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True point to point construction and built to last

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Just one month into near-daily use of the Full Tilt 18 causes me to decide it’s one of the finest amps I’ve heard for electric guitar. I’ve been playing for over forty years and have owned examples of most of the well-known amplifiers. They have been used in large and small venues, but in recent years my playing is nearly 100% in the studio. Sound quality, controllable EQ at low volume, and richness of character at recording levels is absolutely necessary for me. Obviously, a signal nearly devoid of circuit hiss is also vital. Your wonderful creation has successfully answered all of these requirements, and more.

When we spoke, I told you that it was my desire to buy my “last amp.” While agreeing that this was a tall order, all of the things you told me to expect seemed to fit into place. Well they have, and the somewhat unexpected bonus of the EF86 channel combined with the contour control and global cut and master volume has become entertaining as well as 100% useful! The variations of low and high-end response, harmonic presence, bite, clarity, and playable tone that is available here is something to behold. Moving the tone and/or cut control by half a number in conjunction with the contour selection just opens up one new voice after another. The 12AX side is straight-ahead, full-bodied, and a simple pleasure: Plug in, put the knobs anywhere and it sounds fantastic.What a pleasure to purchase a world-class, timeless tool from the man who designed and built it in a manner that is all but lost in today’s market – all American from the heart of Tennessee. Perfect!

K. Rummel

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Just one month into near-daily use of the Full Tilt 18 causes me to decide it’s one of the finest amps I’ve heard for electric guitar. I’ve been playing for over forty years and have owned examples of most of the well-known amplifiers. They have been used in large and small venues, but in recent years my playing is nearly 100% in the studio. Sound quality, controllable EQ at low volume, and richness of character at recording levels is absolutely necessary for me. Obviously, a signal nearly devoid of circuit hiss is also vital. Your wonderful creation has successfully answered all of these requirements, and more.

When we spoke, I told you that it was my desire to buy my “last amp.” While agreeing that this was a tall order, all of the things you told me to expect seemed to fit into place. Well they have, and the somewhat unexpected bonus of the EF86 channel combined with the contour control and global cut and master volume has become entertaining as well as 100% useful! The variations of low and high-end response, harmonic presence, bite, clarity, and playable tone that is available here is something to behold. Moving the tone and/or cut control by half a number in conjunction with the contour selection just opens up one new voice after another. The 12AX side is straight-ahead, full-bodied, and a simple pleasure: Plug in, put the knobs anywhere and it sounds fantastic.What a pleasure to purchase a world-class, timeless tool from the man who designed and built it in a manner that is all but lost in today’s market – all American from the heart of Tennessee. Perfect!

K. Rummel

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I have owned numerous amps and none have come close to giving me everything my Shaw Amp does. From the stage to the studio, no matter what genre, Shaw Amps will fit you into the perfect amp. Because of the great breakup and tone that I get from just the amp, I spend a lot of my time playing guitar straight to amp, and know that every time I plug back in, it is going to deliver that same great quality

Rhett Walker - Provident Label Artist  Nashville  Website
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I have owned numerous amps and none have come close to giving me everything my Shaw Amp does. From the stage to the studio, no matter what genre, Shaw Amps will fit you into the perfect amp. Because of the great breakup and tone that I get from just the amp, I spend a lot of my time playing guitar straight to amp, and know that every time I plug back in, it is going to deliver that same great quality

Derek Williams  Jake Owen  Website
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I’ve had several dozen amps, including several high dollar boutique ones, and got rid of them all to get more Shaw amps. When Kevin says “It’s All About Tone,” he means it! Kevin works closely with you to tailor the amp to suit your personal tone needs. Kevin is a pleasure to deal with and, with amps like this, I plan on dealing with him for a long time. The day after I first fired up my new Shaw amp, Kevin personally called me to make sure that I was pleased. Having done my fair share of amp repairs, I can tell you that the build quality on these amps is second to none. Shaw only uses the finest quality components and most direct point to point circuitry possible. I can find nowhere on the amp where quality was compromised- this amp is a tonal masterpiece. Kevin’s eye for detail and pursuit of perfection is obvious when you open one of these amps up. If I had to take just one amp on tour, it would be my Shaw amp without a doubt. If you’re not very interested in build quality, friendly customer attention, or hot rodding your tone, look elsewhere.

Guitarist for Jake Owens, Anthony Evans, Michael English, Avalon, Melissa Greene, Michael Boggs (FFH), Cadia, Daniel Doss Band.

