Line 6 AMPLIFi 30 Guitar Modeling Amplifier 30W (Discontinued)
The AMPLIFi 30 first appeared on our recommended list for Practice Amps from September 2017 until October 2018.
It reappeared on the list from October 2019 until September 2020.
Unlike other modeling amps, the best way to fully utilize this amp's features is through smart phones/tablets. So right off the bat, if you don’t have access to an iOS or Android device (which to be fair, at this point the majority of people do) you’d be happier with a different amp.
With that out of the way, the Line 6 AMPLIFi 30 is an interesting piece of gear. While the physical layout is very minimalist (featuring just drive, bass, middle, treble, reverb), once you’re hooked into the app essentially every effect and an approximation of every major amp is at your fingertips. It also lets you stream your favorite tracks wireless via Bluetooth, which is very convenient for practicing, or for simply enjoying music.
You can get a wide variety of tones with this amp, thanks to its loaded amp modeling and effects section. But because there are so many different tones available, setting up the amp's virtual signal chain can be a bit complex.
With that being said, the amp does somewhat suffer from its smaller size. However, if you record or play through headphones this becomes less of an issue. Note that when the amp launched, the app was only available on iOS devices, but it’s currently available on Android as well.
- Power Rating: 30-Watts
- Speaker Size: 4 x 2.5" Stereo Speakers
- Amp Models: 70+ (variations of Fender, Vox, Marshall, etc.)
- Effects: 97 (essentially a version of everything)
- Controls: Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, Reverb, Master, Tap Tempo
- Input/Output: AUX-In, Headphone-Out, USB
- Extras: Tuner, Stereo Speakers, Bluetooth Connectivity
- Weight: 5.4lbs