Dr. Alex Stone, DPT, CSCS

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  • Education: University of Washington, Bastyr University
  • Expertise: Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Fitness

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Alex Stone is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). He currently practices orthopedics in Bellevue, Washington, and manages an online health coaching business via social media (@dr.alexstone). He is passionate about health science education and general health/wellness optimization.

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Highest Amplitude Massage Gun – For Those Heavy-Hitting Punches

What is the highest amplitude massage gun? Is high amplitude always better? This post will seek to answer these questions. Why trust us? You might ask. We do massage gun reviews every day, and we know a thing or two about the amplitude of these devices.

We don’t just take the manufacturers at their word; we measure the amplitude of each massage gun we review to ensure the specs match up with real-life performance. That means the list below is based on actual, verified values.

But there’s more: the longest amplitude isn’t the only thing that matters. In our list, we’ll feature devices that not only deliver on their promised stroke length but also bring something extra to the table.

Bob And Brad D6 Pro And Theragun Pro Side By Side

What is Amplitude/Stroke Length in Massage Guns

A quick definition for amplitude is the distance covered by the massage gun head as it moves back and forth.

That movement results in percussions (hits per minute) that are delivered on the skin.

The longer the distance covered the harder the punch you get, which leads to a better percussive massage.

To accurately assess this distance, we use a high-precision digital caliper to measure the stroke length from the fully retracted to the fully extended positions of the massager head.

theragun elite Highest Amplitude stall force measurement

Why Is It Important?

Well, the amplitude is what pretty much makes it a percussive massage. Before percussion massagers came into the market (before Theragun had become famous for it), vibrational therapy was the favored recovery method.

Massage guns changed the trend to percussive therapy following Theragun’s invention. Even though many massage guns came into the market, they didn’t pay attention to the amplitude, and as a result, those devices back then only delivered vibrational therapy (feels like surface-level hits).

Today however, after Theragun had made everyone realize why the amplitude is important, many brands have chosen to make amplitude count in their devices.

A long amplitude combined with proper intensity (the best devices rev up to about 3000 hits per minute) defines a good percussive massage. But there is one more piece to this puzzle—the adequate stall force—that makes a massager better than others. We’ll discuss this amplitude-power relationship shortly..


Does 1 mm, Tiny, Make any Difference?

Based on our experience we’d say, not really. That is a very small margin to have any significant difference.

We’ll also say that even though the difference between a device with a 12mm amplitude and one with 16mm amplitude can certainly be felt, you’ll rarely feel the difference between a device with 15mm amplitude and the one with 14mm amplitude.


How Can You Know If a Massage Gun Has a High Enough Amplitude?

Well, during our recent testing, we had a bit of a debate about how to classify amplitude in massage guns. We couldn’t find many such classifications anywhere. We decided to come up with our own based on what we’ve learned about massage guns after doing more than 50 hands-on reviews.

Full-Sized Guns

Amplitude
Low8-9 mm
Moderate10-13 mm
High14-16 mm
Full Size Massage Guns Amplitude Classification

Mini Massage Guns

Amplitude
Low5-7 mm
Moderate8-10 mm
High11-12 mm
Mini Massagers Amplitude Classification

What is the Maximum Amplitude a Device can Have?

Well are confident that 16mm is the highest amplitude on the market today.

We have tested devices that have this highest amplitude and included them first in our list. Note that this can only be found with the full-sized massage guns.

For mini massage guns, 12mm is the highest amplitude you can find. Currently, both the Theragun Mini and the new Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini boast this amplitude, setting them apart in the market.

However, as it turned out in our best mini massage gun test here, they’re not necessarily the top options on the market today because their stall force isn’t as high as some other models (more about the importance of power in just a bit).


Highest Amplitude Massage Gun Comparison

Full-Sized Massage Gun Stroke Length Comparison

Conclusion
Here is the list of guns with the highest amplitude. As you can easily see, the most desirable 16 mm amplitude is available from Achedaway, Bob and Brad D6 Pro and obviously Theraguns, but the rest of competition is right behind them.

