The legend
lives on

The Songwriter 30 was one of the the last Trainwreck® designs built by the legendary Kenneth Fischer. Due to his failing health, Ken was only able to build two of these magnificent hand wired amplifiers. Komet Amplification has been awarded the license by Trainwreck® to recreate the Songwriter 30 in exacting detail to the original.

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One of a kind

"Bree", one of the two original Trainwreck® Songwriter ampliifiers, was our reference build amplifier. Every new Songwriter 30 is meticulously hand built and voiced to "Bree's "signature sound. It's powered by a quartet of cathode biased EL84/6BQ5 output tubes. The pre amp incorporates two 12AX7 tubes. It's hand assembled and hand wired in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA with only the best sounding and most reliable components.

No Trends.
Just Soul

No reverb, master volume, effects loop, foot switches, pull pots, transistors or chips anywhere. The chassis is solid aluminum — chosen for the very particular electrical properties that it possesses. Inside the chassis you won't find printed circuits, cotton/imitation cotton wire or fiber tag boards. We don't design with obsolete or questionable materials to "be in fashion."

Now available with tremolo

Komet Amplification now offers the Songwriter model with a custom built tremolo circuit and an exotic wooden front and back panel. This circuit is comprises speed and depth controls, and a switchable on /off remote foot control. The front panel is mounted with a with a laser etched, stainless steel Komet logo. This tremolo circuit is only available in the Songwriter model at this time.

(Please note:) Effective January 2, 2017, the CITES appendices include “Dalbergia spp.” as well as the three Guibourtia species that are more commonly known as "Bubinga". All are currently listed under Appendix II. Komet Amplification can no longer produce the Tremolo Songwriter model with this endangered species wood. Komet Amplification is currently sourcing a new exotic front panel wood for the Tremolo Songwriter model.

“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.

Make it
your own.

Komet™ amplifiers are hand-crafted and are available in a wide variety of cosmetics. Each model is available with its own set of customizations such as levant tolex, colored aluminum control panels, and even different Komet logo-plate options — all available from select Komet dealers around the world.

Craft your signature tone and customize your Komet with your own look to boot.

Configurations

Songwriter 30
Songwriter 30 Tremolo

Specifications

Tubes


  • Total Power
    • 33 Watts RMS
  • Power Tubes
    • 4 - EL84/6BQ5 power tubes
  • Preamplifier Tubes
    • 2 - 12AX7 pre amp tubes (3 - 12AX7 in Tremolo model)
  • Cathode biased

Controls


  • Three way bright switch
  • Military grade 2 Watt potentiometers: Volume, Treble, Bass
  • 4 - 8 - 16 - Ohm selector, two parallel outputs

Design


  • Custom proprietary designed transformers made in the U.S.A.
  • Internally hand wired and meticulously assembled with the finest of components.
  • Silver tinned Teflon® wire - hand wired onto glass epoxy tag board
  • All switches made by NKK®
  • 1/8th" laser cut aircraft grade aluminum welded chassis made here in Louisiana

PHYSICAL


  • Components assembled and mounted with stainless steel screws, bolts, washers and nuts.
  • Head Format: 20-5/8" x 10" x 9.5" - made from Baltic birch ply - made in the U.S.A.
  • Maple front and back panel
  • Black aluminum control panel
  • Levant style tolex (custom order color options available)
  • Weight: 30 lbs.
  • 120V / 240V AC (internally hard wired)
  • Completely built in U.S.A.
 

The Komet Spirit