The Memphis Mini Amplifier

The Memphis Mini  -- a little monster 5-watt harp amp.  It nails the vintage blues tone for only $499.

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- 5-watts of killer tube tone from a single-ended Class A circuit
- Volume and Tone controls
- Hand wired point-to-point on a turret board
- Circuit designed for classic blues harp tone
- JJ Tesla 12AU7 preamp tube
- Electro Harmonix 6V6 power tube
- 6Z4 rectifier tube
- Weber Signature 8-inch speaker
- Big iron in the transformers
- Tru-Tone line out
- Vintage-style tweed cab

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This amplifier has a big colorful sound with the vintage crunch and grit coveted by blues harp players.  It responds beautifully to the pressure you put on your harp microphone, and it rewards your good technique with classic tone and dynamics.  It is very feedback resistant.

The Memphis Mini is ready to produce superb vintage blues harp tone from the moment it arrives:  You won't need to change anything.  It weighs only 18 pounds, but with the line out you can easily connect it to a PA mixer and be heard in any venue, from a small juke joint to a major festival.  

Minor cosmetic imperfections in the amp are normal and expected.  The amps look great -- exactly as in the photos to the right -- and they are tools for serious players. 

We know of no other blues harp amp with this tone and versatility at this price.  Not even close.

A small amp turned up always sounds better than a big amp turned down.

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Two of the best young players on the planet have enthusiastically endorsed the Memphis Mini amp.  Check 'em out:

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What players are saying about the Memphis Mini amp:


From Rodrigo in South America:  "Hey Rick, I'm back to Brazil and just came from my first rehearsal with my ban....LOVE THE AMP!!! Thank you!!!!!!"

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From Sheldon in Nashville:  "This thing screams! And it has that '59 Champ tone!"

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"Hi Rick-Just got the amp.Sounds great and no feedback.I finally have a real harp amp!.Keep up the good work, Brian"

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From Dennis in Tahoe: "I've figured out that my new (loving it) Memphis Mini will fit into a carry on roller bag along with all required cables mics and harps.  Well done, Rick Davis!"

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"Hey Rick, I talked the host of the open mic jam to let me use my new amp on a couple songs. They were blown away by the sound. The five time Grammy winner keyboard player , he also plays harmonica said that was the best harp amp he has heard."

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From Kevin in the UK:  "Hi Rick, Just writing to say how pleased I am with the amp.  Here is a short video of me playing through it."  (See Kevin's video HERE.)

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From Eric in Texas:  "That amp kick ass. It's worth the wait. Side by side to the [xxxxxxxx] amp the Memphis Mini kicks it ass. Fine work Rick."

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"Hey Rick now I have my brand new Memphis Mini at Costa Rica and sounds great . This is my principal amp now . Respond amazing even beteen two animal guitar players jejeje . Lot of thanks and I looking forward to tryng other microphones to heard with the MM . Thanks"

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Mario Hemken in Germany:  "Pack small, play BIG!  Fat tone and crunch. Everyone who knows how to play the harp right will love that!"  (See Mario's video HERE)

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From Brad in Idaho:  "Hey Rick I just wanted to write and say thank you. I've used my Memphis Mini at 3 gigs now and I couldn't be more impressed. The tone is unbelievable! Keep on doing what you're doing man, cause you've got something here for sure. Cheers ~ Brad"

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From Kareem in Alabama: "I wanted you to know I love my new Memphis Mini. It has great tone. My band is very impressed with the quality of sound. Can't wait to play it at my next gig."

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From Rich in CT:  "My Memphis Mini Amp arrived at 12:30 this afternoon. What a great sounding amp!!!  The tone is fantastic,something I've been trying to get for years. This little amp has some "balls"."

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From Greg in Tennessee:  "Amp is great!  I also got a Lone Wolf delay.  The combo is really special. I play through a late 70's Green Bullet."

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From Gary in Alabama:  "Thanks so much Rick.  The amp is everything you said it would be.  I did not get to use it for The Jimmy Thackery Show (which was a big success) but it is ready to go for the next oppurtunity.  If this was E-Bay I would give you a five star rating across the board.  The G-Man, a satisfied customer."

