Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads

24th May 2012 | 11:34

Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads
Jackson Ampworks Atlantic 3.0
£2,499

The trend of late may be towards mini amps, but sometimes full-on wind-in-the-hair power is the only way to go. Here Guitarist magazine presents its pick of the latest and greatest…

www.jacksonampworks.com

Type: Single-channel 50-watt head with solid-state rectification.

Guitarist said: “One of the best boutique hand-wired amps money can buy.”

Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads
Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100
£2,099

www.mesaboogie.com

Type: Two-channel head with solid-state rectification.

Guitarist said: “A seriously well-sorted classic rock amp with excellent clean sounds to boot.”

Read the full Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 review

Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads
Bogner Goldfinger 45
£1,999

www.bogneramplification.com

Type: Twin-channel head with valve rectifier.

Guitarist said: “This can easily be the cornerstone of a complex pro-standard rig, or it can work just as well with a simpler set-up.”

Read the full Bogner Goldfinger 45 review

Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads
EVH 5150-III 50W
£910

www.evhgear.com

Type: Three-channel, all-valve 50-watt head.

Guitarist said: “Rock guitarists who hanker after Eddie’s tone, but need a versatile all-round amp into the bargain, should seek this out right away.”

Read the full EVH 5150-III 50W review

Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads
Orange TH100
£999

www.orangeamps.com

Type: All-valve two-channel head with switchable output power.

Guitarist said: “A pro-spec amp that’s both simple and tweakable, is loud enough for any stage on earth, but sounds good at sensible levels.”

Read the full Orange TH100 review

Six Of The Best: Full-sized guitar amp heads
Laney LH50
£1,082

www.laney.co.uk

Type: 50 watt two-channel head with solid-state rectification.

Guitarist said: “One of the best-sounding amps we’ve ever plugged into, this Laney could change your world if you try one.”

Read the full Laney LH50 review

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