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Katy66 Red Head

We make boutique amps that aren't like most boutique amps. We use our own designs rather than trying to be just another company building clones of other amps. If you want your tone to stand out in a crowd of British and American tone clones we have what you need.

Mahalo Amps Feature:
  • Our own designs; no clones, no kits
  • Hand-wiring, no printed circuit boards
  • Designed and manufactured (not just assembled) in the US from American made components
  • Transformers are made in Illinois
  • Chassis made in North Carolina
  • Faceplates and Logos made in Indiana
  • Cabs are custom made in Florida
  • Standard speakers are made in Kentucky by Warehouse Speakers
  • Have a 5 year warranty (30 days on tubes)
  • Are available as combos, heads, or anything else you can dream up
  • All cabinetry is custom and custom colors or color combinations are no upcharge for regular tolex (2 color cabs are no upcharge)
  • Each amp is played by us and approved by us before going out the door
  • Effects loop, slave out available as options on any amp
  • Speaker upgrades available on all amps



Katy66

For those about to rock, the Katy66 is a 50 watt medium-high gain 50 watt amp with our master volume sweetness to keep your sound guy, or lady, from blowing a gasket. The Katy uses 12AX7 tubes in the preamp and KT66 tubes in the power section. The Katy66 offers beautiful edge of breakup clean tones and will give you hard rock distortion at higher preamp levels.

  • Class A/B, adjustable grid bias
  • 50 Watts from 2 KT66 power tubes
  • Master volume that doesn't kill your tone
  • 3 12AX7 preamp tubes in our own tone stack design
  • High Gain without over compressing the signal
  • Retains touch sensitivity
  • Great for rock, classic rock, new country
  • Recommended as a head and cab rather than a combo



AEM50

Our most versatile amp to date, the AEM50 uses 6L6 power tubes producing a bit less gain than the Katy66 and 40 watts. The AEM is one of the most versatile amps you'll play. Three 12AX7 tubes drive the preamp and a master volume make the AEM50 a true players amp. The AEM50 delivers crisp clean tones and will rock when you want it to. Very touch sensitive, the AEM50 cleans up by simply rolling off a little volume on your guitar.

  • Class A/B, adjustable grid bias
  • 45 watts from 2 6L6 power tubes
  • Master volume that doesn't kill your tone
  • 3 12AX7 preamp tubes in our own tone stack design
  • Very touch sensitive, great dynamics
  • Medium gain and classic tones
  • Great for rock, blues, jazz, classic rock
  • Available as a 2-12 combo or head and cab



DR40M

It's a big clean machine. The DR40M is a dual EL34 based amp delivering great clean and distortion tones and 40 watts of power. The three 12AX7 preamp tubes stay very clean while the power tubes provide the breakup. The DR series turns on a dime, cleaning up with a quick turn of the guitar volume knob. The circuit is designed to maximize the power from the EL34 tubes to deliver great crunch.

  • Class A/B, adjustable cathode bias
  • 40 watts from 2 EL34 power tubes
  • Master volume that doesn't kill your tone
  • 3 12AX7 preamp tubes in our own tone stack design
  • Lots of clean headroom but still offers good breakup at higher volumes
  • Great for pedal players
  • Great for rock, blues, jazz, country
  • Higher wattage great for more clean headroom
  • Standard as a 1-15 combo



DR20M

Little sister to the DR40, the DR20M is a dual 6V6 based amp delivering 20 watts of great clean and distortion tones. The three 12AX7 preamp tubes stay very clean while the power tubes provide the breakup. The DR series turns on a dime, cleaning up with a quick turn of the guitar volume knob. The circuit is designed to maximize the power from the 6V6 tubes to deliver great crunch.

  • Class A/B, adjustable cathode bias
  • 20 watts from 2 6V6S power tubes
  • Master volume that doesn't kill your tone
  • 3 12AX7 preamp tubes in our own tone stack design
  • Lots of clean headroom but still offers good breakup
  • Great for pedal players
  • Great for rock, blues, jazz, country
  • Lower wattage great for smaller stages
  • Perfect in our Grab and Gig 1-12 combo



Speaker and Combo Cabinets

Mahalo cabinets are built to order. Two color combinations are no upcharge and custom configurations are available. Our cabs are made in the US and fast gaining a reputation for sounding amazing. Let us know what you want and we'll figure it out.