Another custom PreBS 20 just completed. This one is covered in brown ostrich with cane grill cloth and has the optional 1×12 + 1×10 baffle. Speakers this time are JBL D120 and Eminence Legend 1058. Additional features are, push-pull bright and mid boost switches along with the ever popular feedback control on the rear panel. The perfect balance of muscle, grit and elegant chime. Equally at home with blues, country, indy, rock and R&B. One extremely verstatile gigging and recording combo!
This latest custom ordered PreBS 20 build has all the extras. Featuring the popular 1×10/1×12 speaker configuration, Mercury Magnetics output tranny, negative feedback pot, push-pull mid boost and bright switches, tilt-back legs and two-tone western tolex, this versatile 20W, 6V6 powered combo can handle most any gigging or recording situation.
Just finished this custom ordered PreBS 45T 4×10 combo. This one features stock Mojotone trannies, Jensen Falcon speakers and a black tolex covered solid pine cabinet. Solid beefy lows with lots of mid definition and clarity was requested and this Bassman inspired combo delivers the goods!
Some newly screened covers, faceplates, and a custom footswitch.Thanks to Maria at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!
Just finished another Sweet build. This PreBS 15+ is a prototype model with circuitry based more on a Deluxe Reverb than a Princeton Reverb. It sports the long-tailed pair phase inverter for a smoother/less fizzy distortion when pushed.
Other features include:
18 W output from two 6V6 power tubes, 12″ Mojotone BV-25M(greenback style) speaker, Mercury Magnetics output transformer, push-pull bright switch and negative feedback control on rear panel for richer overdrive harmonics(adds a bit of british flavor to my ear). A truely Sweet potent and portable gigging and recording amp!
This one is for sale at Chicago Fret Works now! $1500 SOLD
Another PreBS 20+ this time in brown western tolex with cane grillcloth. Features Mercury Magnetics transformers, a custom 1×12″ + 1×10″ baffle loaded with Mojotone and Eminence speakers, mid boost, push/pull bright switch and a custom footswitch for reverb, vibrato and negative feedback boost. Uses 6V6(20W) or 6L6(35W) power tubes for versatile gigging and recording options. The amp that does it all!
The new owner of the latest Sweet amp picked up his new live touring amp last week. Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense is using it on the current tour with The Autumn Defense. It features all Mercury Magnetics transformers, 10″ and 12″ speakers, 6L6/6V6 operation, push-pull bright switch on the volume pot and a neg feedback control on the rear panel. It’s got just the right amount of headroom, touch sensitivity and harmonically rich breakup at higher volumes. This one is in good hands. Thanks Pat! I will be building more just like this in the near future!
Been wanting to try this so here it is. PreBS T5(champ) with 10″ speaker. This is a louder and fuller sounding T5 with NOS 5V4GA rectifier and negative feedback switch. The switch is like a boost providing rawness and richer harmonics at higher volume. This gives a singing quality to leads and power chords. Too much fun!
$799 – SOLD 3/29/14
This latest Sweet build was custom order for Chicago Blues Harpist, Big Bill Hickey. It features an oversized Mercury Magnetics output transformer, pair of 6L6GC power tubes, custom control panel without a “normal” channel or vibrato ckt. and an added anti-feedback control to help control mic squeels. The custom baffle holds a 12″ Eminence Cannabis Rex and a 10″ Jensen Falcon speaker. Both have hemp cones for a warmer harp friendly tone.