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Overview

  • 44 watts of power into 8 or 16 ohms
  • Tone switch toggles between a neutral, flat setting and a Musical top end boost
  • Maximum headroom potential
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  • MSRP:
    $200.34
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    - $50.08
  • Your Price:
    $15026

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Packing heat in your pocket.

The Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum guitar amp provides 44W of clean and natural power and also delivers true amplifier overdrive at the turn of a knob. From your pocket to the stage, the E-H 44 Magnum is a perfect gigging and practice amp. Despite being described as a "guitar head" the 44 Magnum has the character and control to work with any electric-powered instrument. Flip the brightness switch for a more defined top end. The Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum amp has the sweet tone of the legendary 22 Caliber but with an extra power edge that can make a difference.

Features

  • 44 watts of power into 8 or 16 ohms
  • Tone switch toggles between a neutral, flat setting and a Musical top end boost
  • Maximum headroom potential
  • Can be driven to a natural, true amplifier saturation
  • Fits in the palm of your hand

The 44 Magnum's sweet sound and extreme portability guarantee it to be an integral part of your rig for rehearsal, recording, or playing out. Order now.

 
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Electro-Harmonix44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great for digital processors

    I use a Boss GT-8 in my cover band. It is great for getting all the tones and effects of all the various artists. When this little gem came out, I was...Read complete review

    I use a Boss GT-8 in my cover band. It is great for getting all the tones and effects of all the various artists. When this little gem came out, I was overjoyed! Now instead of going direct into the PA or running my FX processor into my amp, I now can simply run through this into a 4 x 12 cabinet. I go from the guitar into the GT-8, then to a direct box which goes xlr into the PA and quarter inch into this 44 magnum, then out to the cabinet. I sometimes mic the cabinet if I don't wanna use the direct box, just depends on the stage I'm on. Anyway, this little amp drives my cabinet very well. It has plenty of clean power to do what I need. I did hook it up without any preamp and it sounded pretty good. It breaks up some when you crank it and has a nice warmth to it considering it is not tube driven. Will it get loud? You bet! It wont keep up with you non-dynamic super loud drummers or you 1000 watt bass players who want to blow the windows out. It is plenty loud for any clubs or auditoriums. In my experience, if you play louder than this amp, you'll get kicked out of most venues! I run it about a third of the way up at practice and can hear it fine. It is small and less expensive than a rack power amp and sounds really good. I cant wait to run my POD into it. The Boss GT sounds killer with it into a 4 x 12.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Simply not worth it...

    I bought this to use with my Kemper Profiling Amp and a Voodoo Amps 2x12 cabinet. I'm upgrading all of my equipment and needed a power amp. I was trying to avoid using a...Read complete review

    I bought this to use with my Kemper Profiling Amp and a Voodoo Amps 2x12 cabinet. I'm upgrading all of my equipment and needed a power amp. I was trying to avoid using a rack so i can have quick access to local shows. Get in, get out. I thought this would get the job done. I have read other reviews on this and they said it is way loud enough to compete with anything and great headroom.

    The bottom line...The 44 magnum is not worth the 150 you pay for it. It starts to break up around 9 oclock. So at any reasonable volume, say bye to your clean tones. For metal or heavy gain stuff, maybe its for you. The more breakup could be beneficial to you. But for me it was simply not loud enough, sounded EXTREMELY dull, even with the treble switch engaged, and was not able to access a clean tone worth my time. AT BEST, you could you use this in DIRE emergencies when your GOOD power amp fails you, and you just whip it out of your bag and connect it. That, i could see a use in... but it wont sound anywhere close. I immediately sent it back. MUSICIANS FRIEND: you're customer service is unmatched. Thank you. ELECTRO HARMONIX: This is the 3rd pedal that I've bought from you, and i will not be buying anymore. Thank you.

    I've come to realize, if you're running a profiler/modeler or whatever and play gigs, don't waste your time getting a solid state power amp under 200 watts. Higher wattage is always best for better headroom and unaltered cleans. Just turn down if you're too loud.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small but powerful!

