Gear of the Year RESULTS: Best Amplifier of 2013 Revealed

The results are in, and we can reveal the top five amps of 2013   03-Dec-13

2. 65 Amps Producer 6L

We're getting close to the top spot now, and in at number two is the 65 Amps Producer 6L. What a beauty it is.

It's a 28-watt twin channel amplifier, with a surprisingly chiming clean sound even at high volume levels, and a classic rock and roll overdrive sound.

Dan Boul and co have long been producing beautiful amplifiers in California, but the guys announced to SonicState earlier this year that they had moved to a bigger premises and would upping their production, also bringing down costs (always good news).

Everyone involved with 65 Amps has an infectious love and obsession with getting the exact tone in their heads when they set out to build an amplifier, and we're big fans of the accuracy and attention to detail when it comes to nailing old school sounds.

There are few amps in the world that cut through a mix like 65 Amps do, so we tip our hats to everyone involved.

At around $3500, the 65 Amps Producer 6L isn't cheap, but as far as boutique American amplifiers go, it's pound-for-pound one of the best on the market... and the best thing? It's got a little bit of British heart to it.

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Johnny Bones    Said...

The results of this survey really don't count for much in my opinion. They may all be fine amps but whether one is better than another is so subjective. The reason I say that is because it depends on who votes. If it was a bunch of metal players then they'll pick a certain amp. There's also the possibility someone could post a zillion votes for one particular amp since there was no need to register to vote. I also suspect votes went out for amps people don't even actually own. Whatever...

03-Dec-13 05:13 PM

Jimmy Page    Said...

Overpriced. Much better amps out for WAAAAY!! less

03-Dec-13 11:20 PM

GuitarinG    Said...

Awesome! Whoop!

04-Dec-13 11:51 AM

Simon    Said...

MI Audio Revelation and Megalith Beta. Flog all of these things.

15-Dec-13 09:55 PM

OxenBen    Said...

I have owned this amp since june. Absolutely love it, althought it is VERY bright, I have my treble knob almost all the way down, the mid is glassier than i am used to . I have a Moog Drive pedal in front for some boost/drive and when i want to really push it I have a vintage EHX Hot Tubes that really really makes this amp shine! On stage the valve switch and half power switch are both life savers as some sound guys see me take this out of the case and give me quite an evil eye. They have been shocked how well the internal attenuation works. A+ amp in my book.

19-Jan-14 06:55 PM

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