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New Sansonic Model

This PreBS 20+ just got a facelift for it’s owner Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense. The “Sansonic” model is now available for custom orders. 

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Sweet amps now come with cover!

Some newly screened covers, faceplates, and a custom footswitch.Thanks to Maria at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!      

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PreBS 15+

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 … Continue reading

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Brown Western PreBS 20+

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 … Continue reading

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Pat Sansone’s PreBS 20+

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 … Continue reading

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PreBS T5

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 … Continue reading

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PreBS 20+H(harmonica)

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 … Continue reading

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PreBS 15+

The newest Sweet amp is completed! This PreBS 15+ is  based on the legendary blackfaced Fender Princeton Reverb but has been given the Sweet treatment. It features a 12″ Eminence Legend 1218 speaker, oversized Mercury Magnetics Trannys and can run … Continue reading

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PreBS T12

This 12W tweed era combo is based on the Deluxe. With a pair of 6V6 power tubes, a 12″ speaker and a touch sensitive cathode biased class “A” design, this is another very popular recording amp. Having good clean tones … Continue reading

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PreBS T5

This 5W combo with a single 8″ speaker is based on the tweed Champ, a ’50s era Fender entry level practice amp. It features a single 12ax7, a single 6V6 and a 5Y3 rectifier tube and is a cathode biased class “A” … Continue reading

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