Category Archives: guitar amps

Guitar Player Gifts under $50

I wanted to write this page of Guitar Player gifts – because people often ask me what to get a guitarist for Christmas. Not just for me, but people I know as well! I got the Guitar Center catalog the other day, and a lot of times I don’t see much, but they did a pretty good job on their X-mas version this year. I found some really cool gifts right away, and they were all pretty much under $100!

First – let me introduce you to a guitar player’s friend – the string winder! Everyone needs to have a good string winder, but the Planet Waves folks were very smart because they built a string cutter right into the string winder! This is awesome, if I had this I guitar gadget I could throw away both my old nasty string winder (that falls apart when you use it), and my side cutters from my gig bag! Great budget gift under $10!

Planet Waves String Winder / Cutter

A string winder and cutter is one of the most indispensable tools that you can give to a guitar player. The funny thing about this tool is that most musicians (that I know) don’t have a good one. They probably have a cheap string winder that they bought at the music store checkout for $3, and a pair of general purpose wire cutters in their gig bag. Planet Waves makes quality gear for reasonable prices, and the great thing about this tool is that it’s both a cutter and winder in one! Makes a great musician stocking stuffer or small gift. I have this tool in my gig bag at all times – and it works great! Get the Planet Waves String winder/cutter.

planet waves string winder cutter review

Snark Tuner

Another great guitar player gift idea under $10 would be a Snark SN-1 clip-on tuner. It runs on a small watch battery (lasts forever), and you can just clip it to the headstock of any acoustic or electric guitar (or bass) and tune in seconds. I’ve found that I usually end up passing it around at practice (prompting me to tell the other guys to get their own), and I’ve even used it live in a gig while playing. Not bad for a little $7 device. This is also always in my gig bag at all times. Get the Snark tuner.

snark tuner review

Proline Fretrest Guitar Hanger

This next gift is for any guitar player that has his own little studio or music room. Chances are that he has more guitars than shoes, and there are just way too many guitar stands all over the place! What he needs are these Proline Guitar Wall Hangers so he (or she) can just hang the guitars right on the wall! Awesome guitar player gift under $15! why not display all your best axes on the wall?

proline fretrest guitar hanger review

Beyution Bluetooth Headphone Review

This one may seem weird, but I’m telling you this is a great guitar player gift idea! Every guitar player can use a good set of headphones. More and more players are using iRig and other devices to plug directly into their tablet or phone to practice. Why not have a decent pair of bluetooth wireless headphones? Recently, at Christmas, we found a really great (and highly reviewed) pair of Beyution headphones on Amazon for only about $20. We have these in the house, and they’re a really good deal.

beyution bluetooth headphones review

Mini Marshall Stack

Here’s another really cool guitar player gift idea – it’s the Mini Marshall amp MS-2! It runs on a 9v battery and has a belt clip! Complete with distortion, tone, and volume knob! You can have a lot of fun just walking around with this thing on your belt! A very cool gift for the Marshall loving guitar player! It’s cool to have around the house or take on the back porch.

Marshall MS-2

Here are some other guitar player gift ideas posts I wrote:

Personalized Guitar Straps
Guitar Pedal Stompbox Cord Saver
Shure SM58 Microphone

Crate Taxi TX50DB Limo 50W Guitar Amp

The Crate TX50DBE Limo Combo Amplifier is battery-powered for outdoor gigs, or you can plug it in using the included adapter where there’s juice. Delivers 50W through a 10″ woofer with a piezo tweeter for full range sound. 2-channel operation with 1/4″ input, gain, level, and distortion modes on channel 1; XLR mic inputs on channel 2. Equipped with 8 digital effects, headphone and footswitch jacks, and dual RCA inputs for pumping up your CD player.

Crate Taxi amp TX50D

This thing has great reverb, and you can use it with or without a pedalboard. You rarely see them for sale anymore (maybe they just didn’t sell that well). You see street performers always using an amp with some type of converter to a car battery – and this thing has one built in!

Just about the only way you can get them anymore is on Craigslist or eBay.

