Line 6 Spider Jam Amp

First of all, as far as features go, this amp gets 10/10!  With built in jam tracks, tons of preset tones, a dozen amp models, effects, a tuner, and more, this amp has just about everything a guitarist could wish for in a practice amp.  There is a little bit of a learning curve getting all these features to work.  Most guitarists will probably  figure out how to use their favorite features and leave it at that.  At 75 watts, this amp has enough power to play smaller gigs, or with your favorite drummer, but it really excels as a practice amp.  I am not sure I would want to subject mine to frequent transport.  The plastic knobs seem a bit fragile.  While it doesn’t have the warmth of a tube amp, the built in tones sound great, and the variety of sounds you can get from one amp is amazing.  The jam tracks are one of my favorite features.  For any guitarist that wants to learn to play better leads, this amp is valuable tool. If you are looking for a full featured practice amp, than this is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

Mark Bass Mini CMD 121P Review

I have been playing more bass than guitar lately.  This amp is one of my favorite pieces of equipment.  It weighs only 29 pounds.  I can easily manage to carry the amp in one hand and my bass in the other.  With 300 watts (500 when driving a cabinet), it has plenty of power.   It has a very clean sound that lets the sound of your instrument come through.  It sounds particularly good with my passive pickup basses.  If you are looking for an easily portable amp with enough power for most gigs,  I highly recommend checking these out.

Markbass Mini CMD 121P 1x12 Bass Combo Amp