This site remains open though Club Amps is not currently building. We are open for the information of historic customers and those who are interested in Club Amps. We may be back in business sometime soon, but no specific date has been set.
Welcome to Club Amps!
I'm Don Anderson, founder of Club Amplifiers. I hope you will find this site useful as you explore your sonic objectives.
As I write this update it's January 2023. At the moment Club Amps is "on hold". My wife Susan and I have moved. In October 2015 I had a stroke just after the LA Amp show. I'm fine; you can't tell I ever had a stroke, but I will be limiting my business activity. I have some inventory of demo and partially complete Club Classic Series II amps. I was working on a new "Challenger" series of amps, but that will probably not happen. But, please stay in touch.
Club Amplifiers has been proud to sponsor events for the San Jose Jazz organization and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Since my stroke I haven't been able to continue that sponsorship, but you will see our presence in pictures below.
Our mission statement is a pretty simple one:
1) Very compact amplifiers suitable for working "clubs" with small stages 2) Very big, full, detailed, articulate sound! 3) Very pedal friendly
A Series II Club Classic Head. Simple elegance. Based on the core architecture of the classic '59 Bassman and early Marshall clones, the Club Classic has a much more muscular and detailed tone.
Club Classic Head on a 1x15 cab.
We are big on 15s. We are pleased to now feature the Celestion Fullback 15 in our lineup. We have several very special custom 15s. They move a lot of air but are very easy to transport. Our 15s are very detailed and lively. At a loud venue they can make the difference between being heard....or not.
Got a small amp that you love, but won't cut it at live gigs? Stack it on top of one of our 15s especially if it has an external speaker jack with impedance switching. Even without impedance switching you will have more punch.
Series II Club Classic 1x12 combo. Small but very potent; available with 15W-55W of power. Available with a broad range of speakers from Celestion, Eminence and Weber.
Mouse Mays of Point Blank on the left performing with a 50W Club Classic
EL34 head at the Dallas International Guitar Festival. The "tiny" Club
head is sitting on top of a Peavey head and 4x12 cab (This was the
Our thanks to Mouse for choosing Club. It sounded amazing!
The late Larry Coryell playing a Club 50W 1x15 Reverb Combo at Kuumbwa Jazz. He is missed!
Extraordinary singer-guitar player Martin Luther playing a Club 30W 2x10 Reverb Combo at the Monterey Jazz Festival. There are actually two Club Amps on stage. Can you see the second one? Renowned keyboardist Brian Jackson chose a Club 50W 1x15 Reverb Combo to get the sound he was looking for from his Rhodes piano. It's all the way at the left. Brian turned the amp towards himself (away from the audience) so he could hear himself as clearly as possible then mic-ed the amp through the PA for the audience. There's a black Yamaha grand piano behind the Club Amp, but if you look closely you can see the power tubes glowing.
Keyboard wizard Craig Taiborn chose a Club 20W combo for the first of his two performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
For this highly inventive performance Craig had the Club Amp
"aimed" into the cavity of a Yamaha Grand Piano. He played a vintage Farfisa
drawbar keyboard through the Club Amp to resonate with the Yamaha
Grand. It was a very interesting and impressive performance.
R&B and Blues sensation Murali Coryell on the Blues Stage at the San Jose Summerfest. The house was "groovin" to Murali's blues with a R&B flavor. Murali was playing through a 50W 1x15 reverb combo. Murali was kind enough to make a special announcement to the crowd that Club Amplifiers was delivering his tone.
Larry Coryell during the multi-performance documentary "Earthquake at Yoshi's-a Retrospective". Larry is playing through a 60W 1x15 Club Combo
Club Amps have amazing detail; for electric guitar of all styles, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. Note in this picture from the San Jose Jazz Association Winterfest, that two artists from the Andre Thierry Zaydego Band chose to use Club Amplifiers; guitar and keyboard. The guitar amp is hard to see behind the washboard player.
We appreciated this Myspace post from our good friend Lello D'Angelo from Milano, Italy. He's been a Club Amp owner for years. He play's his Club Head through a 2x12 cab with some seriously vintage Celestions. His rock and rockin blues are first rate.
About this website
We build amps as our primary mission. We are boutique, not a factory.
You could say our permanent
web site is still under construction, but our priority is on building
amps. In fact, this site is in re-design, but we've been saying that for very long time. It may change eventually. Because most everything we make is to
customer criteria the normal "shopping carts" of e-commerce don't work
very well. If you're interested in a Club Amp drop us an email at email@example.com.
This site contains a lot of information, perhaps more than many musicians would want. But, over the years we've found that our happiest clients are the ones who have put some serious thought and research into what they "really" want. If you are not familiar with our company or our product I encourage you to start by taking a look at the "Products" page. Check out the product page first, then take a careful look at the About Us page and "Why Club Amps?" We've been building amps for a very long time. We make a really great amp. I hope we'll be building an amp for you soon.
Please send comments and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org