more...
Jet City Announces the 20HFlex Amp
The all-tube 20HFlex head features a unique programmable front panel that they're calling FLEX technology. Read more...
Kemper Profiling Announces the Profiler PowerHead and the Kemper Profiler Rack
The Kemper Profiler PowerHead adds a built in 600 Watt power amp to the Kemper Profiler concept and turns the former recording solution into the most versatile guitar amplification system ever. Read more...
MI Amplification Announces New Amp Combos
The new models are the Apache, Aquarius, Crystal Lattice, and Dutchess. Read more...
MI Audio Unveil Flex SmartAmp
The new amp combines vacuum tube circuit with iOS digital control.
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Orange Amplification Launches New Custom Shop 50
It has a vintage flavour much in the same way as its predecessor the Retro 50 of which the circuit is based upon. Read more...
Orange Amplification Launches Twin Channel OR100 Amp
The OR100 incorporates for the first time on an ‘OR’ series amp; twin channels, as well as a valve driven FX loop, foot-switchable boosts and independent EQ. Read more...
Port City Amps Releases the Brit 50
The Brit 50 nails the hot-rodded, British voiced amplifier that we all know and love. Read more...
PRS Custom Amp Designs Introduces the 2-Channel Custom Amplifier
Additional CAD features for the 2-Channel Custom include: solo boost, reverb assign, presence control, switchable power amp bass boost, switchable mid shift, and 3 button LED footswitch. Read more...
Randall Introduces Diavlo Tube Amps
Diavlo means ‘devil’ in Italian and any dish with its namesake is always the hottest on the menu. Read more...
Randall Introduces the Thrasher Series Amps
This is about metal, all about metal. Old School to New School to No School. Read more...
Randall Introduces RG Series and RG13 Pedal/Amplifier
The new RG Series returns to the original high performance FET circuits that Don Randall founded the Randall company on. Read more...
Roland Announces the CUBE Lite Guitar Amp and iOS Interface/App
Combining great COSM guitar tones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system, the CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier lets you play and record at home along with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Read more...
Schecter Releases Initial Details on Hellraiser Amps
The division will be launching with two amps, the Hellraiser-100 full stack and Hellraiser 2-12 combo, designed by amp guru James Brown. Read more...
Traynor Launches YBA1-Tribute Head to Celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2013
The new limited edition 50th Anniversary 40-watt all-tube Traynor YBA-1 Tribute head is owes its heritage and tone to the original while being updated for a whole new generation of guitar players. Read more...
Two-Rock Introduces BI-ONYX, Sensor, and Studio Pro Plus Amps
Two-Rock Amplification, a leading boutique amplifier performance brand, announced three new models for 2013, each created to address an important player need. Read more...

Rumors

  • Orange has made a very big deal about a world first, revolutionary groundbreaking innovation. That's literally all of the information we have—we're just putting it in "amps" because that's our best guess. We'll be covering their press conference live at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 24.
  • Tone King has teased the 20th Anniversary Imperial LE with a built-in Ironman attenuator on their Facebook page
  • Carr Amplifiers has been blogging about their new Impala on their website. The amp is inspired by the Blackface Bassman and will be on display at NAMM.
  • Marshall will have something new with one of their most iconic endorsers' names on it. We'll probably also check out the latest headphones they announced at CES
  • Seems Yamaha isn't done with their amp line yet.
  • 65Amps will be showcasing the Producer 6L seen on their weekly webcast as well as possibly expanding the Red Line to another perennial favorite of the brand.
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