Colby Amps launches boutique guitar amplifier line

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Colby Amps, a new line of boutique guitar amplifiers created by accomplished guitarist, amplifier aficionado, and industry veteran Mitch Colby and renowned guitarist Jim Weider (the Band), announces the launch of its product line. The first two offerings are the dual-channel dtb, “dual tone booster” heads, the dtb50 (50 Watts) and dtb100 (85 Watts), along with two matching speaker cabinet options. These heads, with their pure tube and meticulously prepared signal path, have a rich feature set that will rightly place Colby Amps at the peak of a short list of boutique amp manufacturers from around the globe.

When designing the new dtb50 and dtb100 heads, Mitch Colby drew upon his 30+ years of experience in the industry, where he helped guide the direction of two legendary amplifier brands, VOX and Marshall. As a collector, gear expert and technician, he has stayed at the forefront of the state of the art of guitar amps his whole life, with an insatiable curiosity and drive to search high and low for the perfect tone. And as a set of ears, he is second to none. Colby Amps are the result of his lifelong pursuit of the ideal amp (aesthetically, structurally, feature-set-wise, and of course, tonally), which led him to create this new line of uncompromising hand-wired boutique units.

The two models took over two years of tonal development before they were finalized. The main goal was to build (in Colby’s words) “tone-to-the-bone” channel switching amps with two channels, each with its own dedicated tone controls suitable for any playing situation, whether recording, live or at home. Colby and Weider carefully sourced and selected components critical to the tone including resistors, capacitors, transformers, chassis and tubes, so that the amps perfectly reflect the sounds of sparkle, fullness, compression, body, focused gain, smooth feel, and touch sensitivity that they had in mind. Weider’s involvement was so crucial that Colby decided to have him put his signature on the back of each unit.

Colby Amps are built to the absolute highest quality standards and are 100% hand-built and reflect the highest quality in amplifier design and manufacturing.

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