The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Mission Harp Amps

Mission Harp Amps are hand built by Bruce Collins in Denver, Colorado, and aim to reproduce the sounds of classic American amplifiers from the 1950s and 1960s. 

In the 1990s, Mission offered a series of kits based on the iconic 1950s Tweed Fender 5E3 Deluxe circuit.   

Here is Mission Harp Amps on their history: 

“Although starting in a home shop in 1979, Bruce honed his skills and ears for many years before opening Mission Amps in Denver, CO in 1989, and he has developed a world wide reputation as one of the elite tone experts in the industry. He is known for his ability to coax full, lush tone from his hand-wired, point-to-point circuits. He is also known for selling these beautiful amps at a reasonable cost.
You can pay a LOT more, but you cannot buy finer-sounding tube amplifiers.

Bruce is famous for tweaking old Fender amps; creating “sleeper” amps that may look normal, but scream with fat tone when pushed.
He revolutionized the vacuum tube amp industry with his amp kits, inspired by those first Heathkit projects when he was a young lad.

His “build your own” 5E3 Deluxe Kits are now legendary; they started it all.”

 

Mission Harp Amps at The Twelfth Fret