If you’re in the market for a serious, high-end guitar amp, then this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend has big savings on some of the hottest amps right now.
Sweetwater has taken $1,000 off of its JVM410H 100-watt 4-channel tube head. Guitar Center has a 15% off coupon on Bad Cat's Jet Black combo amp, a model that literally came out this week. And there’s 300 bucks off Universal Audio’s OX Reactive Amp Attenuator, the Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII, $330 off the MESA/Boogie Mini Rectifier 25 and much more. We've rounded up the best deals below. This Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (Note to leaders of commerce: can someone come up with a better name for this? Get your best people on it, yeah? Thanks) is seriously threatening our wallets and our hearing.
Bad Cat Jet Black: 15% off at Guitar Center
One of the amps that convinced Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi to switch from Axe-Fx and amp modeling back to tube amps. With four EL84 tubes, it's a monster and $360 cheaper at Guitar Center – doubly amazing, considering that it's only just been released...
MESA/Boogie Mini Rectifier 25:
$1,699, now $1,359
If a full-size Dual Rectifier is likely to cause you problems with your neighbours, this mini-MESA/Boogie is your answer. All the tone of the 90s classic is scaled down into a 25-watt tone machine that will work great for at home, in the studio and on stage. Especially at this price, with $330 off at Guitar Center.
Price check: Sweetwater $1,699
Kemper Profiler PowerHead 600W:
$1,999, now $1,849
Pairing Kemper's legendary Profiler with a 600-watt solid-state power amp, the Profiler PowerHead is essentially all the amp you need for the stage and studio, and comes with heaps of effects, too. Not only is it still, in our book, one of the best amps you can buy, this Kemper is one of the most powerful music-making tools on the planet, full stop. If you've ever wanted to take the plunge – with $150 off at Guitar Center this Black Friday – this is the time to buy.
Marshall amps: Up to $1,000 off
Marshall is a name that transcends the guitar itself, with the company's ubiquitous gold and black styling becoming synonymous with guitar amps in the popular sphere. There are some phenomenal savings in the Sweetwater sale at the moment, including $1,000 off of the JVM410H 100-watt 4-channel tube head and up to $700 off select guitar cabs.
Revv amps: Up to $300 off
Some of our favorite wall-shakers from Revv have received healthy price-cuts at Guitar Center for Black Friday, with $100 off the Revv G20, $200 off some of the company's best-selling tube combos, and an even $300 off the firm's ferocious 100 and 120W Generator models.
Mesa/Boogie amps: A massive 25% off
One of the biggest names in the guitar amp game has got a huge discount in the Sweetwater early Black Friday sale. With a healthy 25% off a range of tube combos and tube amp heads, you can get $340 off the fearsome Mesa/Boogie Mini rectifier and a massive $756 reduction on the Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:35 tube combo.
Don't see anything you like? Then have a look in our guide to the best guitar amps of 2023. Looking for an amp that's not going to break the bank? Here's our guide to the best amps under $500. And don't forget to check out our deals hub for the best Cyber Monday deals.
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