'The Valve' was launched in the mid-90s on the initiative of Galeazzo Frudua, a renowned Italian luthier, and, since 1988, owner of Frudua Guitar Works, one of the leading electric guitar manufacturers in Italy (www.fruduaguitars.com).

In 2001, upon completion of a phase of rigorous testing, Galeazzo Frudua entrusted the development of the project to TBE, a Bologna-based electronics specialist whose clients include important stylists, banks and government institutions.


In 2004, 'The Valve' was unveiled to foreign buyers at the Frankfurt Music Messe, where it was rapturously received by public and critics alike.

Today, 'The Valve'-brand amps start being known and distributed across several countries, the range now including seven models with sufficient scope to satisfy the needs of just about any guitar player.

All 'The Valve' amps are hand-crafted in San Lazzaro, a town in the province of Bologna, in the north of Italy, by a team of musicians and technicians who leverage their unrivaled experience and expertise in tubes technology. The Valve crafting philosophy is a mix of modern technology applications and "point to point" hand wiring.
The company is involved in every stage of amplifiers production from initial design to final assembly and quality control. All amplifiers are CE and ULcompliants.

While other brands substantially increased their prices, The Valve price list is frozen since 2004. Along these years we've embraced some prudent business practices to reduce our costs, and the gains are fully passed on to the final consumer.

This is why we are now able to provide boutique amps quality at about 30% less of the price comparing quality.

Our mission is to support the guitarists by providing them with the sound and the flexibility to make their music as unique as they are. We listen to our customers' requirements and supply them with all the resources and tools they need to make a name for themselves as professional musicians.

Our values are:
- professionalism
- reliability
- availability
- improvement.

In the last 5 years, we only had 10 amps returned for repair, 8 of them having defective power tubes or defective reverb tanks which could easily be replaced by the customer's servicing center in minutes.

Nonetheless we replaced the amps for free with brand new ones paying for the shipping as well.

We do this because we care so much about our job that we prefer to always personally check and have every detail of our projects under control. All our amps are covered by a 2 years warranty. We offer the best customer service feedback. Please feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

Here are a few shots of TBE Company, offices, wharehouse and of the various steps of construction.


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Here are a few other shots of the amps in the making.


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Professional packaging and quality control.


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Various international Music Shows.


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