Small time amp companies? (like Madison)

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  1. great_kthulu

    great_kthulu SS.org Regular

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    So are there any amp companies like Madison left? Just wondering since there always seem to be small guitar companies coming and going, but not really with amps.
     
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    Avatar makes some heads too now i believe. pretty small.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Google "custom amps" and "boutique amps" you'll find dozens of smaller builders and shops.
     
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    Navtone
     
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    Navtone looks really cool, how much so they go for?
     
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    New amp builders pop up all the time.

    Besides me, the ones that I know of that do good high gain amps are fortin and peters. I'm sure there are plenty more out there...just about every mid sized city has at least one.
     
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    Check out Moss Amps as well. :yesway:
     
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    I have no idea. They sound great though. Perfect for doom and sludge and the like.
     
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    I feel like they would be great for some dirty screaming grind as well! If anyone knows anymore info about these amps I am really interested in them now.
     
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    Cheesebuiscut Loves his Q-tuners

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    Tried one of these sitting in my local shop, easily the fizziest amp I've ever played, more fizz than your usual solid state amp. You could turn the gain down to almost being clean, have the treble etc at 0 and it would still be fizzy.
     
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    ^aww bummer. I never Have Tried one. Loved the amount of options it gives you efx loop wise and such. And the Saturation gauge was pretty cool. wondered if itd be good. Didnt seem aimed towards metal though.
     
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    so I got in contact with dave at navtone and he said the heads are 1000$ a pop, seems like a pretty good deal for a 100%hand made head with some crushing tone.
     
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    oniduder HONKEY DONKEY

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    i liked my baron a lot, check them out
     
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    There are plenty as stated, depends on the kind of price you are looking at. Madison was lower-midrange. They were good, though. But guys like Fortin and Titan are high dollar, high end shiz. You get what you pay for though!
     
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