Amplifier Reviews

Read our expert reviews to find the best electric guitar amplifiers on the market. Performer Magazine will guide you through the process of choosing the right guitar amps, both large and small, as well as how to get the best sound from your guitar amp on stage and in the recording studio. Learn how to properly record guitar amps and dial in the best tone for live gigs.

We also explore the best new guitar amps on the market in in-depth amp reviews and product demos, including recommending the best lunchbox amps and the best low-wattage amps you can buy. And finally, learn the difference between tube amps and solid state amps, and which is the best for you.

Some of our most popular articles on guitar amps include:

The Best Low-Wattage Amps Under $700

BOSS Katana-100 Guitar Amplifier Review

The Best Solid State Guitar Amps Under $500

5 Pawn Shop Amps That Can Still Melt Faces

An Esoteric Exploration of Tubes, Transformers, Tone, & Transcendence

Browse more articles on the following pages, and be sure to use the search bar if you’re looking for something specific.

  • Trace Elliot ELF Review

    Performer Magazine checks out the new Trace Elliot Elf Micro Bass Head in our latest hands-on review. Bass amps typically require a lot of power to...

  • [REVIEW] Hotone British Invasion

    Performer Magazine reviews the Hotone British Invasion Nano Legacy Amp, a small Vox-like amp that won’t break the bank. In May of 2016 we reviewed Hotone’s...

  • BOSS Katana-100 Guitar Amplifier Review

    PROS: Great amp tones, easy to edit, hyper flexible, lightweight. CONS: EQ is slightly dark, footswitch not included. PRICE: $329 The new BOSS Katana packs 100...

  • Peavey Vypyr Pro 100 Amplifier Review

    The Peavey Vypyr Pro 100 Guitar Amplifier is one of the most impressive modeling amps we’ve encountered. PROS: Great sound selection, incredible modeling abilities. CONS: Really requires the Sanpera Pro foot...

  • Blackstar HT Club 40 Review and Video

    The Blackstar HT Club 40 Tube Amp Delivers a Classic Mix of Clean and Crunch in a Well-Designed, Compact Unit. Finding a decent all-tube combo...