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Carvin just crammed a 100W power amp into a pedal

Carvin has unveiled the MACH100, a new 100-watt pedal amp compact enough to fit on a pedalboard.

The stereo, two-channel effects pedal can drive two guitar cabinets with 16, 8 or 4 ohm impedance.

The MACH100 is equipped with just one knob – a level control – for master volume adjustment. A mute footswitch allows for instant amp control.

There’s also a line in jack, making it possible to insert a backing track into a performance, as well as a phones output that allows for monitoring the amp output using a 3.5mm stereo cable.

(Image credit: courtesy of Carvin)

The MACH100 is available for $199. For more information or to purchase, zoom on over to Carvin Audio.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.