Marshall Origin 20C – Origin Of Species

A player-friendly update on the amps that made Marshall great, the Origin series aims to prove that vintage can be modern. Richard Purvis puts the 20-watt combo under the microscope… Look at the comments below any new product launch from the big guitar and amp brands and you’ll invariably find people queuing up to tell them what they should More...

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By On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Rift Amplification Hawker

Having forged a fine reputation building replicas of the classics, Rift is moving into the boutique market with an original design based on the best of British. Huw Price takes the Hawker for a test flight… For More...

By On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Fractal Audio systems Axe-Fx III

The high-end digital modelling phenomenon returns with a third iteration that promises significant upgrades both inside and out. Darran Charles plugs in… The Fractal’s rackmount form factor returns, making More...

By On Monday, June 18th, 2018

Two Notes Torpedo Captor

The Torpedo Captor is a multi-function tool for direct recording, cabinet simulation and attenuation. Huw Price discovers cheap doesn’t necessarily mean DSP chips… French company Two Notes is best known More...

By On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box

Universal Audio’s OX promises to be the answer to all of your attenuation, cabinet emulation and recording needs. Will you ever need to mic up your amplifier again? Huw Price finds out… The roots of Universal More...

By On Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Rift Amps Tweed Vee

Fender’s V-Front cab was so complex to construct that it outsourced production before simplifying the design and bringing cabinet building in-house. Huw Price explores the angles of a daring replica… Fender’s More...

By On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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 More...

By On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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 On Friday, April 6th, 2018

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 On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

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...