I just finished with the testing of the Evans touring JE300 amp. I play an Emmons push pull pedal steel guitar. The amp is great, sound was perfect right out of the box. It has more clean power for steel guitars then any amp I've ever had. Small and lite weight.
With a little help over the phone from Scot, I was able to dial in the perfect sound. This amp is the best and although I currently play through an Evans SE 200, my next amp will be this SE300.
A satisfied Evans amp costumer for over 15 years.
I have been playing electric guitar for 30 years. From hollow body jazz boxes to acoustified J45s to telecasters and a whole bunch of others in between. I had a chance to try the traveling JE 300. It blew me away. I have played Fenders, Marshalls, Line 6, Roland's, and Acoustic Image, and more. This Evans amp kills them all. Why? When I play jazz, the JE 300 is the warmest, richest, roundest, red wine sound I have ever had. Resonance and overtones are markedly deep. When I play rock, this little 300 watt monster howls almost too much. You will not lack for reverb, and there is no quacking at High volume. I have no clue how Evans amp pulled this off, but don't take my word for it. Call for a test run yourself. Then you will know. Scot Buffington, the designer of this sound monster, has broken the sound barrier.
I’m very happy to give this great amp 5 stars. The JE300 touring amp starts off as impressive from the moment it arrives. Shipped in an easy-to-open heavy-duty road case, I first thought I was going to have trouble lifting the amp out of the crate, but was presently surprised when I easily lifted the light-weight amp out with no problem. On the gig as well as practicing in my studio, the amp kills it. It’s rugged, it’s good looking, it has a wide array of tonal possibilities, and it’s lightweight in a relatively small package. I just don’t see how you could make an amp any lighter and still have a 12 inch speaker and 300 watts. It’s as loud as I would ever need at any club or stage unless I was being mic-ed. I found it to be a really high-quality, versatile amp that gives you amazing power in a lightweight package. This touring amp has the 12 inch neo speaker option; historically I haven’t liked those too well but the state of the art seems to have advanced over the years and this neo works great, offering a warm tone and great power. The pounds it shaves off are a real plus. The evolution of amps is heading towards smaller, lighter, and louder…in that evolution, this amp gets an A+ for being the leader of the pack. I would order one in black!