Headstrong Amplifiers boutique handwired Fender style tube amps

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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!



- Hand-wired Based on 1961-63 6G11 Brown Vibrolux

-30 watts 6L6 power tubes 2-channels

-Available as a 20 watt with 6V6 tubes

-Bias Vary Tremolo

-Eminence 12" GA-SC64

-Available as single or 2-10"

-Combo or Head


This amp is balanced and richly satisfying staying
clean up to 6 on the volume control and then gracefully
spilling over into a sweet over-driven tone at higher
volume levels. The tremolo is organic and rich, and this is
an amplifier that true players can revel in.


Tonequest Report 2016

Blueprinted from 2 of Wayne's personal 6G11/6G11-A cosmetically beat but internally cherry Fender Brown Vibrolux amplifiers.  The same model Mark Knopfler used on the famous Dire Straits album "Sultans of Swing" 

The stock model comes as a 1X12 with the Eminence GA-SC64 speaker designed by George Alessandro with the goal of capturing a broken in vintage speaker....I feel this is a great fit for the Sultan.  Nice tight bottom end with a clear top end that cuts through without any harshness. 

The Brown Vibrolux features the tapped treble control as found on the original circuit, which basically means the treble really starts to kick in at settings above 5 on the control knob.  This was found on all the brown era Fender amps, why, is another conversation, but the brown era amps were always the perfect stepping stone from Tweed to Blackface.  Not as loose and open as a tweed, but not as bright and tight as a Blackface.

The Sultan is also available in a 15 watt version.  All will remain the same, but slightly lower voltages and a pair of 6V6 power tubes will bring wattage down to small stage levels.

Tech Info & Features:

  • 30 watts (20 watt model also available)

  • 2-6L6 Power tubes

  • Bias Vary Tremolo

  • One Button Footswitch

  • 2-Channels (Normal/Bright)

  • Eminence GA-SC64 Speaker

  • 1X12, 1X10, 2x10 and Head

  • Weight: 39 lbs (1X12)

Front Panel:

  • Hi/Lo Inputs

  • Volume

  • Treble

  • Bass

  • Speed

  • Intensity

 Back Panel:

  • Power cord

  • Bias Pot

  • 2A Fuse

  • Power Switch

  • Standby Switch

  • 8 ohm Speaker Jack

  • 8 ohm X Speaker jack

  • Tremolo FS Jack

Pricing and Specs:

  • 1X12 Combo: $2450.00

  • Dims: 17 X 24.125 X 9.5 35 lbs.


  • 2X10 Combo: $2550.00

  • Dims: 17 X 24.125 X 9.5 40 lbs.


  • 1X10 Combo: $2425.00

  • Dims: 17 X 24.125 X 9.5 32 lbs.


  • Head: $2400.00

  • Dims: 9.5 X 24.125 X 9.5 27 lbs.



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