Average user rating

5

Rating breakdown

5
80% Complete (danger)
10
4
80% Complete (danger)
0
3
80% Complete (danger)
0
2
80% Complete (danger)
0
1
80% Complete (danger)
0


Monarch

I bought an Emprize Monarch from Philip, which is like a Fender Brownface Princeton (6G2), or a more recently released Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton edition. Initially I wasn't sure which model to get, I wanted something between a Tweed Deluxe and '65 Deluxe Reverb. I wanted the amp to be able to produce sounds for blues, jazz, country and 50's rock, and I got all that and more.

Philip was extremly helpful and explained all the different choices in parts and the extra tweaks I could have, which resulted in an absolutely amazing sounding amplifier. He added a Negative Feedback Switch, which I now use most of the time. The touch sensitivity and warm overdrive is to die for. I was worried that the amp would be too loud for home use, so Philip added power-scaling with Drive + Power dials. These allow me to tame the "Fire Breathing Brownie" for an evening jam. I've also tried the amp with an attenuator (which I use with Fender '65 DRRI) and it works very well with this amp. Some of my pedals have also come to life, an added bonus!

The build quality is solid, everything is finished to perfection. All the parts; cabinet, speaker, grill, leather handle are top notch. This is definitely the best amplifier I have ever owned or played. My only regret is that I didn't choose Emprize amps before this, I might have to sell the Fender '65 DRRI to make space for another amp from Philip! Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed.



6th May, 2022

Helmsley

What can I say about this amp, other than it is a wondrous magical tone machine. Seriously if you want an amp that truly sings, then look no further. With a 12” speaker you get the full range American crystal sound, and the included tremolo and reverb are the swampy icing on the cake. If I can ever play loud it has a lovely creamy voice, when it’s pushed up past 7. However, it also plays very nicely with my pedals so I have all the options I will ever need. Philip has built a winner here, and is a top guy to do business with, he will look after you. Finally just ask yourself where else can you get a hand built royal amp, that uses the best components, for such a good price. This amp is exactly what I was looking for, and I cannot recommend Emprize more highly. I will be back for more…




5 (with Jensen P8R)

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.


Deluxe TD

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.

Oct 22nd, 2020

Helmsley

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, Facebook post


5

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+++++++!


5 Vintage

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.

February 20, 2019

5 Vintage

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.


5

Amazing sell and amazing craftsmanship. It sounds incredible too :-)



March 15, 2019

Deluxe

I am over the moon with the amp. The amp has a lot of character and is really well built. It looks and sounds great; it's so clear and growls when driven. I am so glad that I have bought this.