Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
Sound City SC30
A minimalist monster, the 30-watt 1x12 SC30 combo provides a phenomenal range of tactile tones distinguished by crisp presence, rich overtones, and superb dynamic response. It’s not based on a particular vintage model, but it definitely provides a mid-1960s playing experience, with an emphasis on power tube distortion. The SC30 doesn’t sound quite like an old Marshall JTM45, but anyone who digs “Bluesbreaker”-style amps should feel right at home here.