It's impossible to overstate the impact of guitar amplification on the history of popular music. The amplified electric guitar gave early rock 'n' roll pioneers power to harness the crackle of electricity and set the world alight. Many decades may have passed, but that fire has never gone out.
Here in late 2011, regardless of genre, electric guitarists have more choice when it comes to amplification than ever before. On MusicRadar we've previously rounded up the best amps for heavy metal and blues players, but this time we cast the net wider still.
After compiling a shortlist from your nominations, nearly 8000 of you voted in our poll to crown the best electric guitar amplifier available in the world today. Kicking things off at number 20 is an amp that's got some high profile pulses racing of late...
Lazy J Model 80
Jesse Hoff's Tweed Fender-inspired creations are things of genuine beauty, and Joe Bonamassa, Paul Weller and Pete Townshend are just a few of the stars that have recently taken them out on the road.
The Model 80 is a enough amp for any stage, but you might find the smaller Model 20 better suited to pubs and club gigs.
Read our Lazy J Model 80 review here
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