Amps

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Tube Amps

I was at my local music store over the weekend, checking out some new acoustic guitars for an upcoming camping trip when I overheard a discussion about amplifiers. That discussion got me thinking about common questions and misconceptions people have about tube amplifiers. Here is a list of FAQs and their answers. Q. Are Tube … Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Tube Amps Read More »

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10 Small Tube Amps That Rock! The Best Low Watt Tube Amps Under $500. (2019 Edition)

Want that creamy overdriven tube tone of classic Marshall crunch of a 100w stack without deafening yourself (or the neighbors)? You want a small, low watt tube amp. Bedroom tube amplifiers are great for practicing clean tones, and maybe a little overdrive. But what happens when you want to crank up the gain and really … 10 Small Tube Amps That Rock! The Best Low Watt Tube Amps Under $500. (2019 Edition) Read More »

Which is better - the Fender Mustang 1 vs Mustang GT40?

Fender Mustang 1 v2 vs Mustang GT40 – Which is the Better Buy?

Looking for a new modeling amp? You can’t go wrong with either a Fender Mustang 1 v2 or Mustang GT40. The only question then is: Which is the right amp for you? Comparison: Mustang 1 v2 vs. Mustang GT40 Similarities: The Mustang 1 v2 (so named because it was the second version of the popular … Fender Mustang 1 v2 vs Mustang GT40 – Which is the Better Buy? Read More »

Fender Mustang GT Review – The Best Bluetooth Guitar Amp Yet?

The power of a modeling amp lies in its versatility. The beauty of the Fender Mustang GT Bluetooth guitar amp is its simplicity. The Mustang GT makes it a breeze to go from Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile tone to Metallica’s Enter Sandman with a spin of a dial. It’s as easy as connecting your smartphone … Fender Mustang GT Review – The Best Bluetooth Guitar Amp Yet? Read More »

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The 7 Best Guitar Amps for Beginners to Start Rocking Today! (2019 Edition)

Looking for the best guitar amp for beginners can be a daunting experience. With so many amp styles and features available it’s easy to get lost. Please be patient for a moment though. I have a little advice for beginners before I get to the list of best guitar amps. This is advice I’ve compiled … The 7 Best Guitar Amps for Beginners to Start Rocking Today! (2019 Edition) Read More »

The Difference Between Class A and Class AB Tube Amps

You’ve seen various tube amp descriptions that read Class A or Class AB amplifier, but what does any of that mean? And why should you care? What’s the difference between class A and class AB tube amps? Check out this break down of the differences for the quick answer. The detailed explanation and some examples … The Difference Between Class A and Class AB Tube Amps Read More »

Top 3 Best Guitar Amps With Bluetooth Speaker Combos

Bluetooth speakers are not that new. Heck, battery operated, portable versions are everywhere. What IS new is a guitar amp with Bluetooth capabilities — blending a Bluetooth speaker with a guitar amplifier. Most major brands now have their own offerings. Interestingly, some major players have also made some missteps in the Bluetooth speaker market as … Top 3 Best Guitar Amps With Bluetooth Speaker Combos Read More »

Best Amps for Fender American Tone

If you’re looking for an affordable amp with classic American tones, you’re probably considering a Fender. Fender is synonymous with American tone because of their heavy reliance on 6V6 and 6LV tubes since they came on the scene in the 1950’s, but they’re not the only option. Here are a few of the more affordable … Best Amps for Fender American Tone Read More »

The Best Amps for British Tone That Will Give You Vintage Marshall Crunch

Looking to get an amp with that classic British tone, but don’t need a full Marshall stack? Looking for that vintage EL84 tube tone at a price that won’t put you in the poor house? Look no further. Here are some of the best low watt EL84 tube amps on the market today. You can’t … The Best Amps for British Tone That Will Give You Vintage Marshall Crunch Read More »