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Our 10 Favourite Guitar Amps

Published 21 Aug 2020

Glad tidings tone seekers! If you’re new to the channel, don’t worry, maybe it will make sense in time. If you’re not new then you will know that Dan and I love amps every bit as much as we love guitars. In fact we did a show a few weeks back covering every guitar in our possession as of July 2020. Cue a cacophony of calls to document our amps, to which we respond:
“Yay! But verily we cannot do them all, for we are old and they are heavy and a PITA to cram into a single filming session.”
Please note, these are OUR 10 fave amps that we have in our possession today, not the 10 Best Amps In The World Ever. That would be a different list!

Honourable mention. One brand we haven’t included here – the elephant in the room; the glaring exception – is Fender. Let it be said loud and clear that the guitar amp market would be nothing without Fender amps: they are the basis from which all rock’n’roll guitar tone was built. If we owned them, a Deluxe Reverb, Princeton Reverb, tweed Deluxe and tweed Bassman would be in the list. For reasons we can’t explain, we don’t own any of these amps. Maybe because they are the foundation from which our fancy pants boutique stuff is built. Hmmmm….

With that in mind, find ye here these 10 Favouritest Electronical Guitar Amplificators Of That Pedal Show. Today at least…

Enjoy the episode!

Amps in this episode…

• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper and 212 / Celestion G12M Greenback and Alnico Blue

• Tone King Imperial MkII and 112 cab / Custom Celestion “1660” 12
UK & Europe:
USA: Head:

• Sovtek MIG-50 with 1960AX cab / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers - no longer made

• Marshall 1987x with 1960AX cab / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
UK & Europe:
USA That Pedal Shop:

• 1973 Hiwatt Custom 100 DR103 with Marshall 1960AX cab / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
No longer made - try the reissue!

• Mesa/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 1 x 12 combo with Jensen Blackbird Alnico speaker
UK & Europe:

• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers - links to latest version
UK & Europe:

• Victory V140 The Super Duchess and V212VCD cab/Celestion G12M-65 Creamback Speakers
UK & Europe:

• Matchless HC-30 with ESD 212 cabinet / Celestion G12M Greenback & G12H

• Two Rock Classic Reverb Signature with 212 cabinet / TR 1265B speakers

Pedals in this episode…
• Vemuram Myriad Fuzz
UK & Europe:

• KingTone The Duellist

• Xotic Effects RC Booster
UK & Europe:

• Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe 1100-TT
UK & Europe:

• Catalinbread Topanga
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig Three2One

• TheGigRig G2

* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here:

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 00:50
- Audio Kitchen Big Chopper: 01:42
- Tone King Imperial MkII: 06:05
- Sovtek MIG-50: 10:20
- Marshall 1987x: 13:50
- 1973 Hiwatt DR103 Custom 100: 17:32
- Mesa California Tweed: 20:25
- 1961 Vox AC30: 26:50
- Victory V140 The Super Duchess: 32:19
- Matchless HC-30: 38:12
- Two-Rock Classic Reverb Signature: 44:42
- Honourable mentions: 50:30

Guitars in this episode:
• PRS McCarty Soapbar - Mick’s video at
• 1965 Fender Telecaster
• Supro Jamesport
• PRS DGT – Mick’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - Mick’s video at
• Fender Classic Series Jazzmaster Lacquer - no video yet
• Collings 360 LT –

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