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 →