    By SamuraIrish

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Practice Amp

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

    I typically lug around an extremely heavy Mesa/Boogie combo, but it is a major pain...and lets be honest, how often do you need 100W of power? Likely...never. I find that even at big venues, all you need is decent stage volume and the sound guy will take care of the rest. Bottom line... the 44 Magnum holds its own.

    I used this little amp with a few different distortion/overdrive pedals with amazing results. [Mesa Boogie V-Twin, Boss Dual Overdrive, Tech 21 California]

    At the first non-practice I used it, I plugged it into a borrowed 4x12 cabinet and started wailing. After a few minutes the sound guy started looking around then slowly walked over and said, "what amp are you playing out of???" I pointed to a small pedal on the ground, to which he replied, "seriously? amazing"

    That sort of response is what I get all the time.

    I won't say that this is the most amazing sound you'll ever hear.

    What I'm saying is that for the price/SIZE/use it is great at what it does.

    It is a great small amplifier for use with other pedals and can put out a great sound. Period.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    not quite an amp head

    By E LaschBro

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

    I bought this hoping to avoid buying an amp head, and given the choice, I think having an amp head is the better choice. I have a good amp to use this, but I live in a small studio apartment and can't crank the volume anyway. However, pushing the 44 Magnum past the nine O'clock position I get lots of volume but lots of unwanted noise too. It is small and easy to use though.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    killer little box

    By happycamper

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • This Little Box Kills

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

        Line 6, 44 Mag, 412 Marshall....sweet and simple.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Control From Across the Room, EHX A+++

        By Gulf Coast

        from Gulf Coast

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            Love you EHX. I am running the 12" speaker (35w Jensen) in my tube amp combo 15' across the room (with a 25' speaker cable) and it sounds great. I can control all my tones and volume on a end table in front my couch in the back room. I use the Magnum with one of my Tech 21 Character Series or AMT SS-20 preamp (plus other pedals). An injury keeps me from being able to go back and forth to tweak an amp. Now I can use an amp again (it's not 3 feet from my head). With the Magnum pushing a quality speaker it makes one hell of an amp. It is as worthy of recording as my preamps with a cab sim direct and my tube amp miked.

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            (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Simply not worth it...

            By SSFORETICH

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • No Headroom
            • Not Loud

            Best Uses

            • Backup At Best

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            I bought this to use with my Kemper Profiling Amp and a Voodoo Amps 2x12 cabinet. I'm upgrading all of my equipment and needed a power amp. I was trying to avoid using a rack so i can have quick access to local shows. Get in, get out. I thought this would get the job done. I have read other reviews on this and they said it is way loud enough to compete with anything and great headroom.

            The bottom line...The 44 magnum is not worth the 150 you pay for it. It starts to break up around 9 oclock. So at any reasonable volume, say bye to your clean tones. For metal or heavy gain stuff, maybe its for you. The more breakup could be beneficial to you. But for me it was simply not loud enough, sounded EXTREMELY dull, even with the treble switch engaged, and was not able to access a clean tone worth my time. AT BEST, you could you use this in DIRE emergencies when your GOOD power amp fails you, and you just whip it out of your bag and connect it. That, i could see a use in... but it wont sound anywhere close. I immediately sent it back. MUSICIANS FRIEND: you're customer service is unmatched. Thank you. ELECTRO HARMONIX: This is the 3rd pedal that I've bought from you, and i will not be buying anymore. Thank you.

            I've come to realize, if you're running a profiler/modeler or whatever and play gigs, don't waste your time getting a solid state power amp under 200 watts. Higher wattage is always best for better headroom and unaltered cleans. Just turn down if you're too loud.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            A MUST HAVE FOR MODELLERS

            By Bobby

            from Jersey Shore NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Great For Modellers
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            I've been using a Mustang 3 to gig with (which I love). I picked up a Mustang Floor and was looking for something affordable, light weight, powerful and clean to power it. The Magnum 44 is all of those. I'm blown away.. This is a must have for modellers. Especially Mustang Floor owners.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            tiny but powerful amp