Mini Massage Gun Stroke Length Comparison

Conclusion
At first glance it seams like the king is only one: Theragun mini. Other guns can reach a maximum of 10mm amplitude, yet as we have already mentioned, balanced combination of all parameters is important and so Ekrin is our top recommendation.


How Does Stall Force Relate to Amplitude?

Another important aspect that we cannot ignore, even though this post is dedicated to amplitude, is the stall force. This is the amount of pressure it takes to stall the motor of a device, consequently shutting off the device. 

In our opinion, you cannot talk about amplitude and forget to talk about stall force (that is if you want a powerful percussion massager). That means that the highest amplitude percussion massager is not necessarily the best and most powerful massage gun.

Sometimes muscle soreness can occur deep into the muscle tissue. Simply passing the massage gun over that particular area may not be effective enough to relieve the soreness.

That means you have to apply some pressure using the massage gun, and use fast percussions as well. You’ll agree with us that it will be quite frustrating if your massage gun keeps slowing down percussions, or even stalling, as you try to apply some pressure.

Many cheap massage guns (there are hundreds on Amazon) use amplitude as their main selling point, promising the best in amplitude but delivering poorly in stall force. However, many have less than 25-30lbs. of stall force.

In our experience, this is not enough stall force to deliver the same (fast) percussions when the pressure is exerted. Eventually, you are not going to get the deep, high intensity massage you need (especially on large muscles – quads, hamstrings, and glutes).

massage gun amplitude measurement
We always verify the actual stoke length (amplitude) using a high-precision digital caliper.

It’s About Amplitude AND Stall Force

We’ll give you a little expert advice (expert; we said it!).

Always look for both amplitude and stall force information. You’ll do yourself a huge favor by skipping guns that promise you a long amplitude but have a very weak stall force.

We advise that you’d better go for a device that promises slightly less amplitude but more stall force. Those massage guns usually tend to rev faster (due to shorter stroke), so chances are they’ll deliver the right intensity.

For instance, a device with 10-13mm amplitude but more stall force is a sweet spot.

This is because even though it may feel way below the high 16mm mark, with enough stall force, you can press such a device against the skin and actually get a much deeper massage.

Devices like Ekrin B37 and B37S have received high praise from buyers because of this. We personally tested all of them, so can confirm it.

The same goes for mini devices like Ekrin Bantam. It has slightly lower amplitude but more than enough stall force.


Is High Amplitude Always Better?

No. Not always. We know there are certain situations that call for moderation. High amplitude means harder punches and a device with 16mm amplitude will punch harder than a device with 10 or 12mm amplitude.

However, while some people may prefer a deeper massage, some areas of the body don’t need the heavy-hitting punches. Even as a bodybuilder, you’ll probably only need harder punches around your glutes and hamstrings or other areas with large muscles.

But for other areas, like the neck area, you’ll probably just need a lower amplitude device. Also, some massage routines call for a delicate massage, when you simply glide the device over the skin. Using a massage gun for lymphatic drainage, or fibromyalgia, comes to mind as an example.

Or, if you just want to relax or get some sleep or even warm up the muscles, we think you’ll not need a 16mm amplitude gun.

bantam recovery hiking 5
Bantam has a nice balance between amplitude and stall force.

In our opinion, a device with a moderate to low amplitude may in fact be more effective for such routines.

This is because such devices tend to rev faster and the faster percussion helps accelerate the blood flow and override pain signals to the brain, which leads to tension release.

Dr. Alex Stone, DPT

Older adults and those with more sensitive skin should also consider massage guns with a lower amplitude to reduce the risk of skin abrasion or tearing. Another option for managing sensitive skin is to use a soft head attachment for your massage gun (most devices come with such).

It’s therefore important that you figure out what kind of routine you need a massage gun for. It’s also wise to check out a device based on both stall force and amplitude.


Highest Amplitude Massage Gun (Full-Sized) – Our Best Picks

The following products have the industry-leading 16mm stroke length.


