August

Reviews: Amps

Andrews Spectraverb 40 Review

November 16, 2013
A beautiful, blackface-inspired boutique combo.
Read More

Phil Jones Double Four Bass Amp Review

November 7, 2013
A microscopic bass amp with an unbelievably big sound.
Read More

Traynor SB115 Review

October 29, 2013
Massive lows from a modestly sized 1x15 combo.
Read More

Little Walter Twin 50/22 Amp Review

October 20, 2013
A pair of perfectly primitive amps in one pretty package.
Read More

Hayden Mini MoFo Review

October 5, 2013
Hayden’s newest, smallest member of the MoFo family delivers portability and surprising power for players with rocking inclinations.
Read More

Devilcat Amps Jimmy Review

September 22, 2013
A burly 50-watt, 1x12 combo, Devilcat Amplifier’s 2-channel, 6L6-powered Jimmy deftly walks the line between operational simplicity and sonic versatility.
Read More

Crimsontone Moro Review

September 11, 2013
A ferocious 15-watt head inspired by Orange, Marshall, and Sovtek amps.
Read More

Fargen Blackbird VS2 Amp Review

August 2, 2013
The Blackbird draws inspiration from Fender’s blackface era (with much in common with the rare Vibroverb) and is an amazing platform for pedal-heavy rigs.
Read More

Port City Orleans Bass Preamp Review

July 31, 2013
With their first entry into the realm of bass preamps, Port City has produced a well-constructed unit with a straightforward approach.
Read More

Dr. Z Antidote Amp Review

July 30, 2013
The Antidote is a 45-watt, two-voice head that delivers soaring KT66-driven tones reminiscent of everything from early JTM45s to ’70s JMPs.
Read More

Peavey Vypyr VIP 2 Amp Review

July 10, 2013
This latest iteration of the Vypyr line of amps is designed and built to handle electric 6-string, acoustic, and bass guitars.
Read More

Epifani AL 112 Combo Amp Review

July 8, 2013
A futuristic-looking hybrid of Epifani’s past and present innovations that’s capable of delivering a ton of tone.
Read More

Jaguar HC50 Amp Review

July 2, 2013
Jaguar's new HC50 dodges delivers a minimalist, potent, distinctly English-voiced EL34 amp that’s happy dishing immaculate clean tones and more ferocious sounds alike.
Read More

Roland Cube 80GX Amp Review

June 28, 2013
The 80GX builds on with the company’s COSM (composite object sound modeling) audio software to hone a formula that’s always delivered a lot of bang for the buck to players who need to cover a lot of musical ground on a budget.
Read More

Humphrey Espresso 15 Acoustic Amp Review

June 11, 2013
A stylish, EL84-driven acoustic amp with touch and tones aplenty whether you’re a technique-obsessed finger-stylist or a simple strummer.
Read More

Review Demo - Humphrey Amplifiers Espresso 15

June 11, 2013
Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond demos the Humphrey Amplifiers Espresso 15 tube acoustic amp for the July 2013 issue of Premier Guitar.
Read More

Tone King Sky King Amp Review

June 5, 2013
A handwired 35-watt combo that can switch between pentode and ultra-linear modes for added versatility.
Read More

Roland Cube Lite and Cube Jam App Review

May 14, 2013
Roland leverages the power of mobile devices in an attempt to create a more perfect practice amp.
Read More

Albion Gulfstream 30 Amp Review

May 11, 2013
The GS30C combo from Albion is targeted to the guitarist looking for a boutique amp that bridges the American/British tone divide, but may not have the budget for one.
Read More

Orange TH100 Amp Review

April 15, 2013
The dual-channel TH100 is a lesson in brutal simplicity that hearkens back to Orange’s golden era of no-nonsense designs with immense power.
Read More