Kendrick Black Gold 15 Reviews
I have been playing for 35 years, mostly thru Fender and Marshall amps.After much research, I settled on the BG 15 as the best choice for a low power (15 watts)Class A amp. Guitar Player Magazine's review really sold me, too. It has two separate single ended power sections that self bias any of several power tubes so I can use dissimilar tubes for a personalized tone..endless combinations, no re-biasing! I went to their website, called them up and ordered over the phone. I asked for the antique pine cabinet upgrade so the price was $1795. I never thought I would spend that much for an amp, let alone over the phone without playing it first, but read on!
When it arrived, it soon developed a nasty fizzy buzz so I called Gerald and he and Jim Estep were due to exhibit at a vintage show in my area so I packed up the amp and delivered it in person and hung with them for a while. Nice guys and totally devoted to what they do. They took it back to Texas, fixed the buzz, took it all the way back through final test/button-up, upgraded to FANE speakers, gave me a Klotz guitar cable, Kendrick strings, and a KT66 Electro-Harmonix power tube and shipped the whole thing back to me NO CHARGE. Do yourself a favor and visit their website and listen to the sound samples of various amps. You will see what I mean: Eric Johnson and Jimmy Vaughn meet Keith Richard at Clapton's for lunch in 1967 all the way!Dan in Santa Cruz rated this unit on 2001-10-26.
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