Richard Powell’s unique SE-5a

Rich’s build went well, except for a bad cap. “Great news, we’re there. I’ve just completed that final check and, with the 500pF removed, all is noiseless and the volume range is as expected. I think the amp is actually louder without the tone stack and had a nice sound when I was showing it off to a fellow guitarist last night. So a future mod I may do is to have the entire stack switchable in/out… but that’s a way off yet and may never happen…”

“Have sent a few shots of it in the case I knocked up. I’ve made another case which I’m going to cover in red leatherette material when I can source a nice piece and the amp will slot into either depending whether I feel retro or not “