Todd Sharp Amplifiers Launches
Generating Buzz From Top GuitaristsHand Crafted Guitar Amplifiers Designed by a Real Player for Real Players
NASHVILLE, TN…Guitarist, Todd Sharp, announces the launch of Todd Sharp Amplifiers, custom-made amplifiers in Nashville, TN. The high-end, hand-wired vacuum tube amps are the first of their kind from Sharp, who has 40+ years performing from studios to stadiums. He has played with numerous artists, including Hall & Oates, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Bob Welch, Delbert McClinton, Carlene Carter and many more. Through his years of performing experience Sharp had yet to find the perfect amp, so he decided to build one.
"Like any player, I have been enthralled with the many great amps of the past 60 years. I've owned and worked with so many of them as a working guitarist but also as proprietor of Nashville Amplifier Service (amprepair.com). My approach to amplifier design is a little different," Sharp notes. "This is truly creative art to me. There are plenty of Fender, Marshall, Vox and Dumble clones out there. I'm not interested in building another knock off - I'm interested in making amplifiers for the player who wants the best there is. Amps that respond like instruments."
Early admirers of the brand include Vince Gill, John Oates, and Mick Fleetwood, who have all purchased amps. Oates is using the JOAT 20RT on his 2016 national tour with Daryl Hall. Owen Barry, guitarist for Tal Wilkenfeld, will also be using Todd Sharp Amps during their tour opening for The Who this year.
The flagship Todd Sharp Amplifier model is the JOAT 20RT (Jack Of All Tone, 20 Watts, Reverb/Tremolo), which offers a truly original approach to vacuum tube guitar amplification. There is no tone stack (conventional bass, mid, treble controls), nor the loss that comes with a conventional tone stack. As Sharp likes to say, "It's all tone, but you can take some away if you like." The JOAT circuit employs a unique approach to gain and tone architecture utilizing rotary selector switches; ATTITUDE, LOW CUT and HIGH CUT along with a BITE switch. INPUTS 1 and 2 are designed intentionally to receive single coil or dual coil pickups. The REVERB is unlike any other, producing a super smooth sound more akin to a plate than spring reverb. TREMOLO offers an ultra-stable, wide range of speed and intensity - from subtle to full stutter.
About Todd Sharp Amplifiers
Founded in 2016, Todd Sharp Amplifiers are hand-crafted in Nashville, TN. The debut model the JOAT (Jack of all Tone) 20RT head and Model A 2x12" speaker cabinet are now available. From aesthetics to chassis, to mil spec rotary selectors and pots, aircraft grade isolation mounts for the first stage 6AU6 pentode and dual Reverb tank design, custom spec transformers, hand wired with 19 strand Teflon wire, stainless steel hardware, and a painstaking process of selecting each component for optimum performance. The JOAT series amplifier delivers from Fingerboard to Baffleboard.
About Todd Sharp
Todd Sharp is a multi-talented musician, with a versatile career as an award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, and founder of Todd Sharp Amplifiers. Sharp joined Hall & Oates on tour as their lead guitar player at the age of 19; followed were gigs with Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Bob Welch, Rod Stewart, Carlene Carter, David Crosby, Delbert McClinton, Australian icon Jimmy Barnes, and French legend Eddy Mitchell. Sharp has also worked alongside greats Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and more. As a solo artist, Sharp released two critically acclaimed records Who Am I andWalking All The Way. Also an accomplished songwriter, Sharp co-wrote the top ten hits, "Got a Hold On Me" with Christine McVie and Juice Newton's "A Little Love." In 1994, Sharp opened Nashville Amplifier Service performing expert repairs, restorations, and modifications for an impressive clientele.
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