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The best-selling amps of 2020 have been revealed

Reverb's best selling amps of 2020
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Last week, Reverb.com released its list of the site’s top-selling effect pedals of 2020, with EarthQuaker Devices’ Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 named the Best-Selling New for 2020, and TC Electronic’s Ditto Looper taking top honors as Best-Selling Overall.

Now the popular online music marketplace has unveiled its Best-Selling Guitar Amps of 2020, with Boss’ Katana-50 taking the top slot.

Filling out the Top 5 are Fender’s Blues Junior and three entries from Orange – the Micro Dark and MT20 Micro Terror heads and the Crush CR35RT.

Reverb’s list is based on total orders on the site inclusive of both new and used gear. The company also notes that separating out to just new or just used didn't change the rankings much.

Reverb goes on to state that, somewhat predictably, the best-selling amps are affordable models from well-known brands. Some, like the Fender reissues, fit a more traditional tube amp mold, while others – like the Boss amps and the Yamaha THR10 – offer new tech like onboard effects.

On the bass side, meanwhile, the Fender Rumble took the top four slots (in order, the Rumble 25, 40, 100 and 15), with Ampeg’s BA210-V2 combo coming in at Number 5.

For all the stats, head to Reverb.com (opens in new tab).

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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.