We have all strolled around the music store, drooling over all the top quality guitar amps and gear, pondering which piece of kit we are going to get in debt for next. It’s an important decision but which piece of kit should you be choosing? Which is the best guitar amp for you to spend your well earned cash on?
Before we jump into our top 3 guitar amps we should set out the criteria we use to choose the best. It isn’t just about shear power and it isn’t all about spending as much money as possible. The best amps are not always the most expensive. In choosing our top 3 we have looked for build quality, value for money and most importantly great sound quality.
Our 3 choices of the world’s best amps are listed below.
Fender. Fender is one of the best known names in the guitar industry and they produce some of the best amps currently available on the market. From the Frontman to the Mustang to the Vintage, each Fender amplifier is of exceptional build quality and top performance. With exceptional quality and great value for money, you really can’t go wrong with a Fender Frontman.
Marshall. Another classic of the guitar industry is Marshall. Marshall has been creating top notch guitar amplifiers and gear for over 30 years and not only do their amps have great sound quality, but they look fantastic to. The 30 year anniversary edition is a bright purple number, an iconic piece of equipment. I bet Marshall didn’t see that coming when they were struggling to meet the demand back in 1965. The Marshall Class5 would be the model to buy with its simple controls and fantastic sound quality.
Vox. Vox offer a more classic look that guitar enthusiasts love. Their amplifiers look stunning and nobody can deny the build quality and sound reproduction. The Vox amps are described as ‘modern classics’ and you can see what they mean, they are beautifully crafted and the build quality is exceptional. They look like what your average Jo would expect a guitar amp to look like. The model to grab is the AC15CF1, a modern classic in every sense of the word.
Choosing the right guitar amp is an important task and not one that should be taken lightly. It could be the difference between a crisp, classic sound or an awful, distorted mess!