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(1 customer review)


Due to high demand, please allow 7-10 business days for shipment. 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 12″ cabinet so that it will handle even more low frequencies, greater projection and still be shockingly portable; only 26 lbs!  The tone, features, and size of this product can be life-changing.

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Now in a 12″ speaker version, and only 26 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 TWELVE.  The Bud TWELVE 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 TWELVE 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
  • 26 lbs
  • 16″ x 14″ x 11″
  • 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
  • 12″ 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

Liberty Music compares the three different Bud amp sizes.

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

User Manual

1 review for The Bud TWELVE

  1. Greg Ingold

    Just received the Henriksen Bud12 today. All I can say is “Wow!” The volume knob didn’t get past 10 o’clock and it filled my basement with pure, gorgeous acoustic guitar tone. The four knob EQ contours and tailors the signal smoothly and effectively. The reverb sounds natural and even when maxed out still retains its musicality without any harshness or over-saturation.

    I haven’t tried two signals yet (mic and guitar) but I feel confident it can handle the load and then some.

    The amp feels solid and seems like it is built to last a long, long time. It came with a padded cover, which is a nice touch.

    I can’t imagine any situation I would ever play in where this amp could not handle the workload. Bravo!

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