Mike Scuffham of Scuffham Amps discusses the path that brought him to modeling, advantages of modeled versus physical circuits, and tips for adjusting your guitar to optimize you modeled signal.Read more
“The Amp Show is about finding your sound and creating your reality as a guitar player. Most of the peopleRead more
It’s been since the 70’s that you could purchase an Ampeg guitar amp, and now they’re shipping in North America.
The line comes in an assortment of wattages and combinations, so here’s a little about each.
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Fender’s got a new little amp for us to show off to you, and it’s called the Mustang Mini. Weighing in at seven and a quarter pounds with a six and a half inch speaker, and only 7 watts, she can pack a punch that’s reportedly enough to make it useful while jamming with others.Read more
Every year at NAMM there’s a piece of gear that has everyone talking, and the Kemper Profiling amp dominated that discussion at the 2011 NAMM. Back in the mid-1980’s when Christoph Kemper was writing code on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum (the British equivalent to the Commodore 64); the technological advances that would eventually allow him to develop the Access Virus series synthesizer must have seemed a long ways away.Read more
Fender has recently released the newest additions to their acoustic guitar amp line-up. Gigging acoustic players will be pleased to see that theses new amps from Fender are now lighter, louder and tout even more features than anything previously released in the Acoustasonic line.Read more
At this moment classic guitar tone, including Fender’s legendary reverb, is as close as a phone app away. The AmpliTube Fender app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a collaborative effort between IK Multimedia, makers of the successful AmpliTube for desktop PCs and the instrument making giant, Fender. AmpliTube Fender app mobile software, released in February 2011, can be a convincing guitar rig that delivers access to five different amp models. And that’s not all.Read more
Over the past thirty years, the Roland JC-120 has made a lasting impression on the guitar community with its pristine clean tones, impressive versatility, and lush stereo chorus. But how does this solid-state amp compare to its tube-driven competitors?Read more
The Peavey 5150, originally created by Eddie Van Halen and a team of enthusiasts at Peavey, is a world renowned amplifier hailed as one of the best by EVH fans and metal aficionados abroad. When run through a Marshall 4×12 though, this king of valve amps doesn’t get much smoother.Read more