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Oahu/Jester Ju28

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JohnLisiecki:
I have a Jester ju28 that I purchased in the summer of 2003, and it's been a brilliant recording amp. I don't see many of these around, first one in a long time (Eric Ambel had an Oahu head out with Steve Earle a while back, sounded amazing, last time I saw one), and was wondering if you're still making these things on a regular basis?  The dealer said you're only making a few, but I thought I'd ask you about it.

I really like the 2-channel/4-input configuration for getting different sounds out of the amp.  Anything you care to share about the amp?

Thanks

John Lisiecki

Oliver Archut:
Hello John,

here is a general answer, as I pointed out I do not want to use this forum to pimp stuff..

The JU series of amp was made from 1996 to 2000, about 300 or so, it failed to a point to multiply a very easy amp concept, adopted from the original Oahu lap steel amp made in the 50s in Chicago by the Valco company.

There were several problems with manufacturing (finding capable people for assembly) and distribution, finally when my business partner during that time had to pull out of the company because of personal reasons, we closed it down.
During the same time the V72 took off and I went on an started a new company by myself...

I still do all service and warranty on the Jester ones, each year we build 10 units or so, now under the AMI logo...
For more details you want to shoot Fletcher an e-mail, or PM me...

Hope that helps


JohnLisiecki:
Oliver Archut wrote on Tue, 04 January 2005 21:41
Hello John,

here is a general answer, as I pointed out I do not want to use this forum to pimp stuff..


I still do all service and warranty on the Jester ones, each year we build 10 units or so, now under the AMI logo...
For more details you want to shoot Fletcher an e-mail, or PM me...

Hope that helps





That's really all of the information I needed/wanted - just bought this amp with little knowledge of it's history, and thought it was wonderful.  It's new, so it must be one of the "10 per year", but I'm not at home to verify it for sure.

Again, thank you.

John Lisiecki

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