Matrix Elements VB800 Head Review

Can you really get the tone and power of a British-voiced rig without any of the shoulder-wrenching heft? Review by Martyn Casserly Description: 400W solid state/valve hybrid amp head. 2 x 12AX7s in preamp stage. Made In the UK Price: £549 Contact: Matrix Amplification – support@matrix – 0845 108 54 49 Let’s More...

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By On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Yerasov Classic 50 Review

Bigger, louder and much, much blacker, can the Russian company’s new all-valve combo impress us as much as the award-winning 15-watter did last year? Review by Huw Price Description: Single-channel 50/12W More...

By On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20 + RT Review

This brand-new British handmade 20W 1×12″ valve combo aims to tick every box in the busy player’s want-list. Review by Richard Purvis Description: 20W 1×12″ valve combo with reverb and More...

By On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40 Review

The clever new Blackstar is a do-it-all home practice amp, crammed with hi-tech bells and whistles – and yet it costs no more than a pretty average phone. Review by Richard Purvis Details Description: 40W More...

By On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Vox Night Train 15 Review

Surely everyone needs a low/mid powered 1×12″ club-sized combo, and this affordable Vox has some cool-sounding surprises up its sleeve. Review by Huw Price… Description: Twin-channel 15W valve More...

By On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Orange Dual Dark 50 Review

Orange amps used to be brilliant one-trick ponies, but this new stage-ready all-valve head offers two flavours of tone plus a wide range of gain choices. Review by Huw Price Description: 50/25W twin-channel More...

By On Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Line 6 Amplifi 150 Review

Bluetooth streaming, multiple speakers, a zillion sounds stored in the cloud to make your own: Line 6’s latest device makes a startling bid to change the world of guitar amps. Review by Martyn Casserly Description: More...

By On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Hayden Dual MoFo 15 Combo Review

Hayden claims their new two-channel combo proves that huge tone and versatility can be found in small packages. Huw Price sets out to find if that’s the case… Description: Twin-channel 15W valve combo More...

By On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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 More...

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...