Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Foxgear Introduces Four Miniamp/D.I. 100W Series Models

Foxgear Miniamp pedals

A new line of pedal-sized guitar amplifiers: the Miniamp/D.I. 100W Series is launching with four models, each boasting 100 watts of output power.


The different models replicate four of the most iconic amps in rock history, including the Fender Blackpanel, Marshall Plexi, Hiwatt and Vox. Each Foxgear Miniamp can faithfully reproduce the exact tone and behavior of their tube relatives. The four models are:

  • M-1959: British classic rock amp based on a Marshall Plexi.
  • HW-103: Another British icon based on a Hiwatt
  • TW-100: An American style amp based on a black panel Fender Twin Reverb
  • V-100: Based on the chiming British classic Vox tone

Foxgear M-1959 MiniAmp

Features

Miniamp/D.I. Series Highlights include:

- Awesome and realistic sounding real full guitar amplifier

- Can be used as a Guitar Amplifier, Direct Box, or Both

- 100% Analog Amplifier, 100% Cab Simulator

- Infinite and real-time changing cab simulations with VARICAB

- 100W real RMS into 4 Ohms

- Powered by external 30-volt DC power unit -- included

Foxgear TW-100

The Miniamp/D.I. series is a compact, pedal-sized enclosure that can be used as a full-fledged guitar amplifier delivering up to 100 watts RMS into 4-ohm guitar cabinet, or it can be used as a Preamp with a couple of very useful options. The left side of the Miniamp D.I. is dedicated to the XLR Balanced Out, that has two controls and a switch. The control is an independent XLR’s out Volume, the control lets you choose between Direct or Cab Sim option, in case you want to exclude it and apply your favorite cab sim or IR from your DAW.

The other control delivers the Miniamp’s secret weapon: the VARICAB. Varicab is a 100% Analog Variabla Cab Simulator, not just another EQ control, it works on the feedback of the preamp and allows you to change the behavior of your amp in terms of frequencies, response, compression, punchiness. You’ll be able to get from your PA the same sound you’re hearing behind you from your guitar cab. It can be used only as a guitar amplifier on stage from the Speaker out, or for recording at home only from the XLR out with no need of a cabinet connected, or both together on stage.

Each Foxgear Miniamp/D.I. 100W Series amp carries a retail price of $249 USD. Foxgear products are currently distributed in USA by Alpha Distribution. For more information: https://www.foxgeardistribution.com.

Firebirds came stock with a solid G-logo tailpiece, although Bigsby vibratos were often added.

Photo by George Aslaender

The author’s PX-6131 model is an example of vintage-guitar evolution that offers nostalgic appeal in the modern world—and echoes of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young.

An old catchphrase among vintage dealers used to run: “All Gretsches are transition models.” While their near-constant evolution was considered confusing, today their development history is better understood. This guitar however is a true transition model, built just as the Jet line was undergoing major changes in late 1961.

Read MoreShow less

George Benson’s Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnonwas recorded in 1989. The collaboration came about after Quincy Jones told the guitarist that Farnon was “the greatest arranger in all the world.”

Photo by Matt Furman

The jazz-guitar master and pop superstar opens up the archive to release 1989’s Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon, and he promises more fresh collab tracks are on the way.

“Like everything in life, there’s always more to be discovered,”George Benson writes in the liner notes to his new archival release, Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon. He’s talking about meeting Farnon—the arranger, conductor, and composer with credits alongside Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Vera Lynn, among many others, plus a host of soundtracks—after Quincy Jones told the guitarist he was “the greatest arranger in all the world.”

Read MoreShow less

The new Jimi Hendrix documentary chronicles the conceptualization and construction of the legendary musician’s recording studio in Manhattan that opened less than a month before his untimely death in 1970. Watch the trailer now.

Read MoreShow less
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays

PG contributor Tom Butwin dives into the Rivolta Sferata, part of the exciting new Forma series. Designed by Dennis Fano and crafted in Korea, the Sferata stands out with its lightweight simaruba wood construction and set-neck design for incredible playability.

Read MoreShow less