Brown Note founder Moss Hudson (middle), his 17-year-old son, Mick
Lionheart (left)—who is helping Hudson develop a high-tech amp for
Pete Anderson—and lead tech Joe Zicaro in the company’s tone lab.
People are pretty intuitive. If you
can call and talk to somebody and
have a custom-made amp tailored
to your specific needs, that might
be a factor in your decision.
Many of your customers are influenced
by Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. Is that
where you’re coming from as a guitarist?
In the ’80s, I was in a punk band and want-
ed to be a rock star like everyone else. We
did a record with Alternative Tentacles,
who were on the Dead Kennedys’ label.
That’s a far cry from Larry Carlton. But I
always dug Carlton and guys like Al Di
Meola—fiery guitar players. Many guitar-
ists who use our amps play rock or blues.
They just don’t have that many clips up on
Can you describe your product line?
It starts with the low-wattage offerings like
the Lite 18, which only has a volume and
tone control, and its juiced-up sibling, the
Dirty 18. Then there’s the Foxy 18—which is
like an AC15, but with more power and tonal
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