LABORS OF LOVE
Carstens amplifiers have been enjoyed by such artists as Joe Walsh, Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Mike McCready, Brad Paisley, Jeff Tweedy, James Bay, Brian Fallon and more. They have graced the studios of Rick Rubin's Shangri-la Studio in Malibu, CA and Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN.
ABOUT CARSTENS AMPLIFICATION™
"There are many guitar amplifiers on the market, but in my experience there are only a few that genuinely inspire. The philosophy of Carstens Amplification™ is to build products that truly motivate you, the artist, to create. By taking a less-is-more approach to both the circuits and the design, I use high quality components to create completely handmade, responsive amplifiers built to inspire you to create music." - Brian Carstens
Each Carstens amplifier is handmade by Brian Carstens from start to finish. Each cabinet is handmade by one artisan from start to finish. All amplifiers are made in limited quantities.
ABOUT BRIAN CARSTENS
As an amp tech for many years, including (continuing) years as the Amplifier Repair Manager at the Chicago Music Exchange, Brian Carstens has repaired, modded and/or restored some of the best amplifiers ever made for some of the worlds best musicians.
From vintage to new, from five figures to free, Brian Carstens has serviced gear for professional musicians from Fleetwood Mac, Mike Campbell, The Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan, Billy Gibbons, Wilco, Lenny Kravitz, the Deftones and more, to garage players and bedroom rock stars. As a musician and former recording engineer, Brian has developed a discerning ear for tone.