            By Joe

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            I had watched youtube videos and read reviews multiple times on these. I even studied on the 22 caliber and also the AMT Tube Cake which is 3watts. I finally made off with one of these and then have been completely blown away so far. The pros: It is easy to assemble. It fits on my pedal board. It takes pedals extremely well. and to answer a question I saw on every video or review... yes this thing is plenty loud to gig with. I use a Crate V212B cab and have been completely baffled by how loud this 44w solid state amp can get. Whats awesome about this little guy is the natural overdrive breakup when the master volume knob is turned and how it reacts to your guitars volume knob also to clean it up a bit. I keep my amp around 10 and my guitars volume knob around 7 or 8 for a perfect clean tone and spin my guitar to 10 for a natural tube-esque breakup. This great sound is with cheap stock speakers and once I throw in my pair of Eminence Texas Heats this thing will shine!

            However, the only settings you have is a bright switch. A toggle switch, not a footswitch. it will crank your highs with a decent mid boost when engaged but this thing could use a little more EQ to get the right taste. but Meh... a lot of low watt tube amps don't have an EQ so this is hardly anything for me to really complain about. especially when the bright switch does subtly effect the tone of the amp. I prefer a good EQ stompbox anyway. It's a complete power amp in a nano stompbox enclosure, what more could you really expect from it??

            I would absolutely recommend this to someone else. Be it for a main amp or even just a backup amp as many others have found it's practicality to be of good use for. Once you find your sweet-spot, which I found in a couple of hours, you'll be good to go. If you like it overdriven, it's there. If you like a smooth warm clean, it's there. If you like a clean-ish tone with some audible crunchy... yup, it'll do it.

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            5.0

            Happy......Eventually..........

            By Terry Murphy

            from New Jersey

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            Okay, I was disappointed at first......the first 44 Magnum I received came DOA and had to be returned. I was assured that this was a one-off situation, but because of a time crunch, I could not wait for a refund and replace (what I was told they needed to do because I paid with Paypal). So I had to order another 44 Magnum from another site because I needed it right away. But the 44 Magnum itself is a compact MONSTER. I can't push this thing to it's limits. Plugged directly into it first, and the sound was clean, clear, and precise. Some warm overdrive, but only at VERY high volume levels. Once I plugged my preamp in, it was pure ecstasy. I'm impressed with this. I envisioned it as a practice rig only, but I can certainly see using this as a convenient gigging rig when needed. VERY impressed!!Pro
            Simple and straighforward controls. Nothing fancy. The "Bright" switch is a nice enhancement.
            Solidly built, and very light.
            A 44W, compact, light, portable, power amp......that delivers all the power you need with room to spare for $150.00?? Yeah, it's a GREAT value!

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            5.0

            Get this.

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            I just got this to have a good sounding, easy, not heavy rig. I got this and a 1x12 cab. I was assuming I'd need to mic it for rehearsal and for gigs, but don't care. My old Peavey JSX's were getting annoying to cart around and only turn up to 2 on the master volume. When I plugged this in and got around the same volume level as my old amps, and with the volume on 9 o'clock I was a bit surprised. Rest assured, this thing is loud. I doesn't look possible becaue of its size, but it is really, really loud. Anyway, I have this on my board after a Boss DS-1 and a Morley Wah. Good to go. I can't wait for the confused look on my band members faces when this little box blows their ears out.
            It doesn't have much, but it has exaclty what it needs.
            This is a metal brick with a knob. I think it's going to stay around for awhile for sure.
            It's affordable and really packs a punch.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            EHX 44 MAGNUM!

            By Klarissa Bilae

            from Doha, Qatar

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier:

            This tiny little amp is SO Loud! I could'nt get it past 9'0 clock without having to disturb my housemates. I ran this with a Randal RD112 speaker cab, a Boss EQ Replica and a Boss MT-2 then BAM! I just could not believe how much sound i was getting from this freakin' little thing and I barely even touched the volume knob!. Recommended for bedroom/ garage players and gigging musicians looking for a portable solution to their rig. Can't wait to run an AMT SS-20 preamp and a Maxon OD 808 with this true "tiny terror".

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