Amps and Effects for iOS
A small club amp from the British Invasion. The Brilliant 15 has all the jangle and chime needed for wonderful pop rhythms and spacey arpeggios. Cranked all the way up, there is just a hint of overdrive that goes with the dynamics of your playing. The single 12 inch speaker gives the Brilliant 15 a recognizable British pop sound, and the cab works well with other amps to give some of that famous jangle!
A classic rock and roll amp from the British Invasion. With jangly cleans, smooth overdrive, and a cabinet sporting two 12 inch speakers, the Boost 30 is ready to be your go-to amplifier! Inspired by a vintage Vox® AC-30 with Top Boost circuit, the Boost 30 takes the best characteristics of a classic rock amp and pushes them a bit more to make getting creamy overdrive lead tones even easier. This is just the amp for those stadium rock tones, without sacrificing the jangle or crunch that made the original so popular.
A vintage amp from the UK. The Rootbeer 30 is equally at home playing garage rock rhythm or country leads. With a high dose of sparkle, this amp specializes in clean and crunch tones. Inspired by a vintage Vox® AC30 from the Root Beer panel era in Fawn tolex, the Rootbeer 30 uses two 12 inch speakers to get clean twangs and roaring crunch tones with a distinctive high end.
A vintage jazz amp from the early days of electrified guitars. The 55 has plenty of cleans and only gets a little bit of smooth crunch when turned all the way up. Perfect for any clean guitar sound, but especially useful for a jazzy clean lead tone. Inspired by a vintage Gibson® GA55, the 55 amp uses a classic circuit to produce its full clean tones. This amp works well with delay and modulation pedals for a full, atmospheric clean wall of sound. The 55 cab has a very tight sound from two 12 inch speakers that lend a focused midrange to any amp.
The classic rock and roll amp. Inspired by the most popular British amplifiers, the 60 Slant churns out soaring leads, heavy palm mutes, and crunchy chords all from the same amp. If you want to clean up the amp, roll back the volume on your guitar and you get a chimey clean tone. The 60 Slant cab is a classic in its own right. Modeled after the Marshall® 1960A, the 60 Slant gives any amplifier an instant rock sound. With four 12 inch speakers, everything sounds better coming through a stack of 60’s!
A classic rock and punk amp from the UK, the 60 Straight is all about crunch. Play a power chord through this amp with the gain all the way up and feel the power cut through! The 60 Straight has a recognizable sound and feel that screams classic rock. Taking cues from Marshall® amps of the 1970s and 80s, the 60 Straight is perfect for classic rock, punk and metal from those eras. The Cabinet uses four 12 inch speakers with a wonderful gritty rock sound that shines when combined with high gain amplifiers for any style of music that needs screaming tones that cut through a mix. Don’t think this is a one trick pony, as the 60 Straight cab works well with clean amps as well, with a distinctive mid range tone great for rock and alternative music.
A vintage rock amp from the UK. The 100 Slant is made for classic clean and crunch tones from the 1960s. The amp starts clean and adds a thin crunch as the gain is turned up, without ever losing the basic character of the clean. Inspired by the Marshall® Super 100, the 100 Slant matches perfectly with single coil pickups to give a cutting rhythm tone without sounding muddy. The extra large cab has four 12 inch speakers for a monstrous sound from any amp.
A vintage rock amp from the UK. The 100 Straight is a crunch machine, with a solid low end and a responsive gain knob. Matched with overdrive pedals, it churns out stadium grade rhythm sounds and singing leads. Inspired by the Marshall® Super 100, the 100 Straight has a strong classic rock heritage. The Four 12 inch speakers have a tight sound designed to compliment overdrive and distortion, as well as any effects you can throw at it!
An American amp that specializes in clean and overdrive tones. The Blackface Lux excels at clean and overdriven tones, especially for lead work in blues, country, and rock. Inspired by a Fender® Vibrolux® from Fender’s Blackface era, the Blackface Lux shines for clean and crunch tones. The original amp started breaking into overdrive at such loud levels, many people modified their amps by removing two of the four power tubes to try and save their hearing. Adding an overdrive pedal before the amp helps get the tone dirty while keeping volume levels reasonable. The crystal cleans and loud volumes of the Lux have made it a staple of any amplifier collection, and the overdrive pedals that various artists ran into their Lux amps have become legendary.
