An Austin-based guitar amp and bass amp specialist who has worked with many of the world's finest guitarists and bassists to help shape, define and refine their signature tones. Aside from designing and building custom handwired guitar amplifiers, Austin Tone Lab also offers amp repair, maintenance, and modification services—custom amplifier modifications enable you to to "dial in the sound" you're looking for. Bill Ussery can help you get the best out of your Fender, Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Vox, Hiwatt, Traynor, Peavey, Crate, and most other classic tube amps.
Austin Tone Lab is an authorized/certified Fender, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, and Headstrong repair/service center. ATL is also a dealor for XAct Tone Solutions, Vertex Effects, Mercury Magnetics, & Eminence Speakers.
All musicians need an expert amp restorer, builder, modifier and troubleshooter who has the experience, and the ear, to bring out the best in an amp—returning it to its original specifications, or pushing it over the edge.
Does your amp make strange noises?
Has it gradually lost the quality of tone it once had?
Do you want to upgrade the component in your amp?
We can help!
The most overlooked pieces of the "tone" puzzle are the cables connecting the instrument to the amplifier, and the amplifier to the speakers. We only use the finest handmade cables for instrument and speaker use—Neutrik™ connectors and Canare™ wire.
A 30 to 50+ watt slice of pure tone heaven. El Jefé has the capability of utilizing several different power tube configurations and can easily be biased using the external bias controls on the amp's rear panel. Boasting complete point to point handwiring, using the best materials available.