Ricky Skaggs

Blake Hall

Chris Stapleton

Dylan Rosson

Mark Fain

Mark-Slaughter

Tyler Chiarelli

Sean O Bryan Smith

Ed Beaver

Carl Groves -Salem Hill

Ric Web

sage

Joe Robinson

Matt Harper

Chase Rice

brandon aul

Carl Grov

Jason Nix

Brian Wampler

Rhett Walker Band

jamieharvill

Jason Jordon

Derik Williams


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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

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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.”

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Kim 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!

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Kim 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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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.

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Jake McTigue   
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I too own a small Shaw amp, and have never been more impressed with a piece of equipment in my life. UPS tried to destroy mine, but it took a good dent and and never had an issue so they are road worthy too! SHAW ROCKS!

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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.

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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.

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Micah Huie   
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Kevin,Got the amp in last night and I really can't say enough of how thrilled I am with it. First off, when I pulled it out of the box I fell in love with the tolex and cosmetic appeal. Very fine looking cabinet and hardware.
Light weight and compact. It will serve as a perfect portable combo for me. Looks so good I don't want to take it anywhere to risk scratching it! When I fired it up, I spent the first half hour plugged directly into the amplifier. Back and forth with my strat and tele. I couldn't believe how responsive the amp was. Between the Tone and Contour, you were right - you can pretty much dial in whatever you want. I LOVE the rhythm crunch I was able to get with the Volume dimed and it cleaned up extremely well with guitar volume knob. The amp still maintains it's character with the Master running lower at "bedroom level".

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Micah Huie   
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Kevin,Got the amp in last night and I really can't say enough of how thrilled I am with it. First off, when I pulled it out of the box I fell in love with the tolex and cosmetic appeal. Very fine looking cabinet and hardware.
Light weight and compact. It will serve as a perfect portable combo for me. Looks so good I don't want to take it anywhere to risk scratching it! When I fired it up, I spent the first half hour plugged directly into the amplifier. Back and forth with my strat and tele. I couldn't believe how responsive the amp was. Between the Tone and Contour, you were right - you can pretty much dial in whatever you want. I LOVE the rhythm crunch I was able to get with the Volume dimed and it cleaned up extremely well with guitar volume knob. The amp still maintains it's character with the Master running lower at "bedroom level". After I got a taste of the response of the amp, I plugged my pedal board in. I am using an Analogman Prince of Tone and EP Booster. The amp ate them for lunch and I'm confident that will be the case with most any OD or boost I throw at it. This amp was exactly what I was looking for - it makes me want to save up for a Full Tilt 30 in the future.

I will advertise your products whenever I can. You have a new satisfied customer.

Thanks again Kevin,

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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!


Jamie Harvill

I am best known for writing worship songs such as Ancient of Days, Firm Foundation and Because We Believe. Jamie currently teaches at The University of Mobile.

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Jason Jordan

One of nashville’s best chicken picker guitarist. Jason can be seem on the road with Love and Theft


Joey Hyde

Signed to Sony/ATV Joey is writing for his artist project and is continuing to build his fan base. He has teamed up with WME and this year has opened for such artists as Lee Brice, The Band Perry, The Cadillac Black, and many others. New radio Single “Lets get it on”

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Brain Wampler

Pedal designer Brian Wampler, owner of Wampler Pedals, is fanatical about great tone. His pedals are considered the bench mark for boutique level effect pedals worldwide. Each pedal has been created by Brian to give guitarists exactly what they need; the power, tone, response and versatility to be the best they can.

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Rhett Walker

Rhett Walker Band is a Southern rock and Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee.[1] The band is composed of Rhett Walker on vocals,[2] Kenny Davis on drums, Joe Kane on guitar and Kevin Whitsett on Bass.[1] The band released their debut studio album under the Essential Records label on July 10, 2012 called Come to the River. The band’s debut single and Grammy nominated song, “When Mercy Found Me”,[3] has achieved placement on many radio stations including K-LOVE, and has charted on a multitude of Christian music charts.

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Jason Nix

Jason Nix is a local Nashville player with some serious talent and some serious tone.



Tyler Chiarelli

Tyler Chiarelli is the band leader and lead guitarist for the country duo Florida Georgia Line. Tyler has been a resident of Nashville TN since 2010 and has quickly become part of the touring and recording community. Tyler has also held positions for artists such as Love and Theft, The Carter Twins, Lyns Highlander, and Logan Mize.



Sean o Bryan Smith

Bass mastero Sean O Bryan Smith has recently teamed up with Shaw Audio to release the new Shaw Audio SOS Bass Pre.

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Derek Williams

Derek Williams currently is on tour with Jake Owen.

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Carl Groves

Carl Groves plays, writes, and records prog rock band Salem Hill. If there is an instrument out there Carl has mastered it.

