One Control BJF-S66: A pedal company builds an amp!

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One Control is a Japanese company that has up until now only produced effect pedals, switchers, MIDI gear, Loopers and the like. Now follows the next logical step: an amp designed specifically to take pedals. And an eye-opener it is, too… One Control BJF-S66 One Control has just launched their new BJF-S66 amp. Hmmm, not exactly a catchy name […]

ZT Amplifiers packs a new Lunchbox with Reverb Combo Amp and Cab II

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The brand new ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp and matching Cab II replace the company’s Lunchbox combo amp that launched ten years ago. ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp The original ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox provided guitarists with fairly high output in a compact, portable combo amp format. The new 2019 Lunchbox Reverb is a complete redesign […]

Mesa Boogie debuts the Fillmore 100, a 100-Watt combo or head with matching cab

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Mesa Boogie has followed up 2018’s Fillmore 50 with a new version, the Fillmore 100. This Mark-based amp is all-valve and has a full spring reverb and multi power outputs available. Mesa Boogie Fillmore 100 Those classic heavyweight 100-Watt guitar amplifiers aren’t as popular as they once were, due in part to in-ear monitoring and guitar […]

Mezzabarba Trinity: A flexible 100-Watt three-channel amp head with optional extras

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The new Italian-made Mezzabarba Trinity is a 100-Watt all-valve amp head with MIDI control and plenty of gain on tap. With three distinct channels, it should have enough control to keep you busy for ages. Mezzabarba Trinity The Mezzabarba Trinity amp head is based around six 12AX7 preamp tubes, four EL34 power output valves and custom transformers by […]

NAMM 2018: Laney LA100SM Supergroup 100-watt beast

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The new Laney Supergroup LA100SM is based on the original late ’60s amp head. This much sought after 100-watt valve head has had one significant modification, the addition of a master volume. Laney LD100SM After the announcement of the new Laney Black Country Customs pedals, it is good to see another new amp from the British company. […]

NAMM 2019: Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander – A Swiss Army knife for valve amps?

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Coming hot on the heels of news about two new combo amps, Boss has come up with something called the Waza Tube Amp Expander, slated for release in early 2019. The product is designed to be a kind of “command centre” for valve amps. Sounds interesting, but what does it all mean? Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander The Boss […]