From tiny desktop amps to do-it-all modelling machines and tasteful vintage-aping valve combos, there has never been a better choice of affordable amps available.
Of course, a low price point is nothing without a strong tonal performance, so in this gallery we've gathered every amp reviewed in the last four years (and still available) that scored at least 4.5/5 in our stringent reviews process.
We believe these amps represent the best bang-for-your-buck value in the world today - ideal starting points for beginners, those looking for a small 'at home'/studio boxes and, of course, those among us who just can't help themselves. Happy browsing...
#1:Blackstar ID:Core BEAM
The BEAM concept is simple: it's a more compact entry in the ID:Core line, packing the same principle electric models and adding Bluetooth for wireless music playback.
It doesn't stop there, though: the BEAM is also Blackstar's first product for acoustic and bass players, with two acoustic preamps, a pair of bass voices and two acoustic sims for your electric, too.
"While the original ID:Core line provided the blueprint, we reckon Blackstar's nailed the desktop amp formula with the BEAM."5 Stars
FULL REVIEW: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM review
BUY: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music | guitarguitar
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Star's Music | Woodbrass