Testimonials

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I have owned practically every Marshall model, and clone built. Wizard, Splawn, Germino, you name it. Nothing ever had the tone and gain availability I was seeking. I play mostly hard rock and older metal.  His attention to detail in replicating the original Fender amps is amazing, and the work is meticulous. He built me a custom 2204 50 watt clone in an offset chassis. Not only did he handcraft the aluminum chassis, but everything else was stunning, down to the face plate he handmade for me. And the sound and tone? I’ve never owned the amp I was looking for until he built this one. Absolutely hands down what I wanted. It was like he read my mind. If you want meticulous quality, plus the tone you are looking for, you’ve found it here. He can build it for you.

Jeff McMurray - Texas, USA

"Bad Apple Amps deliver pure vintage tone! Warm, smooth and creamy and growl with attitude when desired."

Rob Hudec - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Steve has looked after my vintage amps like no one ever. His attention to details on his clones is amazing - Leo would be proud!

Gary Beatty - Calgary, AB

This BadApple cabinet is responsible for getting the sweet tone I hear in my head to the AWESOME tone I hear ( and feel!) on stage! Built with the speakers I wanted, the look I wanted and thanks to Steve, a construction quality and attention to detail that truly is second to none! The compliments I’ve had on my tone since incorporating this cabinet into my rig are further proof of what I already know.... this cab ROCKS!! Thanks, BadApple!

Dan Howard - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Whether I’m recording or playing live Bad Apple amps has me covered!  From low to absurd volume, and clean to straight up nasty, these amps deliver!   Steve is a great guy to deal with, and this dude knows awesome tone!!!   He’s breathed new life into other vintage amps I own that I never thought possible!   Thank you so much Steve!!   For sure a Bad Apple amps customer for life!!!

Cole Olsen - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

"Going to check out the Bad Apple Deluxe was kinda of a "fell out of the sky" thing, but when I played my first chord through the amp I knew that instant I was buying it. Everything after that was just for the sheer pleasure and enjoyment; a wonderfully rich and detailed sound, full of great harmonics and overtones, just like what I've heard on thousands of records. No need to scour the earth and your bank account to look for and buy a vintage deluxe, this Bad Apple sounds and feels better than anything I've heard or imagined!"

Pavel Lazic - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Imagine being able to get in a time machine and go back in time and buy your dream vintage amp brand new. Well that's what my Bad apple amp is like for me. What I hear in a lot of current day circuit board amps is that harsh Ice pick top end that I can't stand. This of course is nonexistent in my Bad apple.

Brad Lindberg - Okotoks, Alberta, Canada

Steve beautifully hand-wired my reissue Fender Princeton Reverb - this should be a "must" for all new reissues!

Terry Whitford - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bad apple amps are literally the finest amps I've ever seen or heard. Like a perfectly restored old car at Barrett Jackson ,Steve's clones are literally better than the originals… Attention to detail is second to none..and they sound incredible!. Steve also restored by 67 Marshall plexi face plate and it's perfect. With a three-year warranty and Steve Kambeitz a phone call away… There's no better choice for that perfect vintage look and sound!‚Äč

Greg Cox -Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Norm Anderson -Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chris Walsh -Calgary, Alberta, Canada

" As an amateur guitarist and enthusiast for 25 years, I was looking for something with better sound then the multiple practice amps I had previously played with. After a brief discussion with Stephen, he began to build my amp. WOW..... I can still play practice level tones and when wanted, let the nieghborhood know. The tones are fantastic from clean to overdrive. I hadn't heard the extreme difference between my Gibson, Fender, and Ibanez until I plugged into this amp. The whole process was Top notch. thanks Steve."

Ryan Rae - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

Steve's workmanship and attention to detail are second to none.

Every time I use the Bandmaster at a show, the other guitarists and sound guys are always quizzing me about how I get "that" tone. His refurbish of my dad's Gibson GA40 amp was amazing. From what I have seen of his own creations, anyone who is looking for a unique and beautiful rig should look him up!

Tim Herman - Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

My ‘58 Fender Tweed Deluxe clone is a Beauty! Everyone who plugs into this amp wants one It sounds as sexy as it looks....

The attention to detail is incredible. Perfectly wired with era correct hardware, pride and integrity.

Steve always hits the mark..... thanks Steve.

Chad Neufeld - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bad Apple Amps offer me the perfect vintage sound and look that I love. Steve makes the best amps and clones around and was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

I would highly recommend Bad Apple Amps to any player that is looking to up their game & has a love for the vintage qualities everyone is looking for. 

Jory Kinjo - Calgary, AB

I have had the pleasure of owning over 6 Bad Apple amplifiers now and have always been impressed with Steve's ability to take the original circuit and magically enhance it, giving it elevated sonic boundaries that I never knew were possible! Looking forward to my 7th Bad Apple! 

 Grant Rushton - Priddis, AB

I love my Custom 50watt Bad Apple Steve built for me. Great crunch and super lively. As is, it is suitable for any style.. for me it responds really well to overdrive pedals in front for killer hard rock tone and grind.

Dan Jensen - Calgary, AB

I love praticing with my Bad Apple tube amp.   Jude - Age 12

Bruce Cairns - Calgary, AB

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Dave Temple - MCC Recording Studio - Calgary, AB

Danny Sather - Nelson, BC, Canada

Cédrik O'Brien -

Hull, QC, Canada

Frédéric David -

Toulouse, France

“My Bad Apple Applexi gives me all the perfect classic Plexi sounds I have been seeking out for decades. Malcolm, Angus and Eddie all live in this box.”

Reed Shimozawa

Ex-Smash LA, Zuckerbaby, Todd Kerns’ TKO.ph.

I love my bad apple amp. Stephen is a magician at creating warm fluid tones with just enough edge to appeal to any guitarist. The vintage look of my amp makes it especially fun to gig with as it always becomes the topic of interest. Purchased in 2013, the amp has not let me down and still sounds the same as when I bought it. I received top notch service during the customization plus the same amount of hands on help as in the recording studio with Stephen. He's a total pro and extremely talented

Crystal Craven - London, England, UK

My custom built LA2A compressor is a super well built piece of gear that get's used on almost every session. Tracking guitars, bass and vocals with this BAD Apple replica is a dream. As you can see from the picture it sits on top of my Tube Gear Rack. I highly recommend Bad Apple for top notch studio gear and very reasonable prices.

Claude Laforest - Vancouver, BC

Been striving for old Rolling Stones tone for years, and this amp is the answer.  Whether I wanna bring out my inner "Keef", or I want to produce my own tone, this amp is versatile enough to nail both. Thank you Steve!   

Justin MacDonald - Calgary, Alberta

"That Cadillac Black sound” as its  been described. We use Bad Apple Amps because they are the best amplifiers we’ve ever used!

They are tone monsters!

They move air they way an Amp should move air. The craftsmanship and attention to details are obvious in every amp.