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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tube Amp, Cab Sim and Load Box in one: The Revv D20 lunchbox amp

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The modern guitarist wants an authentic tube sound they can easily output via XLR in conjunction with a cab sim. Throw in a load box and you get… The new D20 multi-role lunchbox amp from REVV! REVV D20 At a nice 4.1 kg, the new D20 compact head by REVV is its first tube amp based on the Dynamics model. It delivers 20 […]

NAMM 2019: Bogner Ecstasy 25 – So where is it?

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The internet has been buzzing about a new lunchbox style amp from Bogner and it even has a name. The Bogner Ecstasy 25, but it is nowhere to be seen at Winter NAMM yet, so where is it exactly? Bogner Ecstasy 25 We know it exists purely because Bogner’s Japanese distributor let slip a few […]

NAMM 2019: Friedman JJ Jr – A 20-watt mini Jerry Cantrell head!

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Friedman has a new 20-watt Jerry Cantrell signature model mini amp head and it is called the JJ Jr. All the tone without the huge output of its older 100-watt sibling. Friedman JJ Jr NAMM is always a fun time for lovers of Dave Friedman amps and this year he has a new Jerry Cantrell […]

NAMM 2019: Marshall Studio Classic, Vintage and Jubilee launched

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That new Marshall amp I wrote about this morning was legit. It turns out that it is part of their new Marshall Studio range that they are launching at Winter NAMM. Marshall Studio There are three classic Marshall amp styles on offer a Plexi, JCM800 and Silver Jubilee version of each of these new Marshall Studio models. […]

NAMM 2019: Blackstar JJN-20R Jared James Nichols signature amp

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Blackstar has just revealed a new JJN-20R Jared James Nichols signature head and cab for the rising guitar star. He only just got a signature Epiphone Old Glory model a few days ago and now he has the amp to go with it, nice one Jared! Blackstar JJN-20R Jared James Nichols The new signature JJN-20R Jared James […]

NAMM 2019: Blackstar HT-1R and HT-5R MkII amps

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Coming hot on the heels of three 10-Watt combos, Blackstar has just announced another two new amp models, the HT-1R and HT-5R MkII heads/combos. Blackstar is pitching these as “the perfect studio and practice amps”. Blackstar HT-1R and HT-5R MkII amps Both are available as either heads or combos. Each features a push-pull power amp section […]