I’m a pickup nut first and foremost, but I’ve always been passionate about amps, particularly Standels, as their best examples rival the best classics, and only remain obscure on our collective “tone radar” because the originals are so obscure themselves.
I’ve moonlighted making Standel-inspired amps since 2006, with the intention of capturing the elusive sound, but now I offer truly custom versions that capture the look as well, with my own spin, for those who want something truly unique.
I offer two models that represent what I believe to be the best amps that Standel made, and are drawn from amps in my collection, with my own Standel-inspired tweaks to dial them in for today’s tastes. Pedigree aside, one listen and I think you’ll agree that these are great sounds that can hang with the best classics.
Cab: 3/4” pine ply cab, dovetailed joinery, 1/2” birch baffle. Made “in house”.
Chassis: USA-made, brushed 16-gauge steel, zinc plating, with wood block end pieces for some period correct fun.
Parts: Vishay or Sprague Polyester and Polypropylene caps, Xicon Carbon Film resistors, Vishay and Mojotone filter caps. Solid core wire. Hammond or Heyboer North American-made transformers. Switchcraft jacks and switches, Alpha pots. Anodized aluminum trim. Metal photo Military style back emblems, clear plexi front panel, with luminous letters.
*** I use the highest grade components for the best tone, performance, and longevity, however, I can accommodate nearly any request for preferred brands of components at customer cost.
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