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PreBS TT40

The first Sweet Low Power Tweed Twin build is completed! This is one of the most unique and  interesting Fender tweed era models with dual rectifier tubes, a unique pre-amp circuit, cathodyne phase inverter(like tweed Bandmaster and Princeton Reverb),  and … Continue reading

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Tube Cage for Fender Blues Jr and Pro Jr

As an amp tech for several decades, I cant tell you how many broken and bent tubes and damaged sockets I’ve seen in Blues and Pro Jrs. The new III version comes with a  cage but it is not available … Continue reading

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McKoustic 30 combo

Introducing a new Sweet combo for acoustic instruments, the McKoustic 30! Another McKeever collaboration with my dad who built the cab from solid cherrywood and finished with hand rubbed oil/urethane. The sealed and ported cab features  full range Eminence 10″ … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+15

A custom ordered PreBS 15+ with 15″ speaker and Mercury magnetics trannies for 6V6 or 6L6 power tubes and output from 18W-36W.  It also features the new user accessible bias pot and test points on the rear panel. This new … Continue reading

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PreBS 20+ Cherry

Another gorgeous cherrywood cab with hand rubbed oil finish built by my dad in Pennsylvania! This one has all of the usual features plus user adjustable bias on the rear panel. Just set your meter to the mV scale, attatch … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+ Dark Red Cherry

Another Sweet collaboration with my dad who made the gorgeous red stained cherry cab. It’s got all the usual, Mercury trannies, push-pull bright and mid boost, negative feedback control, and like all + models, can use any 6V6 or 6L6 … Continue reading

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First Trade Show

Sweet Amplification attended our 1st trade show. The local Alchemy Audio hosted Gear Swap at Fort Knox rehearsal studios was a lot of fun and good practice for bigger events. Thanks to all who stopped by the table and to … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+ Wine/Vanilla

A new Sweet PreBS15+ build commissioned by my employer/owner of Chicago Fret Works/Amp Works is completed! All of the usual features like push-pull mid boost, push-pull bright switch, and negative feedback control plus Mercury Magnetics transformers for 6V6 or 6L6 … Continue reading

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PreBS T5 Solid Cherry w/10″ speaker

Another PreBS T5 collaboration with a custom cherrywood cab built by my dad. This one has a NOS 5V4G rectifier and an oversized 8 ohm Mercury Magnetics output transformer(many speaker choices) for 6L6 or EL34 power tube, and a 10″ … Continue reading

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PreBS T5 Cherry

A PreBS T5 in a solid cherry wood cab. The first Sweet hardwood cab available for purchase is on the showroom floor at Chicago Fret Works/Amp Works. Finished with clear nitrocellulose lacquer which will darken with age like a vintage … Continue reading

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