Summer NAMM 2019: Fender Tone Master digital Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb ?

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Fender has just announced their new Tone Master series with digital Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb guitar amps. Will these new lightweight combos, stack up tonally though? Fender Tone Master Fender promise the “same tonal perfection” of the original valve combo amps, but with a new digital power amp design. We have heard all this […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Line 6 unveils new Spider V MKII amp range

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Line 6 has just refreshed its entire Spider V guitar amp range, claiming the new series is “the best-sounding Spider amps we’ve ever made”. Line 6 Spider V MKII amp range Every model in the Line 6 Spider range now has new presets – Artist, Iconic Song and Classic, giving you 128 presets available in total. A […]

EHX Dirt Road Special – Transistor combo with in-house reverbs

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Electro-Harmonix has unveiled a small 40W combo named Dirt Road Special at the Summer NAMM.  EHX Dirt Road Special “Sweet Clean Tone” promises EHX the new Dirt Road Special, a remake of the 1970s amplifier from the company’s past – but with modern improvements. The power amplifier delivers 40 watts via unspecified transistors into a 12 “speaker. Sonically, the amp […]

3rd Power debuts Clean Sink and Dirty Sink 1×12 combos at Summer NAMM 2019

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3rd Power has unveiled its new Clean Sink and Dirty Sink amps. These two 1×12 combos are each based on either a Fender/Vox or Marshall circuit. Made in Nashville, USA, these amps both launch at Summer NAMM. 3rd Power Clean Sink and Dirty Sink Both Clean Sink and Dirty Sink variants are rated at 22 […]

Supro Galaxy: A new 50W tube amp with channel-switching and 6-spring reverb tank

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The new Supro Galaxy is a 50W channel-switching tube amps available as either a head with a matching 4×12 or as a combo.  Supro Galaxy The new Supro Galaxy is to be available both in head and combo formats. It’s a 50W, 6L6-powered, channel-switching tube amp and possibly the most versatile amp from the company to […]

Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200: “The largest-sounding combo ever produced”?

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Not so long ago, Hughes & Kettner introduced the Black Spirit head, rated at 200 Watts. Now comes the logical next step, a sibling amp in combo form. And according to the manufacturer, the Black Spirit 200 Combo is the “largest-sounding combo ever produced.” How about that for a confident claim? Black Spirit 200 Combo The […]

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 […]

Amp modelling vs Tube Amps: Has ‘digital’ won the guitar tone war?

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Recently, the “tube amps versus modelling” debate has heated up online. Products like Line 6’s Helix, Fractal Audio’s FM3, Hotone’s Ampera and, of course, the Kemper Profiler are getting closer and closer to the sounds of real classic valve amps. Recently, players like John Mayer and even Mark Knopfler have used guitar modellers live during concerts, instead […]

Friedman Amplification JJ Junior: New 20-Watt Jerry Cantrell model as combo or head

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Friedman Amplification’s JJ Junior first appeared during Winter NAMM and caused quite a stir. Its maker says it gives you the same Jerry Cantrell tones of the larger JJ-100 signature head, but at a far more manageable 20 Watts. A clever combination of features makes for a versatile amp for live or recording. Friedman Amplification JJ-Junior […]

Joyo dual-channel MA-10 portable amps for electric, acoustic and bass

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Chinese brand Joyo has just announced a series of dual-channel portable amps for electric, acoustic and bass guitars. Joining the ultra-compact amp market, the MA-10 series is pitched at players looking for a light-weight amp for outdoor use like busking.  Joyo MA-10 The MA-10A, MA-10E and MA10B models have obviously been designed with portability in mind. Each model […]