Laney L50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head

laney l50HThe Laney L50H 50W Tube Amp features Clean and Drive channels, both with shared passive three-band EQ, and Volume and active Tone controls.

The Laney L50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head is the world’s first 50 watt RMS Single Ended true Class A all valve amplifier. It is also the first amp to use five EL34 tubes in the output section, to create a warm and progressive distortion that responds to a player’s touch and playing style. Besides the EL34 tubes in the power section the amp also uses three 12AX7 tubes in the preamp section. Continue reading “Laney L50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head”

Bugera T50 Infinium 50W Tube Guitar Amplifier Head

bugera t50The Bugera T50 Infinium 50W Tube Amp includes the revolutionary Infinum Tube Life Multiplier technology that extends the tube life up to 20 times.

The Bugera T50 Infinium 50W Tube Guitar Amplifier Head is a 50-Watt Cage-Style 2-Channel Tube Amplifier. This head is hand-built and uses four 12AX7 tubes in the preamp section and two EL34 tubes in the power section. It is housed in a cage style metallic mirror finish with a suitcase-type handle. Continue reading “Bugera T50 Infinium 50W Tube Guitar Amplifier Head”

Mesa Boogie Express 550 Guitar Amp Head

Mesa Boogie Express 550 Guitar Amp HeadThe Mesa Boogie Express 550 Guitar Amp Head has two channels, each of which features its own Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Reverb, and Master.

The Express 5:50 Guitar Amp Head is part of a very popular line of amplifiers from the people at Mesa/Boogie. This is a two-channel amplifier that delivers 50 watts of tube-driven power. You can buy the Mesa Boogie Express 550 as a head, or as a combo amp. There are five 12AXY tubes in the preamp section and two 6L6 tubes in the power amp section. The amp gets its name from the Mesa/Boogie Patented Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Power system. Continue reading “Mesa Boogie Express 550 Guitar Amp Head”

Best 100 Watt Guitar Heads

Best 100 Watt Guitar HeadsThe Heavyweight Division of Guitar amplification is the 100 Watt head. This list offers a starting point in your search for the one that’s just right for you.

The 100 watt head is pretty much the standard for guitar players of any genre when it comes to live performance. So, what are the best 100 watt guitar heads? Right now, we’re going to look at a few of the greatest available, in an attempt to answer that very question. These all have modern designs, but some of them might be reissues of older vintage amps. They’re designed for heavy overdrive, maybe even leaning towards modern Metal type tones. Continue reading “Best 100 Watt Guitar Heads”

Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head

Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp HeadBoth channels of the Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Amp share a three band EQ with Bass, Middle, & Treble.

The Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head is modeled after the JCM2000 Dual Super Lead amplifier that was created in 1997 and was highly regarded until being replaced by Marshall’s JVM series more than a decade later. Now, a decade after that, Marshall has decided to do a reissue of the beloved amp. The DSL100H is a two-channel amp pushing out 100 watts of power using four ECC83 tubes in the preamp section and four EL34 tubes in the power section.

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Soldano SLO100 100W Tube Guitar Head

Soldano SLO100 100W Tube Guitar HeadThe Soldano SLO100 100W Tube Guitar Head has two channels, both of which have their own Volume and Overdrive controls.

Created in 1987, the Soldano SLO100 100W Tube Guitar Head remains very popular today. Well-known guitar players who use the Soldano SLO100 include Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eddie Van Halen, Lou Reed and Tommy Kessler. The amplifier is driven by four 12AX tubes in the preamp section and four 5881 tubes in the power section. The 5881s are more rugged versions of the 6L6 tubes.

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EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head

EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar HeadThe 3-channel EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head was designed to get you that sound that Eddie made famous on those first great Van Halen records.

With the EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head, you can get that sound that Eddie Van Halen made famous on the first few Van Halen records. This amp has three channels for extended options and they are all powered with a whopping eight JJ ECC83 tubes in the preamp section and four JJ EL34 Matched tubes in the power section, delivering 100 watts of power.

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Bogner Uberschall 100W 6L6 Tube Guitar Amp Head

Bogner Uberschall 100W 6L6 Tube Guitar Amp HeadWith today's Metal guitarist in mind, the Bogner Uberschall 100W 6L6 is a high gain guitar amplifier that delivers 100 watts of power.

The Bogner Uberschall 100W 6L6 Tube Guitar Amp Head is a very high gain amplifier with the needs of the modern Metal guitarist in mind. The Uberschall delivers 100 watts of power using four 12AX7 tubes in the preamp section and two 6L6 tubes in the power section. The amp has two footswitchable channels both with extended headroom. Continue reading “Bogner Uberschall 100W 6L6 Tube Guitar Amp Head”

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp HeadThe Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head is designed to sound like the 1965 original that set the standard for Rock amps.

The Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head is a reissue of the Marshall Super Lead Model 1959 that was first introduced in 1965. This is the amp head that Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix used, and we now recognize it as the one that set the standard for how amplifiers should sound and look in Rock music.

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Best Budget Digital Modeling Combo Guitar Amps

Budget Digital Modeling Combo Guitar AmpsDigital modeling combo guitar amps now have tones that are very usable, affordable, and compact.

Digital modeling combo guitar amps have come a long way since the early days, when they were known for over-promising and under-delivering. The tones that they create today are very usable for live and recording purposes. Two advantages of digital amplifiers are their affordability and their ability to be quite compact. Modern technology has also helped by creating full range speaker systems that deliver a room-filling stereo sound from a very small package.

So, now we’ll take a look at a few of the best of the small and inexpensive digital modeling combo guitar amps. They should all be great for beginners because they won’t require too much of an up-front investment, but they will produce tones that inspire more practice. They’ll be helpful for people who don’t need too much power but also don’t want to compromise on tone.

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