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A Memphis Mini owner who is a very fine working player told me today he uses it lined out into his Sonny Jr. "I got m/m tone thru my sonny..."

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Hi Rick. Thanks a lot for a great amp. I have been thru many amps for harp over the years.  I have a 1959 tweed champ I thought was the best small harp amp. But now it is going up with the rest.  This Memphis Mini is every bit it is said to be and more. It has that rasp tone with plenty of bottom, and loud!  Wow. Looks like my gigs are solved when it comes to amps. Keep up the good works these, in my opinion will go down as one of the best small harp amps made. Thanks. Rob in Ohio.

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Noel in BC Canada -- "I got my Memphis Mini amp today and I'm so very pleased with it. I just absolutely love it, it's just super. Again, I can't thank you enough. Rick."

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A sketch of Bull Frog playing his amp:


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Brian in Tulsa, OK:  "The Memphis Mini arrived on Thursday. Loving it! It's a beautiful little amp with a gorgeous big sound. Thanks!"

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Steve from Big Bear, CA, after receiving his Memphis Mini amp:  "Rick you are da man.  After going through a number of amps I found my sound.  It's amazing . I may only be a back yard player but I sound like the big guys... I was surprised that it really DOESN'T  even need effects . I used the line out to a PA. with just a little delay and  OMG ...THERE IT WAS  great blues sound I've been looking for for years. ... Thank you."

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JD Taylor of Jackson, Tennessee:  "Rick, really enjoying this little bundle of tone!"  (See JD's video HERE)

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Jeremiah from Lake Arrowhead, CA:  "I just got this Sweet Tone-Tastic Amp last month. The Memphis Mini is the best thing that has happen to my sound. Big, Full, Rich,............Tone-Tastic.....Thanks for your craftsmanship Rick Davis."  (Jeremiah recently played his MM amp at a gig at San Diego House of Blues.)

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Nic Clark, after touring with the Memphis Mini amp:  “It is killer!  It kept up with the band.  The guitar player was playing a Super Reverb and Curtis (the bass player) had a giant Ampeg, and the Memphis Mini kept right up.  My problem with small amps is that they usually don’t have enough push, they don’t move enough air.  But the MM amp was right there!  Luckily it doesn’t feed back at all so I can crank it when I need to.  That amp is made for tone.  It allows you to train your ear.  It is a great f**king amp!”

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Pro bass player Curtis Hawkins said this about Nic Clark's MM amp after touring the midwest:  "I'll give credit where credit is due. The Memphis Mini stood tall when the band built up and got big, it had body and a fullness when we broke it down and stayed there for awhile. I've been telling players for a long time that small amps are the ticket and the Memphis Mini is what you need to roll with!"

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Rich in SoCal wrote: "Another great feature is the fullness it creates for just a little bitty thing. Every time I play it I am amazed at the depth, fullness, and tone. Up at about 6 or 7 it turns into a different amp. This amp is just a little butt kicker"

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Steve in the UK:  "I've never played an amp that breaks up so smooth!"

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Hi Rick - I took the Memphis Mini amp to a local jam tonight which is always loud and heavily guitar based.  I used the line out to the PA and was very impressed at how it sounded.  This is a great little amp and I look forward to many years of use.
Cheers Kevin
Oxford UK

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J Robinson in Newton, IA:  "RAW guttural and REAL"

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Buzz Krantz in Elk Grove IL:  "The sound man said this thing really has teeth. Everyone at the jam loved it. It totally blew me away.l used the direct out. It was beyond perfect."

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Rich in Garden Grove CA: (on the phone)  "Just got the amp, and all I got to say is …  Little Richard would say “Good God Almighty!”  This thing is frickin’ incredible, man!  I am ex-TREME-ly pleased.

