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For more than 10 years Headstrong Amplifiers has been building boutique hand wired replica and original amplifier designs for some of the world's most renowned guitar players and musicians.

If you're tired of your tone getting pushed around, maybe it's time to try a HEADSTRONG!

New Artists

It's been a bit since I have posted here...In that time I have added a few more killer players to the list.

I must mention Chris Traynor (Bush, Helmet, Orange 9mm), a complete monster of a guitar player and a one of a kind human to boot.  He chose his Lil King as a desert island amp in a recent podcast...That's all I could ask for and a touch more!  Check him out here

Seth Walker also picked up an amp, a Lil' King-S, for his US Road dates through summer and fall.  If you've not seen Seth and his band, I strongly suggest you do!  Seth is a world class player, writer and singer, with a 1st class band backing him up! 

Mark Johnson has been touring the world with his Atlanta based band, Delta Moon, since the late 90's.  He has been playing a 2-10 Verbrovibe since 2007.  He now has a Corduroy with 120/240V taps so he can carry Headstrong tone across the globe.  Check them out ASAP!

Jarrod Dickenson recently picked up a one-off 6G2 Princeton to match his original for UK gigs.  So anytime you see his name in Europe, chances are a Headstrong is in tow.  Great songs, great guy!  Check him out


NEW Dealer in Belgium

Very proud to welcome the guys at "The Guitar Bar" in Antwerp Belgium.  If you are in the EU and interested in buying from these guys to save on import duties etc., they are my ONLY EU dealer at the moment so give them a ring or shoot them an email.  I will be sending a 12" Lil King and Lil King-S as well as a 10" Santa Cruz 5 amp in the next month.  More models coming soon!




The new Corduroy Amp is now available!

The Corduroy is a replica of the 1961-63 6G3 Brown Deluxe.  20 watts from 2-6V6 power tubes into a single 12" Alessandro designed Eminence speaker.  The first ones out have gone to players with original models and they have both said the Corduroy is virtually identical, with one saying he liked the Corduroy better.  I am very pleased to hear the feedback(pun intended) so far!  There are a few short clips up on the Corduroy Page

As always you can shoot me an email or call with any questions regarding pricing and availability.  I look forward to speaking with you about this great new amp!



NEW Lifetime Warranty

Announcing a NEW LIFETIME WARRANTY that is retroactive for ALL Headstrong Amps

Like the 10 year warranty, this new lifetime coverage is FULLY transferable

When I first started this company in 2003, a lifetime warranty would not have held much weight, but after 15 years, I feel that you the customer realize, I am not going anywhere so your amp should always be covered regardless of age.

Never any need to register your product or serial #, if I built it and you bought it, IT'S COVERED!

Some of the components inside the amp, speakers, transformers, resistors etc, do have shorter coverage time frames, but essentially you will be covered for any workmanship that I performed and there will also be discounted labor rates and parts pricing for any repair work needed on out of warranty repairs.  Example, your transformer blows after 5 years and it is out of warranty or you put the wrong fuse in and smoked the transformer...My normal labor rate will be cut by 50% and you pay my price for the parts to fix it.

Shipping to and from the shop will still be up to the owner to cover unless the amp was purchased less than 90 days from the issue.


Give me a ring or drop me an email with any questions on this new policy.  I am always available to answer any questions


Thanks for a great 15 years and beyond



I will be attending the NAMM show in Anaheim next week.  While Headstrong won't have a booth, I'll be on the floor all 4 days and would love to meet up with any one in attendance and interested.  Special NAMM sales on all amps with discounts of up to 15% with free shipping.

There will be a Santa Cruz-5 and the NEW Corduroy amp (1961-63 Brown Deluxe) in LA so those will be available to try out for private demos.  If you are interested in trying one of these you can EMAIL me or call/text 510-898-8123

Hope to see you there

Wayne appears on the Let there Be Talk Podcast

Wayne had the honor and privilege to appear on the "Let there be Talk" as part of his Handmade series, hosted by the great Dean Delray last week.  They talk Black Crowes, Stones, guitar, music, life, and of course gear. 

"I had a blast and hope you enjoy this as much as I did!"

Links below or search "let there be talk" or "Dean Delray" where you get your podcasts.  Great talk!!







New dealer in China

Just finished up the details and happy to announce our first dealer in the Far East. 

Sheng shi fan hua has placed an order for 4 amps including the Lil King, LK-S, and two SC-5 amps.  I am hoping to get these shipped over there the last week of February and I will let you know when those are in the air headed that way. 

New photo galleries

If you take a look around at the bottom of most of the amp models' pages, you will notice a ton of new pics on the site.  I have finally found a little time to update the photos on most amps.  Of course as I sell more Lil King amps than anything else, that model is the main benefactor of the aforementioned updates.  Hope you enjoy and always trying to stay on top of all this around here...21st century technology promoting 20th century amplifiers!



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