Category: Amplifiers

Blackstar Launches YouTube Competition

Posted 07 Apr 2014 in Amplifiers, Featured, Hardware, Miscellaneous

The internet truly is a wonderful piece of technology, isn’t it? By allowing fans to connect with artists and companies directly, a whole world of interesting possibilities open. One such possibility is the interesting contest set up by amp manufacturer Blackstar. The contest requires fans to upload a 30 second clip of them playing guitar using the Blackstar ID:Series or ID:Core setups. The entires will be available for public consumption, so be sure to bring your A game. The entries…

Orange Releases Limited Edition White Amps

Posted 11 Mar 2014 in Amplifiers, Gear News

Ever since Orange first started rolling out amps back in 1968, the company has achieved a special kind of cult status among amplifier enthusiasts. There are probably several reasons for this, including the fact that the amps typically sound very full and have been used by countless numbers of iconic guitarists. However, we can’t help but feel that part of the reason Orange has been so successful is the unique aesthetics of their amplifiers. Nearly all Orange amps come in…

Epiphone Announces 2014 Lineup

Posted 17 Feb 2014 in Amplifiers, Gear News, News

Since its inception, Epiphone has been one of the most prominent guitar manufacturer’s in the world. Even after becoming acquired by Gibson and in some ways filling in the role of their junior brand. Regardless, the guitars have been quite popular for some time, causing fans across the internet to rave at the recent announcement of the companies 2014 lineup. The lineup includes a number of limited edition releases, several of which are reissues based on models made popular by…

Check Out These Marshall Amps!

NAMM 2014 brought us quite a bit of excitement this year, but perhaps one of the coolest demos of all came us to us courtesy of Marshall Amps. Their Custom Shop wing teamed up with a group of tattooists to create custom covers for several of their most popular models. The artists selected were typically young and upcoming tattooists, and their artwork features a variety of styles and genres. The heads featured were the JV1H and the JVM410H each with…

Fender Releases Vaporizer Amps

Posted 02 Jan 2014 in Amplifiers, Gear News, News
Fender Vaporizer Amp

Every year, lead companies in the music industry gather together at a little event called NAMM to show off their newest innovations. This is a great opportunity for companies to highlight their new product lines and get a bit of publicity, but some companies, like Fender, don’t like to announce their new products at the same time as everyone else. Thus, it should come as no surprise to Fender fans that the megalithic company has rolled out a new amp…

Orange Amplifications to Host Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour

Posted 02 Oct 2013 in Amplifiers, Industry Insights, Miscellaneous
Classic Rock Roll of Honour

For the third year straight, popular amp company Orange has been announced as the face, host, and sponsor behind the iconic Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards. Slated to be held in London on November 14th, these awards focused on anything and everything that relate to rock. Previous winners include ZZ Top, the holders of the prestigious Living Legends award, Lyrnrd Skynyrd, possessors of the Comback award and Rush and Pink Floyd, who defend the Album of the Year and…

Splash of Color: Vox’s New Look

Posted 15 Jul 2013 in Amplifiers, Gear News, General News, News
Vox AC15 and AC30 Amp

Since the releases of the AC15 and AC30 in late 1950’s, amplifier manufacturing company Vox has developed a distinctive look for themselves. The simple touches of gold and the iconic diamond grill cloth produced an amp that looked as uniquely spectacular as it sounded. Those familiar with guitar history know that these two amps not only went on to define the sounds of a number of important guitarists, but also the looks of these stars. After all, Brian May would…

NAMM 2013 Hits Nashville

If you couldn’t make it to Nashville this past weekend for Summer NAMM 2013 (National Association of Music Merchants), you definitely missed out. As one of the music industries largest trade shows, Summer NAMM is the best way to find out about upcoming products, as well as to catch some celebrity appearances and great performances.

Express Plus 5:25 Guitar Amp from Mesa Boogie

Express Plus 5:25 Amp from Mesa Boogie

Looking for a beast of an amp that’s loaded with all of the features you need?  Here is one from Mesa Boogie that you want to put on your list of amps to check out before you drop your hard earned cash and make your next purchase.  The Express Plus line of products from Mesa Boogie is one of their best sellers for good reason. Aside from being made right here in the good old U.S.A. the Express Plus 5:25…

Fender Vintage Reissue ’65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

Posted 24 Sep 2012 in Amplifiers, General News, Reviews
Fender '65 Twin Reverb

If you follow music or the music industry you no doubt are familiar with the long and storied history of Fender.  If you scan through history you will find Fender guitars and amps dating as far back as you can imagine. The Fender Vintage Reissue ’65 Twin Reverb amp will transport you back to the mid ’60’s and let you create that classic Fender sound that has permeated music history for decades.  The ’65 Twin Reverb amp reproduces the original…