January 23, 2014, Anaheim, California: Electroplex Amplifiers® will mark 20 years of hand-crafting Rocket Amplifiers at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, January 23-26, in Anaheim, California. Starting in a small garage in Brea, California, back in 1994, Electroplex created the Rocket 90, a bruising all-tube 90-watt beast to command performance stages around the world. The first Rocket 90 model found its way into Oceanway Studios in Hollywood helping Keith Richards to lay down tracks for the Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge” album.
Next came the Rocket 50, which garnered high praise in Guitar Player magazine’s boutique amp
shootout in January of 1997. Later that year the Stones were back at Oceanway and used a Rocket 50
4×10 combo for their “Bridges To Babylon” album. And when Brian Ray took two Rocket 50 rigs on
tour with Paul McCartney, Electroplex Amplifiers was officially “on the map”!
Operating out of Fullerton, California, Electroplex Amplifiers now offers seven different Rocket models
that range from 12 watts up to 90 watts, and supplies Rockets to dealers in the US and Japan.
To help celebrate 20 years of quality amp building, Electroplex will debut the TR Series of Rocket
Amplifiers with tube rectification. Three models, the Rocket 22/TR, Rocket 35/TR and Rocket 35-
EL/TR featuring GZ34 rectifier tubes will be on display for the first time at NAMM.