elcome to Category 5 Amps. You have arrived at a truly unique site for vintage tone in a modern, reliable format with features you could never get in those classics.

Category 5 takes inspiration from the vintage amps of the 50s and 60s, adds in over-engineered reliability, our own tone tweaking and design, and modern features such as effects loops, modeler / preamp inputs, onboard Variacs, and tone shaping circuits to add versatility to the amp.

Our overarching design philosophy is build in the quality–so you will see nothing but premium components such as Tone Tubby speakers, SoZo capacitors, Carling switches, Sprague filtering, Mercury Magnetics transformers, Analysis Plus cables, and parts from other premium manufacturers.

Whenever there is a choice, we err on the side of quality instead of focusing on cost. This allows us to offer a 5 year warranty on parts and a lifetime warranty on labor. In hundreds of custom builds, we have only had happy customers, and rarely is there a used amplifier on the market.

There are three other things that distinguish us from other amp manufacturers:

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