75 High End Tube Amp Manufacturers

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Semi-Hollow

I have been enjoying viewing this site recently and wanted to jump in. Hoping to add something of value, to follow is a list I recently compiled. In general, it is hand made tube amp companies. You will find some inconsistencies.

I welcome any feedback. Companies to add, remove, etc...


Alessandro
Allen Amplification
Area 51 Tube Audio Designs
The Audio Cage
Bacino Amplifier Co.
Bad Cat Amps
Bogner Amplification
Brunetti
Tony Bruno Custom Amps
Budda Amplification
Carr Amplifiers
Cauble Custom Amps
Chicago Blues Box
Clark Amplification
Cornford Amplification
Demeter Amplification
Diezel
Divided By 13
Dr. Z Amps
Edward Amplification
Egnater/Rocktron
Electrosonic Amplifiers
Elmwood Amps
ENGL Amps
Evans Custom Amplifiers
Fargen
Frederic Custom Guitar Amplifiers
Fuchs Audio Technology
Fulton-Webb
Gerhart Amplification
Germino Amplification
Groove Tubes
Guytron Amplifiers
Hearth Amplifiers
Hiwatt
Jamison Amplifiers
JB Audio
Juke Amplification
Kingsley Amplifiers
KJL Amplifiers
Koch Guitar Electronics
Labsystems Amplification
Laney Amplification
Lustone Amps
Mako Amplification
Matchless Amplifiers
Maven Peal
Mesa/Boogie
Mojave AmpWorks
Naylor Engineering
Orange
Overbuilt Amplifiers
Penn Instrument Company
Reeves Amplification
Roccaforte Amps
Savage Audio
Sewell Amps
Soldano Custom Amplification
Sonic Machine Factory
Sonny Jr. Amps
Sonus Engineering
Specimen Products
Star Amplifiers
Straub Amplifiers
Tatoo Amplification
THD Electronics
Tone King Amplifier Company
Top Hat
ValveTech
Vero Amplifier Company
VHT Amplification
Victoria Amp Co.
Vintone
Vox Amplification
Wizard Amps
 

rawkguitarist

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What inconsistencies are you speaking of? Just not sure what you mean, depending on ones own perspective we could assume what you mean, but you know what “assume” stands for.

Expound a bit…
 
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Semi-Hollow

I should clarify. HiWatt is included in the list. It is fair to say their current production does not merit a listing, yet they are a sentimental favorite. If that logic was followed through, then Marshall should be on the list, as well as some companies that are out of business. You could also make a case for Rivera.
I guess I put that statement in since I am new to this page and wanted to tread lightly.
 

Scott Peterson

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...or I could move it for you before you ask.

Hey, we are out here. Just ask. :D
 

Scott Peterson

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Two threads were just merged into one, so if it seems a little disjointed to this point, there you are....
 

John Phillips

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You forgot Rivera...

...but included Laney??!! (probably the worst-made current-production tube amp I can think of.)


Marshall should be on the list too, on the strength of their new Hand-Wired series at least - and I'd count the reissues as well.

And Fender, for the Custom Shop series.
 
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Semi-Hollow

Originally posted by John Phillips
You forgot Rivera...

...but included Laney??!! (probably the worst-made current-production tube amp I can think of.)


Marshall should be on the list too, on the strength of their new Hand-Wired series at least - and I'd count the reissues as well.

And Fender, for the Custom Shop series.
Please see my previous post clarifying "inconsistencies"
 

TaronKeim

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Balls Amplification should probably be there, they make a great 18watter. I agree with the placement of Laney, as they USED to make some pretty decent amps up until about 5 or 6 years ago. Peters, Stephenson and London Power should probably all be there as they are some of the best in Canadian Boutique;) Custom Audio Amplifiers (Electronics) should definatley be there considering the OD-100 craze. So far though, you got a pretty good list;)
-TJK
 

drbob1

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So are you adding things that are mentioned as we go along (it doesn't look like it).

Kendrick
 
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Semi-Hollow

Originally posted by drbob1
So are you adding things that are mentioned as we go along (it doesn't look like it).

Kendrick
I plan to take a look at each suggestion before updating the list. Update coming late tonight. Thanks....
 




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