Star amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by starjag, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. starjag

    starjag Member

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    Are these amps still under production? Is there a website? Not much info out there.
     
  2. doyle o'brian

    doyle o'brian Supporting Member

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    I'm also curious. I have been waiting to see what the next addition to the Star lineup will be, but it is starting to look like there may not be one.
     
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    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    This seems to be about par for the course with most of Mark Sampson's latest endeavours as far as I know.
    He's usually at the larger guitar shows. I'll look at the Dallas one next weekend and see if I can find out any info.
     
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    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    Check out SuperSoundMusic, as they're a dealer and Brian seems to enjoy those amps and therefore, know a lot about them.
     
  5. Rev2S

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    Take a left on Hudgens Rd, then a right on....
    Or you could check out Make'n Music in Chicago 312-455-1970. They carry Star amps and they might know what is going on with them.
     
  6. ebenezer

    ebenezer Silver Supporting Member

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    I spoke with Mark Sampson at the LA Amp show a couple of months ago. He was showcasing two New Amps! One was an 4xEl-84 type of amp and another was what he described as a pedal amp. This pedal amp had very high headroom and was specifically tuned by Mark to take pedals! Of course I didn't play either as I was kinda in a rush. Don't know what's going on know though as his website went down.
     
  7. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    When I first was discovering handmade amps (after selling all my Mesa/TC rack stuff) my first boutique amp was a Gainstar. For 30watts, that thing was way louder than my stereo 95 watt Mesa Power amp. It was (at the time) not something I dug....clean was great, gain channel too loud for my context. Something tells me that now (3 years later) I would really like that amp. My ear and taste has morphed substantially......
     
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  9. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Mark hand builds all of the Star amps himself, one at a time...He's one of the finest amp builders/designers of all time...
     

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