Jess Oliver - "The Godfather of Bass Amplification" (1926-2011)

Jess Oliver (born Oliver Jespersen) was the creative genius responsible for many of the classic AmpegTM amplifier designs of the sixties, the most notable being the ground-breaking B15N Portaflex bass amplifier.  Jess left the company in 1966 and formed Oliver Sound Company.  Jess ceased production of his own line of sound equipment in the 70's, but continued to operate his repair business, under the Oliver Sound Co. name, for more than 30 years.

 

 

  • Jess Oliver, the Godfather of Bass Amplification
  • Jess with amps
  • Jess' shop
  • Jess' shop
  • Oliver Powerflexes (P502 & P500)
  • B15Rs in back, VB cabinets in front
  • Door into shop
  • Finishing area
  • Frame I made for Jess (the logo lights up)
  • Electronics bench
  • Stairwell wall
  • Stairwell wall
  • Stairwell wall
  • Stairwell wall
  • Stairwell wall
  • Stairwell wall
  • Stairwell wall
  • Hoist over work bench
  • Corner of shop
  • Electronics bench
  • Me with Jess
Jess Oliver, the Godfather of Bass Amplification1 Jess with amps2 Jess' shop3 Jess' shop4 Oliver Powerflexes (P502 & P500)5 B15Rs in back, VB cabinets in front6 Door into shop7 Finishing area8 Frame I made for Jess (the logo lights up)9 Electronics bench10 Stairwell wall11 Stairwell wall12 Stairwell wall13 Stairwell wall14 Stairwell wall15 Stairwell wall16 Stairwell wall17 Hoist over work bench18 Corner of shop19 Electronics bench20 Me with Jess21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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