Tube Amp Guru

Kye Kennedy is an expert in the field of tube-driven guitar amplifiers. Vacuum tubes (or valves) ruled the electronics world until the advent of the transistor in the 1960s. Transistors are smaller and cheaper to duplicate and are fine for most electronic applications...but as far as electric guitars go, they cannot duplicate the warm, rich, responsive sounds of classic and vintage tuble amplifiers.

Kye is an amp restorer, builder, modifier and troubleshooter who has the experience and the ear to bring out the best in an amp, return it to its original specifications, or push it over the edge. He also builds custom amps and electronics to suit the needs of a wide variety of professional musicians and enthusiasts.

Kye is currently based in Nashville, TN, but travels frequently, both as a performing musician and valued stage technician.


An incomplete list of clients:

Peter Frampton, Chris Stapleton, Dan Dugmore, Marty Stuart, Steve Wariner, Glen Worf, Dan Huff, Webb Wilder, Gordon Kennedy, Jerry McPherson, Fleming and John, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mike Henderson, Kenny Vaughan, David Grissom, Reggie Young, Kenny Greenberg, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kent Blazy, Pat Buchanan, Tom Bukovac, Chris Leuzinger, Gary Talent, Brent Mason, Shawn Camp, Justin York, Brent Rowan, Henry Gross, Mark Selby, Tom Britt, Tony King, Stuart Smith, Brent Barcus, Los Straitjackets, Leroy Parnell, Jerry Douglas, Pat Bergeson, Kerry Marx, Richard Bennett, Ray Flacke, Sonny Landreth, Andy Davis, Andy Gibson.