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Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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Overview

  • 2 channels and boost function for 4 footswitchable tones
  • Master section with low, high, reverb, and boost controls
  • Low and high EQ
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    $805.00
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    - $196.00
  • Your Price:
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Delivers legendary tube amp sounds.

The 2-channel, 60W Tech 21 Trademark 60 Guitar Combo Amp gives you the flexibility to create your own mind-blowing tones. Go from vintage to modern with 2 versatile channels. Boost function expands these 2 channels to give you 4 footswitchable sound options. The Tech 21 1x12 amp has a master section with low, high, reverb, and boost controls; low and high EQ; 12" speaker; built-in direct box for going straight into a mixer or recording gear, or tapping directly into PA monitors; footswitchable effects loop; headphone output; and more. Plus, the Trademark 60 acoustic guitar amp is lightweight for easy transport and heavy duty for total reliability.

Features

  • 2 channels and boost function for 4 footswitchable tones
  • Master section with low, high, reverb, and boost controls
  • Low and high EQ
  • Built-in direct box
  • Footswitchable effects loop

This is a hot amp, great for gigs and the studio.

 

Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 20"W x 17"H x 11"D
  • 36 lb.
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Tech 21Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 56 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (12)
  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Warm / comfy (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (10)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Unusually Awesome/Awesomely Unusual

    I got one of the first Trademark 60s back in the 90s because I had a gig in Manhattan that night and was amp-less. Tried it out in a store and was pleased with...Read complete review

    I got one of the first Trademark 60s back in the 90s because I had a gig in Manhattan that night and was amp-less. Tried it out in a store and was pleased with the tones and price. Couldn't believe how my Les Paul bloomed through Channel 1 in the club, truly amazing tone. In the audience was a very respected tone guru who worked/works with The Strokes and various other acts who use vintage equipment. He came up to me after the gig and asked what kind of vintage amp I was playing to get such awesome tube tone. He politely cursed me when I told him!

    Most people I know who own one, myself included, find that Channel 1 and a couple of pedals give us all the tones we need. I set mine with the drive up about 3/4, Bite engaged, and Punch about half. With a Tube Screamer in front, I can use my guitar volume to go everywhere from nice twang to beyond-Bluesbreakers creamy crunch and sustain. I absolutely love it. The 2-band EQ takes a bit of getting used to but it's very sensitive and flexibile.

    Even though a metalhead secretly lurks inside me, I don't have too much need for Channel 2 unless I want to do some nice ultra-sustainy leads. The Weep button makes almost any guitar I play through it sound like it was injected with a shot of Brian May Red Special--really rich harmonics.

    I like the footswitchable Boost function, which adds some clean volume for solos. The Link function is very cool too; it links the reverb with the boost, so when you kick in the boost the reverb makes your solo sound bigger. Also, the direct out is a great function not only for recording but running through the PA at a gig, no mics required.

    2 gripes (which I've managed to get around anyway): First, I wish there was a separate EQ for each channel. It can take some detailed tweaking to find the right tonal balance if you plan to switch between channels. This has turned out to not be much of a problem for me since I typically stick to Channel 1. Second, I wish there was an extension speaker jack. As it is, if you want to expand the sound, you can only run it to a Tech 21 Power Engine, which instead of just spreading the sound essentially turns this into a 120 Watt beast. (The 60 watts it already has are PLENTY loud; it easily hangs with a band.)

    Another few words about the tone... It's not a "modeling" amp, okay? You don't just push the Vox or Marshall or Fender button. It's solid state, not digital, and it's more of an "emulating" amp like the original Tech 21 Sansamp pedals. The SS circuitry, to my ears, gives a much more organic and authentically tube-like tone than any digital modeling amp I've heard. Here's the bottom line: it's not going to sound EXACTLY like any other amp. But especially in a band situation, where it's sitting in the mix, it gets close enough to be pleasing and functional, and as far as I'm concerned it offers so much flexibility that I don't care if it sounds "just like a Marshall" or "just like a Fender"--when I play it sounds Just Like Me playing through a great amp.

    Nice bulletproof metal footswitch with 1/4-inch jacks: major plus.

    And I REALLY dig that it weighs less than 40 pounds.

    Oh, and Loyd, Tech 21's technical guru, is friendly and helpful.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Average modeling amp

    I've had the amp for years and the tones are not for me. The reverb is very weak and noisy. No numbers on knobs to return to a sound you've had before. Good...Read complete review

    I've had the amp for years and the tones are not for me. The reverb is very weak and noisy. No numbers on knobs to return to a sound you've had before. Good overdrive breakup. However, the only use this amp has seen is guitar students plugging into it. It's good for a lot of people, but not me.