Derek Williams  Jake Owen  Website
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I’ve had several dozen amps, including several high dollar boutique ones, and got rid of them all to get more Shaw amps. When Kevin says “It’s All About Tone,” he means it! Kevin works closely with you to tailor the amp to suit your personal tone needs. Kevin is a pleasure to deal with and, with amps like this, I plan on dealing with him for a long time. The day after I first fired up my new Shaw amp, Kevin personally called me to make sure that I was pleased. Having done my fair share of amp repairs, I can tell you that the build quality on these amps is second to none. Shaw only uses the finest quality components and most direct point to point circuitry possible. I can find nowhere on the amp where quality was compromised- this amp is a tonal masterpiece. Kevin’s eye for detail and pursuit of perfection is obvious when you open one of these amps up. If I had to take just one amp on tour, it would be my Shaw amp without a doubt. If you’re not very interested in build quality, friendly customer attention, or hot rodding your tone, look elsewhere.

Guitarist for Jake Owens, Anthony Evans, Michael English, Avalon, Melissa Greene, Michael Boggs (FFH), Cadia, Daniel Doss Band.

Carl Groves  Salem Hill
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Salem Hill, Rockie Lynne, Justin McBride, Edsel West

I do a lot of different types of music. I use a lot of different guitars. However, I rarely use anything other than my Shaw amp. Unlike other amps I’ve played, my Shaw responds to the subtleties of my playing. Likewise, the controls on my Shaw amp are hyper responsive. There really *is* a difference in the volume on 6 as opposed to being on 7. In fact, although I was already leaning on buying the amp, what pushed it over the edge for me is when I zeroed out the tone controls. Both treble and bass were on zero….and the amp still sounded great. I’ve *never* had that in another amp. It ain’t just a tag line with the Shaw amp–it *is* All About the Tone.

Carl Groves  Salem Hill
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Salem Hill, Rockie Lynne, Justin McBride, Edsel West

I do a lot of different types of music. I use a lot of different guitars. However, I rarely use anything other than my Shaw amp. Unlike other amps I’ve played, my Shaw responds to the subtleties of my playing. Likewise, the controls on my Shaw amp are hyper responsive. There really *is* a difference in the volume on 6 as opposed to being on 7. In fact, although I was already leaning on buying the amp, what pushed it over the edge for me is when I zeroed out the tone controls. Both treble and bass were on zero….and the amp still sounded great. I’ve *never* had that in another amp. It ain’t just a tag line with the Shaw amp–it *is* All About the Tone.

Joey Hyde  Country Artist  Website
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“As a working musician, I need an amp that can cover a lot of ground genre wise, and is reliable from gig to gig. Shaw Amps are just that. I can pull just about any tone I need out of my Shaw Amps, and I know from gig to gig and session to session, they are going to pull the same great results every time.”

Joey Hyde  Country Artist  Website
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“As a working musician, I need an amp that can cover a lot of ground genre wise, and is reliable from gig to gig. Shaw Amps are just that. I can pull just about any tone I need out of my Shaw Amps, and I know from gig to gig and session to session, they are going to pull the same great results every time.”

Robert Edwards
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The Fulltilt is very quiet. You have to have it dimed to hear the faintest hiss. I'm very impressed with that. It sure likes single coils, especially my two teles.

I tried it with my 100 watt Jensen Neo cab and it sounded...ok. You did warn me that the amp might not shine with higher wattage cabs. So I brought out my 2 X 12 Celestion Alnico Blues and the Fulltilt sure liked that. My lower wattage cabs all sounded fabulous with the amp but the Alnico Blues are the standout. Really, really nice grind, sparkle, grit, definition. Wonderful overdrive. One of those amps that just seems "alive."

I didn't hear the "Bluesbreaker" tone in Channel two. Other people have I guess, but not me. To my ears, such as they are, I do hear a tone a little closer to a vintage Princeton, especially when overdriven. Great tone there however anyone calls it. You mentioned on the phone that Channel Two was kind of a bonus channel. Well, that's one darn good bonus.
It's a good looking amp, too. Even my wife commented on how pretty it is.
Yup. I like it. I like it a lot. Very happy with it.

Robert Edwards
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The Fulltilt is very quiet. You have to have it dimed to hear the faintest hiss. I'm very impressed with that. It sure likes single coils, especially my two teles.

