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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
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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 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (10)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Warm / comfy (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), 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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    (3 of 4 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

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent: My go to amp

    By BC 123

    from NY NY

    About Me Experienced

    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.

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Amp!!!

    By rdj8607

    from Savannah, Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    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 6 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.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 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.

          Comment on this review

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unusually Awesome/Awesomely Unusual

          By RichardDG

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is an awesome guitar amplifier!

            By bluzenboogieman

            from western new york state

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

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

              I'm 66 years old and have owned many guitar amplifiers including boogie, fender, peavey and carvin. The Trademark 60 is the sweetest sounding amp I've ever owned. It is (IMO) one incredible amplifier.

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