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 great all-round amp that has found favour with countless country, funk, jazz, rockabilly and blues players. At 20 watts there’s enough clean More...

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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...

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

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Blackstar LT-Echo 10 & Fly 3 Bluetooth

Now, are these amplifiers small… or very far away? Chris Vinnicombe wonders if practice amps really can be made perfect… Blackstar’s rise since its formation a decade ago has been remarkable to behold. More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp

The oversized cabinet and 15-inch speaker made the Pro a cult favourite among tweed fans. Testing Fender’s latest reissue in the Custom series, Huw Price discovers that size really does matter For a while More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Fane Acoustics Ascension A60

Fane may be a brand with a rich heritage, but it has been developing some very interesting new speakers. Huw Price tests a potential giant-killer… Fane’s Ascension Series includes two alnico magnet guitar More...