The Bud TEN


(8 customer reviews)

Introducing The Bud TEN!

When we introduced The Bud, we knew we had something special, but we had no idea it would become such a phenomenon and completely change our business. We have now been able to make it even better and offer it in a 10″ cabinet so that it will handle even more low frequencies, greater projection and still be shockingly portable; only 20 lbs!  The tone, features, and size of this product can be life-changing for working guitar players, singer-songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists.

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NOW INCLUDING GIG BAG Now in a 10″ speaker version, and only 20 lbs! Do you want to have an amplifier the size of a toaster that gives you the quality of tone for BOTH electric and acoustic instruments that you’d expect from a studio situation with enough volume to cover almost any gig?  Of course you do.  That’s why if you play guitar, or any stringed instrument with a pickup for that matter, you need a Bud TEN.  The Bud TEN has every feature you need and more than enough volume to get your bandmates or club manager to ask you to turn down, and coupled with the extension cabinet you can keep up with the heaviest-handed drummer with no problem.  The amp and cabinet are naturally feedback resistant which limits the need for artificial notch filtering and other suppression technologies that negatively effect your tone.

But it’s not all about size and volume, there are lots of tiny, loud amplifiers on the market.  You’ve tried them. You know what they sound like.  The Bud TEN is different.  Henriksen Amplifiers is all about tone first, the incredibly portable size and feature set of The Bud were developed around the sound, not the other way around and you can definitely hear the difference.  Our pre-amp, from input to output, is designed using the highest grade audio components. We offer a 5-band EQ with carefully chosen center frequencies which were fine-tuned by ear to meet the demands of different playing environments using the widest possible array of musical instruments.  We give you two identical pre-amps, each with independent EQ and reverb and actual 48 volt phantom power, and an auxiliary input on each channel so that whatever you are using it for can be EQ’d separately from your instrument signal.

Tech Specs:

  • 120 watts
  • 20 lbs
  • 14″ x 14″ x 10″
  • Ext. Speaker out
  • Headphone out
  • Dual channel, independent EQ and reverb with phantom powered XLR/1/4″ combo inputs
  • Studio quality line out (post EQ and reverb, both channels)
  • Bluetooth Aux in
  • 1/8 Aux. inputs channel 1
  • Bright switch on channel 2
  • TRS FX loop for each channel
  • 10″ Eminence Beta speaker with defeatable, custom made fluid-cooled, high-yield neodymium tweeter

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 10 in

Video Demos

Peter Henriksen and Sean McGowan posted a quick tour of the latest product release from Henriksen Amplifiers, The Bud TEN

User Manual

8 reviews for The Bud TEN

  1. Pat O’Brien

    I bought my Bud 10 last year. I played my Taylor 522, Rainsong CHOM, and older, 2005, Ovation Standard Elite through the Bud 10 and was delighted with the tone and reverb. The equalizer and gain controls allow you to easily fine tune your tone and compensate for different input levels from instruments or microphones. I liked it so much that I just purchased a Bud 6. I keep the Bud 6 in the living room, and when I practice the settings translate exactly to my Bud 10. These amps are easy to use and well made in Colorado. The gig bags are well made with a roomy pocket for cables. I have owned many amps over the years. They were heavy and complicated to use. I am an intermediate guitar player and want to concentrate on improving my playing not constantly adjusting and fiddling with amps.

  2. Jim Stahlhut

    Great amp!

  3. WScottMohn

    This is a follow-up of my review of December 5, 2019. After months of using an amp modeler on many of my songs, I have gone back to running my guitar, clean into the Bud Ten. I play mostly Jazz and Classic Country. I have concluded that the sound of the Bud 10 is much better than that of any of the amp models I was using on selected songs. For the styles of music I play, nothing seems to match the clarity and timbre of my Bud Ten. I use the Bud Ten with a 12″ Henriksen Extension Cabinet and the sound is great for all the venues where I perform I would still like to have the Aux In so it does not override a channel. But, other than that, I think the Bud Ten has proven itself to be perfect for my uses. I will start my 80th year this month and, thanks to the Bud Ten, I can still move everything myself. The cost was a stretch for me, but I am so glad I made it!

  4. Roberto Márquez

    I am a Henriksen user from many years, so that is telling my opinion about them. The Bud ten is a wonderful amp, ideal for jazz or clean sounds. Great power, very light and, for my gigs, to have two separate channels is ideal to have my guitar in one and the loop station in the other. Looking for some kind of “complain”, I’d say the power is a bit “hidden” in the back panel.

