Amplifier Reviews: In depth reviews of great guitar amplifiers
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Over the years of playing guitar I have learned one lesson above all other things as a guitarist that many players don't quite get.
And that is, the amp you play through is even more important than the guitar, effects, strings, pickups, cables or anything else relating to playing the guitar. Choosing the 'right amplifier' helps you become the guitar player that is inside you! Its true it will never make you 'better' at actual playing (or will it?) but with the wrong amplifier there is no doubt that you will not be inspired to write that masterpiece of music that you 'know' is inside you. All it takes is a bit of skill and the right circumstance.
Some say that the tube amp is just that, a nondescript piece of heavy hardware with hot tubes in that no one wants to carry anymore. Typically some guys prefer the clinical sounds of digital hardware (and I show some of those on this website) but personally I do think although some of them come close - sort of - I still do believe from all my experience that you cannot beat a true tube amp for tone and 'feel'. Judging by some of what I have played and owned below I guess I should have a good idea by now and in fact I do.
Guitar amplifiers come in many brands and formats and I have reviewed and owned many brands such as Marshall, Engl, Mesa Boogie, Fender, Peavey, Ceriatone, DV-Mark, Kemper, Egnater, Laney, Burman, Diezel, Splawn and indeed the list could go on so you could say that I have had lots of experience with tube amplifiers for guitar so I hope that you gain something from all these efforts and reviews about these amps. That's the reason they are here! One thing, without exception I have bought each and every single amp just as you would so don't think these reviews have ANY bias towards particular makers. Every single word I wrote is exactly as I found the amp myself. Some of which are good, some bad and some plain and simply awful and not worthy of the money they cost. Note that some of these reviews are being updated or written and are added all the time.
Below are some of the amps I have reviewed over the years, its not a complete list of reviews as I did not review every amp, but I have some so check them out. Simply click an image to see the review.
There are new additions to this list below.