Our amps are completely hand made from start to finish here in our San Pedro, Los Angeles shop. Point to point hand wired, full cabinet construction using Baltic birch ply, and hand skinned using aged tweed fabric or a large assortment of tolex coverings. Vintage 47 amps are just plain fun to play.
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Australia is likely not the first country that comes to mind when you think of classic guitar and bass amplifiers. While Fender cemented the American amp sound and Marshall defined "British crunch," there's a less clear conception of the vintage Aussie amp legacy. Despite this comparative lack of notoriety, there remains a rich heritage and history of Australian amp building that's worthy of renewed exploration.
At "FIREBELLY", the father and son team of Steven and Scott successfully "nail" the tone of vintage tube amplifiers of the early 's and 's with enhanced and upgraded re-creations of some of the finest original hand wired Blackface vintage tube guitar amps and Tweed vintage tube amps ever produced. Our boutique guitar tube amplifiers are hand wired, point-to-point "style" vintage tube amplifiers and built by a Master Builder of Fender and Marshall style guitar amplifiers from the mid '50's and early 60's. These guitar amplifiers are based on the most sought after vintage tube amp circuits of the late 50's and early 60's and produce amazing tone. We deal directly with our customers and eliminate the additional markup charged by distributors and music shops.
New York State boutique effects and amp builder Night Owl Industries has earned a reputation for crafting hand-made tube amps and effects with unique and leftfield looks — not least the popular valve-powered Edison preamp. Of course, it was much easier to take apart than reassemble, and thus short-lived. If our brand has an icon, the would likely be our candidate.
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Available as an upgrade on a limited basis Thanks Cathy! This interesting and attractive amp called my name from the corner stack of gear.
Of course, everyone is welcome to purchase these amazing bits of gear. The sale is packed with pages and pages of exceptional guitars, excellent effects, sweet synths, and more, but what really caught our attention when perusing the pages of the sale were some of the vintage amplifiers on offer. Beloved by many, British boutique amp builder Matamp has been making sought-after, high-quality amplifiers since the s. This Matamp GT head and matching 1x15 cabinet holds the low serial number ofmaking its excellent condition even more impressive.
Australia is rarely associated in reverence with the production of guitar amplifiers. That torch is held by the UK and the US, and has been for decades. The monolithic rise of pop music in Britain and the States in the 60s, and the subsequent attachment of brands to popular artists has seen manufacturers like Vox, Fender and Marshall sitting at the fore of guitar amplification for more than fifty years.