Artists
Brian Cook
Russian Circles
There are a lot of great amps on the market, and finding the right one can be difficult. I was looking for an amp that was loud, sturdy, dependable, played well with pedals, and had the capacity for both a great clear tone and an overdriven-tube grit. The fact that there was a company run by kindred spirits that could make a simple, solid, awesome tube amp for the same list price as the mass-produced manufactured-overseas strip-mall amps really made the decision buy a Verellen amp a no-brainer. The only bummer is that I love my Meatsmoke so much that anytime we play overseas and i have to rent different gear, it never even comes close to replicating the full-bodied punch of my Verellen bass amp. 
Nate Mendel
Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate
I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. It’s so nice to be able to plug in your amp and know that it will be loud and clear, and that I don’t have to struggle with an amp that is…struggling.
Kyle Shutt and Bryan Richie
The Sword
Kyle : “The Skyhammer has the thickest wall of gain I’ve ever seen in an amp, it’s a real beast. Be afraid, be very afraid.” Bryan : “Over the last 20 years I’ve played just about every bass amp there is and I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Verellen Meatsmoke is the BEST amplifier available. This amplifier has an incredible range that can go from squeeky clean to completely covered in filth in a flick of a switch. I would also like to state that Ben Verellen is one hell of a designer, engineer, public relations manager, and shredder.”
Cory Murchy
Minus the Bear
“Sounds like Bass!”
Andrew Seward
Against Me
“This fuckers heavy!!” 
Evan Patterson
Young Widows 
David Knudson
Minus the Bear
“Dave loves Verellens”
      
Pete Koller 
Sick of It All ​​​​​​​
Erik Edwards
Big Trughk
Amadeo Pace
Blonde Redhead
Ziko
The most pleasant and accessible crushing sound I have ever had the privilege of being apart of. The treble range sounds full but hard and big like a hammer but never brittle and annoying. The mids cut hard if I want them to or back off and mellow either by knob turning or from changing hand pressure. Very responsive expressive amp that does what I ask it to do. The lows are convincing and thumping but never muddy and still come through even the thickest of mixes. This thing breathes and is alive and organic. It’s like my own personal beast that responds to me in heavy metal language. Buy one or don’t but make sure you play one to see what the potential of the American tube amp can really be.
Zac Terrones
Mohicans
Working with Ben both met and exceeded my expectations, he helped me get everything I wanted from my amp, from tone to color. When I received the head I was blown away, it’s the most beautiful amp I’ve ever seen, and it sounds HUGE. The other guitarist in my band has to use two heads just to be heard when I’m playing. It’s awesome.
Aaron Deal
Darkest Hour
I LOVE my Meatsmoke. It is definitely my favorite bass amp I’ve ever played through, the sound is just        crushing and it looks killer. Ben was super easy to deal with and was able to incorporate a few custom features in a relatively short turnaround time before I left for tour. I’ve had it for 2.5 years now and it’s been totally reliable and always sounds awesome. I have to play on random rented or borrowed backlines sometimes and whenever I do, I can’t wait to get home and play the Meatsmoke again, it has spoiled me.
Zac Hogan
Drought
Ben, This amp is a godly entity that produces an unbelievable, and ENORMOUSLY devastating tone none stop on the overdrive channel. I fucking love it. The clean channel is absolutely supreme; and the best part is both channels can be dialed in perfectly depending on ones playing style and timbre. Working with you was an awesome experience, and a pleasure. Your passion and sincerity is highly rare and admirable. Thank you very much for this piece of art. Zac
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