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Tech 21 Trademark 60 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

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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
Headphone output

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

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 63 reviews)

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Pros

  • Portable (18)
  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Warm / comfy (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good power output (13)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Amateur recording (9)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tech 21 Trademark 60

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Amp, But Speaker Issues

I've been using these amps since the late 90's. Recently I have blown 3 of these amps in a 10 year period. I do about 40-80 gigs a year give or...Read complete review

I've been using these amps since the late 90's. Recently I have blown 3 of these amps in a 10 year period. I do about 40-80 gigs a year give or take.
Absolutely love the sound, ease and versatility of this amp, but I'm started to think to look elsewhere. For a studio or around the house amp I would recommend this amp. For a working musician I would not.

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(29 of 29 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.

    (19 of 19 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.

      (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Enough For Mr. Les Paul

      By korthouse

      from New Orleans

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      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.

      (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Major Surprise

      By Russianelvis

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

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

        I have been playing guitar for 20+ years and have had the good fortune of amassing a collection of over 20 amps that include Carrs, Dr Z's, a few Mesas, Oranges, etc - in short, very high-end stuff. This Trademark amp is my favorite. Why? Well, let's put cost aside for a second. Yes, I have a couple of amps that cost 5x as much, but cost is not always a good way of predicting quality or value. SS technology is cheaper to produce and that explains the price difference. This amp has an amazing variety of tones. Don't tell me it doesn't have "tube" tone. I can't hear or feel the difference. I can't say the same about modeling amps (of which I also own a few). This feels as organic and plays as well as any amp I have ever played, and the depth and breadth of tones is remarkable with just a few twists of the knobs. In short you can get any tone you need out of this amp. With a few pedals for your favorite effects, you have a killer rig. I play it with a power engine 60 for some extra oomph, but on its own it's very loud. But here is where it sets itself apart - the direct out sounds unbelievable, meaning you can get great tones without blasting the amp or using a mic, and the boost feature which adds a tone of adjustable volume to the sound on either channel is brilliant for solos. Personally I can get any sound I want out of this. I usually add a wah and maybe a Univibe or chorus and I have all I need. Great amp at any price. Sometimes less is more. I love the sound of tube amps and this trademark feels and sounds like the best of them.

        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tech 21 Trademark 60 Guitar Amp...it's mine and you can't borrow it. Ever. Period.

        By 1gytrpykr

        from Spring, TX

        See all my reviews

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

        I have been playing guitar for over 30 years, and I had never heard of a Tech 21 amp until December 30, 2011. I was making a run through my local music store and noticed a nearly brand new Tech 21 TM 60 sitting on the floor. In 30 years, I have owned several amps, but when I plugged in to this little amp and set it up for one of the Tele's hanging on the wall, I knew that I had stumbled upon something very special. I went home and Googled the TM 6 this thing has plenty of reviews, youTube videos, and magazine articles. I did my research, and bought the amp. This amp sings. I play a Nashville Telecaster and a Parker P38. With just a couple of tweaks, I can go from Merle Haggard to Lynyrd Skynyrd to John Mayer or anything in between. The difference in this amp and the other amps that my friends and I play through is striking. I've only played out with it twice since buying it, and I've already gotten comments and questions about it. The Channel 1 "Punch" and the Channel 2 "Growl" were a little confusing at first {Bite, Punch, Growl, Weep - sounds like one of those werewolf / vampire movies...} but they are mid's for the most part. I was also a little intimidated by the balanced Direct Out - I am used to mic'ing my amps and I didn't expect to use the Direct Out. I noticed that the sound coming form the Direct output is great. I may not use a mic again. The only way to understand the options and the sounds you can get from this amp is to go to youTube, put on your earbuds, and check out the sounds. This is a great amp for practice or for gigs. It is NOT a modeling amp. There are NO "canned" sounds. Everything sounds incredibly authentic and smooth - it breaks up amost exactly like a tube amp. It sounds great with humbuckers or single coils, but I am partial to the single coils. The "Boost" button on the footswitch is great for getting the perfect lift on solos. The spring reverb is soooo nice and very controllable. Overall, I have never been happier with a guitar amp. I say you need to get one of your own.
        I would like to see numbers on the dials. A nit-picking request, but I had to find something negative.
        Very well put together. Awesome "vintage" look that turns heads. Only 36lbs soaking wet (just kidding - don't get it wet...). Here's a small but great feature - the included footswitch takes a 1/4" jack into the footswitch AND into the amp, so you pick the length for the footswitch cable. If you need 5 ft, make it 5. If you need 20 ft, make it 20.
        This amplifier is a great value if you can find one for a deal. Full Retail is a little pricey.

