Six of the best British amps

10th Jul 2013 | 14:25

Six of the best British amps
Hayden Mini MoFo 15
£349

We said: “Maintains enough headroom and dynamic range to cut through an average band mix, and superior note definition and tone that could give some boutique products a hard time.”

Type: 15-watt valve-powered single-channel head

Suited to: Blues-rock and classic rock players

Read full Hayden Mini MoFo 15 review

For more information, visit the official Hayden website.


Six of the best British amps
Vox AC4HW1
£778

We said: “Grown-up tones, sonic versatility and good looks, with chime and sparkle – this could be all the recording amp you’ll ever need.”

Type: Four-watt hand-wired single-channel all-valve combo with solid-state rectification

Suited to: Recording guitarists

Read the full Vox AC4HW1 review

For more information, visit the official Vox website.

BUY: Vox AC4HW1 currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Woodbrass

Six of the best British amps
Blackstar ID:60TVP
£399

We said: “Aimed at everyone, but perhaps more for the younger generation, the ID:60TVP has a wealth of features, astounding tone, and quality at a fantastic price.”

Type: 60-watt programmable digital amp with built-in effects

Suited to: A wide range of vintage and modern styles

Read full Blackstar ID:60TVP review

For more information, visit the official Blackstar website.

BUY: Blackstar ID:60TVP currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Michenaud | Woodbrass

Six of the best British amps
Marshall DSL100
£777

We said: “The larger DSLs provide enough versatility for most, and as spiritual successor to the JCM800 and 900, the DSL is the archetypal modern Marshall.”

Type: 100-watt two-channel all-valve head with solid-state rectification

Suited to: Blues-rock, classic rock and metal players

Read full Marshall DSL100 review

For more information, visit the official Marshall website.

BUY: Marshall DSL100 currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Woodbrass

Six of the best British amps
Orange OR100H
£1,399

We said: “Big, breathtaking rock sounds: Orange’s considerable heritage and contemporary ingenuity distilled into a world- beating pro valve head.”

Type: 100/70/50/35-watt two-channel valve head

Suited to: Pro-level and aspiring rock players

Read full Orange OR100H review

For more information, visit the official Orange website.

Six of the best British amps
Laney Ironheart IRT-Studio
£399

We said: “Excellent for rock and metal, and the reverb is superb. A cleverly designed product that will find many friends in the home studio world.”

Type: 15-watt valve-hybrid two- channel head with solid-state rectification and digital reverb

Suited to: Shred and metal styles

Read full Laney Ironheart IRT-Studio review

For more information, visit the official Laney website.

BUY: Laney Ironheart IRT-Studio currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater
FR: Woodbrass

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