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TubeGlow Amplification is dedicated to providing vintage voiced amplifiers using only premium, vintage style components. Your instrument doesn’t use a pine body, a plywood neck, and a vinyl covered fret board to deliver the sound you want. Neither should an amplifier. Our hand built hardwood cabinets resonate and enhance the tone and only get better with time; no torn or peeling vinyl covering that muffles sound. No soft pulpous woods or wood by-products are used. In fact, you can hear the difference in volume, clarity and tone that only a hardwood cabinet can provide. All electronics are the finest available without a transistor, microprocessor, or printed circuit in sight. All  amps are hand made using just the right mix of vintage style and premium components. A custom made .090 aluminum chassis is used on all combo models to minimize weight and eliminate internal wiring reactance with the chassis. All hardware is stainless steel. Screws are hex head cap type. Nuts are self locking elastic for secure mounting of components. No more lost mounting hardware! All internal wiring is done with pure copper, silver plated, Teflon insulated solid core wire to insure superior transfer of signals for maximum detail. All components, except vacuum tubes and speakers, have a limited lifetime warranty. Tubes and speakers are warranted for ninety days. TubeGlow amplifiers are available in three distinct models to fit the needs of the most discriminating players.

 

 

Company Profile

I have been actively involved in electronics since the late 1950s starting in my early school days. I enjoyed music and built vacuum tube amplifiers while experimenting with the latest technology, which at the time was stereo sound reproduction. Audio in general has been a hobby for all of my life. I have worked with local musicians as a sound engineer and manager in venues from 25—2500 as well as a studio engineer/producer on local recording projects.   While working with a special effects company, I designed controls for "atmospheric" (smoke, fog, haze) effects.  The assignments included Broadway and Las Vegas show productions, and various TV and movie projects. In addition to enjoying a long and diversified background in the electronics, performance and production industry, I am also a guitar "hack". I believe the best way to achieve great guitar tone is by using all tube electronics. TubeGlow amplifiers are designed using my experience with tube electronics  and the attention to detail in construction that provide the wonderful tones that only the interaction between player, guitar, speaker, cabinet and vacuum tubes can deliver.

 

  Tim Carrabine, TubeGlow Amplification

 

 

 

Contact Information

If you need more information about our products or services please contact me, Tim Carrabine by one of the methods below. I will do my best to help you understand our design/construction philosophy and how we can help with your tone.

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TubeGlow Amplification
134 Hartfield Court
          Powell, Ohio  43065 
Electronic mail
General Information: info@tubeglow.com
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