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    4.0

    Overall Satisfied

    By KC

    from Troy, MO.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Been playing for 50 years. Have more amps than I need, but this one kinda caught my eye and I figured I'd take a flyer on it.

      Was looking for a portable, 2 channel amp that had a tube sound without the tube drama. This amp has it in spades, but you have to dig for it. The active controls are different from most amps, a little movement either direction goes a long way. The pre-sets in the book are good....for a starting point. Plug your axe in, start turning knobs....when you hit the sweet spot, turn it up and go! Definitely not a "plug and play".

      IMO, the reverb is a little over the top. I usually set it around 10 o'clock and leave it there.

      Seems like it has enough "oomph" for jams and small gigs without being miked or run into the board, although you do have that option.

      Overall, nice little solid amp!

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tech 21 Trademark 60

      By GuitarDisciple

      from Downingtown, Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I purchased this amp here on MF in January 2013.

        I also own a number of solid-state amps from Fender, Roland, Line 6, Vox & Peavy, none of which every satisfied me since at heart I am tube & pedal guy, especially given that all of these were actually "digital" modeling amps.

        I thinned out my heard and in the end I settled on a Carr Sportsman, after selling off my Rambler & Mercury, and the Tech 21 TM60. Obviously the Carr amps set the baseline for me, which admittedly is a very high given their capabilities.

        Incidentally, to my ears the Carr Rambler is the best sounding amp I have ever heard and a monster platform for pedals. Unfortunately it is too loud for most of the venues I play in, yet alone rehearsal, so I decided to keep the more versatile Sportsman.

        So after selling off the balance of my Carr amps I was looking for an "analog" solid-state amp that I could use on gigs. It would need to produce very good tone with my pedals so that I could leave my relatively expensive Sportsman at home the majority of the time. Keep in mind that there is a significant difference between an analog solid-state amp and a digital (modeling) solid-state amplifier. So do some research before you make a decision. IMHO analog solid-state does a better job of reproducing tube tone. For me, I wanted tones as close to a good quality tube amp as I could get, which is obviously also analog. My research and personal experience proved that it would need to be an "analog" solid-state amp of it was even going to get close…

        The amp also had to be reliable, reasonably light weight and not something I would truly worry about if something happened to it in transport like I would my Carr amp.

        I did a bunch of research before pulling the trigger on the Tech 21 TM60. I liked the Sword of Satori by Pritchard Amps but could not get past the price tag being almost as much as the Carr Sportsman, even though Pritchard amps are still considered by many to be the best sounding solid-state amp available. The Quilter Pro 200 12" was interesting but I could not demo it and it did not have the track record of the Tech 21. So I took the plunge on the Tech 21 and I am very happy that I did.

        I have been using my TM60 for weekly rehearsals and gigs for nearly a year and a half and I am very pleased. I am so pleased that I am taking the time to write this rather long-winded review. :-)

        This amp doesn't sound digital or sterile like I found from other options when compared to a good quality tube amp. As a standalone amp you can very quickly dial-up tones from Fender clean to Mesa Boogie grind just as their ads say. In fact, for those around you unfamiliar with the TM60, unless you tell them, they typically assume it is a tube amp since the tone is that good.

        Of course, if I play all by myself through the Carr Sportsman in comparison, the Sportsman is clearly a far superior sounding amplifier. As it should be considering its value is 3+ times that of the TM60. But in a band situation, it is not so obvious. A trained ear will notice a difference during a solo with the band at a moderate volume, but even at that it would be fairly subtle. Otherwise no one would ever guess that you are playing through a relatively low cost solid-state amp.

        It takes pedals extremely well. I am pretty much a minimalist in the pedal category since I play in a band that does a lot of original folk & country music. We also cover Bonnie Raitt as well as Allman Brothers, for example. I also play a lot of Blues through this amp. This amp handles these genres equally well and I don't need a lot of pedals to coax the tones out of it that I need.

        My signal chain is as follows:
        1)Sonic Research Strobe Tuner
        2)AMT Electronics LLM-2 ZERO - Optical Volume Pedal
        3)Rockbox Boiling Point OD
        4)Diamond Compressor
        5)Maxxon AD999 Analog Delay
        6)Malekko Omicron Analog Chorus
        7)Tech 21 TM60

        The combination of these pedals and the Tech 21 TM 60 can produce nearly any tone most players would ever need, unless you are doing a lot of covers that may need some fuzz and wild delays, for example…

        It has no trouble cutting through the mix even with a heavy handed drummer; it is much louder that the 60-watts of analog solid-state rating might seem to indicate.

        I absolutely love the convenience of the ability to plug the TM60 directly into the PA – no need to mic it. It allows for an easy time to get the mix just right without worrying about mic placement, etc. I simply plug into the board and place the amp directly behind me for double duty as my monitor.

