Chris’ SE-5a head

Here’s another builder using car model lettering to create a logo. In this case, Chris found the ‘CKS’ letters at a car badge shop on Ebay, and – by accident or design – the colours perfectly match the red tolex of the cab covering. “I attached the steel front panel with high strength cabinet magnets …

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Robert’s SE-5a combo

Like many amateur cabinet makers, Robert found that getting the right wood is difficult. “I got some pine board from B&Q but it was a bit curved, so I ended up with laminated spruce furniture board from Homebase.” Despite this Robert persevered and taught himself how to use a dovetail jig and router. “One weekend …

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Andy’s Tweed mini-stack

It’s amazing how a few cosmetic choices can give an amp a different character. Andy had a Tweed-covered speaker cabinet and decided to do a matching SE-5a head. So his front panel is cream-on-brown with cream chickenhead knobs instead of the SE-5a’s standard black and gold livery. It’s really effective – one of my own …

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