Custom Modifications for your existing amp, complete CUSTOM CLONE
Modifications can be done to actually change your circuit into a
completely different amplifier.
We have complete
circuit specs for many Vintage, Custom and Boutique amplifiers that are on the
market, as well as many Production Amp Lines that are no longer being
Something as simple
as a Fender Bassman or Bandmaster head could be converted into earlier Vintage
circuit specs...or...into one of the many current Boutique amp circuits that
are selling for $3500 to $10,000.
Most of the highly
desirable Boutique and Custom amps, are really copies or variations based
on typical Class A or Class AB circuits found in common Fender, Marshall or
Vox amps. Most of the front end preamp stages are also very similar in
design to many of the circuits typically found in 50's and 60's guitar amp
Most tube amps are
made up of very similar components with slightly different values.
The trick...is in choosing the correct values and types, and then
connecting them in the proper order.
In Reality ...
There is no Magic involved
There are no Secret Components
There is no Mystic Mojo
Your current tube amp
probably has all of the basic components that are needed to get those Vintage
and Custom sounds.
You do have to start
with a unit that has all of the basic components. The chassis does not
need to have..exact..but..similar..transformers, and provide a
"similar" voltage and power supply.
If the circuit that you are Cloning calls for a Rectifier Tube in the power supply...then
your Clone circuit would benefit from also having a tube rectifier.
If your amp was, instead, set up with Diode Rectifiers like a Fender Bassman
or a Marshall, it is not a real problem. The Clone circuit would still
sound the same, just a bit louder and tighter.
Most Fender Bassman
or Bandmaster heads are a good choice for Cloning, and can be turned into many
of the high-priced Custom or Boutique amps that are out today.
Silver Face amps... Dual Showman... Twin Reverb... Bandmaster... Pro Reverb... etc.,
ones that are not particularly collectible, or maybe a little trashed, are
also good choices for Cloning. Earlier Pre-JCM900 Marshalls...Laney...Traynor...and others could
all be good possibilities, too.
Due to different
circuit requests and variations, each CUSTOM CLONE is individually priced
and will depend
on a variety of things including:
generally start at $650 labor for designing complete Clone Circuits.
Please contact us with specific requirements for the sound that you are
option would be CLONE HYBRIDS.
Because most Tube
Amplifiers are so similar, it is possible to incorporate only a
"portion" of a vintage or Boutique amp circuit...into your existing amp.
combinations are only limited by your imagination.
Maybe..one style of
preamp stage in your left channel and then the stock preamp, or another completely
different style preamp, for your right channel.
Then...add Reverb or
Vibrato if you like. Or, perhaps, choose a Class A or Class AB output
stage that suites you best.
generally start at $250 labor for adding portions of custom circuits.
Please contact us with specific requests and options.