BFF Twenty + Black Tweed

The newest build and first BFF Twenty + was custom ordered with black lacquered tweed and a US made leather handle. This is the 6L6GC version of the BFF Twenty and shares all other features such as: PPIMV(master volume), midrange control, voicing switch(blackface/tweed tonestack select), and bias select switch(fixed/cathode). It is a compact and portable gigging and recording machine with familiar Fender blackface tones and versatile options at the flip or pull of a switch. Goes from clear, bright, and tight to crunch, cry, and sustain to cover all genres of Americana, rock, blues, soul, country, and whatever you can imagine. Vintage Tones for Modern Times!







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New Model! BFF Twenty

The first build and new Sweet model of 2023 is complete! This portable 1×12 powerhouse combo is basically a PreBS 20 in a PreBS 15 chassis and cab. No vibrato in this one but is has a few new features which make it an extremely versatile gigging, recording, and rehearsing tool!                                                           A PPIMV(post phase inverter master volume) has been added along with a push-pull Voicing Switch on the bass pot which changes the tone stack from blackface to tweed bassman/JTM45 specs. The Blackface position has the familiar mid scoop and clarity. The Tweed position adds a bit of gain with an overall thicker tone. A push-pull bright switch on the treble pot adds chime, helps to bring old strings to life, and can be used to fine tune for single coil or humbucking pickups.                                                                                                                  And the most interesting new feature is the Bias Select switch allowing for choosing between fixed bias(like most blackface amps) and Cathode/ “Class A” bias(like many Gibson, Ampeg, Valco etc amps). Fixed bias has the familiar quick and clear blackface attack and headroom while the Cathode position adds smoothness, compression, a bit more gain, and about 30% less power.  These new features allow for the user to instantly mod the amp to their preference without touching a soldering iron or drilling any holes.             And as usual, you can order in any color tolex/tweed/grillcoth combination as well as choose your fave speaker or tube brand. Have it your way with your  Best Friend Forever/Black Face Fender style amp!

Available now! $1795  Buy it now!

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PreBS 15 Traditional Black

Available now! A new PreBS 15  6V6 version with Mercury Magnetics OT and PT as well as push-pull bright and mid boost, negative feedback control, 12″ Jensen Falcon speaker and the usual attention to detail that makes Sweet amps both toneful and reliable!


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PreBS 15+ Head

Just a reminder that most Sweet amps are available in Combo or Head versions! This latest build was for local Tucsonian and studio ace Woody Jackson. He had a head cab from a previous project and we made it work for this project which may see pro studio sessions in LA, NYC, and his own home studio. Hoping for some tracks to share soon!

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PreBS 20+ Green Levant #2

Recently completed PreBS 20+ in Green Tolex with large check Marshall style cloth. A classic look with all the tone you could want! Normal channel has tweed Bassman/JTM 45 voicing, Vibroverb bias modulated vibrato, push-pull mid boost and bright switch in both channels, user adjustable bias trim pot and test points, PPI master volume, and a 10+12″ speaker compliment. The GA-SC64 and G10 Green back are the perfect pair after testing MANY combinations. This is the new PreBS 20+ standard model.  Perfect cleans and overdriven tube tones for any style music where guitar tone will stand out!

From the owner: “I haven’t gotten to use the amp in a band setting yet, but HOLY SHIT, this thing is awesome!  Even my wife and her kids commented that it sounded good, instead of scurrying outside or to a different part of the house.  The normal channel, set as you suggested, and plugged straight in, is probably the best driven tone I’ve ever gotten, and it is super quiet.  I’m also loving the bias vary tremolo for cleans on channel 2, and the reverb knob being usable beyond 2-3.  And I think you’re right, I can’t imagine any speaker combo being better than this. I can’t wait to spend more time with it, and play it with the band, but this is a grand-slam home run (and beautiful, to boot).  I will be selling my reissue DR and VR without hesitation, or even a hint of remorse.”


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2 new PreBS T5s

Two new T5s just completed. Features the Sweet 3-position gain switch, Weber signature 8F speaker, Mercury magnetics PT, 1/4″ speaker plug and jack, Amish made leather handle, NOS Brimar 5V4G rectifier, NOS Telefunken 12AX7, and Eurotubes tested and selected 6V6S-DM power tube. All of the good stuff so there’s no need for upgrades or mods. Vintage and beyond!

$925   SOLD!

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PreBS 20+ Green Levant

The latest PreBS 20+ has a couple of new features to add improved performance and even more versatility. Along with the 2×10 speakers, over-sized transformers from Mercury Magnetics, and bias test points on the rear panel, this one also has Vibroverb style bias-modulated vibrato and Bassman/JTM 45 voicing for the normal channel and a PPIMV on the rear panel for getting dirt/grind/overdrive at reasonable volumes. This amp does both sparkling clean blackface reverb tones as well as crunchy sustained tweed/early Marshall overdrive. Too much fun! Stay tuned for some pro  demos soon!


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PreBS 20+ Blonde/Oxblood 2×10

The first 2×10 PreBS 20+ was just completed for a repeat client in Chicago. Big iron from Mercury Magnetics and a user adjustable bias trim pot and test points on the rear panel allow for use with 6V6,5881, or 6L6GC power tubes. Several popular speakers were tested and chosen to compliment each other. The final combination is one Weber 10A125 and one Jensen Falcon 10. A versatile handwired amp with Deluxe Reverb and Vibrolux Reverb qualities!

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PreBS T12 Black w/Carolina Blue Stripe

A newly completed T12 is available now, not yet spoken for. I built this in a color scheme that I’ve been wanting to see for some time now and with the blue stripe in the grill cloth more prominently displayed. Has all of the good stuff including Mercury Magnetics trannies, 3-way gain switch, Eminence GA-  SC59 alnico speaker, progressive standby/power switch, and new “Inside Voice” attenuator switch. It’s ready to rock in the studio, bedroom, or stage!    Vintage and Beyond!

Available now! $1650

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PreBS T12+ Vox Fawn

A newly completed PreBS-T12+, the classic 5E3 tweed Deluxe with some features for more versatility. This one has custom Mercury Magnetics trannies for use with 6V6 or 6L6 power tubes, bias switch to make whichever tubes you use happy, a 3-way gain switch, and a killer alnico Eminence GA-SC59 speaker. Classic tweed deluxe tones with more versatility than the traditional hair triggered 5E3 circuit. Vintage and beyond!

Turnaround time for custom builds is just 6-8wks! Taking new orders now!


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