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

No, it’s not a B+W photo! 🙂 Although it does look like it. Kirk has matched the SE-5a’s silver aluminium

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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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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

Take one SE-5a amp, a G12H, some wood, and voila! Chris: “I made a case using the 1×12 18watt measurements

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N5X

“Thought you’d like to see my completed N5X. Sounds GREAT!”

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WF-55

“Barry, here’s my finished amp, I’ve already used it at an open mic and in church, it really cuts through

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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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WF-55

“Hoping that this finds you well and that you’re having a constructive sabbatical. Enclosed a couple of pics of my

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Scratchbuilt

“I don’t know if you remember but some time ago I said I’d send you some photos of your amps

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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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WF-55

Mick’s first WF-55 was in a blue cabinet shown earlier in this gallery, and I persuaded Mick to sell me

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Scratchbuilt

“Well, here is my latest amp and cabinet. I can’t claim it as one of your kits but it does

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WF-55

Tim opted to house his WF-55 in a conventional tweed-covered combo cabinet. “I was crazy busy at work and ended

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WF-55

“Thanks for the parts that you sent. I read the comments regarding static damaging the MOSFET so I kept in

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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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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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SE-5a

Actually, if you look closely it’s not curved, but the combination of the radii on the blonde wood makes it

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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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N5X

“Many thanks again for a great kit which I enjoyed building and is sounding great! “I have attached a couple

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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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NoSo

“Here are a few pictures. I found an old radio speaker cabinet , and added a few retro touches. The

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P1800

This is as unique as it is wacky: an amp covered in denim instead of tolex. Well, if tweed’s good

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SE-5a

Got to confess that I’m always a secretly jealous of people with the skills and finesse for luthiery! Here’s another

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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

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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Other

Another Kiwi build here: “Gidday Barry, I thought I’d like to let you know how happy I am with my

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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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WF-55

“The amp is pretty much standard bar the 470nF cap on the cathode of V1a. The only other change is

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P1800

“The handle of my amp arrived yesterday. Now my combo is ready to use on stage. I added a 2W/18W

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Other

“Just wanted to send a picture of the SL-18 with 12-inch Heritage Celestion Speaker cab, both from Chris Uff, so

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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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P1800

Jonas has completed his 18W amp in both PP-18 and SL-18 forms. “The cabinet (inspired by the Marshall smallbox) was

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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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WF-55

Stanislav opted for the Basic version of the kit (no chassis or faceplate) to suit his choice of small Fender-style

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SE-5a

I love the steer skull ornament on Emmanuel’s SE-5a (a plastic toy or perhaps the world’s smallest steer…?). Look along

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Scratchbuilt

“I’ve attached some photos of an outboard valve pedal I am prototyping, based on the Vox Top Boost pre-amp circuit.

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WF-55

“I completed my amp yesterday and thought I’d pass along a few pictures! I decided to go with making a

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WF-55

“I thought you would be interested in this post on the BYOC forum about my WF-55 build: (link gone!) “I’m

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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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SE-5a

“As you can see the amp has been in regular use at practice and live gigs,in and out of motors

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N5X

“I recently built an N5X kit with a combo cabinet from Chris Uff, and I’m enjoying the new amp immensely.

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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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SE-5a

“Here’s the pix. SE-5a White Lightning, pretty cool. Everything matches my existing Hotrod White Lightning stack. I got the white

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WF-55

“I’m loving playing the WF-55. It’s a great little amp and just perfect for playing at home and not disturbing

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SE-5a

    “It must be 2 years since I bought the kit. Always trying to find the time… Eventually I

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Other

“Here’s a photo of my happy 36 watter and its 15in Weber blue dog speaker. I used 12AU7s in preamp

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Double Six

“My head I showed you is actually a bed… It is or was a mango wood bed, that me and

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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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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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N5X

“I’ve attached a photo of my fully completed N5X amplifier. I built the cabinet from pine furniture board using finger

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Scratchbuilt

“I built an amp for my son for Christmas using parts ordered from you. The amp is based on your

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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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SE-5a

“I used SE-5a kit and added VVR circuit for power control. To highlight the number 5 (and to play with

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WF-55

“Sweet Tweed. With mute, tone control, negative feedback defeat and cathode bypass caps (22uF/none and .68uF on V1).”

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WF-55

“I finished my take on a Champ combo today and I’m loving how this thing sounds. So far I’ve added

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Scratchbuilt

Not every Amp Maker customer is a distortion-hungry guitarist. The same valves and components can be turned to more peaceful

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Scratchbuilt

I love seeing projects like this (while not being keen to do it myself!). Check out the ‘Junior Pilot’ badge

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P1800

“Here’s a pic and demo of the pp-18 we just finished today… My friend Matt who helped build it has

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