I tried it with my 100 watt Jensen Neo cab and it sounded...ok. You did warn me that the amp might not shine with higher wattage cabs. So I brought out my 2 X 12 Celestion Alnico Blues and the Fulltilt sure liked that. My lower wattage cabs all sounded fabulous with the amp but the Alnico Blues are the standout. Really, really nice grind, sparkle, grit, definition. Wonderful overdrive. One of those amps that just seems "alive."

I didn't hear the "Bluesbreaker" tone in Channel two. Other people have I guess, but not me. To my ears, such as they are, I do hear a tone a little closer to a vintage Princeton, especially when overdriven. Great tone there however anyone calls it. You mentioned on the phone that Channel Two was kind of a bonus channel. Well, that's one darn good bonus.
It's a good looking amp, too. Even my wife commented on how pretty it is.
Yup. I like it. I like it a lot. Very happy with it.

Jason Nix
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Jasmine Sagginario (Radio Disney, Disney's Next Big Thing), Tyler Dean (Curb Records), clients of Kim Wood Sandusky, Parish County, and previously the LoneStarlets (IMI Records).

As I started looking for a new amp and playing everything I could get my hands on, I discovered that I loved some traits of the Dr. Z and the the Vox the most. I wanted a combination of the two… I feel like that I got that in some ways when I played the Shaw for the first time… except that it was much better. I had to get one.

"For the gigs that I play, I need an amp that is going to be able to bounce between country, pop/rock, and even some jazz/pop stuff. There are few amps that can do what Kevin's amps do. I now have two of Shaw's amps in my arsenal, and they are consistently the amps that I find myself going back to--whether on stage or in the studio. These amps always give me the tone that I need... and don't get me started on durability. I rode one on the side of a trailer from Nashville to Chattanooga once. It never missed a beat."

Jason Nix
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Jasmine Sagginario (Radio Disney, Disney's Next Big Thing), Tyler Dean (Curb Records), clients of Kim Wood Sandusky, Parish County, and previously the LoneStarlets (IMI Records).

As I started looking for a new amp and playing everything I could get my hands on, I discovered that I loved some traits of the Dr. Z and the the Vox the most. I wanted a combination of the two… I feel like that I got that in some ways when I played the Shaw for the first time… except that it was much better. I had to get one.

"For the gigs that I play, I need an amp that is going to be able to bounce between country, pop/rock, and even some jazz/pop stuff. There are few amps that can do what Kevin's amps do. I now have two of Shaw's amps in my arsenal, and they are consistently the amps that I find myself going back to--whether on stage or in the studio. These amps always give me the tone that I need... and don't get me started on durability. I rode one on the side of a trailer from Nashville to Chattanooga once. It never missed a beat."

Brain Wampler  Wampler Pedals  Website
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The amp ABSOLUTELY SMOKES through a vox AC30 cabinet with the WGS alnico black and blues (alnico blues clones). It is CRAZY good - like gives me chills good!

Brain Wampler  Wampler Pedals  Website
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The amp ABSOLUTELY SMOKES through a vox AC30 cabinet with the WGS alnico black and blues (alnico blues clones). It is CRAZY good - like gives me chills good!


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My name is Kevin Shaw and I am currently the sole owner and operator of Shaw Audio. I have been a guitar player and amp tech/builder for over 25 years. Thankfully, over the years, I got a lot better at amp work than I did at guitar playing. Since the first time I picked up an electric guitar, I have been on a quest for better tone, and it has led me to repair,modify, and build more amps than I can count. I do all work in-house including cabinets, coverings, and amp assembly. I also work as Technical Director at Encounter Church in Lebanon, TN where I have the pleasure of working with some of Nashville’s best local musicians. I have been married to my wife Amy for 27 years and we have two sons, Isaac (17 year old- guitar player) and Ben(14 year old- bass player). I am a follower of Jesus Christ and try to operate Shaw Audio according to His teachings.
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Shaw AudioTuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 9:24am
Had a great time hanging with Ricky Skaggs today at his studio. We are pictured here with the Gibson GA-30 RVT amp that I resurrected last winter from a pile of parts. It has found its eternal home with Mr. Skaggs. Hearing him play today reminded me once again why I became an amp tech instead of a guitar player.
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Tech note for today: When you install a new reverb spring tank, the reverb will sound deeper and richer if you remove the foam packing from between the springs. Don't ask me how I know......
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Shaw AudioSunday, March 22nd, 2015 at 6:24am
For those who don't already know about this, there is a guitar based reality show being filmed in our area at my good friends Bluesman Vintage guitars (John Scott). Go check out the show, like it, share it, tweet it, whatever you do. We really want to see this do well. www.stringsattachedtv.com
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