75 High End Tube Amp Manufacturers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Semi-Hollow, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Semi-Hollow

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    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
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't forget Komet Amps!:)
     
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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…
     
  5. Semi-Hollow

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

    Hey, we are out here. Just ask. :D
     
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    how about Aiken Amplification?
     
  8. Semi-Hollow

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    Thanks Scott.
     
  9. 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....
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Semi-Hollow

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    Please see my previous post clarifying "inconsistencies"
     
  12. Semi-Hollow

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    Thank you. Good catch.
     
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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
     
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    Don't forget Bruno or Tag will throw a hissie fit:p
     
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    Zinky
    Zwengle
    Sommatone
    Obrien
    Scumbag
    Louis Electric

    peace
    -jeff
     
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    Auble Systems
    Emery Sound
    Adam Stark


    I guess I own some "oddball amps":D
     
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    OOOPS!

    GDS Amps.

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

    Kendrick
     
  19. Semi-Hollow

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