Achedaway Pro – Our #1 Pick – 16 mm

Achedaway Pro Massage Gun Specification Device Box Img3
Our testing impressions:
  • 16 mm amplitude confirmed
  • Impressive stall force
  • Excellent quality overall
  • Accessories
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Amplitude

Alright, here’s a gem we’ve come across in our search for high-amplitude massage guns: the Achedaway Pro. This machine takes the crown with an industry highest 16mm amplitude.

We’ve verified this ourselves (photo below), and trust us when we say, it’s a power-packed percussion massager. With a hefty 60lbs of stall force, it provides a deep, intense percussion, able to withstand considerable pressure.

achedaway pro Measured Amplitude
Achedaway PRO – we confirmed the 16mm amplitude.

Other Features That Matter

The Pro has awesome build quality. It also features an ergonomically designed angled handle which makes handling easier, even though the device itself leans towards the bulky side.

Interestingly, despite the intensity it delivers, it’s surprisingly quiet – actually, it’s one of the quietest models we’ve tested in its category (and one of the quietest massage guns in general).

The Achedaway Pro comes with a set of aluminium attachments and a convenient carrying case. You have two package choices: a standard one with a removable battery, and an extended set that includes an additional spare battery – a handy option to have.

Price and Value

In our opinion, the Achedaway Pro is a robust and efficient tool for those serious about their percussive therapy. It offers not only power but also a deep, hard-hitting massage experience.

Considering its high-amplitude performance, it stands out as the best value-for-money option in its class.

Achedaway Pro is awesomely priced, costing $299 regular but you can get an extra $60 off when using the MGA60 coupon. The final price will be $239. Buy it at Achedaway.com.

More Info In our hands-on Achedaway Pro review →


Theraguns: Prime, Elite and Pro – 16 mm

high amplitude theragun massagers

We had to give Theragun a nod here, considering they are the pioneers of long amplitude massage guns. And it’s not just one device that stands out – we’re looking at all three of their full-sized models: the Prime, Elite, and Pro.

Amplitude

Each Theragun boast a hefty 16mm amplitude. We’ve personally verified this, and it does make a difference in terms of the depth of massage.

The models vary mainly in terms of their stall force. Prime, their entry-level model, has the weakest, while Pro, unsurprisingly, tops the chart with the strongest. Elite sits somewhere in the middle, leaning more towards Prime’s level.

Theragun Pro Measured Amplitude
Theragun Pro amplitude – we verified it to be a 16mm stoke.

Other Features That Matter

One aspect where Theragun truly stands out is ergonomics. Their patented multi-grip handle design is yet to meet its match. It offers fantastic versatility when it comes to handling the device, and in our experience, this is a game changer.

More Pros? Yes!

  • Exceptional quality, materials, and craftsmanship.
  • Superior attachments that are interchangeable across Theragun devices.
  • Exclusive Bluetooth connectivity with an app that offers pre-programmed routines.
  • The brand factor: Therabody’s rising fame and recognized name in the industry.

Price and Value

However, every rose has its thorns, and for Theragun, it’s the price tag. Their models, while impressively powerful and ergonomic, come at a steep cost (compare at therabody.com).

Just to put things in perspective, their entry-level Prime is pricier than the Achedaway Pro, which packs a similar punch in terms of power. This might make you pause if you’re hunting for a budget-friendly option.

TIP Therabody has recently begun accepting FSA/HSA cards, so you may be eligible for tax benefits (for more information, read our post about HSA and FSA eligible massage guns).

More Info In our Theragun comparison, or read the individual reviews: the Prime, Elite and Pro.


Bob and Brad D6 Pro – 16 mm

Bob Abd Brad D6 Pro Massage Gun Specification Device Box Img
Why we like it:
  • 16mm stroke length
  • Really powerful deep tissue massage gun
  • Top-notch design & quality
  • Excellent Value for Money
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So, the D6 Pro slightly veers away from what we have seen with many other Bob and Brad massage guns. It’s not the usual generic design used by the duo for many of their devices.

