Best amp simulators: lose the amp, keep the tone

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Since the dawn of the electric guitar, the amplifier has been its companion – at least until the amp simulator arrived. Despite their unquestionable awesomeness, amps have always had their drawbacks; be it their propensity for breaking down right before an important live show, or simply the fact that they are often large, heavy boxes that require several humans to maneuver them, and take up a significant portion of any room they are in.

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Connor Godfrey

Connor is a contributor to Guitar World and MusicRadar. Having been a guitarist since the age of 10, he's played bass and guitar in bands across the South West of England. He has a background in audio engineering, having worked in some of the UK’s best studios including Rockfield and Invada, and has a passion for recording guitar. He is always keen to discover the greatest gear for capturing tone, be that microphones, audio interfaces or cab simulators.