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  • Are Koch amps good?

    What's the story on them?

  • #2
    I heard Greg Koch demo his signature Koch amp (no relation) and it sounded fantastic. He had a gain channel, a harmonic tremolo and a boost that could go to fuzz territory all on his footswitch, and everything he played sounded very good.

    Oh no.....

    Oh Yeah!


    • #3
      Greg would make a Gorilla amp sound good
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
        Greg would make a Gorilla amp sound good
        Agreed. Check out the demo of The Greg if you want to hear him with a monster of an amp.

        The fact that they called his sig The Greg, and that it’s that awesome old blue makes me want one.
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        • #5
          The one I'm looking at is a 100 watt 3 channel 2◊10 called the Multitone
          . The tune amp thread got me thinking... I don't want to miss out on something before I die.
          Last edited by solspirit; 01-18-2021, 11:06 AM.


          • #6
            Greg Koch is an amazing guitarist, that is a fact. As far as the amps go, they are not as boutique as others are. They are PCB construction and the parts are largely sourced out. I.E. the chassis, supplies, and other parts are likely made by a third-party company and the amp is just designed and assembled at Koch's shop in the Netherlands. That is right, Koch amplifiers are from the Netherlands. They started in 1988 if I am not mistaken, so are pre " boutique " era and have been mostly limited to the US due to distribution hang-ups. Interestingly enough Greg Koch has NOTHING to do with Koch amps. Greg was born in Wisconsin USA in 1966. Dolf Koch of Koch amps fame was born in 1948 in the Netherlands of course. Dolf was still in a technical school in the Netherlands when Greg was born. In either case, it seems msome tie Greg and Koch amps into a singular entity; they are not.

            That being said, despite the positive reviews and recent resurgence of Koch amps in the Americas, they just aren't that common here yet. My only warning about them is that they are PCB based amps, so when things go wrong, it is not always an easy fix, they are also priced very competitively which means despite their high level of quality assurance, they are still affordable to produce and make money from. The lack of distributers or shops that can easily fix them or deal with warranty issues is not going to be as easy as walking to the guitar center. If you can get one to listen to yourself, I say use that as your guiding hand, if you are looking to buy one sight unseen, well I would hold onto your cash until you can. They sound great and have their thing going on, are mostly borrowed circuits that provide the flavor of their inspiration, and are well made. I just like amps that I know I can have easily repaired by a tech and have US-based offices.


            • #7
              the two are only tied by the fact that koch amps makes gregs signature amp, which i really want to try.

              ive played some koch combos before as part of backlines and they sounded great. not sure the models but they were 50w or so 1x12 combos


              • #8
                "I really like to play with my Koch"

                I had a friend from UK who owned one, and said it was awesome for classic rock tones. He also made all kinds of jokes about it

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