This one has multiple handles – just like Theraguns. It’s not exactly a Theragun, at least not by name. However, most of its features are Theragun Pro-like. The D-shape is reminiscent of Theragun’s rectangular shape. 

Amplitude

But it’s not the semblance to Theragun that makes it appear here. It has a 16mm amplitude. Yes, we are seeing a Bob and Brad device with a 16mm amplitude for the first time.

As you can see on the photo, we were able to verify it with a caliper.

Bob An Brad D6 Pro Measured Amplitude
We double-checked our measurements to confirm: it’s definitely a 16mm amplitude device.

Other Features That Matter

Is it better than our top pick – the Achedaway Pro?

In some aspects, we think it’s slightly better. For instance, in our test the stall force at lower gears felt slightly more powerful than in Achedaway Pro. It also has multiple grips. On the other hand, Achedaway Pro’s slanted handle will do the job as well.

Achedaway still has an edge, though. It is the only 16mm amplitude device that can rev faster than any Theragun, not to mention this Bob and Brad. The latter two rev up to 2450 percussions per minute, the Achedaway can do 300 percussions per minute more – 2800rpm.

In terms of equipment, the D6 Pro is just as well-equipped as Theragun Pro. In fact, it’s like they looked at what Theragun Pro did and replicated everything.

It comes with 7 attachments, some of which, again, look exactly like those Theragun Pro attachments. They just named them differently.

Price and Value

Either way, this is a good Theragun alternative if you don’t have the money to spend on the premium brand but want something that looks and feels Theragun-ish.

It’s also slightly cheaper than Achedaway Pro when you apply the Amazon coupon AND our MGAD6PRO discount code that gives 10% off the final price.
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More Info In our hands-on Bob and Brad D6 Pro Review


More High Amplitude Percussion Massagers

These do not have a 16mm amplitude but have something close – the difference is minimal and can barely be felt.


Hypervolt 2 Pro – 14 mm

Hypervolt 2 Pro Massage Gun Specification Device Box Img
Our testing impressions:
  • High, 14mm amplitude, but low stall force
  • Overall quality and premium feel
  • Intuitive controls & ergonomic handle
  • Expensive (and still lacks of carrying case)
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Amplitude

The Hypervolt 2 Pro from Hyperice sports a 14mm amplitude – a fact we discovered through our own measurement since Hyperice is somewhat tight-lipped about this stat.

While it’s 2mm shorter than our top picks, it’s still considered high amplitude, and it’s the maximum you’ll find in the Hypervolt lineup.

hypervolt 2 pro Measured Amplitude
Hypervolt 2 Pro’s 14mm amplitude at a glance.

Other Features That Matter

When it comes to stall force, the Hypervolt 2 Pro sits in the so-so category. But it compensates for this with a whopping 25% more intensity than the Theragun models, churning out a maximum of 2700 percussions per minute versus their 2400. That might not sound like a lot on paper, but trust us, the 2mm difference in stroke length isn’t as noticeable when you’re dealing with such power.

In our individual testing, we found the Hypervolt 2 Pro to hold its own quite well against the Theragun Elite in terms of power. It also shares the removable battery feature with Theragun Pro and Achedaway Pro – a nice touch for convenience and longevity.

The Hypervolt 2 Pro’s control panel got an upgrade and now features a sleek dial for powering up the gun and switching between its five speeds. It’s a striking feature that eradicates the need for buttons on the main control panel and adds a touch of style to the device.

Price and Value

But the Hypervolt 2 Pro isn’t without its flaws. The quality is certainly there, but the price tag may seem steep considering what you get.

It’s not as well-equipped as some of our top picks, and ergonomically, it’s not our favorite. Weighing in at 2.6lbs, it’s on the heavier side for a device that only offers about 35 lbs. of stall force.

Plus, the lack of a carrying case and only one-year warranty can be a significant downside for some.

Want to buy? We recommend visiting the official Hyperice website at hyperice.com

More Info In our hands-on Hypervolt 2 Pro Review.