ATA Case Light Duty 1/4" Ply For CRATE TAXI TX50DB LIMO 50W 1X10 Combo Amp

USD 169.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-26 15:47:10

Tuki Padded Amp Cover for Crate Taxi TX15 1x8 Combo 1/2" Foam

USD 59.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-26 16:44:31

AC-DC Adapter Power Charger for Crate TX15 Taxi Battery-Powered Amp Amplifier

USD 17.89 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 08:07:07

Car DC Adapter For Crate TX-15 TX500 TX50D Guitar Amp Power Supply Cord Charger

USD 18.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 03:17:05

Car DC Adapter For Crate TX-15 TX500 TX50D Guitar Amp Power Supply Cord Charger

USD 18.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 03:17:05

Car DC Adapter For Crate TX-15 TX500 TX50D Guitar Amp Power Supply Cord Charger

USD 18.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 03:17:05

Headphone Guitar Amp Review

To practice guitar quietly you need a “headphone guitar amp”.  In the privacy of your own bedroom or basement you can have an entire Marshall stack between your ears!  There are bunches of headphone guitar amps on the market right now, and many are just, well….very cheap!  That’s why we recommend a couple different units for you to check out..

It’s not just a chinsy personal guitar amp, it’s a “modeling” headphone amp.  It’s got effects that include Reverb, Chorus, and Delay.  It even has Phaser, Tremelo, and Wah!  In as far as amp models you can get a jazz combo all the way up to balls out metal crunch. 

The Vox Amplug

The first one is the Vox Amplug“. The first time I saw this a friend brought it band practice. He actually had purchased a Vox amp, and got this headphone amp for free with it. He lived about an hour away from our practice space, and he came right from work to practice. His work was 30 minutes from his house, so he didn’t want to go home and load up all his gear (traveling one way in the car) and then double back to practice (traveling another way in the car). And he didn’t want to leave his amp his car all day. So he used to leave one guitar in the practice space, and then bring this headphone amp in his pocket.

I thought it was pretty funny, actually, at first. He would plug his guitar into the Vox Amplug, and then we’d use a 1/4″ to 1/8″ converter and plug it directly into the PA. Guess what – it worked just fine! I was always amazed with the preset channels how easy it was for him to just plugin and go. He could sound like Red Hot Chili Peppers one minute, and Metallica the next. This unit I personally recommend for bedroom practice or situations like the one we had at practice. It’s nice because it plugs directly into your guitar, and you plugin the headphones into that. As an added bonus, it has a mp3 or 1/8” aux input – so you can plug your mp3 or CD player and practice alone with the music!

The newer versions have modes for vintage AC30 sound, classic rock, metal, and even bass.

Vox amplug headphone amp

You might be able to find one used on eBay too:

VOX BASS Mini Amp W/ FREE EAR BUD HEADPHONES! AMPLUG NEW !!! AP2BS AP2-BS

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 17:57:19

vox amplug classic rock headphone guitar jack. Works perfectly. Very gently used

USD / 15.00 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 05:51:27

VOX AP2BS amPlug Headphone Guitar Amp (Bass) +Picks

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 18:53:22

Vox Blues Mini Amp W/ Free Headphones Amplug 2 AP2BL

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 17:31:14

VOX amPlug I/O Guitar Headphone USB Audio Interface and Tuner

USD 59.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 22:34:26

ap2cl amplug 2 clean electric guitar amplifier

USD 55.59 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 04:54:32

VOX AP2BS amPlug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp

USD 46.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 02:53:58

Vox Amplug Metal

USD 25.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 06:18:08

VOX amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar Headphone Amplifier

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 06:40:14

Vox AP-IO amPlug I/O Audio Interface with Tuner +Picks

USD 59.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 18:49:17

Joyo Tube Drive

While the Vox Amplug has been around awhile, there are some alternatives. The Amplug is $39.95, but you can get the Joyo Tube Drive for just $16 on Amazon. It has MP3 input and headphone out same as the Amplug. The quality may not be as good, but it’s less than half the price. It does have quite a few decent reviews.

