JUNE 4 I FENDER I ACQUISITION
Fender Picks Up Groove Tubes
Fender has acquired certain assets of Groove Tubes, including the Groove Tubes brand. Groove Tubes founder Aspen Pittman will continue to work with his company in a consulting role.
“We are pleased to announce that Groove Tubes has joined the FMIC [Fender Musical Instruments Corp.] family of brands,” said Bill Mendello, chairman and CEO of Fender. “Under Aspen Pittman’s leadership, Groove Tubes has grown from a small business to an important, internationally respected company, and we look forward to fostering even more success together.”
Groove Tubes was founded in 1979 and is a long-time leader in the high-quality amplifier tubes market. The business has grown to include the development and production of microphones, accessories and electronics.