It’s coming near that time of year again; summer NAMM 2009. Summer NAMM begins July 17th thru the 19th. Firebelly Amplification will proudly introduce three special edition models–that will be produced exclusively for distribution through music stores–these are upgraded editions from the current models being produced and sold exclusively on the internet.
Firebelly’s new models boast more enhanced features such as top of the line components, G10 Glass Epoxy boards, modified boost circuits, special edition speakers, six spring Accutronics reverb tanks for ultra lush verb and more. What’s more, FireBelly has partnered with Jensen and will be exclusively using some of Jensen’s finest speakers in their amplifiers.
This new line of vintage tube, hand-built amplifiers will only be offered through selected music stores. Internet sales of the base amplifier line may continue for a short while, but will likely be phased out since only a limited number of hand built amplifiers can be produced by FireBelly’s owner, Steven Cohen.
Mr. Cohen, who is an attorney mediator/arbitrator by day, has been building amplifiers for nearly 40 years. In his pursuit for “that tone”, he built the first “FireBelly” for himself. Having numerous requests to duplicate the prototype amp, Cohen started producing 3 to 4 amplifiers each month with orders coming in as fast as he could send completed amps out the door. After streamlining some of the building processes and bringing his son into the business, Cohen decided to take his line public and is offering three distinct models based upon early ’60’s and late ’50’s vintage Fender tube design circuits. FireBelly Amps, according to some very pleased customers, has exceeded all their expectations for vintage tube amp tone and Cohen has become quite well known for his ability to promptly respond to email messages and provide top level customer support, something that has become a bit of an anomaly these days.
You will be able to see and hear the FireBelly models at the Summer NAMM show this July. What else do you have to do? If you can’t make it to summer NAMM, that’s okay, you can hear clips of it online: Visit firebellyamps.com