Street Price: $139.99-$149.99 Get Your Own Joyo Bantamp AtomiC on Amazon here! Get Your Own Joyo Bantamp AtomiC on eBay here! OverviewI don't know how these manufacturers do it, but these teeny tiny little amps are getting better and louder with more and more features built in. I'd been on the hunt for a small... Continue Reading →
Edit: they're finally available! Click the images below to be whisked away to amazon: Like any jerk on the internet, I'm going to give my thoughts on Fender's new amp release of the Tonemaster range at Summer NAMM 2019 without having actually played the gear. That's what the internet is here for: uniformed ranting. This... Continue Reading →
If you follow my social media, you'd know I picked up a Silver Stripe Peavey Bandit a few weeks ago at a bargain. I have a special place in my heart for Peavey Bandits. I spent most of my formative years playing through my dad's Teal Stripe Bandit. I also "borrowed" a Silver Stripe (with... Continue Reading →
Street Price: $219.99 Overview Vox made a splash a few years ago with the release of it's MV50 series of amps. Touting a new technology they call "Nutube," they are an all-analog 50 watt compact tone machines. I'd say it's the smallest amp head I've ever encountered without being in a pedal format. With a... Continue Reading →
Street Price: $189 OverviewOrange really revolutionized the amplifier market with its original Orange Tiny Terror series of "lunchbox" style guitar amps. Typically about the size of a lunchbox, simple controls, lower power, "lunchbox" amps are great bang for the buck as far as portability, tone, and power. Every manufacturer has a "lunchbox" amp now. So... Continue Reading →
This week in the blog, I take a realistic exploration of how many watts I think you really need for your guitar amps.
The market has been flush with 5-6 watt tube amps in recent years. This seems to hit the sweet spot as far as playing at home, small rehearsals, or even gigging (if you're mic'ing the amp). I own more than several at the moment, and have previously owned a few more. So hopefully, this quick... Continue Reading →