Opove Apex – 14.5 mm

Opove Apex Massage Gun Specification Device Box Img
Our testing impressions:
  • 14.5mm amplitude & ~45 lbs of power
  • 6 high-quality attachments
  • Excellent ergonomics and grip
  • Great value for the price
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The Opove APEX made our list as the most affordable high-amplitude massage gun we’ve laid our hands on.

With a unique design and ultra-quiet operation that rivals the Achedaway Pro (though it revs slower, which contributes to the decreased noise), this massage gun delivers quite the punch for its price point.

Amplitude

Sporting nearly 15mm amplitude – we measured it to be precisely 14.61mm (see photo below) – and a solid 45-50lbs. of stall force, the Opove APEX impresses, especially when considering its affordability.

While it won’t quite match the speedy percussion rate of the Achedaway Pro or Hypervolt 2 Pro, it’s neck-and-neck with the Theragun’s 2400rpm, clocking in at a close 2300rpm.

Opove Apex measured amplitude
14.5mm amplitude verified.

Other Features That Matter

The Opove APEX may be simplified in its features – you won’t find an OLED screen, Bluetooth connectivity, or a pressure sensor like you would on the Hypervolt or Theragun Elite/Pro.

However, what it lacks in tech, it makes up for in build quality and ergonomics.

The device is incredibly well-crafted, with rubberized surfaces from end to end, an aggressively angled handle for ease of use, and an excellent array of attachments, including a soft one.

Despite its modest weight of 2.3lbs., the Opove APEX boasts impressive battery life, ensuring it’s ready to roll whenever you need it.

Price and Value

The price is great for what kind of specs you get. Opove sells it at just $159. You can buy it here at opove.com

Not only is this massager equipped with a long stroke length and reliable specs, but it also boasts quality construction and solid performance. At this price point, it represents a truly solid deal.

More Info In our in-depth Opove APEX review.


Ekrin Kestrel – 13 mm

Ekrin Kestrel Massage Gun Box Bg
Our testing impressions:
  • Versatile and powerful massage gun
  • Variety of attachments, including a cushioned one
  • Excellent quality overall
  • Lifetime warranty
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If you would like something fresh with new tech and an awesome “sweet spot” amplitude, then Ekrin Kestrel is your gun. This is a 2024 gun that we believe is as versatile as any massage gun we’ve seen out there.

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Amplitude

With a 13mm stroke length (verified), we believe the Kestrel massage gun caters to those who can’t handle the heavy hitters in Achedaway Pro and Theragun Pro. It’s not just amplitude, this is the first massage gun that can rev as fast as 3500RPM and still hit as deep as 13mm – a unicorn in the “percussionverse.”

You can also enjoy a gentle massage with the wide percussion range – start as low as 1800 hits per minute. 

Ekrin Kestrel Massage Gun Measured Amplitude
We verified the amplitude, and yes, it’s true: the massage gun has a 13mm amplitude.

Other Features That Matter

Like we said, a long amplitude isn’t always enough, you need stall force to get things cranking. The Ekrin Kestrel is the successor to the Ekrin B37S gun that we’ve praised in many of our reviews. That gun had close to 60lbs. of stall force. This gun takes after its predecessor with about the same stall force. It doesn’t budge under pressure. 

Besides the top performance, the Ekrin Kestrel has a decent build and superb ergonomics that we’ve always associated with Ekrin devices.

Even the controls are a thing of beauty. Instead of pressing a button, you can now easily scroll through the 6 speeds.

Price and Value

First and a very important thing – Ekrin backs all their devices with a lifetime warranty. This is huge, as massage guns in general are mechanical devices powered by batteries and tend to break pretty often.

When it comes to price, you’ll have to part with $349 to get it. But here’s a deal: a special lunch promo that cuts the price by $100. You can buy the Kestrel at the discounted price here, at ekrin.com


High Amplitude Mini Massagers – Our Best Picks

These are the new trendy small massage guns with high amplitude.


