The WIZARD is a revolutionary new guitar amp


A compact 2 channel tube guitar amplifier with IR speaker simulation and internal speaker load for standalone use. The wizard is a fully programmable tube guitar amp with motor knobs. It has 32 memory locations in which you can save your favorite sounds and switch between the presets with the rotary encoder or via midi. The speaker simulator comes with my favorite 16 cabs. In addition, it’s possible to upload your own favorite speaker impuls responses with the matching computer app (Mac and Windows). This amp gives you the sound and ease of use of a classic tube guitar amp, but with the compactness and multi-functionality of a modeling amp.

Due to high demand and the fact that this amp is handmade we have a lead time of 8 weeks. With a down payment of €500,- plus shipping costs you are placed on the production list. When your amp is ready we will send you a notification with a link for payment of the remaining amount.

€2.850 (incl. VAT), €2.355 (excl. VAT)

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FEATURES

  • Power 45 watts
  • Controls: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume, Master, Presence
  • Preamp tubes : 3x12AX7 Phase inverter 1x12AX7
  • Power tubes:2x  EL34
  • Speaker output: Individual 4, 8, 16 ohm out
  • 32 memory locations, instant recallable by midi footswitch.
  • Reverb settings saved to each preset
  • 2 Channels
  • Channel 1: clean to dirty
  • voicing switches: Deep, EQ1 Beatles, EQ2 Blackface
  • Channel 2: crunch to heavy drive
  • voicing switches: Vintage / Modern gain, Deep, EQ1 Vintage, EQ2 Modern
  • All analog tube circuit, nothing digital in the signal path
  • Switching with relays, pure signal path
  • Motors control the potentiometers mechanically, no digital components in audio path
  • Tube buffered effect loop
  • Top quality hand picked components, all Mallory 150’s caps
  • US custom made power and output transformers
  • Internal speaker load for stand alone use, so possible to play without speaker cab
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Handbuilt in the Netherlands

SPEAKER SIM

  • Direct out
  • Programmable for each preset
  • Impulse response technology (IR)
  • 200ms sample length, 1.2ms latency
  • Connection to PC Mac/PC
  • Editor for easy managing your IR’s or uploading your own IR’s 

MATCHING SPEAKERCAB

FEATURES

Hand made quality cabinets made with the best material and designs for maximum tone quality.

Our 1x12” cabinets are loaded with tone; chunky bass response, rich, fat and woody.They have been developed to respond to your nuances as a player, we make cabinets that are alive with resonance, 3D tone  projection and that dance with every note played.

Comes loaded with WGS speakers

 

 

Frequently asked questions 

 

  • Is the Wizard available for US voltage 115V?

Yes , it is possible to make two different versions, 115VAC ( US ) and 230VAC

  • Is it possible to use the wizard “stand -alone” without any other equipment?

No, there is no internal speaker in this amp.

Stand alone in this context means that you could use the amp without a traditional guitar speaker and go directly to a PA or recording system , skipping the guitar cab and microphones.

So to hear this amp you at least some sort of speaker ( traditional guitar speaker or Full range Hifi, PA or recording system)

If you have a hifi system at home , you could connect the DI to that system by a XLR to cinch cable.

  • Is there a footswitch for the wizard?

There is no special wizard footswitch. You can use any midi footswitch that you like.

It depends on your needs. If you want to switch pedals there are some nice options from Boss. ( EC8 )

  • Can I use the Di out together with a speaker cab?

 Yes , the DI out is a mirror of the speaker out.

  • What is the impedance of the matching speaker cab?

 The Matching speaker cab is 8 Ohm.

 

Testimonials

 

Leendert,

I’ve had the Wizard for about a month now and it’s absolutely amazing. I’m very happy to be able to support your hard work in creating this fantastic amp. Can’t wait to see what Hook Amps will do in the future!
Best,
Chase 
HI HOOKAMPS,
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT , BEST AMP EVER BUILT , ONLY AMP ANY GUITARIST WOULD EVER NEED!!!!!! THANK YOU MASTER BUILDER !!!!
BOB

hi leendert,

i like the wizard a lot. especially the light crunch sounds! both channels, but the fenderish channel even a bit more. sounds great and takes pedals perfectly! 

Micheal

Hi Leendert 

Today I dialed in 4 tones for the Strat. LP Special is next. Then others….I’m planning on creating 4 settings for 4-5 guitars. The dream is real! The amp is great! Nailed my Dr Z Maz chimey crunch Vox-ish tone.

David