As of March 2012, Matamp has gone back to doing direct sales. With the economy pushing prices for parts to unseen high costs, combined with the rising transport costs, a middleman was going to make these wonderful amps too expensive.
It is with sadness that G-Spot-Music.com has had to part ways with such a legendary manufacturer.
www.matamp.co.uk is the site to visit for all that is Matamp.
Matamp have always believed that there is no short-cut to achieving great tone.
Each amplifier is hand built using high quality components mounted on precision-machined turrets and complemented with transformers made to their own design specification.
The Matamp story goes all the way back to the early days of Rock’n'Roll. In the 1950s, the engineers at Radio Craft (as the company was then known) began repairing, modifying and improving various amplifiers, at customers’ request. In 1964 they decided to design and build their own amplifiers, and so the Matamp Series 2000 was born. By the late 1960′s the growing reputation of Matamp amplifiers led to a collaboration with Orange Music in London. Orange Matamp amplifiers and mixers proved to be both popular and robust. Some of them are still in use forty years later !
In the mid 1970′s, Orange and Matamp parted company as they wanted to develop in different directions. Matamp concentrated on the booming disco market, developing the ground breaking Super Nova mixer and the Quasar series power amplifiers (used by the BBC Radio 1 Roadshow among others). Guitar amplifiers took a back seat for a while, with the last new guitar amplifier model being the now highly sought after V14 of which only 41 were produced.
For a more detailed history of Matamp see the Matamp at 60 book by Martin Celmins.
Matamp continues its long tradition of hand crafting amplifiers just a few miles from where it all started in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The business is built on over sixty years of heritage and innovation within the field of audio engineering and on a reputation for the highest build quality and careful attention to detail. Matamp are still pioneering new industry trends with their standard range of amplifiers, complemented by their ever-popular customising service.
1964 – SERIES 2000
1968 – ORANGE MATAMP
1974 – WHITE amps
1979 – MATAMP V14
1992 – GREEN MATAMP
2003 – Gold Award winning 1224 Mk2
2004 – Gold Award winning C7
2005 – GT1, Minimat & King Street
2008 – GT200 BASS
2009 – GT50 Combo & Spirit Combo
2010 – GT40 Head
2011 – New Minimat
and MORE TO COME !!!