*** Due to the situation in Ukraine, new tarrifs, and the supply issue, all Russian tubes have increased in price! Most types have tripled if not more in recent months so there will be an upcharge if you request ANY Russian made tubes. This includes Sovtek, Electro-Harmonix, Tung-Sol, Svetlana, Gold Lion, Mullard, etc. Please ask for a quote when ordering any custom built amp. All prices listed here include JJ tubes!
All Sweet amps now come STANDARD with choice of tolex color or tweed, premium selected Eurotubes tested and selected JJ tubes, Sprague, Mojotone or Mallory coupling caps, Sprague and F&T electrolytics, Mojotone/Heybor transformers(made in USA), and Eminence, Jensen, or Mojotone ceramic speakers.
* Tweed style amps come with over-sized chassis mounting bolts that will not sink into the soft pine cabinet, a screw to keep the rear panel tight against the chassis to prevent the classic “gap” which keeps dirt(and spillage) out, and shielding inside the rear panel for today’s noisier cel phone/EMI environment.
+ models feature custom Mercury Magnetics transformers for 6V6 and or 6L6 power tube compatibility for versatility, transparancy, increased output and headroom.
Premium options include:
Mercury Magnetics transformers— Celestion, Weber, Eminence or Jensen alnico speakers—Custom baffle and speaker configurations—Class “A” cathode biasing—Custom hardwood cabinets—NOS tubes—User adjustable bias pot and test points—Custom grill cloth—Custom requests?
*Please call or email for custom transformer and special request option pricing.
* All PreBS 15 and 20 models now come STANDARD with push-pull bright switch and negative feedback control! All PreBS- T5, T12, and PreBS 15 models come standard with progressive Off-Standby-On power switch.
*Push-pull mid-boost option on bass pot +$30
*User adjustable bias test points and trim pot option on rear panel +$75
* Cathode bias/fixed bias switch +$75
* Custom grill cloth +$50
* 3 position gain switch(T12) +$30
* “Inside Voice” attenuator switch(for 6V6 amps only) + $75
*Hand rubbed oil finished hardwood cab option:
PreBS T5 +$125, PreBS 15 +$175, PreBS 20 +$225, PreBS 40, T45 +$250
Build time generally varies between 6-12 weeks depending on model, parts availability, and workload. Contact us for current ETA.
A 50% deposit is required for custom orders with the balance due upon completion. I accept cash, Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, credit cards (through Square) and personal checks(if I know you!)
PreBS T5(Champ) $850 w/6″ 0r 8″ speaker
As basic as it gets. One pre-amp tube, one power tube, and one rectifier tube. The classic 5Watt 5F1 tweed Champ circuit with a few tweaks to enhance performance like; blackface spec power transformer for slightly higher plate voltage which = tighter crunch that stays together a bit better when cranked, our exclusive 3-way gain/character switch which simultaneously changes various pre-amp and negative feedback components to represent the various and constantly changing circuits of early tweed amps plus a “one louder” position for modern over the top overdrive tones, shielding on the rear panel for today’s cel phone environment, and 1/4″ speaker jack and plug to make plugging into another cab easy(do it! you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how this little amp can drive a big cab). Standard speaker for this model is the Warehouse Guitar Speaker 8GC(the perfect compliment). Plenty of great sounding, classic, and just plain fun tones for practice, recording, and moderate volume jams in one little box. Vintage and beyond!
PreBS T12(Deluxe) 6V6 version $1300 6L6/Mercury Mag option $1450
The Sweet version of the classic 12W cathode biased 5E3 Tweed Deluxe with progressive power/standby switch and 3-position gain switch. The gain switch makes it a much more versatile amp and tames the hair trigger volume controls and can keep it tight and bouncy even with high output pickups. Don’t worry, it still gets dirty as Neil Young in the barn! * Also available with the new “Inside Voice” attenuator switch for bedroom, studio, living room, and happy room mate/wife/mom volumes.
The heart and soul of Neil Young’s electric tones and makes for a great vintage platform for purists or pedal pushers alike. And no, I don’t offer this model with reverb! That defeats the whole tweed-short signal path vibe! Lol!
PreBS 15(Princeton Reverb) $1600 w/10″ 0r 12″ speaker
The traditional blackface Princeton Reverb but with a backbone and 12″ speaker option. A slightly stiffer power supply for more headroom, custom voicing for less mush, push-pull bright switch on the treble pot, negative feedback control, 3progressive power/standby switch, and an audio taper reverb pot for more gradual adjustment are just a few of the Sweet touches on this familiar but much more verstaile portable combo amp. Unlike the vintage originals, you can actually gig with this 15-18W combo!
PreBS 15+ (18-32W) $1725 w/10″ or 12″ speaker
$1825 Taller cabinet w/15″ speaker
The King of Princetons! Featuring custom transformers from Mercury Magnetics and all of the features of the PreBS 15. The + model can run with 6V6, 5881, or 6L6 power tubes with only a bias adjustment allowing for output power from 15W -36W. Dial in the perfect volume and tone for your gig or recording situation. This is the most popular Sweet model as it covers most any musical style and power requirements. Could be the last amp you ever need!
PreBS 20(Deluxe Reverb) $1675 w/12″ speaker $1795 w/2×10″ or 10″+12″ speaker
The classic blackface era Deluxe Reverb with the usual Sweet treatments. Slightly stiffer filtering for a bit more headroom and custom voicing for less mush/mud. These are especially versatile with the optional 10″ + 12″ baffle option. Mic either or both speakers to dial in the tone for the room or recording situation that you are in. The negative feedback control on the rear panel comes standard and allows you to dial in just the right amount of breakup. A very verstaile 20Watt combo for any rootsy style.
PreBS 20+(Deluxe Reverb w/6L6GCs) $1850 * w/12″ speaker
The PreBS 20 with upgraded Mercury Magnetics transformers to accommodate your choice of power tubes. Use 6V6, 5881, or 6L6s for 20- 36Watt output which brings it up to Vibrolux output level in a slightly smaller footprint! Available with a single 12″, 2 x 10″, or 1 x 10″ + 1 x 12″ speakers to cover Deluxe Reverb, Vibrolux Reverb, and Pro Reverb tones!
$1975 w/2×10″ or 10″+12″ speaker
Sansonic (PreBS 20+ special edition for Pat Sansone of Wilco and The Autumn Defense) $2095
Pat uses the Normal channel for Wurlitzer and the reverb/vibrato channel for guitars. I believe he also decided on a 5U4G rectifier and 6V6 power tubes for lower output and more sag as Wilco has been very volume conscious in recent years. Very versatile amp!
PreBS T35(Tweed Pro) 1×15 combo $1595
PreBS 40(Super Reverb) 4×10 combo $2025
PreBS T45(Tweed Bassman) $1725