Paul Costello’s 1×12 SE-5 combo

“After about a week’s work spread over five months, I have finally completed my amp build. The cabinet is made from MDF, 42x52x25cm (HWD). The 12” speaker is a Fane reclaimed from a 1970s Hiwatt amp, purchased for £15 on eBay. The finish is Crown Gloss Paint (Country Beige) applied with a roller. With the cloth and handle I purchased online, it has turned out to be quite a pretty amp.”

“The sound is well above expectations; beautiful valve tone and surprisingly loud when cranked. I am tempted to mic it up at my next gig with my soul band and see what happens. Thanks for your advice during the build. I will be sure to recommend your product to others and would like to try one of the larger projects in the future (if I can get clearance from my better half).”