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 Hot Rods never seem to feature on anybody’s list of classic amps. Strange because we’ve lost count of the occasions we have made More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Guitar Amp under £1,000

The affordable amplifier category always throws up some of the most varied and interesting products around, and this year is no different – from valve-powered monsters to cutting edge modellers and everything More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Honeyboy Amps 18 & 5 Review

They may be dressed like psychedelic reptiles, but these hand-wired British combos are tweed on the inside… Richard Purvis samples a pair of pint-size powerhouses. Do you like reptiles? If so, please don’t More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

DIY Workshop: Marshall 1930 Popular

A rare Marshall combo from the amp giant’s early days is lucky find indeed – but it’s not much good if it doesn’t work. It’s up to Huw Price to bring it back to life… How many golden era guitar amps More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Rift Amplification Tweed 5TV & 15TV

Despite being tone monsters, Leo Fender’s early TV front amplifiers are less sought-after than later narrow-panel tweeds. Huw Price finds out if Rift’s interpretations of the 5A2 Princeton and 5A3 Deluxe circuits More...