Marshall Studio Vintage SV20H, a 20-Watt Plexi head, hits dealers

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Marshall’s Studio Vintage SV20H amp head is a 20-Watt Plexi-style head focused on tube tones, just without the ear-bleeding volume of the originals. Announced back during Winter NAMM, the new head is hitting dealers now. Marshall Studio Vintage SV20H I’m a big fan of the classic Marshall Plexi tone and have owned a fair few variations […]

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 […]

Electro-Harmonix Tri Parallel Mixer: 3-channel true-bypass mixer & looper

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Renowned guitar and studio gear brand Electro-Harmonix released an interesting stompbox called the Tri Parallel Mixer. It functions as a three-channel true-bypass mixer and looper that lets you run up to three FX Loops in parallel, creating sounds that won’t be possible by means of serial connection. More straightforward uses include signal splitting for up […]

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 […]

Joyo Bantamp FireBrand: A lunchbox amp for modern high-gain metal tones

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Joyo Audio has just launched a new model in its BantAmp range, the Firebrand. It’s a lunchbox amp head tuned to a modern high-gain distortion tone and given its diminutive size has plenty of useful features. Joyo Audio Bantamp FireBrand The preamp on the FireBrand consists of a JFET plus a single 12AX7 tube. These two […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Leaf Audio Chromatron: Hendrix filter tones in a box?

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If you are looking for a ’60s vibe Hendrix tone, the new 3 Leaf Audio’s Chromatron could be perfect for your guitar rig. It’s a state-variable analogue filter pedal with plenty of controls to tweak and loads of filter options. Hendrix filters Spencer Doren, the brains behind 3 Leaf Audio, has come up with a new […]

Supro Keeley Custom 1970RK guitar amp: The perfect pedal platform?

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When a ‘revived’ amp manufacturer and a well-known pedal manufacturer work together, it can only mean one thing: they’re attempting to build an amp tailored to people using a lot of pedals. So what’s different about the Supro Keeley 1970RK Custom, and is it worth buying? Supro Keeley Custom 1970RK This is a very simple amp, […]

Summer NAMM 2108: Vox AC30S1 – Single-channel Top Boost AC30, anyone?

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The new Vox AC30S1 is essentially a single-channel design ‘inspired’ by the classic AC30’s trademark Top Boost channel. Does that make it an Ac30 “Light”? Vox AC30S1 Vox is trying to capture the vintage vibe of their original Top Boost Ac30 circuit here, paring it down to the basics. You get a single Celestion-made 12″ speaker […]