Black Volt Amplification Crazy Horse

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Black Volt Amplification Crazy Horse
Back of the amp with controls

Black Volt Amplification is an L.A. based boutique guitar amplifier and effect manufacturer owned and designed by local L.A. guitarist and bassist Gio Loria.

One of the amplifiers Black Volt Amplifications make is called a Crazy Horse, which is, in design, shape and size, very similar to the Fender Tweed Deluxe. Bush's guitarist Chris Traynor described it as "It's as if a prototype Fender or Magnatone fell off the truck in the early sixties and never made it to the factory to be mass produced."

The amp's sound is a mixture of a Fender Tweed Deluxe, a 4x10 Fender Bassman and a 40-watt Marshall combo, providing clean tones of the Fenders with the agression of the Marshall. Throwing a booster or a drive pedal, says Loria, can also make it sound like a Plexi.

One of the Crazy Horses is also owned by Rich Costey and Bellamy used it on the song Break It to Me, blended with a clean Vox sound.[1]


  • 25-30 Watts into 8 Ohms
  • 1x10 / 1x12 Speaker
  • Two 6V6 or 6L6 Power Tubes
  • Two Dual Triode Pre Amp Tubes (12AX7 / 12AT7 / 12AY7 or 12AU7)
  • Gain/Mid-Gain Boost Switch
  • Volume, Tone and Gain Boost Controls

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