L.A. Vintage Gear is proud to announce we are the West Coast dealer and actually Todd Sharps
first and only dealer for his stellar amps and cabs .
Come by our shop and see and hear for yourself what everyone is talking about .

 

ABOUT TODD SHARP

FROM HALL & OATES, ROD STEWART, FLEETWOOD MAC’S CHRISTINE MCVIE AND MICK FLEETWOOD TO DELBERT MCCLINTON AND MANY OTHERS. 40+ YEARS PLAYING GUITAR FROM STUDIOS TO STADIUMS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN - I HAD YET TO FIND THE PERFECT AMP.

SO I BUILT ONE

From his early gigs with Hall and Oates back in ’75, to working with artists such as Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Bob Welch to Rod Stewart, Delbert McClinton, Randy Meisner, Carlene Carter, Richard Marx, Aussie icon Jimmy Barnes and French legend Eddy Mitchell.

Todd has also worked alongside greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Glen Clark, David Crosby, Al Stewart, Rick Braun, Eric Carmen, Steve Winwood and many others. In addition to an extensive touring and recording career with many great rock & roll bands, Todd also has two solo records to his credit; “Who AM I” (MCA, 1986, prod. Don Gehman), and “Walking All the Way” (WannaPlay, 2002, prod. Sharp, & Stephen Bruton. Todd’s songwriting achievements include co-writing the top ten hit; “Got a Hold On Me” with Christine McVie (1983), Juice Newton’s “A Little Love” (1984), along with other notable covers by McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Welch, Jeff Healey, Rick Braun and others.

Sharp has lived a full musical life – he’s been playing guitar and working with amps and electronics since 1963 and has been polishing tone for an equally impressive clientele as proprietor of Nashville Amplifier Service for the past 20 years. Todd is also an occasional guest author for The Tone Quest Report and Audio Xpress.



JOAT 20RT
JACK OF ALL TONE - 20 Watts
Reverb/Tremolo

HANDMADE IN THE USA
TODD SHARP AMPLIFIERS

When you plug in, it’s not just about how you hear your guitar. It’s about how you connect with your instrument – so you can connect with the music and get right inside it. I build amplifiers with superior reflexes – amplifiers that respond to the way you touch the fingerboard and to subtle adjustment of your guitar controls. These are the kind of standards I hold to with my designs. Amplifiers that have personality just like instruments do.

It’s very much about what happens between the fingerboard and baffleboard. There is a dynamic relationship between the two, and I think guitar players are looking for more agreement and less argument in that relationship. Call it what you want: tone, response or dynamics. What really matters when you plug in is that you truly make that connection.

MODEL A SPEAKER CABINET
2 X 12" OPEN OR CLOSED BACK

3/4″ custom planed dovetail joined hardwood. See above for wood/finish/tolex options.

Recommended loaded speaker options: Vox/Celestion Blue 12″ pair (30W cabinet rating) Eminence/Jensen combination 12″ pair (100W cabinet rating) (Eminence Private Jack & Jensen Electric Lightning)

Cabinets may be closed or open back. All cabinets come with a 4 /16 Ohm (parallel/series) selector switch, push tab to release locking jack and a fitted heavy duty padded canvas cover.

Average Model A Cabinet weight with speakers: Poplar: 46 lbs, Cherry: 51 lbs.
(add aprox. 5 lbs for shipping weight).

THE JOAT DOESN'T HAVE CONVENTIONAL TONE CONTROLS.
IT'S ALL TONE - BUT YOU CAN TAKE SOME AWAY IF YOU LIKE.



 

 

Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Amplifier " 56 Goldtop " clip

 

 


 

Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Amplifier " Double Cut Danocaster " clip

 

 


 

Todd Sharp JOAT 20 Amplifier w/a Danocaster 52" Single Cut

 

 

 

 


For inquiries and pricing please e-mail us at:

 lavintagegear@earthlink.net

or phone

 818.298.6030

 

 

 

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