19 watts of
Chris Thomas King, known world-wide for his outstanding blues guitar/acting from the film O Brother Where Art Thou? (along with its Grammy-award-winning soundtrack) is living in harmonic bliss — all thanks to the power of the Komet 19.
“Everything I’ve thrown at this little amp in my studio has just killed. It’s so simple, but it has so much going on inside; I have no idea how y’all did this!”
“I want an amp to be fast and dynamic. I want to hear the note with multiple layers of harmonic complexity, giving a fat, euphonic, and lyrical tone. ...My goal is to make amps that make the soundtrack to people’s lives.”
‐ Ken Fischer, Trainwreck™ Circuits
Komet shares Ken Fischer’s ideal of what constitutes a great guitar amplifier. All Komet™ designs that followed the Komet 60 are based on what we have gleaned from Ken Fischer’s mentorship. Sadly, Ken Fischer passed in December of 2006. We miss his guidance, friendship and humor, and we are honored to be part of the Trainwreck lineage.
The Komet Difference.
Each Komet amplifier is meticulously hand built in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. The greatest attention to detail is given to each product before it leaves our shop.
All of our transformers are of a custom proprietary design, and are also 100% made in the USA. Each amplifier is hand wired with silver tinned Teflon wire on glass-epoxy tag boards. Our chassis are laser cut, welded aluminum — chosen for superior tonal response.
We use 2 Watt, military grade potentiometers and assemble all of our amplifiers with stainless steel screws and bolts. Our control panels, capacitors and switches are of the absolute highest in quality. These are just a few of the details you’ll find in every single Komet amplifier.