el34

Marshall-style muscle in miniature.

Well built, simple to use, and dripping with appealing cranked-plexi tones.

Controls arrayed less intuitively than on an actual amp.

$199

Friedman Smallbox
friedmanamplification.com

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The Marshall-in-a-box stompbox format is so popular at this point that it seems like almost every prominent pedal maker builds one—each of which purports to deliver the sound and dynamics of a classic Marshall in enclosures that would barely accommodate an EL34 power tube from the real deal.

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Shine on, you crazy Selmer clone!

 
 

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Pros:
Beautifully made. Authentic early Floyd tones. Loves fuzz pedals.

Cons:
Limited tonal range. Original Selmers might cost less.

Street:
$1,849

Balthazar Film Noir 50
balthazaraudiosystems.com



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Two vaunted amp heads—the Super Lead and the JCM800—get distilled into impressive-sounding 20-watt incarnations with a smaller footprint, power scaling, and DI outputs.

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