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Ed Beaver

After 20 plus years of experience and recovering from the Nashville flood of 2010 at Soundcheck Nashville,  I settled  into a working with World Music Nashville in Bellevue, Tn. The commitment to customer service and friendly people were a perfect combination for my style of repairs.

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Joe Kane

Joseph Kane is a guitar player currently touring with Rhett Walker Band and recording and producing music in the Nashville area when off the road.



Josh Wagoner

Josh is a fantastic guy with a great passion for people and leading people to Chirst through fellowship and music.



Rick Web

Rick web is a great Nashville recording engineer and producer.



Brandon Autry

Brandon Autry is currently out with country artist Chase Rice.



Joe Clemmons

Joe Cleemons is currently on tour with country artist Joey Hyde



Wabash

Upcoming Nashville based group.

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Sage Benado

The mastermind behind Benado effects pedal company.

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Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson, is an Australian guitar player and vocalist. A largely self-taught musician from Temagog, NSW, he is best known for his virtuoso guitar abilities and for winning the 2008 season of Australia’s Got Talent.

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Chase Rice

Country recording artist.

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Pete Woj

Recording engineering and producer of Attack and Release Studio.



Matt Harper

Nashville Bassist.



J.W. Fulton

Artist, Player

I have played many different amps and have always been faced with constantly having to tweak my amp to find that perfect tone. With my new orange Shaw amp I have the ability to turn it on and with very little effort find that perfect tone I have always wanted. These amps are really something to be proud to own and I am excited to help spread the word across the southeast on our 2015 tour.



Foster Ferrell

Player/Producer

I’ve used just about every boutique amp on the market but have absolutely fallen in love with Shaw! I’m able to travel with the relatively small and light Retro Mod Mini and still sound insanely huge, or I can use the Fulltilt 18 and get a huge array of tones. Shaw amps have definitely become my go-to for live and studio use. Plus, Kevin is an awesome guy to work with!



Micah Huie

Player

“I’ve been playing music for 20 years. Throughout my journey, I’ve had the opportunity to play and own many top end boutique amplifiers.
(Dr. Z & Jackson to name a few.)
I was introduced to Kevin by a mutual friend who knew I was in search of a great combo amp. Kevin built me the best combo that I have ever heard or played – a slightly modified 20W Retro Mod. Not long after this purchase I picked up a Full Tilt 30 and Shaw 1X12 cab. These amps have served me extremely well in my live environment. My tone has never been better and I get more compliments from these amps than anything I’ve ever played before. Kevin’s work is top notch and he’s great to work with. If you’re considering a new amp purchase, check out what Kevin has to offer. “



Kevin Williams

Player

I bought my Shaw amp looking for a great sound in a package that didn’t weigh a ton for small venues without splitting everyone’s hair. Don’t get me wrong it is loud but has a great tone and portability. Ed Beaver turned me on to Shaw audio and after I tried my Retro-Mod 15 I had to have it. Tone and volume knobs with a boost switch, it’s all you need. Great looking and sounding amp in a 1×12 package with a head and cabinet configuration. Bottom line…worth every penny and LOVE the amp.



Chris Fowler

Bass Player

Love the Shaw power and sound.



Dale Whitener

Pedal Steel Guitarist

“Pedal steel guitarists have used bass amps for decades because of their bottom end .I’m a big fan of the Shaw Bass Head for it’s quality, flexibility and headroom . It’s built like a tank and has tone to the bone. Thanks Kevin Shaw for your help and friendship.
Dale Whitener”



Brent Prevatte

Artist

I’ve been playing my Shaw 2×10 cab for almost a year now, and I can’t believe I didn’t order one sooner! Kevin Shaw was very easy to work with, and gave me great ideas about speaker options when I first contacted him about building me a cab. Kevin was able to match my head perfectly with the tolex, and even went out of his way for my request to put a Shaw logo on my cab. I highly recommend Shaw Audio, and I will be ordering more amps soon!



Phil Chiarelli

Artist

I was introduced to Shaw amps by my son Tyler. He is a great fan of Kevin’s amps and uses them professionally. He is particularly fond of the Retro-Mod. He had Kevin put one in a combo and gifted it to me for my birthday this year. Absolutely everyone that hears it says “Holy $@#^, what is that amp you are using!!!” I also have an 80’s Fender Blues Deluxe and a 1968 Fender Deluxe Reverb but my Retro -Mod 6V6 combo is my number 1…hanks Kevin for a great amp!



Dennis Sanders

Bass Player

“Kevin has been incredible to work with. From repairing my SVT, to working with us at the LowEnd Bass Shop, to building me a custom DI for my pedal board.

Everything coming out of his shop is made by hand with love. His son Ben is a smokin bass player and together they have always answered my questions and been there for us and LowEnd clients.

The Shaw Bass pre is in a word incredible. I’m blessed to know Kevin, and own a few of his pieces! To my bass brethren and sistren, go get you some Shaw!!!”



… and more many.