Peavey ValveKing Series Review

Peavey gets down and dirty with updates on the ValveKing series that include a brand-new super-compact 20W amp and an updated 50W combo. Review by Richard Purvis 20MH Micro Head Description: Two-channel 20W head with 3 x ECC83 and 2 x EL84 valves. Made in China Price: £459 ValveKing 50 Combo Description: 50W 1×12″ combo with 3 x ECC83 More...

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By On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Tone King Sky King Review

If you love Tone King amps but can’t decide which one to buy, the Sky King does the lot – with extra output stage control, state of the art power-scaling and a fine reverb and tremolo too. Review by Huw Price Description: More...

By On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Carlsbro Kickstart 30 Review

Two channels, a decent chunk of power, built-in effects, and all for a smidgen under the ton – Carlsbro’s mid-sized Kickstart makes a convincing bid for the beginner’s market. Review by Huw Price Details Twin More...

By On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Budda Series II Superdrive V20 Review

If you’re looking for a chunky, compact rock amp that you can tweak for tone and then switch for drive levels, then the lower-power amp in the Budda Superdrive series might suit. Review by Huw Price Description: More...

By On Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Ampeg V-4B 100W Bass Amp & SVT-112AV 300W Cab Review

If you desire the Ampeg SVT sound with only half the payload, then the all-valve V-4B claims to cram the sound of 1971 into a modern, more adaptable, more portable package. Review by Gareth Morgan Description: More...

By On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Gartone Regal 15 Review

Born as a custom build for a client who wanted a British-voiced amp for smaller gigs with a low-power option for home use, the Regal 15 has now been added to Gartone’s line up. Review by Huw Price Details Description: More...

By On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Roland Cube 40 GX Review

With tons of sounds and the ability to link hands with your smart device for home recording, the latest Cube is trying very hard to please. Review by Martyn Casserly Description: 40W 1X10″ modelling combo. More...

By On Monday, January 13th, 2014

EBS Classic Session 120 Review

This new 120W Chinese-made tilt-back combo is designed for smaller rehearsals or monitor use, or even bigger gigs with PA help, and it offers a lot of sound for its size and price. Review by Gareth Morgan Description: More...

By On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Yamaha THR10X Review

Dirty tones, clean tones, plenty of effects, a memory, and a spookily huge surround sound: could the latest THR amplifier be the ultimate practice device? Review by Martyn Casserly Description: Solid state More...

By On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Matamp GT2 Review

There’s still a place in this world for mighty, elephant-slaying rock heads, and Matamp’s full-power GT2 is a proper old-school big-bore device. Review by Huw Price Description: Twin-channel 100W valve More...