Kustom Groove Bass 1200 head and 410H & 215H cabinets
Remember those groovy Kustom amps from the ’60s and ’70s with the colorful “tuck & roll” cushioned covers—the kind Creedence Clearwater Revival used? Well, forget that, because the new Groove Bass series of Kustom amps look nothing like those. These smooth-looking amps are more akin to Michael Jordan’s shaved head than Dr. J’s fabulous ’fro. Hanser Holdings International, better known as HHI, acquired the Kustom brand in 1989; the amp line has now enjoyed a complete overhaul, thanks to a new design team that intends to build on the brand’s heritage but offer more modern rigs.