Nevertheless, solid-state amps do have some advantages in that they’re lighter, more compact, and usually way less expensive than comparable tube amps. And a bonus to having all that silicon-based technology spinning under the hood is that today’s solid-state amps often feature onboard DSP.The 30-watt 1x10 combos from Crate, Hughes & Kettner, Kustom, Marshall, and Tech 2 that were chosen for this group review all fall into the analog category—as none employ digital-modeling technology—yet they all offer either digital effects and/or analog-generated amp and speaker emulations. While there’s no arguing that these amps have impressive features for their incredibly low street prices, what really matters is how they sound. To find out, all of the GP editors were tasked with evaluating these amps in our sound lab and other locales using a variety of instruments, including Fender Strats and Teles, Gibson and Epiphone Les Pauls, a Fernandes Ravelle, and a PRS McCarty.
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