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amplifier

        By Rude Boy

        from Asbury Park NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Six-Year Follow Up

          By SeaBass4Lunch

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

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          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.

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great SS amp, not perfect

          By Santos

          from New England

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

          I gigged with this amp for probably 3 years (basically until I could afford a tube amp). It sounds very good for clean to mild breakup. I never could get along with the lead channel - just too dark, overall. THe main issue with this amp is that the very (very very) responsive treble & bass controls are global, and each channel has its own mid control. So, the eq I needed to make CH1 sound like I wanted just made CH2 unusable. To me, anyway. Not a huge deal. It takes pedals pretty well.Overall, this is a bulletproof, good sounding SS amp that will likely never let you down, and it's relatively light, so you won't kill your back moving it around. You won't embarrass yourself with the tones you get, and you'll at least be able to find ONE good to great one as your building block for your pedals.On the downside: well, I now have a Peavey Delta Blues that I like better. It takes pedals better, the clean sound is better and overall I'm just happier with the tone.The Trademark 60 is a great amp. I still own it, and it's a good, reliable amp to keep as a backup. I've also run acoustic guitars through it with good results. Again - the tone controls are extremely versatile and effective, so that's no surprise. But, I found that the "one base tone" I use as the foundation for my pedals out of my Peavey is "better", to my ears.You could do worse than this amp, and it will never die on you, or even hiccup. The quality is absolutely topnotch.

          (9 of 11 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

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Player's Amp

          By Not a Tone Freak

          from Longmont, CO

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

          If you want true "tube warmth" - buy a tube amp. If you and/or your listening audience can't tell the difference anyway, this is the amp for you. Has really good tone, unlike a "modeling" amp which sounds synthetic to me. I own Line 6 stuff and this baby just sounds better. Cleaner clean, less mud-ier distortion. It's also pleasantly light weight.This is a best of both worlds solution. Best tube sound without tube hassles. I also own a Boogie MkIV. I'm not a tone freak. I focus on playing and learning guitar. I gig to entertain people and I like to keep it simple. I'm satisfied with this product and will probably get the Power Engine to boost the sound when needed. Look, when the Allman Brothers call you to replace Warren Haynes, go out and buy a couple Soldano heads and 4X12 Marshall cabinets. After all, you're finally good enough to deserve top-notch pro tube equipment that your tech will maintain for you while on the road. Meantime, be realistic. This Tech21 amp is fantastic for you TODAY. Now stop reading and go practice. I'm sure Gregg will leave a message if he wants to talk to you bad enough.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Darn good, but not great.

          By zarco

          from Minneapolis, MN

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

          I gigged with this amp for 3 years. Never broke down, never needed repairs, never let me down. Versatile, it is. You can dial in all sorts of tones that you never thought possible with just two channels. My problem with the amp is that none of the tonal products of its versatility sound truly great. Several reviewers, as well as the company web site, claim that this amp sounds like a tube amp. It doesn't. It's somewhat duller than that cut-through-glass tube sound. In general, when playing with the full band, when the going gets loud, this baby struggles to cut through. Not an issue of volume, but of tone. I know I've spent half this review harping on the negatives, and that's quite misleading. This amp is terrific and a great buy for the price.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          finally got solid state right

          By lennonlover

          from Central Pennsylvania

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

          This little bugger is Awesome! Tech 21 Trademark 60 1-12 replaced my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. While that was a GREAT Amp, I could'nt always turn it up enough to get the right sound. This thing actually gets a better sound at a lower volume and with HALF the weight! My back is loving it. Don't get me wrong, it can get really loud. Turn it up and it will blow you away,it just does'nt have to.Only reason I gave it a 4.5 is I wish it had seprate tone controls for each channel. I am not one who likes to futz with knobs all night. Set it and forget it. 2nd channel comes out a little dark for me unless you turn tone knobs when you change channels. I do not. Put you'r favorite pedal if front and let er rip. Still an awsome sounding amp. If you want to play mostly marshall or Boogie sounds, than that second channel is made for you with a little tweak of the tone. Cleans are better than the Fender if you can believe it. Advice: Get your owners manual and try their suggested settings and youll be amazed. These controls don't work like you are used to. Little different, but in the long run you'll be amazed. Best money I ever spent.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Classy, versatile tones

