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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. From your pocket to the stage, the E-H 44 Magnum is ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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. 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
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Electro-Harmonix44 Magnum 44W Guitar Power Amplifier
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

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

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this pedal again.

By patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I purchase this pedal for a backup amp, Due to a power tube failed me at a gig one night. This little thing is powerful enough to get you through a show.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Convenient choice for small gigs

By Tuna

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

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

The luxury of having a small, reliable amplifier that's loud enough for small gigs is incredible. I run it through a small, closed-back 1x12 cabinet. There's not a TON of headroom, but it can EASILY be heard over a drummer, even if the drummer is loud.

Its natural tone is bland as can be, so it's best to use an equalizer pedal, and possibly even a compressor pedal to make it sound a bit more tube-like if that's your schtick.

Here's the bottom line: you buy this product for convenience. It's not a recording amp. You buy it because you can get it from gig to gig easily. Because you don't want to hurt your back or worry about your tube amp dying on you. Because it sounds just good enough.

Practically speaking, you don't need more power than this. If your gig is big enough for you to need more headroom, your gig probably has a PA system that you can mic your amp into. Reduce your stage volume, save your hearing, and make it easier for your sound engineer to get your levels right. Goal: make your job easier. This product will make your job easier.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pleasantly surprised

By John

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.

     
    5.0

    WELL WORTH IT!!!

    By Bill, bass

    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.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Backup power amp

      By Scotterp

      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).

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Small but powerful!

        By SamuraIrish

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        not quite an amp head

        By E LaschBro

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Novice

        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.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        killer little box

        By happycamper

        from Chicago

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Control From Across the Room, EHX A+++

            By Gulf Coast

            from Gulf Coast

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

                (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Simply not worth it...

                By SSFORETICH

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Professional Musician

                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.

                Displaying reviews 1-10

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