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 version has a 6″ Weber signature speaker. There will be a 10″ version too very soon for comparison demos. All PreBS T5s now feature my exclusive 3-way gain/character switch for a much more versatile and fun Champ style amp. Stop by Chicago Fret Works for a demo!

$775 Aligator 8″  $800 Stripe 6″

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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, more headroom, and more harmonic overtones when pushed, especially with the feedback knob cranked. It’s just hard to imagine a senario where this amp wouldn’t excell. Use 6V6(18W) or 6L6(36W) power tubes to dial it in for your particular volume and tone preferences. Right at home with blues, country, surf, jazz, rock, and ? Portable powerful perfect tone!


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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. Traditional tone in a solid, hand wired, all new build. Ready for action!

Nick Moss (@nickmossblues) • Instagram photos and videos


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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!


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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 transformers, this 130W head gets down. I mean juicy low frequncies that you can feel. Thanks Mike for getting the bass ball rolling! Next one will be bigger yet. You can never have too much headroom for bass!

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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; all tube point to point wiring, choke filtering, full sized reverb tank, pull- bright on the treble pot, and a negative feedback pot on the rear panel to dial in the right amount of break up and harmonic content.  18W output from a pair of Tung-Sol 6V6s make this the perfect bedroom, rehersal, studio, and giging combo!


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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 guitar textures. A true proffessional and a pleasure to work with!

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PreBS 15+

The latest PreBS 15+ completed and out the door! Vintage on the outside but built for the ages.  A Blackface style combo with more…everything! 6V6 or 6L6 output tubes, 12″ Mojotone BV-30H 12″ speaker, push-pull bright, midboost, and feedback controls give this Princeton style amp traditional tones plus more versatility and the ability to keep up with a drummer in live situations.

As one of my recent clients put it, “this is all you need, man!”


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PreBS T6 Solid Cherry

Just fininshed this PreBS T6 collaboration with my dad. He built the cab from solid cherry wood and gave it a hand rubbed oil finish. Looks as good as the Shaker style furniture that he builds! It’s my version of a Tweed Princeton but with a 10″ speaker and a 3-way gain/character switch for a versatile little practice and recording rig.     SOLD!

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PreBS 15+ Cocoa Levant

Another PreBS 15+ completed, this time in cocoa levant tolex with cane grillcloth. It’s got oversized Mercury Magnetics transformers for 6V6 or 6L6 power tubes, push-pull bright and mid-boost, negative feedback control and a super clean neo Jensen Tornado(in disguise with alnico bell cover).


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