Jazz Amps for Jazz Musicians

The Henriksen JazzAmp has proven itself to be THE jazz guitar amplifier for gigging jazz musicians over the past decade. The JazzAmp provides all the power, portability and features a jazz guitar or bass player needs with 120 watts of analog power, a 5 band graphic EQ, reverb, input gain control, studio grade line out, FX loop, extension speaker out and headphone out. The JazzAmp is built in two sizes; the 310 is a 10″ speaker combo and the 312 is a 12″. The JazzAmp 310 is has a slightly tighter response to cut through a band mix while the 312, originally designed as a bass amp, has a softer response and can handle much lower frequencies which makes it more ideally suited for solo fingerstyle, 7-string guitar or, of course, bass.

About the JazzAmp

Our founder, Bud Henriksen, after searching for years for a guitar amplifier that sounded the way he thought it should for jazz guitar, finally decided to just build one the way he wanted it. Sticking to a few key principles such as an analog design with no filters and no tone controls, and keeping it simple with just an input and a 5-band EQ, the JazzAmp prototypes were born in 2005. The first production model was shipped in October of 2006, and the JazzAmp has since evolved to include significant increases in power and essential features which do not detract from the original tone of the first prototypes.

Features and Specifications

The JazzAmpTM features an Eminence Beta speaker and a defeat-able Eminence tweeter for an even, full range response in port tuned cabinets designed to handle the low end of an upright bass yet maintain high end complexities necessary for guitar or other instruments.  The Beta speaker gives you a warm, dark and mellow tone and the tweeter creates a high frequency dimension that sparkles and really brings out acoustic qualities of your guitar, and will add an acoustic quality to your solid body guitars or EUB’s.

The feature set on the JazzAmp includes an input gain control along with the 1/4″/XLR phantom powered combo jack to accommodate almost any pickup system. The 5-band EQ offers the ability to adjust the amplifier to the room without altering the original tone of the instrument. There is also an extension speaker output, FX loop, tweeter defeat switch, balanced XLR line out and a headphone jack.

Tech specs:
• 120 watts
• Input Gain Control
• Bright switch
• 5 band graphic EQ
• Reverb
• 48v phantom powered XLR/1/4″ combo input
• Balanced XLR line out (post EQ and reverb)
• Eminence Beta speaker with ASD1001 tweeter
• TRS send/return FX loop
• Ext. Speaker out
• Headphone Jack

 

Straight Ahead Tone 

Gianluca Belpassi laying down some quintessential jazz guitar tone through his JazzAmp

 

Clean, Clear, Warm and Articulate 

The JazzAmp doing what the JazzAmp does best…

 

Sean and Adam

Sean McGowan and Adam Miller at the Summer NAMM show 2015 taking the new 3-series JazzAmps for a test drive.

 

Jazz Tele

We often get asked how our amps work for jazz tele players, this video from Sound Pure demonstrates a 12″ JazzAmp with a Tele style guitar.

Choosing the right amp can be a nightmare for a guitarist. The factors that go into the decision process are innumerable! This is why I play Henriksen JazzAmps exclusively. In all my years of playing, I felt like I found the “Holy Grail” when I discovered Henriksen. My sound has never been better or more consistent. Henriksen cares about their product and their customers.

Jacques Lesure

This is my second 110, and I’m STILL lovin’ it! My first was a very early model. Used it everywhere from small clubs to the Kennedy Center. Now with more power and better reverb, the Jazz Amp just got even better. To my ears, it is the answer to the sterile, hi-fi sound of some SS amps, and the boxy nasalness of others… The EQ is the key. Allows you to dial in a natural sound in any room.

Donato Soviero

The amp arrived! It sounds great, looks great, and the gig bag is excellent too! There’s so many sounds I can achieve with it, and I’ve only just begun experimenting with the EQ! And the reverb is by far the best built-in digital verb I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait to use this on my gig this weekend! Thanks a bunch, this amp is a definite winner for jazz. It makes my custom Ibanez semi-hollowbody sing! Thanks for everything.

Brandon Hunt