Blackstar Amps Guide: Are They Good and What for?

blackstar amps guide

Blackstar are relatively new to the world of guitar amplifiers, at least in comparison to the big boys like Fender and Marshall. But in a short time they’ve made a big impression. You see some of the biggest and most famous guitarists playing Blackstar amps and their more affordable ranges like the HT series and …

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Do You Need an Amp Cover?

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For a very long time I wondered whether I needed an amp cover. Living in a fairly dusty house I was worried my amps were destined to be ruined by it and one day wouldn’t turn on. That’s without the fear of scratching, staining or spilling something on them. Even though months went by and …

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Line 6 Amps Guide: Are they Good?

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Line 6 have become one of the most successful musical instrument and audio companies out there. If you’ve been playing the guitar for even a short time you’ll no doubt be somewhat familiar with Line 6. Their Spider range of guitar amps is hugely popular and one of the biggest selling amplifiers on the market. …

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Orange Micro Terror Review (with PPC108 Cabinet)

orange micro terror review

Trying to find a small, capable practice amp that sounds good can be a real struggle. One that can sit on your desk but also might be good enough for jams or even small gigs. The Orange Micro Terror, a 20W hybrid head, aims to produce a big sound in a tiny package. But does …

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Guitar Amplifier Buying Guide: What to Consider

Over the years I’ve been through many guitar amps. It’s been a long struggle to find ‘my sound’ and the amps I’m really happy with. The reason it’s taken so long and I’ve ended up buying and selling more guitar amplifiers than I care to remember is simple: I didn’t properly plan. I rushed in, …

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How Long do Guitar Amp Tubes Last?

how long do guitar amp tubes last

One of the most frustrating parts of tube amps are having to change the tubes. They either break, stop working or wear out at the worst possible time. It’d be much better if we just changed them routinely. But how long do guitar amp tubes last? It depends on how much use they have and …

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Peavey Amps Guide: Are they Good and What for?

peavey amps guide are they good

Peavey amps are fairly well established, especially for the heavier styles of music. You’ll see a lot of metal and rock bands using a range of Peavey amps live and in the studio for recording. But how good are they, really? Do Peavey amps deserve their popularity? And if so what’s makes them so popular, …

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The 8 Best Orange Amps you can Buy Now

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Orange amps are some of the most popular guitar amps on the market. That’s because they sound great, are simple to use and make a great choice for all different skill levels and needs. But which is the best Orange amp? Everything is of course subjective and what you like or the sound you’re looking …

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Orange Amps Guide: Are they Good and What for?

orange amps guide are they good

Orange amplifiers are amongst the biggest guitar amplifier brands on the planet. They make some of the most famous and widely used amps for both beginners through to very famous, professional musicians. But how good are they really? What makes orange amps so popular and why? Let’s take a look at the history of orange …

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Orange Rocker 15 Review: The Ultimate Bedroom Amp?

orange rocker 15 review

Can a small tube amp really do it all? That’s the aim of the Orange Rocker 15, a 15 watt 1×10 combo that has been designed for quiet home practice, use in the studio/rehearsal rooms and small or medium sized gigs. So can it really hope to deliver on all those fronts? I’ve owned my …

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