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Electro-Harmonix 44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier   

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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. F...Read More

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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 21 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

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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4.0

Pleasantly surprised

By 

from Wilton CT

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

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

    Bought this strictly as an emergency back up to a 60 watt Fender Concert. Never used in a gig setting but now use as my rehearsal rig. I run my pedal board into the 44 calibre and run that into a small cabinet with a 12" Celestion. Without a doubt enough power for our three piece rock band. My only con would be not enough clean headroom as the Fender. But other than that I would use at gigs as well. At least I don't have to worry about not having a capable back up amp.

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    5.0

    Excellent for guitar amp modeling.

    By 

    from Phoenix Arizona.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

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

      I have owned a Boss GT-100 and searching for good fit for my amp models. I use a custom made birch cabinet with a Celestion Vintage 30 G-12 and wanted to capture that specific speaker sound with the excellent amp models I get on the GT-100. I have tried going direct into stage monitors and mains which did not have that tube warmth going in to a Marshall DSL15H which added the tube warmth but, colored the sound.
      I did my research and was ready to shell out a lot of money for a tube power amp until I stumbled on this little jewel.
      Not only is louder than I really need so what I get head room. It also has the tube amp sag and the break up where it is need and contrary to other opinions the 44 Mag can get downright clean.
      I am trying it out on gigs this weekend and I am sure from what I have heard in my studio that it will perform.
      Great for modeling amp applications best practices is to lower down the patch level and crank the 44 Mag to get the most out of it.

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      5.0

      WELL WORTH IT!!!

      By 

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

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

        This thing is awesome! Practice, quiet rehearsals, the coffee shop gig, even the regular gig with a relatively quiet drummer, this works great. The reviewers that say it's not loud enough are expecting too much. The reviewers that say it distorts too easily are a bit off too. I begin to get overdrive/distortion If I turn it past noon, but left of that is clean as a whistle and plenty loud. I play bass through it and my tone is just about as good as my GK rig or my Hartke Kickback (both of which sound awesome too). (My wife thought it was the GK from the next room.) If you're trying to avoid your "regular" amp at the gig with the hard-hitting drummer, you may be expecting too much. But if you've got a quiet gig (and drummer) this amp will work wonders.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Backup power amp

        By 

        from Gilbert AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

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

          This is a Fantastic backup power amp when you need one. I use a Digitech GSP 1101 preamp and typically a Carvin power amp. The Carvin blew last week and I've had to put this into use now. I've used it before in such situations and it works great. For the price, size, and surprising power it provides, it's great for a weekend warrior like me (cover band).

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Small but powerful!

          By 

          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 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          not quite an amp head

          By 

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          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 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          killer little box

          By 

          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 

              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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                  (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Simply not worth it...

                  By 

                  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 

                  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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