Lazy J J10LC

Many discerning pro and amateur players consider Jesse Hoff’s amplifiers to be among the finest on the planet. Huw Price meets a new model that might be the best Lazy J yet… Awhile ago, a Lazy J customer enquired about ordering a custom-built, low-power amp based on a tweed Princeton. However, UK-based American amp guru and Lazy J mainman Jesse More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Blackstar 10th Anniversary Artisan 10 AE

Northampton’s finest celebrates a decade in the game with an affordable combo inspired by the class of 2008. Chris Vinnicombe turns down the volume… Last year saw Blackstar Amplification celebrate 10 years More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 6th, 2018
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Orange Rocker 15 Terror & Brent Hinds Terror

12 years on, Orange’s game-changing Tiny Terror continues to bear juicy fruit with this promising pair of compact heads. Richard Purvis finds out if Tiny is still beautiful. Unless this magazine has a crop More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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Swart Antares

This boutique maker claims its new amp combines the best of its other amps in a package that’s also totally unique. Confused? Huw Price finds out if Swart can keep it sweet… We have a lot of time for Michael More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV & Hot Rod DeVille IV

Fender Hot Rods have been around for over 20 years, and 2018 sees the fourth generation hit the streets. Huw Price tests the latest versions of two of the world’s most popular amps. It’s strange that Fender’s More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Blackstar HT Venue MkII Club 40 & Stage 60 212

Blackstar gives its award-winning mid-price amplifier range an overhaul. Chris Vinnicombe checks out the new breed… 2017 was a big year for Blackstar Amplification. First, the company marked 10 years since More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Black Volt Amplification Crazy Horse

Eye-catching cabinets and a unique vibe have seen this LA amp company generate the right kind of buzz among A-list players. Huw Price saddles up the Crazy Horse… The design, materials and technology utilised More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Fender ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb

A hand-wired Deluxe Reverb with blackface AB763 innards and a solid pine cabinet is the reissue many players have been dreaming of. Huw Price discovers if it’s worth the wait… The Fender Deluxe Reverb is More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Guitar Amp Over £1,000

If money is no object in your pursuit of tonal nirvana, you’ve really never had it so good. 2017 saw amp builders big and small pulling out all the stops in the quest to capture perfect vintage tones, and push More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Satellite Neutron

Still slightly under the radar, Satellite amps offer great value in the hand-wired world, but does the Neutron live up to its promise as a boutique bomb? Huw Price finds out… Based in San Diego, Satellite More...