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.
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.
This is some original thinking! A candle powered vibrato/phase effect from Zachary Vex.
It’s a little pricy at around $6,000 but it’s also really cool!
I’ve always been an admirer of Komet amps. They sound fantastic and the innards are a work of art.
Since I’m just back from Mardi Gras I decide to share something else from Louisiana or more specifically Baton Rouge.
This is the Komet Areo 33. I really like the clean tones that start at about 4:50.
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…
These seem maybe a little pricey but they have classic Supro looks and sound. I think they’re very cool. Check these out….
Here’a review of the EVH 5150 III 1×12 Combo Guitar Amp. It does sound really good to me. Nice OD with definition. VH sounds are there for sure. Check it out.
This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.
Source:: Premier Guitar
The Epiphone “1939” Century Amplifier is a modern 18 watt amp in a cabinet that looks like an old 30s amp or maybe an old radio.
Here’s Epiphone’s promo video…
I have to say I’m not completely blown away by the sounds in this video. I would have been more impressed if they had really tried to replicate the tones of an amp built in 1939. Of course they couldn’t build something completely faithful to the era due to most of the tubes not being available any more but I would have preferred something a little more vintage sounding.
The Fullerton and the Bakersfield are both takes on Classic Fender amps.
The Fullerton add a bunch of controls to enable covering Blackface and Tweed sounds as well as a full 6G15 reverb circuit in the amp. The McFly is a take on a tweed amp and the Bakersfield is a take on the Twin reverb but tightened up a bit.
The Britain 30’s power scaling really sounds good for getting cranked tones at low volume.