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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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PreBS T5 Pair

I’m trying to build up an inventory of Sweet amps for demo purposes so here’s a couple of PreBS T5 combos to start things off. The alligator/cane combo features an 8″ Weber signature speaker and the Black w/Red Racing Stripe … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+15

Been wanting to try this for some time now. A PreBS 15+ with 15″ speaker. Turned out better than I imagined! The oversized Mercury Magnetics transformers combined with the larger cabinet and 15″ speaker is a perfect combination! More volume, … Continue reading

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PreBS T35 Tweed

The first PreBS T35 combo commisioned by local blues veteran, Nick Moss. based on the late 50′s 5E5A circuit tweed Pro, it sports a Mercury Magnetics “tone clone” output transformer, Weber alnico 15″ speaker, and Vitamin-T oil filled coupling caps. … Continue reading

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PreBS T5-6 Black on Black

A custom ordered black PreBS T5 with 6″ Weber speaker, 3-position gain/character switch, and NOS 5V4G rectifier. Ready for practice and recording! SOLD!

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McK IIB Bass Head

The first Sweet bass amp is completed! This is a one off for a repeat customer and matches his brown western covered PreBS 20+. Built on a Marshall style chassis with a hand wired turret board and massive Mercury Magnetics … Continue reading

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PreBS 15 Black w/Silver Racing Stripe

Another PreBS 15 is completed. This time it’s wearing black with a silver stripe. It features a 12″ Mojotone BV-25M speaker, Mercury Magnetics output transformer, and push-pull mid boost. Of course, it has the usual bells and whistles as well; … Continue reading

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Wilco at Chicago Theater

Finally got to see Pat Sansone’s ¬†Sweet Sansonic in action with Wilco. He’s using it for guitar and keyboards on the supporting tour of the Wilco Schmilco album. A nice pure guitar/amp contrast to Nels Cline’s lo-fi effect pedal noise … Continue reading

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