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PreBS T12 Brown Western

The last Sweet build from Chicago just completed! PreBS-T12(Tweed Deluxe) 1×12 combo covered with brown western tolex, cane grill cloth, Mercury Magnetics transformers, Eminence GA-SC59 Alnico speaker(perfect compliment for this amp!), progressive standby/power switch, and a 3-position negative feedback switch … Continue reading

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Sweet Amplification is Moving!

Hey everyone, Its been a good 25 year run in Chicago but it’s time for a new chapter. I moved here in 1996 during my “blues phase” and got to meet, play, record, and tour with some really great Chicago … Continue reading

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PreBS T5 Tweed

A newly completed custom ordered PreBS T5 with a traditional lacquered tweed covering and oxblood grillcloth! Other standard features include a WGS 8″ speaker, 3-position gain switch, rear panel shielding, and 1/4″ speaker jack for easy connection to an extension … Continue reading

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PreBS 15 Rough Blonde w/ Oxblood

Just finished a custom ordered PreBS 15.  Mojotone/Heybor trannies, Deluxe Reverb OT, choke filtering, and Eminence GA-SC64 12″ speaker.  I’ll just let the owners words do the descriptions… “I ran all of my guitars through it – Telecaster, Riviera, ES-175. … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+ Carolina Blue

A custom order PreBS 15+ with Carolina blue tolex and cane grillcloth. As always with the + models you can swap 6V6 for 6L6  power tubes for more power and headroom with the upgraded Mercury Magnetics trannies. I definitely prefer … Continue reading

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PreBS T5 Skulls and more Skulls!

Two new PreBS T5 builds completed! Identical electronically except for transformers and speakers. The candy skull T5 has Mercury Magnetics trannies and the output tranny is a tweed ’53 Princeton spec which is slightly oversized and has a noticeable effect … Continue reading

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JTM 45 Build Purple Head and Cab

This one off/prototype build request was for an offset Marshall JTM 45 style head and 2×12 half stack with a Marshall/blackface Fender hybrid circuit with master volume. The 4 jack  normal/bright inputs was kept but adjusted for less extremes. The … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+ Natural Cherry

This latest build kept me busy while the Corona pandemic kept the Fret Works/Amp Works  shop closed. It is possibly the best sounding PreBS 15+ to date and is the first to feature a natural had rubbed finished cherry cab. … Continue reading

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Twenty Something

Something old and something new! The Twenty Something is a 20W vintage toned pedal platform with unique and effective tone shaping options. It combines the best elements of tweed, brown, and black faced Fender circuits with a bit of vintage … Continue reading

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’63 Vibroverb Re-issue Rebuild

This Fender ’63 re-issue Vibroverb has been through a lot. As if the mass produced circuit board version wasn’t bad enough, someone attempted to gut and handwire a turret board into it. It wasnt the worst I’ve seen but it … Continue reading

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