I’ve pretty much missed this but there is a whole new line of Magnatone amps and they already have a bunch of very well knows users such as Jeff Beck and ZZ Top. You can check out the Magnatone site here.
They also just launched another new amp called the Varsity Reverb. The Varsity is a 15 watt amp with EL84s.
It good to see a classic amp brand make a come back.
If you are in the Seattle area you might want to take a look at the most expensive amp ever. A rare (rarer) Dumble is going for $160k. Looks like it has a fresh set of Groove Tubes so that’s worth something.
I’m actually more of a Trainwreck person. Check out the article here.
They should be selling these door to door like encyclopedia sales people back in the day. Who doesn’t need this?
Universal Audio Introduces the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier Plugin
If it’s anything like the other new Park amps it most likely is fantastic.
A little one watt amp kit that’ll keep the neighbors happy.
I recently came across the JHS Little Black Amp Box.
It’s a little box that goes in an amp’s effects loop and promises cranked tube tone at lower volume. From what I can tell it’s just a box with a volume knob in it. So, basically, it would act as a master volume. If your amp already has a master volume it’s probably not needed but if you have an effects loop and no master volume this could be useful.
I just saw this review of a Matchless Nighthawk Reverb. I’m usually a fan of Matchless but I thought this one sounded a but muddy at times and the tone didn’t really grab me.
Here it is…