amp simulator

Plexi inspiration makes this tiny 50-watt amp a clean-to-crunchy overachiever.

 

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Pros:
Excellent high and high-mid detail and note definition in low- to mid-gain settings. Crazy light. Super-small footprint. Intuitive controls.

Cons:
High-gain tones can be sizzly. Still needs a nice cabinet or cabinet emulation to extract the best sounds.

Street:
$239

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