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A selection of great mid-priced combos that won't let you down on the road.
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Michael Brown (Total Guitar)December 11, 2013, 12:00 GMT
T-Rex has managed to satisfy fans of the original, while adding enough new features and versatility to entice players who have yet to pay a visit to Alberta.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)November 28, 2013, 12:00 GMT
If it's skyscraper-demolishing metal tones you're after, the LT Metal has to be top of your list.
Dave Burrluck (Total Guitar)November 27, 2013, 12:00 GMT
The Cigar Box Guitar is hardly essential, but it has an undeniable appeal, and it's fun.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)November 26, 2013, 16:00 GMT
If you're after a highly tweakable chorus, delay and reverb pedal, the MS-70CDR is a worthy investment.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)November 26, 2013, 12:00 GMT
All the LT Pedals are impressive, but the Dual's range of tones makes it worth the extra cash.
Dave Burrluck (Total Guitar)November 25, 2013, 12:00 GMT
The BE Guitar is undoubtedly one heck of a visual statement, but for the money, it plays well and the tones it produces are more than acceptable.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)November 22, 2013, 16:00 GMT
There are bountiful tones to be uncovered here, from mid-heavy British crunch to smooth American distortion, with plenty of sweet spots in between.
Stuart Williams (Total Guitar)November 22, 2013, 12:04 GMT
Overall, though, this is one hell of a rock guitar. It feels weighty, has almost over-engineered hardware, and sounds the business.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)November 21, 2013, 16:00 GMT
With a valve-like response and huge amount of volume on tap, the Drive is insanely good value for money.
Trevor Curwen (Total Guitar)November 21, 2013, 12:00 GMT
The 45000/controller combo is by no means a cheap option, but that multi-track functionality is seriously impressive and could be exactly what experienced loop fiends are looking for.
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