Theragun Mini – 12 mm

Theragun Mini Massage Gun Specification Device Box Img
Our testing impressions:
  • 12mm amplitude
  • High-end build & sleek design
  • Bluetooth & Mobile App features
  • Expensive option

Our review score:

4.5

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Amplitude

Now, this little device is a testament to Theragun’s commitment to high amplitude even in their ‘mini’ category. It’s rocking a 12mm amplitude and trust us, you can feel that it punches above its weight class.

However, our tests suggest that the stall force is probably around 20lbs. This might not quite do the job for deep massaging larger muscle groups, but it proved quite efficient for smaller muscles—like the neck area or for tackling plantar fasciitis.

Theragun mini Measured Amplitude
Theragun mini is the highest amplitude mini massage gun – 12mm stroke length.

Other Features That Matter

We found the first-generation Mini a bit of an oddity though. It felt chunkier than what we’d expect from a ‘mini’ gun and we were a little disappointed to see only one attachment and no USB-C charger.

But with the recent introduction of the Mini 2.0, Theragun has really stepped up their game. In our hands, it felt lighter, smaller and proved to be much quieter. They’ve also sorted out the accessory game, now including three attachments right out of the box.

We loved that the Mini is compatible with the attachments of full-sized Theraguns. If you have one of those, you can interchange the attachments with the Mini.

Price and Value

Retailing at $199 on therabody.com, we reckon the Mini 2.0 is a good investment. It really is a hard-hitting little device that delivers on its promises.

If the price is a bit too steep for you, don’t worry—there are some solid alternatives out there.

More Info Read our hands-on Theragun Mini review


Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini – 12 mm

Bob And Brad Air 2 Mini Massage Gun Specification Device Box Img1
Our testing impressions:
  • 12 mm amplitude for deep tissue massage
  • 5 high variety attachment heads
  • Top-notch design & quality
  • Excellent Value for Money
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This new, compact Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini massager might just give the Theragun mini a run for its money – it’s just clear from the very first look.

Amplitude and Power

Packing a robust amplitude of 12 mm that we’ve personally verified, it delivers that deep muscle penetration you’d expect from bulkier, more expensive models. This massage gun is small (but not precisely mini as the name suggests) but mighty, offering a punch that you actually feel.

In our hands-on tests, this Bob and Brad massager managed to impress us with its ability to hold its own, offering a level of power and rpm range that’s both surprising and satisfying. As it’s not the most powerful mini massager we have seen, its performance on small muscle groups was particularly notable.

Bob And Brad Air 2 Mini Massage Gun Measured Amplitude
True to spec, 12mm amplitude massager.

Other Features That Matter

Its design is notably reminiscent of the iconic Theragun mini, including a grip that’s somehow innovative in its ergonomics. However, the same as for Theragun, it’s not the most practical in every massage situation.

The attachment set that comes with it is a true win. Not only are they practical and easy to swap out, but they’re also of impressive quality, allowing you to target just the right spot with the proper pressure.

Price and Value

The Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini stands out for its affordability. It’s priced at half of what the Theragun mini costs, yet it doesn’t fall short on performance. It offers a massage experience that closely matches its more expensive rival.

Plus, we’ve got a special deal for you: use our code MGAAIR2MINI for an extra 10% off. Click here to apply this exclusive offer at Amazon.

It’s a great pick for those who want a high-quality muscle massage without a high price tag. We have a detailed Air 2 Mini review available here.


Ekrin Bantam – 10 mm

Ekrin Bantam Mini Massage Gun Box Bg
Why we like it:
  • Compact but powerful, up to 3200rpm
  • Great size and ergonomics
  • Excellent quality overall
  • Lifetime warranty
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Now, for our final and somewhat different proposition: let’s explore the Ekrin Bantam, the mini version of Ekrin’s well-regarded full-sized B37 and B37S massage guns. This American, family-owned brand truly created a remarkable piece of equipment.

