Blackstar HTCLub40C Venue Series Club Guitar Combo
Blackstar has carved a niche for itself by pricing just below the Marshall and Fender options, but delivering every bit the product. Especially key to their offerings is the Infinite Shape feature, which is specifically designed to allow the user to dial in a setting from fender at one extreme (Think higher headroom for cleans) to Marshall at the other (Sweetly compressed breakup for dirt.
Combining tow ECC83s in the preamp and two EL34s in the power section, this all-tube amp features a clean channel and an overdrive. The clean channel has two modes called Boutique and modern, whilst the Overdrive has two modes called Classic and Modern.
VOX AC15C2 Guitar Combo Amplifier
Like the Marshall , the VOX AC is an amp you stick on stage , turn it up to ten and shred. Maybe not shred; this isn’t a super high gain amp. This is for those chiming, punchy crunch tones you can almost hear by seeing it.
Unlike the ACs of the past, these have a few features that make them more useful for the modern player. For one thing, the tone cut happens in the power stage, which gives a more finite control over the EQ shape.
Quilter 101 mini head
Another relatively new amp, is the super-small Quilter. It is a solid state, but the technology packed into this little gem more than makes up for it. They have found a way to jam a huge amount of headroom into this amp, which restores the transients and harmonics you expect from a high quality tube amp.
The master volume on this works as wattage controller, allowing you to dial in anything from zero to 50 watts on the FullQ ,Tweed and lead voicings, and up to 100 watts on the Jazz and Surf voices. In place of a traditional EQ are two knobs that let you adjust the overall shape of the curve and high-cut.
Fender Bass breaker 18/30 Combo
New this year, Fender’s Bassbreaker combines the legendary use of the 50’s Bassman as a guitar amp with 60s-era Blackface Deluxe circuitry. The result is a simple but powerful amp capable of a huge amount of grit. You still get the high-headroom cleans you expect in a fender, but this a decidedly modern amp, meant to be driver aggressively in the midrange- a perfect complement to your TubScreamer style overdrive pedal
This particular models is a 2×12 combo that can be run at 18 or 30watts, depending on your needs. Power is provided by four el84 tubes, which on channel one provides a high-headroom,glassy clean , and on channel two a warm , heavy crunch. If you want to use an extension cabinet , you can choose between four, eight, and 16ohms with the impedance selctor.
Marshall DSL series DSL40C 40 Watt Valve 2 Channel guitar
If you’ve ever watched more than on of the Andeton’s Sound like…. Without Busting the Banke series, you know that it’s a running joke that they purposely try not to pick the DSL40c for the rigs. The challenge is to assemble a giggable rig that emulates the sound of a famouse guitarist. The reason they keep going back to this one is due to its flexibility and overall excellent tone at a great price.
There are 3 versions of this amp the 5-watt , 40-watt and 100-watt.
The 40-watt is the sweet spot that will certainly cover virtually every application exc ept for the lasrgest venues. Much fof the flexibility comes from the Pentode/triode switch which allows you to select 40 or 20 watts.