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Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer  

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The Trademark 30 single-channel 1x10 guitar amp features a modified version of the super flexible SansAmp GT2 pedal design at its heart. Construct your tone by selecting amp character, gain structure,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Trademark 30 single-channel 1x10 guitar amp features a modified version of the super flexible SansAmp GT2 pedal design at its heart. Construct your tone by selecting amp character, gain structure, and speaker type, and then use the drive controls and active 3-band EQ to nail your sound. The 30W output is plenty loud for practice and monitoring and the balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs bring the big tones of this little combo to the studio mixer or PA system.

Features
  • Character section to construct a custom tone in seconds
  • Professional quality Accutronics 3-spring reverb
  • 3-band, active tone controls, boost or cut 12dB
  • Effect loop
  • Headphone output doubles as a 1/4" direct out
  • Speaker extension output
  • XLR direct output
Specifications
  • Model Number: TM30
    Input Impedance: 1MOhm
    Nominal Input Level: -10dBu
    Optimum Output Load: 4 Ohms
    Power Output: 30W
    Effect Loop Input Impedance: 1MOhm
    Maximum Effect Loop Input: approx. -6dBu
    Effect Loop Output Impedance: 1KOhm
    Nominal Effect Loop Output: approx. -20dBu
    Nominal XLR Output: approx. -20dBu
    Maximum Power Consumption: 60W
    AC Input Power (Factory Set): 110V, 117V, 230V, 240V
    Cycles: 50/60Hz
    Speaker: Special Design Model #2110-T 10", 50W, 4 Ohms
    Cabinet Dimensions: 14.5"l x 8"w x 13.25"h
    Weight: 14 lbs.
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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Tech 21Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tube tone in a solid state amp? YES!

If you're unfamiliar with Tech 21 amps, you're in for a surpise. Without using digital modeling or tubes, Tech 21 has figured out how to emulate some classic amps for a fraction of...Read complete review

If you're unfamiliar with Tech 21 amps, you're in for a surpise. Without using digital modeling or tubes, Tech 21 has figured out how to emulate some classic amps for a fraction of what a boutique amp would cost, and at less than half the weight! There are three amp styles to choose from (California, Tweed, and British), and three broad tone categories (clean, high gain and hot). From there, you adjust the master level, gain, volume, mids, lows, highs, and (spring) reverb. The tonal possibilities are so endless that users have set up a website on which to share their favorite settings. I've played a Tele, a Godin with P90s, and a Epiphone Dot thorugh this amp, and was able to get everything from Buddy Guy to Billy Gibbons to Joe Perry out of it. The super-clean Fender tone is the hardest to dial in, but once you figure out that the mid control really works like a volume boost when on the "tweed' setting, you're good to go. For grit, crunch, or scooped-mids, you have a vast range of available sounds, from subtle breakup to full-on screaming distortion. The Celestion speaker never gets flabby, even with the bass cranked, and the reverb is wet and never too "boinky" unless it's dimed. You'll be amazed at what a slight shift in the tone controls will do - the more you play with it the more you'll discover; it's a twiddler's dream! The best feature, though, is the direct output via an XLR jack, which allows you to record direct from the amp, keeping the tone exactly like what would be coming from the speaker. No more fussing with mic positioning when you want to quickly record an idea. For live playing it's plenty loud, but an extension cabinet or even power head can be linked to the amp in case you need more stage volume. I never in a million years would have believed that I'd be singing the praises of a solid state amp, but this USA-made Tech 21 nails the tube tone at half the cost and half the weight, and you don't have to bias the amp or deal with fragile tubes. Go ahead, be skeptical -- I was -- but only until I tried it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK, but....

At first I liked this unit but, then I became aware of the overall high compression on this thing that makes it sound a bit muddy in both clean and distorted modes - like...Read complete review

At first I liked this unit but, then I became aware of the overall high compression on this thing that makes it sound a bit muddy in both clean and distorted modes - like it's trying to be too warm and makes the bass attack give a little too much. Still, if you crank the treble you can get around it a bit. My unit intermittantly cuts out too - very intermittantly with no rhyme or reason. A bit overpriced for what you get. My advice would be to lower the compression level and it would sound better. Also, this unit needs a 12" speaker - the 10" doesn't cut it for even a small band rehearsal.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

More like a toy

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

Not enough sound

 
2.0

just a toy

By Thomas

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

    I had a TM60 years ago and it was a pretty decent amp. This amp is not. It sounds like a toy.
    Thanks Guitar Center for taking it back in trade for a Bandit.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT LITTLE AMP

    By ROCKIN' BLOOZE DUDE

    from DETROIT MI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Great Tone Shaping
    • Loud For It's Size
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Wide Range Of Tones

