About the JazzAmp
Our founder, Bud Henriksen, after searching for years for a guitar amplifier that sounded the way he thought it should for jazz guitar, finally decided to just build one the way he wanted it. Sticking to a few key principles such as an analog design with no filters and no tone controls, and keeping it simple with just an input and a 5-band EQ, the JazzAmp prototypes were born in 2005. The first production model was shipped in October of 2006, and the JazzAmp has since evolved to include significant increases in power and essential features which do not detract from the original tone of the first prototypes.
Features and Specifications
The JazzAmp features an Eminence Beta speaker and a defeat-able Eminence tweeter for an even, full range response in port tuned cabinets designed to handle the low end of an upright bass yet maintain high end complexities necessary for guitar or other instruments. The Beta speaker gives you a warm, dark and mellow tone and the tweeter creates a high frequency dimension that sparkles and really brings out acoustic qualities of your guitar, and will add an acoustic quality to your solid body guitars or EUB’s.
The feature set on the JazzAmp includes an input gain control along with the 1/4″/XLR phantom powered combo jack to accommodate almost any pickup system. The 5-band EQ offers the ability to adjust the amplifier to the room without altering the original tone of the instrument. There is also an extension speaker output, FX loop, tweeter defeat switch, balanced XLR line out and a headphone jack.
Straight Ahead Tone
Gianluca Belpassi laying down some quintessential jazz guitar tone through his JazzAmp.
Sean and Adam
Sean McGowan and Adam Miller at the Summer NAMM show 2015 taking the new 3-series JazzAmps for a test drive.
We often get asked how our amps work for jazz tele players, this video from Sound Pure demonstrates a 12″ JazzAmp with a Tele style guitar.
Clean, Clear, Warm and Articulate
The JazzAmp doing what the JazzAmp does best…