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Amp Maker closed

For personal reasons, I am closing the Amp Maker shop. This will be for an indefinite period.

 

No orders can be placed, but I will support existing customers for technical support by email.

Summer 2023

I am taking a 14 day holiday from Sept 13th – 27th. The webiste will remain open for taking orders, and they will start shipping from the 27th.

Note: some parts are still in short supply – especially valves – and some suppliers are working on much longer lead times than previously.

So, from time to time, there will be some interruptions in amp kit availability. Please keep an eye on each kit’s web page for detailed updates.

Spring 2023 closure

Amp Maker is closed between the 17th March and 22nd May. I am taking a break for Spring (so apologies for late replies to any emails). I am also finalising the updates for the 18W amp kit which has been delayed while I found time to tweak the circuit. Ordering is suspended until the shop reopens.

Status

Oct 5th: For personal reasons, I am closing Amp Maker indefinitely. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Parts shortages – valves

Due to the Russian war in Ukraine, and the sanctions that have followed, the global market for valves is disrupted. Unfortunately, I have had to temporarily remove the valves from sale with the kits. You can still buy the kits without valves and source valves yourself. Each type (ECC83, EL84 and 6V6) is interchangeable between different brands with no need to adjust bias, so the testing and tone will be the same. This is a great time to try old/vintage valves. Check Ebay listings and other marketplaces.

Valve availability

April 2022: Due to the Russian war in Ukraine, and the sanctions that have followed, the global market for valves is disrupted. Unfortunately, I have had to temporarily remove the valves from sale with the kits. You can still buy the kits without valves and source valves yourself. Each type (ECC83, EL84 and 6V6) is interchangeable between different brands with no need to adjust bias, so the testing and tone will be the same. This is a great time to try old/vintage valves. Check Ebay listings and other marketplaces.

The images below show a few amplifiers picked at random from the Customer Amp Gallery. Click any of them to read more.

Scratchbuilt

“Many thanks for the swift dispatch, order safely received today. I’d accidentally

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WF-55

“The cab is pine with mock alligator Tolex. The amp face plate

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P1800

“Will send some pictures, guaranteed you will be impressed,” said Harvey’s email.

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SE-5a

“Just wanted to say that I’m delighted with the end result. Looks

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