Gary’s SE-5a tweaking

For most customers, the amp kits are built and kept standard, but the great thing about valve amps is that they’re so easy to tweak. Gary even tweaked the look of his chassis, getting it powder-coated in black – if you’re doing something like this, obviously you’ve got to plan it from the beginning. In addition to the amp cosmetics, Gary later tweaked the tone, adding an extra valve for more gain.