Henriksen Amps Unveils the Bud

A compact, but powerful, amp aimed at jazzers.

Arvada, CO (April 29, 2015) -- Tackling the age old problem of using a single piece of equipment to amplify electric guitars, quality acoustic instruments and microphones without sacrificing sound quality, Henriksen has come up with an uncompromising solution in a stunningly portable package, redefining the term “grab-n-go” for gigging guitarists.

The Bud is 17 lbs, 9”x9”x9”, and boasts an astonishing 120 analog watts and a feature set designed to cover the basic needs for almost any gig with a single trip from the car, bus, subway or even walking a dozen city blocks.


  • 2 Channel preamp design
  • 5 band EQ – dial in each channel completely independently
  • Dual XLR/1/4” inputs with true 48 volt phantom power for microphones
  • Reverb –independent on each channel for different instrument settings
  • 1/8” Aux input – break music, playing with backing tracks, lesson tracks, etc…
  • Studio quality line out – post EQ and post reverb, the board is getting what you hear!
  • Headphone out
  • Parallel speaker out – if you need more sound, The Bud’s 120 watts is more than enough to power almost any extension speaker you want to plug in.

The Bud prototype stopped traffic at the winter NAMM show in 2015, simultaneously garnering praise and disbelief for its sound quality and diminutive appearance. From electric jazz guitarists like Bobby Broom to acoustic fingerstyle masters like Sean McGowan, The Bud has been stunning musicians who play through it around the world. The Bud is $999 and production models are now shipping through Henriksen’s global dealer network.

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