Tag Archives: hand wired amp

PreBS 20+ Cherry cab

Fresh off the bench, this PreBS 20+ is extra Sweet with top of the line Mercury Magnetics trannies, solid cherry cab with dovetail joints and hand rubbed oil/urethane finish. This time around I went with a traditional 1×12 baffle featuring … Continue reading

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PreBS TT40

The first Sweet Low Power Tweed Twin build is completed! This is one of the most unique and  interesting Fender tweed era models with dual rectifier tubes, a unique pre-amp circuit, cathodyne phase inverter(like tweed Bandmaster and Princeton Reverb),  and … Continue reading

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PreBS 20+ Cherry

Another gorgeous cherrywood cab with hand rubbed oil finish built by my dad in Pennsylvania! This one has all of the usual features plus user adjustable bias on the rear panel. Just set your meter to the mV scale, attatch … 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 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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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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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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Sugar Baby

The first Sweet amp with cascading gain stages is here! First in the new “Sugar family” amp line is the Sugar Baby. Dial in just the right amount of breakup at just the right volume. Cleans up like a Fender … Continue reading

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PreBS T5-6 Alligator

The latest PreBS T5-6 just shipped out to http://brianhowardguitars.com/ and will hopefully be used to demo his hand crafted guitars and repairs. This one features a 6″ Jensen alnico speaker, NOS 5V4G rectifier, Jupiter coupling caps, and a 3 position … Continue reading

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