Joyo JA-03 Tube Drive

Electro Harmonix Headphone Amp

Electro-Harmonix makes a quality headphone amp for about the same price as the Amplug. The difference between this and the Vox is the vox has amp models and effects built in. The EH headphone amp is about as basic as it gets – power and a single volume know. However, this means you can easily connect your pedal board or any effect you want (or just go dry). It only runs on batteries (no adapter), but it does have a cool little belt clip.

Electro Harmonix Headphone Amp

If for some reason you didn’t like one of those – like I said there are cheaper headphone amps out there, and you can get good deals on most of them on eBay – check out these auctions too…

Neewer Portable Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Amplifier (Acoustic)

USD 11.10 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 09:19:29

Donner Accustic/Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Amplifier Classic Rock

USD 15.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 21:41:31

NUX Electric Guitar Plug Mini Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect K0Q8

USD 12.66 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 04:03:36

NUX GP - 1 Electric Guitar Plug Headphone Amp Built-in Distortion Effect

USD 10.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 00:58:10

Mini 2W 9V Portable Guitar Bass Practice Headphone Amp Amplifier Speaker

USD 3.00 (6 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 03:06:26

Flanger F1 Small and exquisite Miniature Headphone Guitar AMP Amplifier blue

USD 14.39 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 00:46:25

Headphone Guitar Amplug Amplifier Mini Amp MP3 USB Charge Plexi Sound Best Gift

USD 17.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 08:43:04

mini guitar amp for headphones, metal effect and rechargeable guitar amplifier

USD 32.10 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 15:52:08

Vox amPlug G2 BLUES Headphone Practice Modeling Guitar Amp Chorus Delay Reverb

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-26 12:57:05

VOX AP2BS amPlug Headphone Guitar Amp (Bass) +Picks

USD 39.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 18:53:22

Who Played the Peavey Mace Amp?

Seems like I end up hearing classic songs lately and wonder “what amp did they use on that?” That very thought came to my mind when playing “Any Way You Want It”, I wondered – what did Neal Schon use for those screaming lead solos on that classic song?

A few Google’s later I found that the first few Journey albums were recorded with none other than the Peavey Mace amp. This is crazy considering it’s a solid state preamp with tube power amp (a 160 watt amp with 6 power tubes!!).

Here’s Neal Schon playing on the Departure tour (used the Peavey Mace for that entire tour):

But guess who else used the Peavey Mace? Lynyrd Skynyrd! Turns out that amp is “THE Lynyrd Skynyrd sound”.

here’s an example of exactly what I mean:

and another one here:

That’s insane~! Who would’ve thought the sound some of the greatest classic rock hits could be a Peavey amp (let alone solid state preamp)???

Doesn’t look like there are a lot of these around, but you can find one or two every now and again on ebay:

Vintage Peavey mace VT SERIES 160 watt tube head AMPLIFIER AMP OUT OF A 212 BOX

USD 49.99 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 00:56:54

Tube Set - for Peavey Mace

USD 110.70 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 23:17:51

PEAVEY MACE 320T AMP HEAD VINYL AMPLIFIER COVER

USD 32.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 18:47:40

PEAVEY VT Deuce/Mace Primo Tube Set 6L6GC

USD 97.48 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 06:42:09

vintage EMPTY 80s Peavey vt series mace 212 2X12 guitar SPEAKER cab CABINET BOX

USD 49.99 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 00:53:32

Tuki Padded Amp Cover for Peavey Mace 320T Amplifier Head 1/2" Foam

USD 55.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 18:33:28

Sovtek Tube Kit For Peavey Mace Amps w/ 6L6WXT+ & 12AX7WA

USD 132.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-26 11:37:02

Tung-Sol Tube Upgrade Kit For Peavey Mace Amps 6L6GCSTR

USD 139.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 17:27:26

Tube Power Supply Transformer EJ-175 682501 from Peavey Mace / Duece

USD / 38.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 20:38:03

ZT Lunchbox Combo Guitar Amp Review

ZT Combo amp review
In the last few years boutique amps have fallen into favor quite a bit, but as a sub-segment of that “lunchbox” style amps have become even more popular with guitar players. When you think of a lunchbox style guitar amp the Vox Nightrain comes to mind, or the Mesa Transatlantic. But more than likely you’ve seen one of the little ZT amps, because they look just like a lunchbox with a speaker in it (basically the same size). These have been very popular little amps for a long time, and we’ve seen all kinds of manufacturers come out in the last year or two with little 5 watt amps now two. Kustom has a 5 watt stack, the Ephiphone valve junior has been around 5+ years, even Fender came out this year with a “pawn shop” series of amps.

