With free shipping and a risk free trial return policy, 99.5% of players who try The Bud amplifier choose to keep it.
If You Play, You Need a Bud!
When we introduced The Bud amp at NAMM in 2015, we knew we had something special on our hands, but we had no idea it would take off the way it did. The Bud’s power and tone combined into such a tiny package is hard to believe unless you try it yourself, so we offered free shipping and a free trial/return policy… only a handful were ever returned. But don’t take our word for it, below is a collection of professional demos, customer reviews and videos. Try it, you’ll like it!
“Remarkable!” – Premier Guitar
John Bohlinger from Premier Guitar puts The Bud through the ringer with an acoustic guitar, a mandolin and an ES340. Premier Guitar rated The Bud a solid 4.5/5 giving us their coveted Premier Gear Award in 2016.
“Natural sound without any tubbiness…its bass response is surprising.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Adam Perlmutter dubbed The Bud “Small Wonder” in his 2016 review.
“Such a huge sound coming from such a small box!” – Grand Gtrs Magazine (Germany)
Peter Schilmöller reviewed our entire line for German magazine http://www.grandguitars.de/
“Your new best friend” – Guitar Player Magazine
Joyce Kuo reviewed The Bud for Guitar Player Magazine and says “if you want a little more or less of something, and you can’t dial it in with the 5-band EQ, then maybe the sound you’re looking for should be reconsidered or avoided outright.”
Perry Smith, John Storie and Will Brahm stopped by the shop while on tour with the New West Guitar Group in 2015. We had just released The Bud and they were anxious to try it out. Both John and Perry plugged into the same Bud, and blew everyone away with this impromptu jam on ‘Scrapple from the Apple’.
Our friend Libor Smoldas from the Czech Republic stopped by the shop while on tour in the US. He played a Bud amp on a gig and was blown away, so he wanted to come by for a tour.
“Superb!” – The North American Guitar
TNAG’s Michael Watts investigates The Bud phenomenon…
Dave Tamkin explains how to use The Bud Amplifiers FX Loop. The FX loop sends the signal from the amp post-EQ and returns it pre-reveb.
Castle Byers performing their original tune, “What Would You Do”, at The Factory Stage at Henriksen Amplifiers. Guitar and vocals were both run through a single Bud Amplifier for each musician.
Dickie (www.dickiemusic.com) performing their original tune, “Happier Me”, at The Factory Stage at Henriksen Amplifiers. Guitar and vocals were both run through a single Bud Amplifier. Violin and vocals were run through a single Bud Amplifier. Bass Sax was run through a JazzAmp312.
Live from The Factory Stage; Sean and Andrea McGowan performing “Sometimes It Snows in April” by Prince. Both vocals and guitar are straight through a single Bud Amplifier. No processing or effects. Recorded live with a Zoom H2.
M. Smith (msmithmusic.com) stopped the The Factory Stage at Henriksen Amplifiers to perform a few tunes and promote a show he had a couple days after. Guitar and vocals were all run through a single Bud Amplifier.