Small / Lesser Known Brands For High Gain Amps

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Hiwatt, but only for the Super-Hi 50. Though the UK is not in the EU anymore, so no idea if it's a shitshow getting stuff from here.
Have there been any of these out in the wild at all? Remember seeing those namm clips some time ago, but that´s about it. But yeah, it is no fun getting stuff from the UK either ever since Brexit. Honestly guys, just why.....
 

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Have there been any of these out in the wild at all? Remember seeing those namm clips some time ago, but that´s about it. But yeah, it is no fun getting stuff from the UK either ever since Brexit. Honestly guys, just why.....

They're out there, but quite limited. I'm tempted. I don't want to pay $3800 for one. There's also a lower cost one which I think is the same pre mated to a lunchbox poweramp, made in China. And of course the Dover stuff is very related, but I think the Hiwatt sounded better in clips TBH.
 

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Got them on my mind for some time now :) Daniel from Deadweld Audio is distributing them here in Germany. He can get the kits and build them, had a chat with him about that some time ago.

MI Amplification Megalith Beta V2 and Gamma
Already mentioned them. I was about to order a Gamma about two years ago but the lack of communication put me off. I was wondering, if it is already like this before i order, how is it gonna be once he has my money?
 

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I don't remember the name, but there's some Sunn Model T type builder in Sweden IIRC. I think Fluff has one. Looked badass.
 

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Laboga Mr Hector absolutely rips
funny you mentioned that one, was aware of that amp but did not look into it up until two days ago :) can you elaborate a bit more?

You may consider Fortin amps, Driftwood amps and of course Diezel (ok, this is known... ) 😉
yes, i ment lesser known builders than these, hehe ;) had a diezel d moll some time ago, cool amp but not tight enough or rather biting in the high end. Though would like to have another one at some point.
also had a drftwood and was glad when i got rid of it. Way overrated imo but reading through the thread here, seems like more people seem to realize that
 

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funny you mentioned that one, was aware of that amp but did not look into it up until two days ago :) can you elaborate a bit more?
They're very much a rectifier tonally. The original guitar player in Dagoba used one, and their album What Hell is About is the best example of them I can think of.
 

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If you want comedy go do some searching and find his posts on the Marshall forum and a few others... I believe a lot of the stuff is still out there
I was there when the dude would post there regularly. You are NOT wrong. :rofl: I'm shocked to find out the dude ended up being an amp builder full-time.

Also related to the topic; they're out of business now, but I remember Baron Amps being the shiznit back in the day.

Speaking of MI Audio, there's another Austrailian-based amp company that I can't remember the name of ATM. I think it's Sherlock? I swore they made a high-gain amp head or two.
 

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yes, i ment lesser known builders than these, hehe ;) had a diezel d moll some time ago, cool amp but not tight enough or rather biting in the high end. Though would like to have another one at some point.
also had a drftwood and was glad when i got rid of it. Way overrated imo but reading through the thread here, seems like more people seem to realize that
Ok, have a look then to Brunetti amps, especially the Brunetti XL-R EVO II...
 


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