The amp I’m reviewing today is one that just came on my radar – the ZT Lunchbox Combo. It’s basically the lunchbox amp concept taken to the next level. It’s a larger size, with a 12″ speaker, and the housing (the entire amp really) is just barely bigger than the speaker itself. This is a solid state amp boasting 200 watts, with just barebones features, treble, mid, bass, volume, and gain. It even has effects loop on the rear and 8 ohm supported speaker out.

If you read the reviews of this amp online you’ll find nearly everyone says that it’s very beefy sounding (which we found to be the case). This is despite the fact that it’s in very tiny metal housing and the entire unit is only 22 lbs. And yet at that size and weight it’s perfect (at 200 watts) for nearly any type of gig you might want to take it too.

Being a solid state amp, another thing you’ll find is that it’s VERY pedal friendly. I’ve heard some people say that this would make a good jazz amp, but I found it equally as useful for a country or rock guy in a working blues or wedding cover band. With the right pedals you can easily go from SRV to Judas Priest, and back to dance rock or Skynyrd. Some say that the covering on the metal starts to peel over time, but then again this thing is metal – and I haven’t owned a traditional amp that didn’t have some type of damage or tolex coming off in places.

Here’s a video with some blues rock through the ZT Lunchbox combo amp:

Here’s another video review that shows the combo along with the extension cab and some pedals:

You can find all kind of versions of this amp (small and combo, new and used) on ebay right now:

Drake betts bower kenworth c509 with drake 2x8 dolly and 5x8 float combo ZT09064

USD / 520.25 (35 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 08:50:02

Genuine Nissan Sentra Combo Lamp Assembly 26550-ZT50A

USD 97.02 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 20:37:01

NISSAN OEM 26555-ZT50A Rear Combo Lamp Assmbly Lft 26555ZT50A

USD 67.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-24 09:32:01

NISSAN 26550ZT50A GENUINE OEM COMBO LAMP ASSY

USD 95.60 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 07:30:03

NISSAN 26550ZT50A GENUINE OEM COMBO LAMP ASSY

USD 82.98 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 07:38:37

NISSAN OEM 10-12 Sentra Taillight Tail Light-Rear-Combo Assy Left 26555ZT50A

USD 128.07 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 01:30:50

NISSAN OEM 10-12 Sentra Taillight Tail Light-Rear-Combo Assy Right 26550ZT50A

USD 99.68 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 01:30:52

NISSAN OEM 10-12 Sentra Taillight Tail Light-Rear-Combo Assy Left 26555ZT50B

USD 93.60 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 01:30:53

NISSAN OEM 10-12 Sentra Taillight Tail Light-Rear-Combo Assy Right 26550ZT50B

USD 93.60 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 01:30:55

NISSAN 26555ZT50B GENUINE OEM COMBO LAMP ASSY

USD 109.24 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 07:53:46

Butler Silver Hammer Amp Video Review

This is a video review and demo of my Butler Silver Hammer guitar amp – which is a PTP (point to point) hand wired Plexi style amp. It’s like a Marshall Plexi, but the difference is that this amp actually has 2 channels (one clean, one overdrive), AND this amp has a master volume control on BOTH channels!

In the video I do a full walk through, including the controls on the front and the back, before doing a demo on each channel (straight in), and then I demo it with my pedalboard. Sorry about all the banter (some people complain that they just want to hear the amp, not all the specs), but I wanted to be sure to include everything I could think of for somebody actually interested in buying one of the amps.

butler-silver-hammer-PTP-tube-amp

Here’s the video of the Butler Silver Hammer built by Max Butler of Eaton Rapids, MI. If you’re interested in seeing more about his amps, visit www.MaxButlerAmps.com

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaiQ9M8lisQ

Guitar Modeling Effects vs. Traditional Pedals

This is the information I wish I would have had about new fangled guitar modeling pedals versus traditional stomp boxes (before I burned up 2 amps!).

