Orange Amplification Acoustic Pedal Review and Intro

Just released today, Orange steps into the world of acoustic pedal board amps! Overview & Cost: $169.00 from Reverb.com, learn more at Orangeamps.com Orange Amps are one of the most beloved amplifier companies in the world, and for good reason. Whether it is tube amp stacks, solid state practice amps, or hybrid creations like theContinue reading “Orange Amplification Acoustic Pedal Review and Intro”

Line 6 Pod Go Review: Are Modeling Amps Really Worth It?

My first attempt at understanding and using a digital amp modeler went a lot better than I could have expected. Overview & Cost: $479.99 from Line6.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com (some affiliate links) As a staunch lover of warm tube amplifiers, I have always been skeptical of these digital amp modelers. It didn’t matter if itContinue reading “Line 6 Pod Go Review: Are Modeling Amps Really Worth It?”

Orange Terror Stamp Pedalboard Amplifer Review

How will this Micro Terror in a box fit on my pedalboard and will it simply my home recording setup? Overview & Cost: $199.00 from Amazon.com or Reverb.com The Orange Terror Stamp was unveiled at Winter NAMM 2020 and while it took awhile to get one, it has not disappointed at all. This is aContinue reading “Orange Terror Stamp Pedalboard Amplifer Review”

Harmony 8418 Combo Amp Review

Cost: $399.00 new from Reverb.com! Huge thanks to Ben from BandLab Technologies for loaning me this awesome combo amp! How it Works and Final Score: 8.5 Harmony’s recently released 8418 combo amp was one of my most anticipated amps of 2019. I’ve been dying to try it since I first saw it was available forContinue reading “Harmony 8418 Combo Amp Review”

Vox MV-50 AC 50-Watt Tube Head Review

Cost: $219.99, new but look for a deal on a new or used one on Reverb.com HERE. How it Works and Final Score: 7.8 The Vox MV50 is an interesting and unique take on the classic Vox AC30’s chime and jangle. The 50 watt head fits in the palm of your head, but provides maximumContinue reading “Vox MV-50 AC 50-Watt Tube Head Review”

Devilcat Amplifiers Jimmy 50W Tube Amp Review

Cost: $1499.00 street, prices may vary so check Reverb.com before you buy! When purchased new you do get a lifetime labor warranty however! How it Works and Final Score: 8.3 Devilcat Amplifier’s Jimmy is a 50 watt tube combo amp that is huge in stature and sound. Jimmy is somewhere between a 3 and 4Continue reading “Devilcat Amplifiers Jimmy 50W Tube Amp Review”

Joyo Bantamp Firebrand Amp Head Review

Cost: $169.00, new Huge thanks to Ed from Osiamo for lending me the new Bantamp Firebrand to try out! Get one here! How it Works and Final Score: 7.7 The Firebrand is super simple and straightforward, making it an ideal option for players who need a practice amp or reliable live option for smaller venues.Continue reading “Joyo Bantamp Firebrand Amp Head Review”

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 10W 1x12W Review

Cost: $549.99 new, find yours HERE Generously sent for review by Blackstar, huge thanks to Jennifer for the help! How it Works and Final Score: 8.7 The Studio 10 6L6 from Blackstar is a fairly stripped down, affordable tube amp that is the perfect size for bedroom players and small stage players alike. The ampContinue reading “Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 10W 1x12W Review”

Orange Amplifiers Crush 20 Review

Cost: $139.00 new, find yours on Reverb.com or Amazon.com! How it Works and Final Score: 8.6 The Orange Crush 20 is a stripped down and straightforward solid state combo amp. While solid state amps often get a bad rap, most gear snobs will be impressed by the bruising crunch of the dirty channel that reallyContinue reading “Orange Amplifiers Crush 20 Review”