Yerasov Blackspace & Gavrosh 10 review

Guitar And Bass April 2016-28

Small is beautiful, as we check out a pair of mini marvels from Yerasov. Huw Price goes head to head… Yerasov Amplifiers has quietly been carving itself a niche for affordable, solidly built all-valve guitar amps. The range includes retro-inspired combos as well as fully featured metal heads and cabinets, some of which are wired point to point. More...

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By On Monday, April 11th, 2016

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 20 review

This new addition to H&K’s TubeMeister range promises a step up in class and some interesting new features. Richard Purvis gets tangled up in blue… A Telecaster with extra-fat pickups, a Les Paul with More...

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By On Monday, April 4th, 2016

Rift Amps PT20 & Plexi 18 review

The hand-made Rift PT20 and Plexi 18 are new twists on classic designs. Huw Price tries an 18-watt dirt box and a thriller in vanilla… Chris Fantana started out as a session guitarist, and having learned More...

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By On Monday, April 4th, 2016

Supro 1642RT Titan review

The reborn Supro range has tickled us with its crisp crunch but, as Richard Purvis finds, this titchy amp delivers deceptively big clean tones too… Most scientists agree the heaviest substance on earth More...

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By On Friday, April 1st, 2016

Award-Session BluesBaby 22 review

Valve amps might not be around forever… but do we really need them anyway? Richard Purvis catches the whiff of a solid-state revolution… Once, there was a war between good and evil. On the good side were More...

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By On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Tone King Falcon Grande review

Retro looks, 20 watts of all-valve power, an attenuator, spring reverb and three distinct tones. Huw Price hails the King… I can’t help but admire amps that look like vintage TVs or hi-fi consoles. More...

By On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Blackstar Artist 30 & Artist 15 review

These two combos offer a flavour of Blackstar’s handwired Artisan series at prices that won’t scare away those without deep pockets. Will Richard Purvis be starstruck? Since its launch nine years ago, Blackstar More...

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By On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Elektra The 185 review

Elektra’s replica of the Gibson EH-185 suggests pre-WWII amps could be pretty sophisticated beasts, as Huw Price discovers… In 2012, Michiel Helsloot and a bunch of friends set about the task of recreating More...

By On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Fryette Power Station review

More sophisticated than passive attenuators, reactance amplifiers can boost as well as reduce your amp’s output level, opening up a world of possibilities. Huw Price tests out the Fryette Power Station. The More...

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By On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Letters from America – Komet 60

Designed by Ken Fischer and built in Louisiana, the Komet 60 is a modern classic valve amp par excellence. Dave Hunter plugs in… I first heard talk of this fabled breed of amplifier while sitting at my desk More...