Bought the Emprize 5 and what an amazing amplifier. I had Philip fit a Jensen Alnico to it and what a sound. This amp goes from creamy clean to roaring overdriven tones all from my guitar volume. I can see why this amp
still has such a strong following. As for service, I can't recommend Philip highly enough. Faultless communication and attention to detail. If you're looking for traditionally built hand wired amps of the highest quality, look no further.
Well this is very obviously the best amplifier I have owned or played through. That's not a huge list but does include some respected valve amps (Marshall, Laney, Blackstar).
It has a couple of surprises as a vintage valve design. The bass at any sound level I would ever want is remarkably controlled/tight/punchy.
The background noise is just astoundingly subdued. Even my not very well shielded Tele doesn't provoke hum. A first. My EMG equipped strat is just silent. Build quality and perceived value is faultless.
Tone is of course entirely subjective but it just sounds like a good guitar amp should to me. Most importantly, it just invites to be played through. There is a certain something about any amp which basically
causes you not to even think about 'effects' pedals and this is one. Literally the only thing I add is a very modest bit of reverb from an electro-harmonix holy grail. And that is optional.
I have had my Helmsley for a few months and cannot sing it’s praises highly enough. To my ears, it outshines all the other modern interpretations of a blackface amp
I have come across and confidently competes with the finest vintage examples I have played. It’s also one of the few brand new amps that already feels truly broken in and ready to go. I’m thrilled with
my purchase and will be sure to grow my Emprize collection. Zak Hobbs website,
I got my Champ a couple of days ago and I'm totally blown away with the quality of build and sound.
It's like going into the back of that old second hand store and finding a real gem thats sat there for years unnoticed.
I can't fault Plilip's service and patience when i asked for a few tweaks with the design to suit my personal requirements. I will definitely be buying from Emprize amplification again. A+++++++!
Just received one of Philip’s beautiful Champ amplifiers. Amazing tones and so beautifully built - I have even convinced my wife its a piece of furniture! Stunning sounds combined with my SVL Stratocaster -
old school 50/60s vibe (think EC, SRV etc). Thanks Philip great work great communication and great value.
I just wanted to say I love the Emprize 5 Champ I bought from you recently. I have been playing guitar for 30 years, have had a couple of original Champs over that time.
The Emprize 5 is a very well put together, wonderful sounding Champ clone. I couldn't be happier with it! I wish you great success with the business and I will certainly be in touch for a Deluxe soon.