Vintage Guitar Reviews Epiphone's Valve Special & Valve Junior

If you're in the market for a low-cost guitar amp with reasonable amounts of real tube-mojo you might want to check out Vintage Guitar Magazine's review of the Epiphone Valve Special and Valve Junior. Granted, these are decidedly cheap amplifiers, but as has been suggested in numerous reviews around the web, both of these Class-A tube amps offer a…

Win An Epiphone Blues Custom, Firebird, & '69 Camaro Clone

Well, there must be something in the air right now, 'cuz both of the big dogs in guitar building are currently running guitar/car giveaways, and while some lucky bastard's actually going to win one of these packages, the less than subtle oneupsmanship between Fender & Gibson seems a little silly to me this late in the game. Anyways, all guita…

Epiphone Introduces So Cal 50H Head & 412SL Cabinet

Last week Epiphone announced it's latest foray into the tube-amp market, with what looks to be another solid performer––the new So Cal 50H Amplifier. According to Epiphone the amp features a 100% tube signal-path, paired with a solid state rectifier and tube powered reverb. At the same time they introduced their new So Cal 412SL cabin…

Epiphone Introduces Blues Custom 30 Tube Amp

Well, I was pretty sure I was done blogging for the evening when I got word that Epiphone had released a new, and presumably very affordable tube amp -- the Blues Custom 30. Built by none other than parent company Gibson, the Blues Custom 30 is said to produce that warm tube tone that old-school analog purists like myself are always craving for..…