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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Carr Mercury V Review

May 3, 2017
A Brit-flavored beauty with remarkable range.
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New Gear Showcase 2017: Pt. 1

March 16, 2017
Check out part one of this year's New Gear Showcase gallery!
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NAMM '17 - Carr Amps Mercury V Demo

January 22, 2017
Amp builder Steve Carr adds some modern flair and tonal heft to an old favorite.
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Carr Amplifiers Introduces the Mercury V

December 20, 2016
A 16-watt combo packed with features.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Carr Lincoln Review

January 11, 2016
A fantasia on a theme by Vox.
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Carr Amps Announces the Lincoln

December 8, 2015
An 18-watt combo with a British flavor.
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Carr Skylark Review

October 24, 2014
This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.
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Carr Amplifiers Announces the Skylark

May 8, 2014
The Skylark includes reverb, power attenuator, and a Hi/Low gain switch.
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Carr Impala Amp Review

March 11, 2013
Carr’s new Impala is a take on the great blackface incarnation of the Fender Bassman—and like a lot of Carr amps, they’ve taken a great idea and run in some very interesting directions.
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NAMM '13 - Carr Amps Impala Demo

January 30, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Anaheim, California, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Carr Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Carr's newest amplifier -- the Impala.
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Carr Bloke Amp Review

December 26, 2012
A powerhouse throwback to raunchy classic rock tones with Carr''s signature quality and responsiveness.
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Winter NAMM 2012

February 10, 2012
Editor’s top picks from Anaheim—the cream of the crop in cutting-edge gear.
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Carr Amps Announces the Bloke Amp

January 16, 2012
The Bloke finds its inspiration in both classic British 70s and 80s heads plus late 60s American tube bass amps.
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Carr Amplifiers Sportsman Amp Review

November 15, 2011
This 6V6-powered, class-A combo is based to some extent on smaller, US-made, reverb-equipped amplifiers from the ’60s like the Fender Princeton.
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NAMM '11 - Carr Amps Tube Multi Pedal Demos

February 21, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Carr Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their new line of tube multi-effects pedals--one is a analog delay/boost/tremolo unit and the other is a reverb/boost/tremolo.
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Carr Artemus 1x12 Combo Amp Review

May 18, 2010
Steve Carr''s latest amp, his take on classic Vox AC tone, is reviewed.
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NAMM '10 - Carr Amplifiers Artemus Demo

January 26, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Carr Amplifiers booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Carr's newest amp, the Artemus.

The Artemus is a 30W (switchable down to 15W) combo that features a control panel with Volume, Edge (toggle switch, bright and upper mid-boost), Bass, Mid (toggle switch between '60s American mid voice to a British AC voice), Treble and 30W/15W switch. Its loaded with EL84, 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube and 12AX7 (emulates a EF86thickness and gain) preamp tubes. Available in a 1x12, 2x12, 1x15 and head configurations.

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