A British take on the classic American Blues Amp. With a different midrange tone and power amplifier, the Brit Blues has its own distinct blues character that set the British blues guitarists apart sonically. The smooth overdrive and heavy tone of the separated cab became the blueprint of British rock and roll. With four 10 inch speakers, the Brit Blues cab has a tighter midrange than most full stacks, and works well for classic rock and blues tones.
A modern American blues amp. The Classic Blues is based on a classic tweed amp circuit, but with more gain available and a brighter sound. Inspired by the Peavey® Classic 40, the Classic Blues has four 10 inch speakers with a bright, punchy sound that works well with overdriven tones. Good for classic tweed sounds, it also gets more distortion for rock and punk sounds bordering on a British overdrive tone. Add an overdrive pedal and the Classic Blues is extremely versatile, covering any clean and overdriven sound.
A British high gain amp. The Closed Back has a dark tone while still retaining a tight low end, resulting in a pushed midrange that compresses as the Gain and Volume knobs turn up. Based on modern Marshall® amps, The Closed Back gets its distinctively aggressive tone from two 12 inch speakers that give any amp a tight low end response and British midrange growl.
A modern British high gain amp. The Closed Back Slant has more gain than vintage British amps without going over the top, and the closed back of the cabinet gives more low end focus for tight rhythm tone, even with the added gain. Great for rock, metal, and punk music, the Closed Back Slant cuts well with a grinding tone. The slanted cabinet has two 12 inch speakers despite looking like a stack of four 12s, and the distinctive cabinet gives the Closed Back Slant a powerful low end perfect for heavier music, with clarity and punch. Add some Cream Dream pedals and a Mid Scoop into the pedalboard and this amp turns into a metal monster!
A British rock amp. Custom draws inspiration from the guitar heros of the late 1960’s who pushed the envelope of loud music. They had custom amps made to bring their sound to larger and larger audiences at louder and louder volumes. A hallmark of these amps is a tone stack with a wide midrange, giving the Custom a classic crunch like no other. Turn down the Gain control and the Custom gives a jangly clean. Modeled after a vintage HiWatt®, the Custom cab sports two 12 inch speakers that give any amp a focused low end and mid range push.
A stylish vintage low-watt amp from the UK. The Deviator breaks up early for easy overdrive in both rhythm and lead playing. At lower gain, the Deviator gives a pleasant clean with plenty of chime and high end sparkle. Inspired by a distinctive vintage Watkins® Domintator®, the Deviator is a great amp for rock and roll, rockabilly, country, or other clean and bright tones. The Dominator was the inspiration of the famous 18 Watt circuit, despite only being 17 Watts. The sought-after crunch of the 18 Watt amps is here in the Deviator, combined with the cutting tone of the two vintage 10 inch speakers in the Deviator’s wedge-shaped cabinet.
An American high gain amp. The Gambler pumps out distorted tones best suited for metal and hard rock, but cleans up nicely when the Gain knob is turned down for a punchy, twangy clean. Inspired by a Mesa/Boogie® Maverick® Dual Rectifier, the Gambler uses two 12 inch speakers to get its modern scooped tone. This is the signature modern high gain sound. Adding a tube preamp pedal in front of the Maverick creates all the gain you will need for metal and extreme music.
A modern American boutique amp. The Meister is a moderate-to-high gain amp with a focus on versatility. Capable of soaring leads and sparkling cleans, this amp has a wide range of modern tones. Inspired by a Bogner® Shiva, the Meister has two 12 inch speakers that impart a distinctly modern sound to any amp. The Meister works especially well with multiple tube preamp pedals added in front, mirroring the original’s massive preamp stage of cascaded tubes.
A vintage clean solid state amp. The Nickeltone 64 has a pristine clean tone that sparkles. With the gain all the way up there is a small amount of overdrive that compliments single coil pickups for rhythm and lead sounds. Inspired by the Silvertone® 1464, the Nickeltone 64 shines in all clean applications, from lead to rhythm and even bass guitar! Add some chorus and you have a classic jazz solid state sound.
An American amp originally made for mail-order catalogs. This vintage budget amp screams with tube overdrive, while still retaining a smooth clean tone when the gain is turned down. Inspired by the sound of the original Silvertone® Twin Twelve 1484 with the two channels jumpered for more overdrive, the Nickeltone 84 has the sought-after fuzz tones that has made the original a secret weapon of recording studios.