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

      WHEN TRYING OUT THIS AMP, DON'T FORGET TO DIAL UP THE ACTIVE TONE STACK TO GET THE BEST TONE AND ADDITIONAL VOLUME. THIS AMP IS EXTREMELY VERSATILE AND SOOOOOO EASY TO CARRY. MADE IN THE GOOD OLE U.S. OF A.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dial In your Sound Easy Carry Everywhere and Loud Enough

      By Nofearrockstar

      from Boston

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

        We needed a light portable Amp that would loud enough to be heard in a Big Band Jazz high school setting. My Son plays through a Guild X-155 hollow body jazz box without feedback issues. Use an amp stand for best volume projection. Easy to dial in clean to dirty tones with DI a great feature when you have pro sound reinforcement. Was getting very tired of lugging the heavy vintage around when less is really more.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Still satisfied after a year and a half

        By Johnny

        from Virginia

        Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

        If you look below you will see I posted 2 reviews of this amp shortly after I bought it about a year and a half ago, and this is my third. I just wanted to say that after using it for a time, I am still satisfied and I would suggest it without hesitation for anyone who is looking for a compact and versatile amplifier. I can dial up a wide variety of sound at any time, and it has not yet shown any weakness in reliability. If you're on the fence, buy one. I doubt you will be disappointed. I have owned Marshall, Orange, and Fender. This one has been just as much fun as any of them.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding little amp

        By Mitzy

        from Boulder CO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

          sounds great, quiet, very easy to use and tranport, seems well built

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Amp ROCKS !

          By mike714

          from E. Grand Forks MN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

              So far this amp is a joy to plug into. I just added delay,chorus and boost pedals and away i go.The sound is kinda dark to my ears which is what i like. Its so simple to use , dont have to break a sweat when logging it around.I still have to plug in a ext. speaker and hear what that sounds like, i'm pretty sure it'll sound killer. Aside from my Boogie Mk3 , this amp is a very welcome addition to my rig.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It really does sound tubular

              By Wesley

              from Chicago, Illinois

              Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

              It's bright, punchy, and loud, easily over 100 db if you need it. If you need more volume, the XLR out will get you into a board. The tones are sweet and authentic, especially the various combinations of overdrive. There are plenty of combinations to get you close, and the active pots allow you to accurately fine-tune to taste. For the price, there is no better all-around light combo, and I've tried dozens of them. The added benefit of all of this coming in a 14 lbs. Solid State amp, just has to be heard to be believed. You can also defeat the speaker and use it for recording, where high volume is an issue. Tech 21, hits it out of the park with this amp.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not very Loud

              By pedalman

              from Asbury Park NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Sound Some What Clean
              • Not Very Loud Volume To 8
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Can Not Keep With Drummer
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Sounds More Like 10 Watts
              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Direct Box Sounds Good
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

              First one I got had know volume. Second one has poor volume had to turn everything to 8 to be loud enough to be heard with 2 man band & drum machine. My 15 watt tube amp is twice as loud

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great sounding versatile amp

              By DENNIS OGBURN

              from Charlott, NC

              Comments about Tech 21 Trademark 30 30W Guitar Combo/DI Amplifer:

              I've had the Trademark 30 for about 2 weeks now so have had time to get used to it and experiment with different settings, so I feel I can now write a realistic review. If you are reading this, you most likely know that the Trademark 30 is quite versatile and allows you to create a range of sounds that are analog approximations of various amp types. It takes some experimentation to figure out what sounds best, but it did not take too long to dial in tones that I really like. Also, if you try some of the suggested settings (such as the SRV sound), they can be remarkably close to what they are trying to replicate. My first impression of the general sound of the amp was that it was too boxy and mid-range heavy on the basic clean settings. But by plugging in headphones or an external speaker, that goes away and you hear what the amp is truly capable of, and I find it produces a full, rich sound with much more chime and sparkle compared to what I'm used to with other solid state amps. Very impressive. Can't say how it compares directly to tube amps, but it achieves a beautiful sound that you would hope a tube amp would match or exceed. It also has the benefit of achieving those sounds at lower volumes and without the maintenance requirements of tube amps. To me, the Trademark 30 would be improved by being in a larger cabinet with a 12 inch speaker. Of course, it is meant as a recording/practice amp, so its current configuration is sensible. But a 12 inch speaker would make it more useful in other settings as well. The reverb sounds good, but you have to turn it up to 12 o'clock to get a decent effect, so I would say it's a bit weak. I don't use the highest gain settings as those Mesa type sounds are not my style, but the others work well - I like the clean amp setting with the middle gain setting to dial in some raunchy sounds with overdrive. Overall I would rate the amp at 4.5 stars - sounds great, does a lot, but I would much rather have a slightly bigger cabinet and 12" speaker to get the best sounds while playing. I'm going to re-house it and test different speakers, which should make it much more ideal (you could argue that I should just save my money and buy a good tube amp instead, but I would rather avoid the issues of weight and maintenance, as well as the need to play loud to hit the sweet spot). I'm very impressed with what this solid state amp achieves, and I plan to take it farther.

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