CALABASAS, Calif. — May 10, 2018— Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., the newly formed U.S.
subsidiary of Japan-based Yamaha Corporation, today announced the acquisition of the
Ampeg brand from LOUD Audio, LLC., a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group.
The addition of Ampeg to Yamaha Guitar Group’s portfolio alongside the Yamaha and
Line 6 brands adds an iconic selection of bass amps, cabinets and pedals to the
solutions already available to bass guitarists through Yamaha bass guitars and Line 6
wireless and modelers.