Amplitude and Power

Our measurement showed the Bantam’s amplitude to be slightly under 10mm. That’s a bit less when compared to the competition above, but hold on – this little guy has some tricks up its sleeve.

Firstly, this mini gun delivers a serious kick with a staggering 3200 percussions per minute. When we compared it to other mini guns, including the Theragun Mini, the Bantam came out on top. It really makes the most out of its amplitude.

We were also pleasantly surprised by its stall force. Tipping the scales at a hefty 35lbs, it not only surpasses the Theragun Mini but outperforms some of the full-sized guns, like the Theragun Prime.

During our tests, we applied it with force to areas like glutes, quads, or hamstrings, and it held its own – the revolutions didn’t slow a bit.

Other Features That Matter

Incredibly, while being the strongest mini gun that we’ve got our hands on, the Bantam is also the lightest, weighing in at a mere 1.1 lbs.

Overall, we were really impressed with the performance of the Ekrin Bantam. It might have a slightly lower amplitude, but it sure compensates for it with an intense percussion rate and a formidable stall force.

Additionally, the Ekrin Bantam comes well-equipped with a variety of useful attachments, including softer options for sensitive areas. Charging is made convenient with a USB-C port, and it includes a neat carrying case for portability. Moreover, it boasts a more compact form than the previously mentioned Theragun and Bob and Brad mini models.

Price and Value

It’s greatly priced at $149.99. But you can get it with 20% discount if you use the MGA20 coupon code. It then costs $119.99. Buy it here, at ekrinathletics.com.

More Info Read our hands-on Ekrin Bantam Review


Conclusion

So hopefully now you can easily pick the high amplitude device for your needs.

Remember, amplitude determines how much of a punch you can get from a massage gun. The better the amplitude the more penetrative feeling you can get. Some people like it, some others don’t.

Keep in mind, however, that it’s not always the best thing to have the longest amplitude. Find out what you want to do with the massage gun before deciding whether to go for one with a high amplitude or choose one with a moderate amplitude.

Another important factor to consider is the stall force and maximum percussions. Find out if a device has enough stall force, so it can keep revving fast even when the pressure is exerted.

Read the individual reviews for some of our picks to get more details about them. In case of further doubts, please drop us a comment below or join our Massage Gun Talks Facebook group for discussions.

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Post Update History

Here's a quick rundown of all the tweaks and edits we've made to this article to keep it accurate and up-to-date!

Current version.

April 18, 2024 Large update that includes a new massage gun recommendation, the Ekrin Kestrel. Also, a video of unboxing and tests has been added to recommended devices. (By: Greg)

November 12, 2023 Fresh photos of the Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini massager added. (By: Greg)

November 6, 2023 Large content update. We’ve enhanced various sections for clarity, revised our massager recommendations based on recent evaluations (removed Bitfinic, added Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini), and performed additional fact-checking. Plus: links optimized for navigation. (By: Greg)

September 13, 2023 Minor text and image edits for improved experience and readability. (By: Greg)

May 19, 2023 Added new photos from the tests we’ve done; updated with more information. (By: Luke)

January 14, 2023 Added Bitfinic mini to the list. (By: Luke)

November 25, 2022 Updated with Theragun Mini 2.0 (it was Mini 1.0 before). (By: Greg)

October 31, 2022 Updated with the Theragun Pro G5 specs. (By: Greg)

February 10, 2022 Replaced Opove M3 Pro MAX with the new Apex model. (By: Luke)

November 20, 2021 Removed Minirex due to shipping issues reported by customers. (By: Luke)

November 2, 2021 New device photos added. (By: Greg)

October 26, 2021 Replaced Hypervolt Plus with the new Hypervolt 2 Pro  (By: Luke)

September 27, 2021 Fact-checked and reviewed for accuracy (By: Dr. Alex Stone, DPT, CSCS)

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Greg, thanks for another great review.
    I have a very big doubt. I choose a gun with 16mm, and my budget is max 300$, so the choice is between Achedaway Pro and Bob and Brad D6 Pro.
    The price of the two is very similar, but I can’t decide which one is better for me. If I look only at a subjective factor, aesthetically I prefer the Achedaway. If I chose it, what would I lose compared to the B&B D6?

