Henriksen The Bud Combo Guitar Amplifier w/ Gig Bag  From Henriksen

Hyper-portable and versatile amp born and bred to gig. Compact with an effects loop, microphone preamp and Gig Bag.

Henriksen Jazz Amplifiers


Price:  $1,299.00

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What We Think

The bud is one of the smallest amps that we have in the shop, but don't let that turn you off, because this is an amp that you could throw into any musical situation you could think of and be satisfied with the results. Variable frequency volume control allows you to dial in great natural tone that is reflective of your acoustic instrument's sound AND dial out unwanted frequencies that are feeding back. It also sounded great when we plugged in a thinline electric guitar and played some jazz, it was wonderfully transparent and mellow without being dark. The reverb on this little cube has a beautiful swell and can sound as big as a barn if you want it to. Two channels mean you could play and sing a solo gig on the same amp, with separate freqeuncy controls, and only have the carry this little guy to the show. 

Henriksen Amp Comparison: The Bud vs. The Blu - Sound Pure Gear Tip

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Derek Lebo compares The Blu and The Bud amplifiers from Henriksen.

Manufacturer's Description from Henriksen

Do you want to have an amplifier the size of a toaster that gives you the quality of tone for BOTH electric and acoustic instruments that you’d expect from a studio situation with enough volume to cover almost any gig?  Of course you do.  That’s why if you play guitar, or any stringed instrument with a pickup for that matter, you need a Bud.  The Bud has every feature you need and more than enough volume to get your bandmates or club manager to ask you to turn down, and coupled with the extension cabinet you can keep up with the heaviest-handed drummer with no problem.  The amp and cabinet are naturally feedback resistant which limits the need for artificial notch filtering and other suppression technologies that negatively effect your tone.

But it’s not all about size and volume, there are lots of tiny, loud amplifiers on the market.  You’ve tried them. You know what they sound like.  The Bud is different.  Henriksen Amplifiers is all about tone first, the incredibly portable size and feature set of The Bud were developed around the sound, not the other way around and you can definitely hear the difference.  Our pre-amp, from input to output, is designed using the highest grade audio components. We offer a 5-band EQ with carefully chosen center frequencies which were fine-tuned by ear to meet the demands of different playing environments using the widest possible array of musical instruments.  We give you two identical pre-amps, each with independent EQ and reverb and actual 48 volt phantom power, and an auxiliary input on each channel so that whatever you are using it for can be EQ’d separately from your instrument signal.

All Bud models now come with the Henriksen Padded Gig Bag.

Henriksen Jazz Amplifiers

About Manufacturer

Henriksen, Inc. began life as a telecom hardware manufacturer and software development company. In 2005, our founder Bud Henriksen began working on the JazzAmp to fill what he saw as a void in the marketplace for a guitar amplifier designed to meet the needs of jazz guitar players who wanted extremelyhigh quality sound in a portable package. Keys to our success have been manufacturing in our own facility to keep quality control as high as possible, using all analog designs to preservetonalintegrity, and 100% commitment to the absolute best customer service in the industry.

In 2013 we began to branch out beyond the realm of jazz guitar and have introduced The Bud for acoustic players and singer-songwriters, and we will be releasing more products from our pipeline in 2016.


Tech specs:
120 watts
17 lbs
Ext. Speaker out
Headphone Jack
Dual channel, independent EQ and reverb with phantom powered XLR/1/4″ combo inputs
Studio quality line out (post EQ and reverb, both channels)
1/8 Aux. inputs on each channel
OEM 6.5″ Eminence Beta speaker with special fluid-cooled, high-yield neodymium tweeter

Includes Custom Henriksen Padded Gig Bag