          By RockU2Death5150

          from Moorhead, MN

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

          This is most likely one of the best amps out there. And I'm not saying "for the price". I'm saying PERIOD. Plenty of power for practice, enough power for stage and the functionality to run direct or mic'd up. Tones to get through any kind of tune you've got in your catalog. Effects loop to run any and all pedals. All analog design. Made in America. What more can you ask for?
          Very responsible controls for bass/treble, along with specialty buttons to get any tone you can imagine. Built-in SansAmp out (XLR) with ground lift works well. Quality spring reverb applies itself well to any style of music.
          Sturdy build. Metal-housed pedal with heavy-duty buttons. Awesome speaker.
          For a 60-watt solid-state 2-channel amp with a 12" speaker, you really can't go wrong. This amp will last you forEVER.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pleasantly Surprised

          By BigMike

          from New York, NY

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Shockingly excellent amplifier. For an analog/solid-state amp the range and quality of tone is simply amazing. Super lightweight, compact and portable, this has become my "do it all" amp from rehearsal to auditions to performance. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the amp's controls and in no time you'll dial in a variety of hard, soft, scooped, clean, crunchy, smooth, driven tones for nearly any musical situation you're likely to encounter. Not too happy with the cheap plastic components but at this price point I will have to live with it.

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Amp!!!

            By rdj8607

            from Savannah, Georgia

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            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.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Still dropping jaws after many years

            By JasonB

            from Linden, VA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I bought my TM60 about 12 years ago and it's still the most reliable, most user-friendly, most rewarding amp I've ever owned. It's got plenty of swat to hang with loud drummers (but making use of the built in D.I. is ALWAYS a great idea.. it sounds awesome). I currently have a Vox AC30, Blues Junior, Egnater Rebel 30 (which I thought would be my new "do everything" amp), and an old Marshal tube amp and each, although they're great amps with their own signature character, has let me down in terms of limited usefulness and/or maintenance issues. Every gigging guitar player who's heard this thing loves it, and to make what I think is the most relevant comment about the amp, the vast majority of folks in the audience don't give two wits about 'boutique tone'. If I get 90% of the way to emulating a particular "signature" tone, that's good enough. But in my opinion, the TM60 actually does a lot better than that, anyway. Honestly, it sounds better than a lot of "those" amps, anyway... no need to worry about emulating other amps (this is NOT a modeling amp, though, to be clear). If that's what you need, this can do it, but you'll appreciate the differences, and what this amp can do on its own, I promise.

              To truly maximize portability/convenience (lugging lots of gear gets old fast), I'm thinking on downsizing/simplifying even more and getting its 30W little brother, since the groups I play with usually have live sound, with monitors... being able to get a great tone out of the DI and into the monitors (and thereby not have to depend on stage volume) is very handy. These amps can get so clean that I can use them with pretty much any kind of guitar/pickup/style of music.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic amp, extremely versatile

              By shredding423

              from Chattanooga, TN

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                Holy cow, this amp is awesome! The active controls offer infinite tone shaping and sounds. The punch and drive in particular on channel 1 are very sensitive and nuanced. You have to spend some time tweaking the controls to dial in the right combination for your setup but once you do, you'll know. It takes pedals well and the effects loop sounds great. The xlr out works and sounds great and is very convenient for live applications. The instructions give you some great suggestions to dial up blackface, tweed, vox, marshal, etc. so a good place to start. The two channels share tone controls but you can dial in a happy medium if you want to use both. Boost function works and sounds great as well. I could keep going but to sum it up, this amp for what Tech 21 says it can and more. Buy it, your tube amps will be jealous.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Overall Satisfied

                By KC

                from Troy, MO.

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                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!

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is an awesome guitar amplifier!

                  By bluzenboogieman

                  from western new york state

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                  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.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Amp

                    By mtown

                    from Venice, Florida

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

                    If I had it to do over I would buy this amp again.
                    I currently own a Roland Cube 30 and Cube 80. These are good amps but the digital amp modeling just didn't have the sound I was wanting to hear. I bought this amp solely based on reviews and sound samples. Not the best way to audition an amp. So I took a chance and ordered one. I have 3 electrics, one single coil and 2 with humbuckers. The Rolands sounded good with my American Telecaster but I had a hard time dialing in a good humbucker sound. The Trademark 60 took care of that. Using their suggested settings I was able to get a nice fat warm tube sound without the hassle of tube maintenance.What's really nice is that with a little experimentation and patience you can tweak your guitar tone very precisely. All analog circuitry really does sound diffrent than digital. The only complaint I have is that the effects loop is a little noisy.

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