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!

Double Six

“The (Watts) switch broke when I put the amp in a combo cabinet (from a Peavey Valveking) and placed it

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WF-55

“Here are some photos of my WF-55, now that I’ve finished the cabinet, and tweaked the amp a little. The

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WF-55

There are many small combo amps that make ideal donors for use with Amp Maker kits. This one looks and

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WF-55

“The amp was quick to build. The cab took me ages. It’s constructed from 18mm teak salvaged from the bottom

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SE-5a

Here’s a conversion of an old solid-state amp: the Marshall Lead 12 combo at the top of Brian’s 3-way stack

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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’s a Trainwreck Express circuit adapted for Russian 6N2P preamp valves and 6P1P, known as the Thrifty Wreck, found the

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P1800

“I don’t know if you remember but some time ago, last summer, I said I’d send you some photos of

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Other

When Andy built his PP-36 amp, he called it the Maztone Chief, so it seems quite right that his SL-18

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WF-55

“Just a note to say thanks for the kit. It was all too easy, your instructions were most excellent. Have

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N5X

Craig’s opted for a bent grille over the front, top and back of his N5X – a good option if

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SE-5a

Here’s another vote for red tolex, this time used in combination with contrasting black tolex for the cabinet’s front panel

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P1800

“Here’s the PP-18 I built about 18 months ago, finally finished in a mahogany cab with flame maple trim and

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P1800

Diego’s another first-time amp builder who also made the cabinets for his amp project – both head cabinet and the

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SE-5a

Here’s a great job on the classic combo cabinet, with a nice colour combination and the extra added touch of

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Double Six

“The Double Six is SIMPLY AMAZING. What a sound!!! Amazing with a Strat/Tele, breaks up nicely and the boost switch

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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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P1800

Proof that a logo can really help to finish off an amp, here’s Adam’s PP-18 in head format. The gold

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P1800

OK, I’ll admit that the idea of red tolex made me wonder, but there’s no doubting the drop-dead gorgeous result

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P1800

“I have attached some photos of the 18W which I built a while ago now. The cabinet is Mahogany and

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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 tweaked a two channel amp for my friend. See the prototype picture attached and the final enclosure: his own

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Scratchbuilt

“Some pictures of my 18 watt TMB Super Lite build, the first finished amp, front and back, and the second

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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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WF-55

As-standard, the Champ’s circuit is low gain. It growls with overdrive only when the amplifier’s Volume pot is wound up.

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P1800

Chris had previously built an SE-5a and ordered a PP-18 amp kit. Where the SE-5a combo cab he made was

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WF-55

“It took me a while to build the amp. Especially the woodwork, I was only able to do it on

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P1800

At www.18watt.com there are several simple gain mods for the 18W circuit. Jyrki had tried one of these: “I also

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P1800

“I finally managed to convert my 1940s Bush DAC90 valve radio into a PP-18. It’s fair to say it was

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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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N5X

“I am attaching a picture of the mostly finished cabinet build (still waiting on a jack plate for the speaker

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Double Six

Wim was the first customer to build the Double Six. “I’ve just finished the amp. Took me a while, waiting

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NoSo

“I recently purchased a NoSo one Plus kit from you and planned to build it into a beer keg to

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SE-5a

“Here’s a couple of pix of the amp! It sounds beautiful! Thanks for all your help over the last few

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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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SE-5a

Croc and lizard effect vinyls are quite rare over here, so I don’t see many Brit-built amps with it. Here’s

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P1800

“Amp is finished and installed in cabinet from Chris Uff. Just wanted to let you know that I am really

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Scratchbuilt

“The amp was in no way noisy. I used it for a lot of recording for this reason and never

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WF-55

  “Here’s a timelapse video of me building the WF-55 guitar amp with my own modifications: tone control, gain control,

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WF-55

“This has been my first start to finish amp build and as I intend to use the amp with a

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Scratchbuilt

“I have made a hybrid amp between PP-18 and P1800 into a very small old Dehay radio. Preamp section is

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SE-5a

“After about a week’s work spread over five months, I have finally completed my amp build. The cabinet is made

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P1800

A number of Amp Maker builders have opted for their own amp branding; Angelo went for ‘A G Electric’ on

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NoSo

“I built my NoSo amp, housed in an old Sony speaker. The guitar input goes where the top speaker used

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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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Double Six

“Thanks for your advice on Friday regarding grounding testing on my new Double Six build. I completed the Final Testing

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N5X

“I have now finished my N5X, it was great fun. And I just want to thank you, for a great

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N5X

Mark overcame the standard layout of the N5X (which is a chassis that would normally sit valves-upwards) for his combo,

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SE-5a

Rab wanted to make a combo cab where the controls were at the front – i.e. with the chassis suspended

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P1800

I like to see attention to detail, and this amp has it in abundance: the wiring layout is text-book and

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SE-5a

For a home-only amp, it’s possible to forego the cabinet, as Dale has done here. He’s added a ‘roll cage’

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WF-55

“This makes an impressive noise through this old Danelectro speaker. It’s currently running with no negative feedback but I’ll be

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Double Six

“Amp is great. I finished building a Head shell for it, finger jointed pine with figured mahogany panels front and

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Scratchbuilt

David from Brazil scratchbuilt a Champ using the WF-55 manual as his build guide. “Hi Barry. This is the guy

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Scratchbuilt

“Here are some pics of my Princeton, I finished it yesterday. Built with your PTFE board and turrets. She sounds

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SE-5a

“I’ve been busy working on the amp, a 1×12 combo cabinet – and then figured what the hell, I’ll build

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Double Six

“Barry, just wanted to let you know how much I’ve been enjoying my little Double Six. Finally got around to

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N5X

“I shared with you some pictures of the WF-55 I built last year. Great amp! I then built a N5X,

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