Blackstar ID:Core BEAM
On 12 November, members of the UK's Music Industries Association and other assorted luminaries will convene at the Hilton London Metropole hotel for the annual MIA Awards ceremony, at which the very finest new gear releases of the past year will be celebrated.
Once again, guitar amp of the year –sponsored by our sister magazine Total Guitar –is a hotly contested category. For the past month, we've been asking you to vote for a winner, and now, based on your votes, we can present the final shortlist.
Browse through the gallery for an alphabetically ordered rundown of the products that have made the top 10. We'll reveal the winner on Friday 13 November.
First up, a guitar amp meets music playback system…
“While the original ID:Core line provided the blueprint, we reckon Blackstar's nailed the desktop amp formula with the BEAM.”
5 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM review
(Reviewed in Total Guitar)
Fender Hot Rod DeVille ML 212
Hughes & Kettner TriAmp Mark 3
Marshall JCM 25/50 2555X Silver Jubilee Reissue
“A great reissue of one of the most coveted Marshalls - we'd love to see a 2554 combo version, too. After the perfect Slash tone? Time to live the dream...”
4.5 out of 5
(Reviewed in Guitarist)