If you’re looking at taking the plunge into the world of guitar amps then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll take you through everything you need to know when selecting a pedal platform amp. From price points and power to sound quality and versatility, we’ll cover it all.
Whether you’re a seasoned guitar god or a total newbie, our handy guide will help you make an informed choice when choosing your amp.
We’ll look at some of the best-established brands on the market, as well as some lesser-known ones we think you should be considering. Once we’ve outlined the amps we think you should be looking at, we’ll give our verdict on the best of them.
Let’s begin by looking at 5 of the best pedal platform amps currently on the market.
5 of the Best Pedal Platform Amps
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Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue Review: An In-depth Look
During the 1960s, and of course up till now, Fender made some of the best guitar amplifiers on the market, and one of these amps — the Fender Deluxe Reverb — is highly sought after by collectors around the globe.
They were renowned for their precise tone, loud volume, and great looks, and their smaller size makes them ideal for gigging musicians. These amps are rare and difficult to find, and if you do manage to get your hands on one, you can expect to pay tens of thousands of dollars depending on the condition.
Luckily, Fender has done us a favor with the ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, and that classic look and unmistakable tone is now available at a far more reasonable price. At 22-watts, you’ll have plenty of power to play along with a band but in a small and lightweight package. Plus, you’ll be able to overdrive it with easContinue reading
Marshall CODE 50 Review 2020
Marshall Amplification makes some of the best guitar amps on the planet, and their “signature” logo is an iconic symbol to have splashed on the backline of any stage setup.
The CODE 50 amplifier is the company’s step into the modern world of amps; with all the features you’d expect from an amplifier in 2020. It’s a compact and fairly lightweight amplifier that is ideal for studio and recording work, great for gigs, and with all the built-in modeling and effects, is a perfect practice amp too.
The brand new “CODE” range from Marshall fills the gap in their product range with an affordable, all-digital, solid-state amplifier complete with partner smartphone app software and a super user-friendly interface.
The new CODE line-up has 25-watt, 50-watt, and 100-watt versions to suit all guitarists, but the 50-watt is the perfect middle ground that has enough power and volume to satisfy most guitarist’s needs but is not too heavy orContinue reading
Fender Champion vs Mustang: Which Amp Should You Get?
If you’re a guitarist, there’s only one piece of equipment that probably matters even more than your electric guitar – your amplifier. Choose wisely and it will instantly boost your performance. Today we’re going to discuss two great ones: Fender Champion vs Mustang.
Fender amps are nearly as legendary as their guitars. They are known to provide beautiful brightness and clarity, lots of articulation, and great headroom. Throughout the years, they became sort of an eponym for “American guitar sound”, although that, of course, can meContinue reading
Fender Superchamp XD vs X2: Choosing the Right Amp for Your Next Gig
Besides producing some of the most iconic electric guitars in history, Fender manufactured amps that were used by legendary Rock ‘n Roll musicians. Hence, it is understandable that deciding between Fender Super Champ XD vs X2 can be a daunting task.
Having an amp you like using is almost as important as having an instrument you’re really comfortable with since both the guitar and the amp work together to produce the sound you want.
That’s why everything from the amp’s size to its power output can potentially make a difference during your performance. So, in this comparison of Fender Super Champ XD VS X2 we are going to take a close look at all of their features in order to help you decide which of these amps is the better choice for you.
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When you imagine an image of a generic metal guitarist, I think it’s easy to go straight to an image of some dude in front of a half stack at a small gig, or a wall of stacks at a bigger gig. There are two things about that imagined picture. Firstly, it’s not always dudes, […]Continue reading
When battery powered amps were first released on the market, portable amps weren’t reliable. They didn’t produce a quality tone and were poorly made. With modern day technology improving, the overall quality of portable amplifiers has also improved. Nowadays, when you take time to shop around for a practice amplifier, you’re going to find some […]Continue reading
When it comes to the differences between guitars and bass, there are many from pickups, strings, techniques, to tones. This also implies that bass amplifiers are somewhat different from the components of electric guitars. But, just like the guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers are available on the market in a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors, […]Continue reading
As a guitarist that’s making your path in the world of music, the progress of technology is certainly beneficial to your musicianship. Whether you play by ear, can read tabs, are fluent in the language of sheet music, enjoy playing heavy metal or prefer to surround yourself in the world of jazz, having the right […]Continue reading
Electric guitar amps are one of the few pieces of technology that haven’t been completely overhauled since their first refinements in the 1950s and ‘60s. Plenty of accessories and optional additions have cropped up since then, but the amps themselves still contain the same basic construction and the same basic operating instructions: plug in and […]Continue reading