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Reviews: Amps

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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BluGuitar Amp1 Review

April 28, 2016
A mini amp with maxi power—and many great tones.
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Henriksen Bud Review

April 7, 2016
Mighty tones from a miniscule box.
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Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

March 23, 2016
A 6-1/2 pound monster of a bass amp that packs in features galore.
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Ventura Valve Amps VVA50 Review

March 21, 2016
An ultra-versatile boutique head at a musician-friendly price.
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Acoustic BN6210 Review

March 11, 2016
Acoustic packs 600 watts of power, a pair of 10" neo speakers, and loads of features into their new ultra-portable combo.
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Quick Hit: Roland JC-40

March 9, 2016
Who needs tubes when you have some of the most recognizable chorus and vibrato tones around?
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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Dr. Z Z-Lux Review

February 24, 2016
Dr. Z tinkers with a classic template and delivers a delicious combo with headroom and grit.
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Dusky D2O Review

February 10, 2016
A minimalist 32-/8-watt head with a raw, tactile feel and glorious harmonic distortion.
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Fender Acoustic SFX Review

February 2, 2016
A stylish makeover of the SFX acoustic amps yields pretty sounds and sound-tweaking flexibility.
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Brute Squad

January 12, 2016
Six obscure amps that absolutely destroy.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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Ampeg PF-50T Review

December 31, 2015
An all-tube, 50-watt bass amp that serves up vintage warmth and classic style.
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Siegmund Doppler Stereo Combo Review

December 29, 2015
An unconventional combo amp with unique trem/vibrato tones.
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Demeter Bass 400 Amp and BSC-310 Cab Review

December 14, 2015
A new bass amp and cab that bring transparency, thump, and warmth.
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Vox AC10 Custom Review

November 6, 2015
Vox resurrects the AC10 as a more modern, but still superbly simple screamer.
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Quick Hit: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Review

November 5, 2015
A svelte little practice combo with loads of onboard features for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
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Benson Monarch Review

November 3, 2015
A minimalist 1x12 combo with point-to-point wiring, explosive presence, and phenomenal dynamic response.
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Peavey 6505 MH Review

October 16, 2015
One of Peavey’s most iconic amps is reborn as a brutish little beast.
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Laney Nexus Studio Live Head & Cabs Review

August 4, 2015
A tasty new bass rig from Laney that aims to please equally onstage or in the studio.
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