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Review: Diamond Del Fuego

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Kitarablogi.com – Finland's premier Guitar and Bass blog

In Europe Jeff Diamant’s company Diamond Amplification is still a new name in the amp business.

Each Diamond amp and cabinet is hand-made from start to finish at Diamond’s factory in Houston, Texas.

Diamond amps are thoroughbred, hand-soldered valve amps, but this doesn’t mean that Jeff Diamant and his team are stuck in the past. The company’s products are modern amplifiers designed for maximum reliability.

In this video Premier Guitar goes on a factory tour:

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Kitarablogi.com tested a Diamond Del Fuego -head (current price in Finland: 1.750 €) and a matching Open Back 1×12 -cabinet (current price in Finland: 650 €).

The Del Fuego is a 22-Watts class A amplifier with a vintage two-channel layout. “Vintage” means there are two channels – one with tremolo (Ch 2) and one without (Ch 1) – but you cannot switch between channels on-the fly, unless you use a separate A/B-box…

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