I’m 39 years old, and I grew up in the 80’s when effects mainly consisted of a Boss Distortion and maybe a chorus or a flanger. I knew guitar players that had more money that maybe had a delay or something, but many of us just plugged straight into the amp. Most of us had Peavey or Crate amps, there was only one guy who had a Marshall – and he was the local “guitar god” if you know what I mean. When I was 25 I quit playing and sold my equipment to pursue family, career, and the American dream.

Fast forward to 2003 when, at the age of 35 – I decided it was a good time to get back into music. At first I had a cheap guitar and a practice amp. Not much different than when I was a kid I guess. Then I bought a Marshall (Valvestate) 65W combo amp and just played straight through that. It had some built in chorus and reverb effects – so it wasn’t so bad. It even had an overdrive channel.

I started a cover band and that setup was ok at first, but in a cover band there are so many songs in different genres that you need a lot of different tones and sounds to make it sound right. I was in the store looking for some new stompboxes when the owner showed me a Digitech “modeling pedal”. He explained that the little computer chip inside contained nearly all the effects one could ever need – it was like 50 stomp boxes in one. He also talked about 50 “amp models” – something I really didn’t understand. It seemed like quite the deal for $89 (basically the price of a single stomp box) – so I bought it and took it home.

At first this was a real piece of work, I plugged my guitar into the box and ran it out into the effects loop in the back of my Marshall. Most of the preset effects were awful, and just made my amp feedback and squeal no matter what I did. The way these units work, there are preset “patches” with loaded sounds you can try. My digitech unit had 64 patches, 32 – each loaded twice. You were supposed to program over a set of them with your own preferences. When I started creating my own patches, I just set some up with individual effects, like chorus, delay, reverb, trememlo, etc.

After about 6 months of playing that way I discovered some of the “amp models”. I found that if I took the one that emulated a Fender Hot Rod Deville amp and cut the volume (in the pedal) down to about half, and through the effects loop of the Marshall ran the effects blend volume at 60% I could get an absolutely awesome classic rock sound! About a month later I added an overdrive pedal and connected the digitech to that, so I had both running together through the effects loop of the Marshall.

I had a lot of intermittent problems with my Marshall for the next 6-12 months. Sometimes it would quit working and it would “come back” minutes later – and sometimes I would have to turn it off and back on before it would. After about a year it just died, and when you turned it on it either squealed or just had nearly no volume at all. I bought a Marshall (Valvestate) head and a 4×12 bottom and began to use that instead. After a few months it started giving me trouble too. I took it in and had all the pots cleaned (which helped), but then it started cutting out and clipping a lot. I took it back in and they said they fixed something, but when I took it home and plugged everything in to practice it started to smoke big time! I turned it off just before it appeared to nearly catch on fire. When I took it back the next day – they replaced all the main transistors.

I didn’t play it as much for awhile, and took my Valvestate combo back to have it revived from the dead. The amp tech told me the preamp was burned out and needed to be rebuilt – so I had that done. When I went to pick the amp up I started asking questions about whey the preamp would go out and described my setup to the tech. It was during that conversation that I realized I had blown up 2 amps – and didn’t even know it.

A traditional effects pedal or stompbox can be used in an “effects loop” or direct through the front of an amp. Straight through the front the effect is just added to the total sound. But by using the “effects loop” you add the effect to only the pre-amp, and you can choose the level of the effect before it gets to the main portion of the amp. This is great if you want to choose how mild or harsh the effect will be added into the total sound. What I didn’t know and what the “modeling pedal” (and Marshall) instructions failed to say was that – modeling pedals aren’t meant to be run through effects loops – EVER! Modeling pedals are supposed to go straight into the front of the amp – ONLY!

The problem is this, in a modeling pedal the “patch” contains both an amp model and effects. These together, going through an effects loop “drive” (or overdrives) the pre-amp before the signal even gets to the main part of the amp. The end result sound is great, but too much for the amp (slowly burning out the preamp!). In a tube amp, it would just get hot and start clipping. Once you turn it off and it cools down, you could turn it back on and do it again over and over without damaging the amp. But my (Valvestate) amps are solid-state, and while there’s a governer in the main part of the amp that protects it from burning up during clipping, the pre-amp doesn’t have one. Hence the reason I burned up my pre-amp!

