Best 50 Watt Guitar Heads

best 50 watt guitar headsThe best 50 watt guitar heads that produce 100 watt tones in a smaller and more affordable package.

Everyone wants the 100 watt amplifier, but many times a 50 watt head is not only practical but also a more affordable and satisfactory substitute. There are cases in which they can even be preferable to the 100 watt head. For many people who do not have the luxury of playing large clubs every night, a 100 watt head can be just too much power for the bedroom or small apartment. Continue reading “Best 50 Watt Guitar Heads”

Vox MV50 Ultra Compact Amp Head

vox mv50Using 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”

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”

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”

Music Man RD-50 Head

Music Man RD-50 HeadI've been ranting and raving for years — to anyone who will listen — that Music Man amps are some of the greatest. Unfortunately, you are in for more of the same.

This rant is about the much-overlooked Music Man RD-50 Head. I must admit that, for a long time, I didn’t even know this thing existed. If you can believe it, I actually found one in a pawn shop on 7th Ave and 23rd Street in New York City. These kinds of things don’t happen quite so much anymore, as Guitar Center and Sam Ash have pretty much put everyone else out of business.

But in this case, there I was in this pawn shop, surrounded by cameras and cheap jewelry, when I saw this little mini head, with that familiar Music Man logo on it. I scratched my head: “…this ain’t an HD-130… what the hell is this little thing… I didn’t know that Music Man even made a head this small…”
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