This has been an interesting year in amplifiers. Never before have I seen so much tweakability on the front and top control panels of the many amplifiers that have shown up at our door here at Guitar World. The emergence of numerous slider-switches, mini-toggles and push buttons seem to have suddenly taken up real estate normally reserved for control knobs of amplifiers!
In the following videos, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the new Transatlantic TA-30 1x12 Combo from Mesa/Boogie, which features a central "tone cluster" that provides a choice of five distinct sounds, ranging from Vox-and Fender-like cleans to Marshall crunch and Mesa solo tones.
In the following videos, Guitar World gear editor Paul Riario shows off the Egnater Tweaker-88, which features 13 micro switches that let you customize the amp's tone, feel and response with high attention to detail.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the Fender Super-Sonic 11 Head, which features Vintage and Burn channels that produce classic clean and overdrive tones as well as modern ultra-saturated distortion.
The HT Club 50 offers the same feature set as the HT Club 40 combo in a versatile head format. This two-channel head is equally at home in the rehearsal room, studio or club-size venue. With the patented ISF control, clean and overdrive channels ranging from "classic crunch" to "super saturated lead," the HT Club 50 head truly is the ultimate amp for the gigging guitarist.
In the following videos, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the new PRS SE Series amplifiers. Check out the "Sounds" video for the product demo, and "Features" to check out the product details and get our final verdict!