So, once I learned this when I went home I plugged my digitech modeling pedal straight into the clean channel of my Marshall and started to play around. All the pre-set effects now sound great with no squealing! I even downloaded some patches from the Digitech forum and using the amp models was able to get some great Van Halen, Weezer, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Ozzy, and U2 sounds!

After doing some research online about modeling pedals, and now having gone through the good bad and the ugly with them – I can honestly say that as a guitar player they take a lot more getting used to than a traditional stomp box. With stomp boxes (other than the settings for each box) they are either “on” or “off” and that’s it. In a modeling pedal you have a “patch” that is basically a pre-set that can contain your amp model, an amp cabinet (speakers), the intensity of the amp model, the volume of the patch, any effects (chorus, delay, reverb, etc), and even some EQ – like bass, mid, or highs. You may have to setup a dozen patches for sounds you like, one for lead, one for rhythm, one for clean, etc. I found that I had 2-3 for different classic rock songs, some for harder rock, and quite a few for clean.

Guitar modeling pedals take TONS more time to setup at first, but are much more versatile in the end result. The CON is that if you love the natural distortion or tone of your amp – you won’t get to hear it using the modeling pedal. Having said that – having a good amp with quality speakers is kind of key to getting a good sound with a modeling pedal. If you have a cheap amp with cheap speakers, a modeling pedal will not make it sound good. You’ll just have a good sounding model through tinny speakers. So you still need a quality amp, it’s just not as important that you have a $3,000 Mesa Boogie or Bogner, a lower end Marshall or Fender will do just fine.

There are dozens of options for modeling pedals, and in the coming posts I will review them all – starting with the end all be all of live modeling rigs – the POD XT Live and POD X3 Live – which I now use, all coming up in the next post.

Peavey Classic 30 Head Tube Amp

Wow, I can remember back in the 80’s – a friend of mine had this Peavey Classic 2×12 combo amp with black widow speakers that was just killer! It had major crunch and tone. Then in the 90’s it seemed maybe Peavey was out to lunch with some of the garbage that they were putting out. I guess everything comes full circle doesn’t it? Now Peavey is making these classic series guitar tube amp heads that will blow you away! I guess they are feeling the heat from Crate and B-52. All redesigned, I’m sorry – you can’t beat thes with the EL84’s and 12AX7’s!

Peavey redesigned their renowned Classic Series guitar amplifiers, and the new Classic 30 Head features four EL84s and three 12AX7s, footswitchable reverb and 3-band EQ. The Classic 30 Head is a perfect match for the Classic 212 Cabinet.

Peavey Classic 20 Mini Head, 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier

USD 250.00 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 17:50:18

Peavey Classic 20 Mini Head Guitar Amplifier Head, New! Free Shipping!

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 17:27:37

Peavey Classic 20 MH Mini Head Guitar Amplifier Amp Classic20MH Classic20 NEW!

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 21:49:31

Peavey Classic 20 Mini Head, 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier

USD 372.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 17:29:35

Peavey Classic20MH 20Watt Tweed Guitar Amplifier Head *NEW* *MAKE OFFER*

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 19:06:20

PEAVEY CLASSIC 20 MH 20-Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head - EXCELLENT CONDITION!!

USD 399.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 20:09:42

Peavey Classic 20 Mini 20-watt Tube Head

USD 499.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 16:27:18

New! Peavey Classic 20 MH Mini Amp Head

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Light Duty ATA Case Recessed/Carpet Lined For PEAVEY CLASSIC 30 Amp Head

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PEAVEY CLASSIC 50 AMPLIFIER HEAD VINYL AMP COVER (peav004)

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Peavey Classic Amplifier Series 100 Guitar Amp

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Peavey Classic 50 4 X 10" Combo Amp Tweed made in USA

USD 375.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Peavey Classic 20 Tube 20 watt Guitar Amp 1/5 /20 watt classic sounding amp

USD 245.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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80s Peavey Classic 212 Classic VT-100 series tube Amp combo

