Reviewed: Vox Cambridge 50 Amplifier
For decades, Vox has maintained an excellent reputation on all their amplifiers ever since their conception. The company’s latest foray into the world of digital modelling aims to convey that same legacy across the globe in a lightweight, feature-rich amplifier that won’t break the bank.
Reviewed: NUX Mighty 8 BT
Over the past few years NUX (pronounced New Ex) have been building themselves a reputation for making quality, versatile products that are extremely affordable. With the new Mighty8BT they have upped their game even more.
Reviewed: Vox Mini Superbeetle British Racing Green
The Vox Mini Superbeetle offers the classic, chimey Vox sound, re-imagined for a new generation of players. The Superbeetle is styled like a classic Vox, with a sweet British Racing Green tolex enclosure and iconic hatched brown cloth stitching over the 10” speaker. The cabinet features vintage style rails to secure the matching head into place, completing the aesthetic and making the Vox Superbeetle a great statement piece in a lounge, even before the amp is powered on.
Reviewed: Prodipe Natural 5 & 6 Acoustic Instrument Amplifiers
Under general circumstance, amplifying acoustic instruments can prove to be quite troublesome: either you’re plugging straight into the PA and being forced to deal with the icky sound of your dry signal, or you’re combating whirring feedback and tempestuous white noise from your usual amplifier. Although a range of brands have made amplifiers dedicated solely to acoustic instruments, very few possess any notable character or mojo, and for that matter, tend to fall into the gear-hole abyss.
Reviewed: Fender Tone Master Amplifiers
Fender’s latest Tone Master series is a love letter to some of their most treasured amplifiers from their extensive catalogue. While Fender have experimented with digital modelling in the past, none have come close to rivalling both the sound and response of an all-tube amplifier. That is, of course, up till now.
Reviewed: Yamaha THR-II Amplifier Series
Yamaha’s THR series of amps blew the world of practice amps away when they first line of THR amps, featuring the THR10 and THR5, followed closely by the THR10C, THR10X and THR5A, providing tones for clean, metal and acoustic players respectively. While a very complete range in itself, Yamaha have now presented the THR-II, an updated line of amplifiers for designed for 2019 and the future.
Reviewed: IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp
Mobile interfaces and micro amplifiers have been making bedroom music quieter, smaller and easier in the last five years. IK Multimedia realised they could collapse the two into one back in 2016 with the iRig Nano Amp. As a seriously affordable and insanely compact home recording solution, it was nothing short of revolutionary. This year the brand has returned with the iRig Micro Amp, a beefier and feature-rich new option to ward off the competition.
Reviewed: Vox VX50GTV Amplifier
Vox Amplifiers are clean amp royalty. The Vox AC30 is hailed, imitated, profiled, gigged and loved endlessly, which is why the Vox VX50GTV is such an interesting product. The VX50GTV is a 50 watt amp modeller with built-in effects, tuner and 8” speaker. It sits in its own spot in the market between all-out profiling amps and multi-FX pedals, but is by no means an entry-level product.