        I would also like to say that contrary to what I read in some reviews about the reverb, I found the spring reverb very natural and nice, if dialed in properly, without any audible noise. Of course, I rarely ever turn up the reverb past the 12 o'clock and typically leave it set at 9 o'clock position. So I suppose if you really crank it up, results could be different.

        I am often complimented by listeners and musicians on the tone of this rig, even when I simply decide to leave the pedal board home and plug straight into the TM60.

        I hope that this review helps if you are considering this amp.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Still love this amp after many years

        By Garden Variety Richard

        from Arroyo Grande, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Simple Useful Features

        Cons

        • Umm None

        Best Uses

        • Amplify Your Git

        Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I've had this amp for years now and have always loved it but, after not playing it in favor of my tube amps for a while, I recently fell in love with it again. It sounds great, looks great, has very useful and simple features, is a blast to play AND it's made in the USA! It's quite rare that a product inspires me to take the time to write a review but this one has done it. Cheers Tech 21

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent: My go to amp

        By BC 123

        from NY NY

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Need To Spend Time

        Best Uses

        • Practice Small Gigs

        Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        To the point: A great amp. SS or tube. All the sounds are in there. You must spend some time learning the controls. A little confusing at first, but once you get the idea you will love it. I used the sample settings in the manual after fumbling around for a few days. Then I could see and hear what a gem this is. AND no tubes to change, bias or pay for. A real bonus.....if you know what I mean! Tech support at tech 21 is first rate. And built in the USA. It's the first amp I use for practice and most gigs. And I have the usual tubed fenders, etc.. i can't say enough positive. Is it perfect? Of course not. But it is really a nice piece of engineering that delivers.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Amp!!!

        By rdj8607

        from Savannah, Georgia

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        This is an awsome amp, it will match Fender, Marshall, Vox, (I have played them all) and more. Most importantly it has tube tone, feel, and responsivness, and is completly customizable for getting your own tone, without the tube amp weight and maintenance issues. Also takes pedals perfectly. Literally one of the best equipment purchases I have made, I prefer this amp over any of the tube amps I have owned or played so far. It's also great for connecting to a PA, very quiet with excellent sound quality.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amplifier

        By Rude Boy

        from Asbury Park NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Long running hit from a great company. This thing solves a lot of issues for this picker. Light, versatile, top notch tone, loud, expandable. No tubes, no maintenance. Sounds as good as most tube amps and better than many. I'm done looking at amps, 'nuff said. This does all I need, just like it did for Les Paul! Love it, would buy again immediately. Play on guys.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Enough For Mr. Les Paul

          By korthouse

          from New Orleans

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Les Paul used this Amp for his gigs in N.Y. If it was good enough for the MASTER, it is certainly good enough for everybody else. I own this beauty and after many purchases during my 50 years of playing - I have finally found the last Amp I will ever need or want to buy. It brings out the very best in my Les Paul and makes my Strat chime and sing like it is made to do. The on-board sansAmp makes it a sinch for recording pure tones. The fact that it only weighs 38 pounds made in a no brainer.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect...

          By Sean

          from Franklin, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Bedroom
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I just love this amp. Every Tech 21 product I have ever owned was just right. All the tone you need without having to worry about playing at 11 to get the sound you want.

            Comment on this review

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Six-Year Follow Up

            By Electro-Shock Therapy

            from Baltimore, Maryland

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Flexible
            • Portable
            • Reliability
            • Responsive Eq
            • Superior Tube Emulation

            Cons

            • Plastic Input Jack Nut

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I enjoy following up with reviews, because I know fellow musicians and amateurs appreciate honest long-term assessments.

            I particularly agree with RichardDG from LA. The amp is not designed to model anything. Perhaps other amps ought to model THIS one, it's that unique and celebrated--I've asked musicians and technicians their impressions of the Tech 21 line with superlative comments from each one.

            So, six years later, I still perform and mic the Trademark 60 for recordings. It has survived rehearsals, performances, dings and doinks, drops and knocks...there's not a mark or scuff on it! The Celestion speaker has developed a wonderful warm, smooth output that honestly parlays the versatile tones possible with this amp. After six years, I'm still charged up about this great product...at the risk of sounding like I write marketing brochures for Tech 21 [;^)

            In the interim I purchased a used Fender Concert at a price I couldn't resist. Two distinctly different amps, each with a huge amount of character, distinctive tones, and musical flexibility. For recording, practicing and rehearsals, I go to my Tech 21 every time now.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Little Ripper

            By OneBadOtter

            from NY, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I like this little ripper. It's clean. Its LOUD. And the Lead Channel CRANKS all on its own. For practice/small gigs I would absolutely recommend this affordable little gem.

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