USD 129.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Classic 20 Micro Tube Guitar Amp Head

USD 499.94 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Peavey Classic 30/112-Tweed 30 watt Guitar Amp

USD 350.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Peavey Classic 30 II 112-Tweed 30 watt Guitar Amp MINT! w/ Footswitch +FAST SHIP

USD 550.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Peavey Classic 50/410-Tweed 50 watt Guitar Amp

USD 329.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Peavey Classic 50/212-Tweed 50 watt Guitar Amp

USD / 520.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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PEAVEY CLASSIC 20 MH 20-Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head - EXCELLENT CONDITION!!

USD 399.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Krank Rev Jr Guitar Amp

Krank amps are known for being LOUD and favored by metal gods like Dimbag Darrell. Did you know Krank sold versions that were a little more lightweight? The Rev Jr. amp head boasts an all tube dual channel head (two 5881s, three 12AX7s) with boost switch and a tube-driven active effects loop that gives even the most discerning tube amp enthusiasts an array of tones ranging from clean to high gain.Krank Amplifiers have been a driving force in the popularization of lower wattage micro stacks with the introduction of the Rev Jr., the 20W version of the monster Rev Series 1 head and cabs and the first in the line of the Jr. Series of small amps.

Here’s a video review from Guitar World of the Krank Rev Jr guitar amp:

Here are some new and used Krank guitar amps on eBay right now:

Krank Rev Jr Cabinet

USD 115.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 21:34:12

Light Duty ATA Case Recessed/Carpet Lined For Krank Rev Jr. Pro 50W Tube Head

USD 159.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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KRANK AMPLIFICATION - CHADWICK SERIES - 2 Channel 50 Watt Guitar Amp Head - New

USD 853.10 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 20:17:52

ATA 3/8":LIVE IN Case for KRANK KRANKENSTEIN PLUS 120 WATT AMP HEAD

USD 199.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-21 11:43:17

Light Duty ATA Case Recessed/Carpet Lined For KRANK REV SST 200W HYBRID Amp Head

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End time: 2017-10-22 15:01:59

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AMT Electronics Guitar Preamp K-2 (Legend Amp Series 2) emulates Krank amps

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End time: 2017-10-24 20:27:46

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New Tung-Sol Tube Upgrade Kit For Krank Krankenstein Amps 6L6GCSTR/12AX7

USD 152.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 13:46:39

Sovtek Tube Kit For Krank Revolution & Revolution 1 Amps w/ 6L6WXT+ & 12AX7WA

USD 147.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 10:53:51

Laney LC15R Amp

The Laney LC15R sets the tube combo amp standard – it may look like a baby, but it sounds like a real mother. The LC15R amplifier delivers 15 watts RMS of pure EL84 tone into a 10 “cCustom designed driver to produce unadulterated pure valve tone.The LC15R combo uniquely combines a pre/post gain control, which allows you to get great sparkling clean tones, full on, out & out gain or any point in between by simply turning a single rotary control.Combine all this tonal flexibility with an Accutronics reverb, a FX loop and an external speaker socket. Try running an LC15R into a Laney 4 x 12 cabinet and give your neighbors a BIG treat.

Here’s a video demo of the Laney LC15R Guitar Amp:

Here are some new and used Laney amps listed on eBay right now:

Laney Cub 8 tube amp 6v6 small champ type combo

USD 175.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-27 18:48:20

Laney Amp LA30C Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

USD 100.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 17:37:26

LANEY LC50 50W 1X12 TUBE ELECTRIC AMP BLACK AMPLIFIER

USD 300.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 02:42:58

Laney L50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

USD 1999.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 06:53:57

Laney AOR series amp replacement knobs set of 3

USD 11.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Laney IRT120H 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black LN

USD 879.96 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Laney L50H 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

USD 1999.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-23 07:00:48

Laney Tony Iommi Signature 15W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

USD 591.15 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 06:52:37

Laney CUB-12R 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

USD 399.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-25 18:59:51

Laney Amps Studio Recording Equipment LA Range LA35C 35-Watt 2x8 Acoustic Guitar

USD 315.53 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-10-22 19:11:39