    Can you help me?
    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Marco, thanks for reaching out!
      The Achedaway Pro is a solid choice. It’s a bit bulky, but it’s a powerhouse for sure. The D6 Pro feels slightly more subtle and is a surprisingly good reproduction of Theragun Pro.
      So, to answer your question, here’s the scoop on what you’d miss if you go with Achedaway Pro:

      • Ergonomics: The Bob and Brad D6 Pro has this cool multi-grip thing that is super handy. But if you’re ok with a standard grip, the Achedaway Pro won’t disappoint you.
      • Attachments: The D6 Pro throws in 7 attachments, but they’re mostly soft and feel pretty much the same. The Achedaway Pro gives you some nifty options like soft and hard attachments – the flat and bullet ones are pretty awesome for a range of massages, from chill to deep.
      • Extra Features: The D6 Pro has this power sensor and dynamic modes, which are ok but, from my experience, not totally must-have.
      • Charging Up: D6 Pro uses USB-C for charging, which is super convenient, especially if your other gadgets use the same.

      Performance-wise – both have the same amplitude and stall force, so they’re neck and neck here. It really comes down to what you fancy and how you plan to use it. I know it’s not a clear winner here, but they are close, and it’s your personal needs that must decide.
      Feel free to read the reviews we have for both devices: the Achedaway Pro and the Bob and Brad D6 Pro. They may help. Take care!

  2. Dear Greg, thank you for your outstanding reviews. Yet I’m overwhelmed. I have fibromyalgia, yet I’ve always been an athlete and work out strength training for days, stability, on of$ days and zone 2 cardio five days yet since incurring a few injuries to the inflamed IT band due to weaker glutes, I sense a need for deeper pulse to these larger muscles. I am on a tight budget, yet I want something that will do the job for the money. Can you help? Please simply recommend one or two options for my needs. Thank you

    • Hey, thanks for the comment. My recommendation – when it comes to the best value and deep percussion, the Bob and Brad D6 Pro is hard to beat. It’s almost on par with the Theragun Pro. If you’re looking for an even better price, the Opove Apex is a fantastic choice. It’s a solid massager with realy good attachments, and its amplitude is just 2mm less than the Theragun or D6. I hope this helps. Take care!

    • Thanks for your comment. It’s definitely a tough decision, but I’m here to help. You’re comparing three distinct massage guns: the Theragun Mini is a top-tier mini massager with a 12mm amplitude – the highest in its category. The Ekrin 365 offers great value with a lifetime warranty, though it’s more of a vibrational device with a shorter amplitude. The Bantam is the smallest of the three but still packs decent power for its size, although it has the lowest amplitude.

      If you’re prioritizing high amplitude, the Theragun Mini stands out among your options. However, I’d also recommend considering the Bob and Brad Air 2 Mini, a new massager that debuted two weeks ago. It matches the Theragun Mini in specs and is very reasonably priced. You can check out our review here for more details.

  3. Thank you for this Greg! What do you think of Bob and Brad massagers? Have looked at the C2 and the T2 and saw they are only 10 mm in amplitude, and no information on stall weight. But I am mainly going to use it on my neck and shoulders to help w cervical radiculopathy, per your article it seems I might not need all that amplitude? thanks so much!

    • Hey Sun, thanks for the question. I’ll do my best to help out.

      Bob and Brad make some really good massagers, they know their stuff. We’ve got both the C2 and the newer T2, and I’d definitely recommend the T2. It does indeed have a 10mm amplitude (we’ve even measured it to be slightly more) compared to the 8mm on the C2. Plus, it comes with a larger battery and is better built overall.
      We have our T2 review here in which we’re currently comparing it to the C2. And you might also want to consider the Ekrin 365; it’s a solid alternative and comes with a lifetime warranty.

      As for your needs, you’re right; you don’t need a massager with a high amplitude. Take care!

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