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Hi Rick, just ordered the amp. I got to play on Scott B's Memphis Mini, great sounding little amp. Can't wait to get mine.
Thank You, Robert

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The Memphis Mini arrived on Thursday so I've had a few days to play with it, and it is one beautiful creation, it is everything and more that I have been looking for in a real professional Harp Amp, the sound is spot on, been using it with a old Green Bullet Mic, many many thanks, what else can I say, it's one wicked sounding Amp, The Memphis Mini,  everyone who plays Harp should have one in their line up !
 
Cheers !
Thank you so kindly
Kerry 
Ontario,  Canada

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"My Memphis mini arrived safe and undamaged today. It sounds great I absolutely love it."

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"It's the real deal for a lot less money."

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(Memphis Mini owner on the phone, shouting.)   "There is NO WAY you can get tone THIS GOOD from an amp for UNDER $500!"

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"Fantastic!  It plays like a mini-Bassman.  Clean when you want it and dirty when you push it.  Big tone."

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"Hello Rick 
Just. wanted you to know I have had the amp for a couple of weeks now it's everything you said it is, I could not be happier 
Thanks"

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"My amp is arrived today :  cable and power for 220v in France are OK, it works, and it sounds !!! I will talk about it to my friends, I’m sure you will have many other french customers  - I’m proud to be in France the first owner of this little jewel… Un petit monstre avec un gros son, je suis heureux !"

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"The Mini arrived yesterday safe and sound.  What a sweet little amp!!  You’re right it does kick ass. Thanks again for all your help. Happy, Happy Camper."

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"It sounds Radical, in the most positive sense!"

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"Dollar for dollar it's the best 5-watt harp amp on the market."

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"It sounds like a beefier tweed Champ."

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"I have a VHT that I put mods in, and a Valve Jr with a tone knob and harp mods.  I've been playing around with the Memphis Mini and its definitely got the tone and nuances, I can't even listen to the VHT or Valve Jr. anymore; they're getting sold."

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"The Memphis Mini is a giant in tone and versatility. I got mine today and played all different styles of blues and rock. I added a bit of room reverb to it, and even a short delay signal sounds nice. And it's a quality built beauty, too. This amp is definitely worth every dime. Thanks Rick!"

 
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"The Memphis Mini is a tone monster, and it is working with zero feedback. To my pleasure, absolutely." 

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"Rick,

Just as a follow-up, the amp came in today.  I picked it up and nothing was damaged in shipping.  

Ran through it as-is with 12AU7 tube.  I see no reason to pop it out and go experimenting at this time.  I will probably do that when the speaker starts to break in just to satisfy my curiosity.  As can be expected, the speaker is stiff from being new, but I see nothing that would lead me to believe this isn't a great fit.  

Just playing around with it; it has great texture.  If I were betting, I'm pretty sure this is going to exceed the old tweed Champ tone I got from my 1959 Champ when it breaks in.  I can already hear it going on in there.  Just a pretty amp to boot.  With the economy being what it is and most players either not gigging much or playing smaller venues, I'm guessing these amps are going to get traction in the market. 

I'm going to break the speaker in and in a few weeks will use it at a gig with the line out feature to see if me, the amp and the soundman can coexist in sweet love and harmony. 

First impression is very good and I think you have scored a 2400 on the SAT.  Great job.

best regards"

 
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"Whew!  That's got a lot of kick!"

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"Saving my pennies, man.  I want one!"

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"A Great Little Amp that IMO edges out my all-original '57 Champ."

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"Line out feature works great... the amp is all that you claim it to be. To me, it would hard to believe any player could be disappointed with this great little amp! I love it, and it's perfectly suitable for my gig needs & requirements." 

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"It arrived and it sounds fabulous."

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Hi Rick, This Is Bob ****** the owner of MM# 0020. I too am loving the amp, I have played it successfully In jams here on the island and at jams in Florida. Some blues but lots of 3rd position playing to minor keyed covers. In all instances using it as a monitor and using the line out to the pa it works great.
 
I usually ride my wife's bike to jams here on the island and can put the mini in her bike basket , while I have my other stuff in my backpack. So... the mini is contributing to lowering my "carbon footprint" !!!! Another great benefit of the mini..


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