An exclusive boutique amp. The One-Off sings with smooth overdrive through one amazing 12 inch speaker that gives it an amazingly clear tone through any amount of distortion. With the gain rolled back, the cleans are clear and punchy. As the gain knob turns up, the highs smooth out and overdrive takes over. Throw a boost pedal in front of the amp to show the One-Off in its element: pure overdriven bliss!
A solid state clean amp for pedal steel guitars. While meant for pedal steel players, the Pedal Steel amp is a great clean amp that makes the character of your guitar the predominant tone. The single 12 inch speaker excels at sparkling high-end clean tones with a pronounced mid-range. Inspired by the Peavey® Nashville,® the Pedal Steel is a great alternative to traditional guitar amps when finding a clean tone.
An American amp from Texas suited for country, rock and roll, and blues. The San Antone has plenty of bite and grit, with a clean tone that twangs and a responsive overdrive. This Southern amp is all about character! Inspired by the Alamo amps of the 1960s, the San Antone delivers a true vintage vibe through two 10 inch speakers. The cab retains its signature bite even when pushing out raw fuzz tones or loads of effects. Add a tube preamp or overdrive pedal and this amp churns out buzzsaw fuzz tones.
A vintage British clean amp. The Snakeskin has a unique jangle separate from other amps of the 1960s. This amp stays clean through most of the range of the Gain knob, with a great variety of cutting tones. Inspired by a vintage Selmer TruVoice amp, the Snakeskin only gets slightly overdriven even when cranked, the high end tones always cut through with percussive attacks and short sustains, making it great for rock and roll rhythm.
The classic American blues amp. From totally clean to crunchy break up, the Tweed Blues amp is the heart of American music from the 50’s and 60’s. Based on a vintage Fender® Bassman® with four 10 inch speakers, the Tweed Blues cab has the power of four speakers, but the tight low end of smaller speakers, making it extremely versatile. The Bassman was originally a bass amp designed to allow full frequency sounds through without getting muddy. Perfect for a full guitar tone!
A vintage American blues amp. The Tweed Deluxe is a clean amp that overdrives well as the Gain knob gets over halfway. The gritty overdrive tone is perfect for blues and classic rock and roll. Inspired by a vintage Fender® Deluxe, the Tweed Deluxe has one 12 inch speaker that nicely compliments the overdriven tones of the amp. Placing an overdrive in front of the amp delivers a classic rock and roll sound.
A vintage American practice amp. The Tweed Prince specializes in natural tube overdrive. With one 8 inch speaker, this amp is all about getting pushed to the limits. Inspired by a vintage Fender® Princeton®, the Tweed Prince is a small amp with few controls. As the Volume control goes up, this amp starts to break up and eventually roar with overdrive. The Tone control tames the brightness or lets through the full force of this little amp.
A classic American tweed amp. The Tweed Twin has the famous tweed clean sound, and adds a great overdrive as the gain gets turned up. Distinct from British overdriven amps, the Tweed Twin has a smooth overdrive with a wider mid-range perfect for classic rock and blues. Inspired by a vintage Fender® Twin® from the tweed era, the Tweed Twin sports two 12 inch speakers that just enough grit to any sound to cut through a mix. Great with clean tones, the Tweed Twin cab specializes in fuzz tones for a wonderful crunchy sound.
* GuitarTone includes many great sounding tones that are inspired by, not exact simulations or models of, the gear above. Product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Sonoma Wire Works. Trademarks are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds inspired the creation of GuitarTone.
Bogner is a registered trademark of Bogner Amplification.
Cry Baby is a registered trademark of Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.
Earthworks is a registered trademark of Earthworks, Inc.
Fender, Bassman, Twin, and Vibrolux are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Gibson is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Hiwatt is a registered trademark of Fernandes Company Ltd.
Marshall is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc.
Mesa and Maverick are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd.
Neumann is a registered trademark of Georg Neumann GmbH.
Neve is a registered trademark of AMS Neve Limited.
Peavey is a registered trademark and Nashville is a trademark of Peavey Electronics Corporation.
Royer Labs and R-121 are registered trademarks of Bulldog Audio, Inc. (Royer Labs).
Sennheiser is a registered trademark of Sennheiser Electronic Corp.
Shure is a registered trademark of Shure, Inc.
Silvertone is a registered trademark of Samick Music Corporation.
Tube Screamer is a registered trademark of Hoshino Gakki Co. Ltd.
Vox is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited.
Watkins Dominator is a registered trademark of Watkins Electric Music Ltd.
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