Peavey ValveKing 20
Aside from impressive clean and drive tones from a pair of EL84s, this revamped combo has switchable wattages, a microphone- simulated XLR output, USB recording out and digital reverb.
This diddy combo produces iconic Dual Super Lead roar, thanks to two channels and 6V6 power valves.
Tone-shift and deep switches help to dial in huge sounds, while you can switch the 15-watt output to 7.5.
Combining elements of the Thunderverb, Dual Terror, Rockerverb and Rocker 30, this EL84-loaded Orange is versatile, with two channels, full- and half-power switches and the dirty channel’s shape control.
Blackstar HT Club 40
With two EL34s and a Celestion speaker, you know how the HT Club will sound.
As well as crunchy overdrive, the clean channel’s voice switch enables Class A performance for crystalline shimmer, too.
Mesa Engineering Recto-Verb Twenty-Five
This 1x12 has unbeatable construction and portability, with the option of vintage- or modern-voiced cleans, both delivering EL84 sparkle.
Switching over to the dirty channel yields compressed drive sounds.
Victory V10 The Baron
Ex-Cornford designer Martin Kidd is behind this 10-watter.
There's a midrange-y drive and top-end chime from 6L6 and EL84 power valves. It’s louder than you’d think, thanks to a Celestion Vintage 30.
BUY: Victory V10 The Baron currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music
Egnater Rebel 30
This portable combo boasts features and tones that amps double the price would struggle to match, thanks to mixable EL84 and 6V6 power valves, variable wattage and silent recording output.
Hayden Dual MoFo 15
Fender Blues Junior III
Since its introduction in 1995, Fender's Blues Junior has become one of the world's most popular amps, but along the way it's also become one of the most modded, with reams of forums discussing ways to 'improve' the compact combo.
Accordingly, The Big F has updated the format over the years, and the Blues Junior III, launched in 2010, features a number of additions that have gone down well.
Vox AC15 Red Limited Edition
If you're looking for an amp that typifies the early Brit Invasion sound, then the AC15 is the one.
This special limited-edition version of the modern AC15, which comes in a super-cool retro Garnet Red vinyl, with Tygon grille cloth and a Celestion V-Type 12-inch speaker.