Epiphone Electar

Epiphone Electar Review

An absolute classic, re—imagined for the modern age.

The gorgeous styling of this amp is what makes it stand out. The Deco styling, combined with the gloriously vintage wood finish, means that it looks the best out of any of the amps we have tested. Your band mates will be instantly jealous when you show up to band practice with this amp!

All that vintage styling does not mean, however, that the amp sounds old. The electronics of this amp have been thoroughly updated. It offers all-tube amplification at an impressive 18W, making is more than loud enough for even the most raucous practice session.

This combination of vintage cabinet with modern electronics makes the amp sound incredible. There is nothing quite like all-tube amplification, especially if you are playing blues or jazz, and even when this amp is pushed to its limits it sounds clear and bright, with that warm sound that everybody associates with vacuum tube amplification.

In addition, this amp comes with some great features:

8 Total Score
Epiphone Electar

The gorgeous styling of this amp is what makes it stand out. The Deco styling, combined with the gloriously vintage wood finish, means that it looks the best out of any of the amps we have tested. Your band mates will be instantly jealous when you show up to band practice with this amp!

Durability
8.5
Design
7.5
PROS
  • The no-nonsense design of this amp is a great advantage. With some guitar amps, manufacturers feel obliged to pack the front panel with as many controls and features as possible. Whilst great for some musicians, the majority simply want an amp that will reproduce their sound accurately, and let the guitar do the work!
  • This amp has all the power you need. Whilst you may want a slightly bigger amp to play in large venues, the 18W offered here is more than enough for a practice amp. And, if you really want to keep the gorgeous vintage sound when you go out gigging, simply plug this amp into a PA system and get playing!
  • The push/pull boost on this amp is a great feature. It offers super high gain amplification, and sounds amazing. The distortion produced by this amp is difficult to sum up in words, but we are confident that if you go down to your nearest guitar shop and give it a try, you will be an instant convert!
  • It is hard to beat the sound of tube amplification. Even the most advanced amp simulators available today are not quite able to match the warm, vintage sound of tubes. If you are looking for an amp to reproduce classic 60s sounds, then this is the one!
CONS
  • Very few. If you break a tube, they can be difficult to replace, but be careful and this amp will give years of reliable service!
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