No, we don't harm helpless little animals. Unless you count the occasional stray power chord that knocks Canadian Geese out of the sky. Hey. It's not like they submit a flight pattern or anything. "Test Animals" is just our little pet name for all those folks that make Blackheart what it is. Sometimes it's an artist, sometimes it's special people on the BHE staff that lend their time for hours of extensive late night "rockability" tests, sometimes it's even you.

Got a story, picture, sound clip or video of you and your Blackheart in action? Send it to our main Animal at (except videos--just give us the link) and we'll put the good stuff online. Such as...

Just took delivery of mine yesterday and I have to say, I am impressed. Started playing about 35 years ago and since then I've gone through a vintage Marshall 50-watt halfstack, a Fender 30, a couple of small amps including a '60s Kalamazoo... My arsenal includes a '77 Les Paul and a couple of Strats...
The world has needed a good small tube amp for a lot of years, and while others have tried, you guys got it right. I fired my Blackheart up through a single Eminence Legend alnico 12" in an open-backed cab and about three hours later I came up for air.

Jim Chaney

Name: Kevin "Dugie" Dugan

The World's Greatest Bass Tech whose client list includes Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar. He also doubles as Mr. Blackheart, starring on the small screen in our "No Regrets" video.

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Name: Chrys Johnson

Chrys works hard for the money here in Artist Relations and gives extensive time to testing out amps. The guy can play.