Using a new vacuum tube technology, the Vox MV50 Ultra Compact also features a VU output level meter and guitar input on its front panel.
The Vox MV50 is a series of ultra compact amplifier heads from a legendary company. The MV50 head comes in many varieties, including High Gain, Boutique, Clean, AC, and Rock. Each one weighs just over one pound and delivers 50 watts of tube-driven power. Continue reading “Vox MV50 Ultra Compact Amp Head”
The 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”
The 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”
The 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”
With 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”
The 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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Digital 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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A 2x5W ultra compact digital modeling guitar amplifier, the ID:Core 10 V2 features unique Super Wide Stereo technology, providing a truly in-depth sound experience.
The Blackstar ID:Core 10 V2 is a 2x5W ultra compact digital modeling guitar amplifier that features Blackstar’s unique Super Wide Stereo technology, which is intended to give you a more immersive sound experience. The amplifier features six different channels: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, and OD 2. There are also 12 vintage style studio-quality effects which include four modulation effects, four delays, and four reverb effects. Continue reading “Blackstar ID:Core 10 V2 10W Combo Amp”
Let's take a look at the less glamorous, but certainly important type of amplifier tube - the preamp tube.
The 12AX7, 12AT7, and 12AU7 all belong to the same family of nine contact, twin triode tubes. In many cases, these tubes are interchangeable and can easily be swapped. We will take a look at why you might, or might not want to swap out the different types of tubes.
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For the small stage, recording studio, and the bedroom, here's a list of the best combo amps and partners for the Blues guitarist.
Eric Clapton, B.B.King, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters all got plenty of miles out of their combo amps. This list of great combo amps for the Blues is just scratching the surface. The combo amp is the perfect partner for the blues guitarist, especially since they are most often easy to transport. Combo amps are usually lower wattage which means that you can drive them harder without turning your neighbours into enemies. Continue reading “What are the Best Guitar Combo Amps for the Blues?”