About Us

Sullivan Music Equipment builds and designs custom handmade Guitar and Bass pickups, The Texas Twister Tube Driver and Speaker Cabinets. Click on this link to visit our online store.

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Sullivan Music Equipment is a premier manufacture of handmade electric guitar and bass guitar audio equipment. Founded in 2006, with a vision to build quality “American Made” products that you can be proud to own. The company has dedicated it’s time and efforts to keeping all manufacturing in the U.S.A. Sullivan is located in Austin, Texas the Live Music Capital of the World and we are proud to call Austin our home.

The owner of Sullivan Music Equipment is Rick Yowell, a Texas native with over 30 years of bass playing and electronics equipment building under his belt. Rick grew up in Austin and has played in almost every local bar while making countless friends along the way. It was in 2006 Rick decided he had had enough of the 9 to 5 daily grind, so while working at a local microprocessor company he planned his escape and started building speaker cabinets on the side. In 2008 he left the corporate workforce and never looked back.

Married in 2011, his wife Mary was the inspiration and motivation that encouraged him to start “Sullivan Music Equipment.” Soon after getting married Rick went back to school to complete his Associates of Applied Science degree in Electronics & Advanced Technologies.

Today Sullivan Music Equipment is making Handmade Pickups and the Texas Twister Tube Driver. Early 2014 we will be adding amplifiers, bringing back speaker cabinets, a wider selection of effects pedals. Sullivan Music Equipment would like to thank everyone from friends to family and especially customers for their support over the years.