Bob Rissi


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Risson Amplifiers

Bob Rissi was the founder of Risson Amplifier Company, which produces Made-in-America products based on Bob’s own designs.  He began designing amplifiers in 1960 when he was hired by Leo Fender himself.  He later worked at Rickenbacker before forming his own company in 1971.  In addition to his creative innovations in amplifier design, Bob became friends with several industry leaders, such as Fredrick Hall and Leo Fender, who he viewed as personal and professional mentors.