Customer amp gallery

Ideas. Inspiration. Weird. Wonderful.
Guitar amplifiers of every size and colour.

NOTE: the customer amplifiers shown below are a random selection from hundreds in the database. Refresh this page to see a new random batch and don’t forget to bookmark any that you might want to have another look at!

SE-5a

“I just finished my SE-5a which I bought a couple of weeks ago. I decided to make a head and

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P1800

Like many customers wondering about the classic Dominator/18W circuit, Martin wasn’t sure if he’d miss the Treble, Middle and Bass

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Other

“Hope all is well. Am uploading pix of the facelift: new grille cloth and an accompanying bass cab. (Anyone who

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P1800

“I’ve completed the 2×12 cab to match the head cab that Chris made (And although I say it myself, I

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WF-55

The Champ circuit is super-easy to mod, and taking advantage of the pre-drilled holes in the WF-55’s front panel, Ian

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P1800

Who needs tolex? For his combo cab, Kevin cleaned up some old floorboards (!) and finished them natural. There’s some

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SE-5a

“I got in contact with Chris and he built me a Chunky Combo in black with white piping – see

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SE-5a

Here’s another solid-state amp that’s had its unloved innards removed and an SE-5a circuit added. Joel’s donor was a Rickenbacker

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N5X

“I just completed the cabinet for the N5X yesterday morning and thought I would send you a picture of it

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P1800

“I originally found your site (highly recommended all over the internet- no doubt you are aware) a few years ago

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Scratchbuilt

“I bought a Double Six power transformer and a Double Six output transformer, and I used the Double Six schematic

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Double Six

“I have completed the build of the Double Six, only took a day for the amp and another for the

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P1800

“Just finished my build, and I am ecstatic! Awesome kit, won’t be the last, I already have friends asking for

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N5X

“I hope all is well. Just thought I’d share a couple of pics of my amp build. It’s pine furniture

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N5X

“Here’s the N5X – Buzz is almost undetectable at full VCB, full gain and full volume with the bypass switch

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SE-5a

A classic combo style in an eye-catching colour combination. Ricardo has used a smooth red levant/rexine style covering, with white

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Scratchbuilt

“I just thought I’d let you know I recently finished an amp based on the tweed Fender Champ (specifically the

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WF-55

Colin chose an old Epiphone Valve Jr combo for his WF-55. “The amp sounds great, far better than the Epi

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SE-5a

“I send you some pictures of the amp finished, you can publish them if you want. It is a 2×12

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N5X

Jean-Loup dispensed with the chassis and panels that came with his N5X amp kit and built the amplifier into an

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P1800

“Last year I built a P1800, which is now back in its original state again. All trials for modifications did

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WF-55

“Kit arrived yesterday, everything is perfect and I’ve managed to get all the hardware mounted into the donor chassis. Because

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SE-5a

Another approach to combo styling; John went for the chunkier late-’70s styling and used Marshall-style large chequerboard grille cloth to

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Scratchbuilt

“I’’ve been collecting images and descriptions for your gallery. Only Donna-Lee (#0003) has really benefited from parts, but boy, has

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P1800

  “Really pleased with the result! Christened her the ‘Dumb Blonde’ due to her modest complement of knobs! The Cab

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Scratchbuilt

“I thought you might be interested in this. I used the transformers I recently purchased from you for this build.

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P1800

“I recently finished your P1800 kit and it sounds great! Having only soldered some XLR cables in the past, I

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P1800

“Just a little picture of my finished amp. I had the cabinet made by Chris, it is in Elephant Blue

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Other

Here’s a much-modified SL-18. “The amp is familiarly referred to as the ‘Norah Batty’ for obvious reasons.” (For viewers from

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SE-5a

“I bought an SE-5 kit from you nearly a year and a half ago. I had it built within a

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P1800

“I got for the first time 3 of my amps together so I took some photos. The one in front

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Double Six

“Just finished the amp kit build, it is truly a thing of beauty. Just got a cab to build now!

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P1800

“Just sending you a couple of pictures of my finished PP-18 amp. My cab is made out of plywood and

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WF-55

“I have now added a tone circuit to the amp, a switchable R3 resistor which gives a little more brightness

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Scratchbuilt

“I love my 5watt high gain monster. I decided to build a wedge…why? It just made sense, my main amp

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P1800

“Here are some preliminary pictures of my PP-18. Thank you again for offering such a nice and well documented kit.

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SE-5a

“Just thought that I would give you an update, I have now finished building a case, photos attached. I decided

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SE-5a

Mike wanted a ‘small combo’ to make a portable amp for his guitar-playing son, and chose an SE-5a amp kit.

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SE-5a

“It’s finished! And it sounds great, I’m so pleased with it! Cab was a self build and my first ever

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P1800

“Firstly I just wanted to apologise for ordering all the parts for a p1800 kit even though you’re not selling

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Scratchbuilt

“It is a tight fit. It’s a two channel, 100W 4xEL34 head; a Carvin Legacy 1 (Steve Vai signature amp)

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“I have included my amp pics that you can include in gallery if you wish. It’s based on a DR

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WF-55

Peter wanted a WF-55 combo, but with the valves pointing down instead of forwards. So he did a bit of

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Other

“The switch where the neon would normally be is a dummy switch. I installed it because the LEDs are doing

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WF-55

“Received it today, smuggled into basement, beer can opened, solderstation powered on 🙂 All good! “Finally finished the amp off.

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SE-5a

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, something drops into my Inbox and proves I haven’t. “As you can

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WF-55

“I just wanted to get back to you with some feedback now I’ve been living with my WF-55 for a

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WF-55

“I built a WF-55 kit some years ago. Finally it’s completely finished, in a combo which I built with a

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N5X

“Here comes my humble contribution to your customer amp gallery with the N5X amp which I have now finished. Again

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P1800

“I finished my PP-18 a couple of months ago. I’ve played maybe ten gigs with it and used it for

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WF-55

Giovanni must have something of an orange tolex fixation, having previously ordered an orange tolex cabinet for his PP-18. The

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Double Six

“Hi Barry. I built my ‘Double Six’ a little while ago, and have used it with both the 6V6 and

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P1800

Some guitarists really love the 18Wer’s tone. Dominic must be one of the biggest fans: “Have built three PP-18s now,

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P1800

“I’ve been meaning to email you for ages. I absolutely love the P1800. So much so that my SE-5a is

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WF-55

“Finally I have got the WF-55 ready to go. Here are some pics. You maybe better put your sunglasses on

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N5X

“All finished today.  The amp combo performs beautifully and joins the WF-55 combo I built last year.   They are

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P1800

Lars used the PP-18 as the basis for his ultra-compact 2-channel combo. There’s enough juice available from the PP-18’s power

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Scratchbuilt

The FireFly project was a very popular build at www.ax84.com (which became https://perpetualinnovation.us/MyBBDir/ some years ago). Andy used the Amp

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P1800

A number of 18W amp builders have wanted the amp’s natural overdrive tone at lower room levels. By far the

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