See & Hear Fender’s New Super-Sonic 22 Combo In Action

Ok, I just wanted to point out that Fender has posted some short-but-sweet video demos of their new Super-Sonic 22 combo amp in action, and so far it sounds damned nice. Instruments include a'52 Telecaster RI in the top video, utilizing the amp's "Burn" channel and further doused with the analog-style echo of a Boss Space Echo pedal. The second…

'Vintage Guitar' Reviews The Marshall 1974X And 2061X Handwired

Ooh, there's a nice in-depth review of the 1974X and 2061X amplifiers –– each a part of Marshall's high-end handwired series –– over at Vintage Guitar Magazine's website. I've spent a small amount of time with the 1974X (basically a handwired version of the popular Bluesbreaker model,) and I absolutely loved it, but so far I haven't manage…

Marshall's Class5 Combo Drawing Rave Reviews… Due In Stores Soon

Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel... Marshall's latest entry into the low-powered amp market, the all-tube Class5 Combo, has been available and getting great reviews across the pond for many months, but appears to be only now starting to show up in the States -- I can't wait to get my hands on one. Built to resemble the iconic Mars…

PRS Gets Back In The Amplifier Business

I'm still catching up on all the news coming out of the 2009 Winter NAMM show, but one of the bigger stories this year was that PRS Guitars is getting back in the business of amplifiers. Apparently they've been collaborating with amp guru Doug Sewell for nearly four years to bring three new high-end guitar amps to market. And they appear to be co…

Guitar World Reviews The Orange Thunderverb 200

Cool... I've been ever-so-patiently keeping my eyes peeled for a decent hands-on review of the Thunderverb 200 ever since Orange first announced its release over a year ago, but finding much in the way of an in-depth review has been difficult at best. It looks like my wait is over though, because the lucky folks over at Guitar World managed to get…

REVIEW: Peavey Windsor Studio Class A Tube Amp

Well, I have to send out a huge Thank You to EGR reader Jarrod Perkins, who was kind enough to submit the following review of Peavey's new Windsor Studio Class A 15-watt tube amp. Peavey's entire Windsor line continues to garner great reviews, and I'm happy to see that Jarrod's experience was no exception––with boutique Class A's running in th…

See & Hear The Line 6 Spider Valve In Action

Well, Line 6 & Bogner's new Spider Valve hybrid tube/digital-modeling amplifier is finally hitting the stores just in time for Christmas, and I thought I'd point you all towards the Line 6 Newsletter, which is currently hosting some short video demos of their latest creation in action. They've got a full eleven videos of the Spider Valver 212 …

Steelbender.com Takes The New Carr Vincent For A Test Drive

Wow... I've been known to write some fairly in-depth reviews in my time (heck, a few of them have taken me literally weeks to complete,) but Jason Barker over at Steelbender.com just puts me to shame. His review of Carr's new Vincent 1x12" Combo––a heavily Class-A biased tube amp––is top notch, consisting of not only a full written review,…

VOX Expands Heritage Collection With Three New Models

If you remember, VOX started this year off with a bang when they announced their new Heritage Collection line of guitar amplifiers––including the super-slick Limited Edition AC15H1TV––meant to celebrate the company's 50th Anniversary in the rock & roll business. Today the company upped the ante when it announced three new additions to …

Guitar World Reviews New Fender Princeton Recording Amp

There's an excellent review of Fender's new Princeton Recording Amp over at Guitar World right now, so if you're into the whole low-power/big-tone tube amp thing like I am, you might want to check it out. As usual, they've got a pretty decent demo video as well, though getting it to buffer smoothly can be a bit frustrating depending on your set-up…