  5. John Mahoney

    The Bud 10 is amazing! Gone are the days when my hand cramps up from carrying my amplifier. I play both archtop and nylon string with a Barbera bridge pickup. They both sound great through the Bud 10 and my nylon string benefits from being run through an LLBaggs preamplifier. I love the 2 channels and their flexibility and versatility. This is the first set up that can admirably handle both guitar and vocals (with phantom power – YAY!) for up to a medium-size venue.

    I should mention that I really put demands on the Bud 10, so I have added a 12 inch extension cabinet. This enables me to put my electic piano through the rig as well. The larger speaker cabinet also rounds out the sound of my 7 string archtop and my classical baritone guitar (clearly, I use way too much gear).

    This set-up with either the Bud 10 alone or with the 12 inch extension cabinet makes it incredibly convenient to gig. Great sounding gear. I highly recommend Henriksen! Happy playing.

  6. Jonathan Palevsky

    I am obliged to echo the positive sentiments of my colleagues. I hate writing reviews as it feels like homework. (Never liked that much) I first became acquainted with Henriksen through Steve Herberman. His amp sounded great and weighed next to nothing. Then a friend of mine loaned me his Bud 6 and I fell in love with it. He hasn’t asked for it back and I hope he never does! (Not really) When my fabulous tube amp broke, I was too impatient to get it fixed and decided to buy the Bud 10. It’s an amazing piece of technology that I am proud to own. People are astounded at the quality and quantity of sound produced by something so tiny. I mostly play guitars made by Ted Stevenson in Montreal and I have a Comins arch top as well. All sound fantastic with both the 10 and the six.

  7. Walter Scott Mohn

    I love my Bud Ten. I think I was one of the first buyers. It is just a little bigger than the Bud I previously used, but it delivers a lot more sound. I am an old guy and carry all my gear so I also love the fact that the Ten is only slightly heavier than the Bud. That makes it easy for me to carry. Together with the Henriksen Cabinet I bought almost two years ago, it is a light-weight way to produce the mellow sounds I love and still fill a large venue.

    I love that it has two channels, separate reverb on each channel, separate (and very effective) EQ on each channel, separate effects loops for each channel, an Aux In, and Bluetooth connectivity. It gives me a lot of options besides running two instruments or one instrument and a mic into the amp. I can run a sound module that also has my primary mic signal into one channel and my guitar into the other. Or, as I am doing most often now, I run the sound module+mic Out into an amazing small Moorer effects pedal and send that into the effects loop for the Bud channel that hosts my guitar. Then I plug a second mic into the other channel. Of course, I have modified.the Moorer pedal effects so I have about 100 different mellow effects. And I have a separate channel on the Mooer pedal that has just the clean signal from my Bud Ten – this is the channel I use most often.

    The Aux In overrides a channel. But the Bluetooth does not. So if you want to use Bluetooth sounds you still have two channels for voice and instrument.

    All of this is wonderful, but the best thing remains the tremendous sound quality my Gibson guitar gets through the Ben Ten. But, since I am primarily a singer, I am very happy with the overall sound quality. The bottom line is that this is a great small amp that will certainly surprise many users with its power and clarity. I found it well worth the money. Made in the USA! Buy one!

  8. Trevor Hanson

    This is another fantastic Henriksen product. I had been asking for a version of the Bud with a ten inch speaker for ages, so I was one of the first to place an order. It was exactly what I hoped for. I play mostly 7-string, both steel and nylon, so the extra depth and clarity was wonderful. This is not a complaint about the Bud 6 by the way. I have one of those too and it also has great depth and balance. But the 10 gives me a little more “stuffing” when playing a big room. I often use the two amps together, for wide dispersion and to control the low/high balance in a noisy room. I can’t say enough good about the Bud 10. (I sometimes use it with the Ray extension cabinet as well; though I generally choose the Bud 6 instead, to give me active balance control.)

    The Bud 10 has the great two-channel configuration of the original Bud, with Bluetooth audio as well, so it is highly versatile. I often use a mic on the second channel, essentially as a micro-PA. I rarely bring a “real” PA to gigs anymore. The Bud 10 (or Bud 6) gives me what I need. I will sometimes use a small mixer board as input to the Bud, to control multiple mics/instruments. Again, the Bud stands up with the clarity and volume I need. The preamps and EQ quality are right there. It’s really changed how I approach live sound.

    Thanks, Henriksen, for such a good product line.

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